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- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous—“stubbornly national,” in T. S. Eliot’s phrase, or “the most provincial of the arts,” according to W. H. Auden. But in A Transnational Poetics, Jahan Ramazani uncovers the ocean-straddling energies of the poetic imagination—in modernism and the Harlem... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 164.99
An extensive, practical and inspirational resource, this three-in-one volume is aimed at students and practitioners of creative writing at all levels. As well as the main creative writing activities, chapters cover other practices, from translation to starting a small magazine and from memoir writing to writing for children. Contributors are all experts... more...
- Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 16.00
A remarkable series of lectures on the art of creating effective nonfiction by one of the 20th century's most profound writers and thinkers--now available for the first time in print. Culled from sixteen informal lectures Ayn Rand delivered to a select audience in the late 1960s, this remarkable work offers indispensable guidance to the aspiring... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 52.50
Lyric poetry has long been regarded as the intensely private, emotional expression of individuals, powerful precisely because it draws readers into personal worlds. But who, exactly, is the "I" in a lyric poem, and how is it created? In Lyric Poetry , Mutlu Blasing argues that the individual in a lyric is only a virtual entity and that lyric poetry... more...
- How To Books 2009; US$ 19.95
Cathy Birch is a writer, lecturer, and Jungian psychotherapist. Her impressive writing credits range from comedy material for Bob Hope, Dave Allen and The Two Ronnies to language skills textbooks, poetry, articles and short stories. more...
- How To Books 2008; US$ 17.95
The first words Lynne Hackles ever sold netted GBP 2. Since then her motto 'never let truth get in the way of entertainment' has helped turn hundreds of personal experiences into stories which have sold in the UK and abroad. She leads writing workshops and runs tutorials for a leading correspondence school. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00
Sound—one of the central elements of poetry—finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. The essays collected here by Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin break that critical silence to readdress some of the fundamental connections between poetry and sound—connections that go far beyond traditional metrical... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Epic poets of the Renaissance looked to emulate the poems of Greco-Roman antiquity, but doing so presented a dilemma: what to do about the gods? Divine intervention plays a major part in the epics of Homer and Virgil—indeed, quarrels within the family of Olympian gods are essential to the narrative structure of those poems—yet poets of... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 24.00
Poetry has long been regarded as the least accessible of literary genres. But how much does the obscurity that confounds readers of a poem differ from, say, the slang that seduces listeners of hip-hop? Infidel Poetics examines not only the shared incomprensibilities of poetry and slang, but poetry's genetic relation to the spectacle of... more...
- Tachyon Publications 2009; US$ 9.95
Offering timely advice in an era when the burden of production and publicity frequently falls on authors, this essential reference reflects on methods for being focused, productive, and savvy in the craft of writing. Discussing a wide range of essential topics for self-promoting authors, this important guide explores questions such as How can authors... more...