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    African Elegy An

    €11.10
    Dreams are the currency of Okri's writing, particularly in this first book of poems, An African Elegy, but also in his books of short stories and prize-winning novel The Famished Road.

    The Odyssey

    €18.74
    A translation that presents Homer's poem, recounting the great wandering of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage back home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War.
    Accelerated Reader
    Upper Years, Book Level: 10.3

    AENEID (JACKSON-KNIGHT)

    €13.60
    Aeneas the True - son of Venus and of a mortal father - escapes from Troy after it is sacked by the Greeks. He undergoes many trials and adventures on a long sea journey. All the way, he is tormented by the meddling of the vengeful Juno, but his mother and other gods protect him and remind him of his destiny - to find the great city of Rome.

    ILIAD

    €10.20
    Tells the story of darkest episode in "Trojan War". At its centre is Achilles, greatest warrior-champion of Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge - even though he knows this may ensure his own death.

    Odyssey

    €9.55
    A tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan war forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - from the witch Circe who turns his men into pigs, to the twin terrors of Scylla and Charybdis.

    Aeneid

    €13.10
    Inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, the Aeneid is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took Aeneas as his hero and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and suffering.

    SELECTED POEMS

    €11.82
    Thirteenth-century Persian philosopher, mystic, scholar and founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes, Jelaluddin Rumi was also a poet of transcendental power. His inspirational verse speaks with the universal voice of the human soul and brims with exuberant energy and passion.

    Book of Longing

    €12.50
    Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter. This collection of his poetry was written in Montreal, Mumbai and during his retirement in Mt Baldy.

    Selected Poems

    €11.90
    Features a selection of the works of W B Yeats, which includes the narrative poem "The Wanderings of Oisin". This title also includes poems in alternative versions; and in many other cases it provides significant variants, so that Yeats' struggle to revise his poetry can be experienced with unusual immediacy.

    Selected Poems

    €12.35
    A comprehensive selection of Kavanagh's poetry. It includes selection that range from initial offerings such as "Tinker's Wife" and "Inniskeen Road: July Evening" to his tragic masterpiece "The Great Hunger" (1942) and celebratory verse, "To Hell with Common Sense" and "Come Dance with Kitty Stobling".

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