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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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Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition
Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition
by Walt Whitman
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In 1855, Walt Whitman published — at his own expense — the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which... (read more)

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Making of a Poem: a Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (00 Edition)
Making of a Poem: a Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (00 Edition)
by Mark Strand
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Two beloved and esteemed poets have collaborated on this intimate and useful anthology illuminating the history, practice, and wonder of our most elusive art. Intended for all those who love poetry, including teachers, readers, writers, and students, The... (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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Perrines Sound and Sense
Perrines Sound and Sense
by Laurence Perrine
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Assigned more than any other introductory poetry text on the market! Features -- Known for its exemplary poetry selections, Perrine's Sound and Sense is written for the student who is beginning a serious study of poetry. -- Discusses the elements of... (read more)

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Inanna : Queen of Heaven and Earth (83 Edition)
Inanna : Queen of Heaven and Earth (83 Edition)
by Diane Wolkstein
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A fresh retelling of the ancient texts about Ishtar, the world's first goddess. Illustrated with visual artifacts of the period. "A great masterpiece of universal literature."--Mircea... (read more)

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Lyric Poems (91 Edition)
Lyric Poems (91 Edition)
by John Keats
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One of the greatest English poets, John Keats (1795–1821) created an astonishing body of work before his early death from tuberculosis at the age of 26. Much of his poetry consists of deeply felt lyrical meditations on a variety of themes—love,... (read more)

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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
by Emily Dickinson
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A luminary of American poetry, Emily Dickinson is canonized for good reason. Her poems are vital, wildly eccentric, and filled with her rich and complex imagination. Absolutely essential.... (read more)

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Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Norton Critical Edition)
Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Norton Critical Edition)
by Seamus Heaney
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The translation that "rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship" (The Observer) is combined with first-rate annotation. No reading knowledge of Old English is assumed. Heaney"s clear and insightful introduction to Beowulfprovides students with an... (read more)

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Paradise Lost (07 Edition)
Paradise Lost (07 Edition)
by John Milton
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Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon John Milton’s Paradise Lost, an epic poem on the clash between God and his fallen angel, Satan, is a profound meditation on fate, free will, and divinity, and one of the most beautiful... (read more)

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Norton Introduction To Poetry - With CD (9TH 07 Edition)
Norton Introduction To Poetry - With CD (9TH 07 Edition)
by Paul Hunter
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It not only sharpens students' close-reading skills and deepens their appreciation for the emotional power of poetry, but also connects poetry to the larger world by providing a thorough introduction to poetry's authorial, cultural, and critical contexts.... (read more)

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Paradise Lost (03 Edition)
Paradise Lost (03 Edition)
by John Milton
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In Paradise Lost, Milton produced a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting a charismatic Satan and naked Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also... (read more)

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Sir Gawain and Green Knight (07 Edition)
Sir Gawain and Green Knight (07 Edition)
by Simon Armitage
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"Promises to drive the green force of the old poem through the Armitage fuse and set it a-buddin' and a-bloomin' for the new millennium."'"Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate, best-selling translator of BeowulfCom posed in the late fourteenth century by an... (read more)

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Faerie Queene, Book 1 (07 Edition)
Faerie Queene, Book 1 (07 Edition)
by Edmund Spenser
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The World Literature series reproduces the greatest books the world over with only the highest production standards. History, philosophy, psychology, political theory, fiction, and ancient texts are now accessible to everyone at an extremely affordable... (read more)

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Paradise Lost (00 Edition)
Paradise Lost (00 Edition)
by John Milton
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Edited with an introduction and notes by John Leonard.... (read more)

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Shakespeare's Sonnets (97 Edition)
Shakespeare's Sonnets (97 Edition)
by William Shakespeare
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Katherine Duncan-Jones has published over forty articles on Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. Her biography Sir Philip Sidney: Courtier Poet appeared in 1991, and her Ungentle Shakespeare: Scenes from his Life was published by the Arden Shakespeare in... (read more)

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Leaves of Grass and Other Writings ((Rev)02 Edition)
Leaves of Grass and Other Writings ((Rev)02 Edition)
by Walt Whitman
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Following the texts is an album of portraits of Whitman, as well as "Whitman on His Art," a collection of Whitman's statements about his role as a poet taken from his notebooks, letters, conversations, and newspaper articles. While continuing to provide... (read more)

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Collected Songs of Cold Mountain -expanded (Rev 00 Edition)
Collected Songs of Cold Mountain -expanded (Rev 00 Edition)
by Red (translator) Pine
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A Zen-Taoist poetry classic, in a handsome Chinese-English format This definitive translation of Han Shans poetry appears in a bilingual Chinese-English format. Included are extensive notes, a preface by renowned translator Red Pine, a findings list, and... (read more)

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Four Huts: Asian Writings on the Simple Life
Four Huts: Asian Writings on the Simple Life
by Burton Watson
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The short works collected in Four Huts give voice to one of the most treasured aesthetic and spiritual ideals of Asia—that of a simple life lived in a simple dwelling. The texts were written between the ninth and the seventeenth centuries and... (read more)

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Leaves of Grass (83 Edition)
Leaves of Grass (83 Edition)
by Walt Whitman
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One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves Of Grass is his one book.  First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was... (read more)

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