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  • Strange Meetingsby Harry Ricketts

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Strange Meetings provides a highly original account of the War Poets of 1914-1918, written through a series of actual encounters, or near-encounters, from Siegfried Sassoon's first, blushing meeting with Rupert Brooke over kidneys and bacon at Eddie Marsh's breakfasts before the war, through famous moments like Sassoon's encouragement of Owen when... more...

  • Aeneidby Vergil

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50

    Considered the greatest Roman poet, Vergil spent over a decade working on this monumental epic poem, which has been a source of literary inspiration and poetic grandeur for more than 2,000 years. Its twelve books tell the heroic story of Aeneas, a Trojan who escaped the burning ruins of Troy to found a new city in the west. This city, Lavinium, was... more...

  • Metaphysical Poetryby Paul Negri

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Dramatic and conversational in rhythm and tone and rich in striking, unusual imagery, metaphysical poetry is represented in this anthology by such masterpieces as "Death, Be Not Proud," by John Donne; Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress," as well as works by George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Richard Crashaw, Francis Quarles, Thomas Traherne, and... more...

  • The Rime of the Ancient Marinerby Gustave Doré; S.T. Coleridge

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 9.95

    Gustave Dore's magnificent engravings for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner are among the later works of the great French illustrator. The intensely evocative poem provided Doré with the long-awaited opportunity to convey limitless space on a gigantic scale, and he exploited the poem's fantastic range of atmosphere to the limits of its possibilities.... more...

  • 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... more...

  • Troilus and Cressidaby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.00

    Frequently referred to as the first great English novel, this story of two lovers brims with romance, warfare, and betrayal. Set during the siege of Troy, the epic poem tells of Troilus, a Trojan prince who has fallen hopelessly in love with Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan priest who has defected to the Greeks. Remarkable for his beauty and bravery,... more...

  • The Metamorphosesby Ovid

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    For over two thousand years, readers have delighted in Ovid's playful eloquence; his influence on other writers has ranged from Dante and Chaucer to Shakespeare and Milton. This selection of 30 stories from the verse translation by F. A. Wright of Ovid's famous work, The Metamorphoses, does full justice to the poet's elegance and wit. All of the... more...

  • Eclogues and Georgicsby Vergil

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    With the Eclogues, Virgil established his reputation as a major poet, and with the Georgics, he created a masterpiece of Latin poetry. Virgil drew upon the tradition of Greek pastoral poetry, importing it into an Italian setting and providing in these two works the model for subsequent European interpretations of the genre. The Eclogues unfolds... more...

  • Wundertiereby Heinrich Detering

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 13.72

    Mit Neugier und Spielwitz fragen Deterings Gedichte nach den ersten und letzten Dingen - und dem Alltag dazwischen. In seinen neuen Gedichten greift Heinrich Detering aus in eine Geschichte, die in die Natur vor dem Menschen zurückreicht. Er führt Gespräche mit den Toten, erkundet den Alltag aus der Perspektive von Kindern, fragt nach den Vögeln von... 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...