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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: Michael Palmer , Dante Gabriel Rossetti

book image Miguel Hernández
Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernández
Hernandez
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A career-spanning collection of one of the greatest Spanish poets of the 20th century. “Miguel Hernández sang in his deep voice and his singing was as though all the trees were singing.” —Octavio Paz
Contributors: Don Share

book image Songs of Kabir
Songs of Kabir
Kabir
Kabir
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"Listen carefully,/Neither the Vedas/Nor the Qur'an/Will teach you this..." So begins a poem by Kabir, the legendary mystic who drew on the varied traditions of mediaeval India to create some of the most lasting verses in world literature. Indian poet and literary critic Arvind Krishna Mehrotra here offers new translations and scholar Wendy Doniger places them in historical context.
Contributors: Wendy Doniger , Arvind Krishna Mehrotra