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  • Rilke's Book of Hoursby

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 15.00

    While visiting Russia in his twenties, Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the twentieth century's greatest poets, was moved by a spirituality he encountered there. Inspired, Rilke returned to Germany and put down on paper what he felt were spontaneously received prayers. Rilke's Book of Hours is the invigorating vision of spiritual practice for the secular... more...

  • The Paradisoby Dante Alighieri; John Ciardi

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 7.95

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • Kommentarby Martha Krieter-Spiro

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    This commentary on the 3rd book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of the ceremonial single combat between the rivals for Helen, Paris and Menelaus ? a scene that reflects the origins of the Trojan War. The famous parade before the walls presents Agamemnon, Odysseus and Ajax, as well as revealing just how much in love Paris and Helen are,... more...

  • In Praise of the Unfinishedby Julia Hartwig; John Carpenter; Bogdana Carpenter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    Hailed by Czeslaw Milosz as ?the grande dame of Polish poetry? and named ?one of the foremost Polish poets of the twentieth century? by Ryszard Kapuscinski, Julia Hartwig has long been considered the gold standard of poetry in her native Poland. With this career-spanning collection, we finally have a book of her work in English. The tragic story... more...

  • Diaries of Exileby Yannis Ritsos; Edmund Keeley; Karen Emmerich

    Archipelago Books 2013; US$ 15.00

    Harrowing, sorrowful poems written in prison by one of Greece's most important twentieth-century poets. more...

  • Travel Picturesby Heinrich Heine; Peter Wortsman

    Steerforth Press 2009; US$ 17.00

    Heinrich Heine (1797?1856), one of Germany?s most revered poets, is equally well-known for his idiosyncratic prose, the vibrant voice of which feels astonishingly modern in its familiar tone and thematic acrobatics. Travel Pictures comprises the accounts of four journeys taken at different times in his life. The opening "Harz Journey," a quirky chronicle... more...

  • Coming Forth By Dayby Gabriel Levin

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    Gabriel Levin?s new collection breaks new ground in its formal experimentation as well as in its exploration of remote corners of the Mediterranean. The long title poem is written from the multiple perspectives of the personages in Courbet?s large painting The Artist?s Studio. Courbet?s realism blends with ancient eastern mythologies, including the... more...

  • Selected Poetryby Goethe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    'Shall I embrace you, must I let you go? Again you haunt me: come then, hold me fast!' Goethe viewed the writing of poetry as essentially autobiographical and the works selected in this volume represent over sixty years in the life of the poet. In early poems such as 'Prometheus' he rails against religion in an almost ecstatic fervour,... more...

  • At Homeby Franz Hohler

    Bergli Books 2012; US$ 21.99

    At Home contains 37 stories and tales by the popular Swiss author Franz Hohler, who has won several of the most significant literary prizes in German-speaking Europe. The endearing stories range from touching to bizarre to dead-on realistic and have been translated into English by various translators. more...

  • Selected Poemsby Vladimir Nabokov; Thomas Karshan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 30.00

    Though we know Vladimir Nabokov as a brilliant novelist, his first love was poetry. This landmark collection brings together the best of his verse, including many pieces that have never before appeared in English.    These poems span the whole of Nabokov?s career, from the newly discovered ?Music,? written in 1914, to the short, playful ?To Véra,?... more...