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Homer in English (Poets in Translation, Penguin)
sku: 0919-WS1601-A03017-0140446214, ean: 9780140446210, isbn: 0140446214,
'The Iliad and Odyssey,' writes Professor George Steiner, 'are perennially active in the pulse of the English languages, in the texts and contexts of Anglo-Saxon self-definition; these translations and variations on Homeric themes offer nothing less ...
The Owl and the Nightingale
ean: 9780140442458, isbn: 0140442456,
The Middle English poems in this book exemplify three major genres in medieval religious writing: saint's legend, Bible epic and religious debate. "St Erkenwald" tells how a bishop of London raised a pagan judge from the dead and sent his soul to hea...
Jules Laforgue: Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)
sku: VI-014043626X, ean: 9780140436266, isbn: 014043626X,
Deeply nihilistic yet full of yearning, tender yet savagely self-mocking, Laforgue has a unique voice and vision that nonetheless mark him out as one of the founding fathers of modernism. Like Charles Baudelaire before him, he was determined to face ...
The Book of Dede Korkut (Penguin Classics)
sku: PL00202673B, ean: 9780140442984, isbn: 0140442987,
The Book of Dede Korkut is a collection of twelve stories set in the heroic age of the Oghuz Turks, a nomadic tribe who had journeyed westwards through Central Asia from the ninth century onwards. The stories are peopled by characters as bizarre as t...
The Epic of Gilgamesh: A New Translation (Penguin Classics)
ean: 9780140447217, isbn: 0140447210,
Originally the work of an anonymous Babylonian poet, who lived over 3700 years ago, this is the tale of one man's struggle against death. Not content with the immortal renown won by reckless deeds, the hero of the epic seeks immortality itself and jo...
The Complete English Poems (Penguin Classics)
ean: 9780140424553, isbn: 0140424555,
George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-centu...
Baudelaire in English (Poets in Translation, Penguin)
ean: 9780140446449, isbn: 0140446443,
Perhaps the most explosively original mind of his century, Charles Baudelaire has proved profoundly influential well beyond the borders of nineteenth-century France. Writers from Lord Alfred Douglas to Edna St. Vincent Millay, from Aldous Huxley to S...
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