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Classical China


Words from Cold Mountain

Han-shan (c.800)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Twenty-seven poems.

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Like Water or Clouds

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)
Authored/translated by Kline, A. S.

The T’ang Dynasty and the Tao. A study of Taoism and the history of T’ang China, with biographies of the poets Wang Wei, Li Po, and Tu Fu, and new translations of their poetry.

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Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu (c.605 BC–c.531 BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Taoist Classic text.

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Classical Greece

Aeschylus - The Oresteia

Aeschylus (c.525–c.456 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Agamemnon, Choephoroi (The Libation Bearers), and Eumenides.

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Aeschylus - Persians and Three Other Plays

Aeschylus (c.525–c.456 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Suppliant Maidens, and Prometheus Bound.

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Argonautica

Apollonius (Rhodius) (fl.300–225 BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

The myth of the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts to retrieve the Golden Fleece from Colchis.

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Aristophanes - Clouds and Two Other Plays

Aristophanes (c.446–c.386 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Clouds, Frogs and The Birds.

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Aristophanes - Lysistrata and Two Other Plays

Aristophanes (c.446–c.386 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Lysistrata, Women in Parliament and Women at the Festival.

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Aristophanes - Peace and Two Other Plays

Aristophanes (c.446–c.386 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Peace, Knights and Wasps.

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Lament for Adonis and The Lament for Bion

Bion (fl. c100BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Bion's Lament for Adonis and the Lament to Bion - now thought to have been written by a pupil of Bion.

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Euripides - Bacchae and Three Other Plays

Euripides (c.480–c.406 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Bacchae, Alcestis, Andromache, and Suppliant Women.

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Euripides - Iphigeneia in Aulis and Three Other Plays

Euripides (c.480–c.406 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Iphigeneia in Aulis, Iphigeneia in Tauris, Elektra, and Hekabe.

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Euripides - Medea and Three Other Plays

Euripides (c.480–c.406 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Medea, Herakleidae, Herakles, and Hippolytus.

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Euripides - Helen and Three Other Plays

Euripides (c.480–c.406 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Helen, Phoenician Women, Ion, and Cyclops.

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Euripides - Trojan Women and Two Other Plays

Euripides (c.480–c.406 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Trojan Women, Orestes and Rhesus.

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Hesiod's Works and Days

Hesiod (fl.750–650 BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

A new, English translation of Hesiod's Works and Days, written by the ancient Greek poet around 700 BC.

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Hesiod's Theogony

Hesiod (fl.750–650 BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

A new, English translation of Hesiod's Theogony describing the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods.

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Hesiod's Shield of Heracles

Hesiod (fl.750–650 BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

A new, English translation of Hesiod's Shield of Heracles describing the battle between Heracles, his nephew Iolaus and Cycnus, son of the war-god Ares.

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The Iliad - The killing fields of Troy

Homer (c.750 BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth index.

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The Odyssey - The wanderings of Odysseus

Homer (c.750 BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth index.

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The Homeric Hymns

Homer (c.750 BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

A collection of thirty-three Greek hexameter poems composed in the old Epic style.

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Elation, a Plea

Levy, Jim (b.1940)

Epicurus' philosophy according to Diogenes of Oenoanda. Elation, a Plea - a poem from Monet’s Eyes, New and Selected Poems by Jim Levy.

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An original essay on the teachings of the Hellenistic philosopher Epicurus (born ca. 341 BC).

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Sappho - Selected Poems

Sappho (630 BC–570 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Sappho: Selected Poems.

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Sappho, Poems and Fragments

Sappho (630 BC–570 BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected Poems and Fragments: Reconstructed from the source text.

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Sophocles - The Theban Plays

Sophocles (c.496–c.406 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone.

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Sophocles - Philoktetes and Three Other Plays

Sophocles (c.496–c.406 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Philoktetes, Ajax, Women of Trachis, and Elektra.

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Aristophanes & Menander

Various Authors (500–200 BC
Translated by Theodoridis, George

Aristophanes' Wealth and Acharnians: also includes Menander's The Grouch.

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Lines of Love, Wine and Song: The Muses at Work

Various Authors (500–200 BC)
Translated by Theodoridis, George

A selection of poetry by Anacreon and others.

