Collected Poems


Author: Patrick Kavanagh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141906790
Category: Poetry
Page: 336
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The centenary of Patrick Kavanagh's birth in 2004 provides the ideal opportunity to reappraise one of modern Ireland's greatest poets. From a harsh, humble background that he himself described so brilliantly, Kavanagh burst through immense constraints to redefine Irish poetry - a poetry appropriate for a fully independent country, both politically and culturally. Moving beyond Irish verse's preoccupation with history, national politics and identity, he turned to the land and scenery of his native Inniskeen, portraying the closely-observed minutiae of everyday rural and urban life in an uninhibited, groundbreaking style. Lucid, various, direct and engaging, Kavanagh's poems have a unique place in the canon and a unique accessibility. This major new edition is the culmination of many years of work by Antoinette Quinn in creating authoritative texts for Kavanagh's poetry - from his early works such as 'Inniskeen Road: July Evening' to his masterpiece, the epic 'The Great Hunger', allowing us to see the development of Kavanagh's genius as never before.

Selected Poems


Author: William Yeats
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141914491
Category: Poetry
Page: 368
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This selection of the works of W B Yeats, includes the final book from the unfairly neglected narrative poem 'The Wanderings of Oisin' and a number of lyrics from Yeats's work as poetic dramatist. It breaks new ground by allowing the reader to engage with a dozen poems in alternative versions; in many other cases it provides significant variants, so that Yeats's struggle to revise his poetry can be experienced with unusual immediacy.

Selected Poems


Author: Stevie Smith
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141916400
Category: Poetry
Page: 304
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Stevie Smith was one of the few modern poets to reach a wide general audience. Bizarre, witty, sad, sometimes caustic, her poems impart a zest for life, and reveal her unique eye for the marvels of the ordinary and her deep sensibility to the paradoxical nature of all human emotions.

Marcel Proust

The Collected Poems : a Dual-language Edition with Parallel Text
Author: Marcel Proust,Harold Augenbraum
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780143106906
Category: Poetry
Page: 352
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This collection of works from the French novelist, essayist, critic and poet features new translations of works that have never been published in a bound book or translated into English before. Original. 25,000 first printing.

New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001


Author: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9780141186412
Category: Poetry
Page: 800
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New and Collected Poems: 1931-2001 celebrates seven decades of Czeslaw Milosz's exceptional career. Widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of our time, Milosz is a master of probing inquiry and graceful expression. His poetry is infused with a tireless spirit and penetrating insight into fundamental human dilemmas and the staggering yet simple truth that "to exist on the earth is beyond any power to name."

The Zoo of the New

A Book of Exceptional Poems from Sappho to Paul Muldoon
Author: Don Paterson,Nick Laird
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718199618
Category: Poetry
Page: 464
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'So open it anywhere, then anywhere, then anywhere again. We're sure it won't be long before you find a poem that brings you smack into the newness and strangeness of the living present, just as it did us' (from the Introduction) In The Zoo of the New, poets Don Paterson and Nick Laird have cast a fresh eye over more than five centuries of verse, from the English language and beyond. Above all, they have sought poetry that retains, in one way or another, a powerful timelessness: words with the thrilling capacity to make the time and place in which they were written, however distant and however foreign they may be, feel utterly here and now in the 21st Century. This book is the condensed result of that search. It stretches as far back as Sappho and as far forward as the recent award-winning work of Denise Riley, taking in poets as varied as Thomas Wyatt, William Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath and Gwendolyn Brooks along the way. Here, the mournful rubs shoulders with the celebratory; the skulduggerous and the foolish with the highfalutin; and tales of love, loss and war with a menagerie of animals and objects, from bee boxes to rubber boots, a suit of armour and a microscope. Teeming with old favourites and surprising discoveries, this lovingly selected compendium is sure to win lifelong readers.

Selected Poems


Author: Fernando Pessoa
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014196135X
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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The writing of Fernando Pessoa reveals a mind shaken by intense inner suffering. In these poems he adopted four separate personae: Alberto Caeiro, Alvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis and himself, using them to express 'great swarms of thought and feeling'. While each personae has its own poetic identity, together they convey a sense of ambivalence and consolidate a striving for completeness. Dramatic, lyrical, Christian, pagan, old and modern, Pessoa's poets and poetry contribute to the 'mysterious importance of existence'.

