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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 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 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 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 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 Alexander Vvedensky: An Invitation for Me to Think
An Invitation for Me to Think: Selected Poems of Vvedensky
Alexander Vvedensky
Vvedensky
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Vvedensky was co-founder with Daniil Kharms of one of the most obscure, yet fascinating, playful, and revolutionary Russian avant-garde literary movements, dubbed OBERIU. His avowed task was "the poetic critique of reason" and he claimed "time, death, and God" as the themes of his freewheeling poems.
Contributors: Eugene Ostashevsky , Matvei Yankelevich

book image Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell
Dime-Store Alchemy
Charles Simic
Simic
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Dime-Store Alchemy…is the most sustained literary response thus far to Cornell’s boxes, montages, and films…incisive, freewheeling, dramatic—a mixture of evocation and observation, as lucid and shadowy as the imagination it celebrates…Dime-Store Alchemy is a meeting of kindred spirits that is itself a work of art.” —Edward Hirsch, The New Yorker

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 Interior Landscape: Classical Tamil Love Poems
Interior Landscape
A. K. Ramanujan
Ramanujan
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A classic collection of love poems from the Tamil selected and translated by the legendary poet and scholar, A.K. Ramanujan. The perfect gift for a lover or a loved one.

book image Love Sonnets and Elegies
Love Sonnets and Elegies
Louise Labé
Labe
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Now hailed as the French Renaissance's answer to Sappho, Labé was little known until Rilke's celebrated translations of her poems appeared in 1918. "Light-years ahead of her time, Louise Labé jumped the gender divide, charted her own amorous destiny, wrote dazzling poetry, and became ‘one of the most celebrated women of her time.’”—Betsy Proileau
Contributors: Richard Sieburth , Karin Lessing