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  • Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as 'disgraceful.' And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass 'the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed,' calling it a 'combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald.' Published at the author's own... more...

  • Walden and Other Writingsby Henry David Thoreau

    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...

  • From Modernism to Postmodernismby Jennifer Ashton

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 29.00

    Jennifer Ashton develops important ways to read modernist and postmodernist poets through their similarities as well as their differences. more...

  • Questions of Possibilityby David Caplan

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Walt Whitmanby M. Jimmie Killingsworth

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 22.00

    Focusing on his masterpiece Leaves of Grass, this book provides a foundation for the study of Whitman. more...

  • Leaves of Grassby Susan Belasco

    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...

  • Walk On The Wild Sideby Nicholas Christopher

    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...

  • Guy Vernonby John Townsend Trowbridge; William Logan

    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...

  • Pursuing Privacy in Cold War Americaby Deborah Nelson

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • At the Drop of a Hatby Susan Lacey

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    Susan Lacey, A Chilterns Poet, debuts in this, her first ever book featuring a wide selection of her poetry used when performing, as well as a more varied selection from her repertoire. Susan has become synonymous for her poetry and music, with performance poetry taking centre stage. Susan?s poetry mixes the humorous with the serious in an amazing... more...