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  • Inferno: The Divine Comedy Iby Dante; Robin Kirkpatrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.50

    Describing Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide, Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonising torture, Dante encounters doomed souls including... more...

  • Infernoby Dante; Allen Mandelbaum

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 6.95

    In this superb translation with an introduction and commentary by Allen Mandelbaum, all of Dante's vivid images--the earthly, sublime, intellectual, demonic, ecstatic--are rendered with marvelous clarity to read like the words of a poet born in our own age. more...

  • Odesby Horace; James Michie; Gregson Davis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Timeless meditations on the subjects of wine, parties, birthdays, love, and friendship, Horace?s Odes , in the words of classicist Donald Carne-Ross, make the ?commonplace notable, even luminous.? This edition reproduces the highly lauded translation by James Michie. ?For almost forty years,? poet and literary critic John Hollander notes, ?James Michie?s... more...

  • Epigramsby Martial; James Michie; Shadi Bartsch

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Miguel Hernandezby Miguel Hernandez; Don Share

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 14.95

    Miguel Hernández is, along with Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Federico García Lorca, one of the greatest Spanish poets of the twentieth century. This volume spans the whole of Hernández?s brief writing life, and includes his most celebrated poems, from the early lyrics written in traditional forms, such as the moving elegy Hernández wrote... more...

  • Poemsby Cyprian Norwid; Danuta Borchardt

    Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    Considered a "Christian Socrates" by one critic and a "hieroglyph stylist" by another, Cyprian Norwid was more unanimously recognized, however, as one of the most vital figures in Polish letters whose verse is as idiosyncratic as it is profound. Traveling against the currents of the philosophy of his day, Norwid was a historicist with deep insight... more...

  • The Blue Towerby Tomaz Salamun; Michael Biggins

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 11.42

    A new collection by the internationally acclaimed Slovenian poet more...

  • Love Sonnets and Elegiesby Louise Labe; Richard Sieburth; Karin Lessing

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    Louise Labé, one of the most original poets of the French Renaissance, published her complete Works around the age of thirty and then disappeared from history. Rediscovered in the nineteenth century, her incandescent love sonnets were later translated into German by Rilke and appear here in a revelatory new English version by the award-winning translator... more...

  • Feastby Tomaz Salamun

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 22.00

    To read Toma? ?alamun is to understand the delights of contemporary poetry. He is one of the major names in the international avant-garde. more...

  • Pierre Reverdyby Pierre Reverdy; Mary Ann Caws; John Ashbery; Kenneth Rexroth; Lydia Davis

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    The great Pierre Reverdy, comrade to Picasso and Braque, peer and contemporary of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, is among the most mysteriously satisfying of twentieth-century poets, his poems an uncanny mixture of the simple and the sublime. Reverdy?s poetry has exerted a special attraction on American poets, from Kenneth Rexroth... more...