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- Beacon Press 2004; US$ 14.00
Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her life and poetry. In this collection, Robert... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.95
In The Interior Landscape the great Indian poet and translator A.K. Ramanujan has drawn on a celebrated anthology of classical Tamil poetry to compose an unforgettable sequence of love poems. The story unfolds in a series of dramatic exchanges between a shifting array of characters?the lovers, relatives, friends, rivals, and sundry passersby?and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.00
Du Fu (712?770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry?still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator of Chinese poets, gives us a sparkling new translation of Du Fu?s verse, arranged to give us a tour of the life, each ?chapter? of poems preceded... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 15.00
In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy a 23?year?old person attempts to explain to himself the possible origins, ends, and cures of anger, worry, despair, obsession, and confusion, while concurrently experiencing those things in various contexts including a romantic relationship, a book of poetry, and the arbitrary nature of the universe. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99
To the Center of the Earth is Michael Fried's first collection of poems to appear in the United States. It includes selections from an earlier volume, Powers , as well as more recent work. For all their economy, Fried's "muscular, tense and immensely resonant" poems, to quote one critic, are among the most sensously direct and arresting being written... more...
- Steerforth Press 2015; US$ 14.99
Machi Tawara's first book of poems, The Anniversary of the Salad combines the classical 'tanka' form with the subject of a modern love affair. It became a sensation, selling over 2 million copies - and the 'salad phenomenon' in Japanese culture was comparable to the 'bananamania' that followed publication of the first novel by Tawara's contemporary... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11
Attributed to Valmiki, thought to be India's first poet, the Ramayana's origins date back thousands of years when it was first committed to Sanskrit. Since then, generations of children the world over have grown up with its story of Rama's quest to recover his wife Sita from her abduction by Raavana, the Lord of the Underworld. The tale has been... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The clichés of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems, and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved. The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half. This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Amir Khusrau, one of the greatest poets of medieval India, helped forge a distinctive synthesis of Muslim and Hindu cultures. Written in Persian and Hindavi, his poems and ghazals were appreciated across a cosmopolitan Persianate world that stretched from Turkey to Bengal. Having thrived for centuries, Khusrau?s poetry continues to be read and recited... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
The Rapids of a Great River begins with selections from the earliest known Tamil poetry dating from the second century CE. The writings of the Sangam period laid the foundation for the Tamil poetic tradition, and they continue to underlie and inform the works of Tamil poets even today. The first part of this anthology traverses the Sangam and bhakti... more...