The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
Number of pages: 371
Led by the souls of Virgil and his love Beatrice, Dante crosses the gulfs of Hell, climbs the mountain of Purgatory and arrives through the spheres of Heaven in the presence of God. Replete with symbolism and allusions based on Dante's fluency with philosophy, astronomy, natural science, politics and history, it is also widely recognized as one of the most influential works in the Western canon.
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by Dennis Thomas - Bibliotastic.com
The book is for the connoisseur of fine poetry. It has Sir Walter Scott's epic sweep, Arthur Schopenhauer's Wille zum Leben, and Shelley's fluidity of movement, among other qualities, all distilled with Dennis Thomas' characteristic aplomb.
by Charles Baudelaire - Project Gutenberg
As you read these stark and beautiful poems you may see into the tortured psyche of the poet who wrote them. The poems themselves cover many subjects in traditional symbolist style, from cats to gypsies to corpses to a whole section on wine.
by Kevin Stein - University of Michigan Press
The essays of this volume blend memoir, scholarship, and personal essay to survey the current poetry scene, trace how we arrived here, and suggest where poetry is headed in our increasingly digital culture. Poetry's spirited afterlife has come ...
by Harry Graham - Project Gutenberg
Virtue its own reward? Alas! And what a poor one as a rule! Be Virtuous and Life will pass Like one long term of Sunday-School. In this 'manual' Harry Graham takes issue with conventional pearls of wisdom in rhyming verse.