Download E-books Fasti (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Ovid

"Times and their purposes, prepared so as throughout the Latin yr, and constellations sunk underneath the earth and risen, I shall sing."

Ovid's poetical calendar of the Roman yr is either a daily account of gala's and observances and their origins, and a pleasant retelling of myths and legends linked to specific dates. Written within the past due years of the emperor Augustus, and lower brief whilst the emperor despatched the poet into exile, the poem's tone levels from tragedy to farce, and its material from astronomy and imprecise ritual to Roman heritage and Greek mythology. one of the tales Ovid tells at size are these of Arion and the dolphin, the rape of Lucretia, the guard that fell from heaven, the adventures of Dido's sister, the nice Mother's trip to Rome, the killing of Remus, the bloodsucking birds, and the murderous daughter of King Servius. The poem additionally relates a wealth of customs and ideology, corresponding to the unluckiness of marrying in may well.

This full of life re-creation by means of Anne and Peter Wiseman is the one smooth prose translation of Ovid's Fasti and in addition the main actual. The Wisemans additionally comprise an informative creation to the calendar, a variety of precious notes, an in depth index of names, and a word list of Latin phrases.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different precious positive factors, together with professional introductions by way of major specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra research, and masses more.

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Download E-books Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame PDF

By Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski has constantly sat uneasily among the cannon of contemporary American writers. to a couple he's an unique and perceptive author at the nihilism and futility of recent, capitalist society; a guy who brings a prepared poetic eye to the loneliness and desperation of the trendy, American sub-culture. To others, he's a guy of little expertise who squanders what expertise there's on a glorification of misogyny, violence and alcoholism. Whichever view holds extra fact, Bukowski is a author the place you must make up your brain and you'll most likely realize which view you join inside half-an-hour of picking out up one in all his books.

In picking out to learn Bukowski, i might suggest that it's the poetry upon that you base your selection; although he's, probably, greater recognized for his prose - rather the unconventional Factotum, made right into a movie starring Mickey O'Rourke. Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame is a superb booklet for these surprising with Bukowski's poetry. The poems during this quantity are accrued from quite a few works, spanning the years 1955 - 1973.

the sweetness in Bukowski's poem lies of their obvious simplicity. the easy language, the quick traces, even the font and printing sort mix to make the reader believe lonely under the influence of alcohol has sat down and typed out his ache in a number of unreflective moments. although, in the back of this obvious ease of composition lies an influence and poetic sensibility that guarantees the poems, their phrases and emblems remain within the brain for a protracted, very long time after their analyzing. Bukowski's poems are ones that, in the event that they hook you, you'll flip to and skim many times. A poem comparable to machineguns, towers & timeclocks inform of a guy environment off for paintings. The sheer feel of futility and alienation of the reader scream on the reader throughout the effortless, understated language. while a poem comparable to sway with me is an easy cry for romance, the funny constitution and bathos of they, them all, comprehend offers a distinct point of view on loneliness and alienation.

Poets like Bukowski, who divide opinion so sharply, are consistently worthy studying yet in the event you regard the main attractive and strong poetry as that which conveys the main extreme emotion within the easiest language, this author is bound to charm.

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Download E-books 101 Two-Letter Words PDF

By Stephin Merritt

A special get together of the a hundred and one two-letter phrases allowed in Scrabble.

Rolling Stone has referred to as singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields “the Cole Porter of his generation”; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast as “the wryest pen considering that Dorothy Parker’s.” jointly they've got crafted a superbly witty ebook that's absolute to turn out worthwhile to Scrabble avid gamers and phrases With acquaintances addicts―and to please someone in thrall to the more odd corners of the English language.

With the mordant wit and smart wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, Stephin Merritt has written an unique four-line rhyming poem for every of the a hundred and one two-letter phrases incorporated in The respectable Scrabble gamers Dictionary. listed here are poems approximately regularly occurring phrases (such as at, go, hi, no, and up) in addition to vague ones (such as aa, ka, oe, qi, xu). and each one of many one hundred and one poems is observed via a full-color representation by means of the incomparable cartoonist Roz Chast.

101 Two-Letter Words is ideal for any language lover or Scrabble participant (it will even enhance your score!).

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Download E-books Pale Fire PDF

By Vladimir Nabokov

In light hearth Nabokov bargains a cornucopia of misleading pleasures: a 999-line poem by way of the reclusive genius John color; an adoring foreword and statement by way of Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comedian novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue.

