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  • Tales from the Kathasaritsagaraby Somadeva

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 16.98

    The vast ocean of stories that influenced storytelling the world over 'The Kathasaritasagara' is said to have been compiled by a Kashmiri Saivite Brahmin called Somadeva in AD 1070, although the date has not been conclusively established. Legend has it that Somadeva composed the Kathasaritasagara for Queen Suryavati, wife of King Anantadeva who ruled... more...

  • A Handbook of Greek Literature (Routledge Revivals)by H. J. Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1934, this book covers a broad array of ancient Greek literature, taking into account the most acknowledged of the Greek authors as well as those less well known. H. J. Rose presents the latest findings of the time in terms of research into Greek literature and covers subjects from Homer, Comedy and Poetry, to Philosophy, Science,... more...

  • I Hate and I Loveby Catullus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    Dazzling modern lyrical poems from Catullus - by turns smutty, abusive, romantic and deeply moving. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride... more...

  • O Cruel Alexisby Virgil

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'But I, while vineyards ring with the cicadas' scream, Retrace your steps, alone, beneath the burning sun.' Virgil's lyrical, wistful and often witty pastoral poems. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Kamala Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98

    A major poet in English, Kamala Das?s taboo-breaking work explores themes of love and betrayal, the corporeal and the spiritual, while celebrating female sexuality and remaining deeply rooted in the poet?s ancestral tradition and landscape.A rigorous selection from her oeuvre?six published volumes and other uncollected and previously unpublished poems?this... more...

  • Stories of womenby Elleke Boehmer

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    Elleke Boehmer's work on the crucial intersections between independence, nationalism and gender has already proved canonical in the field. 'Stories of women' combines her keynote essays on the mother figure and the postcolonial nation, with incisive new work on male autobiography, 'daughter' writers, the colonial body, the trauma of the post-colony,... more...

  • The ghost story 1840 -1920by Andrew Smith

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    The ghost story 1840-1920: A cultural history examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts' it provides a critical re-evaluation of the period.The conjuring of a political discourse of spectrality during the nineteenth... more...

  • Trimalchio's Feastby Petronius

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'I blush to say what happened next.' A satirical portrait of a drunken, orgiastic Roman banquet, hosted by the grossly ostentatious Trimalchio. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many... more...

  • Remember, Body...by C. P. Cavafy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'All those excessive, useless regrets...' A collection of nostalgic, erotic poetry from one of the greatest Greek poets to have ever lived. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries.... more...

  • Come Closeby Sappho

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'Yes, we did many things, then - all Beautiful ...' Lyrical, powerful poems about love, sexuality, sun-soaked Greece and the gods. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries.... more...