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  • American Pragmatism and Poetic Practiceby Kristen Case

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 75.00

    Wittgenstein wrote that "philosophy ought really to be written only as a form of poetry." Kristen Case's book argues that American poets from Emerson to Susan Howe have responded to the central problems of Western philosophy by enacting, in language, the continually shifting relation between mind and world that pragmatism announces. Case... more...

  • Selected Letters of Walt Whitmanby Edwin Haviland Miller

    University of Iowa Press 1990; US$ 31.00

    There has never been an edition of the selected letters of Walt Whitman, a remarkable fact considering how accustomed we are to becoming acquainted with major writers through their letters. Now Edwin Haviland Miller, editor of the six-volume collected writings of Whitman, has used his intimate knowledge of the "good gray poet's" correspondence... more...

  • Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"by Edwin Haviland Miller

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 39.95

    One of Walt Whitman's most loved and greatest poems, "Song of Myself" is an optimistic and inspirational look at the world. Originally published as part of "Leaves of Grass" in 1855, "Song of Myself" is as accessible and important today as when it was first written. Read "Song of Myself" and enjoy a true... more...

  • The Pragmatic Whitmanby Stephen John Mack

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

     In this surprisingly timely book, Stephen Mack examines Whitman’s particular and fascinating brand of patriotism: his far-reaching vision of democracy. For Whitman, loyalty to America was loyalty to democracy. Since the idea that democracy is not just a political process but a social and cultural process as well is associated with American... more...

  • Whitman East and Westby Ed Folsom

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    In Whitman East and West, fifteen prominent scholars track the surprising ways in which Whitman's poetry and prose continue to be meaningful at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering a broad range of issues--from ecology to children's literature, gay identity to China's May 4th Movement, nineteenth-century New York politics to the emerging... more...

  • Behind the Linesby Philip Metres

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    Behind the Lines investigates American war resistance poetry from the Second World War through the Iraq wars. Rather than simply chronicling the genre, Philip Metres argues that this poetry gets to the heart of who is authorized to speak about war and how it can be represented. As such, he explores a largely neglected area of scholarship: the poet’s... more...

  • Walt Whitman, Where the Future Becomes Presentby David Haven Blake; Michael Robertson

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 39.95

    Walt Whitman, Where the Future Becomes Present invigorates Whitman studies by garnering insights from a diverse group of writers and intellectuals. Writing from the perspectives of art history, political theory, creative writing, and literary criticism, the contributors place Whitman in the center of both world literature and American public life.... more...

  • Poet's Proseby Stephen Fredman; Albert Gelpi

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 42.00

    Poet's Prose is the first scholarly work devoted exclusively to American prose poetry and has been recognised as a pioneering study in contemporary American poetry. Many recent American poets have been writing prose; Fredman has set out to determine why and what it means. Three central works of American poets' prose are discussed in detail: William... more...

  • The Undiscovered Countryby William Logan

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    William Logan has been called both the "preeminent poet-critic of his generation" and the "most hated man in American poetry." For more than a quarter century, in the keen-witted and bare-knuckled reviews that have graced the New York Times Book Review , the Times Literary Supplement (London), and other journals, William Logan has delivered... more...

  • Counter-revolution of the Wordby Al Filreis

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    During the Cold War an unlikely coalition of poets, editors, and politicians converged in an attempt to discredit--if not destroy--the American modernist avant-garde. Ideologically diverse yet willing to bespeak their hatred of modern poetry through the rhetoric of anticommunism, these "anticommunist antimodernists," as Alan Filreis dubs them, joined... more...