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  • When Angels Speak of Loveby bell hooks

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 9.99

    From writer, critic, and popular cultural icon bell hooks comes a seductive portrait of passion in fifty soul-stirring poems. When Angels Speak of Love heralds the debut of a major new poet: bell hooks. World renowned for her courageous, provocative intellectual writing and her alluring charisma, hooks poetically engages the erotic imagination... more...

  • The Better Angelby Roy Morris

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    This biography recounts Walt Whitman's experiences of the American Civil War. For nearly three years, the erstwhile poet immersed himself in the devastation of the war, tending to thousands of wounded soldiers and recording his experience with immediacy and compassion. more...

  • Thoreau's Waldenby Joseph R. McElrath

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Walden, you discover the most important work of Henry... more...

  • The Other Orpheusby Merrill Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 150.00

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Poetry and Repetitionby Krystyna Mazur

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the function of repetition in the work of Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery. All three poets extensively employ and comment upon the effects of repetition, yet represent three distinct poetics, considerably removed from one another in stylistic and historical terms. At the same time, the three are engaged in a highly... more...

  • The Architecture of Addressby Jake Adam York

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The Architecture of Address traces the evolution of an American species of lyric capable of public pronouncement without polemic. Beginning with Whitman, Jake Adam York seeks to describe a kind of poem wherein the most ambitious poets--including Hart Crane and Robert Lowell--occupy and reconstruct important public spaces. This study argues that American... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetryby Christopher Beach

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    This book gives readers a thorough introduction to the movements and schools of American poets in the twentieth century. more...

  • A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetryby Stephen Fredman

    Wiley 2008; US$ 145.95

    This book offers a fresh and comprehensive reading of modern American poetry in several important ways. It takes in the whole of the twentieth century instead of dividing into decades like the twenties and thirties or into periods labelled Modernism and Postmodernism. Moreover, instead of focusing on individual poets, the successive chapters relate... more...

  • The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetryby Charles Altieri

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    "Altieri reads modernist poetry with deep attention and pleasure because he believes that the “gamble” taken by modernism is worth our continued respect. That gamble is the possibility that these poems are not “an accompaniment to the world but the realization of how mind and world become one dynamic field.” Situating the experiments... more...

  • T. S. Eliotby Jewel Spears Brooker

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 60.00

    This volume presents the most comprehensive gathering of reviews of T. S. Eliot's work ever assembled. more...