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September 29, 2014
  1. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    by Seamus Heaney
  2. Gilgamesh: A New English Version
    by Stephen Mitchell
  3. Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary
    by J R R Tolkien
  4. Cassell's Concise Latin and English Dictionary
    by Cassells
  5. The Three Theban Plays: Antigon/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Penguin Classics)
    by Sophocles
  6. The Gift
    by Hafiz
  7. The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi
    by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  8. Don Quixote
    by Miguel de Cervantes and Edith Grossman
  9. Meditations (Modern Library Classics)
    by Marcus Aurelius and Gregory Hays
  10. The Odyssey
    by Homer and Robert Fitzgerald
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Locked Case
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The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Simon Hornblower

A Booklist 2012 Editors' Choice Selection For more than half a century, the Oxford Classical Dictionary has been the unrivaled one-volume reference work on the Greco-Roman world. Whether one is interested in literature or art, philosophy or law... (read more)

Middle East
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Hafiz of Shiraz: Thirty Poems, an Introduction to the Sufi Master


"Hafiz--a quarry of imagery in which poets of all ages might mine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Hafiz was born at Shiraz, in Persia, some time after 1320, and died there in 1389. He is, then, an almost exact contemporary of Chaucer. His standing in... (read more)

Nordic German and Russian
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Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories (Penguin Classics)


They date from the thirteenth century and fall into two distinct groups. Hrafnkel's Saga, Thorstein the Staff-Struck, and Ale Hood are set in the pastoral society of native Iceland, the homely touch and stark realism giving the incidents a strong feeling... (read more)

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The Story of the Western Wing

Wang Shifu

China's most important love comedy, Wang Shifu's Xixiangji, or The Story of the Western Wing, is a rollicking play that chronicles the adventures of the star-crossed lovers Oriole and Student Zhang. Since its appearance in the thirteenth century, it has... (read more)

Medieval and Renaissance
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Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985 (Pitt Poetry)

Ted Kooser

Named U.S. Poet Laureate for 2004-2006, Ted Kooser is one of America's masters of the short metaphorical poem. Dana Gioia has remarked that Kooser has written more perfect poems than any poet of his generation. In Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985, Kooser... (read more)

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Tales of a Korean Grandmother

Frances Carpenter

The Korean people, like the Chinese, possess a folklore tradition as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian... (read more)

Old English Language
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Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching #0014: Concise Anglo-Saxon Dict 4/E with Supplement

John Richard C Hall

This classic dictionary deals carefully and exhaustively with all the words which occur in Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose. Variant dialectic forms are given, together with variant forms found in the same dialect. Purely poetic words and words not common in... (read more)

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