Collected Poems


Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141939702
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
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This landmark new collection brings together the best of the poetry of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and author of Lolita and Pale Fire. It includes an extensive number of poems that have never appeared in English before, newly translated from the Russian by his son Dmitri Nabokov. These masterly poems span the decades of Nabokov's career, from 'Music', written in 1914 and probably Nabokov's first recorded poem, to the short, playful 'To Vera', composed in 1974. 'The University Poem', one of Nabokov's major poetic works, is here in English for the first time: an extraordinary autobiographical poem looking back at his time at Cambridge, with its dinners, games, girls and memories, it is suffused with rich description, wit and verbal dexterity. Included too are the surreally comic 'A Literary Dinner', the enchanting, lyrical 'Eve', the wryly humorous 'An Evening of Russian Poetry' and a meditation on the act of creation, 'Tolstoy', as well as verse written on America, lepidoptery, sport, love and Nabokov's Russian homeland.

Forschungen eines Hundes


Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: BoD E-Short
ISBN: 3734744784
Category: Fiction
Page: 47
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"Forschungen eines Hundes" ist eine 1922 entstandene, breit angelegte Erzählung mit Fabelcharakter von Franz Kafka, die postum veröffentlicht wurde. Wie der Titel (von Max Brod) aussagt, geht es um die Erkenntnissuche eines Hundes. Diese ist zum Scheitern verurteilt, weil sie grundlegende Fakten, nämlich die Existenz von Menschen, nicht erkennen kann.

Collected Poems 1947-1997


Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141394218
Category: Poetry
Page: 1216
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This is the only volume to bring together all of Allen Ginsberg's published verse in its entirety, celebrating half a century of brilliant work from one of America's greatest poets. Presented chronologically, it sets Ginsberg's verse against the story of his extraordinary life: from his most famous landmark works 'Howl' and 'Kaddish' to the poems of White Shroud and Cosmopolitan Greetings, and on to his later writings such as the caustically funny 'Death and Fame', the provocative 'New Democracy Wish List' and the elegiac 'Things I'll Not Do (Nostalgia)'. Ginsberg, as chief figure among the Beats, fomented a social and political revolution, yet his groundbreaking verse also changed the course of American poetry with its freewheeling spontaneity, rawness, honesty and energy. Also containing illustrations by Ginsberg's artist friends, illuminating notes to the poems, original prefaces and photographs, this is the essential record of one of the most influential voices in twentieth century poetry.

The Complete Guide To Baby Naming Ceremonies


Author: Becky Alexander
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848034601
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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If you would like to celebrate the arrival of a new baby with friends and family, but are looking for an alternative to a traditional christening, this is the book for you. Civil weddings have been popular for a long time, but you can now have a Civil Naming ceremony for your child, held either at your local registry office, or at any venue of your choice. As there is no legal requirement, you can hold the party at home, in your garden, or at any venue you like. You can host the event yourselves, or ask a registered celebrant to host the event. This book contains lots of ideas to make your civil naming ceremony memorable and unique to your family. There are ideas for poems, readings, music, themes, and special ideas for how to mark the occasion. Everyone can get involved; grandparents, siblings, and specially nominated adults who can act as guardians. There are readings suitable for all. This book includes: - How to plan the naming party and ceremony - Ideas for indoors and outdoors decor, plus simple decorations - Providing entertainment and fun for children and adults - 10 special event ideas for the day, such as star naming, planting a tree and filling a time capsule - Traditional and contemporary ideas for readings and poems with new, specifically commissioned poems that are particularly relevant to this special occasion - Ideas and recipes for delicious food and drink

Doveglion: Collected Poems


Author: Jose Garcia Villa
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101662689
Category: Poetry
Page: 304
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The centennial edition of major Filipino writer José Garcia Villa's collected poetry Known as the "Pope of Greenwich Village," José Garcia Villa had a special status as the only Asian poet among a group of modern literary giants in 1940s New York that included W. H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, and a young Gore Vidal. But beyond his exotic ethnicity, Villa was a global poet who was admired for "the reverence, the raptness, the depth of concentration in [his] bravely deep poems" (Marianne Moore). Doveglion (Villa's pen name for dove, eagle, and lion) contains Villa's collected poetry, including rare and previously unpublished material. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wie die Steeple Sinderby Wanderers den Pokal holten

