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- Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 79.99
Dead Masters examines the dual issues of mentoring and intertextuality as an integrated phenomenon. Through a series of fresh and novel readings of Johnsonian and Boswellian texts, the book further advances our awareness of the formal complexities of Johnson's writings and the psychological substratum from which they issue. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Virgil?s Homeric Lens reevaluates the traditional view of the Aeneid?s relationship to Homer?s Iliad and Odyssey . Almost since the death of Virgil, there has been an assumption that the Aeneid breaks into two discrete halves: Virgil?s Odyssey , and Virgil?s Iliad . Although modified in various ways over the centuries, this neat dichotomy has... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 14.99
Robert Lowell once remarked, "When Elizabeth Bishop's letters are published (as they will be), she will be recognized as not only one of the best, but one of the most prolific writers of our century." One Art is the magificent confirmation of Lowell's prediction. From several thousand letters, written by Bishop over fifty years?from 1928, when... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57
'The Calder valley, west of Halifax, was the last ditch of Elmet, the last British Celtic kingdom to fall to the Angles. For centuries it was considered a more or less uninhabitable wilderness, a notorious refuge for criminals, a hide-out for refugees. Then in the early 1800s it became the cradle for the Industrial Revolution in textiles, and... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
A new and essential selection from the range and bulk of Robert Graves's poetry, edited by Ulster poet Michael Longley. This edition will restore Graves to view as a major twentieth century poet, and demonstrate his manifold achievement as war poet, as love poet, and as - in the round - a secular visionary whose poems are 'inimitable, eccentric... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 20.40
In 2002 Vernon Scannell wrote the following: 'It has been my firm belief since I first began to attempt the art of poetry that the making of a poem should be, as Yeats asserted, a difficult business. However, I have always felt reservations about what seems to me the only partially true belief , stated by both Eliot and Hopkins in their different... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
First published in 1947 in the USA. This edition reprints the first UK edition of 1964. Published to critical acclaim, the central argument of this book is that the historical play must be studied as a genre separate from tragedy and comedy. Just as there is in Shakespearean tragedies a dominant ethical pattern of passion opposed to reason, so there... more...