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Fenton, James 1949-

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Works: 186 works in 650 publications in 5 languages and 15,186 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Biography  Original cast recordings  Operas  Live sound recordings  Musicals  Drama 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Lyricist, Translator, Editor, Other, Collaborator, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Les misérables : a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg( score )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 libraries worldwide
Selectie van songs uit de gelijknamige musical
An introduction to English poetry by James Fenton( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 825 libraries worldwide
An introduction to poetry makes use of prisoner's work songs, Broadway show tunes, and the cries of street vendors to introduce readers to the rhythms of poetry
The strength of poetry by James Fenton( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
"Why should a poet feel the need to be original? How does genius apprentice itself? What connections exist between bad thinking and bad verse, or good verse and bad politics? In these sharp-eyed critiques and appreciations of the essential poets of our time, Whitbread Prize-winner James Fenton examines some of the most intriguing questions behind the making of poetry - questions of creativity and the "earning" of success, of judgment, tutorage, rivalry, and ambition." "In these lectures, many of which appeared in The New York Review of Books, Fenton makes sense of the last century in poetry, and he explores its antecedents and legacies with the lucidity, wit, and gusto that have made him famous."--Jacket
Leonardo's nephew : essays on art and artist by James Fenton( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
"James Fenton, one of England's most gifted poets, has in recent years been looking closely at works of art and writing incisively and inventively about them and their creators. Leonardo's Nephew collects fifteen pieces, most originally published in The New York Review of Books, in which he discusses a wide range of painting and sculpture, from the mummy portraits of ancient Egypt and the few surviving works of the fifteenth-century sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio to Seurat's bathers in the Seine, the boxes of Joseph Cornell, and the works of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns."--Jacket
Les misérables : original Broadway cast recording by Victor Hugo( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Les Miserables, a special concert event was held at London's Royal Albert Hall. This two-disc set captures all the magical moments from this 1995 event
Children in exile : poems 1968-1984 by James Fenton( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
5 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
The subject cannot fail!' exulted Verdi, when recommending Victor Hugo's play Le Roi s'amuse to his librettist. But the censors made every effort to stop it, and the baritone was not easily convinced that a hunchback role would suit him. Jonathan Keates gives a vivid insight into the composition of a masterpiece. Verdi long afterwards thought it his best work, and Roger Parker explains why. Peter Nichols, author of several bestselling books in Italy, picks out some of the peculiarly Italian attitudes and characters in the opera which make it timeless - and incredibly modern
Out of danger by James Fenton( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 libraries worldwide
A wry collection of poems in three parts, one of which is devoted to the dangers of love and the love of danger. A sample: "Beauty, danger and dismay / Met me on the public way. / Whichever I chose, I chose dismay." The other two parts comprise songs on political violence. By the author of Children in Exile
A Garden from a hundred packets of seed by James Fenton( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Shows both novice and expert gardeners alike how to think their way to creating a visually stunning garden with one hundred plants grown from seed, including clinging vines, colorful flowers, and tropical species
The Haroun songbook by Charles Wuorinen( file )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
School of genius : a history of the Royal Academy of Arts by James Fenton( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
"Since its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy has been the theatre on whose broad stage the triumphs, tragedies, sensations and scandals of the British art world have been enacted. This book is a meticulously researched and highly illustrated portrait of those who have played a part in the institution's development from its inception to the present day." "Through interviews with Senior Academicians and unlimited access to the unexplored secrets of the Royal Academy's library and archive, James Fenton examines the many sides of this unique organisation with erudition and candour."--BOOK JACKET
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original
The new Faber book of love poems ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
"The New Faber Book of Love Poems is selected and introduced by James Fenton, a Whitebread-winning poet, rightly praised for his own love poetry. Organised according to poets, rather than subjects, the edition celebrated love poetry originating in the English language, from the sixteenth century to the present day. the classics and favourites are here in force, as are blues lyrics, American folk poetry, Elizabethan lyrics, Broadway songs and a full range of poetic styles from the aristocratic to the popular. There are poems by men about women, women about men, men about men and women about women. Emineently engaging, deeply affecting, The New Faber Book of Love Poems presents some of the most emotive and memorable lyric poems ever written in the English language."--Jacket
Ashberyana : Praegustatum ; Fenton songs I ; Fenton songs II ; Ave Christe of Josquin ; Josquiniana by Charles Wuorinen( file )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Cambodian witness : an autobiography of Someth May by Someth May( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
The Khmer Rouge, who took over Cambodia in 1975, killed off all educated people, establishing a system in which city life was abandoned, money abolished, and death a daily event. This book is an eye-witness account of one family's experience in that process. It begins with Someth May's childhood in the comparatively peaceful Sihanouk era--a world of Buddhist monks, magicians and corrupt politicians. Someth May's family numbered fourteen when it left the fallen city of Phnom Penh. Only four of those survived the rule of the Khmer Rouge
The memory of war : poems, 1968-1982 by James Fenton( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Cameron Mackintosh presents Les misérables : original Broadway cast recording by Claude-Michel Schönberg( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
The original Michael Frayn : satirical essays by Michael Frayn( Book )
16 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Selected poems by D. H Lawrence( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
A selection of poems that include the author's early, rhyming works in "Love, Poems and Others" (1913) through the free verse found in "Birds, Beasts and Flowers" (1923)
 
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Alternative Names
Fenton, James
James Fenton Brits dichter
James Fenton englischer Dichter, Kritiker und Journalist
ג'יימס פנטון
ג'יימס פנטון סופר בריטי
Languages
English (252)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (2)
Dutch (2)
French (1)
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