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  • 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$ 48.95

    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$ 150.00

    This Concise Companion gives readers a rich sense of how the poetry produced in the United States during the twentieth century is connected to the country’s intellectual life more broadly. Helps readers to fully appreciate the poetry of the period by tracing its historical and cultural contexts. Written by prominent specialists in... more...

  • The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetryby Charles Altieri

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95

    Written by a leading critic, this invigorating introduction to modernist American poetry conveys the excitement that can be generated by a careful reading of modernist poems. Encourages readers to identify with the modernists? sense of the revolutionary possibilities of their art. Embraces four generations of modernist American... more...

  • "Fallen from the Symboled World"by Wyatt Prunty

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99

    This study evaluates figure and form in contemporary poetry, especially the powers of simile and simile-like structures. Examining the works of Nemerov, Wilbur, Bowers, Hecht, Justice, Cunningham, Bishop, Van Duyn, Hollander, Pack, Kennedy, Ammons, Creeley, and Wright, Prunty argues that doubts about language, the tradition, and theistic assumptions... more...

  • A Historical Guide to Walt Whitmanby David S. Reynolds

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 43.99

    Few authors are so well suited to historical study as Whitman, who is widely considered America's greatest poet. This Guide combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Whitman's diverse contexts. The essays explore dimensions of Whitman's dynamic relationship to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual... more...

  • Questions of Possibilityby David Caplan

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 49.99

    Questions of Possibility examines the particular forms that contemporary American poets favor and those they neglect. The poets' choices reveal both their ambitions and their limitations, the new possibilities they discover and the traditions they find unimaginable. The poetic forms discussed include the sestina, ghazal, love sonnet, ballad, and... more...