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Classical Rome


The Golden Ass

Apuleius (c.124–170)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Golden Ass: the transformations of Lucius Apuleius, and the rites of Isis.

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The Satyricon

Arbiter, Gaius Petronius (27–66)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Satyricon in English translation.

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The Mosella of Ausonius

Ausonius, Decimius Magnus (c. 310–c. 395)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

Ausonius's celebration of the beauties of the river Moselle.

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Catullus

Catullus (c.84 BC–54 BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The complete unexpurgated poems, with hyper-linked in-depth index.

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Horace - The Major Works

Horace (65 BC–8 BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The four books of Odes complete. The Satires, Epistles, Ars Poetica, Carmen Saeculare and the Epodes.

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Punica

Italicus, Silius (c. 28–c. 103)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new, complete English translation of Silius Italicus' epic poem about the Second Carthaginian War.

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Juvenal's Satires

Juvenal (55–140)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Satires. Incisive social analysis from the age of Hadrian.

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A Honeycomb For Aphrodite

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

A critical study of Ovid's Metamorphoses hyper-linked to the corresponding translation.

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Pharsalia

Lucan (39–65)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

His epic of the Civil War that brought Julius Caesar to power.

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Lucretius's De Rerum Natura

Lucretius (c. 99–c. 55)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

De Rerum Natura or On the Nature of Things is a didactic work about the tenets and philosophy of Epicureanism

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Martial - Selected Epigrams

Martial (c.38–c.104)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected unexpurgated epigrams.

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An original essay offering a novel interpretation of Virgil's Aeneid as a Trojan Horse for Augustus - ostensibly a glorification but in fact critical of the emperor.

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The Metamorphoses

Ovid (43 BC–17)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new complete translation and in-depth mythological index. The text is fully hyper-linked to the index, and vice versa. A printed book version is also available.

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Ovid's Love Poems

Ovid (43 BC–17)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Amores. The early erotic Elegies, mainly addressed to his unknown lover, Corinna.

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Ovid's Heroides

Ovid (43 BC–17)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Letters from eighteen mythological women to their lovers or ex-lovers.

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Ovid's Poems of Exile

Ovid (43 BC–17)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Tristia, Ex Ponto, and Ibis with a hyper-linked in-depth index.

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Ovid's Fasti

Ovid (43 BC–17)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Ovid's Poem on the Roman Calendar, with a hyper-linked in-depth index

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Ovid's The Art of Beauty

Ovid (43 BC–17)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

Ovid's Medicamina Faciei Femineae - his defence of the use of cosmetics by Roman women. A new, English translation by Christopher Kelk

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Persius's Satires

Persius (34–62)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Satires. A fine and distinctive voice from the age of Nero.

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An Introduction to Plautus Through Scenes

Plautus (c.254 BC–184 BC)
Translated/authored by Hardin, Richard F.

This selection, in new English translation by Richard F. Hardin, celebrates the comic artist Plautus.

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The Love Elegies of Sextus Propertius

Propertius (c.50 BC–c.15 BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Love Elegies in translation, with an in-depth index.

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Thyestes

Seneca (4 BC–65)
Translated by Murgatroyd, Paul

An acting version of Seneca's Roman tragedy depicting the revenge of Atreus, king of Argos, on his brother Thyestes.

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Agamemnon

Seneca (4 BC–65)
Translated by Murgatroyd, Paul

An acting version of Seneca's Roman tragedy depicting the the murder of king Agamemnon at the hands of his wife Clytaemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.

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Statius's Thebaid

Statius (c.45–c.96)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

His epic of the Seven Against Thebes, which was highly valued by Dante and Chaucer and influenced both Renaissance theatre and epic.

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The Twelve Caesars

Suetonius (69–140)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Twelve Caesars in a new prose translation, with an in-depth hyperlinked index.

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The Agricola & Germania

Tacitus, Publius Cornelius (c.56–c.120)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Agricola and Germania of Publius Cornelius Tacitus.

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The Annals

Tacitus, Publius Cornelius (c.56–c.120)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Annals of Publius Cornelius Tacitus.

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The Histories

Tacitus, Publius Cornelius (c.56–c.120)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Histories of Publius Cornelius Tacitus.

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Terence's Phormio

Terence (c. 195 – c. 159? BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

Terence's Roman comedy Phormio based on Apollodorus of Carystus's lost work 'The Claimant'.

