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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 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 New Life
New Life
Dante Alighieri
Dante
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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: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

book image Grief Lessons (Paperback): Four Plays by Euripides
Grief Lessons
Euripides
Euripides
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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.
Contributors: Anne Carson

book image Poems of the Late T'ang
Poems of the Late T'ang
A.C. Graham
Graham
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A groundbreaking anthology that includes the work of some of the most famous poets of China. "You never forget the moment you first encounter a book that turns out to be a treasure for life. Especially works that open up new worlds."—Michael Wood, The Independent (UK)

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.

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 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 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 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

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