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- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.00
A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless versions in different languages. Here, drawing on the work of an eleventh-century... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
The Light of Asia , subtitled The Great Renunciation , weaves through its poetic verses the life and philosophy of Prince Siddhartha Gautama who attained enlightenment under the bodhi tree and became the Buddha. Receiving high acclaim since its publication in 1879, Edwin Arnold's work was adapted from the Lalitavistara Sutra (The Unfolding of the... more...
- Faber and Faber 2009; US$ 13.11
Composed towards the end of the first millennium, the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is one of the great Northern epics and a classic of European literature. In his new translation, Seamus Heaney has produced a work which is both true, line by line, to the original poem, and an expression, in its language and music, of something fundamental to his own creative... more...
- Penguin Group US 1994; US$ 14.99
A multicultural array of poets explore what it is means to be American This powerful and moving collection of poems stretches across the boundaries of skin color, language, ethnicity, and religion to give voice to the lives and experiences of ethnic Americans. With extraordinary honesty, dignity, and insight, these poems address common themes... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
The epic grandeur of Dante?s masterpiece has inspired readers for 700 years, and has entered the human imagination. But the further we move from the late medieval world of Dante, the more a rich understanding and enjoyment of the poem depends on knowledgeable guidance. Robert Hollander, a renowned scholar and master teacher of Dante, and Jean Hollander,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Jane Austen is the celebrated biography by bestselling author Claire Tomalin 'A perfect biography: detailed, witty, warm. Tomalin involves us so deeply that Austen's final illness and death come almost as a personal tragedy to the reader' Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph , Books of the Year 'Truly marvellous. I cannot think that a... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
?An unexpected story and a gem of a book.? ? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The incomparable Campbell McGrath, whom Outside magazine calls, ?A writer who could help save poetry from academia and get the rest of us reading it again,? delivers an astounding work: Shannon, an epic poem that traces the remarkable journey of the youngest ... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00
The Necessary Angel by Wallace Stevens "In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted his poems. Few poets have written so characteristically about their own craft." ? Perspective ? U.S.A. "These are rich... more...