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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
by Seamus Heaney
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"I resignedly picked it up at last on the tail end of a history binge, telling myself, 'Okay, I'm finally going to slog through it. Just get it over with.' And I discovered all my trepidation had been for naught. This isn't an 'accessible for a scholarly... (read more)

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Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
by Stephen Mitchell
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Finally available in paperback comes a brilliant new rendering of the oldest epic in the world by esteemed translator and bestselling author Mitchell.... (read more)

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Virgil: Aeneid IV (07 Edition)
Virgil: Aeneid IV (07 Edition)
by Keith Maclennan
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In Book IV of Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the most studied books of that epic poem, Dido, queen of Carthage, is inflamed by love for Aeneas. The goddesses Juno and Venus plot to unite them, and their 'marriage' is consummated in a cave during a... (read more)

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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer and Robert Fitzgerald
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The classic translation of The Odyssey, now in a Noonday paperback. Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer's Odyssey is the best and best-loved modern translation of the greatest of all epic poems. Since 1961, this Odyssey has sold more than two... (read more)

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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer and Robert Fagles
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Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning new modern-verse... (read more)

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The Gift
The Gift
by Hafiz
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Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi&... (read more)

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The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
by N K Sandars
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‘I am Gilgamesh who seized and killed the Bull of Heaven, I killed the watchman of the cedar forest, I overthrew Humbaba who lived in the forest’ Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the... (read more)

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Beowulf (08 Edition)
Beowulf (08 Edition)
by Burton Raffel
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Legends from the Ancient North: Five classics of Norse literature that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien's epic vision in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Legendary fantasy writer J. R. R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating, and teaching... (read more)

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Gilgamesh : Verse Narrative (03 Edition)
Gilgamesh : Verse Narrative (03 Edition)
by Herbert Mason
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Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of... (read more)

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Paradise Lost (Norton Critical Editions)
Paradise Lost (Norton Critical Editions)
by John Milton
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'Gordon Teskey\"s freshly edited text of Milton\"s masterpiece is accompanied by a new introduction and substantial explanatory annotations. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized, the latter, importantly, within the limits imposed by Milton\"s... (read more)

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo
by J. R. R. Tolkien
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Three epic poems from 14th century England speak of life during the age of chivalry. Translated from medieval English.... (read more)

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The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer
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The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer
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War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years, the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. It is a tale of many truths, speaking of powerful emotions, the failures of leadership, the destructive... (read more)

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The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
by Virgil
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Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.... (read more)

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The Essential Rumi
The Essential Rumi
by Rumi
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"I don't mean to claim a special relationship with Rumi...but a poet of such astonishing range and depth needs many translators and interpreters. Mystical poetry tries to reveal the apple orchard within the mist of language (Rumi's image). I hope these... (read more)

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Arthurian Romances (Penguin Classics)
Arthurian Romances (Penguin Classics)
by Chrétien de Troyes
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Fantastic adventures abound in these courtly romances: Erec and Enide, Cligés, The Knight of the Cart, The Knight with the Lion, and The Story of the Grail.... (read more)

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Divine Comedy Volume 1 Inferno
Divine Comedy Volume 1 Inferno
by Dante/musa
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This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern... (read more)

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The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
by Andrew George
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‘I am Gilgamesh who seized and killed the Bull of Heaven, I killed the watchman of the cedar forest, I overthrew Humbaba who lived in the forest’ Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from 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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The Aeneid of Virgil (Bantam Classics)
The Aeneid of Virgil (Bantam Classics)
by Virgil
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"Allen Mandelbaum has produced a living Aeneid, a version that is unmistakably poetry." -- Erich Segal, The New York Times Book Review "A brilliant translation; the only one since Dryden which reads like English verse and conveys some of... (read more)

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