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Leaves of Grass
Leaves of Grass
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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Poems of Phillis Wheatley - Revised and Enlarged (Rev 89 Edition)
Poems of Phillis Wheatley - Revised and Enlarged (Rev 89 Edition)
by Phillis Wheatley
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Julian D. Mason Jr. is emeritus professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.... (read more)

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Seventeenth-century British Poetry (06 Edition)
Seventeenth-century British Poetry (06 Edition)
by John P. Rumrich
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A time of political and social unrest in England, this period produced some of the greatest poetry in English. This volume includes the major poets'"John Donne, Ben Jonson, George Herbert, John Milton, and Andrew Marvell'"the major women writers of the... (read more)

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Paris Spleen (New Directions Paperbook, 294)
Paris Spleen (New Directions Paperbook, 294)
by Charles Baudelaire
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Set in a modern, urban Paris, the prose pieces in this volume constitute a further exploration of the terrain Baudelaire had covered in his verse masterpiece, : the city and its squalor and inequalities, the pressures of time and mortality, and the... (read more)

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The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics)
The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics)
by Ben Jonson
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His adoption of classical ideals was combined with a vigorous interest in contemporary life and a strong faith in native idiom. Within the urbane elegance of his verse forms he contrived a directness and energy of statement clearly related to colloquial... (read more)

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The Selected Poems of T'Ao Ch'ien
The Selected Poems of T'Ao Ch'ien
by Tao Chien
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T'ao Ch'ien, (365 - 427, C.E.), one of the most revered poets in classical Chinese literature, is presented in a lucid translation with an introduction. "David Hinton is one of the most impressive of the younger translators of classical Chinese poetry....... (read more)

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Poetry of Petrarch (04 Edition)
Poetry of Petrarch (04 Edition)
by Francesco Petrarch
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Ineffable sweetness, bold, uncanny sweetness that came to my eyes from her lovely face; from that day on I'd willingly have closed them, never to gaze again at lesser beauties. --from Sonnet 116 Petrarch was born in Tuscany and grew up in the south of... (read more)

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Beowulf and Other Stories (2ND 12 Edition)
Beowulf and Other Stories (2ND 12 Edition)
by Richard North
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Beowulf & Other Stories was first conceived in the belief that the study of Old English – and its close cousins, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman – can be a genuine delight, covering a period as replete with wonder, creativity... (read more)

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Kabir: Ecstatic Poems
Kabir: Ecstatic Poems
by Robert Bly
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Dunciad (09 Edition)
Dunciad (09 Edition)
by Valerie Rumbold
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General Editors: Charlotte Brewer, Hertford College, Oxford H. R. Woudhuysen, University College London Daniel Karlin, University of Sheffield The Dunciad in Four Books of 1743 was the culmination of the series of Dunciads which Alexander Pope produced... (read more)

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Wordsworth and Coleridge : Lyrical Ballads (05 Edition)
Wordsworth and Coleridge : Lyrical Ballads (05 Edition)
by R. L. Brett
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When it was first published, Lyrical Ballads enraged the critics of the day: Wordsworth and Coleridge had given poetry a voice, one decidedly different to that which had been voiced before. This acclaimed Routledge Classics edition offers the reader the... (read more)

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Andrew Marvell the Complete Poems (Penguin Classics)
Andrew Marvell the Complete Poems (Penguin Classics)
by Andrew Marvell
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A new edition of Herberts poetry, edited by his acclaimed biographer John Drury George Herbert wrote, but never published, some of the very greatest poetry in the English language, including such classics of devotional poetry as “The Altar,” &#... (read more)

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Paradise Lost (2ND 07 Edition)
Paradise Lost (2ND 07 Edition)
by John Milton
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First published in 1968, Alastair Fowler's annotated edition of Paradise Lost is acknowledged as the most authoritative guide to this major work. It is the only recent edition of Paradise Lost to be based on the text of the first (1667) edition, now... (read more)

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Dickinson: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Dickinson: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
by Emily Dickinson
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Four Huts : Asian Writings on the Simple Life (02 Edition)
Four Huts : Asian Writings on the Simple Life (02 Edition)
by Burton (trans.) Watson
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"This beautifully rendered, expertly designed, small pocket volume is a compact little world in itself, just waiting to be opened."— The Japan Times... (read more)

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Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
by Jerome Loving
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Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself is the first full-length critical biography of Walt Whitman in more than forty years. Jerome Loving makes use of recently unearthed archival evidence and newspaper writings to present the most accurate, complete, and... (read more)

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Complete English Poems (91 Edition)
Complete English Poems (91 Edition)
by John Donne
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The magnificent Seventeenth-Century metaphysical poet John Donne created new forms of lyric, satire, erotic poems, and religious verse that left poetry in English forever changed. From his famously sensual love poems to his equally passionate and... (read more)

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Beowulf: Old English Edition (Penguin Classics)
Beowulf: Old English Edition (Penguin Classics)
by Michael Alexander
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Beowulf stands at the head of English literature; a poem of historical interest and epic scope. Although the first manuscript of Beowulf dates from around the year 1000 CE, it is thought that the poem existed in its present form from the year 850... (read more)

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Selected Poems Emily Dickinson (04 Edition)
Selected Poems Emily Dickinson (04 Edition)
by Emily Dickinson
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"No one can read these poems...without perceiving that he is not so much reading as being spoken to." --Archibald MacLeish From the Trade Paperback edition.... (read more)

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Beowulf (07 Edition)
Beowulf (07 Edition)
by Dick Ringer
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Dick Ringler's deceptively simple translation captures the rhythm, movement, and power of the original Old English poem while employing a fluid modern English style and a relatively spare vocabulary. His generous Introduction, a lively yet masterly... (read more)

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