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  • Walt Whitmanby Richard Chase

    University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 36.00

    Walt Whitman - American Writers 9 was first published in 1961. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • Henry D. Thoreau - American Writers 90by Leon Edel

    University of Minnesota Press 1970; US$ 36.00

    A concise survey of the life of the poet and naturalist pays special attention to the writing of Walden. more...

  • John Greenleaf Whittier’s Poetryby Robert Penn Warren

    University of Minnesota Press 1971; US$ 67.50

    In this volume Robert Warren Penn, the noted critic, poet, and novelist, provides a major new appraisal of the once enormously popular New England port, John Greenleaf Whittier, along with his selection of 36 of Whittier's poems. Through Warren's perceptive and illuminating discussion, the significance of Whittier as a writer for our time becomes... more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Walt Whitmanby Frank D. Casale

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Walt Whitman's passionate writing style and bold subject matter have deeply influenced American poetry. This book discusses twenty of his most commonly read and studied poems. It features ideas for essay topics to assist students in developing critical-thinking skills. more...

  • Lightheadby Terrance Hayes

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Poetry In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air, his poems braid dream and reality into a poetry that is both dark and buoyant. Cultural icons as diverse as Fela Kuti, Harriet... more...

  • Burn Lakeby Carrie Fountain

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 18.00

    Selected for the 2009 National Poetry Series by Natasha Trethewey Set in southern New Mexico, where her family's multi­cultural history is deeply rooted, the poems in Carrie Fountain's first collection explore issues of progress, history, violence, sexuality, and the self. Burn Lake weaves together the experience of life in the rapidly changing... more...

  • Horoscopes for the Deadby Billy Collins

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    WINNER?BEST POETRY?GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSWEEK /THE DAILY BEAST NATIONAL BESTSELLER   Billy Collins is widely acknowledged as a prominent player at the table of modern American poetry. And in this smart, lyrical, and mischievous collection of poetry, which covers the everlasting... more...

  • American Modernist Poetsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 54.00

    The rise of modernism marked one of the major transitional periods in contemporary literature. The American modernist poets created a rich legacy in their verse explorations of a world touched by war, rapid industrialization, and the growing perceived alienation of the individual. The innovators featured in this volume include Ezra Pound, e.e. cummings,... more...

  • A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreauby Jack Turner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 28.00

    The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated scholars, activists, and ecologists for more than a century. Less attention has been paid, however, to the author's political philosophy and its influence on American public life. Although Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has long since become a touchstone of world history, the... more...

  • A Political Companion to Walt Whitmanby John E. Seery

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 28.00

    The works of Walt Whitman have been described as masculine, feminine, postcolonial, homoerotic, urban, organic, unique, and democratic, yet arguments about the extent to which Whitman could or should be considered a political poet have yet to be fully confronted. Some scholars disregard Whitman's understanding of democracy, insisting on separating... more...