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- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 85.00
Invoking Goethe's name has become fashionable again. With new methods and technologies of reading threatening to render literature virtual and insubstantial, we have the sense that "Goethe's ghosts" - otherwise neglected voices and traditions that, finding their most trenchant expression in Goethe, inform the Western storehouse of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95
An excerpt from the poem, Wild Gratitude: "Tonight when I knelt down next to our cat, Zooey, And put my fingers into her clean cat's mouth, And rubbed her swollen belly that will never know kittens, And watched her wriggle onto her side, pawing the air, And listened to her solemn little squeals of delight, I was thinking about the poet, Christopher... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
A classic anthology of American poetry, from the colonial beginnings in the seventeenth century right through to the twentieth century. From Anne Bradstreet to Ralph Waldo Emerson, from William Carlos Williams to Walt Whitman, from Emily Dickenson to Ai, this collection ranges widely across the American poetic spectrum. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Wolfram von Eschenbach (fl. c. 1195-1225), best known as the author of Parzival, based Willehalm , his epic poem of military prowess and courtly love, on the style and subject matter of an Old French "chanson de geste." In it he tells of the love of Willehalm for Giburc, a Saracen woman converted to Christianity, and its consequences. Seeking... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
Kleinzahler's poetry is, as ever, concerned with permeability: voices, places, the real and the dreamed, the present and the past, colliding and intersecting and spilling over into each other. Whether the voice embodied is that of 'an adult male of late middle age, // about to weep among the avocados and citrus fruits / in a vast, overlit room next... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 16.00
In The Lame God , author M. B. McLatchey reminds us of the inevitable bond between art and empathy. With a controlled language that finds its echo chamber in the immortal themes and characters of classical literature, this courageous work accompanies the author on her journey through a parent?s anguish in the face of a horrific crime. Using the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 35.00
A rare and beautifully produced "accordion" book by renowned novelist and poet Anne Michaels and acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein that will cause a stir for both its form and its content. Anne Michaels's resonant book-length poem--which unfolds on one side of the pages of this accordion book--ranges from the universal to the intimate,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 30.95
How do we know that Emily Dickinson wrote poems? How do we recognize a poem when we see one? In Dickinson's Misery , Virginia Jackson poses fundamental questions about reading habits we have come to take for granted. Because Dickinson's writing remained largely unpublished when she died in 1886, decisions about what it was that Dickinson wrote have... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00
In a fresh reading of Gulliver's Travels and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , Atkins draws parallels between the protagonists: both Lemuel Gulliver and Stephen Dedalus flee from the burdens of life, seeking a transcendent existence. The study sheds important new light on both novels as essential critiques of modern misunderstandings.... more...