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- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 27.18
The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 9.58
Anglo-Saxon poetry was produced between 700 and 1000 AD for an audience that delighted in technical accomplishment, and the durable works of Old English verse spring from the source of the English language. Michael Alexander has translated the best of the Old English poetry into modern English and into a verse form that retains the qualities... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 19.18
The writing of Fernando Pessoa reveals a mind shaken by intense inner suffering. In these poems he adopted four separate personae: Alberto Caeiro, Alvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis and himself, using them to express 'great swarms of thought and feeling'. While each personae has its own poetic identity, together they convey a sense of ambivalence and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 14.38
Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 17.58
Writer and religious rebel, William Blake ((1757-1827) sowed the seeds for Romanticism in his innovative poems concerning faith and the visions that inspired him throughout his life. Whether describing his own spirituality, the innocence of youth or the corruption caused by mankind, his writings depict a world in which spirits dominate and the mind... more...
- Canongate Books 2010; US$ 9.96
MACCAIG * MORGAN * LOCHHEAD Introduced by Roderick Watson This book contains a selection of the finest work from three of Scotland?s best-known and best-loved poets: Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead. They have fascinated and charmed thousands of readers and listeners across Europe and America with the energy, humour and compassion of... more...
- Canongate Books 2007; US$ 19.13
Bukowski's unmistakable charisma ? an ex-down-and-outer who wrote of booze and loneliness in maverick, confident free verse ? made him one of the world?s most popular poets long before he died in 1994. More than a decade later, death has not slowed his production. This collection is selected from an archive of verse that the author left to be published... more...
- Canongate Books 2010; US$ 10.79
Edited and Introduced by Emily Lyle. Scotland?s ballads represent one of the high-water marks of Scottish literature and are famous as superb expressions of oral culture, reflecting a world of magic, deep passion and history transformed into legend. This selection includes more than eighty of the finest ballads, together with an introduction, notes... more...