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  • Pitch of Poetryby Charles Bernstein

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 26.00

    Praised in recent years as a ?calculating, improvisatory, essential poet? by Daisy Fried in the New York Times , Charles Bernstein is a leading voice in American literary theory. Pitch of Poetry is his irreverent guide to modernist and contemporary poetics. Subjects range across Holocaust representation, Occupy Wall Street, and the figurative... more...

  • Wendy & Peter Pan (NHB Modern Plays)by Ella Hickson; J.M. Barrie

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p><p>Ella Hickson's version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original.</p></p><p><p>Winter 1908. Snow is falling across London. Wendy Darling and her brothers sleep peacefully in their... more...

  • The Poetic Enlightenmentby Rowan Boyson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The essays in this edited collection look at the role of poetry in the development of Enlightenment ideas. As scholarly disciplines began to emerge ? anthropology, linguistics, psychology ? the ancient art of poetry was invoked to create new ways of defining and expanding this philosophy of human science. more...

  • Improper Namesby Marco Deseriis

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Improper Names offers a genealogy and theory of the ?improper name,? which author Marco Deseriis defines as the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups, and individual authors. Although such names are often invented to pursue a specific social or political agenda, they are soon appropriated for different and sometimes... more...

  • Syllabus of Errorsby Troy Jollimore

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    . . . we are fixed to perpetrate the species?     I meant perpetuate? as if our duty? were coupled with our terror. As if beauty     itself were but a syllabus of errors. Troy Jollimore?s first collection of poems won the National Book Critics Circle Award, was hailed by the New York Times as "a snappy, entertaining book," and led... more...

  • How Poems Thinkby Reginald Gibbons

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    To write or read a poem is often to think in distinctively poetic ways?guided by metaphors, sound, rhythms, associative movement, and more. Poetry?s stance toward language creates a particular intelligence of thought and feeling, a compressed articulation that expands inner experience, imagining with words what cannot always be imagined without them.... more...

  • Sex, Lies and Book Publishingby Rupert Heath

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 1.44

    Keep your friends close. Keep your enemies closer. Keep your publisher closest of all. If you are interested in being published, you should do all you can to make the publishing business interested in you. But how? You've already written a good book, so what else do you have to do to give yourself the edge with agents and publishers? Sex, Lies &amp;... more...

  • A Transnational Poeticsby Jahan Ramazani

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous??stubbornly national,? in T. S. Eliot?s phrase, or ?the most provincial of the arts,? according to W. H. Auden. But in  A Transnational Poetics,  Jahan Ramazani uncovers the ocean-straddling energies of the poetic imagination?in modernism and the Harlem Renaissance; in post?World War II... more...

  • Writing Deep Scenesby Martha Alderson; Jordan Rosenfeld

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 17.99 US$ 14.75

    Take a Deep Dive into Plot and Scene and Improve Your Writing Whether you're planning your first novel or have already written a first draft, you need to master the concepts of plot and scene to truly realize your story's potential. Writing Deep Scenes teaches you how to write strong, layered, and engaging scenes--the secret to memorable, page-turning... more...

  • Children's Literature Comes of Ageby Maria Nikolajeva

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1996. A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and metafiction in children's literature. more...