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Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works
ean: 9780520224339, isbn: 0520224337,
"The Brontës had their moors, I have my marshes," Lorine Niedecker wrote of flood-prone Black Hawk Island in Wisconsin, where she lived most of her life. Her life by water, as she called it, could not have been further removed from the avant-garde p...
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...
The Killing Circle: A Novel
ean: 9780312429034, isbn: 0312429037,
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE CRIME BOOKPatrick Rush is a single father, unhappy with his career, devoted to his young son but haunted by the loss of his wife, when he joins a local writing group. In the candlelit studio where the circle meets, he finds ...
Hadewijch: Middle Dutch Text
ean: 9789042930285, isbn: 9042930284,
Hadewijch, a Flemish beguine, who lived and wrote somewhere in Brabant during the thirteenth century, has brought mystical literature as a whole to its highest point. Hadewijch's teaching is most accessible in her Letters, as there it is cast in a mo...
The Student’s Catullus (Oklahoma Series In Classical Culture)
ean: 9780806136356, isbn: 0806136359,
Although his audacious, erotic, and satirical verses survived the Middle Ages in only a single copy, Catullus has in our time become a standard author in the college Latin curriculum, ranking with Virgil, Horace, and Ovid.In this third edition, thoro...
Birth of the Symbol: Ancient Readers at the Limits of Their Texts
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ean: 9780691116976, isbn: 0691116970,
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Nearly all of us have studied poetry and been taught to look for the symbolic as well as literal meaning of the text. Is this the way the ancients saw poetry? In Birth of the Symbol, Peter Struck explores the ancient Greek literary critics and theori...
mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780811219570, isbn: 0811219577,
An illustrated new translation of Sophokles’ Antigone.With text blocks hand-inked on the page by Anne Carson and her collaborator Robert Currie, Antigonick features translucent vellum pages with stunning drawings by Bianca Stone that overlay the te...
ean: 9780143059288, isbn: 0143059289,
This masterful new verse translation of Homer's classic story of the Trojan War has been hailed by critics as "an astonishing performance" and "a remarkable tour de force." Robert Fagles, chairman of the Department of Comparative Literature at Prince...
The Poetics of Late Latin Literature (Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity)
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ean: 9780199355631, isbn: 0199355630,
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The aesthetic changes in late Roman literature speak to the foundations of modern Western culture. The dawn of a modern way of being in the world, one that most Europeans and Americans would recognize as closely ancestral to their own, is to be found...
Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vol. 3
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ean: 9780934211680, isbn: 093421168X,
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Among the masterpieces of world literature, perhaps the least familiar to English readers is the Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh, in Persian). This prodigious national epic, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between 980 and 1010, tells the story of anci...
Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius (Oxford Studies in Classical Literature and Gender Theory)
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mpn: 9780199659364, ean: 9780199659364, isbn: 0199659362,
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In the conservative and competitive society of ancient Rome, where the law of the father (patria potestas) was supposedly absolute, motherhood took on complex aesthetic, moral, and political meanings in elite literary discourse. Reproducing Rome is a...
Cretan Women: Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry (Oxford Classical Monographs)
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780199284030, isbn: 0199284032,
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In this detailed study of the representations of Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin poetry, Rebecca Armstrong investigates both the literary history of the myths (the Greek roots, the interactions between Roman versions) and their cultural reson...
Hellenistic Poetry: A Selection
ean: 9780472053131, isbn: 0472053132,
This collection of texts is designed to supplement those currently available for use in courses on Hellenistic poetry. Most have never before appeared in a similar collection; several have only recently been discovered. The individual commentaries ha...
The Elegies of Maximianus
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ean: 9780812249798, isbn: 0812249798,
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Not much can be known about the life of Maximianus, who has been called "the last of the Roman poets," beyond what can be inferred from his poetry. He was most likely a native of Tuscany, probably lived until the middle of the sixth century, and, at ...
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