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    1. The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking
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    2. The Prophet
    $14.96
    3. Thirst: Poems
    $378.00
    4. The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare:
    $81.60
    5. Literature: An Introduction to
    $26.40
    6. The Aeneid
    $11.16
    7. The Sermon on the Mount - Reissue:
    $14.28
    8. The Rose That Grew From Concrete
    $67.20
    9. Literature: An Introduction to
    $14.93
    10. The Invitation
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    11. Teaching with Fire: Poetry That
    $12.23
    12. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other
    $24.95
    13. Reflections of the Heart: An Inward
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    14. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    $10.17
    15. The Odyssey
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    16. American Religious Poems: An Anthology
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    17. The Gift
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    18. Poet's Market 2007 (Poet's Market)
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    19. A Message to Garcia
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    20. Collected Short Stories of Roald

    1. The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within
    by Gotham
    Hardcover (17 August, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1592402488
    Sales Rank: 1440
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased
    Having just enjoyed listening to Mr. Fry read his novel "The Hippopotamus" on my long commutes, I was immediately attracted when I heard of "The Ode Less Traveled."I have often wondered why I don't understand many poems, (and not just modern ones), and can't tell good from bad.I have tried a number of other books on poetry with no success.Beginning "The Ode..." however, I immediately recognized Mr. Fry's cadence of speech and humour and the first twenty pages have been very easy to follow.Now I am doing his suggested exercises with iambic pentameter, and I am looking forward to the rest and finally knowing something about poetry. In my opinion, Stephen Fry is one of a kind, and what fun it would have been if he had been my high school English teacher!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Standard Stuff
    An earnest enough effort but terribly dull. Fry wishes us to revisit schooldays and jot our way through Chaucer, Milton, Shakespeare, i.e. learn the basics, pay our dues. And while it may be true that much poetry, eg Bukowski, is mere chopped-up prose, notes and shopping lists, Fry is unwilling or unable to grapple with grandmaster Pound. There should be more on modernist poetry: TSE and Pound. The Waste Land receives scant coverage. Fry is a fuddy-duddy, amusing from a distance and a bore at close quarters. I wish he would let his hair down and give us some edge and spike.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A volume wise and wry, from Mr. Stephen Fry.
    One of my favorite quotes about poetry is from Dame Edith Sitwell. "Poetry is like horticulture," she said. "Each poem should be allowed to grow according to its natural form." In his new book, "The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within," Stephen Fry creates a veritable topiary garden of poetry, providing not only an encyclopedic overview of poetic meters and forms in English but a cogent, bracing and witty demonstration of their value. As its subtitle suggests, "The Ode Less Travelled" is written as a primer to both beginning and experienced poets who need, shall we say, a jump start to their creativity. Each chapter offers a discussion, with examples, of a particular meter, rhyme scheme or form, and suggests exercises at the end for readers to create their own examples. Fry quotes English poets from William Shakespeare to William McGonagall to illustrate his points, as well as a gratifyingly large array of American poets. Sometimes, when an example from the canon is not readily available, Fry will write his own, such as when he illustrates a dactyl (one stressed syllable, two non-stressed) followed by a molossus (three sharply stressed syllables in a row) in an imagined argument between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader:
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    Subjects:  1. Anthologies (multiple authors)    2. Authorship    3. Language    4. Language Arts & Disciplines    5. Poetry    6. Writing Skills    7. Poetry / Anthologies (multiple authors)   


    2. The Prophet
    by Alfred A. Knopf
    Hardcover (12 September, 1923)
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    Isbn: 0394404289
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    In a distant, timeless place, a mysterious prophet walks the sands. At the moment of his departure, he wishes to offer the people gifts but possesses nothing. The people gather round, each asks a question of the heart, and the man's wisdom is his gift. It is Gibran's gift to us, as well, for Gibran's prophet is rivaled in his wisdom only by the founders of the world's great religions. On the most basic topics--marriage, children, friendship, work, pleasure--his words have a power and lucidity that in another era would surely have provoked the description "divinely inspired." Free of dogma, free of power structures and metaphysics, consider these poetic, moving aphorisms a 20th-century supplement to all sacred traditions--as millions of other readers already have.Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece to Mankind...
    Inspirational and true teachings about various aspects of life are what you will find when you read this beautiful book. The book is short, 96 pages, and includes artwork by the author. The short chapters begin with various people (a ploughman, a judge, a woman, a rich man, an old priest, a mason, a hermit, etc.)asking the mystic to speak about different subjects of life, such as:On Beauty, On Good and Evil, On Marriage, On Joy and sorrow, on friendship, and many more)
    5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Read
    This book helped me through some really rough times when I was in a very dark place in my mind and spirit.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Lessons taught well!
    It doesn't matter what faith you follow.The lessons taught in The Prophet reinforces most beliefs and is a must read for the spiritual. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bible - Commentaries - New Testament    2. Inspirational & Religious    3. Mysticism    4. Poetry    5. Prose poems, American    6. Poetry texts & anthologies    7. Religion / Bible / Commentaries / New Testament   


