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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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The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems
The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems
by Tomas Transtromer
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A new collected volume from the Nobel Prize–winning poet that includes, for the first time in English, all of the poems from her last Polish collection One of Europe’s greatest recent poets is also its wisest, wittiest, and most accessible... (read more)

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Songs for Tomorrow: Poems 1961-2001 (Green Integer)
Songs for Tomorrow: Poems 1961-2001 (Green Integer)
by Ko Un
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This book is a selected poems of the great Korean author, Ko Un.... (read more)

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Mean Time
Mean Time
by Carol Ann Duffy
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Prize-winning fourth collection of poems by acclaimed British poet - over 50,000 sold since 1993 publication.... (read more)

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Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation
Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation
by William H Gass
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After reading the 20th-century German poet in English for most of his life, essayist, novelist, and philosopher Gass ( tried his hand at translating. He offers not only his version the but also a deep exposition of what he learned about language... (read more)

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The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
by Pablo Neruda
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New translations of Neruda's most important poems, gathered to celebrate the centennial of his birth.... (read more)

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The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry
by J. D. McClatchy
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The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
by Rainer Maria Rilke
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Lannan Translations Selection #10: The Clean Shirt of It
Lannan Translations Selection #10: The Clean Shirt of It
by Paulo Henriq Britto
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The first English translation of a full-length poetry title by acclaimed Brazilian poet Paulo Britto.... (read more)

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Idanre & Other Poems
Idanre & Other Poems
by Wole Soyinka
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Wole Soyinka--playwright, novelist, poet and polemical essayist--was born in Nigeria in 1934. Educated there and at Leeds University, he worked in the British theatre before returning to West Africa in 1960. In 1986 he became the first African writer to... (read more)

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The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems
The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems
by Paul Schmidt
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A New York Review Books Original A master anthology of Russias most important poetry, newly collected and never before published in English In the years before the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Stray Dog cabaret in St. Petersburg was the haunt of poets... (read more)

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Butterfly's Burden (06 Edition)
Butterfly's Burden (06 Edition)
by Darwish
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Newest work from Mahmoud Darwish--the most acclaimed poet in the Arab... (read more)

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Collected Poems 1920 1954 Bilingual Edition
Collected Poems 1920 1954 Bilingual Edition
by Eugenio Montale
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"[A] superb translation . . . If one of the functions of a poem is to offer an alternative to dominant ways of thinking and feeling within a society, and even on occasion to offer an alternative to its own alternatives, then Montale's Collected Poems... (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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William Butler Yeats is generally considered to be Ireland’s greatest poet, living or dead, and one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.... (read more)

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Contemporary Russian Poetry : an Anthology (08 Edition)
Contemporary Russian Poetry : an Anthology (08 Edition)
by Evgeny Bunimovitch
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Essential Poems and Writings of Joyce Mansour
Essential Poems and Writings of Joyce Mansour
by Ruxandra Cesereanu
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Poems of Jerusalem, and Love Poems : English and Hebrew (88 Edition)
Poems of Jerusalem, and Love Poems : English and Hebrew (88 Edition)
by Yehuda Amichai
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The Collected Poetry
The Collected Poetry
by Aime Cesaire
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They Carry a Promise: Selected Poems
They Carry a Promise: Selected Poems
by Janusz Szuber
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An intensely elegant poet whose works are short and accessible, Szuber's poems are poised between life itself in all its messy glory and the quiet act of observing humanity's place in it all. [Szuber's] poetry speaks to the hard part of the soul... (read more)

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Lannan Translations Selection #12: Mihyar of Damascus, His Songs
Lannan Translations Selection #12: Mihyar of Damascus, His Songs
by Adunis
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This breakthrough collection by a major world poet established a new direction in Arabic poetry.... (read more)

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