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  • The Dream Visions of Geoffrey Chaucerby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    Compiled here are some of Chaucer's shorter poems. These poems are all written using the Dream Vision. To name a few of these peoms: The Book of Duchesse, The Parliament of Fowls, The Legend of Good Women, The House of Fame, and other short poems. more...

  • Four Arthurian Romancesby Chretien DeTroys

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 0.99

    It tells the story of the knight Cligès and his love for his uncle's wife, Fenice. Because of the story's de-romanticized depiction of adultery, it has been called a criticism or parody of the Tristan and Isolde romances. Cligès scholar Lucie Polak not only verifies the Tristan and Isolde reworking found in the text, but also suggests that Cligès may... more...

  • Four Arthurian Romancesby Chretien DeTroys

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    Chrétien's works include five major poems in rhyming eight-syllable couplets. Four of these are complete; Erec and Enide (c. 1170); Cligès (c. 1176), and Yvain, the Knight of the Lion and Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, both written simultaneously between 1177 and 1181. Chrétien's final romance was Perceval, the Story of the Grail, written between... more...

  • The Way Things Areby Lucretius

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    De rerum natura (The Way Things Are) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena;... more...

  • The Nature of Thingsby Lucretius

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena;... more...

  • The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidius Nasoby Ovid

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Metamorphose is a Latin narrative poem in fifteen books by the Roman poet Ovid, describing the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework. Completed in AD 8, it is recognized as a masterpiece of Golden Age Latin literature. more...

  • Troilus and Criseydeby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    Remarkable for his beauty and bravery, the warrior Troilus is an engaging youth who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tender-hearted woman driven to infidelity by circumstance. Regarded by many as Chaucer's most noble work of art, Troilus and Cressida is an outstanding choice for readers of mythology and medieval poetry. more...

  • The Wife of Bathby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 0.99

    The Wyves Tale of Bathe and prologue are among the best-known of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. They give insight into the role of women in the Late Middle Ages and are probably of interest to Chaucer himself, for the character is one of his most developed ones, with her prologue twice as long as her tale. more...

  • Listenerby Lemn Sissay

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 13.29

    Breaking the silence Lemn Sissay is back with a sensational new book. Listener overflows with love poems, inner-city soap operas, reflections on history, mystery and felicity and much more. Every page sings with Sissay's unique voice - visionary, good-humoured and bursting with life. more...

  • Colchaby Aaron Abeyta

    University Press of Colorado 2001; US$ 19.95

    Winner of a 2002 American Book Award Winner of the 2002 Colorado Book Award in Poetry " The natural voice at work in the poetry sings of one human life as if it were our own. I loved listening ." ?Rita Kiefer, author of  Nesting Doll " This just may be one of the best books of poetry I have ever read. . . . This is the kind of writing... more...