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Product Description: La vita nuova by Dante Alighieri. This book is a reproduction of the original book published in 1878 and may have some imperfections such as marks or hand-written notes.

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9780674050938 | Harvard Univ Pr, September 15, 2010, cover price $22.00 | also contains La Vita Nuova | About this edition: La Vita Nuova (1292–94) has many aspects.

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9781519541666 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 25, 2015, cover price $21.90 | also contains La Vita Nuova, Vita Nuova | About this edition: La vita nuova by Dante Alighieri.
9780674416765 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, October 6, 2014), cover price $14.95 | also contains La Vita Nuova | About this edition: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

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Product Description: Taking the general subject of most of the 110 lost plays of Sophocles from their titles, renowned poet & translator David Slavitt improvises 'translations' of various choruses to produce this quirky little book.

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9781502561459 | Createspace Independent Pub, December 8, 2014, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Taking the general subject of most of the 110 lost plays of Sophocles from their titles, renowned poet & translator David Slavitt improvises 'translations' of various choruses to produce this quirky little book.

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9781936196418 | C & R Pr, September 21, 2014, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: The Odes of Horace are a treasure of Western civilization, and this new English translation is a lively rendition by one of the prominent poet-translators of our own time, David R. Slavitt. Horace was one of the great poets of Rome’s Augustan age, benefiting (as did fellow poet Vergil) from the friendship of the powerful statesman and cultural patron Maecenas...read more
By David R. Slavitt (trans)

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9780299298548 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, August 13, 2014, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: The Odes of Horace are a treasure of Western civilization, and this new English translation is a lively rendition by one of the prominent poet-translators of our own time, David R.

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Product Description: There are seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles. Three of them form the Theban Plays, which recount the story of Thebes during and after the reign of Oedipus. Here, David Slavitt translates the remaining tragedies―the "other four plays:" Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes...read more

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9781421411361 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 5, 2013, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: There are seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles.

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9781421411378 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 5, 2013, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: There are seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles.

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Product Description: The twelve “lays” of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France’s series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate...read more
By David R. Slavitt (trans)

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9781927356357 | Univ of British Columbia Pr, November 15, 2013, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The twelve “lays” of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R.

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Product Description: Praise for David R. Slavitt"Slavitt's touch is light, and he writes beautifully.... His satire is sharp, and he can be wildly funny." -- New York Times Book Review"One of America's most lucid and classical poets.... Slavitt's attitude is, as one would expect of a Hebrew as well as Greco-Latin classicist, sharply questioning as well as tragic...read more

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9780807151808 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, October 1, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Praise for David R.

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Product Description: The fact that Cavlacanti's friend, Dante Alighieri, was a supremely fine poet ought not blind us to Cavalcanti's own, rather different excellence. Both men were attracted to the dolce stil nuovo, the ""sweet new style"" that emerged in thirteenth-century Florence...read more
By David R. Slavitt (trans)

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9781926836843 | Univ of British Columbia Pr, July 19, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The fact that Cavlacanti's friend, Dante Alighieri, was a supremely fine poet ought not blind us to Cavalcanti's own, rather different excellence.

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Product Description: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible...read more
By Dante Alighieri, Seth Lerer (introduced by) and David R. Slavitt (trans)

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9780674050938 | Harvard Univ Pr, September 15, 2010, cover price $22.00 | also contains La Vita Nuova | About this edition: La Vita Nuova (1292–94) has many aspects.

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9780674416765 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, October 6, 2014), cover price $14.95 | also contains La Vita Nuova | About this edition: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
9781477678978, titled "Vita Nuova" | Createspace Independent Pub, June 17, 2012, cover price $7.99 | also contains La Vita Nuova, Vita Nuova, Vita Nuova | About this edition: Vita nuova

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Product Description: While waiting for results from a prostate exam, a writer turns to the example of Marcel Proust and Dr. Édouard Brissaud, Proust's model for Dr. du Boulbon in The Guermantes Way and the man who first documented Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome...read more

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9781937402228 | Ingram Pub Services, March 23, 2012, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: While waiting for results from a prostate exam, a writer turns to the example of Marcel Proust and Dr.

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Product Description: In this volume, David R. Slavitt, the distinguished translator and author of more than one hundred works of fiction, poetry, and drama, turns his skills to Il Canzoniere (Songbook) by Petrarch, the most influential poet in the history of the sonnet...read more
By Petrarch and David R. Slavitt (trans)

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9780674062160 | Harvard Univ Pr, February 1, 2012, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: In this volume, David R.

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Product Description: Directly or obliquely, while reading Gibbon or shopping for toys at F. A. O. Schwarz, Slavitt addresses, invokes, or simply enjoys the civilization that has been the poet's true subject from the time of the wandering bards. Upon the foundation of technical mastery, he has begun to build an oeuvre, to assert himself, and, with insouciance and gaiety, to grow into his majority...read more

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9780807879436 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 1, 2012, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Directly or obliquely, while reading Gibbon or shopping for toys at F.

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Product Description: In Central Park, a homeless man bears witness to the arrival of a strange device. He founds a cult who believes the device is a portal to a promised land. But is it a gift from the Angels of God, or a way to invade Earth at its most vulnerable moment? Mindy Patoy, a disgraced astronomer working in Portland Oregon, has just learned of an asteroid bearing down on Earth...read more

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9781453697320 | Createspace Independent Pub, December 7, 2011, cover price $13.49 | About this edition: In Central Park, a homeless man bears witness to the arrival of a strange device.

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Product Description: These delightful poems―by turns whimsical, beautiful, and vulgar―seem to have primarily survived because they were attributed to Virgil. But in David R. Slavitt’s imaginative and appealing translations, they stand firmly on their own merits...read more
By David R. Slavitt (trans), Virgil and Gordon Williams (foreword by)

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9780520267657 | Univ of California Pr, July 13, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: These delightful poems―by turns whimsical, beautiful, and vulgar―seem to have primarily survived because they were attributed to Virgil.

