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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 Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Edward John Trelawny
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
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
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 Letters: Summer 1926
Letters: Summer 1926
Boris Pasternak, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marina Tsvetayeva
Pasternak
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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
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
Lewis
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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
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 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.