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The Odyssey: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
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|November 1, 1997

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The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles   Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents…
The Iliad: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
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|November 15, 1998

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The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles, and featured in the Netflix series The OA   Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods…
The Iliad And The Odyssey
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|November 15, 1999

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Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. If The…
Book Of Longing
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|April 25, 2006

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Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen’s eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy , and his hugely successful…
The Epic Of Gilgamesh: An English Verison With An Introduction
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|December 30, 1960

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N. K. Sandars's landmark translation of one of the first and greatest works of Western literature Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that…
The Mahabharata
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|July 28, 2009

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A new selection from the national epic of India Originally composed in Sanskrit sometime between 400 BC and 400 AD, The Mahabharata -with one hundred thousand stanzas of verse-is one of the longest poems in existence. At the heart of the saga is a conflict…
The Epic Of Gilgamesh
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|April 29, 2003

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Andrew George's "masterly new translation" ( The Times ) of the world's first truly great work of literature Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world’s oldest…
The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno
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|December 31, 2002

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An acclaimed translation of Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy Volume 1: Inferno that retains all the style, power and meaning of the original This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the…
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 Conference Of The Birds
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|July 3, 1984

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Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar's great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism - an esoteric system concerned with the…
Metamorphoses
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|August 3, 2004

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Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation—often as a result of love or lust—where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and…
The Odyssey
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|April 29, 2003

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The epic tale of Odysseus’s journey home – one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus'…
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