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Poetry

  • A Place for Humilityby Christine Gerhardt

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are widely acknowledged as two of America?s foremost nature poets, primarily due to their explorations of natural phenomena as evocative symbols for cultural developments, individual experiences, and poetry itself. Yet for all their metaphorical suggestiveness, Dickinson?s and Whitman?s poems about the natural world... more...

  • The Epistemological Perspective of the Pearl-Poetby Piotr Spyra

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Using the epistemological thought of Saint Augustine as the key to thematic continuity, this book reads Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as a composite text with a continuous narrative that produces meaning through its own intricate internal structure. The book ultimately provides the reader with a clear sense of the... more...

  • George Eliot, Poetessby Wendy S. Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The position of George Eliot’s poetry within Victorian poetry and within her own canon is crucial for an accurate picture of the writer, as Wendy S. Williams shows in her in-depth examination of Eliot’s poetry and her role as poetess. Williams examines Eliot’s poetry in relationship to her gender and sexual politics and her shifting... more...

  • A Companion to Pablo Nerudaby Jason Wilson

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    Pablo Neruda was without doubt one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. However, his work is extremely uneven, and long. The companion examines the view that there are two Nerudas, an early Romantic visionary and a later Marxist populist, who denied his earlier poetic self. By focussing on the poet's apprenticeship, his struggle to read... more...

  • Rethinking Khayyaamismby Khodadad Kaviani

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    This book contains poetry attributed to Omar Khayyaam (1048-1131), a popular Iranian poet whose philosophies provoke strong reactions from those who agree or disagree with his ideas. Along with each poem, there are conversation starters and questions that invite the reader to dig deeper into the exposed concepts. more...

  • No Symbols Where None Intendedby Mark Axelrod

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    An homage to Nabokov's Lectures on Literature , this collection of essays sheds new light on canonical authors such as Ibsen, Beckett, and Strindberg. Using style and structure as the connective thread, Mark Axelrod joins a wide and deep conversation on writers on writing. more...

  • Petrarch the Poet (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Hainsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    In this critical and historical interpretation of Petrarch?s major Italian work, the collection of poems he called the Rerum vulgarium fagmenta , Peter Hainsworth presents Petrarch as a poet of outstanding sophistication and seriousness, occupied with issues which are still central to debates about poetry and language. In the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta... more...

  • Wordsworth's Historical Imagination (Routledge Revivals)by David Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Traditionally, Wordsworth?s greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges this established view of Wordsworth, arguing that... more...

  • Poetry and Dialogismby Mara Scanlon; Chad Engbers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    These essays extend an ongoing conversation on dialogic qualities of poetry by positing various foundations, practices, and purposes of poetic dialogism. The authors enrich and diversify the theoretical discourse on dialogic poetry and connect it to fertile critical fields like ethnic studies, translation studies, and ethics and literature. more...

  • The Art of Daringby Carl Phillips

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    The award-winning poet Carl Phillips?s invaluable essays on poetry, the tenth volume in the celebrated Art of series of books on the craft of writing In seven insightful essays, Carl Phillips meditates on the craft of poetry, its capacity for making a space for possibility and inquiry. What does it mean to give shapelessness a form? How can a... more...