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- Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 13.99
Dante Alighieri paved the way for modern literature, while creating verse and prose that remain unparalleled for formal elegance, intellectual depth, and emotional grandeur. The Portable Dante contains complete verse translations of Dante's two masterworks, The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova , as well as a bibliography, notes, and an introduction... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00
In his debut collection, chosen by Mary Karr as a winner of the 2005 National Poetry Series, Tryfon Tolides weaves together poems that speak of desire, loss, and small joys. Tolides was born in a tiny village in Greece and his work is rooted in the mountains and wind and the deep interior of that place; his poems express a longing and a searching for... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 12.00
Paris Spleen, a diverse collection of fifty prose poems, is provided here in a clear, engaging, and accurate translation that conveys the lyricism and nuance of the original French text. Also included is a translation of Baudelaire's early novella, La Fanfarlo, which, alongside Paris Spleen, sheds light on the development of Baudelaire's work over... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00
The papers in this volume deal with central aspects of Simon Dach?s complete poetic works. One focus is on intensive textual interpretations, which take up topical research issues and apply their methodology to selected texts by Dach. In the process, particular attention is paid to Dach?s Modern Latin poetry, which has hitherto been neglected by research.... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50
One of the most important Italian poets of the last century, Vittorio Sereni (1913–83) wrote with a historical awareness unlike that of any of his contemporaries. A poet of both personal and political responsibility, his work sensitively explores life under fascism, military defeat and imprisonment, and the resurgence of extreme... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
Known as the “Spanish Homer,” Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561–1627) is widely considered to be Spain’s greatest poet. He was both praised and vilified during his lifetime, but his reputation waned in the years after his death; in the 1920s, he was championed by the Modernists, including Federico García Lorca,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
In a major review in The New Republic of John Hollander's two earlier books, Tesserae and Selected Poetry (both 1993), Vernon Shetley said, "John Hollander's poetry has shown a visionary power just often enough to secure him a place as one of the major figures of our moment." Figurehead, a lively, varied, and technically dazzling book, confirms... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99
In this collection of tales, Boccaccio has presented an assortment of emotions and experiences. The work is a testament to the creative abilities of its author. Some tales satirize the church; others picturesquely depict diverse incidents in a true-to-life manner. Engrossing! more...
- Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 20.00
Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy , is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise?the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. 10 illustrations @HolyHaha I have to climb a mountain... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99
One of the most beloved poets of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke is widely celebrated for his depth of insight and timeless relevance. He has influenced generations of writers with his classic Letters to a Young Poet , and his reflections on the divine and our place in the world are disarmingly profound. A Year with Rilke provides the... more...