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Glass Irony And God
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|October 3, 1995

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Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style in Glass, Irony and God. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay," a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of Carson's…
Collected Poems Of Octavio Paz 1957 To 1987
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|May 7, 1991

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Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz is incontestably Latin America's foremost living poet. The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz is a landmark bilingual gathering of all the poetry he has published in book form since 1952, the year of his premier long poem, Sunstone (Piedra…
The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Hell
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|June 30, 1950

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The first volume of Dante's Divine Comedy Guided by the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the nine circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of…
Hesiod And Theognis: Theogony, Works And Days, And Elegies
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|August 26, 1976

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Together these two poets-Hesiod, the epic poet, and Theognis, the elegist-offer a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking…
The Divine Comedy: Volume 3: Paradise
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|July 30, 1962

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The third volume of Dante's Divine Comedy To the consternation of his more academic admirers, who believed Latin to be the only proper language for dignified verse, Dante wrote his Comedy in colloquial Italian, wanting it to be a poem for the…
Metamorphoses
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|October 30, 1955

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Mary Innes's classic prose translation of one of the supreme masterpieces of Latin literature "The most beautiful book in the language (my opinion and I suspect it was Shakespeare's)." -Ezra Pound Ovid drew on Greek mythology, Latin folklore and legend from…
The Divine Comedy, I. Inferno, Vol. I. Part 1: Text: Text
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|February 21, 1990

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Charles S. Singleton's edition of the Divine Comedy , of which this is the first part, provides the English-speaking reader with everything he needs to read and understand Dante's great masterpiece. The Italian text here is in the edition of Giorgio Petrocchi,…
The Divine Comedy: Volume Ii: Purgatory
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|February 5, 1985

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The second volume in Dante's Divine Comedy  Beginning with Dante's liberation from Hell, Purgatory relates his ascent, accompanied by Virgil, of the Mount of Purgatory - a mountain of nine levels, formed from rock forced upwards when God threw Satan into…
The Cinnamon Peeler
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|November 7, 1992

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Michael Ondaatje’s new selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler , brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, Secular Love . These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise…
Gilgamesh: A New Rendering In English Verse
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|June 1, 1993

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A new verse rendering of the great epic of ancient Mesopotamia, one of the oldest works in Western Literature. Ferry makes Gilgamesh available in the kind of energetic and readable translation that Robert Fitzgerald and Richard Lattimore have provided for.
Versos Sencillos =: Simple Verses
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|November 1, 1997

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Poetry. SIMPLE VERSES is the first complete English translation of the classic collection VERSOS SENCILLOS, written by the Cuban poet Jose Marti (1853-1895) in the United States during his years of exile and revolutionary struggle. This great political and…
Neruda: Selected Poems
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|September 10, 1990

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In his long life as a poet, Pablo Neruda succeeded in becoming what many poets have aspired to but never achieved: a public voice, a voice not just for the people of his country but for his entire continent. Widely translated, he probably reached more readers…