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  • Beowulfby Gummere

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    Beowulf is the earliest surviving poem in Old English. Although the authorship is anonymous it is believed to have been written before the 10th century AD. The only extant European manuscript of the Beowulf text is placed at around 1010. The epic tells the tale of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf as he struggles against three adversaries; the monster... more...

  • Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95

    Leaves of Grass is a collection of poems by Walt Whitman originally published in 1855 at the poet's own expense. Criticized when first released for Whitman's use of free verse and his rather racy depictions of sexual love and the senses, Leaves of Grass is a celebration of the human form, the material world and nature. more...

  • Celan-Handbuchby Markus May; Peter Goßens; Jürgen Lehmann

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2012; US$ 78.28

    Begegnung mit Paul Celan. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Dichter des 20. Jahrhunderts und sein Einfluss auf Literatur, Kunst und Musik ist unumstritten. Sein Leitmotiv: die Shoah. Das Handbuch schlüsselt Gedichte, Prosa und Übersetzungen auf, beleuchtet historische und biografische Hintergründe und bietet Orientierung innerhalb... more...

  • Kafka-Handbuchby Manfred Engel; Bernd Auerochs

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2010; US$ 54.67

    Der wirkungsmächtigste deutschsprachige Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts. Franz Kafkas Werk gilt bis heute als Musterfall der ästhetischen Moderne. Das Handbuch präsentiert die Kontexte, in denen Kafka stand und stellt sein Leben sowie die wichtigsten Werke, Fragmente, Tagebücher und Briefe vor. Dabei wird deutlich, welchen Einfluss z. B. der Prager... more...

  • Poeticsby Aristotle

    Penguin Books Ltd 1996; Not Available

    A penetrating account of Greek tragedy, it demonstrates how the elements of plot, character and spectacle combine to produce 'pity and fear' - and why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. It introduces the crucial concepts of mimesis ('imitation'), hamartia ('error') and katharsis, which have informed serious thinking about drama... more...

  • The Bardby Robert Crawford

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.63

    No writer is more charismatic than Robert Burns and no biographer has captured his energy, brilliance and radicalism as well as Robert Crawford does in The Bard . To his international admirers Burns was a genius, a hero, a warm-hearted friend; yet to the mother of one of his lovers he was a wastrel, to a fellow poet he was 'sprung...from raking... more...

  • The Essential Aeneidby Virgil; Stanley Lombardo; W.R. Johnsonn

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 7.50

    Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation,... more...

  • The Complete Poemsby William Blake

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    One of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, mystic and visionary. His work ranges from the deceptively simple and lyrical Songs of Innocence and their counterpoint Experience - which juxtapose poems such as 'The Lamb' and 'The Tyger', and 'The Blossom' and 'The Sick Rose' - to highly elaborate, apocalyptic... more...

  • Rumi: Bridge to the Soulby Coleman Barks

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks, Rumi's unlikely, supremely passionate ambassador, to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday? Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi, has collected and... more...

  • The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelouby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00

    For the first time, the complete collection of Maya Angelou's published poems-including "On the Pulse of Morning"-in a permanent collectible, handsome hardcover edition. From the Hardcover edition. more...