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- Penguin Publishing Group 1961; US$ 13.00
Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 16.00
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...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 129.99
This text surveys African American poetry between the onset of the Depression and the early days of the Cold War. It considers the relationship between the thematic and formal choices of African American poets, and organized ideology from "proletarian" early 1930s to the "neo-modernist" late 1940s. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.95
Offering an account of 40 years of American poetry, the author argues that the work of Robert Lowell and those who followed his reflective style should not now be viewed as a "breakthrough" narrative, due to changing concepts of what constitutes modernism and the over-use of the term "post-modern". more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 40.99
How do poets see the world? What are they looking for? How do they transcribe their vision and make poems out of their observations? This work looks at poets (John Ashbery, Amy Clampitt, Jorie Graham, Charles Tomlinson, and Charles Wright), with an eye to explain the art of description in poetry. more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 35.00
This examination of the lives and poetic works of Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Adrienne Rich and Gwendolyn Brooks focuses on the historical struggles between women writers and feminists. It traces the conflict that has taken place through the generations. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99
This biography recounts Walt Whitman's experiences of the American Civil War. For nearly three years, the erstwhile poet immersed himself in the devastation of the war, tending to thousands of wounded soldiers and recording his experience with immediacy and compassion. more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 9.99
From writer, critic, and popular cultural icon bell hooks comes a seductive portrait of passion in fifty soul-stirring poems. When Angels Speak of Love heralds the debut of a major new poet: bell hooks. World renowned for her courageous, provocative intellectual writing and her alluring charisma, hooks poetically engages the erotic imagination... more...