Poetry

Leaves of Grass

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Walt Whitman


American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during a t…

Edgar Allan Poe Poems

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Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) is widely famed as one of the greatest writers of all time. He is best known for his works of horror, such as …

Поэмы (Poems)

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Alexander Pushkin


Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин (1799 - 1837) — русский поэт , драматург и прозаик . Александр Сергеевич Пушкин имеет репутацию великого или в…

Selected Poems of Robert Frost

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Robert Frost


Robert Frost, who lived from March 26, 1874 to January 29, 1963, was a winner of 4 Pulitzer prizes and one of America’s best loved poets. Th…

The Age of Innocence

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Edith Wharton


In an era before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles, there exists a small cluster of aristocratic "old revolut…

The Waste Land

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T. S. Eliot


The Waste Land is a highly influential 433-line modernist poem by T. S. Eliot. It is perhaps the most famous and most written-about long poe…

Le Cid

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Pierre Corneille


Des deux prétendants de Chimène, son favori semble être agréé par son père. Ce digne fils d'un vie…

Paradise Lost (version 2)

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John Milton


As Vergil had surpassed Homer by adapting the epic form to celebrate the origin of the author’s nation, Milton developed it yet further to r…

La Divina Commedia

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Dante Alighieri


La Divina Commedia, originalmente Commedìa, è un poema di Dante Alighieri, capolavoro del poeta fiorentino, considerata la pi&…

The Joyful Wisdom (or: The Gay Science)

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Friedrich Nietzsche


"The Joyful Wisdom," written in 1882, just before "Zarathustra," is rightly judged to be one of Nietzsche's best books. …

Der Struwwelpeter

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Heinrich Hoffmann


Der Struwwelpeter, zuerst erschienen als “Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder mit 15 schön kolorierten Tafeln für Kinder von 3…

Metamorphoses

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Publius (Ovid) Ovidius Naso


The Metamorphoses of Ovid is probably one of the best known, certainly one of the most influential works of the Ancient world. It consists o…

To the Old Pagan Religion

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H. P. Lovecraft


LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of To the Old Pagan Religion by H. P. Lovecraft. This was the fortnightly poetry project for Feb…

Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson


Emily Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the quintessential poets of 19th century America. A very private poet with a very quiet an…

Max und Moritz (version 2)

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Wilhelm Busch


Max und Moritz - Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen (Erstveröffentlichung 4. April 1865) ist das wohl bekannteste Werk von Wilhel…

The Speaking Voice

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Katherine Jewell Everts


From the Preface of The Speaking Voice: principles of training simplified and condensed: "This book offers a method of voice training w…

Shakespeare's Sonnets

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William Shakespeare


Shakespeare’s sonnets comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality.…

Oedipus Rex (Storr Translation)

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Sophocles


Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was…

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