This page continually under contemplation:
Classics  and Folklore/Myths entered June 24, 2007.
Poetry entered June 25-26, 2007.
Philosophers entered June 25-26, 2007.

Classical Greek Literature, All Subjects:
(plus a few Romans for variety).

Homer, BustedHomer:
◊ The Iliad.  ( ).  R. Fizgerald, [Trans.].  J. Schuman, [Ill.].  New York: Vintage Books/Random House.
◊ The Odyssey. (1990; 1961; B.C.E.).  R. Fitzgerald, [Trans.].  J. Schuman, [Ill.].  New York: Vintage Books/Random House.

Tracy, S. (1990).  The story of The Odyssey.  Princeton: Princeton University Press.

The Dramatists:
Aristophanes (446-388 B.C.E.). 
Four plays by Aristophanes: The Clouds, The Birds, Lysistrata, The Frogs.  W. Arrowsmith, R. Lattimore, & D. Parker, [Trans.].  New York: Meridian/New American Library. 

Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.E.). 
All from The Complete Greek Tragedies Series.  D. Grene & R. Lattimore, [Eds.].  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
◊ Aeschylus I–The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides.  R. Lattimore, [Trans].   
◊ Aeschylus II–The Suppliant Maidens, The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, and Prometheus Bound.  Not as exciting at the Oresteia.

Euripides (480-406 B.C.E.).
All from The Complete Greek Tragedies Series. D.Grene & R. Lattimore, [Eds.].  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
◊ Euripides I–Alcestis, The Medea, The Heraclediae, Hippolytus.  Alcestis & The Medea are great.
◊ Euripides II–The Cyclops and Heracles, Iphigenia in Tauris, Helen.
◊ Euripides III–Hecuba, Andromache, The Trojan Women, Ion.
◊ Euripides IV–Rhesus, The Suppliant Women, Orestes, Iphigenia in Aulis. 
◊ Euripides V–Electra, The Phoenician Women, The Bacchae
.  Electra and the Bacchae are my favorites.

Sophocles (495-406 B.C.E.).
◊ Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone.  D. Fitts & R. Fitzgerald, [Trans.].  New York: HBJ/Harvest Books. 
◊ Sophocles II–Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes.  The Complete Greek Tragedies Series.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

The Historians, Philosophers and Poets:
Greek Lyrics.  
R. Lattimore, [Trans.].  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Roman Poets.  Various famous authors, translated by various famous authors and translators, plus some nice illustrative work.  Everyman Pocket Poet’s Series.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Aristotle (383-322 B.C.E.).
◊ The Nichomachean Ethics. (ca. 350 B.C.E.; 1985).  T. Irwin, [Trans.].  Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Press.
◊ On Poetry and Style.  (ca. 350 B.C.E.; 1989).  G. Grube, [Trans.] Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing.

Epictetus (55-135 C.E.). 
The Enchiridion. ( ).  Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing.

Heraclitus.  (end of 6th Century into 5th Century B.C.E.). 
Fragments: A text and translations with a commentary by T. M. Robinson.  Bilingual edition.  T. Robinson, [Trans.].  Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Hipparchia the Cynic (340 B.C.E.–).
Still looking for some of her work, apparently unavailable–
Le Doeuff, M. (1989).  Hipparchia’s choice: An essay concerning women, philosophy, et cetera.  Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus, December 8, 65– November 8, 8 B.C.E)
The Complete Works of Horace.  C. Kraemer, Jr. [Ed.].  New York: Modern Library.

Juvenal (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, 1st to 2nd Century C.E.). 
Juvenal and Persius. (2004).  S. Braund, [Ed., Trans.].  Loeb Classical Library.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Plato (428-7–347 B.C.E)
◊ Five Dialogues: The Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, and Phaedo. (1981).  G. Grube, [Trans.].  Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing. 
◊ The Republic. (1974; ca. 385 B.C.E.).  G. Grube, [Trans.].  Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing.
The Symposium.  (1989; ca.385-378 B.C.E.).  A. Nehamas & P. Woodruff, [Trans.].  Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing.

Vlastos, G. (1991).  Socrates: Ironist and moral philosopher.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Sappho (ca 630-570 B.C.E.). 
Sappho: A new translation.  (1958).  M. Barnard, [Trans.].  Foreward by D. Fitts.  Berkeley: University of California Press.  Barnard was also an associate of Ezra Pound.  (see below).

