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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 15.99
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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Jerome Mazzaro examines Dante's Vita Nuova as an artistic correlative to what Dante conceived as an image of himself. Specifically, he explores the structure of the work in relation to medieval views of memory, self, music, form, and interpretation, and against the facts of Dante's life and culture as we have come to know them. Originally published... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 97.95
Verse is a seminal introduction to prosody for any student learning to read or write poetry, from secondary to graduate school. Discusses iambic pentameter and other kinds of metrical verse, scansion, rhythm and rhyme, free verse, song, and advanced topics such as poetic meter, linguistic approaches to verse, and the computer scansion of metrical... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03
It is difficult now to imagine the shock that this book caused when it was first published in 1932. The author was a teacher at a Cambridge college, an intensely serious man who had been seriously wounded by poison gas on the Western Front, and he was not disposed to suffer foolishness gladly. His opening sentences were arresting: 'Poetry matters... 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...
- 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...
- 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$ 19.99
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...