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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 16.95
This newest collection of poems from Toma? ?alamun is exuberant, ambitious, and full of surprises. Here the devil is encountered and understood- I see the devil's head, people, I see his whole body . . . he longs for innocence, as we do. Here the poet juggles many tones, languages, and countries. Desire is evoked as both frustrating and exhilarating-... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99
Tomas Tranströmer (1933-2015) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011. His books of poetry, which have been translated into sixty languages, include The Deleted World and The Half-Finished Heaven , and he received numerous international honors during his lifetime. Tranströmer, a trained Swedish psychologist, worked for years in state... 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 40.99
Paul Celan, one of the greatest German-language poets of the twentieth century, created an oeuvre that stands as testimony to the horrors of his times and as an attempt to chart a topography for a new, uncontaminated language and world. Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry gathers the five final volumes of his life's work in... 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...
- New York Review Books 2016; US$ 12.95
Benjamin Fondane was that rarest of poets: an experimental formalist with a powerfully lyric poetic style; a near-surrealist who embraced and produced his own version of existential philosophy; a Romanian poet who wrote in French; a self-consciously Jewish poet of diaspora and loss, whose last manuscripts made it out of Drancy just before his deportation... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 12.95
Osip Mandelstam is one of the greatest twentieth-century poets in any language, and his work, which sounds the depths of the Russian language, has presented a fertile and constant challenge to translators. Composed after Mandelstam?s unexpected release from Stalin?s prisons, The Voronezh Notebooks covers two years of his life, from the spring of... 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...