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The Dumpling Field: Haiku of Issa
The Dumpling Field: Haiku of Issa
by Haiku Of Issa
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Koyashi Issa (1763-1827), long considered amoung Japan’s four greatest haiku poets (along with Basho, Buson, and Shiki) is probably the best loved. This collection of more than 360 haiku, arranged seasonally and many rendered into English for the... (read more)

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Poems (83 Edition)
Poems (83 Edition)
by Anna Akhmatova
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"Most of the lyrics in this volume are true to themselves as English poems and a nearly astonishing percentage are absolutely faithful, as well, to the Russian originals. . . .The Berlin Wall is as nothing compared to the linguistic boundaries separating... (read more)

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The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
by Dante
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An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair... (read more)

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New Directions Paperbook #1210: By Word of Mouth: Poems from the Spanish, 1916-1959
New Directions Paperbook #1210: By Word of Mouth: Poems from the Spanish, 1916-1959
by Jonathan Cohen
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William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) produced a startling number of translations of both Spanish and Latin American poetry starting during WWI and continuing through the late fifties. Williams grew up in a Spanish-speaking home and sometimes described... (read more)

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The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova
The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova
by Anna Akhmatova
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Initially published in 1990, when the New York Times Book Review named it one of fourteen "Best Books of the Year," Judith Hemschemeyer's translation of The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova is the definitive edition, and has sold over 13,000 copies... (read more)

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The Poems of Georg Trakl
The Poems of Georg Trakl
by Georg Trakl
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This collection of Trakl’s essential poetry contains the two books published in his lifetime, Gedichte (Poems’, 1913) and Sebastian im Traum (Sebastian in a Dream’, 1914), together with the later poems published in the magazine Der... (read more)

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Border of a Dream: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado
Border of a Dream: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado
by Antonio Machado
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Antonio Machado (1875–1939) is Spain’s master poet, the explorer of dream and landscape, and of consciousness below language. Widely regarded as the greatest twentieth century poet who wrote in Spanish, Machado—like his contemporary... (read more)

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Red Doc>
Red Doc>
by Anne Carson
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Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to them in later life. Red Doc> continues their adventures in a very different style and with... (read more)

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Lisa Roberton's Magenta Soul Whip
Lisa Roberton's Magenta Soul Whip
by Lisa Robertson
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2010 Longlisted for the Warwick Writing Prize Verses, essays, confessions, reports, translations, drafts, treatises, laments and utopias, 1995–2007. Collected by Elisa Sampedrin. Lisa Robertson writes poems that... (read more)

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Daughters of Emptiness
Daughters of Emptiness
by Beata Grant
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Women played major roles in the history of Buddhist China, but given the paucity of the remaining records, their voices have all but faded. In Daughters of Emptiness, Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering and translating the enchanting verse -... (read more)

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Field Translation Series #17: The Unknown Rilke: Rilke
Field Translation Series #17: The Unknown Rilke: Rilke
by Rainer Maria Rilke
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Wright's brilliant translations of some of Rilke's neglected poems are now widely admired. They are here enhanced by an additional selection and a new introduction by the translator.... (read more)

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Poems, Protest, and a Dream: Selected Writings
Poems, Protest, and a Dream: Selected Writings
by Juana Ines De La Cruz
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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1648-1695) wrote her most famous prose work, La Respuesta a Sor Filotea, in 1691 in response to her bishop's injunction against her intellectual pursuits. A passionate and subversive defense of the rights of women to study, to... (read more)

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Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan
Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan
by Paul Celan
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Paul Celan was born in 1920 in the East European province of Bukovina. Soon after his parents, German-speaking Jews, had perished at the hands of the Nazis, Celan wrote "Todesfuge" ("Deathfugue"), the most compelling poem to emerge from the Holocaust... (read more)

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Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak
Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak
by Marc Falkoff and Ariel Dorfman and Flagg Miller
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Since 2002, at least 775 men have been held in the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. According to Department of Defense data, fewer than half of them are accused of committing any hostile act against the United States or its allies... (read more)

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The Poems of St. John of the Cross
The Poems of St. John of the Cross
by John Of The Cross
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Many critics regard the work of Saint John of the Cross (1542-91), the 16th-century mystic, to be among the finest poetry Spain has produced. This bilingual edition, the first in modern English, was originally published in hard cover in 1968 by the... (read more)

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Inferno of Dante Bilingual Edition
Inferno of Dante Bilingual Edition
by Dante/pinsky
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This widely praised version of Dante's masterpiece, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets, is more idiomatic and approachable than its many predecessors. Former U.S... (read more)

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Modern Reader's Guide To Dante's the Divine Comedy (99 Edition)
Modern Reader's Guide To Dante's the Divine Comedy (99 Edition)
by Joseph Gallagher
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Longfellow dubbed it a "medieval miracle of song." T.S. Eliot believed it constituted "the greatest altitude and greatest depth" of human passion. In comparing its author to Shakespeare, Eliot concluded that "they divide the modern world between them... (read more)

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Nothing Is Lost: Selected Poems (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation)
Nothing Is Lost: Selected Poems (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation)
by Edvard Kocbek
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"Had Edvard Kocbek not belonged to a small nation and a language of extremely limited diffusion, he would now be numbered among the major poets of the postwar era. This is an extremely valuable book. The translations are impeccable, lucid, and eloquent."-... (read more)

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A Musical Hell
A Musical Hell
by Alejandra Pizarnik
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Published in pamphlet form, this incredibly stunning and visionary collection of poems is enough to set anyone's surrealist imaginings on fire. With a truly adulatory — and much deserved! — preface by Julio Cortázar.... (read more)

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Fifteen Iraqi Poets (13 Edition)
Fifteen Iraqi Poets (13 Edition)
by Mikhail
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compiles fifteen poems, each written by a different, prominent twentieth-century Iraqi poet. Selected, with commentary, by award-winning Iraqi-American poet, Dunya Mikhail, this little anthology is the perfect introduction to a glorious literature that... (read more)

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