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Terence's Adelphi

Terence (c. 195 – c. 159? BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

Terence's Adelphi - partly adapted from plays by Menander and Diphilus.

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Terence's Andria

Terence (c. 195 – c. 159? BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

Terence's Andria - adapted from Menander's works Andriam and Perinthiam.

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Terence's Heautontimorumenos

Terence (c. 195 – c. 159? BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

Terence's Heautontimorumenos - his second or third play, likely an adaption of the Menander play of the same name.

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Terence's Hecyra

Terence (c. 195 – c. 159? BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

Terence's Hecyra - likely his second play, based on plays by Apollodorus of Carystus and Menander.

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Terence's Eunuchus

Terence (c. 195 – c. 159? BC)
Translated by Kelk, Christopher

Terence's Eunuchus - his most successful play during his lifetime, based on a work by Menander.

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The Complete Poems of Tibullus and Sulpicia

Tibullus, Albius (c.55 BC–19 BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The complete poems of Tibullus and of Sulpicia.

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The Eclogues & Georgics

Virgil (70 BC–19 BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Eclogues: The pastoral poems.
The Georgics: The poetic treatise on farming in four books

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The Aeneid

Virgil (70 BC–19 BC)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Aeneid: The epic poem of Aeneas of Troy.

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Early Medieval


The Divine Comedy

Alighieri, Dante (1265–1321)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth name index, and comprehensive notes. A printed book version is also available.

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La Vita Nuova

Alighieri, Dante (1265–1321)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new English translation of 'The New Life'.

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Selected Rime of Dante Alighieri

Alighieri, Dante (1265–1321)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected Poems from Dante's verse.

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Convivio: The Banquet

Alighieri, Dante (1265–1321)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Dante's commentary on three of his canzoni, providing an interesting background to the philosophy of the Divine Comedy.

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Carmina Burana: The Wheel of Fortune

Author Anonymous (c.1000–1200)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Translations from the medieval text including the material used by Carl Orff in his scenic cantata.

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Aucassin & Nicolette

Author Anonymous (c. 1200)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The charming 13th century French ‘chantefable’.

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El Cantar de mío Cid

Author Anonymous (c.1200)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Song of My Lord’ the oldest Castilian epic poem extant, and Spain’s national epic.

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Beowulf

Author Anonymous (c.750)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new translation from the Old English.

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The Seafarer

Author Anonymous (c.750)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Translated from the Anglo-Saxon of the Exeter Book.

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The Wanderer

Author Anonymous (c.750)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Translated from the Anglo-Saxon of the Exeter Book.

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Le Bel Inconnu

Beaujeu, Renaud de (1165–1230)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Renaud de Beaujeu's Arthurian romance 'Le Bel Inconnu' (The Fair Unknown, a pseudonym for the male hero).

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Guido Cavalcanti

Cavalcanti, Guido (c.1255–1300)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Thirty-six selected poems including a new translation of 'Donna me prega'.

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Parzival

Eschenbach, Wolfram von (c.1160–c.1220)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The 13th century medieval romance in verse translation.

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The Lais of Marie de France

France, Marie de (fl.1160–1215)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Lais of Marie de France - a series of twelve short narrative Breton poems.

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Winning The Rose

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A commentary on The Romance of the Rose by Guillaume de Lorris and the Continuation by Jean de Meung.

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A canto by canto commentary on the concepts and intentions behind The Divine Comedy.

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Chansons, Rondeaux, Motets

La Halle, Adam de (c.1240–c.1288)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

An English translation of the 13th century Chansons, Rondeaux and Motets of Adam de la Halle.

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Layamon's Brut

Layamon (c.1190–1215)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Layamon's Brut - his poetic chronicle of Britain's history based on the Anglo-Norman French Roman de Brut by Wace.

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The Romance of the Rose

Lorris, Guillaume de (1200–1238)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Romance of the Rose (Le Roman de la Rose) - Guillaume de Lorris' dream allegory of courtly love.

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The Romance of the Rose, The Continuation

Meung, Jean de (c. 1240–c. 1305)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Jean de Meung's Continuation - a development of the courtly love poem "The Romance of the Rose" by Guillaume de Lorris.

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Floire and Blancheflor

Orbigny, Robert de (c.1100–1200)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The medieval verse tale, from the Loire region of France, attributed to Robert d’Orbigny (or d’Orléans).

