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Mandel, Oscar


MANDEL, Oscar. American (born Belgium), b. 1926. Genres: Novellas/ Short stories, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, Art/Art history, Literary criticism and history, Essays, Translations. Career: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, professor of humanities, 1961-. Publications: A Definition of Tragedy, 1961; Chi Po and The Sorcerer, 1964; The Gobble-Up Stories, 1967; The Fatal French Dentist (play), 1967; The Collected Plays, 2 vols., 1970-72; Simplicities (poetry), 1974; The Patriots of Nantucket (play), 1976; Amphitryon (play), 1977; Philoctetes and the Fall of Troy, 1981; Annotations to Vanity Fair, 1981; Collected Lyrics and Epigrams, 1981; Ariadne and French Classical Tragedy, 1982; The Book of Elaborations, 1985; The Kukkurrik Fables, 1987; Sigismund, Prince of Poland (play), 1988; August von Kotzebue: The Comedy, the Man, 1989; The Virgin and the Unicorn: Four Plays, 1993; The Art of Alessandro Magnasco, 1994; The Cheerfulness of Dutch Art, 1996; Two Romantic Comedies: The Spaniards in Denmark and The Rebels of Nantucket, 1996; Fundamentals of the Art of Poetry, 1997; L'Arc de Philoctete (play), 2002; Prosper Merimee: Plays on Hispanic Themes, 2003; Le Pigeon qui etait fou (fables), 2003; Amphitryon, ou le Cocubeni (play), 2003. EDITOR & TRANSLATOR: The Theatre of Don Juan: A Collection of Plays and Views (1630-1963), 1963; Seven Comedies of Marivaux, 1968; Five Comedies of Medieval France, 1970; Three Classic Don Juan Plays, 1971; The Land of Upside Down, by L. Tieck, 1978. Address: Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

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