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Awarded the American-Scandinavian PEN Translation Prize by Michael Hamburger, Susanna Nied's translation of alphabet introduces Inger Christensen's poetry to US readers for the first time. Born in 1935, Inger Christensen is Denmark's best known poet. Her…

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A powerful version of the Latin classic by England's late Poet Laureate, now in paperback.When it was published in 1997, Tales from Ovid was immediately recognized as a classic in its own right, as the best rering of Ovid in generations, and as a major book in…

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The Divine Comedy has been a cornerstone of Western literature for the better part of a millennium. In this work, Joseph Gallagher brings the power and prestige of this medieval classic to a new generation of readers--taking them on a guided tour through heaven,…

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A Sudden Sky is a book of northern poems with crystalline images and lines, fragile graceful poems that speak of fragments, of the moment between open and closed eyes, of the human need for embrace. These poems note the spaces between things - always a gap, a…

PAROLES

by Jacques Prevert

|September 10, 1976

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Paroles , un recueil de poèmes publié en 1946, deviendra un succès de librairie phénoménal: plus de 5 000 exemplaires se sont envolés dès la première semaine de sa parution; et cette popularité ne s'est jamais démentie. On y retrouve plusieurs des…

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All of the poems of this great Russian poet in acclaimed translations, accompanied by notes, a biographical chronology, a translator's introduction, and a major essay by Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Brodsky written specifically for this volume.

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Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) - a poet who lived most his life in Lisbon, Portugal, and who died in obscurity there - has in recent years gained international recognition as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Now Richard Zenith has collected in a…

Water Stair

by John Pass

|January 1, 2000

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Here is a vivid, surging collection of poems that captures the essence of the undulating, life-giving, endlessly moving river. An assortment of "river journeys," the verses in the exquisitely named Water Stair are at once expansionist and native,…

HISTOIRES

by Jacques Prevert

|June 9, 1972

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Histoires a paru la même année que Paroles , en 1946. On peut voir dans les courts textes que contient ce recueil une des raisons du succès de Jacques Prévert : chacun de ces textes est une « histoire », il est vrai, et parfois une fable. On a…

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Goethe's classic, enlivened by Randall Jarrell's fine translation and Peter Sís's dark, dreamy illustrations Randall Jarrell's translation of Faust is one of his most important achievements. In 1957 he inscribed Goethe's motto on the first page of his…

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This book is about how poets, filmmakers, and psychoanalysts look upon the female body, how they examine it as if dissecting it--at times relishing it, at others anguishing over its fragmentation. Eliane DalMolin examines how Charles Baudelaire, François…