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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.50
Modern poetry begins with Charles Baudelaire (1821-67), who employed his unequalled technical mastery to create the shadowy, desperately dramatic urban landscape -- populated by the addicted and the damned -- which so compellingly mirrors our modern condition. Deeply though darkly spiritual, titanic in the changes he wrought, Baudelaire looms over... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.95
The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century. This Modern Library edition presents Stephen Mitchell?s acclaimed translations of Rilke, which have won praise for their re-creation of the poet?s rich formal music and depth of thought. ?If... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 40.99
Paul Celan, one of the greatest German-language poets of the twentieth century, created an oeuvre that stands as testimony to the horrors of his times and as an attempt to chart a topography for a new, uncontaminated language and world. Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry gathers the five final volumes of his life?s work... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00
The essays in this volume examine the connection between literature and different forms of insight. The backdrop for the studies is the recent philosophical debate about the nature of knowledge and the status of fictional texts. The book is divided into four parts, each of which explores the relationship between literature and knowledge... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 19.99
The works of poet Catullus have long been a companion for both lovers and those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures his mordant, scathing wit and also the concise tenderness, the famous love for reluctant Lesbia who is made present in these new versions.... more...
- Angel Classics 2014; US$ 11.59
‘Few works can have such purchase on our contemporary concerns as Goethe?s Iphigenia . The endless bloodletting of the play?s prehistory, the desperate cycle of outrage followed by acts of retribution that fuel the flames; the play?s understanding of the notion of sacrifice that conjoins the sacred and the violent into a poisonous brew – all... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00
Available for the first time in a single volume, Ranier Maria Rilke?s two most beloved sequences of poems rendered by his most faithful translator. Rilke is unquestionably the twentieth century?s most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation and spiritual quest. His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert perennial fascination.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99
A short selection of haunting, meditative poems from the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature Tomas Tranströmer 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,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99
The highway became the Red Sea. We moved through the storm like a sheer valley. You drove; I looked at you with love. --from "Storm" One of the most gifted and readable poets of his time, Adam Zagajewski is proving to be a contemporary classic. Few writers in either poetry or prose can be said to have attained the lucid intelligence and... more...