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  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • In Defence of the Republicby Cicero

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    Cicero (106-43BC) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: 'an eloquent man, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country'. This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero's fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving... more...

  • The Oedipus Cycleby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Kolonos , and Antigone ?together known as The Oedipus Cycle . One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles?s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for... more...

  • Women of Trakhisby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 7.99

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Women of Trakhis is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. A powerful drama centered on a desperate wife?s attempts to hold onto her wandering husband, the... more...

  • Elektraby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 7.99

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Elektra is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Elektra masterfully explores the consequences of revenge?both for those who bear the brunt of violence... more...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 7.99

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Oedipus the King is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Praised by Aristotle as the pinnacle of Greek drama, Oedipus the King is the ancient world?s... more...