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Krisak, Len 1948-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 53 publications in 3 languages and 2,515 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Love poetry  Elegies  Lyric poetry  Elegiac poetry, Latin  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic poetry, Latin  History  Sources  Software 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA6395, 874.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Len Krisak
Virgil's Eclogues by Virgil( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publius Vergilius Maro (70-19 B.C.), known in English as Virgil, was perhaps the single greatest poet of the Roman empire, a friend to the emperor Augustus and the beneficiary of wealthy and powerful patrons. Most famous for his epic of the founding of Rome, the Aeneid, he wrote two other collections of poems: the Georgics and the Bucolics, or Eclogues. The Eclogues were Virgil's first published poems. Ancient sources say that he spent three years composing and revising them at about the age of thirty. Though these poems begin a sequence that continues with the Georgics and culminates in the Aeneid, they are no less elegant in style or less profound in insight than the later, more extensive works. These intricate and highly polished variations on the idea of the pastoral poem, as practiced by earlier Greek poets, mix political, social, historical, artistic, and moral commentary in musical Latin that exerted a profound influence on subsequent Western poetry
The loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of love by Ovid( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most sophisticated and daring poetic ironist of the early Roman Empire, Publius Ovidius Naso, is perhaps best known for his oft-imitated Metamorphoses. But the Roman poet also wrote lively and lewd verse on the subjects of love, sex, marriage, and adultery--a playful parody of the earnest erotic poetry traditions established by his literary ancestors. The Amores, Ovid's first completed book of poetry, explores the conventional mode of erotic elegy with some subversive and silly twists: the poetic narrator sets up a lyrical altar to an unattainable woman only to knock it down by poking fun at her imperfections. Ars Amatoria takes the form of didactic verse in which a purportedly mature and experienced narrator instructs men and women alike on how to best play their hands at the long con of love. Ovid's Erotic Poems offers a modern English translation of the Amores and Ars Amatoria that retains the irreverent wit and verve of the original. Award-winning poet Len Krisak captures the music of Ovid's richly textured Latin meters through rhyming couplets that render the verse as playful and agile as it was meant to be. Sophisticated, satirical, and wildly self-referential, Ovid's Erotic Poems is not just a wickedly funny send-up of romantic and sexual mores but also a sharp critique of literary technique and poetic convention.--Provided by publisher
Catulli Veronensis Liber by Gaius Valerius Catullus( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of poet Catullus have long been a companion for both lovers and those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures his mordant, scathing wit and also the concise tenderness, the famous love for reluctant Lesbia who is made present in these new versions. This new translation provides a range of meters and rhymes that evoke the epigrammatic power of the many modes and moods of this most engaging, erotic, and influential of the Latin poets
New poems by Rainer Maria Rilke( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rainer Maria Rilke, the most famous (and important) German language poet of the twentieth century--a master to be ranked with Goethe and Heine--wrote The New Poems of 1907 and 1908 in transition from his late-nineteenth-century style. They mark his appearance as a lyrical, metaphysical poet of the modernist sensibility, often using traditional forms like the sonnet to explore the inner essence, the deep heart, of things--often, quite literally, things. Influenced by his time spent as Rodin's secretary, Rilke turned to quotidian life and sought to artistically redeem it in all its possibilities. His exquisite use of meter and rhyme marks him as a "formalist" and yet a contemporary of Eliot and the later Yeats, so this translation follows, as closely as English allows, the formal properties of the original poems, in a line-for-line version, while trying to capture the spare diction and direct idioms of modernism"--
The odes of Horace : in Latin and English by Horace( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first rigorously metrical translation of Horace's classic work in many years, this collection combines a staunch respect for the meaning of the Latin verse, which appears on facing pages, with an ebullient sense of these varied poems as works in English. A line-for-line rendition that finds English equivalents for the original quantitative meters, the volume captures both the tenderness and occasional irascibility of the great Augustan poet. The book also contains useful end notes for those wishing to better understand Horace's allusions and mythological proper names."--Descripción del editor
Even as we speak : poems by Len Krisak( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trovas del mar = Troves of the sea by César Sánchez Beras( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fugitive child by Len Krisak( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid's erotic poems by Ovid( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems by Rainer Maria Rilke( )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rainer Maria Rilke, the most famous (and important) German language poet of the twentieth century - a master to be ranked with Goethe and Heine - wrote the New Poems of 1907 and 1908 in transition from his late-nineteenth-century style. They mark his appearance as a lyrical, metaphysical poet of the modernist sensibility, often using traditional forms like the sonnet to explore the inner essence, the deep heart, of things - often, quite literally, things. Influenced by his time spent as Rodin's secretary, Rilke turned to quotidian life and sought to artistically redeem it in all its possibilities. His exquisite use of meter and rhyme marks him as a "formalist" and yet a contemporary of Eliot and the later Yeats, so this translation follows, as closely as English allows, the formal properties of the original poems, in a line-for-line version, while trying to capture the spare diction and direct idioms of modernism. Len Krisak is a recipient of the Richard Wilbur, Robert Penn Warren, and Robert Frost prizes in poetry. He has published more than five hundred poems, including translations from the Latin, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and German
Afterimage : poems by Len Krisak( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If anything : poems by Len Krisak( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina (FyfieldBooks) by Len Krisak( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Carmina by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Catullus is a companion of lovers and of those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures in English both the mordant, scathing wit and also the concise tenderness, the famous love for reluctant Lesbia who is made present in these new versions. A range of English metres and rhymes evokes the many modes and moods of this most engaging, erotic and influential of Latin poets. Of Len Krisak's translations of Horace, Frederic Raphael writes, '[He] enables us both to enjoy a fresh voice and to hear (and see), very distinctly, what lies behind and within his unintimidated rescripts'. Again in Carmina Krisak works his precise magic."
The odes of Horace by Horace( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new bilingual translation of the works of a Roman poet, with Latin and English versions on facing pages
 
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Virgil's Eclogues The loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of love
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The loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of loveThe odes of Horace : in Latin and EnglishIf anything : poemsThe odes of Horace
Alternative Names
Krisak, Leonard Paul 1948-

Len Krisak American writer

Len Krisak Amerikaans dichter (1948-)

Len Krisak escritor estadounidense

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