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  • 101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night)by Daisy Goodwin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    This is an anthology designed to help you get through the stresses of modern life. For rapid and effective relief around the clock, 24-7, without side effects, try a poem -- whatever the time of the day (or night), you can be sure that some poet, past or present, has been there too. To help you find the right poem at the right time, the organization... more...

  • Favorite Poemsby William Wordsworth

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.00

    Treasury of 39 works by influential English Romantic poet: "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey," the "Lucy" poems, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," "Intimations of Immortality," many more. more...

  • The Rig Vedaby Wendy Doniger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09

    The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, the Rig Veda (c. 1200-900 BC) is a collection of over 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides a unique insight into early Indian mythology, religion and culture. This... more...

  • Inferno: The Divine Comedy Iby Dante; Robin Kirkpatrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.50

    Describing Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide, Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonising torture, Dante encounters doomed souls including... more...

  • The Poetic Eddaby Jackson Crawford

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 13.50

    "The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that... more...

  • The Long War Deadby Bryan Alec Floyd

    The Permanent Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    ?Terse, hard hitting poems that treat the Vietnam War in the style of the Spoon River Anthology: portraits (often posthumous) of 47 marines who served in Vietnam and what the war did to them.? ? Los Angeles Herald Examiner more...

  • The Epic of Gilgameshby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 5.63

    The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries.... more...

  • Infernoby Dante; Allen Mandelbaum

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 6.95

    In this superb translation with an introduction and commentary by Allen Mandelbaum, all of Dante's vivid images--the earthly, sublime, intellectual, demonic, ecstatic--are rendered with marvelous clarity to read like the words of a poet born in our own age. more...

  • The Prophetby Kahlil Gibran

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 7.95

    A prophet has is about to board a ship home after 12 years in exile, when he is stopped by a group of people. His teachings to them, discussing love, marriage, crime, freedom and law among many other aspects of everyday life, form the 26 poetic essays of Gibran's work. The work has been a bestseller since its first publication. more...

  • A Chronology of Jane Austen and her Familyby Deirdre Le Faye

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This unique compendium lists all known facts about Austen's life and family: the ideal reference for scholar and fan. more...