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  • Stories of womenby Elleke Boehmer

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Fall of Icarusby Ovid

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'Drawn on by his eagerness for the open sky, he left his guide and soared upwards...' Ovid tells the tales of Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus, the Calydonian Boar-Hunt, and many other famous myths. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity... more...

  • Nicomachean Ethicsby Aristotle

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50

    Enduringly profound treatise, whose lasting effect on Western philosophy continues to resonate. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic truth. more...

  • Five Great Greek Tragediesby Sophocles; Euripides; Aeschylus

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 5.00

    Features Oedipus Rex and Electra by Sophocles (translated by George Young), Medea and Bacchae by Euripides (translated by Henry Hart Milman), and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (translated by George Thomson). more...

  • The Confessions of St. Augustineby St. Augustine

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Influential work recalls author's mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; lavish lifestyle in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery of his Catholic faith. more...

  • Symposium and Phaedrusby Plato

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into Platonic doctrine. Symposium deals with ultimate manifestation of love, eternal beauty. Phaedrus discusses psychology of love, "forms" as objects of transcendental emotion. Jowett translation. more...

  • Medieval Tales and Storiesby Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Wide-ranging stories offer a glimpse into witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, other elements of Middle Ages. more...