Download E-books The Odyssey PDF

The nice epic of Western literature, translated by means of the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters, provides us with Homer's best-loved and so much obtainable poem in a beautiful modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the fellow, Muse, the guy of twists and turns pushed repeatedly astray, as soon as he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So starts Robert Fagles' fabulous translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin within the New York occasions booklet Review hails as "a wonderful achievement."

If the Iliad is the world's maximum conflict epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's trip via existence. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and typical forces in the course of his ten-year voyage domestic to Ithaca after the Trojan battle is right away a undying human tale and somebody try of ethical patience. within the myths and legends  retold here,

Fagles has captured the power and poetry of Homer's unique in a daring, modern idiom, and given us an Odyssey to learn aloud, to delight in, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. popular classicist Bernard Knox's awesome creation and textual statement offer insightful history details for the final reader and pupil alike, intensifying the power of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to thrill either the classicist and the overall reader, to captivate a brand new new release of Homer's scholars. This Penguin Classics Deluxe version positive aspects French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes by way of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings PDF

By William Gaddis

William Gaddis released in basic terms 4 novels in the course of his lifetime, yet with these works he earned himself a name as certainly one of America's maximum novelists. much less popular is Gaddis's physique of fine serious writings. here's a wide selection of his unique essays, a few released for the 1st time. From "'Stop participant. shaggy dog story No. 4,'" Gaddis's first nationwide ebook and the foundation for his projected historical past of the participant piano, to the name essay approximately ignored possibilities in the US up to now fifty years, to "Old Foes with New Faces," an exam of the connection among the author and the matter of religion-this different assortment monitors the facility of an self sufficient literary intelligence in an age more and more ruled by means of political and spiritual conservatism.

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Download E-books Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems PDF

Finally, a definitive choice of the stylish paintings by way of a poet on the vanguard of yankee poetry for greater than 3 decades.

With his first numerous books, J. D. McClatchy verified himself as a poet of urbanity, mind, and prismatic emotion, within the culture of James Merrill, W. H. Auden, and Elizabeth Bishop––one who balances an exploration of the underworld of hope with a mastery of poetic shape, and whose artistry finds the riches and ruins of our “plundered hearts.” Now, establishing with beautiful new poems––including the beautiful “My Hand Collection,” a listing of artwork items that steals up at the complexity of human contact, and a witty and profound poem entitled “My robot Prostatectomy”––this choice is a wonderful complete travel of McClatchy’s profession. It contains excerpts from the robust book-length series Ten Commandments (1998) and his newer works Hazmat (2002) and Mercury Dressing (2009)—books that explored the body’s melodrama, in addition to the heart’s treacheries, grievances, and boundless capacities. All of his poems current a luxurious weave of impassioned notion and clear-sighted feeling. He has been rightly hailed as a poet of “ferocious alertness,” person who elicits (says The New Leader) “the type of ask yourself and pleasure we adventure while the curtain comes down on a blinding performance.”

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Download E-books Nice Weather: Poems PDF

By Frederick Seidel

A beautiful new assortment from the "beguiling and magisterial" poet (The long island occasions ebook Review)

"Something is happening. whatever is wrong."

Frederick Seidel-the "ghoul" (Chicago Review), the "triumphant outsider" (Contemporary Poetry Review)-returns with a deadly new selection of poems. great climate provides the sexual and political issues that experience lengthy preoccupied Seidel-and delighted and angry his readers. Lyrical, gruesome, elegiac, this ebook provides new track and risk to his masterful physique of labor.

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Download E-books Poesie PDF

By Lorenzo de' Medici

Lorenzo il Magnifico fu il più fulgido esempio del signore rinascimentale: colto, ricco, munifico, protettore di artisti e filosofi come Poliziano, Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola e molti altri e artista lui stesso. Anche se non fu un grandissimo poeta, a Lorenzo si deve comunque uno dei più ricchi e affascinanti canzonieri quattrocenteschi, in cui coesistono temi e tonalità poetiche disparate e a volte contraddittorie. Così a canti carnascialeschi si alternano laudi religiose, componimenti mitologici e divagazioni neoplatoniche in un singolare amalgama delle suggestioni della cultura del suo pace e della tradizione poetica precedente, classica e italiana. Questo quantity contiene tutte le operette del Magnifico e un’amplissima scelta delle Rime curate dallo specialista Federico Sanguineti, autore anche dell’acuto discorso critico introduttivo.

