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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
The first critical monograph to benefit from the textual rigour of Archie Burnett's landmark edition of The Complete Poems (2012), Radical Larkin celebrates Larkin's technical genius by offering seven in-depth analyses of the stylistic strategies he used to create eleven of his most famous poems. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Focusing on the significance of place, connection and relationship in three poets who are seldom considered in conjunction, Rory Waterman argues that Philip Larkin, R. S. Thomas and Charles Causley epitomize many of the emotional and societal shifts and mores of their age. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00
The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing, 1549-1622 studies the conception of Persia in the literary, political and pedagogic writings of Renaissance England and Britain. It argues that writers of all kinds debated the means and merits of English empire through their intellectual engagement with the ancient Persian empire. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95
This is a conversation between five poet-theologians broadly within the Christian tradition who together form The Diviners. Each poet offers a reflection on how they understand the relation between poetry and faith, rooting their reflections in their own writing, and illustrating discussion with a selection of their own poems and opening up issues... more...
- Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00
This biography of Italy's foremost writer and thinker weaves into a single thread Dante's life and works. Dante is an intensely philosophical writer as well as a sociopolitical one, and these intimately connected aspects are kept constantly in view in the discussion of his writings. As well as his masterpiece the "Divina Commedia",... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 17.99
Rhyme's Challenge offers a concise, pithy primer to hip-hop poetics while presenting a spirited defense of rhyme in contemporary American poetry. David Caplan's stylish study examines hip-hop's central but supposedly outmoded verbal technique: rhyme. At a time when print-based poets generally dismiss formal rhyme as old-fashioned and bookish,... more...
- Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 56.99
"Pagan life seduces me a little more with each passing day. If it were possible today, I would change my religion and would joyfully embrace poetic paganism," wrote the Armenian poet Daniel Varuzhan in 1908. During the seven years that remained in his life, he wrote largely in this "pagan" vein. If it was an artistic endeavour,... more...