    3. Thirst: Poems
    by Beacon Press
    Hardcover (04 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0807068969
    Sales Rank: 785
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    Subjects:  1. American - General    2. General    3. Poetry    4. Poetry / General   


    4. The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare: 38 Fully-Dramatized Plays
    by Audio Partners
    Audio CD (March, 2003)
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    Isbn: 1932219005
    Sales Rank: 81078
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare in Wisconsin
    This is a gorgeous production that is indeed a treasure.I listen with a Creative Zen Vision player and every word is delicious.I have enjoyed the first seven plays, thru Hamlet, and every nuance, every word, every inflection, pause, sound, background music theme and all the audio panorama makes every minute an absolute delight.I am now in a quandary about whether to continue listening thru the series or begin again to search among the endless audio treasures for gems I might have missed.This Arkangle series is a gift from the gods and worth many times its price. This kind of talent, dedication and flawless performance beggars description.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "...poesis, poesis, the literal characters, the vatic lines..."
    I give this project five stars, but a qualified five. Like one of the other reviewers, I agree: there were certain scenes/characters I would have liked to hear performed differently, but considering the enormity of the project, 100% sustained satifaction seems an unreasonable expectation (indeed, the bard himself has some weak moments across the 38 plays--he was only human, after-all). And I would have liked it if the nondramatic poetry were included (there are several wonderful recordings of the sonnets available--I recommend Helen Vendler's rather introspective performance and Alex Jennings has recorded a fine complete version of the same--he also plays Berowne in the Arkangel "Love's Labor's Lost", a fine touch, considering the connections between the sonnets and that play!). But overall, how can you argue with an effort like this? Shakespeare is the greatest poet the Western world has known, and these recordings give overwhelming support to that critical commonplace. As literary values change (decline?), the eminence of Shakespeare becomes more important. To hear these plays is to hear the english language bursting at the seams. To know these plays is to know what poetry is capable of, which is nothing less than a sanction of life. And the audio format is perfect for poetry, which MUST be heard. Long live the audiobook!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare sounding fabulous!
    I have studied, listened to, and viewed Shakespeare's plays in all available formats for thirty years and I am thoroughly pleased with the Archangel Complete Shakespeare audio. Having listened now to Hamlet and Macbeth, I judge these two productions to be perhaps the best vocal interpretations I have heard ever, any where. They are easy to listen to and easy to understand. The actors interpretations are neither over-done nor under-done. If the remaining plays are as good, this production of the totality of the plays is a gift to scholars and to groundlings as well. Thank you Archangel et al. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Audio Adult: Books On Tape    2. Drama    3. Shakespeare    4. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616    5. Unabridged Audio - Drama/Poetry    6. English    7. English literature: drama texts    8. Shakespeare plays, texts    9. Shakespeare studies & criticism   


    5. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Interactive Edition (9th Edition)
    by Longman
    Hardcover (05 April, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0321183304
    Sales Rank: 37811
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Literature: An IntroductionRevisited
    I wrote to complain about the 7th edition of this standard anthology because the editors had removed one of the world's truly great short stories, Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilych," from the volume.I must now eat my words because the editors have replaced that work; I am pleased to say that I once again endorse and use the work.I wrote about the 7th edition; the Tolstoy restoration, I think, occurred in the 8th edition.I am writing now about the 9th edition, which is certainly strong and useful; I know the editors shouldn't try to please everyone.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Good solid compilation for traditional approach
    A very nice textbook, with a broad selection of literature, thought-provoking questions on each selection, short author bios, discussions of literature-related concepts, and even some pictures of authors. By tackling fiction, poetry, and drama all, the book has a very comprehensive and broad approach. A specialist in any of these three areas might look elsewhere for a more focused approach to their field; for a far-ranging english literature, class, the book is very solid.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Teaching Anthology
    ... First of all, it is massive and contains three books in one - fiction, poetry and drama. Each section includes a plethora of selections as well as longer works (like the full length plays of Hamlet and Macbeth). So one is really getting quite a library from this one book.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Collections    2. Drama    3. Fiction - General    4. General    5. Literary    6. Literary Criticism    7. Literary Forms    8. Literature    9. Literature (General)    10. Poetry    11. Literary Criticism & Collections / General    12. Literary studies: general   


