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District and Circle : Poems
Seamus Heaney
0374140928
May 30, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The latest from the Irish Nobel laureate may be his best in more than a decade. Celebrations of everyday objects (a fireman's helmet, a sledgehammer, an anvil), homages to and elegies for other poets (George Seferis, Pablo Neruda, Czeslaw Milosz) and gleaming recollections from the author's rural youth dominate this lyrical volume, which stands out as well for its diversity of forms: the supple pentameters Heaney perfected in such 1990s volumes as Seeing Things rub shoulders with prose poems, rough-hewn quatrains and slower-paced free verse reminiscent of the 1970s poems that made his name. Many efforts strike a ground note of nostalgia: "A Clip" remembers the "one-roomed, one-chimney house" where Heaney got his first haircut, "Senior Infants" looks back at primary school. Yet for all his Irish rootedness,...


Paradise Lost (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
John Milton
1593083645
September 2005
Hardcover
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The Poems, Short Fiction, and Criticism of Samuel Beckett : Volume IV of The Grove Centenary Editions
Samuel Beckett, et al
0802118208
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edited by Paul Auster, this four–volume hardcover set of Beckett's canon has been designed by award-winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, these books are specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett's works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.

"[Beckett] settled on philosophical comedy as the medium for his uniquely anguished, arrogant, self-doubting, scrupulous temperament. In the popular mind his name is associated with the mysterious Godot who may or may not come but for whom we wait anyhow. In this he seemed to define the mood of an age. But his range is wider than that, and his achievement far greater. Beckett...


Paradise Lost (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
John Milton
1593080956
September 2004
Paperback
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The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
0553210823
Feb 1982
Paperback
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Book Review
On a spring day in April--sometime in the waning years of the 14th century--29 travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett. Among them is a knight, a monk, a prioress, a plowman, a miller, a merchant, a clerk, and an oft-widowed wife from Bath. Travel is arduous and wearing; to maintain their spirits, this band of pilgrims entertains each other with a series of tall tales that span the spectrum of literary genres. Five hundred years later, people are still reading Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. If you haven't yet made the acquaintance of the Franklin, the Pardoner, or the Squire because you never learned Middle English, take heart: this edition of the Tales has been translated into modern idiom.

From the heroic romance of "The Knight's Tale" to the low...



The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
0140424385
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature.

Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life-from knight to nun, miller to monk-reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century that is as robust as it is representative.

Translated by Nevill Coghill

About the Author
Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1342-1400) had a career in royal service as a member of the court and a diplomat. His literary work, notable for its range of genres, helped establish the English literary tradition.

Nevill Coghill (1899-1980) held many appointments at Oxford University. His translation of Chaucer's Troilus and...


Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics)
John Milton, John Leonard
0140424393
April 29, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Edited with an introduction and notes by John Leonard.


In His Own Write
John Lennon
0684868075
October 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
About The AwfulI was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madolf Heatlump (who only had one). Anyway they didn't get me. I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn't pass -- much to my Aunties supplies. As a member of the most publified Beatles my (P, G, and R's) records might seem funnier to some of you than this book, but as far as I'm conceived this correction of short writty is the most wonderfoul larf I've every ready.God help and breed you all.

About the Author
Best known as singer-songwriter for the legendary Beatles, John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England. In 1969, Lennon married Yoko Ono and the two formed the Plastic Ono Band. Lennon was killed by a deranged fan outside his apartment...


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo
J. R. R. Tolkien
0345277600
Dec 1979
Paperback
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From AudioFile
J.R.R. Tolkien's translation of the fourteenth-century anonymous narrative poem effectively preserves the alliterative verse of the original. That alone makes it a great resource for students, teachers and general listeners enjoying this classic. Sir Gawain is a young knight who must prove his valor, piety and courtesy when confronted with a succession of temptations. Terry Jones performs the text well, conveying but not overemphasizing the musical quality of the verse. Tape 2 concludes with the added bonus (not mentioned on the package) of Tolkien's background essay and introduction to the work. G.H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
SIR...


Voices and Poetry of Ireland: Hear the Best-Loved Irish Poems
Folk Promotions
1402204043
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Over the centuries, Ireland has produced an astonishing wealth of writers, from Oscar Wilde and Patrick Kavanagh to W. B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney. An island steeped in literary tradition and inspired by its dramatic landscape, history and people, its rich and colorful heritage is celebrated in this unique compilation. For the first time ever, more than 30 of Ireland's best-loved poems have been recorded by some of the most moving, resonant, and memorable voices to have ever come out of the country and are featured in this book and CD collection. From Bono to Pierce Brosnan, Maeve Binchy to Richard Harris, Colin Farrell to Bob Geldof, figures from every walk of Irish public life have given their own unique slant on poems ranging from classics from Padraic Colum and Patrick Kavanagh to contemporaries like Seamus Heaney...


