David R. Slavitt is the author of seventy works of fiction, poetry, and poetry and drama in translation. Most recently, he has been the author of the poetry collection Falling from Silence and the poetry translation (from Latin) Propertius in Love: The Complete Poetry. Slavitt lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL: A NOVEL A finely crafted look at depression from the inside, both humorous and moving. Also a wise reflection on the novel and its relationship to life.
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GET THEE TO A NUNNERY: A Pair of Shakespearean Divertimentos. Intellectual entertainment doesn't get any better than these two novellas, which retell two of Shakespeare's plays, Romeo and Juliet and Measure for Measure, from the points of view of minor characters.
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Slavitt's other works in print include:
PS3569.L3, his new collection of poetry
Ovid's Poetry of Exile, a translation (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)
The Eclogues & Georgics of Virgil, a translation (JHUP)
The Fables of Avianus, a translation (JHUP)
The Metamorphoses of Ovid, a translation (JHUP)
Hymns of Prudentius, a translation (JHUP)
Ausonius: Three Amusements, translated from Latin
Epic and Epigram: Two Elizabethan Entertainments, original poetry
The Cliff, a novel
Joao Pinto Delgado's Poems of Queen Esther, a translation
Aeschylus's The Persians, in Aeschylus: Vol. ?, Complete Greek Drama Series
Aeschylus's The Oresteia, in the Complete Greek Drama Series
Solomon Ibn Gabirol's A Crown for the King, a translation
And Slavitt is the editor, with Palmer Bovie, of
Plautus: The Comedies (JHUP)
Seneca: The Tragedies (JHUP)
The Complete Greek Drama Series
The Complete Roman Drama Series