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  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the 1st century BC (between 29 and 19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is written in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas' wanderings from Troy to Italy,... more...

  • Till I End My Songby Harold Bloom

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ?A colossus among critics. . . . His enthusiasm for literature is a joyous intoxicant.? ? New York Times In this charming anthology, esteemed literary critic Harold Bloom collects the last poems of history's most important and celebrated poets. As with his immensely popular Best Poems of the English Language, Bloom has carefully curated and annotated... more...

  • England's Best Loved Poemsby George Courtauld

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.62

    This treasure trove of very British poetry brings together over 100 classic poems, selected by bestselling author and proud patriot George Courtauld. Including national favourites such as Rupert Brooke's 'The Soldier', George Herbert's 'Love' and John Betjeman's 'A Subaltern's Love Song' these are poems chosen for their resonant power, nostalgia and... more...

  • Early Poemsby Robert Frost; Robert Faggen; Faggen Robert

    Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 14.00

    This volume presents Frost?s first three books, masterful and innovative collections that contain some of his best-known poems, including "Mowing," "Mending Wall," "After Apple-Picking," "Home Burial," "The Oven Bird," "Birches," and "The Road Not Taken." more...

  • The Odysseyby R. L. Eickhoff; Homer

    Tom Doherty Associates 2005; US$ 23.99

    The Odyssey is the original journey tale, a genre that has lasted three thousand years, and has had a lasting influence on on literature and art. The trials of Odysseus were first told by the great bard Homer. For ten long years the Greeks and Trojans have fought on the plains of Troy, and now Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, and the other victorious... more...

  • Kabirby Robert Bly

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Originally published in 1976, with more than 75,000 copies in print, this collection of poems by fifteenth-century ecstatic poet Kabir is full of fun and full of thought. Columbia University professor of religion John Stratton Hawley has contributed an introduction that makes clear Kabir's immense importance to the contemporary reader and praises Bly's... more...

  • Cloudcuckoolandby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    From his home in a West Yorkshire village proverbially associated with cuckoos, Simon Armitage has been probing the night sky with the aid of a powerful Russian telescope. The sequence of eighty-eight poems at the heart of CloudCuckooLand springs from this preoccupation, each poem receiving its title from one of the constellations, while turning out... more...

  • Selected Poems of Andrew Motionby Andrew Motion

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 18.94

    In this book Andrew Motion has made his own choice from his outstandingly fine and varied body of work. Dramatic monologues, elegies, poems of social and political observation, love lyrics - all are part of this important poet's repertoire. Andrew Motion's concern for the extremes of human experience and the artistic integrity that insists on his... more...

  • The Cinder Pathby Andrew Motion

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    A new poetry collection from Andrew Motion - the last published in his role as Poet Laureate more...

  • The Song of Lunchby Christopher Reid

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65

    Published to tie-in with a major BBC 2 dramatization for National Poetry Day, starring Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. more...