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  • The Book of the Twelve Prophetsby David R. Slavitt

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 74.99

    This is a glittering new translation of the portion of the Hebrew Bible known as the Book of the Twelve Prophets, or the Twelve "Minor" Prophets. In the Bible, the books of the prophets are arranged in rough order of length. The present group of writings thus appears after the so-called "major" prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel),... more...

  • The Seven Deadly Sins and Other Poemsby David R. Slavitt

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    In The Seven Deadly Sins and Other Poems, veteran poet David R. Slavitt touches on topics from the mundane to the mysterious with his signature wit and intelligence. In “Stupid,” for instance, he transforms a simple head cold into an appreciation for the richness of consciousness, and in “Waking,” the very effort of rising from... more...

  • The Lays of Marie de Franceby David R. Slavitt

    Athabasca University Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    The twelve ?lays? of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France?s series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate. They... more...

  • Civil Warsby David R. Slavitt

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Praise for David R. Slavitt "Slavitt's touch is light, and he writes beautifully.... His satire is sharp, and he can be wildly funny." -- New York Times Book Review "One of America's most lucid and classical poets.... Slavitt's attitude is, as one would expect of a Hebrew as well as Greco-Latin classicist, sharply questioning as well as tragic.... more...

  • The Metabolism of Desireby Guido Cavalcanti; David R Slavitt

    Athabasca University Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    The fact that Cavlacanti's friend, Dante Alighieri, was a supremely fine poet ought not blind us to Cavalcanti's own, rather different excellence. Both men were attracted to the dolce stil nuovo, the "sweet new style" that emerged in thirteenth-century Florence. While Dante's poetry was devoted to his childhood sweetheart,... more...

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