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  • The Cloud Messenger by Kalidasaby Epic Indian Writer Kalidasa

    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...

  • Cloudcuckoolandby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Coleridge: Darker Reflectionsby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 12.58

    Timely reissue of the second volume of Holmes?s classic biographies of one of the greatest Romantic poets. more...

  • Coleridge: Early Visionsby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 22.31

    Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes?s seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of Britain?s greatest poets. more...

  • The Collected Poems of Li Heby J. D. Frodsham

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 22.95

    Li He is the bad-boy poet of the late Tang dynasty. He began writing at the age of seven and died at twenty-six from alcoholism or, according to a later commentator, ?sexual dissipation,? or both. An obscure and unsuccessful relative of the imperial family, he would set out at dawn on horseback, pause, write a poem, and toss the paper away. A servant... more...

  • Collected Poetical Works of Michael Drayton (Delphi Classics)by Michael Drayton; Delphi Classics

    Delphi Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 1.99

    A friend of Shakespeare, the Elizabethan poet Michael Drayton produced a prolific body of works of innovative metres and forms. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Drayton?s collected works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version... more...

  • Collected Works of Johan Ludvig Runeberg (Delphi Classics)by Johan Ludvig Runeberg; Delphi Classics

    Delphi Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 1.99

    Discover Johan Ludvig Runeberg, the national poet of Finland, who wrote in the Swedish language and forged a national identity with the power of his poetry. Runeberg's masterpiece ?The Tales of Ensign Stål? is widely regarded as the greatest Finnish epic poem outside the native Kalevala tradition and contains tales of the Finnish War with Russia.... more...

  • Collected Works of Ludovico Ariosto (Delphi Classics)by Ludovico Ariosto; Delphi Classics

    Delphi Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 0.99

    The Italian Renaissance poet Ludovico Ariosto?s epic poem ?Orlando Furioso? is one of the most influential works of world poetry, celebrated for its instrumental role in establishing humanism. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete ?Orlando Furioso?,... more...

  • Collected Works of Luis de Camoes with The Lusiads (Delphi Classics)by Luis de Camoes; Delphi Classics

    Delphi Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 0.99

    Portugal's greatest poet, Luís de Camões is famous for his epic poem ?The Lusiads? and his mastery of lyrical verse. His influence is so profound that Portuguese is sometimes simply referred to as the ?language of Camões?. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents... more...

  • Come Closeby Sappho

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'Yes, we did many things, then - all Beautiful ...' Lyrical, powerful poems about love, sexuality, sun-soaked Greece and the gods. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries.... more...