Thucydides.  ( 5th Century, B.C.E.; 1628; 1959). 
The Peloponnesian War: The complete Hobbes translation.  T. Hobbes (Trans.).  With notes and new introduction by David Grene.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  ISBN 0-226-80106-3.

Xenophon.  (431 B.C.E; 1964). 
Anabasis: The march up country.   W. Rouse, (Trans.) Ann Arbor: University of Michigan/Ann Arbor Press.  ISBN 0-472-06095-3.

Visual Aids (i. e., Art Books):
Buitron-Oliver, D. (1992).  The Greek Miracle: Classical sculpture from the dawn of democracy-The fifth century B.C.  Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art/ Harry Abrams.

Burranelli, F. (1992).  The Etruscans: Legacy of a lost civilization.  Memphis, TN: Wonders/Memphis International Culture Series.

Sigmund Freud and Art: His personal collection of antiquities. (1989).  L. Gamwell & R. Wells [Eds.].  New York: SUNY Press.

Tolstikov, V., & Treister, M. (1996).  The gold of Troy: Searching for Homer’s fabled city.  C. Sever & Mila Bonnichsen, [Trans.].  New York: The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation/Harry Abrams.

Fairy Tales, Folklore, Legends, Myths:
A lot of these, especially under the European category, are children’s books with great illustrations.

Frazer, J.  (1922; 1951).  The golden bough.  1 Volume Abridged Edition.   New York: MacMillan Company.

Japanese Tales. (1997).  R. Tyler, [Ed., Trans.].  Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library.  New York: Pantheon Books. 

Andersen, H.  (n. d.)  Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen.  With 25 illustrations in full color by children of eighteen nations.  New York: The Orion Press/Crown Publishers, Inc.

Beowulf: A new verse translation by Seamus Heaney.  Bilingual Edition.  S. Heaney, [Trans.].  New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.   

Bulfinch, T.  Sir Gawain & the Loathly LadyBulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable (1855), The Age of Chivalry (1858), and the Legends of Charlemagne (1863).  New York: The Modern Library.

Christiansen, R. (1964).  Folktales of Norway.  P. Iversen, [Trans.].  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.  ISBN 0-226-10510-5.

Jacobs, J. (1896; ?).  Celtic Fairy Tales.  Selected and Edited by Joseph Jacobs.  John D. Batten [Ill.].  New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Jacobs, J. (1895; ? ).  English  Fairy Tales.  John D. Batten. [Ill.].  New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Lang, A. (1902; 1967).  King Arthur: Tales of the Round Table.  H. J. Ford [Ill.].  New York: Schocken Books.

Lang, A. (1902;1968).  The story of Robin Hood and other tales of adventure and battle.  H. J. Ford [Ill.].  New York: Schocken Books.

Mabinogion (first written manuscript ca. 1325).
◊ Gantz, J.  The Mabinogion.  (1976).  J. Gantz, [Trans.]  London: Penguin Classics.
◊ Walton, E. (2002).  The Mabinogion Tetralogy.  [The Prince of Annwn; The Children of Llyr; The Song of Rhiannon; The Island of the Mighty].  Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press.

Malory, Sir Thomas (ca. 1410-1471).  Works.  (1971).  E. Vinaver. [Ed.].   London: Oxford University Press.

Nielsen, K. (1914;1976).  East of the sun and west of the moon.  K. Neilsen, [Ill.].  Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

Njal’s Saga. (late 13th Century; 1960).  M. Magnusson & H. Palsson, [Trans.].  London: Penguin Books. 

Pyle, H. (1883; 1946).  The merry adventures of Robin Hood, of great reknown in Nottinghamshire.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Pyle, H.  (1905; 1968).  The story of the Champions of the Round Table.  H. Pyle, [Ill.].   New York: Dover Books.

Sagas of the Icelanders. (2000).  World of the Sagas Series.  O. Thorsson, [Ed.].  New York: Viking.  (who else?)  ISBN0-670-88990-3

Song of Roland.

Sturlason, S.  (1179-1241).  Heimskringla, or, The lives of the Norse Kings. (1932; 1990).  With 145 illustrations and 5 maps.  E. Monsen, [Ed.].  A. Smith, [Trans.].   Mineola, NY: Dover Books.

Tolkien, J.  (1975).  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo.  C. Tolkien, [Ed.].  Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Latin America/ Native America:
Popul vuh: The definitive edition of the Mayan Book of the dawn of life and the glories of gods and kings.
  Revised edition.  (1996).  D. Tedlock, [Trans.].   New York: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster.  ISBN 0684-81845-0.

