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- Michigan State University Press 1998; US$ 47.60
Joseph A. Dane examines the history of the books we now know as "Chaucer?s"?a history that includes printers and publishers, editors, antiquarians, librarians, and book collectors. The Chaucer at issue here is not a medieval poet, securely bound within his fourteenth-century context, but rather the product of the often chaotic history of the physical... more...
- Michigan State University Press 1996; US$ 31.60
The author argues that reading poetry in Kiswahili provides important insights into questions of language and power, as well as into discussions of socialist practice in East Africa and East African resistance to colonialism and neo-colonialism. Includes the text of numerous poems and footnotes. more...
- Michigan State University Press 1996; US$ 8.95
Versification: A Short Introduction is written by one of Australia's most distinguished poets. The book discusses poetic meter, and may be the only source you need. McAuley devotes a short chapter to versification based on accent, syllable count, free verse and "classical" meters, but the book as a whole focuses on metrical verse and its constant... more...
- Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99
Eliot and His Age remains the best introduction to T. S. Eliot?s life, ideas, and literary works. It is the essential starting place for anyone who would understand what Eliot was about. Russell Kirk?s view of his older friend is sympathetic but not adulatory. His insights into Eliot?s writings are informed by wide reading in the same authors who... more...
- University Publishing Association 1989; US$ 79.99
This volume examines the treatment and expression of love in medieval literature and art. These nineteen essays, contributed by recognized authorities on medieval romantic expression, consider a wide variety of texts from the following cultures: French, Arabic, Latin, Hispanic, Hebrew, Provencal, and German. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 7.39
My aim is to take familiar things and make Poetry of them, and do it in such a way That it looks as if it was as easy as could be For anybody to do it . . . the power of making A perfectly wonderful thing out of nothing much . --from "The Art of Poetry" When David Ferry's translation of The Odes of Horace appeared in 1997, Bernard Knox,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 11.10
No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It's even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Marianne Moore. "Many more people agree they hate poetry," Ben Lerner writes, "than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
This title, first published in 1961, explores the general background of attitudes, beliefs and ideas from which Eliot?s works have originated. This study examines the influences of Eliot?s work, and includes Eliot?s personal views as told to the author. The book also looks at technique, structure and imagery of his poetry. This title will be of interest... more...