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  • The Song of Rolandby Glyn Burgess; Glyn Burgess

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.68

    On 15 August 778, Charlemagne’s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass. Out of this skirmish arose a stirring tale of war, which was recorded in the oldest extant epic poem in French. The Song of Roland , written by an unknown poet, tells of Charlemagne’s warrior... more...

  • The Divine Comedyby Dante Alighieri; John Ciardi

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 21.00

    The authoritative translations of The Inferno , The Purgatorio , and The Paradiso —together in one volume. Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, Dante Alighieri’s poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous... more...

  • Faust I & II, Volume 2by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Stuart Atkins; David E. Wellbery

    Princeton University Press 2014; Not Available

    One of the great classics of European literature, Faust is Goethe's most complex and profound work. To tell the dramatic and tragic story of one man’s pact with the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power, Goethe drew from an immense variety of cultural and historical material, and a wealth of poetic and theatrical traditions. What results is... more...

  • Epigramsby Martial; James Michie; Shadi Bartsch

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams can be affectionate or cruel, elegiac or playful; they target every element of Roman society, from slaves to schoolmasters to, above all, the aristocratic elite. With wit and wisdom, Martial evokes not “the... more...

  • Miguel Hernandezby Miguel Hernández; Don Share

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 14.95

    Miguel Hernández is, along with Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Federico García Lorca, one of the greatest Spanish poets of the twentieth century. This volume spans the whole of Hernández’s brief writing life, and includes his most celebrated poems, from the early lyrics written in traditional forms, such as the moving elegy Hernández wrote... more...

  • Poemsby Cyprian Norwid; Danuta Borchardt

    Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    Considered a "Christian Socrates" by one critic and a "hieroglyph stylist" by another, Cyprian Norwid was more unanimously recognized, however, as one of the most vital figures in Polish letters whose verse is as idiosyncratic as it is profound. Traveling against the currents of the philosophy of his day, Norwid was a historicist with deep insight... more...

  • The Blue Towerby Tomaz Salamun; Michael Biggins

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 11.86

    A new collection by the internationally acclaimed Slovenian poet more...

  • new poemsby Tadeusz Rozewicz; Bill Johnston

    Steerforth Press 2007; US$ 16.00

    Written in a pared-down, direct language, and filled with allusions to everything from philosophy to TV talk shows, the poetry of Tadeusz Rózewicz encompasses the complexity of human experience in the early 21st century. Rózewicz's unique voice, formed during his experiences as a member of the Polish resistance in World War II, and honed by decades... more...

  • Love Sonnets and Elegiesby Louise Labé; Richard Sieburth; Karin Lessing

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    Louise Labé, one of the most original poets of the French Renaissance, published her complete Works around the age of thirty and then disappeared from history. Rediscovered in the nineteenth century, her incandescent love sonnets were later translated into German by Rilke and appear here in a revelatory new English version by the award-winning translator... more...

  • Feastby Tomaz Salamun

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; Not Available

    To read Tomaž Šalamun is to understand the delights of contemporary poetry. He is one of the major names in the international avant-garde. more...