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Chicago: City on the Make

Chicago has produced and provoked some of Americas most prominent writers. In this hardboiled prose poem by one of the best, the whole spectacular span and history of the great city unfolds, from the days of the Pottawottomies to the wide open first ward of Big Bill Thompson and the Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series. The cast of characters includes Al Capone as w

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Biographia Literaria

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On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho

�Orchid � breathingincense intobutterfly�s wings�Basho, one of the greatest of Japanese poets and the master of haiku, was also a Buddhist monk and a life-long traveller. His poems combine �karumi�, or lightness of touch, with the Zen ideal of oneness with creation. Each poem evokes the natural world � the cherry blossom, the leaping frog, the summer moon or the winter sno

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Selected Poems: Pablo Neruda

The winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature, Pablo Neruda is regarded as the greatest Latin American poet of the twentieth century. This bilingual edition makes available a major selection of his poems, both in the original Spanish and impressively rendered into English by his most enduring translator, the poet Ben Belitt (Robert Creeley).

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Emily Dickinson: Poems Selected by Ted Hughes (Poet to Poet: An Essential Choice of Classic Verse)

Emily Dickinson was born into a prominent New England family. Sociable as a child, she grew increasingly withdrawn, and in later years became known as a recluse.Only seven of her poems were published during her lifetime. After Emilys death in 1886, her sister Lavinia discovered 1,775 poems bound in small packets tied with thread.They were first published in 1890, attrac

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Manfred

Manfred, a Faustian noble, is tortured by guilt over the death of his beloved, Astarte. He uses his mastery of language and spell-casting to summon seven spirits, from whom he seeks forgetfulness. The spirits are unable to control the past and thus cannot grant Manfreds plea.

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The Iliad of Homer, The Odyssey (Great Books of the Western World, 4)

The Iliad is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time, but to call it a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters: Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the 10th and final year of the Greek siege of Troy. The Odyssey is, quite simply, the story of Odysseus, who wants to g

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The Kanteletar

This is the first appearance in English of The Kanteletar (1840-1), the companion volume to the Finnish national epic poem The Kalevala.Based on Finnish oral tradition, The Kanteletar (roughly zither-daughter, a kind of muse) is a selection from a treasury of nearly seven hundred lyrics and ballads that celebrate the everyday life of a rural society at work and play. The

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Rumi: In the Arms of the Beloved

New translations of the works of the thirteenth-century Sufi poet are included in an inspirational collection of poetry that reveals classic Eastern thought combined with a warm wisdom that transcends the ages. Reprint.

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