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The Odyssey

by Peter V. Homer

|March 10, 2010

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The epic tale…

The Iliad

by D. C. H. Homer

|November 24, 2015

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Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardcover Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The Iliad is…

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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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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Describing…

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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…

The Iliad

by Alexander Pope

|February 1, 2003

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THE English version of The Iliad is Alexander Pope's. As Dr. Johnson said of Pope's rendition of the Odessey, it is, "certainly the noblest version of poetry which the world has ever seen." This is the great Iliad of Homer, as cast into Engish by Alexander…

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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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This strange blending of prose and poetry is a collection of enigmatic love letters—to an elusive object of affection—that first appeared in the classified ads of two Toronto newspapers. Stirring curious interest and provoking strong responses, these…

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By the time Al Purdy succumbed to lung cancer at his waterfront home in Sidney BC on April 21, 2000, he was universally acknowledged to be one of the greatest writers Canada has produced. In five decades as a published author he had produced over forty books and…

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If William Shakespeare had never written a single play, if his reputation rested entirely upon the substantial and sterling body of nondramatic verse he left behind, he would still hold the position he does in the hierarchy of world literature. The…

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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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From the publication of his first book in 1926, Langston Hughes was hailed as the poet laureate of black America, the first to commemorate the experience of African Americans in a voice that no reader, black or white, could fail to hear. Lyrical and pungent,…