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  • Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasureby William Logan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    William Logan has been a thorn in the side of American poetry for more than three decades. Though he has been called the “most hated man in American poetry,? his witty and articulate reviews have reminded us how muscular good reviewing can be. These new essays and reviews take poetry at its word, often finding in its hardest cases the greatest reasons... more...

  • Walden and Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    The oft-quoted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for two works: Walden and Civil Disobedience . Walden , first published in 1854, documents the time Thoreau spent living with nature in a hand-built cabin in the woods near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. A minor work in its own time, Walden burgeoned in popularity during the counter... more...

  • Free Verseby Charles O. Hartman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To make sense of free verse" in theory or in practice, the whole study of prosody--the function of rhythm in poetry--must be revised and rethought. Stating this as the issue that poets and critics have faced in the past century, Charles Hartman takes up the challenge and develops a theory of prosody that includes the most characteristic forms of twentieth-century... more...

  • Acts of Mindby Richard Jackson

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 32.95

    “There have been any number of books of interview with contemporary writers, but none precisely like this one. The author/editor has somehow managed to get these very different poets to follow his lead and (in many cases for the first time anywhere) to reveal much about their intellectual habits, assumptions, and preconceptions.  In almost... more...

  • Walk On The Wild Sideby Nicholas Christopher

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 13.99

    "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...

  • Whitman among the Bohemiansby Joanna Levin; Edward Whitley

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    For several years just before and just after his 1860 edition of  Leaves of Grass  appeared, Walt Whitman regularly frequented Pfaff?s beer cellar in downtown Manhattan. The basement bar was the very center of mid-nineteenth-century American bohemian activity and was heavily patronized by writers, artists, musicians, actors, intellectuals, and radicals... 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...

  • The American Puritan Elegyby Jeffrey A. Hammond

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00

    Jeffrey Hammond's study takes an anthropological approach to the most popular form of poetry in early New England - the funeral elegy. more...

  • Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman; Malcolm Cowley

    Penguin Group US 1961; US$ 11.99

    ?I am large, I contain multitudes? When Walt Whitman self-published his Leaves of Grass in July 1855, he altered the course of literary history. One of the greatest masterpieces of American literature, it redefined the rules of poetry while describing the soul of the American character. Throughout his great career, Whitman continuously revised,... more...

  • Archie and Amelieby Donna M. Lucey

    Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 11.99

    John Armstrong Chanler?known as Archie to his family?was an heir to the Astor fortune, an eccentric, dashing, and handsome millionaire. Amélie Rives, from a Southern family and the goddaughter of Robert E. Lee, was a daring author, a stunning temptress, and a woman ahead of her time. Filled with glamour, mystery, and madness, their love affair and... more...