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Poetry

  • Bodies on the Lineby Raphael Allison

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Bodies on the Line offers the first sustained study of the poetry reading in its most formative period: the 1960s. Raphael Allison closely examines a vast archive of audio recordings of several key postwar American poets to explore the social and literary context of the sixties poetry reading, which is characterized by contrasting differing styles... more...

  • Christopher Smart's English Lyricsby Rosalind Powell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In her study of Christopher Smart’s translating practice, Powell proposes a new approach to understanding the relationship between Smart’s poetics and his practice. Addressing Smart's versions of Horace, Phaedrus and the Psalms alongside popular works such as Jubilate Agno, this study offers broad insights into classical reception and... more...

  • Poemsby Elizabeth Bishop

    Random House 2014; US$ 20.39

    This is the definitive centenary edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, recognised today as a master of her art and acclaimed by poets and readers alike. Her poems display honesty and humour, grief and acceptance, observing nature and human nature with painstaking accuracy. They often start outwardly, with geography and landscape... more...

  • Proseby Elizabeth Bishop

    Random House 2014; US$ 25.84

    Although Elizabeth Bishop is perhaps better known as a masterful poet, she was a dazzling and compelling prose writer too, as this centenary edition of her prose demonstrates. From her witty, unforgettable portraits of Marianne Moore and the Sitwells to her engaging childhood recollections of Canada and Massachusetts, her writing reflects a lifelong... more...

  • Ideas of Orderby Neil L. Rudenstine

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    Shakespeare?s sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate and daring as any love poems we may ever encounter, and yet, they are often misunderstood. Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare?s Sonnets reveals an underlying structure within the 154 poems that illuminates the entire work, and provides a guide?for... more...

  • The Poetics of Transcendenceby Elisa Heinämäki; P.M. Mehtonen; Antt Salminen

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 59.00

    The present ?turn to religion? has also meant a rekindled interest in transcendence, a concept once deemed a relic of a metaphysical past. This volume approaches transcendence from a particular perspective: that of language and literature seen as a matrix of expression of transcendence and its interplay of immanence. The essays in this volume probe... more...

  • Dickens? Novels as Poetryby Jeremy Tambling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens? novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens? novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens? writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received ideas and modes of living. Arguing that Dickens, within... more...

  • Gilgameshby

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99

    A new verse rendering of the great epic of ancient Mesopotamia, one of the oldest works in Western Literature. Ferry makes Gilgamesh available in the kind of energetic and readable translation that Robert Fitzgerald and Richard Lattimore have provided for readers in their translations of Homer and Virgil. more...

  • Borges the Unacknowledged Medievalistby M.J. Toswell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Argentinian writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was many things during his life, but what has gone largely unnoticed is that he was a medievalist, and his interest in Germanic medievalism was pervasive throughout his work. This study will consider the medieval elements in Borges creative work and shed new light on his poetry. more...

  • Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essaysby Tony Hoagland

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    A fearless, wide-ranging book on the state of poetry and American literary culture by Tony Hoagland, the author of What Narcissism Means to Me Live American poetry is absent from our public schools. The teaching of poetry languishes, and that region of youthful neurological terrain capable of being ignited only by poetry is largely dark, unpopulated,... more...