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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.15
?One man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.? In this illuminating, innovative biography, Jonathan Bate, one of today?s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, has found a fascinating new way to tell the story of the great dramatist. Using the Bard?s own immortal list of a man?s seven ages in As You Like It , Bate deduces the... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 18.70
?What distinguished Clare is an unspectacular joy and a love for the inexorable one-thing-after-anotherness of the world? Seamus Heaney John Clare (1793-1864) was a great Romantic poet, with a name to rival that of Blake, Byron, Wordsworth or Shelley ? and a life to match. The ?poet?s poet?, he has a place in the national pantheon and, more tangibly,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 14.95
'The most important critical work for decades' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times In the brilliantly engaging style that characterised The Genius of Shakespeare , Jonathan Bate has written a series of compelling pieces on the link between literature and the environment and why poetry matters in the new millennium. In fascinating detail, Bate explains... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 12.46
With an introduction by Simon Callow Judgements about the quality of works of art begin in opinion. But for the last two hundred years only the wilfully perverse (and Tolstoy) have denied the validity of the opinion that Shakespeare was a genius. Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? And what makes it so endlessly adaptable to different... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
First published in 1991, Romantic Ecology reassesses the poetry of William Wordsworth in the context of the abiding pastoral tradition in English Literature. Jonathan Bate explores the politics of poetry and argues that contrary to critics who suggest that the Wordsworth was a reactionary who failed to represent the harsh economic reality of his... more...
- HarperCollins 2015; US$ 14.39
Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of nature, conservation, and ecology; of fishing and beasts in brooding landscapes. With an equal gift for poetry and prose, and with a soul as capacious as any poet in history, he was... more...
- HarperCollins 2016; US$ 13.49
Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain?s most important poets. With an equal gift for poetry and prose, he was also a prolific children?s writer and has been hailed as the greatest English letterwriter since John Keats. His magnetic personality and insatiable appetite for friendship,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction discusses why literature matters, how narrative works, and what is distinctly English about English literature. Jonathan Bate considers how we determine the content of the field, and looks at the three major kinds of imaginative literature - English poetry, English drama and The English novel. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 12.60
In this little book is one of the oldest of all remedies for stress: the reading of poetry. more...