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  • Iliadby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1997; US$ 13.95

    Gripping. . . . Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task. . . . [He] manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic. --Daniel Mendelsohn,... more...

  • Beowulfby Anonymous; Burton Raffel; Burton Raffel; Roberta Frank

    Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 4.95

    Before there was Game of Thrones , there was Beowulf ...   SONG OF BATTLE AND KINGS   Beowulf is one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, composed in England before the Norman Conquest. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable—reflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory,... 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...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton; David Scott Kastan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 11.95

    Paradise Lost remains as challenging and relevant today as it was in the turbulent intellectual and political environment in which it was written. This edition aims to bring the poem as fully alive to a modern reader as it would have been to Milton's contemporaries. It provides a newly edited text of the 1674 edition of the poem--the last of Milton's... 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$ 12.35

    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...