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  • The Penguin Book Of Spanish Verseby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 1988; US$ 27.18

    'You have dark eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness '. Spanish poetry is astonishing in its richness and variety. This anthology covers the two great flowerings of Spanish verse: the first, which lasted to the end of the seventeenth century, and second, from the mid-nineteenth century through the Spanish Civil War, to the present. This third... more...

  • The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggeby Rainer Maria Rilke

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 20.78

    While his old furniture rots in storage, Malte Laurids Brigge lives in a cheap room in Paris, with little but a library reader's card to distinguish him from the city's untouchables. Every person he sees seems to carry their death with them, and he thinks of the deaths, and ghosts, of his aristocratic family, of which only he remains. The only novel... more...

  • Selected Poems and Fragmentsby Friedrich Hölderlin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 23.98

    Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) is now recognized as one of Europe?s supreme poets. He first found his true voice in the epigrams and odes he wrote when transfigured by his love for the wife of a rich banker. He later embarked on an extraordinarily ambitious sequence of hymns exploring cosmology and history, from mythological times to the discovery... more...

  • Yevtushenko: Selected Poemsby Yevgeny Yevtushenko; Peter Levi; Robin Milner-Gulland

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.38

    This volume contains a selection of early works by Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko who blazed a trail for a generation of Soviet poets with a confident poetic voice that moves effortlessly between social and personal themes. ?Zima Junction? vividly describes his idyllic childhood in Siberia and his impressions of home after a long absence in Moscow.... more...

  • Orlando Furiosoby Ludovico Ariosto; Barbara Reynolds

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 28.78

    A dazzling kaleidoscope of adventures, ogres, monsters, barbaric splendor, and romance, this epic poem stands as one of the greatest works of the Italian Renaissance. more...

  • Poems and Lettersby Michelangelo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 17.58

    Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is universally celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all time, yet iconic Renaissance creator was also a prolific and gifted poet. The verses collected here are primarily devoted to love and religion. Intense and passionate, the love poems focus on two figures: Tommaso de Cavalieri and Vittoria Colonna; with... more...

  • Inferno: The Divine Comedy Iby Dante; Robin Kirkpatrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 17.58

    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...

  • Across the Land and the Waterby W. G. Sebald; Iain Galbraith

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.78

    Across the Land and the Water is a stunningly beautiful selection of poetry by W. G. Sebald. Across the Land and the Water brings together poems from throughout W. G. Sebald's life as well as additional works found after his death. Arranged chronologically, from his student days in the 1960s to the longer narratives he worked on in the 1980s,... more...

  • Reinmars Womenby William E. Jackson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 195.00

    Reinmar der Alte, the twelfth-century poet also known as Reinmar von Hagenau, wrote a considerable number of ?Frauenlieder? and ?Frauenstrophen?, i.e. poems and stanzas in which the speaker is a woman. However, there has never been a satisfactory scholarly treatment of these poems. Throughout the history of scholarship dealing with his works, the evaluation... more...

  • Anteparadise, A Bilingual editionby Raul Zurita

    University of California Press 1986; US$ 28.95

    Here is a major work by a Chilean poet thought by many to be the most brilliant and important new voice in the Spanish language. In its first American edition, this poetry is presented in Spanish and Enlgish, so that readers of both languages may listed to Zurita's voice. Anteparadise can be read as a creative response, an act of resistance by a... more...