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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
?An unexpected story and a gem of a book.? ? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The incomparable Campbell McGrath, whom Outside magazine calls, ?A writer who could help save poetry from academia and get the rest of us reading it again,? delivers an astounding work: Shannon, an epic poem that traces the remarkable journey of the youngest ... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00
The Necessary Angel by Wallace Stevens "In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted his poems. Few poets have written so characteristically about their own craft." ? Perspective ? U.S.A. "These are rich... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 49.50
Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark... more...
- Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99
A charming biography that brings to life a famous figure of American literature and a distant, simpler age in the history of our country. If you were attending school in the late-nineteenth century, it's very likely that your teacher would have taught you to memorize lines from "The Village Blacksmith" by renowned poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. And... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1998; US$ 41.95
Until now, most teaching has focused on the novel as the most useful way of raising issues of gender, ethnicity, theory, nationality, politics and social class. In The Twentieth Century in Poetry Peter Childs places literature in a wider social context and demonstrates that all poetry is historically produced and consumed and is part of our understanding... more...
- HarperCollins US 2006; US$ 10.99
The Professor and the Madman , masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED , begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken.... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95
Edward FitzGerald gave the title The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam to his translation of poetry attributed to the Persian poet, astronomer and mathematician Omar Khayyam (1048-1123). The word "Rubaiyat" means quatrains - verses of four lines. These works by Fitzgerald are the best known English translations. This edition contains both the first... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Connoisseurs of world literature need to spend some time acquainting themselves with the Divan of Hafiz, one of the foremost collections of Persian verse. Scholars agree this volume has exerted a singularly important influence on Middle Eastern culture, akin to Shakespeare's role in the sphere of Western letters. more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2013; US$ 21.95
Pretty much every poet in every age has written about death and dying. Along with love, it might be the most popular subject in poetry. Yet, until now, no anthology has gathered the best and most famous of these verses in one place. This collection ranges dramatically. With more than 320 poems, it goes across all of history, from the ancients straight... more...