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  • The Lymond Poetryby PENGUIN GROUP (UK); Dorothy Dunnett; Elspeth Morrison

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 17.58

    A beautiful collection of Renaissance poetry, assembled by one of the world's finest historical novelists. Dorothy Dunnett died in November 2001. She left behind this anthology, chosen by her from the hundreds of poems which she used in her world-famous series of novels known as THE LYMOND CHRONICLES. It is a fascinating set of choices,... more...

  • A Mind Apartby Mark S. Bauer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 17.99

    Preface. Introduction. Poems. Thomas Hoccleve (1368/9-c.1426). from "Hoccleve Remembers His Madness". from "Anxious Thought". Charles d'Orleans (1394-1465). I am Forsaken. Farewell this World. William Dunbar (1460-1520). In Winter. Alexander Barclay (1475-1552). from "Ship of Fools". Anonymous (published 1500). A Song... more...

  • Songs of Actionby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    If you have always thought of Arthur Conan Doyle as a hyper-rational one-trick pony, it's time to reevaluate your assumptions. This volume of verse from the beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes adds a starkly different dimension to his literary oeuvre. Linked by martial themes, the poems collected in Songs of Action are stirring and thought-provoking. more...

  • New Poetries VIby Michael Schmidt; Helen Tookey

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 18.94

    ‘With this, the sixth New Poetries,? write the editors, ‘the anthology series comes of age. It is twenty-one years since New Poetries I set the pattern, introducing new and relatively new writers, among them Sophie Hannah, Vona Groarke and Miles Champion, three poets so different that their art had to go into the plural.? And there it has stayed:... more...

  • A Second Book of Broadsheets (Routledge Revivals)by Various

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, together with A Book of Broadsheets makes up an anthology of the 1915 broadsheets distributed by The Times to members of H.M. Forces serving in the trenches of World War I. The volume contains a wide variety of rich literature from before the war and was designed to give soldiers entertainment. It includes extracts from the works of... more...

  • Poems of the Past and the Presentby Thomas Hardy

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Though best remembered as one of the foremost Victorian realists who created classic works of fiction like Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy always considered himself to be more a poet than a novelist at heart. Over time, critics and fans alike have warmed to Hardy's verse, and his influence has been cited by several... more...

  • Dancing Bears (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    The twisted loyalties and violence in teenage gangs is laid bare. This play was originally published in the volume Charged , a collection of plays about the lives of women in the criminal justice system, and was commissioned and premiered by Clean Break , a theatre and education company working with women whose lives have been affected by the... more...

  • Platonism and the English Imaginationby Anna Baldwin; Sarah Hutton

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 32.00

    The first comprehensive overview of the influence of Platonism on English literature. more...

  • Auld Reekieby Ralph Lownie

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78

    For centuries, Edinburgh has inspired affection, admiration and awe amongst visitors and residents alike, and in this widely praised anthology Ralph Lownie draws on an expansive range of sources, including speeches, memoirs, letters, poems, novels and journals, to capture the unique spirit of Scotland's capital. Alongside the set-pieces, familiar... more...

  • Lost on Treasure Islandby Steve Friedman

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    When Midwesterner Steve Friedman arrived in Manhattan, the land of the quick and the mean, raring to go and ready to conquer, he soon found pitfalls and pratfalls more numerous and perilous than he had ever imagined. Here is his utterly honest, often hilarious, self-deprecating account of those fateful years, starting with his first job at GQ and... more...