Complete Poems and Plays,: 1909-1950
T. S. Eliot
015121185X
November 20, 1952
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
Eliot's poetry ranges from the massively magisterial ( The Waste Land), to the playfully pleasant ( Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). This volume of Eliot's poetry and plays offers the complete text of these and most all of Eliot's poetry, including the full text of Four Quartets. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Eliot exerted a profound influence on his contemporaries in the arts generally and this collection makes his genius clear.

Book Description
This omnibus collection includes all of the author’s early poetry as well as the Four Quartets, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and the plays Murder in the Cathedral, The Family Reunion, and The Cocktail Party.


Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained
John Milton
0451527925
Nov 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Here in one volume are the complete texts of two of the greatest epic poems in English literature, each a profound exploration of the moral problems of God's justice. They demonstrate Milton's genius for classicism and innovation, narrative and drama-and are a grand example of what Samuel Johnson called his "peculiar power to astonish."

Edited by Christopher Ricks
With a New Introduction by Dr. Susanne Woods

Download Description
Now had the great Proclaimer, with a voice More awful than the sound of trumpet, cried Repentance, and Heaven's kingdom nigh at hand To all baptized. To his great baptism flocked With awe the regions round, and with them came From Nazareth the son of Joseph deemed --Milton.


The Canterbury Tales (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Geoffrey Chaucer
1593083122
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Pilgrims on their way to worship at the shrine of Saint Thomas à Becket in Canterbury stop at the Tabard Inn. Representing a cross-section of medieval English society, the group includes a knight and his squire, a prioress, a friar, a miller, and a wife. To amuse themselves on their journey, they agree that each will tell a tale. These stories—by turns bawdy, hilarious, scurrilous, romantic, heroic, and moving—reveal a great deal about the tellers and the world they live in, which, despite the distance of six hundred years, seems remarkably like our own. Indeed, the structure of The Canterbury Tales and the sophisticated, intricate interplay between the stories, their narrators, and the general narrator (himself a complex comic character) give the book its strikingly modern...


Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
T. S. Eliot
015668568X
Aug 1982
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This is an absolutely marvelous rendition of Eliot's poetic classic, written for his godchildren and friends in the 1930s, which inspired the Broadway musical Cats. The tales of Mr. Mistoffelees the trickmaster, old Deuteronomy, a laid-back cat, Rum Tum Tugger, a contrary cat, and Macavity, the famous master criminal, are dramatized by Richard Briers, Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and Juliet Stevenson. Unfortunately, some material is repeated on the cassette's second side. Moreover, it comes with another tape that consists of excerpts of forthcoming Penguin audiobooks. This edition seems targeted more toward consumers than libraries.?James Dudley, Copiague, N.Y.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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The Complete Poetry & Prose Of William Blake
William Blake
0385152132
April 1982
Paperback
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Book Description
Since its first publication in 1965, this edition  has been widely hailed as the best available text  of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if  includes up-to-date work on variants, chronology of  poems and critical commentary by Harold Bloom.

An  "Approved Edition" of the Center for Scholarly  Editions of the Modern Language Association.

From the Publisher
Since its first publication in 1965, this edition has been widely hailed as the best available text of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if includes up-to-date work on variants, chronology of poems and critical commentary by Harold Bloom. An "Approved Edition" of the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language ...


The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
0316184136
January 30, 1976
Paperback
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Book Review
Emily Dickinson proved that brevity can be beautiful. Only now is her complete oeuvre--all 1,775 poems--available in its original form, uncorrupted by editorial revision, in one volume. Thomas H. Johnson, a longtime Dickinson scholar, arranged the poems in chronological order as far as could be ascertained (the dates for more than 100 are unknown). This organization allows a wide-angle view of Dickinson's poetic development, from the sometimes-clunky rhyme schemes of her juvenilia, including valentines she wrote in the early 1850s, to the gloomy, hell-obsessed writings from her last years. Quite a difference from requisite Dickinson entries in literary anthologies: "There's a certain Slant of light," "Wild Nights--Wild Nights!" and "I taste a liquor never brewed."

The book was compiled from...



