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  • Shakespeare's Poetic Stylesby John Baxter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1980. At their most successful, Shakespeare's styles are strategies to make plain the limits of thought and feeling which define the significance of human actions. Baxter analyses the way in which these limits are reached. more...

  • Whitman's Ecstatic Unionby Michael Sowder

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Problem Plays of Shakespeareby Ernest Schanzer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The opening chapter traces the history of the term 'problem plays' as applied to Shakespeare and defines it more clearly and precisely than has been done in the past. Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Antony and Cleopatra are then discussed more...

  • The Shakespeare Insetby Francis Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    What is the relation between the language being heard and the picture being exhibited on the stage ? Typically there is an identity between sound and sight, but often there is a divergence between what the audience hears and what it sees. 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...

  • 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...

  • That Shakespeherian Ragby Terence Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    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...