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- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 6.95
In 1915, Edgar Lee Masters published a book of dramatic monologues written in free verse about a fictional town called Spoon River, based on the Midwestern towns where he grew up. The shocking scandals and secret tragedies of Spoon River were immediately recognized by readers as authentic. Masters raises the dead ?sleeping on the hill? in their village... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
In a major review in The New Republic of John Hollander's two earlier books, Tesserae and Selected Poetry (both 1993), Vernon Shetley said, "John Hollander's poetry has shown a visionary power just often enough to secure him a place as one of the major figures of our moment." Figurehead, a lively, varied, and technically dazzling book, confirms... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00
?Perfection is a rare accomplishment, particularly in American poetry, and the perfection of much of Hollander?s work makes it essential reading for anyone who genuinely cares for the craft of poetry. But in our fallen world we seem fated to value power of perfection, and John Hollander?s poetry has shown a visionary power just often enough to secure... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 26.00
A glorious new collection from one of our most distinguished poets. Here are poems that explore the ways in which ordinary objects open doors to the more hidden, subconscious truths of our inner selves: a bird of ?countless colors? calls to mind ?the echo . . . / of an inner event / From my forgotten past?; a subway bee sting conjures up quick unlikely... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
In this deeply philosophical and highly inventive new collection, John Hollander, the distinguished author of numerous books of poetry, offers profound yet playful meditations on the reflective mind and on the words with which we come to know the world. In forms as varied as sonnets, songs, and ancient odes, he muses over the ways we use (and misuse)... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00
From The Horse That, Trotting The horse that, trotting with open heart Against the wind, achieves bend and flow Will live forever. So far, so good, But they never do, until too late, Bend properly and time spreads from The momentary hesitations Of their spines, circles their tossing necks, Falls from their teeth... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95
rom one of the most brilliant and widely read of all American poets, a generous selection of lyrics, dramatic monologues, and narrative poems--all of them steeped in the wayward and isolated beauty of Frost's native New England. Includes his classics "Mending Wall, " "Birches, " and "The Road Not Taken, " as well as poems less famous but equally great. more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 14.95
Reproduced from the 1948 edition of The Home Place , the Bison Book edition brings back into print an important early work by one of the most highly regarded of contemporary American Writers. This account in first-person narrative and photographs of the one-day visit of Clyde Muncy to "the home place" at Lone Tree, Nebraska, has been called "as... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 34.99
The recent economic crisis in the United States has highlighted a crisis of understanding. In this volume, Bradley C. S. Watson and Joseph Postell bring together some of America's most eminent thinkers on political economy?an increasingly overlooked field wherein political ideas and economic theories mutually inform each other. Only through a restoration... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 43.99
Technology and Values provides a highly useful collection of essays organized around issues related to science, technology, public health, economics, the environment, and ethical theory. The editors present effective introductions that provide background information as well as philosophical tools and case studies to facilitate understanding of the... more...