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- 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$ 73.50
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$ 62.95
"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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 21.95
The place of poetry in modern democracy is no place, according to conventional wisdom. The poet, we hear, is a casualty of mass entertainment and prosaic public culture, banished to the artistic sidelines to compose variations on insipid themes for a dwindling audience. Robert Pinsky, however, argues that this gloomy diagnosis is as wrongheaded as... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 17.95
In Kara Canditos prize-winning debut collection a garish/human theatre comes to life against richly textured geographic and psychic landscapes. These poems are high-speed meditations on a world where Walter Benjamin meets the glitzy chain-link of Chanel scarves and Puccinis Tosca meets the din of the Times Square... more...
- Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 14.00
Brutal Imagination is the work of a poet at the peak of his considerable powers. Its two central sections--which could be called song cycles--confront the same subject: the black man in America.The first, which carries the book's title, deals with the vision of the black man in white imagination. Narrated largely by the black kidnapper that Susan... more...