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Tristan

Strassburg, Gottfried von (c.1165–c.1215)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Strassburg's unfinished Tristan with the concluding Thomas fragments.

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Troubadour Poetry, From Dawn to Dawn

Troubadours, The (c.1100–c.1350)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Sixty poems of the Troubadours translated from the Occitan. The translations are close to the originals in content, rhyme-scheme and rhythm. Included are translations of poems by Guillaume de Poitiers, Jaufre Rudel, Beatritz de Dia, Bernart de Ventadorn, Arnaut Daniel, Peire Vidal, Bertran de Born, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Guillem de Cabestan, Sordello, and others.

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The Arthurian Romances of Chrétien de Troyes

Troyes, Chrétien de (1130–1191)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Chrétien de Troyes' Arthurian Romances including Érec and Énide, Cligès, Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart and Perceval, the Story of the Grail.

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Late Medieval


The Book of the Heart Seized by Love

Anjou, René de (1409–1480)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

René d'Anjou's Le Livre du Coeur d’Amour Épris - an allegorical love quest employing the conventions of Arthurian romance.

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La Belle Dame Sans Merci, and other poems

Chartier, Alain (c.1385–c.1430)
Translation by Kline, A. S.

‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’, and other poems by Alain Chartier in a new, downloadable English translation.

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The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer, Geoffrey (c.1343–1400)
Modernised by Kline, A. S.

A modernised version or translation, retaining Chaucer's rhyme scheme, and close to the original, but eliminating archaisms which would require explanatory notes.

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Troilus and Criseyde

Chaucer, Geoffrey (c.1343–1400)
Modernised by Kline, A. S.

A similarly modernised version.

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The Dream Poems and Other Works

Chaucer, Geoffrey (c.1343–1400)
Modernised by Kline, A. S.

Modernised versions of The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls and The Legend of Good Women from the collection The Dream Poems and Other Works.

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Deschamps - Selected Poems

Deschamps, Eustache (1346–1407)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected poetry of Eustache Deschamps - pupil and friend of Guillaume de Machaut and diplomatic messenger for Charles V of France.

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The Motets of Guillaume de Machaut

Machaut, Guillaume de (c. 1300–1377)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The 14th century Motets of Guillaume de Machaut.

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The Rondeaux & Ballades of Guillaume de Machaut

Machaut, Guillaume de (c. 1300–1377)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The 14th century Rondeaux & Ballades of Guillaume de Machaut.

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The Virelais of Guillaume de Machaut

Machaut, Guillaume de (c. 1300–1377)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The 14th century Virelais of Guillaume de Machaut.

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The Book of the True Tale (Le Livre dou Voir Dit)

Machaut, Guillaume de (c. 1300–1377)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The story of Guillaume de Machaut's real or fictional love for, and correspondence with, a young female poet, Péronne d’Armentières.

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The Remedy for Fortune (Le Remede de Fortune)

Machaut, Guillaume de (c. 1300–1377)
Translated by Kline, A. S.
Guillaume de Machaut's tale of the young lover who is counselled by Hope as to how to achieve happiness through perseverance, despite the vagaries of Fortune.

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Petrarch's Complete Canzoniere

Petrarch (1304–1374)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Complete Canzoniere, and an introductory selection.

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The Rondeaux of Christine de Pisan

Pisan, Christine de (1364–c.1430)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The early love poetry of Christine de Pisan - Rondeaux.

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The Hundred Ballads of Christine de Pisan

Pisan, Christine de (1364–c.1430)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The early love poetry of Christine de Pisan - The Hundred Ballads (Les Cent Ballades).

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

The Pearl Poet (c.1390)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A modernised version or translation, retaining the alliterative style, and close to the original, but eliminating archaisms which would require explanatory notes.

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Renaissance


Orlando Furioso

Ariosto, Ludovico (1474–1533)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new, English translation of the Italian chivalric romance set against the backdrop of the war between Charlemagne's Christian paladins and the invading Saracen army.

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The Ruins of Rome

Bellay, Joachim du (c.1522–1560)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Joachim du Bellay's Les Antiquités de Rome.

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Selected Poems from Joachim du Bellay

Bellay, Joachim du (c.1522–1560)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

From L'Olive augmentée, Les Regrets, and others.

