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  • The Odysseyby Homer; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox

    Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 17.00

    The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an edition of The Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical... more...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer; D. Laing Purves

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Geoffrey Chaucer's fourteenth-century masterpiece The Canterbury Tales is such a rollicking good read that you'll forget many critics and scholars also regard it as one of the most important literary works in English. A group of pilgrims are traveling together to visit a holy shrine at the Canterbury Cathedral. Along the way, they decide to... more...

  • English Romantic Verseby David Wright; David Wright

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 19.18

    English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence. Nearly all the famous piéces de résistance will be found here - 'Intimations of Immortality' , 'The Ancient Mariner' , 'The Tyger' , excerpts from 'Don Juan' - as well as some less familiar poems. As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological... more...

  • The View from Saturnby Alice Friman

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Alice Friman, born in New York City, is professor emerita of English and creative writing at the University of Indianapolis. Published in fourteen countries and anthologized widely, her past work includes four chapbooks and five full-length collections of poetry. She is currently poet-in-residence at Georgia College. more...

  • Beowulfby Anonymus; Burton Raffel; Burton Raffel; Roberta Frank

    Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 4.95

    Beowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. Its beauty, power, and artistry have kept it alive for more than thirteen centuries. more...

  • On the Nature of Thingsby Lucretius; Martin Ferguson Smith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 14.50

    Martin Ferguson Smith's work on Lucretius is both well known and highly regarded. However, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura —long out of print—is virtually unknown. Readers will share our excitement in the discovery of this accurate and fluent prose rendering. For this edition, Professor Smith provides a revised translation, new... more...

  • The Aeneid of Virgilby Virgil; Allen Mandelbaum

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 5.95

    Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well.  Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate--that has influenced writers for over... more...

  • A Wild Peculiar Joyby Irving Layton

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 24.99

    A Wild Peculiar Joy is Irving Layton?s poetic testament. Hailed as the great lyric poet, Irving Layton has come to be known as one of Canada?s most powerful, groundbreaking voices, an important and influential writer whose distinguished career spanned almost forty-five years. By turns passionate and grave, joyous and apocalyptic, his beautifully... more...

  • Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexualsby Patricia Lockwood

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 20.00

    A breathtaking new collection from one of today?s boldest and most adventurous poets Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood?s second collection address the most urgent questions of our time, like: what if a deer did porn? Is America going down on Canada? What happens when Niagara Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to... more...

  • Fire Songsby David Harsent

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    The poems in David Harsent's new collection, whether single poems, dramatic sequences, or poems that 'belong to one another', share a dark territory and a sometimes haunting, sometimes steely, lyrical tone. Throughout the book - in the stark biography of 'Songs from the Same Earth', the troubling disconnects of 'A Dream Book', the harrowing lines... more...