    6. The Aeneid
    by Viking Adult
    Hardcover (02 November, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0670038032
    Sales Rank: 2224
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    Subjects:  1. Aeneas (Legendary character)    2. Ancient, Classical & Medieval    3. Classical Literature    4. Epic poetry, Latin    5. General    6. Legends    7. Literature - Classics / Criticism    8. Literature: Classics    9. Poetry    10. Rome    11. Translations into English    12. Fiction / Classics   


    7. The Sermon on the Mount - Reissue: The Key to Success in Life
    by HarperSanFrancisco
    Paperback (18 October, 1989)
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    Isbn: 0060628626
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars perfect for our time
    I have owned this book for many years and always find it new and applicable to our current times. I purchase copies to give to friends and they all love it too... it works on many levels to understand basic truths of Christianity without religious hype.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    Does an exalent job in opening your mind to a new perspective in life, bringing your more at peace with yourself and things around you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Inspired
    This Sermon by Jesus is what the Christian aspires to be through the help of the Holy Spirit.This book helped me to accept that I can have God's help and gifts, even now while still on earth, and take Jesus' teaching more to heart. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bible - Study - New Testament    2. Inspirational - General    3. Lord's Prayer    4. New Testament Commentary    5. Poetry    6. Religion    7. Religion - Inspirational/Spirituality    8. Sermon on the Mount    9. Spirituality - General    10. Religion / General    11. The Bible   


    8. The Rose That Grew From Concrete
    Hardcover (01 November, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0671028448
    Sales Rank: 2346
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars the rose that grew from concrete
    It has been a great inspiration and very deep in emotions, Tupac wa s and still is a great human being with all our ups and downs...a great man with a hard core, but very sensitive and deep in his thoughts..

    5-0 out of 5 stars he was a thug, but he was deep...
    the poems are raw and grimey...he shows you the pride of a pantha in his words. he was a gangsta, but he was also an intellectual and a philosopher; he had great pedigree( his mom was a black pantha ) his poems about her made me want to cry; he was better read than you think. he did so many things well: wrote poetry, danced, rap, made movies. seems like the most brilliant people are the most tragic and self-destructive. it's like god gave them an achilles heel to balance everything out. whenever i would read about him getting arrested or hear about drama he had been in, i thought he was just fronting his image, being a poser, because rappers were supposed to be like that. but i think he tried to please too many people. don'tcha hate people who have the world in the palm of their hand and they kiss it goodbye? He had money, he was popular, he could have any woman he wanted, yet he couldn't let the streets go....

    5-0 out of 5 stars There will never be another Tupac Shakur
    Tupac Shakur is a true poet and one of my idols... When I started reading "The Rose That Grew From Concrete", I was like "Dayum! This brutha is DEEP!" After reading the book, when I listened to his songs and concentrated on the words instead of the beats, I realized that Tupac is a true poet, in my definition... ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. African Americans    2. American - African American    3. American - General    4. Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop    5. Personal Memoirs    6. Poetry    7. Rap (Music)    8. Poetry / General    9. Works by individual poets: from c 1900 -   


    9. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Compact Edition (4th Edition)
    by Longman
    Paperback (10 March, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0321245504
    Sales Rank: 166396
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    Subjects:  1. Collections    2. Drama    3. General    4. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    5. Literary Criticism    6. Literature    7. Literature - Classics / Criticism    8. Poetry    9. Rhetoric    10. Literary Criticism & Collections / General    11. Literary studies: general   


