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- Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
What happens to poetic beauty when history turns the poet from one who contemplates natural beauty and the sublime to one who attempts to reconcile the practice of art with the hustle and noise of the city? An Atmospherics of the City traces Charles Baudelaire's evolution from a writer who practices a form of fetishizing aesthetics in which poetry... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 22.95
Crude materialism, reduction of mind to body, extreme individualism. All products of a 17th century scientific inheritance which looks at the parts of our existence at the expense of the whole. Cutting through myths of scientific omnipotence, Mary Midgley explores how this inheritance has so powerfully shaped the way we are, and the problems it has... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 16.00
This is a dangerous book. Great poetry calls into question not less than everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain and joy and delight. It amazes, startles, pierces, and transforms us. It can lead to communion and grace. Through the voices of ten inspiring poets and his own reflections,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 34.95
The marriage of narrative and the computer dates back to the 1980s, with the hypertext experiments of luminaries such as Judy Malloy and Michael Joyce. What has been variously called "hypertext fiction," "literary hypertext," and "hyperfiction" has surely surrendered any claim to newness in the 21st century. David Ciccoricco establishes... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.00
A comprehensive overview of America's vast poetic heritage, Three Centuries of American Poetry features the work of some 150 of our nation's finest writers. It includes selections from Anne Bradstreet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
A poet, playwright, novelist, and public figure, Langston Hughes is regarded as a cultural hero, making his mark during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s. This book features his most noted works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. more...
- Diversified Publishing 2010; US$ 11.95
The latest addition to the Random House poetry treasury series is a charming collection of timeless poems celebrating the virtues of friendship. ? Features more than 100 poems from such greats as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Billy Collins ? Compact jacketed hardcover gift edition with a ribbon page marker From the Hardcover... more...
- Scribner 2008; US$ 23.99
Prefaces and Introductions, Volume VI of The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats , brings together for the first time thirty-two introductions by Yeats to the works of such literary greats as William Blake, J.M. Synge, Lady Gregory, Oscar Wilde, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Lionel Johnson, and Rabindranath Tagore. The introductions, which span the Nobel laureate?s... more...
- Scribner 2008; US$ 16.00
"Poetry encourages us to have dialogue through the observed, the felt, and the imaginary," writes editor Yusef Komunyakaa in his thought-provoking introduction to The Best American Poetry 2003. As a black child of the American South and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, Komunyakaa brings his singular vision to this outstanding volume. Included... more...