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book image Dante: Poet of the Secular World
Dante
Erich Auerbach
Auerbach
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An inspiring introduction to one of world's greatest poets and a brilliantly argued essay in the history of ideas.
Contributors: Michael Dirda

book image The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems
Stray Dog Cabaret
Catherine Ciepiela
schmidt
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Eight world-class twentieth-century Russian poets brought to new life in Schmidt's scintillating translations. A New York Review Books Original.
Contributors: Honor Moore , Paul Schmidt

book image Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell
Dime-Store Alchemy
Charles Simic
Simic
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Full of unexpected riches, Dime-Store Alchemy is both an entrancing meditation on the nature of art and a perfect introduction to a major American artist by a peer.

book image Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides
Grief Lessons
Anne Carson
Carson
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"Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief." Celebrated contemporary poet and classicist Anne Carson presents new translations of four plays by Euripides.

book image Jejuri
Jejuri
Arun Kolatkar
Kolatkar
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A sequence of stunningly simple but haunting poems, Jejuri is one of the great books of modern India.
Contributors: Amit Chaudhuri

book image The Inferno of Dante Alighieri
Inferno Of Dante Alighieri
Ciaran Carson
Alighieri
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This is a truly original retelling of Dante's epic journey that will surprise and renew the twenty-first-century reader's faith in the art of translation.

book image The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
Osip Mandelstam
mandelstam
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Osip Mandelstam is a central figure not only in modern Russian but in world poetry, the author of some of the most haunting and memorable poems of the twentieth century.
Contributors: Clarence Brown, W.S. Merwin

book image W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse
W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse
W.H. Auden
Auden
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Auden's great, transformative anthology, assembled when his own work was at its most provocative and searching, is above all a rethinking of the history of poetry in English.

book image In Parenthesis
In Parenthesis
David Jones
Jones
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"This writing has to do with some things I saw, felt, and was part of": with quiet modesty, David Jones introduces one of the grandest imaginative efforts to grapple with World War I.

book image Shelley: The Pursuit
Shelley
Richard Holmes
Holmes
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Here we have the real Shelley at last—radical agitator, atheist, and apostle of free love, as well as a brilliant and uncompromising poetic innovator.