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  • The Odysseyby Homer

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Odyssey (Greek: Odusseia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. The poem was probably written near the end of the eighth century BC, somewhere along the Greek-controlled western present day Turkey seaside, Ionia. The poem is, in part, a sequel to Homer's Iliad and mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses,... more...

  • Beowulfby Anonymous

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... 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 Iliadby Robert Fitzgerald; Homer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 10.99

    Anger be now your song, immortal one, Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter loss and crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrion for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done. -Lines 1-6 Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning... more...

  • Unsettling the Landby Suzanne Bellamy; Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2008; US$ 7.95

    Unsettling the Land is a relection on the plight of the land in drought-stricken times, conjuring through both text and illustration, the complex relationships that create and sustain our unique Australian landscape in all its majesty, tranquility, and its present suffering. more...

  • Translation and the Poet's Lifeby Paul Davis

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 124.99

    Between the Civil War and the early decades of the eighteenth century, English poets of the first rank devoted more of their time and creative energies to translating than they had ever done before or have ever done since. Paul Davis's Translation and the Poet's Life is the first study to range across the entirety of this golden age of poetic... more...

  • Lyrical Balladsby Samuel Coleridge; William Wordsworth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.38

    Published in 1798, Lyrical Ballads is a dazzling collaboration containing twenty-three poems by close friends, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) - two major figures of English Romanticism. The volume heralded a new approach to poetry and expresses the poets' reflections on mankind's relationship with the forces... more...

  • The Penguin Book Of Spanish Verseby none

    Penguin Books Ltd 1988; US$ 33.58

    'You have dark eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness '. Spanish poetry is astonishing in its richness and variety. This anthology covers the two great flowerings of Spanish verse: the first, which lasted to the end of the seventeenth century, and second, from the mid-nineteenth century through the Spanish Civil War, to the present. This... more...

  • Selected Poems: Donneby John Donne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.38

    Regarded by many as the greatest of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne (1572-1631) was also among the most intriguing figures of the Elizabethan age. A sensualist who composed erotic and playful love poetry in his youth, he was raised a Catholic but later became one of the most admired Protestant preachers of his time. The Selected Poems reflects this... more...

  • Imagist Poetryby Peter Jones

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 17.58

    Imagism was a brief, complex yet influential poetic movement of the early 1900s, a time of reaction against late nineteenth-century poetry which Ezra Pound, one of the key imagist poets, described as ?a doughy mess of third-hand Keats, Wordsworth ? half-melted, lumpy?. In contrast, imagist poetry, although riddled with conflicting definitions, was... more...