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Rees, Ennis

Overview
Works: 58 works in 143 publications in 1 language and 7,813 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Illustrations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Textbooks  Gazetteers  Portraits 
Roles: Translator, Performer, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.1
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Publications about Ennis Rees
Publications by Ennis Rees
Publications by Ennis Rees, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Ennis Rees
 
Most widely held works by Ennis Rees
The tragedies of George Chapman: Renaissance ethics in action by Ennis Rees( Book )
16 editions published between 1951 and 1979 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
Fables from Aesop by Ennis Rees( Book )
7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
Brer Rabbit and his tricks by Ennis Rees( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Rhymed versions of "Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby," "Winnianimus Grass," and "Hello House," first collected by J.C. Harris
The Iliad by Homer( Book )
7 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
The Iliad, by Homer, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.The epic song of Ilion (an old name for Troy), The Iliad recreates a few dramatic weeks near the end of the fabled Trojan War, ending with the funeral of Hector, defender of the doomed city. Through its majestic verses stride the fabled heroes Priam, Hector, Paris, and Aeneas for Troy; Achilles, Ajax, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Patroclus, and Odysseus for the Greeks; and the beautiful Helen, over whom the longstanding war has been waged. Never far from the center of the story are the quarreling gods: Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite.The Iliad is the oldest Greek poem and perhaps the best-known epic in Western literature, and has inspired countless works of art throughout its long history. An assemblage of stories and legends shaped into a compelling single narrative, The Iliad was probably recited orally by bards for generations before being written down in the eighth century B.C. A beloved fixture of early Greek culture, the poem found eager new audiences when it was translated into many languages during the Renaissance. Its themes of honor, power, status, heroism, and the whims of the gods have ensured its enduring popularity and immeasurable cultural influence.Bruce M. King studied at the University of Chicago, and has taught classics and humanities at Columbia University, Reed College, and the University of Chicago. Recently a Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies, King focuses on archaic and classical Greek literature and philosophy. He is currently a Blegen Research Fellow at Vassar College
Fast Freddie Frog and other tongue-twister rhymes by Ennis Rees( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
A collection of hard-to-say humorous rhymes, accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations
More of Brer Rabbit's tricks by Ennis Rees( Book )
4 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
A retelling in rhymed text and illustrations of three tales about the antics of Brer Rabbit and his friends
Riddles, riddles everywhere by Ennis Rees( Book )
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
"Poet and translator Edward McCrorie now opens new territory in this rendition, which captures the spare, powerful tone of Homer's epic while engaging contemporary readers with its brisk pace, idiomatic language, and lively characterization. McCrorie closely reproduces the Greek metrical patterns and employs a diction and syntax that reflects the plain, at times stark, quality of Homer's lines rather than later English poetic styles. Avoiding both the stiffness of word-for-word literalism and the exaggeration and distortion of free adaptation, this translation evokes the ancient sound and sense of the poem. McCrorie's is truly an Odyssey for the twenty-first century."
Pun fun by Ennis Rees( Book )
3 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
The Iliad by Homer( Book )
10 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 libraries worldwide
A new translation of the classic tale of the heroes and gods who fought the Trojan War
Lions and lobsters and foxes and frogs : fables from Aesop by Ennis Rees( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Verse versions of fables reprinted from the author's Fables from Aesop
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 libraries worldwide
This sequel to the "Iliad" narrates the ten years' adventures of Ulysses during his return journey from Troy to his own kingdom, the island of Ithaca
The song of Paul Bunyan & Tony Beaver by Ennis Rees( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
The amazing adventures of the two legendary heroes told in free verse
The little Greek alphabet book by Ennis Rees( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Each letter of the Greek alphabet from alpha to omega is presented in rhyme
Poems by Ennis Rees( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Potato talk by Ennis Rees( Book )
2 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
The mayor didn't believe any of the stories about the talking inanimate objects but his chair found them very amusing
Selected poems by Ennis Rees( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Gillygaloos and gollywhoppers: tall tales about mythical monsters by Ennis Rees( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Rhymes relate the odd characteristics of creatures from American tall tales, such as the Gollywhopper with eggs weighing a ton and the Whiffle Bird that flies backward
Tiny tall tales by Ennis Rees( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
"Most of the rhymes in this book derive from tall tales. . . . Known to folklorists as 'Jonathanisms,' these brief sayings. . . enabled the early American to celebrate himself and his country at the same time as he satirized both, and to kid the stranger even as he richly entertained him." The author
Windwagon Smith. by Ennis Rees( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
A retelling of a tall tale based on a story, possibly true, of an 1853 incident in Westport, Missouri, now a part of Kansas City. Windwagon Smith had the idea of putting sails on covered wagons so they wouldn't need to be pulled by horses
 
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