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- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 75.00
Contains entries on Walt Whitman's poems, from the widely recognized "Song of Myself," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," to his minor works. It also contains entries on Whitman's family, friends, relatives, and acquaintances; and important places where he... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2008; US$ 49.95
It has been variously labelled Language Poetry, Language Writing, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing (after the magazine that ran from 1978 to 1981), and language-centred writing. It has been variously defined as non-referential or of diminished reference, as textual poetry or a critique of expressivism, as a reaction... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00
For the first time, the complete collection of Maya Angelou's published poems-including "On the Pulse of Morning"-in a permanent collectible, handsome hardcover edition. From the Hardcover edition. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 30.00
Walt Whitman "is America," according to Ezra Pound. More than a century after his death, Whitman's name regularly appears in political speeches, architectural inscriptions, television programs, and films, and it adorns schools, summer camps, truck stops, corporate centers, and shopping malls. In an analysis of Whitman as a quintessential American... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00
"Poetry makes nothing happen," wrote W. H. Auden in 1939, expressing a belief that came to dominate American literary institutions in the late 1940s--the idea that good poetry cannot, and should not, be politically engaged. By contrast, Michael Thurston here looks back to the 1920s and 1930s to a generation of poets who wrote with the precise hope... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 44.99
Foreword by John Hollander. Introduction. 1. "'Unforced Marches': A Virgilian Memoir". 2. "Wordsworth's Aeneid". 3. "Some Lucretian Elements in Wordsworth". 4. "Keats's 'Coming Muskrose' and Shakespeare's 'Profound Verdure'". 5. "Peter Grimes: The Development of a Hero".... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Robert Sullivan, the New York Times bestselling author of Rats and Cross Country , delivers a revolutionary reconsideration of Henry David Thoreau for modern readers of the seminal transcendentalist. Dispelling common notions of Thoreau as a lonely eccentric cloistered at Walden Pond, Sullivan (whom the New York Times Book Review calls ?an urban... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 25.99
"I celebrate myself,. And what I assume you shall assume,. For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul,. I lean and loafe at my ease....observing a spear of summer grass.". So begins Leaves of Grass, the first great American poem and indeed, to this day, the greatest and most essentially American poem... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 32.95
A preeminent critic maps the frontier of contemporary poetry. In this book, Jerome McGann argues that contemporary language-oriented writing implies a marked change in the way we think about our poetic tradition on one hand and in the future of criticism on the other. He focuses on Walter Benjamin and Gertrude Stein as important intellectual... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00
A remarkably engaging work of literary analysis, this book employs biography and cultural history to explore the scene of the abandoned house in the lives and work of Frost, Bishop, and Ashbery. more...