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November 22, 2014
  1. Cassell's Concise Latin and English Dictionary
    by Cassells
  2. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    by Seamus Heaney
  3. Beowulf (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by R K Gordon
  4. Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary
    by J R R Tolkien
  5. The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi
    by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  6. The Gift
    by Hafiz
  7. Meditations (Modern Library Classics)
    by Marcus Aurelius and Gregory Hays
  8. Beowulf (Signet Classics)
    by Raffel
  9. The Essential Rumi
    by Rumi
  10. Don Quixote
    by Miguel de Cervantes and Edith Grossman
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

French Medieval and Renaissance
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The Fabliaux: A New Verse Translation

Nathaniel E Dubin

Composed between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, these virtually unknown erotic and satiric poems lie at the root of the Western comic tradition. Passed down by the anticlerical middle classes of medieval France, The Fabliaux depicts priapic... (read more)

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Anthology of Korean Literature: From Early Times to Nineteenth Century (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European)

Peter H. Lee (edt)

This books offers a comprehensive sampling of the major genres of poetry and prose written from about A.D. 600 to the end of the nineteenth century. The book contains a dazzling array of myths and legends, essays and biographies, love poems and Zen poems,... (read more)

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)

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On the Good Life (Penguin Classics)

Marcus Tullius Cicero

This volume brings together his tentative and undogmatic reflections on the good life, in which he discusses duty, friendship, the training of a statesman, and the importance of moral integrity in the search for happiness.... (read more)

Medieval and Nordic
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The Purgatorio (Signet Classics)


In The Purgatorio, Dante describes his journey to the renunciation of sin, accepting his suffering in preparation for his coming into the presence of God. This brilliant translation of Dante?s canticle crystallizes the great poet?s immortal conception of... (read more)

Spanish Medieval and Renaissance
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The Song of the Cid

Burton Raffel

From a legendary translator: a magnificent new rendering of Spain's national epic Venture into the heart of Islamic Spain in this vibrant, rollicking new translation of The Song of the Cid, the only surviving epic from medieval Spain. Banished from the... (read more)

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

Maureen Gall Kovacs

Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of... (read more)

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam was a Persian astronomer and mathematician born in the later part of the 11th century. His poetry, which received very little notoriety in its day, achieved classic status when it was discovered and rendered into English verse by Edward... (read more)

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