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- 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...
- Crown Publishing Group 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...
- 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$ 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...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.61
This treasure trove of very British poetry brings together over 100 classic poems, selected by bestselling author and proud patriot George Courtauld. Including national favourites such as Rupert Brooke's 'The Soldier', George Herbert's 'Love' and John Betjeman's 'A Subaltern's Love Song' these are poems chosen for their resonant power, nostalgia and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
Romanticism and the City explores how late eighteenth-and early nineteenth-century literature conceptualized urban space. Fresh readings of key texts show how Romantic concerns with urban life shaped both individual works and broader theoretical issues. more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57
From his home in a West Yorkshire village proverbially associated with cuckoos, Simon Armitage has been probing the night sky with the aid of a powerful Russian telescope. The sequence of eighty-eight poems at the heart of CloudCuckooLand springs from this preoccupation, each poem receiving its title from one of the constellations, while turning out... more...