    10. The Invitation
    by HarperSanFrancisco
    Hardcover (01 May, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0062515845
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    One night, after an unsatisfying evening at a party, author Oriah Mountain Dreamer wrote the start of Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best Gift Ever...
    I received this book as a gift for my birthday from a friend of mine, and had no clue what to expect when I read it. I sat down and read through it in one sitting and couldn't put it down. I then read it aloud to my boyfriend and my daughter and my son... and I sent excerpts of it to several of my online friends telling them they needed to buy this book. It's touching and emotional - but so powerful and beautifully written. I could not recommend this book enough - it's simply the best gift I've ever been given.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A most remarkable book
    The Invitation helped me understand how I can enhance my own life when I embrace all of life -- as it is -- not as I want it to be. I have sent copies to my friends, children and grandchildren.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully thought provoking!
    This poem has resonated with me for several years now. I appreciated Mountain Dreamer's honest explanation into what was behind this powerful poem was. It is not often that we get such insight into what situations inspire such works of art.
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    Subjects:  1. Body, Mind & Spirit    2. General    3. Inspiration & Personal Growth    4. Inspirational - General    5. New Age    6. New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit    7. Spiritual life    8. Religion / Inspirational    9. Works by individual poets: from c 1900 -   


    11. Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach
    by Jossey-Bass
    Hardcover (10 October, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0787969702
    Sales Rank: 10997
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this book for a teacher
    At first glance you might think it's just another "teacher book" but it is so fullfilling. As a teacher who loves poetry, literacy, and teaching children to love the written word this book touched me deeply. The poems can be read in the classroom, the narratives are rich and moving and they made me realize I was not alone in feeling I was called to the teaching profession. This book was a Christmas gift to me, one I have deeply cherished. The book gets to the core; it brought tears to my eyes.....tears of joy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Treasured Collection!
    I absolutely treasure this book!For several years now, everywhere I give talks or do workshops on service-learning and civic education in higher education, I find an excuse to read a poem or two from this compelling collection of poetry. I think educators are yearning for renewal, and the combination of each poem along with a teacher's note on the meaning of the poem, strikes a chord.I know this, not only from audience reactions to my reading from the book, but also because I always get asked for the citation! I am always happy to recommend the book--(no one in higher ed has said to me they were not interested in the book, when I tell them the poems were selected by K-12 teachers). Suggestion for gift-giving:whenever it fits the occasion, it is a great present.It is also perfect for end-of-year giving for groups (appreciation gift for graduating seniors, recognition of teachers, thank you to participants in service-learning and community involvement programs, etc.).

    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent
    I love this book.I especially enjoyed the narratives that people wrote about why that was their favorite poem. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. American - General    2. Anthologies (multiple authors)    3. Collections    4. Education    5. Education / Teaching    6. General    7. Poetry    8. Teaching Methods & Materials - Language Arts    9. Translations into English    10. Education / General    11. Poetry anthologies: from c 1900 -    12. Teaching skills & techniques   


    12. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
    by Viking Juvenile
    Hardcover (01 October, 1992)
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    Isbn: 067084487X
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    If geese had graves, Mother Goose would be rolling in hers. Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL, "STUPID TALES"
    THERE WAS NO DOUBT I WASN'T WARNED BEFORE PURCHASING THIS, WHAT I WAS GETTING.IT'S SARCASTIC, PARTS ARE FUNNY, BUT I COULDN'T BRING MYSELF TO WASTE ANY MORE OF MY TIME BY FINISHING THE BOOK. HOWEVER, HIS BOOK ABOUT THE WOLF & 3 PIGS WAS MUCH MORE CLEVER AND ENTERTAINING.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tails
    A fantastic book not only for the young, but all ages. However, if you do not have the background knowledge in the many original fairy tales, you may fail to see the humour throughout the book. I love it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Stinky Cheese... funny? YES!
    The story is narrated by Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk.It is separated into a few short funny stories based on well known fairy tales.Jack talks to characters in the stories as well as the reader throughout the book in a very comical way that keeps the readers involved and entertained.All of the short stories are very funny and separate from each other; however, the characters sometimes travel from one story to another as a sort of underlying plot.
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    Subjects:  1. Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks    2. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction    3. Children's stories, American    4. Children: Grades 2-3    5. Fairy tales    6. Humorous Stories    7. Preschool Folk Tales    8. Scieszka, Jon    9. Short stories    10. United States    11. English literature: poetry texts & anthologies    12. Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories   


    13. Reflections of the Heart: An Inward Journey to Christ Centered Love
    by iUniverse, Inc.
    Paperback (06 October, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0595344003
    Sales Rank: 1131416
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    Subjects:  1. Devotional    2. Inspirational & Religious    3. Religion    4. Religion - Inspirational/Spirituality    5. Spiritual    6. Devotional theology & objects of veneration    7. Mind, body, spirit: mysticism & self-awareness    8. Religion / Devotional   


    14. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    by W. W. Norton & Company
    Paperback (February, 2001)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beowulf- five stars
    This book was in PERFECT condition.There were no markings, rips, or other flaws.It was like buying it strait from a new book store.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Already looking forward to reading it again.
    A wonderful, compact and powerful verse translation. I find myself reading most stanzas twice: first for content and then again to just listen to Heaney's precise and colorful poetry.

