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  • The Government of the Tongueby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 18.99

    In his volume of critical essays The Government of the Tongue , Seamus Heaney scrutinizes the poetry of many masterful poets. Throughout the collection, Heaney's gifts as a wise and genial reader are exercised with characteristic exactness, and we are reminded, above all, of the essentially gratifying nature of poetry itself. more...

  • Der lyrische Augenblickby Michael Bernsen; Milan Herold

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    Every moment represents eternity ? Goethe?s words poignantly capture the nuances and special complexity of the term ?moment.? It can refer to such varied notions as ecstasy, empty presence, and epiphany. This volume examines the semantic richness of the ?moment? using paradigmatic examples from Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian poetry... more...

  • Ideas of Orderby Neil L. Rudenstine

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    Shakespeare?s sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate and daring as any love poems we may ever encounter, and yet, they are often misunderstood. Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare?s Sonnets reveals an underlying structure within the 154 poems that illuminates the entire work, and provides a guide?for... more...

  • Jan Kochanowski und die europäische Renaissanceby Jörg Schulte

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 54.12

    Jan Kochanowski (1530?1584) war einer der größten Autoren der polnischen Literatur und zugleich ein herausragender Vertreter des europäischen Humanismus. In acht Studien geht Jörg Schulte den vielfältigen Verknüpfungen seines Werks zur europäischen Renaissance nach. Diese Verknüpfungen, die Schulte aus bisher unbekannten philologischen und historischen... more...

  • Sabdalamkaradosavibhaga - Die Unterscheidung der Lautfiguren und der Fehlerby Dragomir Dimitrov

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 166.09

    Dandins "Kavyadarsa" oder ?Spiegel der Dichtkunst? (zwischen ca. 650 und 800 n. Chr. entstanden) ist eines der wichtigsten literaturtheoretischen Werke auf Sanskrit, das sich als grundlegend und maßgeblich nicht nur für die Ästhetik literarischer Werke in Indien, sondern auch in Tibet und in anderen Ländern Asiens erwiesen hat. Schon bald nach ihrer... more...

  • Letters of Louis MacNeiceby Louis MacNeice; Jonathan Allison

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 33.53

    Louis MacNeice is increasingly recognised as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, and his work has been a defining influence upon a generation of Irish poets that includes Derek Mahon, Michael Longley and Paul Muldoon. The Selected Letters is indispensable as a resource for an understanding of the intellectual culture of the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Iconocalstesby Hubert Griffith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1927. The main argument in this book is that Shakespeare's work is of such intense vitality that it is always modern and that although historical associations may have grown up round it, considerations of the works that grew out of it, or the works that it derives from, are pure irrelevancies. The author maintains that the quality... more...

  • Swearing and Perjury in Shakespeare's Playsby Frances A Shirley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    First published in 1979. How do the elements of swearing and perjury work in Shakespeare's plays? What effect did Shakespeare intend when he wrote them? How did they contribute to the delineation of character? These questions are investigated by combining a history of ideas approach with close textual analysis. The book begins by bringing together... more...

  • The Artistry of Shakespeare's Proseby Brian Vickers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1968. This re-issues the revised edition of 1979. The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose is the first detailed study of the use of prose in the plays. It begins by defining the different dramatic and emotional functions which Shakespeare gave to prose and verse, and proceeds to analyse the recurrent stylistic devices used in his... more...

  • That Shakespeherian Ragby Terence Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1986. This collection of essays focuses on the ways in which our society 'processes' Shakespeare and the purposes for which this seems to be done. The case is made by examining the work of four highly influential critics: A C Bradley, Walter Raleigh, T S Eliot and John Dover Wilson. Terence Hawkes asks whether, beyond the readings... more...