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- Steerforth Press 2013; US$ 20.00
Beautifully translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, the IMPAC Award-winning translator of Gerbrand Bakker?s The Twin , Hugo Claus?s poems are remarkable for their dexterity, intensity of feeling, and acute intelligence. From the richly associative and referential ?Oostakker Poems? to the emotional and erotic outpouring of the ?mad dog stanzas?... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 5.95
Belonging in the company of the works of Homer and Virgil, The Inferno is a moving human drama, a journey through the torment of Hell, an expression of the Middle Ages, and a protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1980; US$ 20.78
Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chrétien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 63.00
Since Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868-1913) no comprehensive, scholarly commentary of Homers Iliad has been published in German. In the meantime considerable progress has been made in many traditional areas of Homeric studies (language, realia, structure etc.). In addition, generally acknowledged new fields such as narratology have been systematically... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.95
The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century. This Modern Library edition presents Stephen Mitchell?s acclaimed translations of Rilke, which have won praise for their re-creation of the poet?s rich formal music and depth of thought. ?If... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.50
Modern poetry begins with Charles Baudelaire (1821-67), who employed his unequalled technical mastery to create the shadowy, desperately dramatic urban landscape -- populated by the addicted and the damned -- which so compellingly mirrors our modern condition. Deeply though darkly spiritual, titanic in the changes he wrought, Baudelaire looms over... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 14.00
From one of Europe?s most prominent and celebrated poets, a collection remarkable for its graceful lyricism. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, Szymborska documents life?s improbability as well as its transient beauty to capture the wonder of existence. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 17.00
This is the book that her many fans have been anxiously awaiting-the definitive, complete collection of poetry by the Nobel Prize-winning poet, including 164 poems in all, as well as the full text of her Nobel acceptance speech of December 7, 1996, in Stockholm. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams can be affectionate or cruel, elegiac or playful; they target every element of Roman society, from slaves to schoolmasters to, above all, the aristocratic elite. With wit and wisdom, Martial evokes not ?the... more...