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The Song of Roland (Penguin Classics)
The Song of Roland (Penguin Classics)
by Dorothy L Sayers
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The poem's vivid set pieces--the treason of Ganelon, the last stand of Roland at Roncesvals, Charlemagne's campaign of vengeance, and the final act of retribution--are justly famous.... (read more)

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One Hundred Poems from the Japanese
One Hundred Poems from the Japanese
by Kenneth Rexroth
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The poems are drawn chiefly from the traditional Manyoshu, Kokinshu and Hyakunin Isshu collections, but there are also examplaes of haiku and other later forms. The sound of the Japanese texts i reproduced in Romaji script and the names of the poets in... (read more)

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Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan
Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan
by June Jordan
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Poetry. African American Studies. Now in paperback, DIRECTED BY DESIRE is the definitive overview of June Jordan's poetry. Collecting the finest work from Jordan's ten volumes, as well as dozens of "last poems" that were never published in Jordan's... (read more)

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Japanese Death Poems
Japanese Death Poems
by Yoel Hoffman
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Although the consciousness of death is in most cultures very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei, or the "death poem" written in... (read more)

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I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan
I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan
by Eliza (trn) Griswold
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An eye-opening collection of clandestine poems by Afghan women Because my loves American, blisters blossom on my heart. Afghans revere poetry, particularly the high literary forms that derive from Persian or Arabic. But the poem above is a folk couplet... (read more)

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The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Faubion Bowers
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A highly distilled form of Japanese poetry, haiku consist of 17 syllables, usually divided among three lines. This unique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki and many more, in... (read more)

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The Poetry of Pablo Neruda
The Poetry of Pablo Neruda
by Pablo Neruda
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The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by the greatest poet of the twentieth century--in any language (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) In his work a continent awakens to consciousness. So wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel... (read more)

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The Unknown University
The Unknown University
by Roberto Bolano
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The late Roberto Bolaño envisaged himself a poet above all else. Despite being accomplished as both a novelist and short story writer, Bolaño only ever took to fiction following the birth of his son Lautaro — and only then to secure... (read more)

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Neruda and Vallejo : Selected Poems (93 Edition)
Neruda and Vallejo : Selected Poems (93 Edition)
by Neruda
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'Robert Bly is a vital link between poetry and the brass tacks of living, a very suitable editor for Pablo Neruda and Cesar Vallejo.... His selection of poems shows his creative instinct. He is the best of three translators represented, though all are... (read more)

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Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno
by Marcus Sanders and Sandow Birk and Dante Alighieri
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A faithful yet totally original contemporary spin on a classic, Dante's Inferno as interpreted by acclaimed artist Sandow Birk and writer Marcus Sanders is a journey through a Hell that bears an eerie semblance to our own world. Birk, hailed by the Los... (read more)

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Essential Poems & Writings of Robert Desnos
Essential Poems & Writings of Robert Desnos
by Robert Desnos
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Robert Desnos (1900-1945) was one of the primary poets and writers of the Surrealist movement of 1924-1930. He wrote, and collaboratively wrote, many influential and celebrated books. Besides poetry, Desnos wrote on a wide range of subjects from film... (read more)

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The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013
The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013
by Derek Walcott
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A collection spanning the whole of Derek Walcotts celebrated, inimitable, essential career “He gives us more than himself or ‘a world; he gives us a sense of infinity embodied in the language.” Alongside Joseph Brodskys words of praise... (read more)

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets and Writers Respond to the March 5th, 2007, Bombing of Baghdad's "Street of the Booksellers"
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets and Writers Respond to the March 5th, 2007, Bombing of Baghdad's "Street of the Booksellers"
by Beau Beausoleil
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On March 5th, 2007, a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad—the historic center of Baghdad bookselling—wounding more than 100 people and killing more than 30. This anthology begins with a historical introduction to al... (read more)

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Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations of Rainer Maria Rilke
Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations of Rainer Maria Rilke
by Rainer Maria Rilke
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Here is a mini-anthology of poetry and prose for both aficionados and those readers discovering Rainer Maria Rilke for the first time. John J. L. Mood has assembled a collection of Rilke's strongest work, presenting commentary along with the selections... (read more)

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From the Book to the Book: An Edmond Jabhs Reader
From the Book to the Book: An Edmond Jabhs Reader
by Edmond Jabes
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To take the wrong door means indeed to go against the order that presided over the plan of the house, over the layout of the rooms, over the beauty and rationality of the whole. But what discoveries are made possible for the visitor The new path permits... (read more)

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The Collected Poems: Revised Bilingual Edition
The Collected Poems: Revised Bilingual Edition
by Federico García Lorca
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A revised edition of this major writer's complete poetical work "And I who was walking with the earth at my waist, saw two snowy eagles and a naked girl. The one was the other and the girl was neither." --from "Qasida of the Dark Doves" Federico Garc... (read more)

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Love Poems
Love Poems
by Pablo Neruda
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Charged with sensuality and passion, Neruda's love poems caused a scandal when published anonymously in 1952. In later editions, these verses became the most celebrated of the Nobel Prize winner's oeuvre. This wonderful book collects Neruda's most... (read more)

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Gitanjali: A Collection of Idian Poems by the Nobel Laureate
Gitanjali: A Collection of Idian Poems by the Nobel Laureate
by Rabindranath Tagore
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An illuminating collection of inspirational poems by a Nobel Laureate While traveling through one of the poorest regions in India, W. B. Yeats was amazed to discover the women in the tea fields singing the songs and poems of Rabindranath Tagore. This... (read more)

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Poems of a Mountain Home
Poems of a Mountain Home
by Saigyo
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Poems of a Mountain Home contains translations of two hundred of Saigyos poems. The translations follow the traditional topical arrangement used in Japanese editions of Saigyos work, allowing the reader to appreciate the poet's celebration of each season... (read more)

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Parzival (Penguin Classics)
Parzival (Penguin Classics)
by Wolfram Von Eschenbach
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Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chretien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of... (read more)

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