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  • Paris Spleen, and La Fanfarloby Charles Baudelaire; Raymond N. MacKenzie

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 12.00

    Paris Spleen, a diverse collection of fifty prose poems, is provided here in a clear, engaging, and accurate translation that conveys the lyricism and nuance of the original French text. Also included is a translation of Baudelaire's early novella, La Fanfarlo, which, alongside Paris Spleen, sheds light on the development of Baudelaire's work over... more...

  • Selected Poems of Luis de Góngoraby Luis de Góngora; John Dent-Young

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Known as the “Spanish Homer,” Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561–1627) is widely considered to be Spain’s greatest poet. He was both praised and vilified during his lifetime, but his reputation waned in the years after his death; in the 1920s, he was championed by the Modernists, including Federico García Lorca,... more...

  • The Selected Poetry and Prose of Vittorio Sereniby Vittorio Sereni; Marcus Perryman; Peter Robinson; Marcus Perryman; Peter Robinson

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    One of the most important Italian poets of the last century, Vittorio Sereni (1913–83) wrote with a historical awareness unlike that of any of his contemporaries. A poet of both personal and political responsibility, his work sensitively explores life   under fascism, military defeat and imprisonment, and the resurgence of extreme... more...

  • Figureheadby John Hollander

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In a major review in The New Republic of John Hollander's two earlier books, Tesserae and Selected Poetry (both 1993), Vernon Shetley said, "John Hollander's poetry has shown a visionary power just often enough to secure him a place as one of the major figures of our moment." Figurehead, a lively, varied, and technically dazzling book, confirms... more...

  • The Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    In this collection of tales, Boccaccio has presented an assortment of emotions and experiences. The work is a testament to the creative abilities of its author. Some tales satirize the church; others picturesquely depict diverse incidents in a true-to-life manner. Engrossing! more...

  • A Year with Rilkeby Anita Barrows; Joanna Macy

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    One of the most beloved poets of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke is widely celebrated for his depth of insight and timeless relevance. He has influenced generations of writers with his classic Letters to a Young Poet , and his reflections on the divine and our place in the world are disarmingly profound. A Year with Rilke provides the... more...

  • Selected Poems of Garcilaso de la Vegaby Garcilaso de la Vega; John Dent-Young

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 31.00

    Garcilaso de la Vega (ca. 1501–36), a Castilian nobleman and soldier at the court of Charles V, lived a short but glamorous life. As the first poet to make the Italian Renaissance lyric style at home in Spanish, he is credited with beginning the golden age of Spanish poetry. Known for his sonnets and pastorals, gracefully depicting beauty... more...

  • The Complete Poemsby Gaspara Stampa; Troy Tower; Jane Tylus; Jane Tylus; Jane Tylus

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554) is one of the finest female poets ever to write in Italian. Although she was lauded for her singing during her lifetime, her success and critical reputation as a poet emerged only after her verse was republished in the early eighteenth century. Her poetry runs the gamut of human emotion, ranging from ecstasy over a consummated... more...

  • Songs Without Names Vol. VII-XIIby Frithjof Schuon; William Stoddart

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    During the last three years of his life Frithjof Schuon wrote approximately 3,500 poems in his mother tongue German. These poems express every conceivable subtlety of spiritual and moral counsel, and the same sharpness of intellect, profundity, comprehensiveness, and compassion which one finds in Schuon?s other writings.  more...

  • Edouard Glissantby J. Michael Dash

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 30.00

    First full-length study of influential novelist, poet and theorist of Caribbean and post-colonial literature. more...