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  • The Brokenness Sonnets 1-111by Mal McKimmie

    Five Islands Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Mal McKimmie's [poems] knock the breath out of you... They are powerful works full of strange imagery and unusual juxtapositons... The Tau of Smoking points to McKimmie's great skill in forging fresh meanings from his realignment of cliches and everyday sayings. McKimmie is insider and outsider, the watcher and the watched, with an uncanny... more...

  • Beowulfby Gummere

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    Beowulf is the earliest surviving poem in Old English. Although the authorship is anonymous it is believed to have been written before the 10th century AD. The only extant European manuscript of the Beowulf text is placed at around 1010. The epic tells the tale of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf as he struggles against three adversaries; the monster... 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...

  • Beowulf and Other Old English Poemsby Constance Hieatt

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 4.95

    Unique and beautiful, Beowulf brings to life a society of violence and honor, fierce warriors and bloody battles, deadly monsters and famous swords. Written by an unknown poet in about the eighth century, this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxton literature transforms legends, myth, history, and ancient songs into the richly colored tale of the hero Beowulf,... more...

  • Random House Treasury of Friendship Poemsby Patricia S. Klein

    Diversified Publishing 2010; US$ 11.95

    The latest addition to the Random House poetry treasury series is a charming collection of timeless poems celebrating the virtues of friendship. ? Features more than 100 poems from such greats as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Billy Collins ? Compact jacketed hardcover gift edition with a ribbon page marker From the Hardcover... more...

  • The Daily Mirrorby David Lehman

    Scribner 2000; US$ 18.00

    Following in the footsteps of such poets as Emily Dickinson, William Stafford, and Frank O'Hara, David Lehman began writing a poem a day in 1996 and found the experience so rewarding that he continued for the next two years. During that time, some of these poems appeared in various journals and on Web sites, including The Poetry Daily site, which... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the 1st century BC (between 29 and 19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is written in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas' wanderings from Troy to Italy,... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the 1st century BC (between 29 and 19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is written in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas' wanderings from Troy to Italy,... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the 1st century BC (between 29 and 19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is written in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas' wanderings from Troy to Italy,... more...