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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1984; US$ 12.95
Published in 1919 when Lewis was only twenty, these early poems give an insight into the author's youthful agnosticism. The poems are written in various metrical forms, but are unified by a central idea, expressing his conviction that nature was malevolent and beauty the only true spirituality. Preface by Walter Hooper. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.95
Silence Fell marks the American debut of an extraordinary poet from the remote north of England. The poems are set on a sheep farm in the northern mountains and tell the story -- in the form of a modern shepherd?s calendar -- of Josephine Dickinson?s marriage to a Cumbrian sheep farmer, a man more than twice her age, and their life together, until... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95
Beloved for his fanciful and engrossing children?s literature, controversial for his enthusiasm for British imperialism, Rudyard Kipling remains one of the most widely read writers of Victorian and modern English literature. In addition to writing more than two dozen works of fiction, including Kim and The Jungle Book , Kipling was a prolific poet,... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2013; US$ 21.84
Scottish history is unarguably rich and a number of notable anniversaries are looming, not least the quincentenary of Flodden in 2013 and the 700-year-anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn in 2014. There's no better time, then, for Scottish History in Verse. This unique anthology consists of some 230 poems and songs that mark various... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99
Combining precise attention to detail with linguistic virtuosity and a dry humor, promising young Irish poet Caoilinn Hughes traces the parallels between scientific exploration and poetic venturing in this strong debut collection. Several of the poems, which concern themselves with the language and processes of science, were award winners before being... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99
Seamus Heaney's Nobel Lecture is a powerful defense of poetry as "the ship and the anchor" of our spirit within an ocean of violent, divisive politics and "world-sorrow." Beginning with the "creaturely existence" of his childhood in a thatched farmstead in rural County Derr, Heaney traces his path in "the wideness of language." It is a way forged... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99
Seamus Heaney's new collection starts "In an age of bare hands and cast iron" and ends as "The automatic lock / clunks shut" in the eerie new conditions of a menaced twenty-first century. In their haunted, almost visionary clarity, the poems assay the weight and worth of what has been held in the hand and in the memory. Images out of a childhood... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99
A powerful new collection by the bestselling translator of Beowulf . In the finland of perch, the fenland of alder, on air That is water, on carpets of Bann stream, on hold In the everything flows and steady go of the world. --from "Perch" Seamus Heaney's new collection travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 12.99
Field Work is the record of four years during which Seamus Heaney left the violence of Belfast to settle in a country cottage with his family in Glanmore, County Wicklow. Heeding ?an early warning system to get back inside my own head,? Heaney wrote poems with a new strength and maturity, moving from the political concerns of his landmark volume... more...