Middle East:
Burton, R. (1932; 1884-1887).  The Arabian Nights’ Entertainment, or The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night.  New York: Modern Library.


Princeton Encylopedia of Poetry and Poetics: Enlarged Edition. (1965; 1974). A. Preminger, [Ed.].  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 

Turco, L. (1886).  The new book of forms: A handbook of poetics.  Hanover, CT: University Press of New England.

George Gordon, Lord Byron (January 22, 1788-April 19, 1824).
Byron’s Poetry.  (1978).  F. McConnell, [Ed.].  Norton Critical Editions.  New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
Don Juan. (1823; 1949).  New York: Modern Library.


Paradiso by DoreDante Alighieri (1265-1321 C.E.)
The Inferno of Dante.  (1994; ).    A new verse translation.  Bilingual edition.  R. Pinsky, [Trans.].Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux.
Purgatorio: A new verse translation by W.S. Merwin.  (2001).  W. Merwin, [Trans.].  New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Paradiso.  now taking recommendations. . . .

Dore.  Illustrations from the Divine Comedy.  Mineola, NY: Dover Books.

Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830-May 15,1886).
The complete poems of Emily Dickinson.  (various).  T. Johnson, [Ed.].  Boston: Little, Brown, and Company.  One has to take care in obtaining a copy because many editors believe they know better than Ms. Dickinson on punctuation matters.

Eliot, Thomas Stearns (September 26, 1888-January 4, 1965). 
The complete poems and plays, 1909-1950. (various dates). New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, Inc.
The Wasteland: A facsimile and transcript of the original drafts including the annotations of Ezra Pound.  (1973).  V. Eliot, [Ed.].  New York: Harcourt Brace.

John Donne (1572-March 31, 1631).
The complete poetry and selected prose of John Donne.  (1952).  C. Coffin, [Ed.].  New York: Modern Library.

Forche, C.  (1981).  The country between us.  New York: Perennial Library/Harper and Row.

Ginsburg, A.  (1956, 1959; 1992).  Howl and other poems.  The Pocket Poets Series, No. 4.  San Francisco: City Lights Books. 

Heaney, S. (1966). 
Death of a naturalist. (1966). London: Faber and Faber.
The Cure at Troy: A version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes.  (1991).  New York: The Noonday Press/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

John Keats.

Philip Larkin.

John Milton (December 9, 1608-November 8, 1674).
The complete poetry and selected prose of John Milton.  (1942, 1950).  C. Brooks, [Ed.].  New York: Modern Library.

Sharon Olds.

Wilfred Owen  (March 18, 1893-November 4, 1918).
The collected poems of Wilfred Owen.  (1920; 1965).  A New Directions Paperback.  New York: New Directions. 

Ezra PoundEzra Weston Loomis Pound
(October 30, 1885-November 1, 1972). 
◊ The Cantos of Ezra Pound (1934-1966).  New York: New Directions.
◊ Collected early poems of Ezra Pound.  (1976).  M. King, [Ed.].  New York: New Directions.
◊ Diptych Rome: London.  Contains “Homage to Sextus Propertius” (1917) and “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley” (1920).  A New Directions Bibelot.  New York: New Directions.
◊ A Quinzaine for this Yule: Being selected from a Venetian sketch-book “San Trovaso”.  Facsimile Edition.  (1908; 1976).  Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.
◊ Personae: The shorter poems of Ezra Pound.  Revised Edition.  (1990).  L Baechler & A. Lutz, [Eds.].  New York: New Directions.
◊ Selected Cantos. (1956; 1970).  New York: New Directions.
◊ Selected Poems of Ezra Pound.  (1956).  New York: New Directions.

Cookson, W. (1985; 2001).  A guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound.  Revised and Expanded Edition. New York: Persea Books.
Froula, C. (1982).  A guide to Ezra Pound’s Selected Poems.  New York: New Directions.

Translations or Approximations or perhaps, Departures:
Pound, E., & Fenollosa, E. (1917; 1959).  The classic Noh Theatre of Japan.  New York: New Directions.
◊ Pound, E., & Fenellosa, E.  (1936; 1968).  The chinese written character as a medium for poetry.  San Francisco: City Lights.
◊ The Confucian Odes: The classic anthology defined by Confucius.  (1954).  New York: New Directions.  Originally published by Harvard University Press.
◊ Love Poems of Ancient Egypt.  (1960; 1962).  E. Pound & N. Stock, [Trans.].  New York: New Directions.
◊ Ezra Pound: Translations.  Enlarged edition.  (1963).  New York: New Directions.

