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First Edition


Ovid (Author), Charles Martin (Translator)

With an Introduction by Bernard M. W. Knox

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Hailed in Newsweek for his translation of The Poems of Catullus ("Charles Martin is an American poet; he puts the poetry, the immediacy of the streets back into the English Catullus. The effect is electric"), Martin's translation of Metamorphoses will be the translation of choice for contemporary readers.

Ovid's epic poem whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages has become one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's time to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. In this new, long-anticipated translation of Metamorphoses, Charles Martin combines a close fidelity to Ovid's text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. Portions of the translation have already appeared in such publications as Arion, The Formalist, The Tennessee Quarterly, and TriQuarterly.

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    The Bhagavad Gita

    Gavin Flood, Gavin Flood, Charles Martin

    First Edition, Paperback, 2014

    “A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.” –Daniel Gold, Cornell University
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    The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

    Gavin Flood, Charles Martin

    Paperback, 2013

    The Bhagavad Gita, the Song of the Lord, is an ancient Hindu scripture about virtue, presented as a dialogue between Krishna, an incarnation of God, and the warrior Arjuna on the eve of a great...

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