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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shakespeare's Sonnets (Yale Nota Bene)
Shakespeare's Sonnets (Yale Nota Bene)
by Yale
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This prize-winning work provides a facsimile of the 1609 Quarto printed in parallel with a conservatively edited, modernized text. Editor Booth provides commentary that ranges from brief glosses to substantial critical essays.... (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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The Norton Introduction to Poetry, Ninth Edition
The Norton Introduction to Poetry, Ninth Edition
by J 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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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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Leaves of Grass : 1855 and 1891-92 Editions (11 Edition)
Leaves of Grass : 1855 and 1891-92 Editions (11 Edition)
by Walt Whitman
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In 1855, a small volume appeared, self-published by a failed Brooklyn journalist and carpenter: twelve untitled poems and a preface announcing the author's aims. A commercial failure, this book was the first stage of a massive, lifelong enterprise. Six... (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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Complete Sonnets and Poems (02 Edition)
Complete Sonnets and Poems (02 Edition)
by William Shakespeare
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This is the only fully annotated and modernized edition to bring together Shakespeare's sonnets as well as all his poems (including those attributed to him after his death) in one volume. A full introduction discusses his development as a poet, and how... (read more)

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Nine Gates : Entering the Mind of Poetry (97 Edition)
Nine Gates : Entering the Mind of Poetry (97 Edition)
by Jane Hirshfield
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Poetry and the Mind of Concentration Every good poem begins in language awake to its own connections--language that hears itself and what is around it, sees itself and what is around it, looks back at those who look into its gaze and knows more perhaps... (read more)

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
by Seamus Heaney
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A brilliant and faithful rendering of the Anglo-Saxon epic from the Nobel laureate. Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from... (read more)

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The Faerie Queene (Penguin Classics)
The Faerie Queene (Penguin Classics)
by Edmund Spenser
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‘Great Lady of the greatest Isle, whose light Like Phoebus lampe throughout the world doth shine’ The Faerie Queene was one of the most influential poems in the English language. Dedicating his work to Elizabeth I, Spenser brilliantly united... (read more)

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Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems (09 Edition)
Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems (09 Edition)
by Robert Bly
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Like Coleman Barkss translations of Rumi, this collection of poems by Mirabai will appeal to anyone interested in spiritual poetry. Translator and renowned poet Robert Bly has teamed up with Jane Hirshfield, a leader in the field of feminine spiritual... (read more)

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