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  • Carminaby Gaius Valerius Catullus; Len Krisak

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 19.99

    The works of poet Catullus have long been a companion for both lovers and those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures his mordant, scathing wit and also the concise tenderness, the famous love for reluctant Lesbia who is made present in these new versions.... more...

  • A C. H. Sisson Readerby C. H. Sisson; Charlie Louth; Patrick McGuinness

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 30.99

    This book is the most comprehensive collection of essays, criticisms, and analyses of the author C. H. Sisson, dubbed as ?one of the great translators of our time? by the Times Literary Supplement . This work provides an insightful look into C. H. Sisson?s work and that of his peers, and provides readers with a better understanding of the state of... more...

  • Chris McCully: Selected Poemsby Chris McCully

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 19.99

    Featuring sonnets, sestinas, villanelles, and translations from Old English, this compilation by Dutch poet Chris McCully spans 16 years of his work. A meditation on extinction, this supple, sparing verse celebrates the fragile place in which we live as it reveals the author?s engagement with language and the poetic form. Inspired in part by Anglo... more...

  • A Recipe for Waterby Gillian Clarke

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 9.99

    Using water as a contemplative device, this anthology examines themes of war, womanhood, time, and the environment. Individual poems focus on a range of topics—from the seemingly unremarkable contents of a bottle of spring water to the more global issue of rising ocean levels. Rain, drought, flood, thirst, rivers, and oceans inspire this thought-provoking... more...

  • Over the Land and Over the Seaby Peter Swaab; Edward Lear

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 29.99

    Comic invention and an unrestrained sense of the absurd are explored in this collection of one of England's best-loved poets. Adored by generations of nonsense-loving children and treasured by adults conscious of the subtle melancholy that underlies the fun, these writings whisk readers away not only to the fabled lands of the Jumblies and the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo... more...

  • Hope Mirrlees: Collected Poemsby Hope Mirrlees; Sandeep Parmar

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 23.95

    Spanning several decades of her life, multiple continents, and significant events, this collection of Hope Mirrlees?s poetry includes previously unpublished work and the modernist writer?s later poems and essays, written circa 1920. Also included is the full text of Paris: A Poem —a daylong, psycho-geographical flânerie through the streets and metro... more...

  • I Found It at the Moviesby Philp French

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 31.95

    For nearly half a century, Philip French?s writing on cinema has been essential reading for filmgoers, cinephiles, and anyone who enjoys witty, intelligent engagement with the big screen. This collection brings together some of the best of French?s film writing from 1964 to 2009 and explores a variety of topics, including British cinema, the Addams... more...

  • Ifs and Butsby Frederic Raphael

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 23.95

    Witty and stylish, these extracts from Frederic Raphael?s journal chronicle the life and reflections of the screenwriter. Of special interest to film enthusiasts, this candid memoir includes encounters with David Garnett and Rebecca West—and their vivid recollections of H. G. Wells, Lytton Strachey, D. H. Lawrence, and London?s Bloomsbury—in addition... more...

  • In Mortal Memoryby Andrew McNeillie

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 15.95

    Joyful, elegiac, and immediate, these lyric and often celebratory poems engage personal and natural history, nation-states and mental states, violence, religion, and poetry itself. An ecologically focused collection, each poem affirms life as all-becoming, dwelling on metaphors such as mountains and valleys, the changing seasons, and the vastness... more...

  • Laughing at the Kingby Peter Pindar; Fenella Copplestone

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 20.95

    Reveling in the sycophancy and classist pretensions of England?s courts in the late 18th century, this ribald collection of satirical verse specializes in lampooning the public and private lives of the decadent British monarchy. Containing the bitingly controversial social commentary of medical man turned political satirist, Dr. John Wolcott, and... more...