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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • John the Baptist's Prayer or The Descent into Hell from the Exeter Bookby

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Edition, translation and full critical study of a hitherto marginalised text, bringing it to full attention for the first time. more...

  • Adamgirk`by

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 154.99

    The first English translation of a major work of medieval literature: the Armenian epic poem on Adam and Eve, Adamgirk, composed by Arak`el of Siwnik` in the early fifteenth century. Michael E. Stone also supplies an illuminating introduction. more...

  • Horace: Odes and Epodesby

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 82.99

    A collection of recent articles representing some of the best recent writing on Horace's Odes and Epodes. Several classic studies in French, German, and Italian appear in English for the first time, while the Introduction surveys the state of current scholarship and offers guidance on the interpretation of Horatian lyric today. more...

  • Oxford Readings in Ovidby

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 87.99

    A collection of twenty classic papers by the critics most often consulted by students and teachers of Ovid's poetry. Taken together, these papers form the basis for contemporary interpretation of Ovid's works; an introduction by Peter Knox locates them within recent critical trends. All Latin in the text has been translated. more...

  • Gnedichby Maria Rybakova

    Glagoslav Publications Limited 2015; US$ 13.55

    Maria Rybakova?s Gnedich captures the reader?s attention in its first stanzas with a striking allusion to Homeric Greece: ?The rage that killed so many/the wretched rage of Achilles/who knew that he would perish/ that he would perish young. more...

  • Between Baudelaire and Mallarméby Dr Helen Abbott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    As the status of poetry became less and less certain over the course of the nineteenth century, poets such as Baudelaire and Mallarmé began to explore ways to ensure that poetry would not be overtaken by music in the hierarchy of the arts. Helen Abbott examines the verse and prose poetry of these two important poets, together with their critical writings,... more...

  • English Romantic Poetsby M. H. Abrams

    Oxford University Press 1975; US$ 39.99

    This highly acclaimed volume contains thirty essays by such leading literary critics as A.O. Lovejoy, Lionel Trilling, C.S. Lewis, F.R. Leavis, Northrop Frye, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Jonathan Wordsworth, and Jack Stillinger. Covering the major poems by each of the important Romantic poets, the contributors present many significant perspectives... more...

  • Speak, Old Parrotby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2013; US$ 21.14

    2013 marks Dannie Abse's 90th birthday. In his lifetime he has published an astonishing array of work including poetry, fiction, criticism, plays and autobiography but it is as a poet that he is best known and loved. In Speak, Old Parrot he returns to themes of loss, love, medicine and its moral implications, the nature of creativity, Jewish folk... more...

  • Two for Joyby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2010; US$ 28.19

    Dannie and Joan Abse had been married for more than fifty years when she was killed in a car crash in 2005. After her death he wrote his extraordinary memoir of loss, The Presence , which was the Wales Book of the Year in 2008. In contrast, much of this new collection is a delightful celebration. In it Dannie Abse returns to their marriage through... more...

  • Milton & Tolerationby Sharon Achinstein; Elizabeth Sauer

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 124.99

    Fifteen leading Milton scholars examine the idea of toleration in Milton's poetry and prose. Looking at how Milton himself imagined tolerance and locating his works in their literary, historical, and philosophical context, the essays address central issues including violence, heresy, church polity, liberalism, libertinism, natural law, equity, imperialism,... more...