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  • Rebel Soulsby Justin Martin

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Justin Martin is the author of three highly praised previous biographies: Greenspan: the Man behind Money, Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon , and Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted . As one of the few journalists to gain access to Greenspan, Martin produced a best-selling biography of the secretive Fed chairman, selected as a notable... more...

  • Walt Whitman Among the French: Poet and Mythby Betsy Erkkila

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    As the first full treatment of Walt Whitman's French sources and his later impact on French writers, this book revises our image of the poet and challenges many critical assumptions. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the... more...

  • A Place for Humilityby Christine Gerhardt

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are widely acknowledged as two of America?s foremost nature poets, primarily due to their explorations of natural phenomena as evocative symbols for cultural developments, individual experiences, and poetry itself. Yet for all their metaphorical suggestiveness, Dickinson?s and Whitman?s poems about the natural world... more...

  • The Objectivist Nexusby Rachel Blau DuPlessis; Peter Quartermain; Eric Homberger; Peter Middleton; Burton Hatlen; Alan Golding; Charles Altieri; Yves di Manno; Charles Bernstein; John Seed; Michael Heller; Norman Finkelstein; Peter Nichols; Robert Franciosi; Andrew Crozier; Stephen Fredman; Ming-Qian Ma

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    "Objectivist" writers, conjoined through a variety of personal, ideological, and literary-historical links, have, from the late 1920s to the present, attracted emulation and suspicion. Representing a nonsymbolist, postimagist poetics and characterized by a historical, realist, antimythological worldview, Objectivists have retained their outsider... more...

  • Sustainable Poetryby Leonard M. Scigaj

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    Focusing on the work of A.R. Ammons, Wendell Berry, W.S. Merwin, and Gary Snyder, author Leonard Scigaj shows that just as a sustainable society does not depreciate its resource base, so a sustainable poetry does not restrict interest to language. Over the past thirty years many poets have shown an increasing sensitivity to ecological thinking. But... more...

  • The Place of Poetryby Christopher Clausen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Since the end of the eighteenth century, Christopher Clausen asserts, poetry has steadily declined in cultural status in the English-speaking world, yielding its former place as a bearer of truth to the advancing sciences. As the position of poetry was more and more threatened, its defenders made ever higher claims for its importance, even maintaining... more...

  • Writing/Teachingby Paul Kameen

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 23.95

    2001 CCCC Outstanding Book Award The vast majority of academic books are written from the scholar?s position, even those that primarily concern teaching. Writing/Teaching , on the other hand, is a book about teaching written from the position of the teacher. As the title suggests, Kameen?s book is split into two halves?yet both, in different... 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...