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book image The New Life
New Life
Dante Alighieri
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The New Life is the masterpiece of Dante's youth, an account of his love for Beatrice, the girl who was to become his lifelong muse, and of her tragic early death.
Contributors: Michael Palmer , Dante Gabriel Rossetti

book image Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides
Grief Lessons
Anne 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 The Inferno of Dante Alighieri
Inferno Of Dante Alighieri
Ciaran Carson
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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 Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Edward John Trelawny
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In 1822, after having been discharged from the British navy, deserted by his wife, and as good as disowned by his father, the thirty-two year old Edward John Trelawny set off for Italy to make the acquaintance of his hero, Lord Byron.
Contributors: Anne Barton

book image Alfred and Guinevere
Alfred and Guinevere
James Schuyler
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Schuyler has a pitch-perfect ear for the children's voices, and the story, told entirely through snatches of dialogue and passages from Guinevere's diary, is a tour de force of comic and poetic invention.
Contributors: John Ashbery

book image The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems
Stray Dog Cabaret
Catherine Ciepiela
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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 Letters: Summer 1926
Letters: Summer 1926
Boris Pasternak, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marina Tsvetayeva
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Letters: Summer 1926 takes the reader into the hearts and minds of three of the twentieth-century's greatest poets at a moment of maximum emotional and creative pressure.
Contributors: Jamey Gambrell , Margaret Wettlin, Walter Arndt, Jamey Gambrell

book image The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
Osip 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 The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse
Stuffed Owl
D.B. Wyndham Lewis, Charles Lee
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There is bad Bad Verse and good Bad Verse. It has been the preoccupation of the compilers to include in this book chiefly good Bad Verse.
Contributors: Billy Collins

book image Jejuri
Arun 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