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  • The Infernoby Dante Alighieri; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    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...

  • The Song of Rolandby Anonymous

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.00

    The first and greatest of French literature's epics, this eleventh-century tale of romance and heroism embodies all the power and majesty of its predecessors from other cultures. Its narrative framework echoes that of classical mythology, and it melds European historic accounts and legends of the troubadours with folklore from the Far East. This crystalline... more...

  • Voronezh Notebooksby Osip Mandelstam; Andrew Davis

    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, Voronezh Notebooks covers two years of his life, from the spring of 1935,... more...

  • La Vita Nuovaby Dante

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    This celebration of the poet's passionate love for his immortal Beatrice weaves together rapturous sonnets and canzoni with prose commentaries and an autobiographical narrative. A predecessor to The Divine Comedy, La Vita Nuova (The New Life) also serves as an ever-relevant treatise on the art and technique of poetry. more...

  • View with a Grain of Sandby Wislawa Szymborska

    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...

  • Poems New and Collectedby Wislawa Szymborska

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 17.00

    This is the book that her many fans have been anxiously awaiting-the definitive, complete collection of poetry by the Nobel Prize-winning poet, including 164 poems in all, as well as the full text of her Nobel acceptance speech of December 7, 1996, in Stockholm. more...

  • They Carry a Promiseby Janusz Szuber; Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00

    This bracing collection marks the first appearance in English of the Polish poet Janusz Szuber, hailed as the greatest discovery in Polish poetry of the late twentieth century when, in his late forties, he began publishing the work he?d been producing for almost thirty years. Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska has called him a ?superb poet,? and Zbigniew... more...

  • Zoneby Guillaume Apollinaire; Ron Padgett; Peter Read

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.00

    Zone is the fruit of poet-translator Ron Padgett?s fifty-year engagement with the work of France?s greatest modern poet. This bilingual edition of Apollinaire?s poetry represents the full range of his achievement from traditional lyric verse to the pathbreaking visual poems he called calligrams, from often-anthologized classics to hitherto-untranslated... more...

  • The Axion Estiby Odysseus Elytis

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    The Axion Esti is probably the most widely read volume of verse to have appeared in Greece since World War II and remains a classic today. Those who follow the music of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis have been especially drawn to Odysseus Elytis's work, his prose is widely considered a mirror to the revolutionary music of Theodorakis. The "autobiographical"... more...

  • generalprobeby Hans Gysi

    edition 8 2015; US$ 15.99

    Hans Gysis neue Gedichte feiern den Zweifel. Die Skepsis zieht sich wie ein roter Faden durch seinen neuen Lyrikband hindurch, der den bezeichnenden Titel 'generalprobe' trägt. Damit ist das Leben gemeint, ein Stück 'ohne souffleur' und erst nachträglich mit 'gültigen szenen' und passender Handlung versehen. In diesem Theater gibt es jede Menge Allüren... more...