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Download E-books Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place PDF

By bell hooks

Writer, activist, feminist, instructor, and artist bell hooks is widely known as one of many nation's prime intellectuals. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, hooks drew her certain pseudonym from the identify of her grandmother, an clever and strong-willed African American girl who encouraged her to face up opposed to a dominating and repressive society. Her poetry, novels, memoirs, and children's books replicate her Appalachian upbringing and have her struggles with racially built-in colleges and unwelcome authority figures. one in all Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Can switch Your Life," hooks has received large acclaim from critics and readers alike. In Appalachian Elegy, bell hooks keeps her paintings as an imagist of life's harsh realities in a suite of poems encouraged by way of her adolescence within the remoted hills and hidden hollows of Kentucky. straight away meditative, confessional, and political, this poignant quantity attracts the reader deep into the event of dwelling in Appalachia. referring to such issues because the marginalization of its humans and the environmental degradation it has suffered through the years, hooks's poetry quietly elegizes the gradual lack of an identification whereas additionally celebrating that that's consistent, firmly rooted in a spot that's not complete.

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Download E-books The Portable Thoreau (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Henry David Thoreau

An up-to-date variation of Thoreau's most generally learn works

Self-described as "a mystic, a transcendentalist, and a normal thinker to boot," Henry David Thoreau committed his lifestyles to holding his freedom as a guy and as an artist. Nature was once the fountainhead of his proposal and his safe haven from what he thought of the follies of society. Heedless of his buddies' suggestion to dwell in a extra orthodox demeanour, he determinedly pursued his personal internal bent-that of a poet-philosopher-in prose and verse. Edited by way of famous Thoreau student Jeffrey S. Cramer, this variation delivers to be the hot commonplace for these attracted to learning the nice thinker's influential principles approximately every little thing from environmentalism to constrained government.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by means of introductions and notes via amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Wordsworth's Poems of Travel, 1819-42: 'Such Sweet Wayfaring' PDF

By John Wyatt

There's a long-held view that Wordsworth's inspirations dried up earlier than the age of 40. This publication opposes that view by means of reading the immense physique of poetry written after his 50th 12 months. The argument is that, which will get pleasure from this paintings, a lot of which used to be encouraged by means of itineraries in Britain and in Europe, we need to learn the poems as they have been first released. via adopting the point of view of the modern reader, Wordsworth's grand layout may be appreciated.
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'Wyatt assiduously reads those later works within the unique series and emphasizes their courting to different poems and prints with which they wer published.' - Toby R. Benis, The Wordsworth Circle 'Wordsworth's Poems of shuttle is obviously written, distinctive, and especially potent in generating a wish within the reader to reread, or stumble upon for the 1st time, those overlooked works.' - instances Literary complement

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Download E-books The Poem of Empedocles: The Text and Translation PDF

By Brad Inwood, Empedocles

This revised variation of The Poem of Empedocles (1992) integrates enormous new fabric from a lately chanced on papyrus and released through A. Martin and O. Primavesi. The papyrus includes proof of over seventy strains or half traces of poetry, of which greater than fifty are either new and usable. the combination of this fabric into the formerly identified fragments has major impression on our figuring out of Empedocles, essentially the most influential philosophers and poets of antiquity.

This quantity offers the reader with the fullest and so much obtainable set of proof for the doctrines and poetic fulfillment of this Presocratic thinker. The Greek textual content of the fragments (with English dealing with web page translation) has been revised to incorporate the hot fabric; textual notes have additionally been stronger. The revised creation orients the reader to the research of Empedocles and assesses the importance of the recent fabric. the hot papyrus fragments shed a few gentle at the arguable query of the variety of poems and supply new perception into the connection among humans and the fabric parts we're composed of and into the explanations for our incarnation. most vital, the hot fragments yield extra affirmation that eschatological and cosmological issues have been inextricably interconnected in Empedocles' philosophical poetry.

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