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  • 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...

  • Lives Of The Poetsby Michael Schmidt

    Head of Zeus 2014;

    A stunning volume of epic breadth which connects the lives and works of over 300 English-language poets of the last 700 years. LIVES OF THE POETS traverses the landscapes of biography, form, cultural pressures and important historical moments to tell not just a history of English poetry, but the story of English as a language. 'Deft critical judgements,... more...

  • Collected Poemsby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 24.78

    Paul Auster's penetrating and charged verse resembles little else in recent American poetry. This collection of his poetry, translations, and composition notes from early in his career furnish yet further evidence of his literary mastery. Taut, densely lyrical and everywhere informed by a powerful and subtle music, this selection begins with the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Die blütenlesende Museby Regina Höschele

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 76.64

    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...