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  • 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...

  • Burn Lakeby Carrie Fountain

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    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...

  • Lightheadby Terrance Hayes

    Penguin Publishing Group 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 Tubman,... 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...

  • The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1861by Henry David Thoreau; Damion Searls; John Stilgoe

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 22.95

    Henry David Thoreau?s  Journal  was his life?s work: the daily practice of writing that accompanied his daily walks, the workshop where he developed his books and essays, and a project in its own right?one of the most intensive explorations ever made of the everyday environment, the revolving seasons, and the changing self. It is a treasure trove of... 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...

  • 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 to... 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...