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  • Samson Agonistes, and Other Poetical Worksby John Milton

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Samson Agonistes draws on the story of Samson from the Old Testament, Judges 13-16; in fact it is a dramatization of the story starting at Judges 16:23. The drama starts in medias res. Samson has been captured by the Philistines, had his hair, the container of his strength, cut off and his eyes cut out. Samson is "Blind among enemies, O worse... more...

  • The Striped Worldby Emma Jones

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    With their tidal imagination, the poems in this debut collection sweep between old worlds and new, seeking the lost and recovering the found among shipwrecks, underwater zoos and discovered lands. Emma Jones brings her inventive worlds dramatically to life in a series of vividly distilled meetings - of settlers and indigenous peoples, of seawaters... more...

  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariotby Stephen Adly Guirgis; Stephen Adly Guirgis

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 11.90

    From one of our most admired playwrights, "an ambitious, complicated and often laugh-out-loud religious debate" (Toby Zinman, The Philadelphia Inquirer) Set in a time-bending, seriocomically imagined world between Heaven and Hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a philosophical meditation on the conflict between divine mercy and human free... more...

  • Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sapphoby Sappho; Carol Ann Duffy; Aaron Poochigian

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.68

    More or less 150 years after Homer's Iliad , Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of what is present Turkey. Little remains today of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably small and fragmented body... more...

  • The Satiresby Juvenal; Niall Rudd; William Barr

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 7.99

    Juvenal, writing between AD 110 and 130, was one of the greatest satirists of Imperial Rome. His powerful and witty attacks on the vices, abuses, and follies of the big city have been admired and used by many English writers, including Ben Jonson, Dryden, and most notably, Dr Johnson, who described his writing as `a mixture of gaiety and statelines,... more...

  • Sleeping with the Dictionaryby Harryette Mullen

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 23.95

    Harryette Mullen's fifth poetry collection, Sleeping with the Dictionary, is the abecedarian offspring of her collaboration with two of the poet's most seductive writing partners, Roget's Thesaurus and The American Heritage Dictionary. In her ménage à trois with these faithful companions, the poet is aware that while Roget seems obsessed with... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Paradise Lostby Louis Schwartz

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Short, accessible essays from fifteen recognized Milton specialists touching on the most important topics and themes in Paradise Lost. 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...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton; Philip Pullman

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 12.99

    This edition of Paradise Lost is introduced by Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, whose debt to Milton he acknowledges in his personal tribute. Beautifully illustrated with the twelve engravings from the first illustrated edition of 1688, this is a special edition of Milton's epic poem. more...

  • The Fictions of John Fowlesby Pamela Cooper

    University of Ottawa Press 1991; US$ 11.99

    This incisive and skillfully articulated study explores the complex power relationships in John Fowles's fictions, particularly his handling of the pivotal subjects of art and sex. Chapters on The Collector , The Magus , The French Lieutenant's Woman , and The Ebony Tower are included, and a final chapter discusses Daniel Martin , Mantissa... more...