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Poetry

  • Call Waitingby David C. Ward

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    This full-length poetry collection from art historian David C. Ward combines wry meditations on 21st-century life, work, and family with observations of America?its landscapes, its history, its social and foreign policy. Ward?s poems are peopled by those who seem never quite able to inhabit their own lives: from well-known figures such as Andy Warhol... more...

  • Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Bookby Lindsay Ann Reid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on the postclassical discourses that Ovid’s poetry stimulated, this study explores how Ovid’s English protégés - including Isabella Whitney, William Shakespeare and Michael Drayton - replicated and expanded upon the Roman poet’s distinctive and frequently remarked ‘bookishness’ in their own adaptations of... more...

  • The Initiate (NHB Modern Plays)by Alexandra Wood

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A thrilling tale of altruism, greed, and the search for a way to belong. When a British couple are seized by Somali pirates, an East London taxi driver decides to rescue them. Meeting disbelief with determination, he dismisses the fears of his wife and flies out to negotiate their release. Speeding from the banks of the Thames to the now unfamiliar... more...

  • Journey into the Mind's Eyeby Lesley Blanch

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Lesley Blanch was four when the mysterious Traveller first blew into her nursery, swathed in Siberian furs and full of the fairytales of Russia. She was twenty when he swept out of her life, leaving her love-lorne and in the grips of a passionate obsession. The search to recapture the love of her life, and the Russia that he had planted within her,... more...

  • The Collected Poems 1956 - 1998by Zbigniew Herbert

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    Zbigniew Herbert is one of the outstanding poets of the last century. This exceptional new translation brings together, for the first time in English in one volume, his entire poetic output - from his first book of poems, String of Light , in 1956, to his final volume, previously unpublished in English, Epilogue of the Storm. As Joseph Brodsky... more...

  • Wordsworth's Historical Imagination (Routledge Revivals)by David Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Traditionally, Wordsworth?s greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges this established view of Wordsworth, arguing that... more...

  • C.S. Lewis - Die Biografieby Alister McGrath

    'fontis 2014; US$ 25.99

    Über Jahrzehnte hinweg haben C.S. Lewis' Narnia-Geschichten die Fantasie von Millionen von Lesern beflügelt. In dieser Biografie erzählt Alister McGrath nun von den ungewöhnlichen Lebensbahnen des Oxforder Universitätsdozenten, der hauptberuflich aufgeweckte Studenten in Englischer Literatur unterrichtete und in seiner Freizeit unzählige Bestseller... more...

  • George Mooreby Ann Heilmann; Mark Llewellyn; Kirsti Bohata; Michel Brunet; Adrian Frazier; Elizabeth Grubgeld; Anna Gruetzner Robins; Jane Jordan; María Elena Jaime de Pablos; Stoddard Martin; Katherine Mullin; Mary Pierse; Nathalie Saudo-Welby

    University of Delaware 2014; US$ 84.99

    George Moore: Influence and Collaboration explores in sustained form for the first time the nature of Moore?s interactions with other European writers and artists of the fin de siècle. This book explores the full range of Moore?s collaborations and cultural encounters: from 1870s Paris art exhibitions to turn-of-the-century Dublin and London. more...

  • Classical Genres and English Poetry (Routledge Revivals)by William H. Race

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, this study explains how certain genres created by Classical poets were adapted and sometimes transformed by the poets of the modern world, beginning with the Tudor poets? rediscovery of the Classical heritage. Most of the long-lived poetic genres are discussed, from familiar examples like the hymn, elegy and eulogy, to less... more...

  • British Poets and Secret Societies (Routledge Revivals)by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    A surprisingly large number of English poets have either belonged to a secret society, or been strongly influenced by its tenets. One of the best known examples is Christopher Smart?s membership of the Freemasons, and the resulting influence of Masonic doctrines on A Song to David . However, many other poets have belonged to, or been influenced by... more...