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Greece : A Literary Companion

By Garrett, Martin

London: John Murray., 1994. Gazetteer of Greek places as described by poets and writers through the ages. 228p. bibliography. index. Revire copy - publisher's lanel on ffep.. 1st.UK Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$17.50

In Unknown Seas : A Poem

By Horton, George

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1895. Original edition in pale green boards, Name of previous owner on ffep . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

$85.00

Autobiography of Red : A Novel in Verse
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Autobiography of Red : A Novel in Verse

By Carson, Anne

Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1999. The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. By turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and accessible, richly layered and deceptively simple, Autobiography of Red is a profoundly moving portrait of an artist coming to terms with the fantastic accident of who he is.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$7.50

Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography

By Manguel, Alberto

Vancouver: Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd, 2007. No one knows if there was a man named Homer, but there is no little doubt that the epic poems assembled under his name form the cornerstone of Western literature. "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey," with their incomparable tales of the Trojan War, brace Achilles, Ulysses and Penelope, the Cyclops, the beautiful Helen of Troy, and the petulant gods, are familiar to most readers because they are so pervasive. They have fed our imagination for over two and a half millennia, inspiring everyone from Plato to Virgil, Pope to Joyce, Dante to Wolfgang Petersen. In this graceful and sweeping addition to the Books that Change the World Series, Alberto Manguel traces the lineage of the epic poems. He considers their original purpose, either as allegory or record of history, surveys the challenges the pagan poems presented to the early Christian world, and traces their spread after the Reformation. Following Homer through the greatest literature ever created, Manguel's book above all delights in the poems themselves, the "primordial spring without which there would have been no culture." 285p. index. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$50.00

Fair Greece,Sad Relic : Literary Philhellenism from Shakespeare to Byron

By Spencer,Terence

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 1992. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) "Scholarly and brilliantly written account" of the influence of Greece on the development of English literature and the "Philhellenism which has become part and parcel of our western culture." This absorbing book presents the picture of Greece from the fall of Constantinople to the arrival of Byron as seen through the eyes of English poets, essayists and travellers, and shows that "philhellenism" has a much longer history than most people realize. The author reveals how our conception of Greece has been moulded by generations of writers when the country was under Turkish occupation and when its people, temples and traditions were regarded as witnesses both to its ancient splendour and its contemporary sadness. Illus.Bibliography.index. . 2nd.ed.. Hard Cover. New Book from Greece.

$40.00

Fair Greece,Sad Relic : Literary Philhellenism from Shakespeare to Byron

By Spencer,Terence

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1954. "Scholarly and brilliantly written account" of the influence of Greece on the development of English literature and the "Philhellenism which has become part and parcel of our western culture." 312p. Illus.Bibliography.index. (this copy jacket slightly faded and chippes). 1st UK Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. Hard Cover.

$30.00

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)
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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)

By Cahill, Thomas

New York: Anchor Books, 2003. Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. . . Soft Cover. New.

$10.00

Adagios: Iphigenia's Song

By Fitzgerald, Judith

Ottawa: Oberon Books, 2003. "Judith Fitzgerald uses this classic myth as a metaphor for her own life,for the abuses she sufffered as a child., and of the pain that all children must endure" 62p. Author inscription on title page.. Signed by Author. First Pbk.Ed.. Original Wraps. Fine.

$30.00

Rhapsody to Krete

By Hryciuk, Marshall

Toronto: Imago Press, 2007. Poetry inspired by trhe author's love of Crete and the Minoan heritage .Unpaginated [62 pages]. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New.

$15.00

The Wandering World

By Bates, Ronald

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1959. Ronald Gordon Nudell Bates (1924-1995), a poet, literary critic and Professor of English was born in Regina Saskatchewan in 1924. He earned a B.A. (1948), at Victoria College, University of Toronto, and M.A. and Ph.D also from the University of Toronto. His teaching career was spent at the University of Upsala (Sweden), the University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario. A member of P.E.N., selected publications of his poetry include The wandering world (1959) ... the author's first book of poetry This copy is signed title page. Some of the poems inspired by Greek mythology .Clean tight copy, but ffep is missing, else near fine . Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Paper Covered Boards. Very Good.

$15.00

By Jove ! Brush Up Your Mythology
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By Jove ! Brush Up Your Mythology

By Macrone,Michael

New York: HarperCollins, 1992. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$15.00

The Classical Tradition in Poetry

By Murray, Gilbert

London: Vintage, 1957. A survey of the influence of Greek classical poetis metres and literary forms on English literature . Produced for the Charles Eliot Norton lectures on poetry at Harvard, first published in 1927. 229p + x p, index. Crisp tight copy in neat wraps. An original vintage copy, NOT one you have to wait to get printed . 2nd Ed. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Literary Companion to Travel in Greece

By Stoneman, Richard

London: Penguin, 1984. Gazetteer of Greek places as described by poets and writers through the ages. 321p. bibliography. index. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$12.50

Kallirrhoe: A Dramatic Poem

By Goetz, Philip Becker

Buffalo: The Peter Paul Book Co., 1896. Nice copy of a 19th century play in poetic style set in ancient Greece. 52p. clean and tight. An original vintage edition on fine paper [ NOTa copy you need to wait to have printed ]. 1st US Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

$20.00

The Glory That is Greece

By Hughes, Hilda (ed)

London: Hutchinson, 1944. A wide ranging collection of essays and extracts about Greece, both ancient and modern, ''published in Aid of the Greek Red Cross for relief andpost-war work and under the auspices of the Greek Government Department of Information." in 1944.. 1st.US Ed.. Cloth. Good/No Jacket.

$25.00

The Saga of Zeus

By Natanblut,Erez

Greenfield Park, Quebec, : Laodamia Press, 2008. "The championing of wine, love, and adultery and the cosmic upheaval fomented by immortals are the main themes in this book of drama and Greek myth. Here Zeus takes center stage in three unique dramatizations, from the serious to the comic, from the bombastic to the contemplative, and from the decorous to the revelrous." Erez Natanblut lives in Canada and is a Professor of Ancient Greek. . First Edition. Soft Cover. As New.

$12.50

Greece : A Literary Companion

By Garrett, Martin

London: John Murray., 1994. Gazetteer of Greek places as described by poets and writers through the ages. 228p. bibliography. index. 1st.UK Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$17.50

Everday Greek : Greek Words in English, Including Scientific Terms

By Hoffman,Horace Addison

Chicago: University of Chicago Pr., 1977. Reprint of guide to the many scientific and other words in English which are derived from Greek. First published 1919 (107p.). Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good. Ex-Library.

$15.00

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)
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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)

By Cahill, Thomas

New York: Doubleday Publishing, 2003. Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. . . 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$15.00

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)
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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)

By Cahill, Thomas

New York: Doubleday Publishing, 2003. Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. . . 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$15.00

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