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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Der lyrische Augenblickby Michael Bernsen; Milan Herold

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Every moment represents eternity ? Goethe?s words poignantly capture the nuances and special complexity of the term ?moment.? It can refer to such varied notions as ecstasy, empty presence, and epiphany. This volume examines the semantic richness of the ?moment? using paradigmatic examples from Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian poetry... more...

  • Jan Kochanowski und die europäische Renaissanceby Jörg Schulte

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 65.37

    Jan Kochanowski (1530?1584) war einer der größten Autoren der polnischen Literatur und zugleich ein herausragender Vertreter des europäischen Humanismus. In acht Studien geht Jörg Schulte den vielfältigen Verknüpfungen seines Werks zur europäischen Renaissance nach. Diese Verknüpfungen, die Schulte aus bisher unbekannten philologischen und historischen... 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...

  • The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Termsby Alex Preminger; Jr. O. B. Hardison; Frank J. Warnke

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95

    This compact volume makes available a selection of 402 entries from the widely praised Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, with emphasis on prosodic and poetic terms likely to be encountered in many different areas of literary study. The book includes detailed discussions of poetic forms, prosody, rhetoric, genre, and topics such as theories... more...

  • Die blütenlesende Museby Regina Höschele

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 76.11

    Die vorliegende Arbeit verbindet theoretische Reflektionen zur Textualität und Poetik antiker Epigrammsammlungen mit der Analyse ausgewählter Korpora (näher besprochen werden der Poseidipp-Papyrus, Meleagers Kranz, Stratons Knabenmuse und die Carmina Priapea). Anknüpfend an jüngste Erkenntnisse im Umgang mit griechischen und römischen Poesiebüchern,... more...

  • Shakespeare's Dramatic Structuresby Anthony Brennan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book shows the dramatic strategies of scenic repetition and character separation. It traces the way in which Shakespeare often presents recurring gestures, dramatic interactions and complex scenic structures at widely separated intervals. more...