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Product Description: The appearance of David R. Slavitt’s translation of Orlando Furioso (“Mad Orlando”), one of the great literary achievements of the Italian Renaissance, is a publishing event. With this lively new verse translation, Slavitt introduces readers to Ariosto’s now neglected masterpiece―a poem whose impact on Western literature can scarcely be exaggerated...read more
By Ludovico Ariosto, Charles S. Ross (introduced by) and David R. Slavitt (trans)

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9780674035355 | Belknap Pr, November 15, 2009, cover price $48.50 | About this edition: The appearance of David R.

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9780674060128 | Belknap Pr, May 15, 2011, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: The appearance of David R.

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Product Description: Historical fiction has long ranked somewhere just above romance novels and mysteries in the great chain of literary respectability, yet as David Slavitt points out in his humorous yet loving send-up of the genre, riches might be found in the most unlikely sources...read more

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9780810127005 | Northwestern Univ Pr, August 28, 2011, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Historical fiction has long ranked somewhere just above romance novels and mysteries in the great chain of literary respectability, yet as David Slavitt points out in his humorous yet loving send-up of the genre, riches might be found in the most unlikely sources.

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Product Description: Giovanni Boccaccio is famous for his masterpiece The Decameron, but his Latin Eclogues are relatively unknown. David R. Slavitt’s English translation makes these important pieces accessible to a new audience of readers. Elegant and engaging, these pastoral poems address the great issues of Boccaccio’s Italy, including the political and military intrigues of the day...read more
By David R. Slavitt (trans)

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9780801895623 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, March 26, 2010, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Giovanni Boccaccio is famous for his masterpiece The Decameron, but his Latin Eclogues are relatively unknown.

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9780801895630 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, March 26, 2010, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Giovanni Boccaccio is famous for his masterpiece The Decameron, but his Latin Eclogues are relatively unknown.

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Product Description: The poet David R. Slavitt is one of the handful of great translators we have. He is certainly the most versatile. Now he has put himself to the beautiful labor of translating poems from the Greek Anthology. As is the case in all of his translations, the reader finds an absolute clarity of utterance as he moves from one great poet’s voice to another’s...read more

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9781931357739 | Sheep Meadow Pr, October 1, 2010, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The poet David R.

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Product Description: Taking its inspiration from Sanders’s own autobiography Memoirs of a Professional Cad (1960), this book is part witty, bawdy, and irreverent memoir, part moving meditation on the price of fame; like most of David Slavitt’s work, it defies easy categorization...read more

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9780810126244 | Northwestern Univ Pr, November 28, 2009, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Taking its inspiration from Sanders’s own autobiography Memoirs of a Professional Cad (1960), this book is part witty, bawdy, and irreverent memoir, part moving meditation on the price of fame; like most of David Slavitt’s work, it defies easy categorization.

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Product Description: In this needed and highly anticipated new translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles, David R. Slavitt presents a fluid, accessible, and modern version for both longtime admirers of the plays and those encountering them for the first time...read more
By David R. Slavitt (trans)

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9780300119015 | Yale Univ Pr, October 27, 2009, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: In this needed and highly anticipated new translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles, David R.

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Product Description: In The Seven Deadly Sins and Other Poems, veteran poet David R. Slavitt touches on topics from the mundane to the mysterious with his signature wit and intelligence. In "Stupid," for instance, he transforms a simple head cold into an appreciation for the richness of consciousness, and in "Waking," the very effort of rising from bed becomes something like a miracle: "I heave myself up to a sitting position, pause / a moment, and am amazed by what I have done...read more

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9780807134023 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, March 1, 2009, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: In The Seven Deadly Sins and Other Poems, veteran poet David R.

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9780807134030 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, March 1, 2009, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In The Seven Deadly Sins and Other Poems, veteran poet David R.

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Product Description: This elegant new translation at last restores the poetry to one of the greatest and most influential poems in the Western tradition. De Rerum Natura is Lucretius's majestic elaboration of Greek Epicurean physics and psychology in an epic that unfolds over the course of six books...read more

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9780520255937, titled "De Rerum Natura The Nature of Things: A Poetic Translation" | Univ of California Pr, August 15, 2008, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This elegant new translation at last restores the poetry to one of the greatest and most influential poems in the Western tradition.

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Product Description: This elegant new translation at last restores the poetry to one of the greatest and most influential poems in the Western tradition. De Rerum Natura is Lucretius's majestic elaboration of Greek Epicurean physics and psychology in an epic that unfolds over the course of six books...read more

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9780520254251 | Univ of California Pr, August 15, 2008, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This elegant new translation at last restores the poetry to one of the greatest and most influential poems in the Western tradition.

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Product Description: Originally published in 1961, this shrewd, smartly written novel follows two American men traveling in Europe. Though both have struck out for the same continent, each man’s methods of and motives for travel lead him to have a very different experience than the other...read more
By David R. Slavitt (foreword by) and Richard Stern

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9780810124493 | Triquarterly Books, October 31, 2007, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Originally published in 1961, this shrewd, smartly written novel follows two American men traveling in Europe.

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Product Description: This volume of poetry illustrates a new side of the author of The Carnivore and Suits for the Dead. The wit, the toughness, the shining lyric clarity of the earlier books are still here, but they have been joined by a quiet understanding, a joyfulness, and an acceptance of things as they are that indicates the poet has moved into a new and most exciting period...read more

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9780807811283 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 1, 1969, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This volume of poetry illustrates a new side of the author of The Carnivore and Suits for the Dead.

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