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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Poetry 1660-1780, originally published in 1981, considers poetry written between 1660 and 1780, a period which, although largely recovered from its nineteenth-century reputation, still attracts widely varying critical responses. Abandoning the old labels such as ?neoclassicism?, ?romanticism? and ?sensibility?, the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95
Both male and female poets cross the gender line: men assume a female voice and women a male voice. The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verse is a fascinating collection of such poems, beginning in the age of Chaucer and working its way through to the present day. Together these poems offer a unique collection of masks, personae and voices,... more...
- Carcanet 2011; US$ 7.26
Inspired by the flotsam of contemporary culture, Philip Terry transforms Shakespeare's sonnet sequence into a celebration of language unleashed. The results are as disrespectful and anarchic as a cartoon - and as assured in their control of line. Philip Terry, an acclaimed translator of the poetry of Raymond Queneau, plays language games by the rules... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Rossell Hope Robbins collaborated with Carleton Brown in the publishing of the Index of Middle English Verse in 1943. With John L. Cutler, associate professor of English in the University of Kentucky, he has now compiled a supplement to the Index incorporating those texts published since 1943. At the same time, the two have completely revised... more...
- Birlinn 2011; US$ 11.83
William McGonagall was born in Edinburgh in 1830. His father was a poor hand-loom weaver, and his work took his family to Glasgow, then to Dundee. William attended school for eighteen months before the age of seven, and received no further formal education. Later, as a mill worker, he used to read books in the evening, taking great interest in Shakespeare's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Of interest to interdisciplinary historians as well as those in various other fields, this book presents the first publication of 14 poems ranging from 12 to 3,000 lines. The poems are printed in the chronological order of their composition, from Elizabethan to Augustan times, but nine of them are verse translations of works from earlier periods in... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Expanding the scholarly conversation about anonymity in Renaissance England, this essay collection explores the phenomenon in all its variety of methods and genres as well as its complex relationship with its alter ego, attribution studies. Contributors address such questions as these: What were the consequences of publishing and reading anonymous... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 32.00
Through interviews with leading writers (including Ahdaf Soueif and Hanif Kureishi), this book analyzes the writing and opinions of novelists of Muslim heritage based in the UK. Discussion centres on writers' work, literary techniques, and influences, and on their views of such issues as the hijab, the war on terror and the Rushdie Affair. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 43.99
A striking reminder that some of the best-known and most well-respected poems of the Romantic era were sonnets, this work traces the sonnet revival in England from its beginning in the hands of Thomas Edwards to its culmination in the poetry of Elizabeth Barret Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 59.99
From John Milton to D.H. Lawrence, poets have found creative inspiration in the Bible. This is part of a two-volume work which surveys poetic works inspired by religion in varied forms. It offers an unusual format which presents the original biblical passage alongside each poem. more...