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  • The Poetry of Petrarchby David Young; Petrarch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    Ineffable sweetness, bold, uncanny sweetness that came to my eyes from her lovely face; from that day on I'd willingly have closed them, never to gaze again at lesser beauties. --from Sonnet 116 Petrarch was born in Tuscany and grew up in the south of France. He lived his life in the service of the church, traveled widely, and during his... more...

  • The Chameleon Poetby Robert Fraser

    Random House 2014; US$ 21.73

    The poet George Barker was convinced that his biography could never be written. 'I've stirred the facts around too much,' he told Robert Fraser. 'It simply can't be done.' Eliot wrote of his 'genius'. Yeats thought him the most interesting poet of his generation. Dylan Thomas envied his power over women. War trapped him in Japan. In America he... more...

  • Ezra Pound: Poet, Volume IIby A. David Moody

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    This second volume of A. David Moody's full-scale portrait, covering Ezra Pound's middle years, weaves together into a single highly readable and challenging narrative, in a way that has not been done before, the illuminating story of his life, his achievement as a poet and a composer, and his one-man crusade for economic justice.There is new... more...

  • English Romantic Verseby David Wright; David Wright

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; Not Available

    English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence. Nearly all the famous piéces de résistance will be found here - 'Intimations of Immortality' , 'The Ancient Mariner' , 'The Tyger' , excerpts from 'Don Juan' - as well as some less familiar poems. As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological... more...

  • Annalsby Tacitus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • The Complete Poemsby Robert Graves

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Graves described poetry as his ruling passion, and for him love was 'the main theme and origin of true poems'. He created a rich mythology where love, fear, fantasy and the supernatural play an essential role. Intimate yet universal, passionate yet precise, their brilliant alchemy of realism and magic made Graves's poems some of the finest of the last... more...

  • Unsettling the Landby Suzanne Bellamy; Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2008; US$ 7.95

    Unsettling the Land is a relection on the plight of the land in drought-stricken times, conjuring through both text and illustration, the complex relationships that create and sustain our unique Australian landscape in all its majesty, tranquility, and its present suffering. more...

  • The Homeric Hymnsby Susan C. Shelmerdine

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 6.95

    This is a collection of the standard texts of ancient Greek which are important components of what we know about Greek myth, religion, language and culture. All of the works collectively known as the Homeric Hymns are collected and translated here in their entirety, and the work includes ample notes and an introduction to provide information on the... more...

  • The Cambridge History of American Poetryby Alfred Bendixen; Stephen Burt

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 132.00

    Essential reading on the writing and development of American poetry from its beginnings to the end of the twentieth century. more...

  • Borges the Unacknowledged Medievalistby M.J. Toswell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Argentinian writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was many things during his life, but what has gone largely unnoticed is that he was a medievalist, and his interest in Germanic medievalism was pervasive throughout his work. This study will consider the medieval elements in Borges creative work and shed new light on his poetry. more...