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  • Metamorphosesby Ovid; Translated by Rolfe Humphries. Ovid

    Indiana University Press 1960; US$ 10.99

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." —John Crowe Ransom ... a charming and expert English version, which is right in tone for the Metamorphoses."—Francis Fergusson... more...

  • The Winter's Taleby William Shakespeare; Susan Snyder; Deborah T. Curren-Aquino

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 12.00

    This newly-edited 2007 edition of The Winter's Tale comes with a detailed introduction and full commentary. more...

  • Byron, Poetics and Historyby Jane Stabler

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 33.00

    This book offers the first full-scale examination of Byron's poetic form in relation to historical debates of his time. more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Romancesby Suanna H Davis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well have fascinated scholars for centuries for, among other aspects, the ways they resist an obvious genre classification. While these stories of love and familial recognition bear elements of romantic conflict, Shakespeare integrated aspects of the comedic and tragic... more...

  • Literary Buckinghamshireby Paul Wreyford

    The History Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    A history of literary Buckinghamshire more...

  • Dangerous Goodsby Sean Hill

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 15.99

    From the poet whose stunning debut was praised as "transcendent" (Kevin Young) and "steadily confident" (Carl Phillips), Dangerous Goods  tracks its speaker throughout North America and abroad, illuminating the ways in which home and place may inhabit one another comfortably or uncomfortablyor both simultaneously. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo,... more...

  • The Adventures of Velaby Albert Wendt

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 9.99

    Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela - Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei... more...

  • Oracabessaby Lorna Goodison

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 12.99

    Oracabessa is a book of risky journeys, mappings and re-mappings, as the poet navigates place, history and imagination. Goodison travels to Spain and Portugal, to Canada ( Winter has landed') and back to the Hope Gardens of her childhood in Jamaica; even to the Old Testament world of Ruth and Hagar. Throughout her journeys she hymns the artists who... more...

  • Colaterales/Collateralby Dinapiera Di Donato

    Akashic Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    The debut winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series. more...

  • Fointamaby Kelvin Ngong Toh

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 18.95

    This is a touching play that interrogates certain traditional mores by revisiting the archetypal themes of love, deceit, and regret. It depicts a society in which people do not have the right to express themselves and their emotions. The play is a tragedy that ends with some cleansing of a land ruined by greed and individualism. more...