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- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00
In the first century a.d., Ovid, author of the groundbreaking epic poem Metamorphoses , came under severe criticism for The Art of Love , which playfully instructed women in the art of seduction and men in the skills essential for mastering the art of romantic conquest. In this remarkable translation, James Michie breathes new life into the notorious... more...
- Copyright Group 2014; US$ 3.29
William Morris was born in Walthamstow, London on 24th March 1834 he is regarded today as a foremost poet, writer, textile designer, artist and libertarian. Morris began to publish poetry and short stories in 1856 through the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine which he founded with his friends and financed while at university. His first volume, in 1858,... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99
The epic poem Beowulf is the tale of the life and great deeds of Beowulf, hero of the Geats. The first half of the poem focuses on Beowulf?s aid to Hrothgar, king of the Danes, who has been terrorized by the creature Grendel. In the second half of the poem, after his heroic youth, an older Beowulf is serving as king of the Geats when his realm is... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 2.99
The epic poem Beowulf recounts the heroic deeds of Beowulf of the Geats, who at the request of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, defeats the monster Grendel and frees Hrothgar?s kingdom. Many years later, after Beowulf has himself become king, he again takes up arms to defend his kingdom from a terrifying dragon. Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy,... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 27.18
British poetry is enjoying a period of exceptional richness and variety. This is exciting but it's also confusing, and throws up the need for an enthusiastic guide that can explain and celebrate the many parallel poetry projects now underway. Beyond the Lyric does just that. This is a book of enthusiasms: an intelligent and witty map of contemporary... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 12.99
A fresh, new prose translation of the classic Indian poem, ideally focused for students and teachers and for yoga teacher training The Bhagavad Gita , a small section of the massive Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata , is one of the central texts of Indian culture and philosophy, and one of the great works of world literature. It has been translated... more...
- Copyright Group 2014; US$ 3.49
Kalidasa, which literally translated from the Sanskrit means servant of Kali, the Hindu god and consort to Shiva, lived in the 5th century AD in northern India probably in the vicinity of the Himalayas. He was from a humble background but married a princess called Vidyawati who challenged him to study and be learned. As with many classical Indian... more...
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available
New essays on Burns' special place in Scottish, English and Irish literary culture. In this volume, 17 leading Burns scholars, poetry critics and practising poets reflect on the enduring significance of one of the most important poets of the 18th century. They show that Burns was a highly innovative and technically accomplished poet, as capable... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00
This Companion casts post-1945 American poetry as a coherent literary movement, making the period's most difficult offerings comprehensible and accessible. more...