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  • The Rise of Wisdom Moonby Krishna mishra; Matthew Kapstein; J. N. Mohanty

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    The Rise of Wisdom Moon was composed during the mid-eleventh century by Krishna mishra, an otherwise unknown poet in the service of the Chandella dynasty, whose cultural and religious capital was Khajuraho. The early popularity of Krishna mishra?s work led to its frequent translation into the vernaculars of both North and South India, and even Persian... more...

  • Feverby Samaresh Basu; Arunava Sinha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Ruhiton Kurmi has been in jail for seven years. Once a notorious Naxalite, he is now a withered shell; a man broken by torture, racked with fevers and sores. The only way he can endure his life is by shutting out the past. But when Ruhiton is moved to a better jail and eventually freed, memories return to haunt him. Dark, powerful and full of ambiguities,... more...

  • The Chieftain?s Daughterby Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay; Arunava Sinha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Inspired by the historical romances of Sir Walter Scott, Bankim Chandra?s first Bengali novel is a story of love set amidst the war between the Pathans and the Mughal emperor Akbar in the sixteenth century. Dashing young Jagat is sent by his father, Mughal general Mansingh, to quell the Pathan uprising in Bengal. There he falls in love with Tilottama,... more...

  • Three Womenby Rabindranath Tagore; Arunava Sinha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Ignored by her well-meaning husband, Charulata falls in love with a high-spirited young cousin in The Broken Nest (Nashtaneer, 1901). Sharmila, in Two Sisters (Dui Bon, 1933) witnesses her husband sink her fortunes and his passion into his business ? and her sister. And the invalid Neeraja finds her life slowly ebbing away as a new love awakens for... more...

  • Twenty-Four Lays from the French Middle Agesby Leslie Brook; Glyn S. Burgess

    Liverpool University Press 2017; US$ 89.99

    The first complete collection of extant Medieval French Lays. Lays are short (typically 600-1000 lines), rhymed tales of love and chivalry. more...

  • Paradisoby Dante; Stanley Lombardo; Alison Cornish

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2017; US$ 15.95

    "This translation and commentary are an essential contribution to Dante's reception in English. Stanley Lombardo's translation is accurate, elegant, and transparent, a mirror of the original text. Alison Cornish's commentary is lucid, graceful, and precise, with just the right level of detail; it penetrates and opens the Paradiso 's philosophical,... more...

  • Contra Academicos, De beata vita, De ordineby Aurelius Augustinus; Therese Fuhrer; Simone Adam

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 86.09

    Die Bibliotheca Teubneriana , gegründet 1849, ist die weltweit älteste, traditionsreichste und umfangreichste Editionsreihe griechischer und lateinischer Literatur von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit. Pro Jahr erscheinen 4-5 neue Editionen. Sämtliche Ausgaben werden durch eine lateinische Praefatio ergänzt. more...

  • The Metamorphoses of Apuleiusby Carl C. Schlam

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    This book examines the comic and philosophical aspects of Apuleius' Metamorphoses , the ancient Roman novel also known as The Golden Ass . The tales that comprise the novel, long known for their bawdiness and wit, describe the adventures of Lucius, a man who is transformed into an ass. Carl Schlam argues that the work cannot be seen as purely comic... more...

  • Garland of the Buddha's Past Lives (Volume 2)by Aryashura; Justin Meiland

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    In this second volume of the Garland of Past Lives , Aryashura applies his elegant literary skill toward composing fourteen further stories that depict the Buddha?s quest for enlightenment in his former lives. Here the perfection of forbearance becomes the dominant theme, as the future Buddha suffers mutilations from the wicked and sacrifices himself... more...

  • Mahabharata Book Six (Volume 2)by Alex Cherniak

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    This second half of Bhishma describes the events from the beginning of the fifth day till the end of the tenth of the great battle between the Káuravas and the Pándavas. Despite grandfather Bhishma?s appeal to conclude peace with the Pándavas, Duryódhana continues the bloody battle. The key strategist is general Bhishma, commander... more...