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Poems New and Collected
Poems New and Collected
by Wislawa Szymborska
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One of only 13 women to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature (out of 111 total laureates), Polish poet Wisława Szymborska (pronounced vees-WAH-vah shim-BOR-ska) was awarded the world's highest literary honor in 1996. A career-spanning work that... (read more)

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Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
by Anne Carson
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Autobiography of Red is the story of Geryon, a winged red monster slain by Herakles, as well as a young boy, tormented by his family, who writes his life story at the age of five. It is both an elaborate re-creation of ancient Greek myth and a... (read more)

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The Hatch
The Hatch
by Colin Browne
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This collection extends poet Colin Browne's formal engagement with the margins of new documentary form. Myth, history, and the present are contemporaneous; and a rhythmic and political urgency requires the lightning-quick exchange of forms. In these... (read more)

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The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer and Robert Fagles
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Dating to the ninth century BC, Homers timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to  the wrenching, tragic... (read more)

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The Essential Rumi - Reissue: New Expanded Edition
The Essential Rumi - Reissue: New Expanded Edition
by Rumi
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This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite... (read more)

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The School of Solitude: Collected Poems
The School of Solitude: Collected Poems
by Luis Hernandez
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Peruvian poet Luis Hernand#225;ndez is legendary in his native country. Haunted by addiction and spending periodic reclusion in rehabilitation centers, Hernand#225;ndez was exceptionally gifted in his youth, publishing three books of poetry by the time... (read more)

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Peacock Blue: The Collected Poems
Peacock Blue: The Collected Poems
by Phyllis Webb
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When Phyllis Webb published Wilsons Bowl in 1980, Northrop Frye hailed it as “a landmark in Canadian literature”: landmark, an event that marks a turning point in something (in this case, Canadian literature); and an instantly recognized... (read more)

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View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
by Wislawa Szymborska
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WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA (1923–2012) was born in Poland and worked as a poetry editor, translator, and columnist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996.... (read more)

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Goethe's Faust
Goethe's Faust
by Goethe
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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso
The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso
by Dante Alighieri and John Ciardi
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A stunning 3-in-1 deluxe edition of one of the great works of Western literature An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount... (read more)

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Selected Poems of Wang Wei (06 Edition)
Selected Poems of Wang Wei (06 Edition)
by Wei
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David Hinton, whose much-acclaimed translations of Li Po and Tu Fu have become classics, now completes the triumvirate of China's greatest poets with .... (read more)

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Men in the Off Hours
Men in the Off Hours
by Anne Carson
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Anne Carson was twice a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; was honored with the 1996 Lannan Award and the 1997 Pushcart Prize, both for poetry; and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2001 she received the T. S. Eliot Prize for... (read more)

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The Divine Comedy: Volume 3: Paradise (Penguin Classics)
The Divine Comedy: Volume 3: Paradise (Penguin Classics)
by Dant Alighieri and Mark Musa (trans)
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The final volume in this brilliant translation destined to take its place among the great English versions of The Divine Comedy. In his translation of Paradise, Mark Musa exhibits the same sensitivity to language and knowledge of translation... (read more)

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A Blind Cat Black and the Orthodoxies (Green Integer)
A Blind Cat Black and the Orthodoxies (Green Integer)
by Ece Ayhan
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Ece Ayhan takes the reader through the dark streets of the Galata district of Istanbul in these gay-inspired poems. Like a modern-day Rimbaud, Ayhan explores linguistically and thematically what Turkish culture and authorities have forbidden.... (read more)

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The Sea and the Bells (Kagean Book)
The Sea and the Bells (Kagean Book)
by Pablo Neruda
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Highly recommended.--Booklist "Deeply personal, expansive and universal... majestic and understated beauty."--Publishers... (read more)

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Death of a Lady's Man: A Collection of Poetry and Prose
Death of a Lady's Man: A Collection of Poetry and Prose
by Leonard Cohen
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A collection of poetry and prose interspersed with lyrics, discursive passages, and diary extracts from the legendary Canadian songwriter-poet First published in 1978, the theme of this insightful and moving poetry collection is love with... (read more)

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Subway Stations of the Cross
Subway Stations of the Cross
by Ins Choi
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Based on the solo show by critically acclaimed playwright and actor Ins Choi, Subway Stations of the Cross is a journey of an ancient faith in todayand#8217;s restless world. Inspired by a real-life encounter with a homeless man, award-winning playwright... (read more)

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The Poetic Edda (Oxford World's Classics)
The Poetic Edda (Oxford World's Classics)
by Carolyne Larrington
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'She sees, coming up a second time, Earth from the ocean, eternally green; the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them, over the mountain hunting fish.' After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and... (read more)

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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Penguin Classics)
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Penguin Classics)
by Pablo Neruda
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A deluxe edition of Frosts early poems, selected by poet David Orr for the centennial of “The Road Not Taken” For one hundred years, Robert Frosts “The Road Not Taken” has enchanted and challenged readers with its deceptively... (read more)

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The Art of Haiku: Its History Through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters
The Art of Haiku: Its History Through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters
by Stephen Addiss
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In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon—with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have... (read more)

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