    1-0 out of 5 stars soooo boring
    This is possibly the worst book I have ever read. The book is so repetative. The same event is explained at least three times. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Ancient, Classical & Medieval    2. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    3. Epic poetry, English (Old)    4. Heroes    5. Monsters    6. Poetry    7. Scandinavia    8. Works by individual poets: classical, early & medieval    9. Works by individual poets: from c 1900 -   


    15. The Odyssey
    by Penguin Classics
    Paperback (29 November, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0140268863
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Robert Fagles's translation is a jaw-droppingly beautiful rendering of Homer's Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good translation of a timeless classic
    I am inclined to agree with the reviewer who said those who probably complain about the Odyssey being a bad work of literature are too young to appreciate it.When I was in high school, I found Shakespeare pretty boring and hard to understand; it was only later in life his power and insight really became clear to me.
    1-0 out of 5 stars An awful book..
    Now let me begin by saying I understood this book. I read it for my freshman english class, and really didn't have much trouble understanding it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The best translation of one of the best stories of all time
    An absolute masterpiece.If you've never read the Odyssey, read this translation.If you have read other translations, take the time to read this one anyway.You will love it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Ancient, Classical & Medieval    2. Classics    3. Epic poetry, Greek    4. Odysseus (Greek mythology)    5. Poetry    6. Translations into English    7. Ancient (Classical) Greek    8. Classic fiction    9. Myth & legend told as fiction    10. Poetry & poets: classical, early & medieval    11. Poetry / Ancient, Classical & Medieval    12. Works by individual poets: classical, early & medieval   


    16. American Religious Poems: An Anthology by Harold Bloom
    by Library of America
    Hardcover (05 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 193108274X
    Sales Rank: 8390
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A beatifully put together book and a richly rewarding anthology
    This is a particularly beautiful book.It is handsomely printed and bound and even has a decorative slipcase.That is delightful to look at and hold (while being durable) is quite important for a large anthology because it is a volume you will return to again and again over many years.It is also beautiful because of its contents.The hundreds of poems written by more than two hundred poets from the sixteenth century to the present offer a galaxy of religious expression.However, the word "religious" needs to be given some sort of frame for the reader to understand what this book is about.
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    Subjects:  1. American - General    2. American Poetry    3. Anthologies (multiple authors)    4. Inspirational & Religious    5. Poetry    6. Religious Literature   


    17. The Gift
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (01 August, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0140195815
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Hafiz, a secret Sufi, came to prominence in his day as a writer of love poems. That love transformed into an all-consuming passion for union with the divine. In Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Life has never been the same since.
    This is a book that I first read several years ago but did not get it whatsoever, or at least that's what I thought.Little did I know that it had done its job by sowing the seed of true knowledge in me.I was again drawn to this book and when I started to read it again, it felt like I finally found my long lost friend or a beloved teacher.This book has taken me through many thick and thin and brought me out radiating with love, determination and zest for all.I have a sizable library, but when I think of the jewels of my library this book has its place on top.The life has never been the same since.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Astonishing soul food
    "The Gift" is quite simply one of the greatest books of poetry ever written. Hafiz speaks the language of the awake, burning, longing, and delightfully human heart. This book is the perfect companion on the long, challenging, sacred journey of awakening.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hafiz - the Irreverent Mystic
    Hafiz is a gift to all those with the uncommon sensitivity to realize the universality of the spiritual experience. The book is a delightful example of mystic poetry that is not bound by the silly confines of religion or belief. Hafiz writes with a rare feeling of oneness with the universe that is the apotheosis of mysticism.
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    Subjects:  1. Ancient, Classical & Medieval    2. Indo-Iranian Literature    3. Inspirational & Religious    4. Middle Eastern    5. Poetry    6. Sufi poetry, Persian    7. Translations into English    8. Indic, East Indo-European & Dravidian Languages    9. Religion / Sufism    10. Works by individual poets: from c 1900 -   


    18. Poet's Market 2007 (Poet's Market)
    by Writers Digest Books
    Paperback (28 July, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1582974330
    Sales Rank: 8121
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
    This provides a lot of important information for people who want to get published in the poetry market!

