Reflecting their own cultural milieus as well as enduring themes, the poets write of love and friendship, revolution and peace, religion, nature, isolation, work, and family. The Dutch, French, German, and Italian volumes represent their respective countries; the Hispanic volume includes poems from the many Spanish-speaking nations; and the Hebrew volume encompasses writing in Hebrew from around the world. The poems are presented in their original languages alongside English translations. Each volume includes an introduction, placing the poetry in historical and aesthetic perspective, and full biographical and bibliographical notes on the poets. This title is for course use in: biblical studies (Hebrew), comparative literature, Dutch/Flemish, French, German, Hebrew, Hispanic, Italian, and Jewish literatures, medieval literature, women's literature, women's studies, world literature.