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Poetry

  • The Poetry of Raymond Carverby Sandra Lee Kleppe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe focuses particularly on the complex literary and scientific systems that influenced Carver’s development as a writer as she makes a case... more...

  • Keats, Modesty and Masturbationby Rachel Schulkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Through close readings of Isabella; or the Pot of Basil, The Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia and ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci,’ Rachel Schulkins offers a re-evaluation of Keats and his poetry designed to show that Keats’s sexual imagery counters conservative morality by encoding taboo desires and the pleasures of masturbation. Her book reveals... more...

  • Otherworldly John Drydenby Jack M. Armistead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Reminding readers of John Dryden’s persistent use of occult rhetoric, Armistead argues that Dryden’s otherworldliness involves more than Christian apologetics, biblical typology, or intermittent borrowings from the supernatural materials in classical literature. Otherworldly John Dryden engages with a wide range of the writer’s poetry... more...

  • Alamein to Zem Zemby Keith Douglas

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03

    'This is the only book from the Second World War comparable with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... When the battle of El Alamein began, the poet Keith Douglas was in Cairo with Divisional HQ. Eager not to miss the action, he took a truck and, against orders, drove to re-join his regiment. He served as a tank commander throughout... more...

  • T.S. Eliotby G. Douglas Atkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    By comparing and contrasting the pre-conversion and the post-conversion poetics and poetic practices of T.S. Eliot, this book elucidates the responsibilities and opportunities for a poet who is also Christian. This book is the second in a trilogy which includes T.S. Eliot, Lancelot Andrewes, and the Word . more...

  • Dylan Thomasby Walford Davies

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    An authoritative introduction by a leading Dylan Thomas scholar to the nature, cultural background, achievement and critical reception of this major poet’s work. more...

  • The Sources of Shakespeare's Playsby Kenneth Muir

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1977. This book ascertains what sources Shakespeare used for the plots of his plays and discusses the use he made of them; and secondly illustrates how his general reading is woven into the texture of his work. Few Elizabethan dramatists took such pains as Shakespeare in the collection of source-material. Frequently the sources... more...

  • Home Ground and Foreign Territoryby Janice Fiamengo

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The first multi-disciplinary collection of essays to focus exclusively on early Canadian literature with the aim of reassessing the field and proposing new approaches. more...

  • The Letters of Ruth Pitterby Don W. King

    University of Delaware 2014; US$ 119.99

    The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music is a selection of the most important letters written by Pitter, who won the Hawthornden Prize in 1937 for A Trophy of Arms (1936) and the Queen?s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955. Her letters, spanning 1908 to 1988, offer insights into some of most important literary, social, and historical events of... more...

  • Medbh McGuckianby Borbála Faragó

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book offers a wide-ranging analysis of the entire corpus of Medbh McGuckian?s published work. It provides both a readable synthesis of existing criticism, in a fashion which will be generally useful to academics and students, and also offers an original contribution to the field of contemporary Irish literary studies on the basis of new research.... more...