Thomas L. Cooksey

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Dante’s Bones: How a Poet Invented Italy

Pulling together many threads of the Dante’s story, Raffa offers an engaging, informative, and original account of the material culture of the poet’s epic body of work. Highly recommended.
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Dante

While not for beginners, Took’s biography is deeply enriching for those who have some grounding in Dante, for whom this is an essential resource.
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Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem

Schmidt’s book deeply enriches our appreciation of a work already rich. A solid addition to all collections.
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Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us

Combining a thorough knowledge of Attic drama, fluency with the scholarly literature, and an engaging wit, Critchley's treatment is sophisticated yet accessible to thoughtful general readers. [See Prepub Alert, 10/22/18.]
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The Odyssey: A New Translation by Peter Green

Both Wilson and Green capture the spirit of the Odyssey, but word-for-word, Green also captures a feel for the Homeric language, an experience closer to the original.
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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

Targoff's efforts are both spritely and scholarly in this book to be enjoyed by any literate reader.
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The Odyssey

Wilson offers a fluent, straightforward, and accessible version of the Homeric epic; a solid reading edition.
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The Written World: How Literature Shaped Civilization

Informative and engaging, Puchner's work provides a substantive but accessible account of the culture of writing and the transmission of literature. Of value to both general readers and specialists. [See Prepub Alert, 5/22/17.]
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An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

Mendelsohn's narrative is immediately engaging, soon gripping, and in the end, deeply moving. [See Prepub Alert, 3/20/17; Q&A with Mendelsohn on p. 119.—Ed.]

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