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  • 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...

  • Walden x 40by Robert B. Ray

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreauby Henry D. Thoreau; Robert N. Hudspeth

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 99.50

    This is the inaugural volume in the first full-scale scholarly edition of Thoreau's correspondence in more than half a century. When completed, the edition's three volumes will include every extant letter written or received by Thoreau--in all, almost 650 letters, roughly 150 more than in any previous edition, including dozens that have never before... 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...

  • 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 Erotic Whitmanby Vivian R. Pollak

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In this provocative analysis of Whitman's exemplary quest for happiness, Vivian Pollak skillfully explores the intimate relationships that contributed to his portrayal of masculinity in crisis. She maintains that in representing himself as a characteristic nineteenth-century American and in proposing to heal national ills, Whitman was trying to temper... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetryby Christopher Beach

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    This book gives readers a thorough introduction to the movements and schools of American poets in the twentieth century. more...