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A landmark of world literature, The Divine Comedy tells of the poet Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed by his love for the heavenly Beatrice, he learns the meaning of evil, sin, damnation and forgiveness through a series of unforgettable encounters. This edition features Longfellow's renowned translation and reproductions of Gustave Dore's classic engravings from the 1867 publication.
Another Time was the first volume that Auden published after his departure to America with Christopher Isherwood in January 1939. It was dedicated to Chester Kallman. The poems, some of which date from the early thirties, are about people, places and the intellectual climate of the times, and they show greater variety of tone and technique than in any previous book of Auden's. Some of his most famous and often quoted (or misquoted) lines appear in their original form, including the text of two poems in particular - 'Spain 1937' and 'September 1,1939' - that he later altered or repudiated.
This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.
A plain, blank stationer's notebook from the 1780s in the Bodleian Library contains some of the most famous juvenilia in all of English literature. Copied out in Jane Austen's youthful hand, Volume the First, which takes its name from the inscription on the cover, preserves the stories, playlets, verses, and moral fragments she wrote during her teenage years. For the first time, the entire manuscript of Volume the First is available in a printed facsimile. In it, we see the young author's delight in language, in expressing ideas and sentiments sharply and economically. We also see Jane Austen learning the craft of genre by closely observing and parodying the popular stories of her day. Kathryn Sutherland's introduction places Jane's Austen's earliest works in context and explains how she mimicked even the style and manner in which these stories were presented and arranged on the page. Clearly the work of a teenager, Volume the First reveals the development of the unmistakable voice and style that would mark out Jane Austen as one of the most popular authors of all time. None of her six famous novels survives in manuscript form. This is a unique opportunity to own a likeness of Jane Austen's hand in the form of a complete manuscript facsimile.
Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award, the princess saves herself in this one is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending. From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration. the princess saves herself in this one is the first book in the "women are some kind of magic" series.
When Kathleen Driskell tells her husband that she's gone to visit the neighbors, she means something different than most. The noted poet - whose last book, Seed across Snow, was twice listed as a national bestseller by the Poetry Foundation - lives in an old country church just outside Louisville, Kentucky. Next door is an old graveyard that she was told had fallen out of use. In this marvelous new collection, this turns out not to be the case as the poet's fascination with the "neighbors" brings the burial ground back to life. Driskell frequently strolls the cemetery grounds, imagining the lives and loves of those buried beside her property. These "neighbors," with burial dates as early as 1848, inspire poems that weave stories, real and imagined, from the epitaphs and unmarked graves. Shifting between perspectives, she embraces and inhabits the voices of those laid to rest while also describing the grounds, the man who mows around the markers, and even the flocks of black birds that hover above before settling amongst the gravestones. Next Door to the Dead transcends time and place, linking the often disconnected worlds of the living and the deceased. Just as examining the tombstones forces the author to look more closely at her own life, Driskell's poems and their muses compel us to examine our own mortality, as well as how we impact the finite lives of those around us.
`The best poet in America' Jean Genet `He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels' Leonard Cohen The definitive collection from a writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark Here is Bukowski eating walnuts and scratching his back, rolling a cigarette while listening to Brahms, showering with Linda in the mid-afternoon. Here is Bukowski knowing that the secret is beyond him, that people who never go crazy live truly horrible lives, that there's a bluebird in his heart that wants to get out. Here is Bukowski at his most hilarious and heart-breaking, his most raw and profound; here is Bukowski at his best.
This collection is Benjamin Zephaniah's first new book of poems in five years. It addresses the struggles of black Britain more forcefully than all his previous books. With poems like "Chant of a Homesick Nigga" and "Kill Them Before Ramadan, " he shows that he's a poet who won't stay silent, who doesn't pull any punches, writing out of a sense of urgency and a commitment to social justice. He opens this hard-hitting and blackly funny book of poems with an outspoken comment on where he's coming from, setting his poetry against the political landscape of Britain.
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year for her final collection, Inside the Wave, Helen Dunmore was as spellbinding storyteller in her poetry and in her prose. Her haunting narratives draw us into darkness, engaging our fears and hopes in poetry of rare luminosity, nowhere more so than in Inside the Wave, in its exploration of the borderline between the living and the dead - the underworld and the human living world - and the exquisitely intense being of both. All her poetry casts a bright, revealing light on the living world, by land and sea, on love, longing and loss. Counting Backwards is a retrospective covering ten collections written over four decades, bringing together all the poems she included in her earlier selection, Out of the Blue (2001), with all those from her three later collections, Glad of These Times (2007), The Malarkey (2012) and Inside the Wave (2017), along with a number of earlier poems.