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Orlando Innamorato

Boiardo, Matteo Maria (1440–1494)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new, English translation of the chivalric romance - the continuation of which is Ludovico Ariosto's 'Orlando Furioso'.

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St John Of The Cross

Cruz, San Juan de la (1542–1591)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Seven spiritual poems by San Juan de la Cruz.

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The Songs and Sonnets of John Donne

Donne, John (c.1572–1631)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Each with a prose equivalent to aid comprehension.

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Selected Poems from Luis de Góngora y Argote

Góngora y Argote, Luis de (1561–1627)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected Poems. Twenty-six sonnets by Luis de Góngora y Argote.

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Storming Heaven

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Biographies of four famous Elizabethans: Essex, Marlowe, Raleigh and Donne, within the context of the history of ideas, with reference to poetry, astrology, history, and mythology including the concept of the Goddess.

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The Sonnets of Louise Labé

Labé, Louise (c. 1524–c. 1566)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Sonnets of Louise Labé in translation.

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Selected Poems from Clément Marot

Marot, Clément (1496–1544)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected poems of Clément Marot in English translation.

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Selected Sonnets of Francisco de Quevedo

Quevedo, Francisco de (1580–1645)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected Sonnets. New English translations of two of Francisco de Quevedo's collections of sonnets.

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Selected poems from Pierre de Ronsard

Ronsard, Pierre de (1524–1585)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected poems, in English verse.

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Délie

Scève, Maurice (c. 1501–c. 1564)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A selection of the poems from Scève's Délie presented with fifty allegorical woodcuts.

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Quotations from Shakespeare

Shakespeare, William (1564–1616)
Arranged by Kline, A. S.

A new Anthology of 1400 Quotations from the complete works arranged by theme.

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Astrophil & Stella

Sidney, Philip (1554–1586)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The complete sonnets of Astrophil & Stella, each with a prose equivalent to aid comprehension.

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Fifty Selected Sonnets by Gaspara Stampa

Stampa, Gaspara (1523–1554)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Fifty selected sonnets by Gaspara Stampa, described as the Sappho of her day.

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Fifty More Selected Sonnets by Gaspara Stampa

Stampa, Gaspara (1523–1554)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Fifty more selected sonnets by Gaspara Stampa.

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Fifty selected Poems, set for Voice

Tasso, Torquato (1544–1595)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

These fifty poems were all, at one time or another, set for voice. The poems are sourced from the Rime, unless otherwise indicated.

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The Sonnets of Garcilaso de la Vega

Vega, Garcilaso de la (1501–1536)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Garcilaso de la Vega's sonnets in translation.

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Classical French Drama


Le Cid

Corneille, Pierre (1606–1684)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Corneille's drama, Le Cid, in English verse.

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Andromache

Racine, Jean (1639–1699)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

His drama, Andromache, in a new English verse translation.

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Berenice

Racine, Jean (1639–1699)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

His drama, Berenice, in a new English verse translation.

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Phaedra

Racine, Jean (1639–1699)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

His drama, Phaedra, in a new English verse translation.

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Romanticism


Chateaubriand's Memoirs

Chateaubriand, François-René de (1768–1848)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new complete translation of his prose Memoirs, Mémoires d’outre-tombe, with an in-depth hyper-linked index.

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Atala & René

Chateaubriand, François-René de (1768–1848)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Atala: Love and religion in the wilds of America.

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The Last of the Abencerrajes

Chateaubriand, François-René de (1768–1848)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new translation of his tale of thwarted love set in Moorish Granada.

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Travels in Italy

Chateaubriand, François-René de (1768–1848)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new authoritative translation of Chateaubriand's travel notes Voyage en Italie. Romantic Classicism among the ruins!

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The Itinerary

Chateaubriand, François-René de (1768–1848)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A new authoritative translation of Chateaubriand's Record of a Journey from Paris to Jerusalem and Back (Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem et de Jérusalem à Paris).

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Faust Parts I & II

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A complete verse translation with stage instructions and line numbers.

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Selected Poems from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Fifty-four major poems in verse translation.

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Goethe's Roman Elegies

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Goethe's twenty Roman Elegies, published in German as Römische Elegien.

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Goethe's Iphigenia In Tauris

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Goethe's reworking of the tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides.