Other works:  (all from New Directions Publishing, New York).
◊ Gaudier-Brzeska: A memoir.  (1916; 1970).  Expanded edition.
◊ The ABC of Reading.  (1934).
Pavannes and Divagations. (1958).
◊ Literary Essays. (1968).  T. Eliot, [Ed.].
Guide to Kulchur. (1970). 

About Ezra Pound or his work:
Gallup, D. (1983).  Ezra Pound: A bibliography.  Charlottesville, VA: The Bibliographic Society of the University of Virginia and St. Paul’s Bibliographies/ University Press of Virginia.
Kenner, H. (1971).  The Pound Era.  Berkeley: University of California Press.   

Visual Aids, or, Art books and related-to-Pound facsimile editions:
(arranged more or less by date of significance).

◊ Lewis, W. (1914, June 20; 1992).  Blast I.  Facsimile edition.  Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press.
◊ Lewis, W. (1915, July; 1993).  Blast: War number, July 1915.  Facsimile edition.  Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press. 
◊ The Wasteland: A facsimile and transcript of the original drafts including the annotations of Ezra Pound.  (1973).  V. Eliot, [Ed.].  New York: Harcourt Brace.
◊ Contino, V. (1970, 1977).  Ezra Pound in Italy: From the Pisan Cantos.  G. Ivancich, [Ed].  Photographs by Contino of scenes from the Pisan Cantos and of Ezra Pound’s last years, along with appropriate excerpts of Pound’s work.  New York: Rizzoli International.
◊ Pound’s Artists: Ezra Pound and the visual arts in London, Paris, and Italy.  (1985).  London: The Tate Gallery.
◊ Edwards, P. (2000).  Blast: Vorticism 1914-1918.  Aldershot, Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishers.  ISBN 1-84014-647-8.

Wislawa Szymborska.
Poems new and collected, 1957-1997.  (1998).  New York: Harcourt Brace. 

Dylan Thomas (October 27, 1914-November 9, 1953).
Collected Poems, 1934-1952.  (1953).  New York: New Directions.

Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819-March 26, 1892).
Leaves of Grass: The first edition.  (1855; 1959).  New York: The Viking Press.
Leaves of Grass: 1892 edition.  (1983).  Bantam Classic Edition, or, anybody.
Memoranda during the War: A classic portrait of the Civil War by a Hospital Volunteer who became one of America’s Greatest Poets.  (1875; 1994).  Facsimile edition.  Applewood Books/Globe Pequot Press.

William Wordsworth (April 17, 1770-April 23, 1850).
William Wordsworth: Poems.  Everyman’s Library of Pocket Poets.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 

William Butler Yeats.

The Scholar, or, FaustPhilosophy:

Aesthetics tends to dominate these selections.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797).
A philosophical enquiry into the orgins of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful.  (1757; 1990).  The World’s Classics series.  A. Phillips, [Ed.].  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).
◊ Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics.  (1823-1842; 1993).  London: Penguin.
◊ Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.  (1807; 1977).  A. Miller, [Trans.].  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Desmond, W.  (1987).  Art and the absolute: A study of Hegel’s aesthetics.  Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Heidegger, M. (1930-31; 1988).  Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.   P. Emad & K. Maly, [Trans.].  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976).
◊ Basic Writings: Ten key essays, plus the introduction to Being and Time.  Revised and Expanded Edition.  D. Krell, [Ed.].  San Francisco: Harpers.
◊ Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.  (1930-31; 1988).   P. Emad & K. Maly, [Trans.].  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
◊ History of the concept of time: Prolegomena.  (1925; 1985). T. Kisiel, [Trans.].  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

William James (January 11, 1842-August 26, 1910).
The varieties of religious experience.  Penguin.  This is the one I write notes in.
William James: Writings 1902-1910.  Contains The varieties of religious experience; Pragmatism; A pluralistic universe; The meaning of truth; Some problems of philosophy; Essays.  B. Kuklick, [Ed.].  Library of America No. 38.  The Library of America.


Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (April 26, 1889-April 29, 1951). 
Remarks on Colour. (1951).  Bilingual Edition.  G. Anscombe, [Ed.].  L. McAlister & M. Schattle, [Trans.].   Berkeley: University of California Press.

Janik, A., & Toulmin, S.  (1973).  Wittgenstein’s Vienna: Hapsburg Vienna before World War I and the people who made it.  New York: Touchstone Books/Simon and Schuster. 

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