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Mahabharata : the Book of the Beginning, Volume I (73 Edition)
Mahabharata : the Book of the Beginning, Volume I (73 Edition)
by J. A. Van Buitenen
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The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and... (read more)

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Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition (Penguin Classics)
Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition (Penguin Classics)
by Walt Whitman
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This is the original and complete 1855 edition of one of the greatest masterpieces of American literature, including Whitman's own introduction to the work.... (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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One Robe, One Bowl: the Zen Poetry of Ryokan (06 Edition)
One Robe, One Bowl: the Zen Poetry of Ryokan (06 Edition)
by Ryokan
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The hermit-monk Ryokan, long beloved in Japan both for his poetry and for his character, belongs in the tradition of the great Zen eccentrics of China and Japan. His reclusive life and celebration of nature and the natural life also bring to mind his... (read more)

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Songs of Experience: Facsimile Reproduction with 26 Plates in Full Color
Songs of Experience: Facsimile Reproduction with 26 Plates in Full Color
by William Blake
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This facsimile of Blake's original "Illuminated Book" reproduces 26 full-color plates from a rare 1826 edition. Includes "The Tyger," "London," "Holy Thursday," and other immortal poems. 26 color plates. Printed text of poems.... (read more)

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Sonnets (Newly Revised Edition ) (98 Edition)
Sonnets (Newly Revised Edition ) (98 Edition)
by William Shakespeare
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The Newly Revised Signet Classic Shakespeare Series The work of the world's greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars. An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and sonnets by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series,... (read more)

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Lyrical Ballads: William Wordsworth and S. T. Coleridge
Lyrical Ballads: William Wordsworth and S. T. Coleridge
by R L Brett
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This is a comprehensively revised second edition of a classic student text with the 1798 and 1800 editions of Lyrical Ballads reprinted together. It contains the complete text of one of the most important documents of the Romantic movement - now with new... (read more)

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Language of Life: A Festival of Poets
Language of Life: A Festival of Poets
by Bill Moyers
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"Poets live the lives all of us live," says Bill Moyers, "with one big difference. They have the power--the power of the word--to create a world of thoughts and emotions other can share. We only have to learn to listen." In a series... (read more)

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Hymns and Fragments (84 Edition)
Hymns and Fragments (84 Edition)
by Friedrich Holderlin
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Drawing on the most recent scholarship, this annotated translation conveys the radical idiom and vision that continue to make Friedrich Holderlin a contemporary. Including his late poems in free rhythms from the years between 1801 and 1806, the period... (read more)

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Selected Poetry (94 Edition)
Selected Poetry (94 Edition)
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was one of the most versatile minds in European intellectual history, and a shaping influence in the development of English poetry. As a radical young poet in the years following the French revolution, he collaborated... (read more)

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Poems and Songs (Dover Thrift Editions)
Poems and Songs (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Robert Burns
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Treasury of 43 works including: "The Cotter's Saturday Night," "To a Mountain Daisy," "To a Mouse," "To a Louse," "Tam o' Shanter," "Comin Thro' the Rye," "Im Oe'r Young to Marry Yet," "O, Lay Thy Loof in Mine, Lass," and "O, Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast.... (read more)

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Complete English Poems ((Rev)04 Edition)
Complete English Poems ((Rev)04 Edition)
by George Herbert
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George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-century... (read more)

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Beowulf (05 Edition)
Beowulf (05 Edition)
by Anonymous
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The story of one man's triumph over a legendary monster, Beowulf marks the beginning of Anglo-Saxon literature as we know it today. This Enriched Classic includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A... (read more)

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Selected Poems (93 Edition)
Selected Poems (93 Edition)
by Gordon Noel Byron
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Richly varied in mood and content, this collection captures the essence of Byrons great poetic achievement. Among the 31 selections: convivial song-like poems, love poems, travel poems, humorous and satiric poems. Included are shorter works such as the... (read more)

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Redress of Poetry (95 Edition)
Redress of Poetry (95 Edition)
by Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney defines the title of this work of criticism as follows: "To redress poetry is to know and celebrate it for its forcibleness as itself . . . not only as a matter of profferd argument and edifying content but as a matter of angelic potential,... (read more)

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Byron's Poetry and Prose ((2ND)10 Edition)
Byron's Poetry and Prose ((2ND)10 Edition)
by George Gordon Byron
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"Criticism" is chronologically keyed to Byron's poetry and reprints both classic and recent examinations of Byron's writing and life, including assessments by Anne Barton, Donald H. Reiman, Jane Stabler, Jerome J. McGann, Susan J. Wolfson, and James... (read more)

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New Century Views #0012: Emily Dickinson: A Collection of Critical Essays
New Century Views #0012: Emily Dickinson: A Collection of Critical Essays
by Judith Farr
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A truly useful collection of literary criticism on a widely studied author, this collection of essays, selected and introduced by a distinguished scholar, makes the most informative and provocative critical work easily available to the general public... (read more)

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Poems and Prose From the Old English (98 Edition)
Poems and Prose From the Old English (98 Edition)
by Burton Raffel
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In this restructured and greatly expanded version of Burton Raffel's out-of-print classic, Poems from the Old English, Raffel and co-editor Alexandra H. Olsen place the oldest English writings in an entirely different perspective. Keeping the classroom... (read more)

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Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)
Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)
by Henry W Longfellow
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Longfellow was the most popular poet of his day. This selection includes generous samplings from his longer works—Evangeline, The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Hiawatha—as well as his shorter lyrics and less familiar narrative poems.... (read more)

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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by John Donne
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Rich selection of 73 works by the English "metaphysical" poet. Included are "The Good Morrow," "The Canonization," "The Relic," "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "To His Mistress Going to Bed," "Death Be Not Proud," "Good Friday, 1613. Riding... (read more)

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