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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedyby Irving Ribner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1960. Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy is an exploration of man's relation to his universe and the way in which it seeks to postulate a moral order. Shakespeare's development is treated accordingly as a growth in moral vision. His movement from play to play is carefully explored, and in the treatment of each tragedy the emphasis... more...

  • Shakespeare's Historyby Lily B Campbell

    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...