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Heine

Heine, Heinrich (1797–1856)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A Selection of Poems from his complete works, in verse translation, including Morphine,Der Scheidende,Der Asra, and lyrics from the Buch der Lieder.

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The Life Within

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

A treatise on the term Romanticism as applied to English poetry.

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The Restless Spirit

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

A critical scene by scene study of Goethe's Faust. The downloads also contain the verse translation of the play, to which the study headings are hyper-linked.

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The Complete Canti of Leopardi

Leopardi (1798–1837)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Complete Canti.

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Eugene Onegin

Pushkin, Alexander (1799–1837)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Eugene Onegin in rhyming verse translation.

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Ruslan and Ludmila

Pushkin, Alexander (1799–1837)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Pushkin's epic fairy tale, Ruslan and Ludmila.

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The Bronze Horseman

Pushkin, Alexander (1799–1837)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Pushkin's narrative poem about the great flood of St. Petersburg in 1824.

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Rostand, Edmond (1868–1918)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Cyrano de Bergerac, in English verse.

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Host and Guest

Vazha-Pshavela (1861–1915)
Translated by Jgerenaia, Lela G.

A new translation of his Classic 19th Century Georgian poem Host and Guest.

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Don Juan Tenorio

Zorrilla, José (1817-1893)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Don Juan Tenorio, in English verse, with parallel Spanish text and line numbers (translated in collaboration with Nancy Mayberry).

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Symbolism


Annensky: Twenty Five Poems

Annensky, Innokenty (1855–1909)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Twenty-Five poems in translation by Innokenty Fyodorovich Annensky - representative of the first wave of Russian Symbolism.

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Baudelaire: Poems, Extracts & Commentary

Baudelaire, Charles (1821–1867)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Including (i) Eighty-eight major poems in verse translation, arranged in roughly chronological order of composition (ii) Voyage to Modernity: a new study of his poetry. (iii) Extracts from his prose.

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The Painter of Modern Life (Le Peintre de la Vie Moderne)

Baudelaire, Charles (1821–1867)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Baudelaire’s ‘manifesto’ of Modernity, written in 1860 and published in instalments in Le Figaro in 1863 in a new, downloadable English translation.

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Le Spleen de Paris (Petits Poèmes en prose, 1869)

Baudelaire, Charles (1821–1867)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Baudelaire's “Le Spleen de Paris” also known as “Paris Spleen” or “Petits Poèmes en prose”. A collection of fifty of his short pieces published posthumously in 1869.

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Blok: Selected Poems

Blok, Alexander (1880–1921)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected works of Alexander Blok - representing his personal and intimate poetry from 1908 onwards.

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Selected Poems from ‘Les Amours Jaunes’

Corbière, Tristan (1845–1875)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

An English translation of selected poems from Tristan Corbière's ‘Les Amours Jaunes’, published in 1873

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Un Coup de Dés & Other Poems

Mallarmé, Stéphane (1842–1898)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Thirty-eight of Stéphane Mallarmé's poems in translation including 'Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard'. The latter comprises the formatted French text, a formatted English translation, and compressed and punctuated texts in both languages to allow rapid grasp of the whole.

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Fragments - Anatole's Tomb

Mallarmé, Stéphane (1842–1898)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

An adaptation of selected fragments written after the death of his young son.

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Moréas's Manifesto of Symbolism (1886)

Moréas, Jean (1856–1910)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

The Manifesto of Jean Moréas, published in the newspaper Le Figaro.

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Ballades and Rondeaux of Charles d’Orléans

Orléans, Charles de (1394–1465)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

One Hundred Selected Ballades and Rondeaux by Charles d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans and Valois.

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Rimbaud

Rimbaud, Arthur (1854–1891)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A selection of his poetry including early poems, Les Illuminations and Une Saison En Enfer both complete, and an extract from the 'Voyant' Letter.

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Selected Poems from Paul Verlaine

Verlaine, Paul (1844–1896)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A personal selection of seventy-three poems by Paul Verlaine.

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Further Poems from Paul Verlaine

Verlaine, Paul (1844–1896)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Further poems in translation.

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Les Poètes Maudits

Verlaine, Paul (1844–1896)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

An English translation of Paul Verlaine's ‘Accursed’ Poets (Les Poètes Maudits), first published in 1884.

