POEMS OF HEAVEN
AND HELL FROM ANCIENT
Translated and Introduced
by N. K. Sandars
Five poems from the height of
Babylonian civilization in the second
millennium B. C., with individual
Introductions and Notes. OUTLINE
OF CONTENTS: The Babylonian
Creation; The Sumerian Underworld;
Inanna’s Journey to Hell; Adapa: the
Man; A Prayer to the Gods of Night.
Penguin Classics 192 pp.
Songs of Soul-Meeting
Translated by Coleman Barks
“Here are some of the most beautiful
love lyrics ever spoken. Barks’s translations are justly famous for their bell-like clarity and sharp simplicity.”—
Penguin Compass 128 pp.
THE PENGUIN BOOK
OF HEBREW VERSE
Edited and Translated by T. Carmi
Distinguished Israeli poet and scholar
T. Carmi gathers together the riches
of Hebrew verse from the Bible to contemporary Israeli writings and presents
the poems in the original Hebrew and
in English translation.
Penguin 608pp. 0-14-042197-1 $20.00
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO TURKEY
ROSIE AYLIFFE, MARC DUBIN,
JOHN GAWTHROP & TERRY RICHARDSON
“The best of the bunch with sound
Telegraph (London). Includes 106
maps, 24 pages in color.
Rough Guide 1088 pp.
Available June 2003
Replaces 4th edition, 1-85828-542-9
NEW IN PAPERBACK!
The Biography of the Founder
of Modern Turkey
“Far and away the best biography of
Atatürk in English, one boasting solid
research, fine presentation, and
sensible judgements.”—Middle East
Quarterly. “Will surely become the
standard biography.”—The New York
Review of Books.
Overlook 539 pp.
A History of Modern Turkey
HUGH AND NICOLE POPE
“The most comprehensive history
of Turkey in over a generation...
should become the standard-bearing
history of this most fascinating
society.”—The Washington Times.
2 maps, 26 b/w photographs.
Overlook 373 pp.
C. N. BIALIK
Edited and Translated
by David Aberbach
The ennobling verse of the finest and
most influential modern Hebrew poet
is presented in new translations alongside the original Hebrew.
Overlook 180pp. 1-58567-343-9 $24.95
THE COMPLETE DEAD SEA
SCROLLS IN ENGLISH
Geza Vermes, editor
“No translation of the Scrolls is either
more readable or more authoritative
than that of Vermes.”—John J. Collins,
Univ. of Chicago.
Penguin 672pp. 0-14-027807-9 $18.95
NEW IN PAPERBACK!
Translated by Dalya Bilu
“I cannot recall having encountered a
new work of fiction that has engaged
me as sharply as Past Continuous, both
for its brilliant, formal inventiveness
and for its relentless, truth-seeking
scrutiny of moral life.”—Irving Howe.
Overlook 389pp. 1-58567-339-0 $16.95
NIGHT AND HORSES
AND THE DESERT
An Anthology of Classical
The first collection of classical Arabic
literature in English, spanning the fifth
to sixteenth centuries including commentary by renowned Arabic scholar.
Overlook 462pp. 1-58567-064-2 $40.00
Indicates that a full Table of Contents
is available at: www.penguinputnam.com
The Unknown Arabia
“Mackintosh-Smith has Yemeni history
and geography at his fingertips, and
with a light, sure touch he sets them
within a lattice of observations, arguments and poetry.”—Jason Goodwin,
The New York Times Book Review.
Overlook 280pp 1-58567-139-8 $16.95