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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold
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Milk and Honey
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity.
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Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold
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Dancing By The Light of The Moon: Over 250 poems to read, relish and recite
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Up in the Attic
From the dubious joy of being an exhausted, panic-stricken hostess in 'The Dinner Party' or feelings of unease about pub tableware in 'Don't Put My Dinner on the Slate!', to a poignant reflection of war in 'Down the Line'and the bittersweet nostalgia of 'Up in the Attic', this new collection will tickle and move readers in equal measure.
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Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year
A daily piece of Shakespeare to inspire and delight.
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Sun and Her Flowers
The stunning new poetry collection from Rupi Kaur, worldwide bestselling author of milk and honey.
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Theogony and Works and Days
Hesiod, who lived in Boetia in the late eighth century BC, is one of the oldest known, and possibly the oldest of Greek poets. His Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods from the beginning of the world and an account of the struggles of the Titans. In contrast, Works and Days is a compendium of moral and practical advice on husbandry, and throws unique and fascinating light on archaic Greek society., As well as offering the earliest known sources for the myths of Pandora, Prometheus and the Golden Age, Hesiod's poetry provides a valuable account of the ethics and superstitions of the society in which he lived. Unlike Homer, Hesiod writes about himself and his family, and he stands out as the first personality in European literature. This new translation, by a leading expert on the Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability., It is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Literary Christmas: An Anthology
A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology collecting poems, short stories and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. With a new cover by Sinem Erkas.
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Poems to Fall in Love With
A gorgeous, heart-warming anthology of poems about love and romance selected and illustrated by Chris Riddell.
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Epic of Gilgamesh
Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu. This text is translated by Andrew George.
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Pillow Thoughts III: Mending the Mind
Courtney Peppernell presents a tribute to her readers in the third installment of her bestselling Pillow Thoughts series.
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Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition)
Edgar Allan Poe is credited with having pioneered the short story, having perfected the tale of psychological horror, and having revolutionised modern poetics. The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar is part of Barnes & Noble's Leatherbound Classics. This omnibus edition collects all of Poe's fiction and poetry in a single volume.
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'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More
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Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling
This edition of the poetry of Rudyard Kipling contains all of his verse. His poetry uses many rhythms and popular forms of speech, ranging from dramatic monologues to extended ballads. Often mistakenly branded as a fascist, Kipling's attitudes changed over the years, revealing a darker side.
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Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
What elevates 'teaching my mother how to give birth', is Warsan Shire's ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where sensuality lives in the dominant narrative of Islam; reclaiming the more nuanced truths of earlier times, translating to the realm of lyric the work of the likes of Nawal El Saadawi.
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Lais of Marie De France: With Two Further Lais in the Original Old French
Marie de France (fl late twelfth century) is the earliest known French woman poet and her lais - stories in verse based on Breton tales of chivalry and romance - are among the finest of the genre. This book takes a subtle and complex view of courtly love.
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princess saves herself in this one
the princess saves herself in this one is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending.
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Dog Poems
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Of Mutability
Jo Shapcott's award-winning first three collections, gathered in Her Book: Poems 1988-1998, revealed her to be a writer of ingenuous, politically acute and provocative poetry, and rightly earned her a reputation as one of the most original and daring voices of her generation.
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Look We Have Coming to Dover!
Taking in its sights Matthew Arnold's 'land of dreams', the collection explores the idealism and reality of a multicultural Britain with wit, intelligence and no small sense of mischief.
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Please Stop Touching Me ... and Other Haikus by Cats
His hilarious haikus take us inside the minds of our most popular pets revealing their inner-most secrets, their disdain for their owners and the poetry that is common to all cats.
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Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems
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Selected Poems
A reissue of the 1935 Selected Poems, which, with an Introduction by T. S. Eliot, brought Moore's work to the attention of a wider public. This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten key titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.
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Odyssey
A tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan war forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - from the witch Circe who turns his men into pigs, to the twin terrors of Scylla and Charybdis.
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Girlhood
This dramatic meeting of minds has us questioning who is the more delusional - doctor or patient: like other victims in this exhilarating new collection, Marguerite may initially appear vanquished, but a closer look reveals how little of herself she has really surrendered.
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Aeneid Book VI
In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld.
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Haw Lantern
Widely praised on its first publication in 1987, The Haw Lantern ventured into new imaginative territory with poems exploring the theme of loss--including a celebrated sonnet sequence concerning the death of the poet's mother--joined by meditations on the conscience of the writer and exercises in an allegorical vein.ical vein.
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Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry
Bringing together more than one hundred poems from the many thousands submitted to the Forward Prizes for Poetry in the first decade of the 21st century, this book offers an introduction to a wide range of contemporary poetry.
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Pillow Thoughts
Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel.
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Hawk in the Rain
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Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology
Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, and The Seafarer are among the greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poems. They, and many other treasures, are included in The Anglo-Saxon World: chronicles, laws and letters, charters and charms, and above all superb poems. Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans and yet within two hundred years had become Christians, to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and, for a time, the heart of European civilization., Kevin Crossley-Holland places poems and prose in context with his skilful interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world; his translations have been widely acclaimed, and of Beowulf the poet Charles Causley has written, 'the poem has at last found its translator'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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100 Poems
Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family.
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Faber & Faber Poetry Diary 2020
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Serious Concerns
Cope's first book of poems and parodies, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, went straight into the bestseller lists. Its successor, Serious Concerns has proved even more popular, addressing such topics as "Bloody Men," "Men and Their Boring Arguments," "Two Cures for Love," "Kindness to Animals" and "Tumps" (Typically Useless Male Poets).
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White Book
Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.
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High Windows
Larkin's final collection of poems shows, as does all his best work, his ability to adapt contemporary speech rhythms and everyday vocabulary to subtle metrical patterns and poetic forms.
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Waste Land
Published in 1922, The Waste Land was the most revolutionary poem of its time, offering a devastating vision of modern civilisation between the two World Wars. This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.
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Another Time
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.
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Weep Not for Me: In Memory of a Beloved Cat
Constance Jenkins composed this poem to comfort her sister whose beloved cat had died. It is now published for the first time in book form. This poem provides the comfort that is needed for acceptance of the cat's death, and Pat Schaverien's etchings complement the mood of the verse.
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Validate Me: A Life of Code-Dependency
'Charly is social media's answer to Carol Ann Duffy' Sunday Times STYLE From the bestselling author of She Must Be Mad comes the second book of poetry and prose from Charly Cox.
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Depression & Other Magic Tricks
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Selected Verse
A collection of poems from the author of The Jungle Book and Kim
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Poetic Edda
A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and human heroes populate the poems. This edition includes three new poems.
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Ariel
The poems in Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as Lady Lazarus, Daddy, Edge and Paralytic, were all written between the publication in 1960 of her first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963.
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Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
This volume includes all of Yeats's published poetry, from the hauntingly beautiful early lyrics by which he is still best remembered, to the later work which some argue put beyond question his status as one of the foremost poets of his age.
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Skirrid Hill
Skirrid Hill by Owen Sheers. Excellent condition - like new.
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Assurances
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION**A war-poem both historic and frighteningly topical, Assurances begins in the 1950s during a period of vigilance and dread in the middle of the Cold War: the long stand-off between nuclear powers, where the only defence was the threat of mutually assured destruction.
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Surgically Enhanced: Gift Edition
The bestselling collection from Britain's best-loved poet and entertainer, Pam Ayres
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PURGATORY: Dante's Divine Trilogy Part Two. Decorated and Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray
Alasdair Gray's remarkable interpretation of Dante's La Divina Commedia continues, translated and decorated