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- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 12.00
Henry David Thoreau's vision of personal freedom is indelibly etched on the American consciousness. 'We need the tonic of wildness,' Thoreau wrote in Walden, and by turning his back on town amenities to build a house on Walden Pond in 1845, he helped shape our notions of the individual, subsistence, and a moral relation to nature. Raising white beans... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 46.99
Examines the particular forms that contemporary American poets favor and those they neglect. The poets' choices reveal both their ambitions and their limitations, the possibilities they discover, and the traditions they find unimaginable. The poetic forms discussed include: the sestina, ghazal, love sonnet, ballad, and heroic couplet. more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95
Contains seventeen essays by pre-eminent scholars representing a variety of critical perspectives that focus on Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". This book features contributors who treat Whitman's poetry, his biography, his politics, his reception in the United States and abroad, race and ethnic issues, and nineteenth-century America. more...
- Touchstone 2010; US$ 17.95
"Walk on the Wild Side," the first anthology to plumb the maze of American urban life, gives us the city in all its forms: ethnic, economic, religious, political, sexual, intellectual. Poet and novelist Nicholas Christopher has chosen 115 poems from sixty poets, representing more than twenty cities. These are not just poems "about" cities, or with... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 16.99
In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved from his parents? house in Concord, Massachusetts, to a one-room cabin on land owned by his mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson. After 26 months he transformed his stay in the woods into one of the most famous events in American history. In Walden x 40, adopting Thoreau?s own compositional method, Robert B. Ray takes up... more...
- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 59.99
In the half-century between 1890 and 1950, a variety of fields and disciplines, from musicology and literary studies to biology, psychology, genetics, and eugenics, expressed a profound interest in the subject of rhythm. In this book, Michael Golston recovers much of the work done in this area and situates it in the society, politics, and culture... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
Everyday Reading is the first full-length critical study of the culture surrounding American popular and commercial poetry in the twentieth century. Exploring poetry scrapbooks, old-time radio show recordings, advertising verse, corporate archives, and Hallmark greeting cards, among other unconventional sources, Mike Chasar casts American poetry as... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 129.00
This book investigates the inherent ?impossibilities? in the political thought of Adriano Olivetti, and seeks to determine whether the Olivettian ideal lacks true consistency, or if it is, rather, an idealism which does not lose sight of reality. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 66.00
Many writers are deservedly forgotten, yet not every act of erasure is just. John Townsend Trowbridge (1827−1916) was a prolific American writer whose novels, plays, and poems, though critically acclaimed in his day, have with good reason not been remembered. He wrote one poem, however, that has been unfairly consigned to oblivion. Guy Vernon... more...
- Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 31.99
Pursuing Privacy in Cold War America explores the relationship between confessional poetry and constitutional privacy doctrine, both of which emerged at the end of the 1950s. While the public declarations of the Supreme Court and the private declamations of the lyric poet may seem unrelated, both express the upheavals in American notions of privacy... more...