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The Thebaid , a Latin epic in twelve books by Statius (c. 45–96 C. E.) reexamines events following the abdication of Oedipus, focusing on the civil war between the brothers Eteocles, King of Thebes, and Polynices, who comes at the head of an army from…

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In this rich collection of Sanskrit verse, the late Daniel Ingalls provides English readers with a wide variety of poetry from the vast anthology of an eleventh-century Buddhist scholar. Although the style of poetry presented here originated in royal courts,…

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Fred Wah's career has spanned six decades and a range of formal styles and preoccupations. Scree collects Wah's concrete and sound poetry of the 1960s, his landscape-centric work of the 1970s, and his ethnicity-oriented poems of the 1980s. Fred was a founding…

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In this compelling account of the "peasants' revolt" of 1381, in which rebels burned hundreds of official archives and attacked other symbols of authority, Steven Justice demonstrates that the rebellion was not an uncontrolled, inarticulate explosion of peasant…

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Angular unconformity A discordant surface of contact between the deposits of two episodes of sedimentation in which the older, underlying strata have undergone folding, uplift, and erosion before the deposition of the younger sediments, so that the younger strata…

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When the complete "Letters of Emily Dickinson appeared in three volumes in 1958, Robert Kirsch welcomed them in the "Los Angeles Times, saying "The missives offer access to the mind and heart of one of America's most intriguing literary personalities." This…

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Why are poems important? What do people mean when they use the word prosody? How does a poem read and sound? How does a poem's shape--its form--help to create its meaning? Sound and Form in Modern Poetry provides useful answers to these questions for readers of…

The Heliand: The Saxon Gospel

by G. Ronald Murphy

|September 1, 1990

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A spirited retelling of the Gospel story in a Germanic setting, the ninth-century A.D. Old Saxon epic poem The Heliand is at last available in English in Ronald Murphy's graceful new translation. Representing the first full integration and poetic reworking of…

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This fully annotated Latin edition, by Daniel H. Garrison, of Horace's "Epodes, Odes," and "Carmen Saeculare" is the first comprehensive English commentary on these works since 1903. The full text of the "Epodes" is included and placed before the "Odes," as it…

Morning, Paramin

by Derek Walcott

|This title releases November 22, 2016

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A vibrant meditation on the difficult beauty of the Caribbean, taking the form of a dialogue between a Nobel Prize-winning poet and a renowned figurative painter Morning , Paramin offers us a stunning collaboration between a Nobel Prize-winning poet, Derek…