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- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 17.00
Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, Fernando Pessoa left a prodigious body of work, much of it under "heteronyms"?fully fleshed alter egos with startlingly different styles and points of view. Offering a unique sampling of all his most famous voices, this collection features poems that have never before been translated alongside... more...
- Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 7.95
In The Inferno Dante journeyed to the depths of evil and the true nature of sin. In The Purgatorio he explored the renunciation of sin. Now, in The Paradiso, the final canticle in The Divine Comedy, Dante shares the ultimate goal of human striving?the merging of individual destiny with universal order. One of the towering creations of world literature,... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 126.00
This commentary on the 3rd book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of the ceremonial single combat between the rivals for Helen, Paris and Menelaus ? a scene that reflects the origins of the Trojan War. The famous parade before the walls presents Agamemnon, Odysseus and Ajax, as well as revealing just how much in love Paris and Helen are,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 45.00
Hugo von Hofmannsthal is one of the modern era's most important writers, but his fame as Richard Strauss's pioneering collaborator on such operas as Der Rosenkavalier and Die Frau ohne Schatten has obscured his other remarkable writings: his precocious lyric poetry, inventive short fiction, keen essays, and visionary plays. The Whole Difference... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00
Hailed by Czeslaw Milosz as ?the grande dame of Polish poetry? and named ?one of the foremost Polish poets of the twentieth century? by Ryszard Kapuscinski, Julia Hartwig has long been considered the gold standard of poetry in her native Poland. With this career-spanning collection, we finally have a book of her work in English. The tragic story... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 30.00
Though we know Vladimir Nabokov as a brilliant novelist, his first love was poetry. This landmark collection brings together the best of his verse, including many pieces that have never before appeared in English. These poems span the whole of Nabokov?s career, from the newly discovered ?Music,? written in 1914, to the short, playful ?To Véra,?... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available
Shall I embrace you, must I let you go? Again you haunt me: come then, hold me fast!' Goethe viewed the writing of poetry as essentially autobiographical and the works selected in this volume represent over sixty years in the life of the poet. In early poems such as 'Prometheus' he rails against religion in an almost ecstatic fervour, while 'To the... more...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 15.95
?We have here on the planet with us a man of such courage and strength of spirit that he has not lost what Alfred Adler calls ?the nerve for excellence.? He has kept it despite the burden of an awareness not only of the enormity of his project and of the limitations of his own human understanding, but also of the abject ignorance and indifference... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00
Enduring icon of creativity, authenticity, and rebellion, and the subject of numerous new biographies, Arthur Rimbaud is one of the most repeatedly scrutinized literary figures of the last half-century. Yet almost thirty years have elapsed without a major new translation of his writings. Remedying this state of affairs is Rimbaud Complete , the... more...