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The Epic of Gilgamesh
art/adaptation by Kevin Dixon ~ rendition by Kent Dixon

“Coyote and the Pebbles”
Native American folktale
story by Dayton Edmonds ~ art by Micah Farritor

The Iliad
Homer
art/adaptation by Alice Duke

The Odyssey
Homer
art/adaptation by Gareth Hinds

Poem fragments
Sappho
art/adaptation by Alessandro Bonaccorsi

Tao te Ching
Lao Tzu
adaptation by Fred Van Lente ~ art by Ryan Dunlavey

Medea
Euripides
art/adaptation by Tori McKenna

Lysistrata
Aristophanes
art/adaptation and translation by Tania Schrag

The Symposium
Plato
art/adaptation by Yeji Yun

The Book of Esther
from the Hebrew Bible
art/adaptation and translation by J.T. Waldman

The Mahabharata
Vyasa
art/adaptation by Matt Wiegle

The Analects and Other Writings
Confucius
adaptation by Fred Van Lente ~ art by Ryan Dunlavey

The Book of Daniel
from the Hebrew Bible
art/adaptation by Benjamin Frisch

On the Nature of Things
Lucretius
art/adaptation by Tom Biby and Jonathan Fetter-Vorm (aka, Two Fine Chaps)

The Aeneid
Virgil
art/adaptation by Michael Lagocki

The Book of Revelation
from the New Testament
art/adaptation by Rick Geary

Three Tang poems
Wang Han, Cui Hu, and Li Bai
art/adaptation and translation by Sharon Rudahl

Beowulf
art/adaptation by Gareth Hinds

The Tale of Genji
Murasaki Shikibu
art/adaptation by Molly Kiely

The letters of Heloise and Abelard
art/adaptation by Ellen Lindner

"O nobilissima viriditas"
Hildegard of Bingen
art/adaptation by Molly Kiely

“The Fisherman and the Genie”
from The Arabian Nights
art/adaptation by Andrice Arp

“The Woman With Two Coyntes”
from The Arabian Nights
art/adaptation by Vicki Nerino

Poems
Rumi
art/adaptation by Michael Green ~ translations by Coleman Barks

The Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri
art/adaptation by Seymour Chwast

The Inferno
Dante Alighieri
art/adaptation by Hunt Emerson

The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol)
Padmasambhava and Karma Lingpa
art/adaptation by Sanya Glisic

The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
art/adaptation by Seymour Chwast

“The Last Ballad”
François Villon
art/adaptation by Julian Peters

Le Morte d’Arthur
Sir Thomas Malory
art/adaptation by Omaha Perez

Apu Ollantay
an Incan play
art/adaptation by Caroline Picard

Hagoromo (Celestial Feather Robe)
a Japanese Noh play
art/adaptation by Isabel Greenberg

Outlaws of the Water Margin
Shi Nai'an
illustrations by Shawn Cheng

Popol Vuh
sacred book of the Quiché Maya
art/adaptation by Roberta Gregory

The visions of St. Teresa of Ávila
from her autobiography
art/adaptation by Edie Fake

“Hot Sun, Cool Fire”
George Peele
art/adaptation by Dave Morice

Journey to the West
Wu Cheng’en
art/adaptation by Conor Hughes

The Faerie Queene
Edmund Spenser
adaptation by Michael Stanyer ~ art by Eric Johnson

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
William Shakespeare
art/adaptation by Maxx Kelly ~ lettering by Huxley King

King Lear
William Shakespeare
art/adaptation by Ian Pollock

Don Quixote
Miguel Cervantes
art/adaptation by Will Eisner

Sonnet 18
William Shakespeare
art/adaptation by Robert Berry with Josh Levitas

Sonnet 20
William Shakespeare
art/adaptation by Aidan Koch

“The Flea”
John Donne
art/adaptation by Noah Patrick Pfarr

“To His Coy Mistress”
Andrew Marvell
art/adaptation by Yien Yip

Paradise Lost
John Milton
art/adaptation by Rebecca Dart

“Forgive Us Our Trespasses”
Aphra Behn
art/adaptation by Alex Eckman-Lawn

Gulliver’s Travels
Jonathan Swift
art/adaptation by Gareth Hinds

“A Modest Proposal”
Jonathan Swift
art/adaptation by Peter Kuper

“Advice to a Young Man on the Choice of a Mistress”
Benjamin Franklin
painting by Cortney Skinner

Candide
Voltaire
illustrations by Ian Ball

London Journal
James Boswell
art/adaptation by Robert Crumb

“Letter to the Royal Academy of Brussels” (a/k/a, “Fart Proudly”)
Benjamin Franklin
art/adaptation by Stan Shaw

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Mary Wollstonecraft
adaptation by Fred Van Lente ~ art by Ryan Dunlavey

Dangerous Liaisons
Choderlos de Laclos
illustrations by Molly Crabapple

Further Reading ~ Liz Byer

Contributors

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Index