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- Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 69.95
Thomas Gardner artistically describes Jesus?"the Word made flesh"?as a poem penned by God for the world, and John?author of the Fourth Gospel?as the poem's interpreter. John's structural patterns, repetitions, and narrative interventions invite readers to experience for themselves the beauty of the divine poem. John in the Company of Poets deepens... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
This book examines the function of repetition in the work of Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery. All three poets extensively employ and comment upon the effects of repetition, yet represent three distinct poetics, considerably removed from one another in stylistic and historical terms. At the same time, the three are engaged in a highly... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
The Architecture of Address traces the evolution of an American species of lyric capable of public pronouncement without polemic. Beginning with Whitman, Jake Adam York seeks to describe a kind of poem wherein the most ambitious poets--including Hart Crane and Robert Lowell--occupy and reconstruct important public spaces. This study argues that American... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00
Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as 'disgraceful.' And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass 'the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed,' calling it a 'combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald.' Published at the author's own... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00
This book gives readers a thorough introduction to the movements and schools of American poets in the twentieth century. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 49.95 US$ 43.29
This Concise Companion gives readers a rich sense of how the poetry produced in the United States during the twentieth century is connected to the country’s intellectual life more broadly. Helps readers to fully appreciate the poetry of the period by tracing its historical and cultural contexts. Written by prominent specialists in... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95 US$ 105.69
Written by a leading critic, this invigorating introduction to modernist American poetry conveys the excitement that can be generated by a careful reading of modernist poems. Encourages readers to identify with the modernists’ sense of the revolutionary possibilities of their art. Embraces four generations of modernist... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 40.99
This book looks closely at a handful of contemporary poets (John Ashbery, Amy Clampitt, Jorie Graham, Charles Tomlinson, and Charles Wright) and, less extensively, at some others, with an eye to explaining the art of description in poetry. How do poets see the world? What are they looking for? How do they transcribe their vision and make poems out... more...
- Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99
This study evaluates figure and form in contemporary poetry, especially the powers of simile and simile-like structures. Examining the works of Nemerov, Wilbur, Bowers, Hecht, Justice, Cunningham, Bishop, Van Duyn, Hollander, Pack, Kennedy, Ammons, Creeley, and Wright, Prunty argues that doubts about language, the tradition, and theistic assumptions... more...