Romeo and Juliet CD set (New Cambridge Shakespeare Audio)
William Shakespeare
0521625629
October 23, 1997
Audio CD
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Review
'These tapes are invaluable not just because of the quality of the diction and presentation but because they are based on the complete text as established by Philip Edwards for the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the plays. They may be used in conjunction with the plays or simply listened to for the sheer joy of hearing Shakespeare's wonderful language without having to endure the absurdities of so many modern productions.' Contemporary Review
'Well worth acquiring for any good audio collection.' AVL-Multimedia Information
'The CD jacket boasts of a performance of 'the complete text: fully dramatised' - a Shakespearean purist's dream ... a comprehensive and faithful treatment of the play'. Cahiers Elisabéthains

Book Description
The cast of this unabridged recording of...


One Hundred and One Famous Poems
Roy J. Cook
0809288311
Sept 1984
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description

The classic poetry anthology.



W. B. Yeats (Phoenix Poetry)
William Butler Yeats
0753816652
March 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
All things can tempt me from this craft of verse:
One time it was a woman's face, or worse-
The seeming needs of my fool-driven land;
Now nothing but comes readier to the hand
Than this accustomed toil.
From All Things Can Tempt Me


The Complete English Poems
George Herbert
0140424555
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
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-century metaphysical poets and unusual imagery drawn from musical structures, the natural world, and domestic activity to explore a mosaic of Biblical themes. From the wit and wordplay of "The Puley" and the formal experimentation of "Easter Wings" and "Paradise," to the intense, highly personal relationship between man and God portrayed in "The Collar" and "Redemption," the works collected here show the transcendental power of divine love. This vast collection includes all Herbert’s English poems, selections from his Latin poetry with translations, his major prose...


English Victorian Poetry ( Dover Thrift Edition Series): An Anthology
Paul Negri (Editor)
0486404250
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This outstanding, modestly priced anthology presents over 170 poems by the major poets of the 19th century, including Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough, Edward FitzGerald, Matthew Arnold, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Coventry Patmore, George Meredith, William Ernest Henley, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Rudyard Kipling, and many others. An introduction and brief biographical notes on the poets are included.


Paradise Lost
John Milton, Philip Pullman
019280619X
September 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Paradise Lost is the great epic poem of the English language, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle ranges across heaven, hell, and
earth, as Satan and his band of rebel angels conspire against God. At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, motivated by all too human temptations, but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.
This marvelous new edition boasts an introduction by one of Milton's most famous modern admirers, the best-selling novelist Philip Pullman. Indeed, Pullman not only provides a general introduction, but also introduces each of the twelve books of the poem. In these commentaries, Pullman
illuminates the power of the...


English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology
Stanley Appelbaum (Editor)
0486292827
November 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Rich selection of 123 poems by six great English Romantic poets: William Blake (24 poems), William Wordsworth (27 poems), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems), Lord Byron (16 poems), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems) and John Keats (22 poems). Introduction and brief commentaries on the poets.


Beowulf
Beowulf
0486272648
Sept 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates character and exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of the Geats, a people of southern Sweden. Narrative combines mythical elements, Christian and pagan sensibilities, actual historical figures and events to create a striking work of great power and beauty. Authoritative translation by R. K. Gordon. Genealogies.


The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
0671727699
June 1990
Paperback
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Book Review
On a spring day in April--sometime in the waning years of the 14th century--29 travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett. Among them is a knight, a monk, a prioress, a plowman, a miller, a merchant, a clerk, and an oft-widowed wife from Bath. Travel is arduous and wearing; to maintain their spirits, this band of pilgrims entertains each other with a series of tall tales that span the spectrum of literary genres. Five hundred years later, people are still reading Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. If you haven't yet made the acquaintance of the Franklin, the Pardoner, or the Squire because you never learned Middle English, take heart: this edition of the Tales has been translated into modern idiom.

From the heroic romance of "The Knight's Tale" to the low...



Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Seamus Heaney
0393320979
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
In Beowulf warriors must back up their mead-hall boasts with instant action, monsters abound, and fights are always to the death. The Anglo-Saxon epic, composed between the 7th and 10th centuries, has long been accorded its place in literature, though its hold on our imagination has been less secure. In the introduction to his translation, Seamus Heaney argues that Beowulf's role as a required text for many English students obscured its mysteries and "mythic potency." Now, thanks to the Irish poet's marvelous recreation (in both senses of the word) under Alfred David's watch, this dark, doom-ridden work gets its day in the sun.

There are endless pleasures in Heaney's analysis, but readers should head straight for the poem and then to the prose. (Some will also take advantage of the dual-language edition and do some...



1000 Years Of Irish Poetry
KATHLEEN HOAGLAND
0517342952
January 8, 1986
Hardcover
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