Roman
Author: J.L. Carr
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832189467
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Eine kleine Geschichte über den einen großen Moment im Leben Ein winziges Dorf in den Hochmooren von Yorkshire: Alex Slingsby ist Exfußballprofi, Grundschullehrer in Sinderby – und ein Mann mit Ambitionen. Unterstützt vom Schuldirektor, einem Exilungarn mit Doktor in Philosophie, nimmt er sich des amateurhaften örtlichen Fußballteams an. Die beiden bilden ein unkonventionelles Trainergespann. So wird etwa eine der zentralen Positionen im Team vergeben, frei nach dem Motto: »Ein Torwart muss kein guter Fußballer sein, er muss nur Raumgefühl besitzen«. Zu diesem Torhüter (der überdies noch leidenschaftlich gerne aufräumt) gesellen sich ein leicht depressiver Stürmerstar und der Pfarrer, dessen Schwester eine überzeugte Zeugin Jehovas ist. Und tatsächlich formiert sich aus einem Haufen Außenseiter nach und nach eine Mannschaft. Wie durch ein Wunder schaffen es die einfachen Männer aus Sinderby bis ins Finale des F. A. Cups im Wembleystadion. Aber dieser große Moment ist leider viel zu schnell vorbei ... J. L. Carrs Roman ist viel mehr als ein Buch über Fußball – es ist eine Geschichte vom Erfolg des Underdogs, eine Geschichte voller unvergesslicher Charaktere und mit viel Witz, die doch von einer leisen Melancholie durchwirkt ist. Mit einem Vorwort von Saša Stanišić.

Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

The Complete List
Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141970316
Category: Reference
Page: 96
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'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

Baron von Teive

Die Erziehung zum Stoiker
Author: Fernando Pessoa
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104032122
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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Álvaro de Campos, Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis - Fernando Pessoa, der größte Dichter Portugals des 20. Jahrhunderts, träumte immer davon, alle Menschen zugleich zu sein. In seinem Werk hat er sich diese Sehnsucht erfüllt: unablässig erschuf er neue Dichter, schenkte ihnen eine Biographie und schrieb ihnen die unterschiedlichsten Werke zu. Die legendäre Truhe, in der man Pessoas Manuskripte lang nach seinem Tod fand, enthält so das größte Stimmentheater der Weltliteratur, dessen Partitur die neue Pessoa-Ausgabe Band für Band enthüllt. Álvaro Coelho de Athayade ist der 20. Baron von Teive und der einzige Selbstmörder im Werk Pessoas. Seine persönliche Chronik ist eine Sammlung negativer Lebenslektionen, und voll Schmerz muss er erkennen, dass er die Bücher, die er schreiben wollte, nicht schreiben kann. Der Text des Halbheteronyms ist eine wichtige Ergänzung zum »Buch der Unruhe«: »Träumen ist besser als sein. Im Traum gelingt alles so mühelos!«

Der wachsame Träumer


Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843708436
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - Mit "Der wachsame Träumer" verlässt John le Carré die Welt des Spionageromans und erzählt ein großes Abenteuer des Lebens und des Liebens: In der Hoffnung, endlich das Glück zu finden, löst sich ein Mann aus allen Sicherheiten seiner bisherigen Existenz – eine Entscheidung, die nicht nur für ihn dramatische Folgen hat. »Eine grandiose Satire« FAZ

Selected Poems


Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140423815
Category: Poetry
Page: 830
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"George Gordon Byron was born on 22 January 1788 and he inherited the barony in 1798. He went to school in Dulwich, and then in 1801 to Harrow. In 1805 he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, later gaining a reputation in London for his startling good looks and extravagant behaviour. His first collection of poems, Hours of Idleness (1807), was not well received, but with the publication of the first two cantos of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812) he became famous overnight and increased this fame with a series of wildly popular 'Eastern Tales'. In 1815 he married the heiress Annabella Milbanke, but they were separated after a year. Byron shocked society by the rumoured relationship with his half-sister, Augusta, and in 1816 he left England for ever. He eventually settled in Italy, where he lived for some time with Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli. He supported Italian revolutionary movements and in 1823 he left for Greece to fight in its struggle for independence, but he contracted a fever and died at Missolonghi in 1824." "Byron's contemporary popularity was based first on Childe Harold and the 'Tales', and then on Don Juan (1819-24), his most sophisticated and accomplished writing. He was one of the strongest exemplars of the Romantic movement, and the Byronic hero was a prototype widely imitated in European and American literature."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Less Than One

Selected Essays
Author: Joseph Brodsky
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241962005
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 512
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Essayist and poet Joseph Brodsky was one of the most penetrating voices of the twentieth century. This prize-winning collection of his diverse essays includes uniquely powerful appreciations of great writers: on Dostoevsky and the development of Russian prose, on Auden and Akhmatova, Cavafy, Montale and Mandelstam. These are contrasted with his reflections on larger themes of tyranny and evil, and subtle evocations of his childhood in Leningrad. Brodsky's insightful appreciation of the intricacies of language, culture and identity connect these works, revealing his remarkable gifts as a prose writer.