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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95
Modernist poetry heralded a radical new aesthetic of experimentation, pioneering new verse forms and subjects, and changing the very notion of what it meant to be a poet. This volume examines T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme and Ezra Pound, three of the most influential figures of the modernist movement, and argues that we cannot dissociate their bold, inventive... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Auguries of Innocence is the first book of poetry from Patti Smith in more than a decade. It marks a major accomplishment from a poet and performer who has inscribed her vision of our world in powerful anthems, ballads, and lyrics. In this intimate and searing collection of poems, Smith joins in that great tradition of troubadours, journeymen,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 18.00
In 1952 and 1953 as he wandered around America, Jack Kerouac jotted down spontaneous prose poems, or "sketches" as he called them, on small notebooks that he kept in his shirt pockets. The poems recount his travels?New York, North Carolina, Lowell (Massachusetts, Kerouac?s birthplace), San Francisco, Denver, Kansas, Mexico?observations, and meditations... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 75.00
Contains entries on Walt Whitman's poems, from the widely recognized "Song of Myself," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," to his minor works. It also contains entries on Whitman's family, friends, relatives, and acquaintances; and important places where he... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00
For the first time, the complete collection of Maya Angelou's published poems-including "On the Pulse of Morning"-in a permanent collectible, handsome hardcover edition. From the Hardcover edition. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 44.99
Foreword by John Hollander. Introduction. 1. "'Unforced Marches': A Virgilian Memoir". 2. "Wordsworth's Aeneid". 3. "Some Lucretian Elements in Wordsworth". 4. "Keats's 'Coming Muskrose' and Shakespeare's 'Profound Verdure'". 5. "Peter Grimes: The Development of a Hero".... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 30.00
Walt Whitman "is America," according to Ezra Pound. More than a century after his death, Whitman's name regularly appears in political speeches, architectural inscriptions, television programs, and films, and it adorns schools, summer camps, truck stops, corporate centers, and shopping malls. In an analysis of Whitman as a quintessential American... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00
"Poetry makes nothing happen," wrote W. H. Auden in 1939, expressing a belief that came to dominate American literary institutions in the late 1940s--the idea that good poetry cannot, and should not, be politically engaged. By contrast, Michael Thurston here looks back to the 1920s and 1930s to a generation of poets who wrote with the precise hope... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Robert Sullivan, the New York Times bestselling author of Rats and Cross Country , delivers a revolutionary reconsideration of Henry David Thoreau for modern readers of the seminal transcendentalist. Dispelling common notions of Thoreau as a lonely eccentric cloistered at Walden Pond, Sullivan (whom the New York Times Book Review calls ?an urban... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00
A remarkably engaging work of literary analysis, this book employs biography and cultural history to explore the scene of the abandoned house in the lives and work of Frost, Bishop, and Ashbery. more...