Category: Poetry

  • The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso

    A beautiful 3-in-1 version of 1 of the good works of Western literature

    An epic masterpiece and a foundational paintings of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his consultant; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion together with his useless love, Beatrice; and, eventually, his arrival in Heaven. studying questions of religion, wish, and enlightenment and supplied with semiautobiographical information, Dante's poem is a brilliantly nuanced and relocating allegory of human redemption. This acclaimed clean verse translation is released the following in a one-volume variation in Penguin Classics' black-spine dress.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by means of introductions and notes through special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
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  • Poems the Size of Photographs

    Brief, that position within the year
    when a blossoming pear tree
    with its candy laundered scent
    reinhabits wood roads
    that arch and diverge up
    into digital snow city.
    --"Brief, That position within the Year"

    In Poems the scale of Photographs, Les Murray deftly maneuvers via usual themes--the neighborhood terrain of the Australian humans, politics, and panorama, in addition to the terrain that's tougher to render tangible: background, delusion, and image. as though searching for the fissure in which to crack open his subject material, Murray has sharpened his shape to an ideogrammatic brevity. each one snapshot-like poem during this quantity develops earlier than the reader's very eyes, because the before everything saw item or second in time alterations which means and grows in complexity and resonance line via line.

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  • The Forerunner: His Parables and Poems

    By Kahlil Gibran

    The knowledge, poetic outlook, and deep humanity for which Gibran's best-known paintings, The Prophet, is legendary also are amply found in The Forerunner, released simply three years prior. Heartfelt and compassionate, it's a memorable, across the world acclaimed number of 24 morality stories facing common human matters. 5 black-and-white illustrations by way of the author.
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  • Romeo i Julija

    By William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet might be the main learn and cherished of all degree works. Now the main generally annotated model of the play thus far makes it thoroughly obtainable to readers within the twenty-first century. the hot variation is a wealthy source for college kids, academics, and the overall reader.

    Jedna od najpopularnijih Shakespeareovih drama, Romeo i Julija (Romeo and Juliet), tragedija je o dvoje mladih nesretnih ljubavnika iz Verone. Oni dolaze iz zavađenih obitelji koje ne odobravaju njihovu ljubav, te oboje pogibaju, a se obitelji pomire nad njihovim mrtvim tijelima.
    Nastala je na početku Shakespeareove spisateljske karijere, pretpostavlja se između 1591. i 1595. godine, a prvi positioned je tiskana u 4to izdanju 1597. godine. To je prvo izdanje Romea i Julije sadržalo brojna iskvarenja, koja su popravljena u kasnijim izdanjima.
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  • Gregor the Underland Chronicles (5 Volume Set)

    The whole field set of the 5 books within the big apple instances bestselling sequence The Underland Chronicles – with wonderful new field and canopy artwork coming July 1st.

    When Gregor follows his little sister via a grate within the laundry room in their manhattan condo development, he hurtles into the darkish Underland underneath town. There, a clash is brewing among the people and the enormous creatures that dwell under. Gregor needs to locate his position within the scary prophecies he encounters, the energy to guard his family members, and the braveness to face up opposed to a military of big rats.

    This is an action-packed and masterful sequence by way of bestselling writer Suzanne Collins.

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  • The Pages of Day and Night

    Calling poetry a "question that begets one other question," Adonis units into movement this flow of never-ending inquiry with tough questions on exile, id, language, politics, and faith. time and again pointed out as a potential Nobel laureate, Adonis is a number one determine in twentieth-century Arabic poetry.

    Restless and constant, Adonis explores the ache and otherness of exile, a kingdom so whole that absence replaces identification and turns into the exile's purely presence. Exile can take many types for the Arabic poet, who needs to perform his craft as an intruder, separated not just from the country of his beginning yet from his personal language; within the current as some time past, that exile can suggest censorship, banishment, or dying. via those poems, Adonis supplies a lovely voice to the silence of absence.
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  • Haiku: An Anthology of Japanese Poems (Shambhala Library)

    This get together of what's possibly the main influential of all poetic kinds takes haiku again to its jap roots, starting with poems via the 17th- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and Issa, and going the entire method as much as the overdue 20th century to supply a survey of haiku during the centuries, in all its minimalist glory. The translators have balanced faithfulness to the japanese with an appreciation of the original spirit of every poem to create English types that evoke the enjoyment and beauty of the originals with an identical fabulous economic system of language. An creation by way of the translators and brief biographies of the poets are integrated. Reproductions of woodblock prints and work accompany the poems.
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  • American Metempsychosis: Emerson, Whitman, and the New Poetry

    By John Michael Corrigan

    "The transmigration of souls isn't any fantasy. i'd it have been, yet women and men are just part human." With those phrases, Ralph Waldo Emerson confronts a trouble that illuminates the formation of yank individualism: to adapt and turn into totally human calls for a heightened engagement with background. americans, Emerson argues, needs to become aware of history's chronology in themselves--because their very own minds and our bodies are its evolving record.

    Whereas scholarship has tended to lessen the magical underpinnings of Emerson's idea of the self, his depictions of "the metempsychosis of nature" exhibit deep roots in mystical traditions from Hinduism and Buddhism to Platonism and Christian esotericism. In essay after essay, Emerson makes use of metempsychosis as an open-ended template to appreciate human development.

    In Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman transforms Emerson's belief of metempsychotic selfhood into an expressly poetic occasion. His imaginative and prescient of transmigration viscerally celebrates the poet's skill to imagine and dwell in different our bodies; his American poet seeks to include the total kingdom into his personal individual in order that he can converse for each guy and lady.
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