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Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)

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  • The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Soulsby Kate Camp

    Victoria University Press 2010; US$ 8.00

    Taking a dark turn, this important New Zealand poet explores the legacy of a heretic who was burned at the stake in 1310 for writing a thesis called  Simple Annihilated Souls.  Answering back, modern souls offer their own lamentations in poems such as "The Tired Atheist" and "Driving on the Bypass." more...

  • Pearlby Jane Draycott; Bernard O'Donoghue

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    One of the great treasures of the British Library, this 14th-century poem is a work of brilliance. This new translation remakes the imaginative intensity of the original, in which a father sees his lost daughter on the far bank of a river in a dream landscape radiant with jewels. An account of loss and consolation that retains its force across six... more...

  • Between Two Windowsby Oli Hazzard

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99

    The first book of poems by Oli Hazzard, this compilation exposes its author as a consummate master of language, a gifted writer of free verse with the ability to write in traditional poetic forms and stretch the forms to their limits. Through lyrical poems and satires, this collection explores contrasting milieus such as city and country and reality... more...

  • Cultural Capitalby John Guillory

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 67.00

    John Guillory challenges the most fundamental premises of the canon debate by resituating the problem of canon formation in an entirely new theoretical framework. The result is a book that promises to recast not only the debate about the literary curriculum but also the controversy over "multiculturalism" and the current "crisis of the humanities."... more...

  • Chaucer's The Canterbury Talesby James L. Roberts

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2000; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Join Chaucer's band of pilgrims on their journey in CliffsNotes on The... more...

  • Donne, Castiglione and the Poetry of Courtlinessby Peter DeSa Wiggins

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 27.95

    Donne, Castiglione, and the Poetry of CourtlinessPeter DeSa Wiggins The influence of The Book of the Courtier on the work of John Donne. John Donne has been described as a "poet of ambition," who used his poems as agents in his quest for preferment among the elites of Elizabethan and... more...

  • The Tales of The Clerk and The Wife of Bathby Geoffrey Chaucer; Marion Wynne-Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 37.95

    The first feminist edition of these two tales. Wynne-Davies addresses the social and cultural context of the poems' production in a critical commentary to the texts. Also includes a line by line gloss and a historical introduction. more...

  • Sidney: The Critical Heritageby Dr Martin Garrett; Martin Garrett

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 225.00

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • John Donneby A.J. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work,enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels.... more...

  • Foucault and Literatureby Simon During

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...