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  • Lacunaeby Daniel Nadler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 16.10

    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...

  • 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 2017; US$ 12.99

    It was out of medieval Provence?Proensa?that the ethos of courtly love emerged, and it was in the poetry of the Provençal troubadours that it found its perfect expression. Their poetry was also a central inspiration for Dante and his Italian contemporaries, propagators of the modern vernacular lyric, and seven centuries later it was no less important... more...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    John Milton's epic poem describes the fall of humankind and the war between heaven and hell. Satan and his fellow fallen angels want more power and decide to take their revenge on God's newest creation: humankind. more...

  • The Iliadby Homer

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    The Trojan War comes to its climactic end in this infamous Greek epic. With the gods of Mount Olympus intervening in the battle, legendary warriors fight to the death in the name of honor, love, and vengeance. more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    Odysseus, the Trojan War hero, longs to return to his kingdom in Ithaca. But for ten years, Odysseus has struggled to overcome a host of challenges— including tumultuous storms and battles with great beasts — after angering the sea god, Poseidon. more...

  • Paradise Regainedby John Milton

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    A companion to Paradise Lost , Paradise Regained describes the temptation of Christ. Jesus fasts for 40 days and nights, after which Satan tempts him with food, power, and riches. Jesus refuses Satan, and Satan is defeated by God. more...

  • Beowulfby Anonymous

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    King Hrothgar of Denmark has a problem: his mead-hall has been invaded by a horrible beast, Grendel, that kills his men. The warrior Beowulf and his men come to the king's aid, but Grendel isn't the only challenge they face. more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    Aeneas—the son of a human and Venus, the goddess of love—escapes the siege of Troy and sails for Italy where he is destined to found the city of Rome. more...

  • Dante's Infernoby Dante Alighieri; Gustave Doré

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    Inferno is the first part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy . The allegory describes Dante's journey through the depths of Hell. more...