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Poetry

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  • Revising Lifeby Susan R. Van Dyne

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    'Provides a compelling argument for Plath's revision of the painful parts of her life--the failed marriage, her anxiety for success, and her ambivalence towards her mother. . . . The reader will feel the tension in the poetry and the life.' Choice '[Examines] Plath's twin goals of becoming a famous poet and a perfect mother. . . . This book's main... more...

  • The Look of Thingsby Carsten Strathausen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    Examining the relationship between German poetry, philosophy, and visual media around 1900, Carsten Strathausen argues that the poetic works of Rainer Maria Rilke, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Stephan George focused on the visible gestalt of language as a means of competing aesthetically with the increasing popularity and "reality effect" of photography... more...

  • Tragic Coleridgeby Chris Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    To Samuel Taylor Coleridge, tragedy was not solely a literary mode, but a philosophy to interpret the history that unfolded around him. Tragic Coleridge explores the tragic vision of existence that Coleridge derived from Classical drama, Shakespeare, Milton and contemporary German thought. Coleridge viewed the hardships of the Romantic period, like... more...

  • The Poetry of Raymond Carverby Sandra Lee Kleppe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe combines comparative analysis with an in-depth examination of Carver?s poems, making a case for the quality of Carver?s poetic output and showing... more...

  • Arthur O'Shaughnessy, A Pre-Raphaelite Poet in the British Museumby Jordan Kistler

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Arthur O'Shaughnessy's career as a natural historian in the British Museum, and his consequent preoccupation with the role of work in his life, provides the context with which to reexamine his contributions to Victorian poetry. O'Shaughnessy's engagement with aestheticism, socialism, and Darwinian theory can be traced to his career as a Junior Assistant... more...

  • W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, and the Poetry of Paradiseby Sean Pryor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Emphasizing the interplay of aesthetic forms and religious modes, Sean Pryor's ambitious study takes up the endlessly reiterated longing for paradise that features throughout the works of W. B. Yeats and Ezra Pound. Yeats and Pound define poetry in terms of paradise and paradise in terms of poetry, Pryor suggests, and these complex interconnections... more...

  • Shelley and the Musico-Poetics of Romanticismby Jessica K. Quillin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Addressing a gap in Shelley studies, Jessica K. Quillin explores the poet's lifelong interest in music. Quillin connects the trope of music with Shelley's larger formal aesthetic, political, and philosophical concerns, showing that music offers a new critical lens through which to view such familiar Shelleyan concerns as the status of the poetic, figural... more...

  • Women Poets in the Victorian Eraby Fabienne Moine

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Examining the place of nature in Victorian women's poetry, Fabienne Moine explores the work of canonical and long-neglected women poets to show the myriad connections between women and nature during the period. At the same time, she challenges essentialist discourses that assume innate affinities between women and the natural world. Rather, Moine shows,... more...

  • The Neglected Shelleyby Alan M. Weinberg; Timothy Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 134.95

    New editions and facsimiles of Percy Bysshe Shelley's works are changing the landscape of Shelley studies by making complete compositions and fragments that have received only limited critical attention readily available to scholars. Building on the work begun in Weinberg and Webb's 2009 volume, The Unfamiliar Shelley, The Neglected Shelley sheds light... more...

  • The Ekphrastic Encounter in Contemporary British Poetry and Elsewhereby David Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Examining a wide range of ekphrastic poems, David Kennedy argues that contemporary British poets writing out of both mainstream and avant-garde traditions challenge established critical models of ekphrasis with work that is more complex than representational or counter-representational responses to paintings in museums and galleries. Even when the... more...