Hierdie is Koos Kombuis se eerste gedrukte digbundel in meer as twintig jaar.
Hy is van plan om enkele van die gedigte in hierdie bundel te toonset en dit dan, as promosie vir die bundel, te sing by die talle eenmanskonserte wat hy gedurig in Suid-Afrika doen. Die bundel is lig en humoristies, met ‘n subtiele geestelike element.
Toeganklike poŽsie vir lesers in alle belangstellingsvelde.
In hierdie publikasie sny 'n sewentiental oorsese en plaaslike taalkundiges Afrikaans se spoor op die merktekens deur Christo van Rensburg uitgestip. Hierdie spoor volg die historiese, geografiese en sosiopolitieke kontoere van die Suid-Afrikaanse landskap wat Afrikaans geslyp het tot 'n taal wat hierdie land se ondergrond kan blootle. 'n Verskeidenheid van onderwerpe word aangeraak: die Afrikaanse historiografie, die variasietaalkunde, taalbeplanning, taalpolitiek, asook sinchroniese en diachroniese verkennings.
Legna Rodriguez Iglesias has quickly become one of the most celebrated Cuban poets writing today. Her intense - often confrontational - poetry refuses to conform, subverting expectations and challenging social mores. Particularly arresting is her uncomfortable focus on the human body, which she dramatises in isolation, stripping it of context, making it strange and even obscene. Alongside poems of extreme descriptive vigour, Rodriguez Iglesias irreverently skewers the hypocrisies, cliches and hierarchies of our time. This selection offers a broad survey of Rodriguez Iglesias's work, drawing on eight previous collections in Spanish. Throughout, the poems are inflected with Cuban history and explore the tensions between the generation of the Revolution and her own. The consequences of poet's long-term residence in Miami are forcefully brought home through poems of emigration and estrangement. The exceptional skill and formal dexterity that marks Rodriguez Iglesias's work in Spanish has been expertly brought to life in English by Abigail Parry, an award-winning poet whose debut collection Jinx was published by Bloodaxe in 2018, working in collaboration with bridge-translator and writer Serafina Vick.
Toevallige Tekens is Martjie Bosman se tweede digbundel en volg op Landelik (2003). Om die verse in hierdie digbundel te lees is soos om spore te volg.
In die eerste afdeling word die verwoestende gevolge van die oorlog in Mosambiek en Rwanda op veral vroue en kinders getoon. Die tweede afdeling word gekenmerk deur bedreigings wat elke Suid-Afrikaner ervaar: Jou handsak word uit jou motor gesteel, ’n indringer wil die veilige hawe van jou huis betree, die dood wag dalk op die snelweg waarop jy elke dag ry.
NŠ die aanslag van die bose van afdelings 1 en 2, word afdeling 3 gekenmerk deur mooi en gerusstellende herinneringe van ’n verblyf op ’n rustige dorp. In afdeling 4 kom kunstenaars, musikante en musiek aan die bod. <,p> Die bundel word afgesluit met verse waarin tekens van nuwe lewe, seisoene en tye oorheers. Dit is lonend om die spore en tekens wat Bosman in hierdie bundel laat, te volg.
"Modern Swedish Prose in Translation " was first published in 1979. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.
These excerpts from Swedish prose works - mostly novels - reflect major shifts in mood and style in the 25 years since 1950. Editor Karl Erik Lagerlof traces cultural and political developments in Sweden from the post-World War II era, when writers felt themselves in a world devoid of political meaning and rejected realism as a literary mode, down to the intensely political years of the Vietnam era. The selections in this anthology range from the anti-ideological works of the postwar years to recent documentary methods influenced by Marxism, structuralism, and a renewed political consciousness.
Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth. And in the twelfth year, on the seventh day of Ielool, the month of reaping, he climbed the hill without the city walls and looked seaward; and he beheld his ship coming with the mist. Then the gates of his heart were flung open, and his joy flew far over the sea. And he closed his eyes and prayed in the silences of his soul. So begins The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran's transcendant verse cycle in which the prophet Almustafa boards a ship bearing him homeward and discusses with those whom he meets on board life, love, and and all aspects of the human condition. Never out of print since its first publication in 1923, Gibran's collection of prose poems is one of the best-loved volumes in world literature.
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