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  • The Epic of Gilgameshby N. Sandars

    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...

  • An Introduction to English Poetryby James Fenton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.98

    James Fenton's An Introduction to English Poetry offers a master class for both the reader and writer of poetry. Simply and elegantly written and discussing the work of poets as wide ranging as W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Tennyson, Kipling, Milton and Blake, it covers all varieties of poetic practice in English. 'It is hard to imagine a beginner who... more...

  • Poetry of the Thirtiesby Robin Skelton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 15.98

    Auden, Day, Lewis, Spender, MacNeice and the other key poets of the Thirties were children of the First World War, obsessed by war and by communalism, by the class-struggle and a passionate belief in poets as people whose actions are as publically important as their poems.For them, the Spanish Civil War epitomized the mood of the times, as their symbolic... more...

  • RHYW Poetry Collectionby Various

    ReadHowYouWant 2012; US$ 5.99

    This title contains,The Iliad of Homer by Homer, Maggie's Visit to Oxford and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll, Poems b………………….. more...

  • Three Scottish Poetsby MacCaig Morgan Lochhead

    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...

  • Come On In!by Charles Bukowski

    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...

  • Scottish Balladsby Emily Lyle

    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...

  • Annalsby Tacitus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 20.78

    A compelling new translation of Tacitus' Annals , one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome, by Cynthia Damon. Tacitus' Annals recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity Tacitus describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius,... more...

  • Faces of Loveby Dick Davis; Dick Davis; Hafez; Jahan Malek Khatun; Obayd-e Zakani

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature   Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute satirist, represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three lived in the... more...

  • The Penguin Book of American Verseby Geoffrey Moore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.98

    A classic anthology of American poetry, from the colonial beginnings in the seventeenth century right through to the twentieth century. From Anne Bradstreet to Ralph Waldo Emerson, from William Carlos Williams to Walt Whitman, from Emily Dickenson to Ai, this collection ranges widely across the American poetic spectrum. more...