    5-0 out of 5 stars who knew he was right?
    i was introduced to this book by Mangrove editor Neil de la Flor, who at the time was my instructor in a poetry class. he told me if i want to get published or become familiar with the community of poets i should look into this book. i did not buy the book. then Maureen Seaton, a published poet and my advisor, told me about Poet's Market. alright, still did not buy it. this semester i was buying textbooks and had some money leftover, i was going to spend it on junk i did not need but then saw Poet's Market on display at my university bookstore. wow, what a great book. it's basically the yellowpages for publishing houses. this is a definitive guide/resource/phonebook/whatever for getting into the realm of becoming a poet. it is alphabetized for simplicity and then there is an index that allows you locate publishing houses by category and topic.
    5-0 out of 5 stars My Bible to getting published---
    I could not go a year without this useful tool. I am new to writing poetry, but I have been published now with the help of Poet`s Market, with their advice and numerous submission listings. I`ve never had a writing class or attended a workshop about poetry, but if I had to recommmend one book to get you started without any formal training, this would be the one. Well, worth the investment. Stop throwing your money away on dozens of magazine subscriptions just to get some publishing leads. Poet`s Market will help to direct you to the ones geared to your style of writing:) ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Directories    2. General    3. Language    4. Language Arts & Disciplines    5. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    6. Marketing    7. Poetry    8. Publishers and publishing    9. Publishing    10. Publishing Guides    11. English    12. Literary & Linguistic Reference Works    13. Publishing industry    14. Reference works   


    19. A Message to Garcia
    by Peter Pauper Press
    Hardcover (February, 1982)
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    Isbn: 0880884347
    Sales Rank: 187212
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Brevity is its greatest virtue
    A simplistic and self-serving rant?A paean to Theory X?Or was the author just a little cranky that evening?One thing it is not is a work worthy of the "timeless classic of motivational literature" tag that has been applied to it.It is not the first nor last time that passion will be mistaken for profundity.The author's Apologia in this edition starts with "This literary trifle...", he need have gone no further.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Unapologetic and to the point
    Hubbard has a few points to make and doesn't waste time making them.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
    On the recommendation of a United States Marine we purchased this book for our son who is also a Marine. I read it aloud to my husband before we sent it along to our son. We liked it so much I bought a copy for us. My son loved it. I think that anyone that wants to accomplish anything in their life should read it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Inspirational - General    3. Inspirational - Gifts    4. Literature - Classics / Criticism    5. Personal Growth - General    6. Religion    7. Dictionaries   


    20. Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl
    by South Asia Books
    Paperback (June, 1992)
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    Isbn: 0140158073
    Sales Rank: 232480
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Tales of the Unexpected
    Roald Dahl is today best known as a children's writer. Books like "James and the Giant Peach" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" were part of my childhood when I was growing up in the sixties, just as they were part of the childhoods of many people of my generation. From what I understand, he is even more popular with modern children. This book, however, presents us with the other side of Dahl's work, his stories for adults which are perhaps less well known today, although they did go though a spell of popularity in the seventies and eighties when they formed the basis of the Anglia Television series "Tales of the Unexpected".
    5-0 out of 5 stars A great storyteller.
    Roald Dahl is best known for his children's stories. Not having read any of them I'm not in a position to say how good they are, but I can certainly say that he deserves recognition for being a very decent writer of short stories. I first read these stories when I was still in high school. I remember the blurb said something about Roald Dahl being the master of black humour. That I think says it all. There are quite a few stories in the collection. In the middle there is a section which is somehwhat raunchier than the rest and these were undoubtedly my favourites when I read them first (aren't they still?). The central character of these stories is the protagonist's uncle, uncle Oswald, and these stories are mostly about his 'conquests' in different parts of the world. Before I left home for college I would often seek my parents advice about what I should read. And I think a few months before I actually read them my mom had indicated that she thought that I might perhaps be a little too young for them. And she might have been right 'cause I enjoyed the Oswald section a little too much! I was also careful about keeping how much I liked it a secret.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Stories for the thinking, laughing reader
    Simply put, Roald Dahl's short stories are fantastic.This collection provides an entertaining variation in content and themes from "the absolute master of the twist-in-a-tale".
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    Subjects:  1. Poetry    2. Modern fiction    3. Short stories   


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