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- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 19.18
The most complete of all remaining surviving fragments sections of The Canterbury Tales, the First Fragment contains some of Chaucer's most widely enjoyed work. In The General Prologue, Chaucer introduces his pilgrims through a set of speaking portraits, drawn with a clarity that makes no attempt to conceal their peculiarities. The four tales that... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.78
In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 17.58
The 'Canzoniere', a sequence of sonnets and other verse forms, were written over a period of about 40 years. They describe Petrarch's intense love for Laura, whom he first met in Avignon in 1327, and her effect on him after she died in 1348. The collection is an examination of the poet's growing spiritual crisis, and also explores important contemporary... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
Gaius Valerius Catullus (ca. 84 BC ca. 54 BC) was a Roman poet. His surviving works are still read widely, and continue to influence poetry and other forms of art. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...
- North Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 29.95
Joanna McClure's poems reveal the story of a central woman writer of the San Francisco Beat generation counterculture. Married to Beat poet Michael McClure soon after she arrived in San Francisco in 1954, Joanna McClure became a significant figure in the Beat poetry scene. Growing up on a ranch in the Arizona desert, Joanna developed early on a deep... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 15.95
Selected as one of the sixty-five masterpieces for the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works The fu , or rhyme-prose, is a major poetic form in Chinese literature, most popular between the 2nd century b.c. and 6th century a.d. Unlike what is usually considered Chinese poetry, it is a hybrid of prose and rhymed verse, more expansive than... more...
- Copyright Group 2014; US$ 2.29
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...