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Misanthrope and Tartuffe, by Molière

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Title: Misanthrope and Tartuffe, by Molière
Author: Wilbur, Richard
ISBN: 9780156605175
Publisher: Ecco
Published: 1965
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Publisher Description:
In brilliant rhymed couplets, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur renders two of seventeenth-century French playwright Moliere's comic masterpieces into English, capturing not only the form and spirit of the language but also its substance.

The Misanthrope is a searching comic study of falsity, shallowness, and self-righteousness through the character of Alceste, a man whose conscience and sincerity are too rigorous for his time.

In Tartuffe, a wily, opportunistic swindler manipulates a wealthy prude and bigot through his claims of piety. This latter translation earned Wilbur a share of the Bollingen Translation Prize for his critically-acclaimed work of this satiric take on religious hypocrisy.

"Mr. Wilbur has given us a sound, modern, conversational poetry and has made Moliere's The Misanthrope brilliantly our own."--The New York Times Book Review