Metamorphoses (Oxford World's Classics)

By Ovid

Metamorphoses--the best-known poem by way of one of many wittiest poets of classical antiquity--takes as its topic swap and transformation, as illustrated by means of Greco-Roman fable and legend. Melville's new translation reproduces the grace and fluency of Ovid's sort, and its sleek idiom deals a clean knowing of Ovid's certain and elusive imaginative and prescient of reality.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative worthwhile positive aspects, together with specialist introductions by way of top experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty more.

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The Alexandreis: A Twelfth-Century Epic

Walter of Châtillon’s Latin epic at the lifetime of Alexander the good used to be a 12th- and thirteenth-century “best-seller:” scribes produced over 200 manuscripts. The poem follows Alexander from his first successes in Asia Minor, via his conquest of Persia and India, to his revolutionary ethical degeneration and his poisoning by way of a disaffected lieutenant. The Alexandreis exemplifies twelfth-century discourses of global domination and the exoticism of the East. yet whilst it calls such goals of mastery into query, time and again undercutting because it does Alexander’s claims to heroism and advantage and via extension, related claims via the nice males of Walter’s personal new release. This terribly layered and refined poem stands as a high-water mark of the medieval culture of Latin narrative literature.

besides David Townsend’s revised translation, this variation offers a wealthy collection of historic files, together with different writings through Walter of Châtillon, excerpts from different medieval Latin epics, and modern money owed of the international and “exotic.”

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Private Mythology: Poems

By May Sarton

Beautiful reflections chronicling a trip either non secular and actual via may well Sarton, one in every of America's such a lot loved poetsIn get together of her 50th birthday, may well Sarton launched into a pilgrimage world wide. touring via Japan, India, and Greece, she captured her religious discoveries during this shiny choice of poetry. Arresting photographs and meditations at the alterations among East and West are rendered with the outstanding readability of an complete artist.Winner of the Emily Clark Balch Prize.

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Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

By Joyce Sidman

A 2011 Newbery Honor Book


Come consider the cool and shadowed breeze,
come scent your method one of the timber,
come contact tough bark and leathered leaves:
Welcome to the evening.

Welcome to the evening, the place mice stir and hairy moths flutter. the place snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. the place the roots of oak bushes get better and service from their time within the gentle. the place the porcupette eats delicacies—raspberry leaves!—and coos and sings.

Come out to the cool, evening wooden, and buzz and hoot and howl—but do watch out for the good horned owl—for it’s wild and it’s windy approach out within the woods!

This Newbery Honor-winning photograph e-book combines superbly written poetry with evidence of the wooded area and tricky illustrations to shape a marvelously attractive assortment.

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New and Selected Poems

By Ted Hughes

This quantity changed Ted Hughes's chosen Poems 1957-1981. It incorporates a greater choice from an analogous interval, to that are further poems from newer books, uncollected poems from each one decade of Ted Hughes's writing existence, and a few new paintings. one other impressive characteristic is the inclusion of poems from his books for more youthful readers, what's the fact? and Season Songs.

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The Hundred Thousand Songs: Selections from Milarepa Poet—Saint of Tibet

By Milarepa, Antoinnette K. Gordon

Tibet, distant and inaccessible, is much less recognized to the western global for its literary than its inventive contributions to Oriental tradition. however, it has produced a literature of putting up with good looks and importance, the excellent fulfillment of that is the poetry of Milarepa, its maximum poet and saint. This publication shows in its poetic exaggeration that, to the Tibetans, his poetry includes all earthly and celestial knowledge. it really is from this masterpiece that the choices for the current quantity were made—songs within which Milarepa describes his existence within the solitude of mountain glaciers, his yogic attainments in strength of will, his encounters with demons who try and impede his meditations, and his arrival at enlightenment and non secular freedom. awarded the following in skillful translation—in a quantity embellished with unique Tibetan woodcuts and motifs from Tibetan art—these poems shiningly replicate the genius of Tibet's "Old guy, Storehouse of Songs."

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Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth (Modern Library)

By William Wordsworth

The main inclusive single-volume fabric version of his poetry on hand, Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth, edited through literary critic and Pulitzer Prize profitable poet Mark Van Doren, with a brand new advent through prime Romanticist David Bromwich, represents Wordsworth's prolific output, from the poems first released in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 that modified the face of English poetry to the past due "Yarrow Revisited." Wordsworth's poetry is widely known for its deep feeling, its use of normal speech, the affection of nature it expresses, and its illustration of normal issues and occasions.

"[Wordsworth] is enjoyed, Bromwich writes in his creation, for a feeling of radical sufficiency within the proven fact that existence is the religion of many of us who espouse a faith with no identify. Wordsworth writes of a human nature that's not to be judged by way of the software of a few items over others, the propriety of a few behaviors, or the reasonableness of having and spending because the marketplace teaches getting and spending.

The existence his poetry describes can't be lowered to a chain of prime and no more most advantageous innovations. We research its deeper declare within the presence of discomfort and pleasure, in ache a minimum of in pleasure.

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Paris Spleen: little poems in prose (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

By Charles Baudelaire

Among 1855 and his demise in 1867, Charles Baudelaire inaugurated a new—and in his personal phrases “dangerous”—hybrid shape in a chain of prose poems referred to as Paris Spleen. vital and provocative, those fifty poems take the reader on a travel of 1850s Paris, via sparkling cafes and filthy aspect streets, revealing a city at the eve of serious swap. In its planned fragmentation and merging of the lyrical with the sardonic, Le Spleen de Paris might be considered as one of many earliest and such a lot winning examples of a particularly city writing, the textual similar of town scenes of the Impressionists. during this compelling new translation, Keith Waldrop supplies the spouse to his leading edge translation of The vegetation of Evil. right here, Waldrop’s completely modulated combine releases the track, depth, and dissonance in Baudelaire’s prose. the result's a robust new re-imagining that's toward Baudelaire’s personal poetry than any past English translation.

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By Philip Schultz

This outstanding Pulitzer Prize–winning assortment supplies voice to failure with a wry, deft contact from one in every of this country’s most attractive and uncompromising poets. In Failure, Philip Schultz inspires the pleasures of family,marriage, seashores, and canines; manhattan urban within the Seventies; revolutions either inside and external; and the terrors of 11th of September with a compassion that demonstrates he's a grasp of the bittersweet and fierce, the wondrous and direct, and the brilliantly provocative. choked with poems of "heartbreaking tenderness that [go] past mere pity" (Gerald Stern), Failure is a set to get pleasure from from this significant American poet.

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101 Two-Letter Words

By Stephin Merritt

A special get together of the one zero one two-letter phrases allowed in Scrabble.

Rolling Stone has referred to as singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields “the Cole Porter of his generation”; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast as “the wryest pen because Dorothy Parker’s.” jointly they've got crafted a superbly witty e-book that's absolute to end up helpful to Scrabble gamers and phrases With neighbors addicts―and to thrill someone in thrall to the more odd corners of the English language.

With the mordant wit and shrewdpermanent wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, Stephin Merritt has written an unique four-line rhyming poem for every of the one zero one two-letter phrases incorporated in The respectable Scrabble gamers Dictionary. listed here are poems approximately time-honored phrases (such as at, go, hi, no, and up) in addition to imprecise ones (such as aa, ka, oe, qi, xu). and each one of many a hundred and one poems is followed by way of a full-color representation through the incomparable cartoonist Roz Chast.

101 Two-Letter Words is ideal for any language lover or Scrabble participant (it may also enhance your score!).

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