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  • Institutiones oratoriaeby Sulpicius Victor; Rainer Jakobi

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    Sulpicius? Institutiones oratoriae, a late antique introduction to rhetoric, is presented here in a completely new critical edition, which replaces the one edited by Halm in 1853. This new edition of the text is based on a thorough re-examination of the only surviving testimony, the 1521 Basel edition, which reproduces a lost manuscript from the library... more...

  • A Childhood In Malabarby Kamala Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.28

    It Is The Second World War And Kamala And Her Brother Are Removed From Their Parents Home In Calcutta To The Safer Environs Of Their Village In Northern Kerala. At Once An Outsider And An Integral Part Of Her Ancestral Home, Kamala Struggles To Fathom The Intricacies Of Class, Caste And Language. But Surrounded By People Like Her Adoring Ammamma, The... more...

  • Tales of The Ten Princesby Dandin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 16.98

    Dandin's work as a novelist, poet and pioneering theorist of literary style has secured for him an important place in classical Sanskrit literature. He lived in Kanchi, near present-day Chennai, in the period c. AD 650?750, during the Pallava rule. The Dasa Kumara Charitam is a prose romance recounting the exploits of Prince Rajavahana and his nine... more...

  • A Rag Called Happinessby Nirmal Verma

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98

    A boy from Allahabad follows his cousin to the capital. He hovers at the edge of his cousin?s theatre set, as they try and bring into their lives the idealism they enact on stage. Verma?s distinctive lyrical voice captures with melancholic perfection the characters afloat in the turbulent world of Delhi in the 1960s and ?70s. more...

  • Trimalchio's Feastby Petronius

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28

    '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... more...

  • The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Receptionby Marco Fantuzzi; Christos Tsagalis

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 156.00

    Thorough introduction to these important, but fragmentary, early Greek narrative poems so crucial for understanding Homer and Greek mythology. more...

  • My Name Is Radhaby Saadat Hasan Manto; Muhammad Umar Memon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 22.08

    The prevalent trend of classifying Manto?s work into a) stories of Partition and b) stories of prostitutes forcibly enlists the writer to perform a dramatic dressing-down of society. But neither Partition nor prostitution gave birth to the genius of Saadat Hasan Manto. They only furnished him with an occasion to reveal the truth of the human condition. My... more...

  • Selections from Ystorya Bown o Hamtwnby Erich Poppe; Regine Reck

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    ‘Selections of Ystorya Bown o Hamtwn’ provides edited selections, together with an introduction, notes, and glossary, from a long and entertaining thirteenth century Welsh text which belongs to the genre of medieval translations. more...

  • The Poems of Oswald von Wolkensteinby Albrecht Classen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This is the first complete English translation of Oswald von Wolkenstein's poems, regarded as lyric masterpieces of the late Middle Ages. more...

  • The Odysseyby R. L. Eickhoff; Homer

    Tom Doherty Associates 2005; US$ 27.99 US$ 22.39

    The Odyssey is the original journey tale, a genre that has lasted three thousand years, and has had a lasting influence on on literature and art. The trials of Odysseus were first told by the great bard Homer. For ten long years the Greeks and Trojans have fought on the plains of Troy, and now Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, and the other victorious... more...