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  • The Divine Comedyby Robin Kirkpatrick; Dante Alighieri

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.50

    Robin Kirkpatrick's masterful verse translation of The Divine Comedy , tracing Dante's journey from Hell to Purgatory and finally Paradise, is published here for the first time in a single volume. The volume includes a new introduction, notes, maps and diagrams, and is the ideal edition for students as well as the general reader who is coming to... more...

  • The Poetic Eddaby Jackson Crawford

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 13.50

    "The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Boccaccioby Guyda Armstrong; Rhiannon Daniels; Stephen J. Milner

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    A major re-evaluation of Boccaccio's status as literary innovator and cultural mediator equal to that of Petrarch and Dante. more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid; David Raeburn

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Ovid's deliciously witty and exuberant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked Greek and Roman myths and legends in which men and women are transformed, often by love - into flowers, trees, stones and stars. This new verse translation, in simple and swift English hexameters, allows Ovid's narrative... more...

  • The Complete Poemsby John Milton; John Leonard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 28.19

    John Milton was a master of almost every type of verse, from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic. His early poems include the devotional 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', 'Comus', a masque, and the pastoral elegy 'Lycidas'. After Cromwell's death and the dashing of Milton's political hopes, he began composing Paradise... more...

  • A Summer Lifeby Gary Soto

    University Press of New England 2011; Not Available

    Richly poetic, Gary Soto?s ?sudden fiction? entertains with tales of growing Chicano in California?s Central Valley more...

  • Homer: Iliad Book 22by Homer; Irene J. F. de Jong

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    Edition for students and scholars of this climactic book in the epic featuring the fatal encounter between Hector and Achilles. more...

  • The Táinby Thomas Kinsella

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 18.99

    The Táin Bó Cuailnge, centre-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's greatest epic. It tells the story of a giant cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, queen and king of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cuailnge. Thomas Kinsella's translation is... more...

  • The Notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridgeby Merton Christensen; Kathleen Coburn

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    During his adult life until his death in 1834, Coleridge made entries in more than sixty notebooks. Neither commonplace books nor diaries, but something of both, they contain notes on literary, theological, philosophical, scientific, social, and psychological matters, plans for and fragments of works, and many other items of great interest. This fourth... more...

  • Coleridge and the Daemonic Imaginationby Gregory Leadbetter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Through politics, religion and his relationship with Wordsworth, the book builds to a new interpretation of the poems where Coleridge's daemonic imagination produces its myths: 'The Ancient Mariner', 'Kubla Khan' and 'Christabel'. Re-reading the origins of Romanticism, Leadbetter reveals a Coleridge at once more familiar and more strange. more...