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- Random House 2013; US$ 23.98
2013 marks Dannie Abse's 90th birthday. In his lifetime he has published an astonishing array of work including poetry, fiction, criticism, plays and autobiography but it is as a poet that he is best known and loved. In Speak, Old Parrot he returns to themes of loss, love, medicine and its moral implications, the nature of creativity,... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 28.78
Dannie and Joan Abse had been married for more than fifty years when she was killed in a car crash in 2005. After her death he wrote his extraordinary memoir of loss, The Presence , which was the Wales Book of the Year in 2008. In contrast, much of this new collection is a delightful celebration. In it Dannie Abse returns to their marriage... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00
?A magical writer?one of the greatest of the twentieth century.? ?Margaret Atwood ?The father of African literature in the English language and undoubtedly one of the most important writers of the second half of the 20th century.? ?Caryl Phillips, The Observer ?Chinua Achebe is gloriously gifted with the magic of an ebullient, generous, great talent.?... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95
In the first in a new series of brief biographies, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brilliantly evokes the medieval world of England and provides an incomparable introduction to the great poet?s works. Geoffrey Chaucer, who died in 1400, lived a surprisingly eventful life. He served with the Duke of Clarence and with Edward III, and in 1359 was taken... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95
Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic culture adapted, reinterpreted, and transformed Archaic Greek lyric through a complex process of textual, cultural, and creative reception. Looking at the ways in which the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was preserved, edited, and read by Hellenistic scholars and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
This volume of essays seeks to establish a dialogue between poetry and philosophy where each could be said to read the other and announces important new paths for a reinvigorated study of lyric poetry in the decades to come. more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 8.74
Poetry is the quintessence of Arab culture. In this book, one of the foremost Arab poets reinterprets a rich and ancient heritage. He examines the oral tradition of pre-Islamic Arabian poetry, as well as the relationship between Arabic poetry and the Qur?an, and between poetry and thought. Adonis also assesses the challenges of modernism and the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 11.18
Laughter is an egg with a crick-crack face that can hide in the heart of the human race. Tummy tickling, rib-cracking and even wee-yourself laughs can all be found in the pages of this eggstraordinary collection of poems, riddles, jokes and ballads from the wonderful John Agard. more...
- Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 80.00
Indian writing in English, especially fiction, continues to capture the attention of readers all over the English-speaking world. Conversely, the strong and flourishing tradition of poetry in English from India has not impacted the contemporary world in the same manner as the fiction. This book creates a debate to highlight the well-grounded and confident... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
This collection of essays traces the emergence of the Western poem from the standpoint of its collision with "American" otherness, particularly, the Latin American tradition. Unlike works extending Western conceptions of writing or searching for an alleged American ethnopoetics, this book approaches literature as a Western invention and, in turn, seeks... more...