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  • The Metabolism of Desireby Guido Cavalcanti; David R Slavitt

    Athabasca University Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    The fact that Cavlacanti's friend, Dante Alighieri, was a supremely fine poet ought not blind us to Cavalcanti's own, rather different excellence. Both men were attracted to the dolce stil nuovo, the "sweet new style" that emerged in thirteenth-century Florence. While Dante's poetry was devoted to his childhood sweetheart,... more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Visiting Ritesby Phyllis Janowitz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions.... more...

  • Infernoby Dante Alighieri; Steve Ellis; Steve Ellis

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.99

    Welcome to Hell. One evening, Dante finds himself lost in a dark and menacing wood. The ghost of Virgil offers to lead him to safety but the path lies through the terrifying kingdom of Satan, where Dante witnesses the strange and gruesome sufferings of the damned. Written while Dante was in exile and under threat of being burned... more...

  • The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggeby Rainer Maria Rilke

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    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...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Soy Realidadby Toma? ?alamun

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    At last available in English translation, Soy Realidad is Toma? ?alamun?s twenty-first collection of poetry, originally published in 1985. Showing a maturing poet at home as a citizen of the world, Soy Realidad ranges far from ?alamun?s Slovenia, combining his native language with Latin, French, English, and Spanish, as well as evoking such places... more...

  • Traditions and Continuitiesby Ragnar Ingi Adalsteinsson

    University of Iceland Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Traditions and Continuities - Alliteration in Old and Modern Icelandic Verse, is a lucid and authorative treatment of Old Icelandic alliterative metre, and of the subtle changes it underwent as the language evolved into later and modern Icelandic. It falls into four sections, beginning with an exhaustive account of the mechanics of alliteration and... more...

  • The Solitudesby Luis de Gongora; Edith Grossman; Edith Grossman; Alberto Manguel

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 18.99

    An epic masterpiece of world literature, in a magnificent new translation by one of the most acclaimed translators of our time. A towering figure of the Renaissance, Luis de Góngora pioneered poetic forms so radically different from the dominant aesthetic of his time that he was derided as "the Prince of Darkness." The Solitudes, his magnum opus,... more...