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  • Poems to Friendsby Venantius Fortunatus; Joseph Pucci

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.95

    Owing to the rich storehouse of information it contains, the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus (c. 535?600) has long been mined as a historical source for Merovingian society, a focus that overshadows an appreciation of the poems? literary value. This volume, offering free-verse translations of Fortunatus? personal poetry, remains faithful to the historical... more...

  • The Prophetby Kahlil Gibran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 9.95

    Kahlil Gibran?s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies. The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational.... more...

  • The Celtic Twilightby W. B. Yeats

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    W.B. Yeats was a towering figure in twentieth-century letters. Though best remembered as a poet and playwright, Yeats was insatiably curious and devoted much of his life to the study of folk literatures. This collection brings together an astounding array of Irish legends, fables, and fairy tales. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Rudyard Kiplingby Howard J. Booth

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    An overview of Kipling's work, his career and postcolonial views on his often controversial position on imperialism. more...

  • The Harbour Beyond the Movieby Luke Kennard

    Salt Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 8.74

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD POETRY PRIZE 2007 . Luke Kennard is an award-winning poet, critic and short-fiction writer. He works as a research student and assistant teacher at the University of Exeter. He is an award-winning man.His first award-winning collection of prose poems The Solex Brothers was published by Stride Books in 2005 and won an award.... more...

  • The Shakespeare Circleby Paul Edmondson; Stanley Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This collection tells the life stories of the people whom we know Shakespeare encountered, shedding new light on Shakespeare's life and times. more...

  • Analysing Sign Language Poetryby Dr Rachel Sutton-Spence

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 44.00

    This new study is a major contribution to sign language study and to literature generally, looking at the complex grammatical, phonological and morphological systems of sign language linguistic structure and their role in sign language poetry and performance. Chapters deal with repetition and rhyme, symmetry and balance, neologisms, ambiguity, themes,... more...

  • Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generationby Shane Graham; John Walters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This collection combines previously unpublished letters between African-American poet Langston Hughes and South-African writers of the 1950s and 1960s with scholarly commentary and criticism. The letters tell a fascinating story of the civil rights movement and apartheid and the struggle to overthrow it. more...

  • On the Nature of the Universeby Lucretius; Ronald Melville; Don Fowler

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 8.99

    `Therefore this terror and darkness of the mind Not by the sun's rays, nor the bright shafts of day, Must be dispersed, as is most necessary, But by the face of nature and her laws.' Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense... more...

  • Greek Lyricby Andrew M. Miller

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50

    . . . the translations are first-rate, better than anything comparable I know. The author is intelligent and scrupulous; he succeeds in maintaining a much higher level of accuracy and readability than any of his competitors. --Emmet Robbins, University of Toronto more...