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  • Reading Apollinaire?s Alcoolsby Willard Bohn

    University of Delaware Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    Apollinaire is generally considered to be one of the very best modern poets writing in any language. Published in 1913, Alcools is his most important book of poetry and continues to be highly influential. This book provides a detailed analysis for seventeen of the most important poems in Alcools and includes a state-of-the-art survey of current... more...

  • That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentrationby Alan Shapiro

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    More than a gathering of essays, That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration is part memoir, part literary criticism, and an artful fusion of the two. It is an intimate portrait of a life in poetry that only Alan Shapiro could have written. In this book, Shapiro brings his characteristic warmth, humor, and many years as both poet and teacher... more...

  • Recite and Refuseby Nick Admussen

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Chinese prose poetry today is engaged with a series of questions that are fundamental to the modern Chinese language: What is prose? What is it good for? How should it look and sound? Millions of Chinese readers encounter prose poetry every year, both in the most official of state-sponsored magazines and in the unorthodox, experimental work of the... more...

  • The Composition of Sense in Gertrude Stein's Landscape Writingby Linda Voris

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 87.09

    This book offers a bold critical method for reading Gertrude Stein?s work on its own terms by forgoing conventional explanation and adopting Stein?s radical approach to meaning and knowledge. Inspired by the immanence of landscape, both of Provence where she travelled in the 1920s and the spatial relations of landscape painting, Stein presents a new... more...

  • Ernst Jandl und die internationale Avantgardeby Katja Stuckatz

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 108.82

    Auf der Basis einer kritischen Aufarbeitung von Ernst Jandls veröffentlichten Schriften und unveröffentlichter Nachlassmaterialien wird erstmals ein Gesamtbild seines dichterischen Schaffens mit Blick auf dessen Entstehungsbedingungen und poetologische Prinzipien gegeben. Die Studie begründet so ein neues Verständnis Jandls und leistet durch die Untersuchung... more...

  • The Meaning of Form in Contemporary Innovative Poetryby Robert Sheppard

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 88.10

    This study engages the life of form in contemporary innovative poetries through both an introduction to the latest theories and close readings of leading North American and British innovative poets. The critical approach derives from Robert Sheppard?s axiomatic contention that poetry is the investigation of complex contemporary realities through the... more...

  • Poetics of Proseby Mark Axelrod

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.94

    This creative yet scholarly book discusses prose's important relationship to close literary analysis, showing how such an approach can be beneficial for readers, scholars, and writers alike. Bringing together a literary history that consists of writers such as Lermontov, Chekhov, Camus, and Calvino, Mark Axelrod masterfully interweaves discussions... more...

  • Coleridge and the Romantic Newspaperby Heidi Thomson

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 87.09

    This book examines how Coleridge staged his private woes in the public space of the newspaper. It looks at his publications in the Morning Post , which first published one of his most famous poems,  Dejection. An Ode. It reveals how he found a socially sanctioned public outlet for poetic disappointments and personal frustrations... more...

  • Rethinking Metonymyby Sebastian Matzner

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    Rethinking Metonymy is the first monograph to confront and resolve issues surrounding problematic appropriations of metonymy in the humanities. By developing a ground-breaking new definition based on analysis of examples in Greek tragedy and lyric poetry, it sets an agenda for far-reaching reconsiderations in literary studies and beyond. more...

  • E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classicsby J. Alison Rosenblitt

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    This volume is a major, ground-breaking study of the modernist E. E. Cummings' engagement with the classics. It explores the significance of Cummings' Harvard training as a Classicist to his development as a poet and to his published work, and also contains an edition of new, previously unpublished material by Cummings himself. more...