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Villon

Villon, Francois (1432–1463)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected poems in verse translation, including Ballade des Dames du Temps Jadis, Les Regrets de la Belle Heaulmière, and Ballade des Pendus.

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Twentieth Century

Selected Poems from Anna Akhmatova

Akhmatova, Anna (1889–1966)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Extensive selected poems in verse translation (external links, opening in new tab).

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Selected Poems from Rafael Alberti

Alberti, Rafael (1902–1999)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected Poems: Twenty poems of Rafael Alberti (external links, opening in new tab).

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Selected Poems of Guillaume Apollinaire

Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880–1918)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A selection of poems by Guillaume Apollinaire including poems from Alcools, Vitam Impendere Amori, and The Bestiary.

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Selected Poems from Jorge Luis Borges

Borges, Jorge Luis (1899–1986)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected Poems: Twenty-one poems of Jorge Luis Borges (external links, opening in new tab).

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Further Selected Poems from Jorge Luis Borges

Borges, Jorge Luis (1899–1986)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Further Selected Poems: Twenty-five further poems of Jorge Luis Borges (external links, opening in new tab).

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Breton's First Surrealist Manifesto

Breton, Andre (1896–1966)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

André Breton's First Surrealist Manifesto of 1924 in a new translation (external links, opening in new tab).

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Selected Poems from Paul Celan

Celan, Paul (1920–1970)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Twenty-five poems of Paul Celan (external links, opening in new tab).

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Twenty-Four Poems from Paul Éluard

Éluard, Paul (1895–1952)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Twenty-four poems in translation (external links, opening in new tab).

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Sixteen More Poems from Paul Éluard

Éluard, Paul (1895–1952)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Sixteen more poems in translation (external links, opening in new tab).

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Selected poems from Miguel Hernandez

Hernandez, Miguel (1910–1942)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

On love and other personal themes.

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Further Selected Poems from Miguel Hernandez

Hernandez, Miguel (1910–1942)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

By this great Spanish poet, including his elegy for Lorca.

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Prose of Federico García Lorca

Lorca, Federico Garcia (1898–1936)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Theory and Play of the Duende, his lectures on Deep Song, and Lullabies, his radio talk Holy Week in Granada, and his prose Impressions of Granada of 1918.

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Lorca: Four Final Plays

Lorca, Federico Garcia (1898–1936)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

His plays Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda Alba, and Dona Rosita the Spinster and the Language of Flowers.

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Lorca: Poems of Love and Death

Lorca, Federico Garcia (1898–1936)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected poems of ‘Love and Death’ from the Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director Federico García Lorca.

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Selected Poems by Antonio Machado

Machado, Antonio (1875–1939)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A selection of his major poems.

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Twenty-four major Poems from Osip Mandelshtam

Mandelstam, Osip (1891–1938)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Twenty-four major Poems in verse translation, including Tristia.

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Forty-four more Poems from Osip Mandelshtam

Mandelstam, Osip (1891–1938)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Forty-four more Poems in verse translation.

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Mandelstam - The Essays

Mandelstam, Osip (1891–1938)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Mandelshtam's manifesto The Morning of Acmeism and his essays on the Word and Culture, François Villon and Dante Alighieri.

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Selected Poems of Eugenio Montale

Montale, Eugenio (1896–1981)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected Poems by Eugenio Montale (external links, opening in new tab)

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The Major Poems of Pablo Neruda

Neruda, Pablo (1904–1973)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

An extensive selection of his major poems (external links, opening in new tab).

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Twenty-Two Poems from Boris Pasternak

Pasternak, Boris (1890–1960)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Twenty-Two Poems in verse translation (external links, opening in new tab).

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Twenty poems from Fernando Pessoa

Pessoa, Fernando (1888–1935)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Twenty poems in translation from the Portuguese poet.

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Selected Poems from Salvatore Quasimodo

Quasimodo, Salvatore (1901–1968)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected poems by Salvatore Quasimodo (external links, opening in new tab).

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Twenty Further Poems from Salvatore Quasimodo

Quasimodo, Salvatore (1901–1968)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Twenty further poems by Salvatore Quasimodo (external links, opening in new tab).

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Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies, commentary and further poems

Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875–1926)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, his Duino Elegies and The Fountain of Joy - a commentary on the Elegies by A. S. Kline.

