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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 9.99
A Cycle of Love Songs Translated by the Nobel Laureate "Dappled woodland light, Spring well chill and bright, Eyes like stars at night, Open knees so white. Four things death itself won't cover, Unforgettable forever." In 1917, while reading his local newspaper, the Czech composer Leos Janacek discovered the poems that he was to set to music in... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99
Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angelic orders? and even if one of them pressed me suddenly to his heart: I'd be consumed in that overwhelming existence. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we can just barely endure, and we stand in awe of it as it coolly disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrifying. -from "The... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00
Available for the first time in a single volume, Ranier Maria Rilke?s two most beloved sequences of poems rendered by his most faithful translator. Rilke is unquestionably the twentieth century?s most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation and spiritual quest. His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert perennial fascination.... more...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99
The highway became the Red Sea. We moved through the storm like a sheer valley. You drove; I looked at you with love. ?from "Storm" One of the most gifted and readable poets of his time, Adam Zagajewski is proving to be a contemporary classic. Few writers in either poetry or prose can be said to have attained the lucid... more...
- Copyright Group 2015; US$ 1.99
Charles Pierre Baudelaire was born on April 9 1821 in Paris to an amateur artist mother and professional father. His father died when Charles was 6 but his mother remarried shortly after to Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Aupick who later became a prominent ambassador. Consequently Charles received a good education and was encouraged to enter the legal... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.50
Sex and death, rebellion, corruption ? the themes of Charles Baudelaire's sensual poems sparked outrage upon their 1857 debut. His masterpiece, Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal), was dismissed as decadent and obscene and banned in France for nearly a century. Although Baudelaire died in obscurity, today he is recognized as one of the nineteenth... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
Ilse Aichinger?s legacy in the German Literary Archive in Marbach has yielded around a hundred unpublished poems and sketches for poems along with many preliminary drafts. The study places them in relation to the published poems. Examinations of Aichinger?s prose poems, characteristic stylistic features and lines of development, her work in text,... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50
"Here at last that much suffering reader will find Dante's greatness manifest, and not his greatness only, but his grace, his simplicity, and his affection."?William Dean Howells, The Nation "As a crown to his literary life, Longfellow combines his exquisite scholarship and his poetic skill and experience in the translation of one of the great poems... more...