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  • Selected Poems: Tennysonby Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.98

    Tennyson's poetry epitomizes the Victorian age, for which he became a spokesman. His finest poems are often steeped in a sensuous melancholy, as in Maud , or are chivaric, heroic and allegorical, as in The Lady of Shalot and Morte d'Arthur. more...

  • The Iliadby Homer; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox

    Penguin Publishing Group 1991; US$ 16.00

    This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's earlier Odyssey in power and imagination. It recreates the original action as conceived by Homer, using fresh and flexible blank verse that is both lyrical and dramatic. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevensby John N. Serio

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Leading Stevens scholars explain in clear language fundamental aspects of Stevens' work. more...

  • Poemsby Li Po; Tu Fu; Arthur Cooper; Arthur Cooper

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 19.18

    Li Po (AD 701-62) and Tu Fu (AD 712-70) were devoted friends who are traditionally considered to be among China's greatest poets. Li Po, a legendary carouser, was an itinerant poet whose writing, often dream poems or spirit-journeys, soars to sublime heights in its descriptions of natural scenes and powerful emotions. His sheer escapism and joy is... more...

  • The Complete Poemsby R. Rebholz; Thomas Wyatt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 27.18

    As a diplomat in Renaissance Europe, and a luminary at the court of Henry VII, Sir Thomas Wyatt wrote in an incestuous world where everyone was uneasily subject to the royal whims and rages. Wyatt had himself survived two imprisonments in the Tower as well as a love affair with Anne Boleyn, and his poetry - that of an extraordinarily sophisticated,... more...

  • Song & Danceby John Fuller

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    Jealous curses and hate poems, love lyrics and erotic dances: John Fuller has always written light verse, and Song & Dance is a boisterous and engaging collection, fizzing with intelligence and wit. There are tributes, and there are celebrations. Jokes abound in 'The Spellchecker's Guide to Poetry' and the wine is poured for 'Florio Drinking Song'.... more...

  • The Essential Odysseyby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 9.50

    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...

  • Pure Paganby Burton Raffel; Guy Davenport

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.95

    ?For there is indeed something we can call the spirit of ancient Greece?a carefully tuned voice that speaks out of the grave with astonishing clarity and grace , a distinctive voice that, taken as a whole, is like no other voice that has ever sung on this earth.? ? BURTON RAFFEL, from his Preface For centuries, the poetry of Homer, Aristophanes,... more...

  • Aeneidby Stanley Lombardo; W.R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 11.95

    A PEN CENTER USA 2006 Literary Award Finalist. Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the Aeneid as compelling as his groundbreaking... more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    The brilliant historical epic “Metamorphoses” is Ovid’s magnum opus. He has brilliantly presented a vast canvas which offers a multitude of legendary and mythical figures; these are linked together by a single thread – the theme of transition and unpredictability of nature. It chronicles the history of the world from the time of... more...