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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

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 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 Pierre Reverdy
Pierre Reverdy
Pierre Reverdy
Reverdy
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As Frank O'Hara once wrote in a poem, 'My heart is in my pocket, it is Poems by Pierre Reverdy.' A Catholic who lived much of his life in quasi-monasticism after an intense relationship with Coco Chanel, Reverdy has remained one of the most singular poets of his generation, and was described by André Breton as "The greatest poet of the time." Here is a life-spanning selection of the French modernist's work by the most revered translators of the language.
Contributors: Mary Ann Caws

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

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