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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • The Song of Rolandby none; Glyn Burgess; Glyn Burgess

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    On 15 August 778, Charlemagne?s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass. Out of this skirmish arose a stirring tale of war, which was recorded in the oldest extant epic poem in French. The Song of Roland , written by an unknown poet, tells of Charlemagne?s warrior... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Rumi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    Thirteenth-century Persian philosopher, mystic, scholar and founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes, Jelaluddin Rumi was also a poet of transcendental power. His inspirational verse speaks with the universal voice of the human soul and brims with exuberant energy and passion. Rich in natural imagery from horses to fishes, flowers to birds and... more...

  • Inannaby Kim Echlin

    Penguin Canada 2015; US$ 0.00

    Inanna, a goddess of ancient Mesopotamia, was worshipped around 1800 BCE by our ancestors in the land that is now modern-day Iraq. But who was she? Who were her followers? And what did her stories mean for their lives? Lost for millennia, Inanna?s stories were buried and forgotten, unearthed by archaeologists only recently, around the turn of the... more...

  • New Essays on John Clareby Simon Kövesi; Scott McEathron

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Essays by leading scholars offering new insights into a remarkable poet and early advocate of environmental ethics and aesthetics. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Boccaccioby Guyda Armstrong; Rhiannon Daniels; Stephen J. Milner

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    A major re-evaluation of Boccaccio's status as literary innovator and cultural mediator equal to that of Petrarch and Dante. more...

  • Poemsby Li Po; Tu Fu; Arthur Cooper; Arthur Cooper

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 19.18

    Li Po (AD 701-62) and Tu Fu (AD 712-70) were devoted friends who are traditionally considered to be among China's greatest poets. Li Po, a legendary carouser, was an itinerant poet whose writing, often dream poems or spirit-journeys, soars to sublime heights in its descriptions of natural scenes and powerful emotions. His sheer escapism and joy is... more...

  • The Complete Poemsby R. Rebholz; Thomas Wyatt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 27.18

    As a diplomat in Renaissance Europe, and a luminary at the court of Henry VII, Sir Thomas Wyatt wrote in an incestuous world where everyone was uneasily subject to the royal whims and rages. Wyatt had himself survived two imprisonments in the Tower as well as a love affair with Anne Boleyn, and his poetry - that of an extraordinarily sophisticated,... more...

  • Reading Dante Gabriel Rossettiby Dr Brian Donnelly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    A revolutionary figure throughout his career, Dante Gabriel Rossetti?s work provides a distinctly revolutionary lens through which the Victorian period can be viewed. Suggesting that Rossetti?s work should be approached through his poetry, Brian Donnelly argues that it is both inscribed by and inscribes the development of verbal as well as visual... more...

  • Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetryby Dr Unn Falkeid; Professor Aileen A Feng; Professor Allyson M Poska; Professor Abby Zanger

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Despite the fact that Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554) has been recognized as one of the greatest and most creative poets and musicians of the Italian Renaissance, scholarship on her work has been surprisingly scarce and uncoordinated. In recent years, critical attention towards her work has increased, but until now there have been no anthologies dedicated... more...

  • The Point Is To Change Itby Jerome McGann

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    A preeminent critic maps the frontier of contemporary poetry. In this book, Jerome McGann argues that contemporary language-oriented writing implies a marked change in the way we think about our poetic tradition on one hand and in the future of criticism on the other. He focuses on Walter Benjamin and Gertrude Stein as important intellectual... more...