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Download E-books In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011 (Wesleyan Poetry Series) PDF

By Peter Gizzi

Considering the fact that his celebrated first publication of poetry, Peter Gizzi has been hailed as the most major and designated voices writing this present day. collected from over 5 collections, and representing with reference to twenty-five years of labor, the poems during this beneficiant choice strike a dynamic stability of honesty, emotion, highbrow intensity and otherworldly resonance—in Gizzi's paintings, poetry itself turns into a major floor of human event. Haunted, shiny, and saturated with luminous aspect, Gizzi's poetry enlists the yankee vernacular in a paranormal and complicated track. In security of not anything is an immensely priceless advent to the paintings of this awesome and singular poet.

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Download E-books Writing the Silences (New California Poetry, Volume 30) PDF

By Richard O. Moore

The poems in Writing the Silences characterize greater than 60 years of Richard O. Moore’s paintings as a poet. chosen from seven full-length manuscripts written among 1946 and 2008, those poems mirror not just Moore’s position in literary history—he is the final of his iteration of the mythical crew of San Francisco Renaissance poets—but additionally his reemergence into today’s literary global after an incredible profession as a filmmaker and manufacturer in public radio and tv. Writing the Silences displays Moore’s dedication to freedom of shape, his curiosity in language itself, and his commitment to problems with social justice and ecology.

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Richard O. Moore (Author), Brenda Hillman (Editor), Paul Ebenkamp (Editor), Brenda Hillman (Foreword)

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Download E-books Backbone Flute: Selected Poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky PDF

By Andrey Kneller

Vladimir Mayakovsky (July 19, 1893 - April 14, 1930) is among the such a lot well-known and celebrated poets of the Russian canon. one of many leaders of the Russian Futurism move, which sought to trap the beauty of the fast moving glossy global and renounced the static paintings of the earlier, Mayakovsky thoroughly bent the limits of language and brought a completely assorted variety of poetry. His abnormal line-breaks, his use of inner rhyme, his keep watch over of meter and his feel of rhythm mixed jointly to shape his certain type. His imagery is overflowing with allusions, metaphors and hyperboles. His significant works, "A Cloud in Trousers," "Backbone Flute," and "I Love," sparkle with wit, knowledge and originality. This caliber of his paintings is what additionally makes it tremendously tricky to translate.

In this dual-language number of Mayakovsky's poetry, Andrey Kneller makes an attempt to seize not just the final that means, but additionally the lyrical caliber of the poetry that makes Mayakovsky a very particular author.

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Download E-books The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen PDF

By Leonard Cohen

While his first album made him an not likely celebrity within the overdue Sixties, Leonard Cohen used to be hailed because the new poet of track. His melodies have been hauntingly melodic yet his lyrics have been like nobody else's - poignant, romantic, mystical and darkly comedian. Already a poet and a novelist, Cohen had discovered one other calling in song..."The Songs of Leonard Cohen", "Songs from a Room" and "Songs of affection and Hate" have been the titles of his first 3 albums. 8 extra may stick with over the following forty years. during this collector's version, are available the lyrics to over a hundred of these vintage songs, lots of them now recorded through new generations of singers that come with U2, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright and Teddy Thompson. This certain assortment demonstrates why.

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Download E-books A Vision: The Revised 1937 Edition: The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume XIV PDF

A brand new annotated version of Yeats’s vital, lifelong paintings of philosophy—a meditation at the connections among the mind's eye, background, and the metaphysical—this quantity finds the poet’s maximum innovations at the occult.

First released in 1925, after which considerably revised by way of the writer in 1937, A Vision is a special paintings of literary modernism, and revelatory advisor to Yeats’s personal poetry and pondering. quintessential to an figuring out of the poet’s past due paintings, and entrancing by itself benefit, the e-book offers the “system” of philosophy, psychology, historical past, and the lifetime of the soul that Yeats and his spouse, George, bought and created through mediumistic experiments from 1917 in the course of the early Twenties. Yeats obsessively revised the unique publication that he wrote in 1925, and the 1937 model is the definitive model of what Yeats desired to say.

Now, provided in a scholarly variation for the 1st time through Yeats students Margaret generators Harper and Catherine E. Paul, the 1937 model of A Vision is a vital, crucial literary source and essential for all critical readers of Yeats.

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