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Poetry

  • Adamgirk`by

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 154.99 US$ 139.49

    The first English translation of a major work of medieval literature: the Armenian epic poem on Adam and Eve, Adamgirk, composed by Arak`el of Siwnik` in the early fifteenth century. Michael E. Stone also supplies an illuminating introduction. more...

  • National Poetry, Empires and Warby David Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Nationalism has given the world a genre of poetry bright with ideals of justice, freedom and the brotherhood of man, but also, at times, burning with humiliation and grievance, hatred and lust for revenge, driving human kind, as the Austrian poet Grillparzer put it, ?From humanity via nationality to bestiality?. National Poetry, Empires and War ... more...

  • English Romantic Poetsby M. H. Abrams

    Oxford University Press 1975; US$ 39.99 US$ 35.99

    This highly acclaimed volume contains thirty essays by such leading literary critics as A.O. Lovejoy, Lionel Trilling, C.S. Lewis, F.R. Leavis, Northrop Frye, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Jonathan Wordsworth, and Jack Stillinger. Covering the major poems by each of the important Romantic poets, the contributors present many significant perspectives... more...

  • Speak, Old Parrotby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2013; US$ 21.14

    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, Jewish folk... more...

  • Two for Joyby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2010; US$ 28.19

    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 through... more...

  • Collected Poemsby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    A collection of poetry spanning the full range of the African-born author's acclaimed career has been updated to include seven never-before-published works, as well as much of his early poetry that explores such themes as the African consciousness, the tragedy of Biafra, and the mysteries of human relationships. more...

  • Milton & Tolerationby Sharon Achinstein; Elizabeth Sauer

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 124.99 US$ 112.49

    Fifteen leading Milton scholars examine the idea of toleration in Milton's poetry and prose. Looking at how Milton himself imagined tolerance and locating his works in their literary, historical, and philosophical context, the essays address central issues including violence, heresy, church polity, liberalism, libertinism, natural law, equity, imperialism,... more...

  • Chaucerby Peter Ackroyd

    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...

  • The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writingsby Peter Ackroyd; Edgar Allan Poe; Harland Miller; David Galloway

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 8.45

    This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In the Tell... more...

  • Arion's Lyreby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 57.50 US$ 49.45

    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...