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  • The Georgics of Virgilby David Ferry

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 16.99

    John Dryden called Virgil's Georgics , written between 37 and 30 B.C.E., "the best poem by the best poet." The poem, newly translated by the poet and translator David Ferry, is one of the great songs, maybe the greatest we have, of human accomplishment in difficult--and beautiful--circumstances, and in the context of all we share in nature. The... more...

  • Lacunaeby Daniel Nadler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 23.99

    Lacunae , Daniel Nadler's debut collection, is an exercise in poetics of vital import. In it, Nadler imagines himself into those moments of unintelligibility--that blank space in between things--where constraint and expansion coincide. These poems, translations of work that does not otherwise exist, are intended to fill the invented or actual lacunae... more...

  • Odesby Sharon Olds

    Random House 2016; US$ 16.91

    Opening with a powerful and tender ?Ode to the Hymen?, Sharon Olds uses this age-old poetic form to address many aspects of herself, in a collection that is centred around the female body and female pleasures, and touches along the way on parts of her own story which will be familiar from earlier works, each episode and memory now burnished by the... more...

  • Complete Poems and Fragmentsby Sappho; Stanley Lombardo; Pamela Gordon

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 12.95

    "In this expanded edition of his distinguished Sappho: Poems and Fragments (2002), Stanley Lombardo offers over 100 fragments not included in the original edition, as well as the new poems discovered in 2004 and 2014. His translation of this latter material yields fresh insights into Sappho's representations of old age, two of her brothers, and her... more...

  • Proensaby Paul Blackburn; George Economou; George Economou

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 18.95

    The poetry of the Provençal troubadours has had a profound influence on the development of the lyric, from Dante and Petrarch to Ezra Pound and the Black Mountain poets, despite the difficulty of Old Provençal, or Occitan, the original language of the troubadours. The renewed interest of the English-speaking world in troubadour poetry was initiated... more...

  • The Poems of Basil Buntingby Basil Bunting

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 23.99

    Basil Bunting's work was published haphazardly throughout most of his life, and in many cases he did not oversee publication. This is the first critical edition of the complete poems, and offers an accurate text with variants from all printed sources. Don Share annotates Bunting's often complex and allusive verse, with much illuminating quotation from... more...

  • The Aeneid of Virgilby Virgil; Allen Mandelbaum

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 5.95

    Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well.  Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate--that has influenced writers for over... 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...

  • Troilus and Cressidaby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ************. Troilus and Criseyde (circa 1380-87) is Geoffrey Chaucer''s poem in rhyme royal (rime royale) re-telling the tragic love story of Troilus, a Trojan prince, and Criseyde. Scholarly consensus is that Chaucer completed Troilus and Criseyde by the... more...

  • Paradiseby Dante; Anthony Esolen; Gustave Dore

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00

    Crisis In this, the concluding volume of The Divine Comedy , Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, Paradise is the volume that perhaps best expresses Dante?s... more...