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Poetry

  • The Essential Paradise Lostby John Carey

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 23.32

    After its publication in 1667, John Milton's Paradise Lost was celebrated throughout Europe as a supreme achievement of the human spirit. Now it is little read. To bring readers back to Milton's masterpiece, John Carey has shortened it to a third of its original length. In this fascinating reinterpretation, Carey reveals new insights about Milton's... more...

  • Translating Jazz Into Poetryby Erik Redling

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 105.64

    The Anglia Book Series (ANGB) offers a selection of high quality work on all areas and aspects of English philology. It publishes book-length studies and essay collections on English language and linguistics, on English and American literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, on the new English literatures, as well as... more...

  • Tennyson and Mid-Victorian Publishingby Jim Cheshire

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 84.55

    This book examines how Tennyson?s career was mediated, organised and directed by the publishing industry. Founded on neglected archival material, it examines the scale and distribution of Tennyson?s book sales in Britain and America, the commercial logic of publishing poetry, and how illustrated gift books and visual culture both promoted and interrogated... more...

  • Marinerby Malcolm Guite

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 31.99

    A new biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, shaped and structured around the story he himself tells in his most famous poem, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'. Though the 'Mariner' was written in 1797 when Coleridge was only twenty-five, it was an astonishingly prescient poem. As Coleridge himself came to realise much later, this tale - of a journey... more...

  • A Herring Famineby Adam O'Riordan

    Random House 2017; US$ 14.09

    The poems of this dazzling second collection are of contradictory impulses: of abundance and famine, of absence and presence, of endings and new beginnings. Here again are the intelligent, elegant and emotionally potent poems that are O?Riordan?s trademark, yet pushes into bolder territories, from a herring famine of 1907 to the Strangeways Prison... more...

  • Stranger, Babyby Emily Berry

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    'The loss of a mother must be something very strange', observed Sigmund Freud, a reflection that haunts this intense and powerful new book. Emily Berry's Dear Boy was described as a 'blazing debut', winning the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2013. Stranger, Baby , its follow-up, is marked by the same sense of fantasy and play, estrangement... more...

  • Notational Experiments in North American Long Poems, 1961-2011by A. J. Carruthers

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 85.53

    This book is a critical experiment that tracks the literary and poetic uses of musical notation and notational methods in North American long poems from the middle of last century to the contemporary moment. Poets have readily referred to their poems as ?scores.? Yet, in this study , Carruthers argues that the integration of musical scores in expansive... more...

  • Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women?s Writing and Screen Adaptationby Sarah Wootton

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 76.02

    This book is a timely reassessment of Byron's legacy, focusing on the ever-present figure of the Byronic hero in the fiction of Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot, together with screen versions of their novels. more...

  • Polysituatednessby John Kinsella

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 109.99

    John Kinsella is one of the pre-eminent poets writing today; Polysituatedness provides a sequel to his critical work Disclosed Poetics. If offers an approach to creating poems and literary texts constituted by multiple places, considering the relationships that occur between place, individual and the natural environment. more...

  • Remaking Romanticismby Casie LeGette

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.55

    This book shows that the publishers and editors of the radical press deployed Romantic-era texts for their own political ends?and for their largely working-class readership?long after those works? original publication. It examines how the literature of the British Romantic period was excerpted and reprinted in radical political papers in Britain... more...