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  • Gilgameshby

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99

    A new verse rendering of the great epic of ancient Mesopotamia, one of the oldest works in Western Literature. Ferry makes Gilgamesh available in the kind of energetic and readable translation that Robert Fitzgerald and Richard Lattimore have provided for readers in their translations of Homer and Virgil. more...

  • Dickens? Novels as Poetryby Jeremy Tambling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens? novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens? novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens? writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received ideas and modes of living. Arguing that Dickens, within... more...

  • Poemsby Elizabeth Bishop

    Random House 2014; US$ 20.47

    This is the definitive centenary edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, recognised today as a master of her art and acclaimed by poets and readers alike. Her poems display honesty and humour, grief and acceptance, observing nature and human nature with painstaking accuracy. They often start outwardly, with geography and landscape... more...

  • Proseby Elizabeth Bishop

    Random House 2014; US$ 25.94

    Although Elizabeth Bishop is perhaps better known as a masterful poet, she was a dazzling and compelling prose writer too, as this centenary edition of her prose demonstrates. From her witty, unforgettable portraits of Marianne Moore and the Sitwells to her engaging childhood recollections of Canada and Massachusetts, her writing reflects a lifelong... more...

  • The Apple Trees at Olemaby Robert Hass

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?No practicing poet has more talent than Robert Hass.? ? Atlantic Monthly   The National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials , Robert Hass is one of the most revered of all living poets. With The Apple Trees at Olema, the former Poet Laureate and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize offers twenty new and selected... more...

  • Beautiful & Pointlessby David Orr

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    "David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr?s a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." ?Tom Perrotta Award-winning... more...

  • A New Matrix for Modernismby Nelljean Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...