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- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57
Rilke, Sachs, Brecht, Celan: German has produced some of the giants of 20th century European poetry. In this new selection, complete with many new translations, Michael Hofmann guides us through the poems, poets and themes of German verse. Meticulously researched but eminently approachable, The Faber Book of Twentieth Century German Poems is an essential... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00
?A splendid addition to an already extraordinary oeuvre.??Teju Cole, The New Yorker German-born W. G. Sebald is best known as the innovative author of Austerlitz, the prose classic of World War II culpability and conscience that put its author in the company of Nabokov, Calvino, and Borges. Now comes the first major collection of this... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 14.99
Robert Fitzgerald's is the best and best-loved modern translation of The Odyssey, and the only one admired in its own right as a great poem in English. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited to the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure,... more...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.00
Now I shall sing the second kingdom, there where the soul of man is cleansed, made worthy to ascend to heaven. In the second book of Dante?s epic poem The Divine Comedy , Dante has left hell and begins the ascent of the mount of purgatory. Just as hell had its circles, purgatory, situated at the threshold of heaven, has its terraces, each representing... more...
- New York Review Books 2013; US$ 12.95
Katya, Masha, and I are in jail but I don?t consider that we?ve been defeated.... According to the official report, Alexander Vvedensky died on December 20, 1941. We don?t know the cause, whether it was dysentery in the train after his arrest or a bullet from a guard. It was somewhere on the railway line between Voronezh and Kazan. His... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00
Enduring icon of creativity, authenticity, and rebellion, and the subject of numerous new biographies, Arthur Rimbaud is one of the most repeatedly scrutinized literary figures of the last half-century. Yet almost thirty years have elapsed without a major new translation of his writings. Remedying this state of affairs is Rimbaud Complete , the... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 75.99
A groundbreaking translation of the epic work of one of the great minds of the nineteenth century Giacomo Leopardi was the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century and was recognized by readers from Nietzsche to Beckett as one of the towering literary figures in Italian history. To many, he is the finest Italian poet after Dante. (Jonathan... more...