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- Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 66.00
'The revolution that is going on in me is that which has taken place in every artist who has studied Nature long and diligently and now seeks the remains of the great spirit of antiquity; his soul wells up, he feels a transfiguration of himself from within, a feeling of freer life, higher existence, lightness and grace.' It is Mr Trevelyan's purpose,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00
I broke your heart. / Now barefoot I tread / on shards. Such is the elegant simplicity?a whole poem in ten words, vibrating with image and emotion?of the best-selling Russian poet Vera Pavlova. The one hundred poems in this book, her first full-length volume in English, all have the same salty immediacy, as if spoken by a woman who feels that, as... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1978; US$ 158.00
Der von Kürenberg was one of the first named poets to write in Middle High German language. This study presents a modified, diplomatic edition of the fifteen strophes text by Der von Kürenberg. It offers a commentary on the original text and discusses the literary and interpretative problems connected with the poet?s work. more...
- House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95
Tomas Tranströmer -- the recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature -- can be clearly recognized not just as Sweden's most important poet, but as a writer of international stature whose work speaks to us now with undiminished clarity and resonance. Long celebrated as a master of the arresting, suggestive image, Tranströmer is a poet of the liminal:... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.95
With his journeys through Hell and Purgatory complete, Dante is at last led by his beloved Beatrice to Paradise. Where his experiences in the Inferno and Purgatorio were arduous and harrowing, this is a journey of comfort, revelation, and, above all, love-both romantic and divine. Robert Hollander is a Dante scholar of unmatched reputation and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
The epic grandeur of Dante?s masterpiece has inspired readers for 700 years, and has entered the human imagination. But the further we move from the late medieval world of Dante, the more a rich understanding and enjoyment of the poem depends on knowledgeable guidance. Robert Hollander, a renowned scholar and master teacher of Dante, and Jean Hollander,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
One of the most beloved poets of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke is widely celebrated for his depth of insight and timeless relevance. He has influenced generations of writers with his classic Letters to a Young Poet , and his reflections on the divine and our place in the world are disarmingly profound. A Year with Rilke provides the... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.94
It was as a poet that Samuel Beckett launched himself in the little reviews of 1930s Paris, and as a poet that he ended his career. This new selection, from Whoroscope (1930) to 'what is the word' (1988), describes a lifetime's arc of writing. It was as a poet moreover that Beckett made his first breakthrough into writing in French, and the Selected... more...