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  • Infernoby Dante; Stanley Lombardo; Steven Botterill; Anthony Oldcorn

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 6.95

    To the groundbreaking series that began with Iliad (1997), and continued with Odyssey (2000) and Aeneid (2005), Stanley Lombardo now adds his translation of the first part of their most natural successor, Dante?s great poetic synthesis of the classical pagan and medieval Christian traditions. Here is the Divine Comedy?s most harrowing canticle, one... more...

  • The Iliad of Homerby Homer

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    One of the greatest ancient Greek epic poems, "Iliad" is dated to have been written some time before the eighth century B.C. Revolving around the events of the tenth and last year of siege of the city of Ilium, this is a brilliant epic. The trends and wrath of the fighters has been amazingly captured by Pope. more...

  • The Ramayanaby R. K. Narayan

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.00

    A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless versions in different languages. Here, drawing on the work of an eleventh-century... more...

  • Darwinby Ruth Padel

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.08

    In these extraordinary poems, using multiple viewpoints - from Darwin himself, to his beloved wife Emma, and even, at one point, the orangutang at London Zoo - Ruth Padel illuminates the development of Darwin's thought, the drama of the discovery of evolution, and the fluctuating emotions of Darwin the husband, the naturalist and the tender father,... more...

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explainedby Paramhansa Yogananda

    Crystal Clarity Publishers 2008; US$ 16.95

    Unlock the Mystery of One of the Great Spiritual Treasures of the Ages. Omar Khayyam's famous poem, The Rubaiyat, is loved by Westerners as a hymn of praise to sensual delights. In the East, his quatrains enjoy a very different reputation: they are known as a deep allegory of the soul?s romance with God. Even there, however, the knowing is based on... more...

  • The Essential Iliadby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Shelia Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 8.95

    While preserving the basic narrative of the Iliad , this selection also highlights the epic's high poetic moments and essential mythological content, and will prove especially useful in surveys of world literature. more...

  • The Old English Judithby Judith Kaup

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 159.95

    This book offers a thorough literary, cultural and linguistic study of the Old English Judith. As a comprehensive interpretation of the text, it brings together and evaluates the work of scholars who have dealt with only individual aspects of the text. Furthermore, it places the poem within the context of the theological thought and religious poetry... more...

  • Robert Frost in Contextby Mark Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Forty essays from influential scholars and poets offer a fresh, multifaceted assessment of the life and works of Robert Frost. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvellby Thomas N. Corns

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00

    Poetry of the early seventeenth century set in its cultural and ideological context. more...

  • The Essential Odysseyby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 8.95

    This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo?s translation of the Odyssey offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. more...