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  • Dante's British Publicby Nick Havely

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 97.99

    This is the first account of Dante's reception in English to address full chronological span of that process. Individual authors and periods have been studied before, but Dante's British Public takes a wider and longer view, using a selection of vivid and detailed case studies to record and place in context some of the wider conversations about... more...

  • Dylan Thomasby Hannah Ellis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 22.99

    Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a unique collection of specially commissioned essays celebrating the poet?s life and work one hundred years after his birth in 1914. Edited by his granddaughter, Hannah Ellis, who introduces each section by theme, the book is divided into three parts concerning Thomas?s early years, later life and his lasting... more...

  • Remains of Elmetby Ted Hughes

    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...

  • Selected Poemsby Robert Graves

    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...

  • A Way of Happeningby Fred Chappell

    Picador 2013; US$ 8.99

    One of our most acclaimed and versatile authors, Fred Chappell is comfortably at home in fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. A Way of Happening gathers his essays and reviews of contemporary poetry. Chappell consider new writers as well as more established authors, including Alfred Corn, William Matthews, A. R. Ammons, Linda Pastan, Julia Randall,... more...

  • 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...

  • Realism, Form and the Postcolonial Novelby Nicholas Robinette

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Confronted with apartheid, dictatorship or the sheer scale of global economics, realism can no longer function with the certainties of the nineteenth century . Free Realist Style considers how the style of the realist novel changes as its epistemological horizons narrow. more...

  • Symbol and Truth in Blake's Mythby Jr. Leopold Damrosch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    In a controversial examination of the conceptual bases of Blake's myth, Leopold Damrosch argues that his poems contain fundamental contradictions, but that this fact docs not imply philosophical or artistic failure. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Collected Poems 1950-1993by Vernon Scannell

    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...

  • 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...