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Alexander Vvedensky: An Invitation for Me to Think

Written by Alexander Vvedensky
Edited by Eugene Ostashevsky
Translated by Matvei Yankelevich and Eugene Ostashevsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: NYRB Poets
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-630-6 (1-59017-630-8)

“I raise[d] my hand against concepts,” wrote Alexander Vvedensky, “I enacted a poetic critique of reason.” This weirdly and wonderfully philosophical poet was born in 1904, grew up in the midst of war and revolution, and reached his artistic maturity as Stalin was twisting the meaning of words in grotesque and... Read more >
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Haiku

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4128-2 (1-4000-4128-7)

Simple yet capable of great complexity, the haiku is a tightly structured verse form that has a remarkable power to distill the essence of a moment keenly perceived. For centuries confined to a small literary elite in Japan, the writing of haiku is now practiced all over the world by those... Read more >

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Persian Poets

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-41126-7 (0-375-41126-7)

The Middle Ages saw an extraordinary flowering of Persian poetry. Though translations began appearing in Europe in the nineteenth century, these remarkable poets--Omar Khayyam, Rumi, Saadi, Sanai, Attar, Hafiz, and Jami--are still being discovered in the West.

The great medieval Persian poets owe much to the mystical Sufi tradition within Islam... Read more >

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The Roman Poets
Everyman's Library
Written by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 11, 1997
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-40071-1 (0-375-40071-0)

The urban and pastoral poetry of the Roman republic, and of the empire that succeeded it, was both the culmination of the magnificent classical tradition of the Mediterranean and the seedbed for almost all the subsequent poetic traditions of Western and Central Europe. The stateliness of Virgil’s Eclogues and the grandeur... Read more >

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Russian Poets

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-26974-4 (0-307-26974-4)

Russian poets have always been admired for the lyric and emotional intensity with which they forge private and public experience into verse, and this volume gathers together some of the best-loved, and most powerful and immediate poems from the greatest Russian poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Here is the... Read more >
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