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Poetry

  • A Question of Traditionby Kathryn Hellerstein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In A Question of Tradition , Kathryn Hellerstein explores the roles that women poets played in forming a modern Yiddish literary tradition. Women who wrote in Yiddish go largely unrecognized outside a rapidly diminishing Yiddish readership. Even in the heyday of Yiddish literature, they were regarded as marginal. But for over four centuries, women... more...

  • The Figure of Danteby Jerome Mazzaro

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Jerome Mazzaro examines Dante's Vita Nuova as an artistic correlative to what Dante conceived as an image of himself. Specifically, he explores the structure of the work in relation to medieval views of memory, self, music, form, and interpretation, and against the facts of Dante's life and culture as we have come to know them. Originally published... more...

  • Shelleyan Erosby William A. Ulmer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this work William Ulmer boldly advances our understanding of Shelley's concept of love by exploring eros as a figure for the poet's political and artistic aspirations. Applying a combination of deconstructive, historicist, and psychoanalytic approaches to six major poems, Ulmer follows the logic of the writing's rhetoric of love by tracing links... more...

  • The Didactic Museby Willard Spiegelman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    Writing with the vigor and elan that readers have come to expect from his many astute reviews and essays, Willard Spiegelman maintains that contemporary American poets have returned to the poetic aims of an earlier era: to edify, as well as to delight, and thus to serve the "didactic muse." What Spiegelman says about individual poets--such as Nemerov,... more...

  • Symbol and Truth in Blake's Mythby Jr. Leopold Damrosch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    In a controversial examination of the conceptual bases of Blake's myth, Leopold Damrosch argues that his poems contain fundamental contradictions, but that this fact docs not imply philosophical or artistic failure. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Termsby Alex Preminger; Jr. O. B. Hardison; Frank J. Warnke

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95

    This compact volume makes available a selection of 402 entries from the widely praised Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, with emphasis on prosodic and poetic terms likely to be encountered in many different areas of literary study. The book includes detailed discussions of poetic forms, prosody, rhetoric, genre, and topics such as theories... more...

  • Walt Whitman Among the Frenchby Betsy Erkkila

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    As the first full treatment of Walt Whitman's French sources and his later impact on French writers, this book revises our image of the poet and challenges many critical assumptions. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the... more...

  • The Tale of the Tribeby Michael André Bernstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    Michael Andre Bernstein offers a systematic analysis of the tradition of modern epic poetry--its different structural problems and their diverse but inter-related solutions, and considers issues central to contemporary literary and philosophical theory. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Death and the Optimistic Prophecy in Vergil's AENEIDby James J. O'Hara

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Here James O'Hara shows how the deceptive nature of prophecy in the Aeneid complicates assessment of the poem's attitude toward its hero's achievement and toward the future of Rome under Augustus Caesar. This close study of the language and rhetorical context of the prophecies reveals that they regularly suppress discouraging material: the gods send... more...

  • Ovid's Toyshop of the Heartby Florence Verducci

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Florence Verducci challenges the presuppositions and expectations that have led to embarrassed censure of the wit and comic irreverence that Ovid wove into these dramatic monologues, addressed by his heroines to absent lovers. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...