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  • Paradise Regainedby John Milton

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    Focusing on the temptation of Christ, John Milton?s epic poem, Paradise Regained , suggests that everything lost to man in Paradise Lost is recaptured by Christ?s sacrifices. Published four years after Milton?s masterpiece, Paradise Lost , Paradise Regained is much shorter and written in a simpler style than Paradise Lost , possibly as part... more...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.50

    Paradise Lost is one of the most epic, complex theological works to date. Milton's masterpiece in blank verse tells the story of the fall from grace. His protagonist is often read as Satan, who rebels against the omnipotent God, though he cannot win. Milton expresses the paradox of free will within the creation of an all-knowing God. more...

  • Poeticsby Anthony Kenny

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?'Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, from it stems much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama,... more...

  • The Autobiography of Redby Anne Carson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    National book Critics Circle Award Finalist   "Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today."--Michael Ondaatje "This book is amazing--I haven't discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing." --Alice Munro              The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning... more...

  • Iliad and Odysseyby Homer

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    The Iliad and the Odyssey are attributed to the poet Homer and are the earliest surviving works of Western literature. Composed sometime around the eighth century BC, the ancient Greek poems has since been translated into many languages and serves as an important source of information on ancient Greek culture and mythology. In the Iliad it... more...

  • The Odysseyby Robert Fitzgerald; Homer; D. S. Carne-Ross

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 10.99

    Robert Fitzgerald's is the best and best-loved modern translation of The Odyssey, and the only one admired in its own right as a great poem in English. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited to the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure,... more...

  • Ralph Waldo Emersonby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 7.99

    A new, wide-ranging selection of Ralph Waldo Emerson?s most influential writings, this edition captures the essence of American Transcendentalism and illustrates the breadth of one of America?s greatest philosophers and poets. The writings featured here show Emerson as a protester against social conformity, a lover of nature, an activist for the rights... more...

  • Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetiteby Katherine Kearns

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 32.00

    This book reads Frost's poetry within a theoretical perspective generated, but not limited by feminist analysis. more...

  • Jeanette Wintersonby Jonathan Noakes; Margaret Reynolds

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.18

    In Vintage Living Texts, teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Jeanette Winterson. Vintage Living Texts is unique in that it offers an in-depth interview with Jeanette Winterson, relating specifically to the texts under discussion. This guide deals with Winterson's themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaneyby Bernard O'Donoghue

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This Companion gives an overview of Heaney's career, with detailed readings of his major publications. more...