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  • Ballads and Lyrics of Old Franceby Andrew Lang

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The book comprises of the folklores of France that have been compiled and translated by Andrew Lang. There are some poems by poets of nineteenth century that have also been made part of the collection. From one gem of literary beauty to next glorious poem, the book presents a rainbow of ideas that enraptures. more...

  • The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century German Poemsby Michael Hofmann

    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... more...

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

    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...

  • Petrarch in Englishby Thomas Roche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 21.14

    Franceso Petrarch (1304-1374), creator of the sonnet form, remained for more than three hundred years the most influential poet in Europe, his works more widely read than even those of Dante. This collection contains English language versions of his poems from across six centuries, in a wide variety of translations and reinterpretations. Spanning... more...

  • The Divine Comedy & Paradiseby Dante Alighieri; Barbara Reynolds

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.09

    In Paradise, having plunged to the uttermost depths of Hell and climbed the Mount of Purgatory, Dante ascends to Heaven, continuing his soul's search for God, guided by his beloved Beatrice. As he progresses through the spheres of Paradise he grows in understanding, until he finally experiences divine love in the radiant presence of the deity. Examining... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Pierre Ronsard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 14.09

    Ronsard is considered one of France's greatest love poets, yet his poetic achievements are not restricted to his verses of love, wine and nature. A true Renaissance figure, his themes ranged from politics, science and philsophy, to the bawdy and risqué. Using Greco-Roman and Italian poetic models, and drawing on the rich images of classical mythology,... more...

  • The Penguin Book Of Spanish Verseby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 1988; US$ 23.96

    'You have dark eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness '. Spanish poetry is astonishing in its richness and variety. This anthology covers the two great flowerings of Spanish verse: the first, which lasted to the end of the seventeenth century, and second, from the mid-nineteenth century through the Spanish Civil War, to the present. This third... more...

  • Canzoniereby Petrarch

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 15.50

    The 'Canzoniere', a sequence of sonnets and other verse forms, were written over a period of about 40 years. They describe Petrarch's intense love for Laura, whom he first met in Avignon in 1327, and her effect on him after she died in 1348. The collection is an examination of the poet's growing spiritual crisis, and also explores important contemporary... more...

  • The Descent into Hellby Dante

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 7.04

    Many have made the journey. None have ever returned... Wandering through a dark forest, Dante finds himself at the gates to the underworld. Despite his terror, he dares to enter the Circles of Hell, where the damned lie in torment. As he descends deeper, he encounters wild-eyed sinners, sees the three-headed, howling hound Cerberus, and meets a... more...

  • The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggeby Rainer Maria Rilke

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 18.32

    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...