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Rainer Maria Rilke's French Poems

Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875–1926)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Rainer Maria Rilke’s French poems created during the last four years of his life.

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Letters to a Young Poet

Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875–1926)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Rilke's letters to a young poet Franz Xaver Kappus, written between 1902 and 1908, in English translation.

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Rainer Maria Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus with commentary

Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875–1926)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus and The Dual Realm - a commentary on the Sonnets by A. S. Kline.

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Umberto Saba - Eighteen Poems

Saba, Umberto (1883–1957)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Eighteen poems by Umberto Saba (external links, opening in new tab).

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Twenty-Four Poems from Marina Tsvetaeva

Tsvetaeva, Marina (1892–1941)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Twenty-Four Poems in verse translation.

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The Berlin Poems: 1922

Tsvetaeva, Marina (1892–1941)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Marina Tsvetaeva's poems published in 1922 Berlin after her flight from the Soviet regime in Moscow.

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Twenty More Poems from Marina Tsvetaeva

Tsvetaeva, Marina (1892–1941)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A translation of twenty more poems by the noted Russian poetess, Marina Tsvetaeva.

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French Poetry of the 19th Century

Various Authors (1800)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected Poems from the French 19th century including poems by Victor Hugo, Gérard de Nerval, Alfred de Musset, Théophile Gautier, Leconte de Lisle, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Verlaine, Jules Laforgue and Guillaume Apollinaire.

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French Poetry of the 20th Century

Various Authors (1880–1986)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Selected Poems from the French early to mid-20th century including poems by Apollinaire, Supervielle, Breton, Tzara, Eluard, Artaud, Aragon, Desnos, Prévert, Ponge, Char, and others (external links, opening in new tab).

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Various Anthologies


Tendresses

Various Authors
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Translations of poems in the European Languages from: Sappho, Catullus, Dante, Petrarch, Goethe, Leopardi, Pushkin, Heine, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Mandelstam and Machado.

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Stretch Your Mind

Various Authors

A personal selection of links to texts at Project Gutenberg, as a tribute to Michael S. Hart (1947-2011) inventor of the e-book.

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Early French Poetry

Various Authors (1100–1400)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A selection of poems from Early France. Including translations of poems by Marie de France, Arnaut Daniel, Bertran de Born, Thibaut IV Roi de Navarre, Guillaume de Machaut, Eustace Deschamps, Christine de Pisan, and Charles d'Orléans.

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Italian Poetry to 1600

Various Authors (1200–1600)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

A selection of poems from Early and Renaissance Italy. Including translations of poems by Guido Cavalcanti, Lorenzo de Medici, Poliziano, Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna, Gaspara Stampa, and Tasso.

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Clear Voices

Various Authors (1718–1943)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Sixty-eight poems translated from the Russian including poems by Pushkin, Blok, Akhmatova, and Mandelstam.

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Five 20th Century Italian Poets

Various Authors (1883–1981)
Translated by Kline, A. S.

Forty-nine poems from the early 20th Century by Umberto Saba, Dino Campana, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Eugenio Montale (external links, opening in new tab).

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Original Poetry

Clear Ground

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

The poetry of A. S. Kline - selected from his Collected Works of original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Perspectives

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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From the Mountain

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Looking Back At Earth

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Nature and Spirit

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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The Presence of Light

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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The Singing Of The Real World

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Values

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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The Gate Of Grass

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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No Roots Except In Air

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Entangled Clouds

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Slipping By

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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The Other Side of Silence

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Poetry, Charity

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Voiceless Banners Blowing

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Deep Fields

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Pollen In The Air

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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No Design

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Dark Matter

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Irreality

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Wayfaring

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Freedom and Meaning

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Another Nature

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Earthlight

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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Wild Fruit

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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On A Distant Planet

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

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View X. Z. Shao's blog - 'A Poetic Voice From China', or a selection of poems.

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Original Prose


The Compound Ghost

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

An original essay on Poetic translation.

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Aphorisms

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

A selection of aphorisms from notebooks: 1980-2009.

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Further Aphorisms

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

A further selection of aphorisms from notebooks: 2010-2018.

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The Theatre of Words

Kline, A. S. (b.1947)

A new commentary which explores Rimbaud's tumultuous adolescence, his revolutionary approach to language, and his influence on subsequent literary movements.

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