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  • Reading William Blakeby Saree Makdisi

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    A new, exciting and accessible approach to reading William Blake, in which leading scholar Saree Makdisi explores key themes. more...

  • Wallace Stevensby James Longenbach

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 79.99

    Wallace Stevens the poet and Wallace Stevens the insurance executive: for more than one critical generation it has seemed as if these two men were unacquainted--that Stevens was a poet who existed only in the rarefied world of language. However, the idea that Stevens lived a double life, the author maintains, is misleading. This compelling book uncovers... more...

  • The Appreciation of Modern French Poetry (1850–1950)by Peter Broome; Graham Chesters

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 37.00

    Biographies of poets are often rich in human interest; manuals of literary history can be full of broad insight and suggestive parallels. But it is all too easy to let the study of French poetry drift towards lives, loves and -isms and away from the appreciation of its supremely creative use of language. Born of the belief that the proper study of... more...

  • The Sunjata Storyby Bamba Suso; Banna Kanute

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 7.04

    A child is born who will overthrow a king... After the leader of a great African kingdom hears that a baby has been born who will destroy him, he hides behind a mighty army and surrounds himself with magical charms. There remains only one way to kill him. Concealing this secret weakness from the world, the ruler clings to power. But when the sister... more...

  • The Prose Eddaby Jesse L Byock

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09

    The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves... more...

  • A Moment of Warby Laurie Lee

    Penguin Books Ltd 1992; US$ 14.09

    ‘A Moment of War’ is the magnificent conclusion to Laurie Lee’s autobiographical trilogy begun in ‘Cider with Rosie’ and ‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’. It was December 1937 when the young Laurie Lee crossed the Pyrenees and walked into the bitter winter of the Spanish Civil War. With great vividness and poignancy, Lee portrays the brave... more...

  • The Elder Eddaby Andy Orchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.50

    Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless... more...

  • The Poetic Eddaby Carolyne Larrington

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 10.99

    A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and human heroes populate the poems. This edition includes three new poems. more...

  • The Faerie Queene, Book Oneby Edmund Spenser; Carol Kaske; Abraham Stoll

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 10.95

    The first volume in Hackett's five-volume edition of The Faerie Queene. Each includes its own Introduction, annotation, notes on the text, bibliography, glossary, and index of characters; Spenser’s “Letter to Raleigh” and a short Life of Edmund Spenser appear in every volume. more...

  • The Essential Homerby Homer; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 14.50

    Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey , made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology. more...