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.

Selected Poems


Author: Dylan Thomas
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780140188899
Category: English poetry
Page: 160
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Admired and loved for their ingenuity and potency, Dylan Thomas's poems celebrate the inner and outer landscapes in the face of mortality and decay, human weakness and shortcomings. This text presents a selection of his poetry.

Selected poems


Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 202
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This book, the fourth in the Oxford Tagore Translations series, brings together new translations of nearly 150 poems by Rabindranath Tagore, many of them translated for the first time. The poems cover the entire span of his life, and illustrate his work in many different poetic genres and forms.

Selected Poems


Author: Fernando Pessoa
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141184337
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 159
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In a sense the work of four poets, Fernando Pessoa adopted in his writing four separate personae: Alberto Caeiro, Alvaro De Campos, Ricardo Reis and himself. Dramatic, lyrical, Christian, pagan old and modern, Pessoa's poets and poetry contribute to the mysterious importance of existence.

Selected Poems


Author: Osip Mandelshtam
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141965398
Category: Poetry
Page: 144
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James Greene's acclaimed translations of the poetry of Osip Mandelshtam, now in an extensively revised and augmented edition.

Collected Poems


Author: Patrick Kavanagh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141186933
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 298
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The Collected Poems comprises all the volumes of poetry that Vikram Seth has published this far. The books included are Mappings (1981), The Humble Administrator's Garden (1985), All You Who Sleep Tonight (1990), Three Chinese Poets (1992), Beastly Tales from Here and There (1992) and Arion and the Dolphin (1994).

Selected Poems


Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141934875
Category: Poetry
Page: 400
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'Tennyson', wrote T. S. Eliot, 'has the finest ear of any English poet since Milton,' and his verse remains unrivalled in its combination of verbal richness, emotional depth and intellectual engagement. Tennyson drew on classical and medieval legends in poems like 'The Lotos-Eaters' (1832) and 'The Lady of Shalott' (1832) to explore the spiritual tensions of the nineteenth century. In one of the great works of his maturity, 'In Memoriam' (1850) - written after the loss of his dearest friend - Tennyson vividly negotiated contemporary scepticism and the modern sciences of geology and evolution. Similar ground is covered in a dramatically darker mood in 'Maud' (1855), a poignant account of psychological disintegration.

Selected Poems


Author: Jibanananda Das,Chidananda Das Gupta
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143100263
Category: Bengali poetry
Page: 82
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Jibanananda Das' lyricism is unparalleled in Bengali literature. His early poems are vivid, eloquent celebrations of the beauty of Bengal; his later works, written in the 1940s and 50s, are darker, comments on political issues and current affairs like the Second World War, the Bengal Famine of '43 and Hindu - Muslim riots at the time of Partition. Born in 1899, Jibanananda belonged to a group of poets who tried to shake off Tagore's poetic influence. While he is best known for poetry that reveals a deep love for nature and rural landscapes, tradition and history, Jibanananda is also strikingly urban, and introspective, his work centring on themes of loneliness, depression and death. He was a master of word-images, and his unique poetic idiom drew on tradition but was startlingly new.

Pied Piper

Der Rattenfänger von Hameln
Author: Robert Browning,Niels Hermann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783920564708
Category:
Page: 50
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Selected Poems, 1923-1967


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140180312
Category: Argentine poetry
Page: 348
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A selection of poems by the Argentinian writer, Jorge Luis Borges from the period of 1923-1967.

Selected Poems


Author: Ronald Stuart Thomas
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 352
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RS Thomas was the greatest religious poet writing in English in the 20th century, but the 270 poems he chose for this definitive selection reveal a wide range of themes and concerns. He was a passionate Welsh patriot, but also an outspoken critic of his countrymen. His poems are an expression of his lifelong argument with himself, of his insistent search for God. In them he grapples with ideas of Welshness, with issues of technology, pollution, the decline of culture. He wrote too about love, about landscape, nature and birds. His is an urgent, prophetic and unique voice.

Selected Poems


Author: Patrick Kavanagh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241380650
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
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Published in order of first publication as far as possible, this selection ranges from initial offerings such as 'Tinker's Wife' and 'Inniskeen Road: July Evening' to his tragic masterpiece 'The Great Hunger' (1942) and his celebratory later verse, 'To Hell with Common Sense' and 'Come Dance with Kitty Stobling', which show his increasing comic verve and detachment. The first comprehensive selection of Kavanagh's poetry to be published, this volume offers a timely reassessment of a poet unfairly neglected outside Ireland.

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.

Lissabon

was der Tourist sehen sollte
Author: Fernando Pessoa (Lyriker)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783925203428
Category:
Page: 115
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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

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: Jorge Luis Borges,Alexander Coleman
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780141181110
Category:
Page: 483
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Selected Poems brings together some two hundred poems - the largest collection of Borges' poetry ever assembled in English, including many never previously translated. The brilliance of the Spanish originals is matched with luminous English versions rendered by a remarkable cast of translators, among them W.S. Merwin, John Updike, Robert Fitzgerald, Mark Strand and Alastair Reid.