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COLLECTED POEMS: 1974-2004

COLLECTED POEMS: 1974-2004

By: Dove, Rita
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Rita Dove's Collected Poems 1974-2004 showcases the wide-ranging diversity that earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the position of U.S. poet laureate, a National Humanities Medal, and a National Medal of Art. Gathering thirty years and seven books, this volume compiles Dove's fresh reflections on adolescence in The Yellow House on the Corner and her irreverent musings in Museum. She sets the moving love story of Thomas and Beulah against the backdrop of war, industrialization, and the civil right struggles. The multifaceted gems of Grace Notes, the exquisite reinvention of Greek myth in the sonnets of Mother Love, the troubling rapids of recent history in On the Bus with Rosa Parks, and the homage to America's kaleidoscopic cultural heritage in American Smooth all celebrate Dove's mastery of narrative context with lyrical finesse. With the "precise, singing lines" for which the Washington Post praised her, Dove "has created fresh configurations of the traditional and the experimental" (Poetry magazine).

ENCHIRIDION TR LONG

ENCHIRIDION TR LONG

By: Epictetus
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Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus (ca. 50-ca. 130 CE) maintained that all people are free to control their lives and live in harmony with nature. We will always be happy, he argued, if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are. After attaining his freedom, Epictetus spent his career teaching philosophy and advising a daily regimen of self-examination. His pupil Arrian later collected and published the master's lecture notes; the Enchiridion, or Manual, is a distillation of Epictetus's teachings and an instruction manual for a tranquil life. Full of practical advice, this work offers guidelines for those seeking contentment as well as those who have already made some progress in that direction. Translated by George Long.
ESSENTIAL LUTHER

ESSENTIAL LUTHER

By: Luther, Martin
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"This is a wonderful anthology. Its texts not only span the whole of Luther's reforming career, but also cover the theological, political, and social issues that mattered most to him and his age. Best of all, the original integrity of the texts remains perceptible, even when abridged. This valuable collection will be a great teaching tool and also a most useful resource for anyone interested in Luther or the Protestant Reformation." --Carlos Eire, Yale University, author of Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Yale University Press)

CONTENTS:

Thematic Table of Contents
General Introduction
1. Preface to the Complete Edition of the Latin Writings (1545)
2. Disputation on the Power of Indulgences (The Ninety-Five Theses) (1517)
3. Sermon on Indulgence and Grace (1518)
4. Disputation Held at Heidelberg (1518)
5. To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation (1520)
6. The Babylonian Captivity of the Church (1520)
7. On the Freedom of a Christian (1520)
8. Preface to the New Testament (1522)
9. Preface to the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans (1522)
10. On Married Life (1522)
11. On Secular Authority: To What Extent It Must Be Obeyed (1523)
12. That Jesus Christ Was Born a Jew (1523)
13. Against the Heavenly Prophets Concerning Images and the Sacrament (1525)
14. Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants (1525)
15. The Bondage of the Will (1525)
16. The German Mass and Order of Divine Service (1526)
17. How Christians Should Regard Moses (1527)
18. Concerning Rebaptism (1528)
19. Hymns (pre-1529)
20. On the War against the Turks (1529)
21. The Small Catechism (1529)
22. Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians (1535)
23. The Schmalkald Articles (1537)
24. Letter to Landgrave Philipp of Hesse (1539)
25. On the Jews and Their Lies (1543)
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

ODYSSEY tr. Emily Wilson

ODYSSEY tr. Emily Wilson

By: Homer
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Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.

This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the "complicated" hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before.

Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson's Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homer's music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer's swift, smooth pace.

A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem's major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of readers.

ODYSSEY TR. LATTIMORE

ODYSSEY TR. LATTIMORE

By: Lattimore, Richmond
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Homer's great epic The Odyssey--one of Western literature's most enduring and important works--translated by Richmond Lattimore

A classic for the ages, The Odyssey recounts Odysseus' journey home after the Trojan War--and the obstacles he faces along the way to reclaim his throne, kingdom, and family in Ithaca.

During his absence, his steadfast and clever wife, Penelope, and now teenaged son, Telemachus, have lived under the constant threat of ruthless suitors, all desperate to court Penelope and claim the throne. As the suitors plot Telemachus' murder, the gods debate Odysseus' fate. With help from the goddess Athena, the scattered family bides their time as Odysseus battles his way through storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops, the isle of witch-goddess Circe, the deadly Sirens' song, a trek through the Underworld, and the omnipresent wrath of the scorned god Poseidon.

An American poet and classicist, Richmond Lattimore's translation of The Odyssey is widely considered among the best available in the English language. Lattimore breathes modern life into Homer's epic, bringing this classic work of heroes, monsters, vengeful gods, treachery, and redemption to life for modern readers.

POLITICS TR. SACHS

POLITICS TR. SACHS

By: Aristotle
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The Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Aristotle's Politics is a lucid and useful translation for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. This edition includes an introductory essay, notes, glossary, and index, intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle's immediate audience.

Focus Philosophical Library books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent presentations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.

SOCIAL CONTRACT

SOCIAL CONTRACT

By: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
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This new edition features a revision by Donald A. Cress of his bestselling 1987 translation of On the Social Contract together with Introduction, footnotes, and chronology by David Wootton, one of our leading historians of the Enlightenment.