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  • The Divine Comedyby Dante Alighieri; John D. Sinclair

    Oxford University Press 1961; US$ 13.99

    An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve... more...

  • The Complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliotby T.S. Eliot

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.87

    Poet, dramatist, critic and editor, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This edition of The Complete Poems and Plays , published for the first time in paperback, includes all of his verse and work for the stage, from Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) to Four Quartets (1943), and includes such literary... more...

  • Ulyssesby James Joyce; Jeri Johnson

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 9.99

    Ulysses, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, has had a profound influence on modern fiction. In a series of episodes covering the course of a single day, 16 June 1904, the novel traces the movements of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus through the streets of Dublin. Each episode has its own literary style, and the epic journey of Odysseus... more...

  • Sources of Japanese Traditionby Wm. Theodore de Bary; Carol Gluck; Donald Keene

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 89.99

    Now greatly expanded to include the entire twentieth century, and beginning in 1600, Sources of Japanese Tradition presents writings by modern Japan's most important philosophers, religious figures, writers, and political leaders. The volume offers extensive introductory essays and commentary to assist in understanding the documents' historical settings... more...

  • The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarchby Philip Yampolsky; Morten Schlütter

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    The Platform Sutra records the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Chan (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Chan classic. Phillip B. Yampolsky has based his translation on the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant version... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650?1740by Steven N. Zwicker

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    Brings together essays examining English literary culture in the Restoration and early eighteenth century, from Milton and Marvell to Pope and Montagu. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetryby John Sitter

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    This book analyzes major premises and practices of eighteenth-century English poets. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Ciceroby Catherine Steel

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    A comprehensive and authoritative account of one of the greatest and most prolific writers of classical antiquity. more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... more...

  • KAKOS, Badness and Anti-Value in Classical Antiquityby Ineke Sluiter; Ralph M. Rosen

    BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00

    Part of a series that explores cultural and ethical values in Classical Antiquity, this volume examines the negative foils, the anti-values, against which positive value notions are conceptualized and calibrated in Classical Antiquity. It includes chapters that address this theme from historical, literary, legal, and philosophical perspectives. more...