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Ovid’s deliciously clever and exuberant epic, now in a gorgeous new clothbound edition   Ovid’s sensuous and witty poetry brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation—often as a…

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A revised edition of this major writer's complete poetical work And I who was walking with the earth at my waist, saw two snowy eagles and a naked girl. The one was the other and the girl was neither. -from "Qasida of the Dark Doves" Federico García Lorca is the…

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A stunning 3-in-1 edition of one of the great works of Western literature An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon,  The Divine Comedy  describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory…

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Lacunae , Daniel Nadler's debut collection, is an exercise in poetics of vital import. In it, Nadler imagines himself into those moments of unintelligibility-blank spaces in time-where constraint and expansion coincide. When faced with such ellipses, like where…

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"These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist…

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Half-Mohawk, half-English author Pauline Johnson astounded Canada with her unique poetry, prose, and presentations. Pauline Johnson was an unusual and unique presence on the literary scene during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Part Mohawk and part…

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TOLSTOY CALLED THE ILIAD A miracle; Goethe said that it always thrust him into a state of astonishment. Homer’s story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But until now, even the best English translations…

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Renowned for its depth of feeling and musicality, the poetry of Ruben Dario (1867-1916) has been revered by writers including Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz. A leading figure in the movement known as "modernismo, "Dario created the modern…

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There are numerous introductions to poetry and prosody available, but none at once so comprehensive and so accessible as this. With the increasing emphasis on free verse, the past generation has developed a widespread impression that the study of poetic meter is…

The Top 500 Poems

by William Harmon

|December 10, 1992

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The Top 500 Poems offers a vivid portrait of poetry in English, assembling a host of popular and enduring poems as chosen by critics, editors, poets, and general readers. These works speak across centuries, beginning with Chaucer's resourceful inventions and…

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Celebrate the life passages shared only between mothers and daughters in this uniquely moving collection.   Mothers and Daughters reveals the full breadth and depth of the mother-daughter bond as only poetry can. From pregnancy to toddlerhood, adolescence to…

The Odes Of Horace: Bilingual Edition

by David Ferry

|October 30, 1998

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The Latin poet Horace is, along with his friend Virgil, the most celebrated of the poets of the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and, with Virgil, the most influential. These marvelously constructed poems with their unswerving clarity of vision and their…