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  • Early Auden, Later Audenby Edward Mendelson; Edward Mendelson

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Presented in one volume for the very first time, and updated with new archival discoveries, Early Auden, Later Auden reintroduces Edward Mendelson's acclaimed, two-part biography of W. H. Auden (1907?73), one of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century. This book offers a detailed history and interpretation of Auden?s oeuvre, spanning... more...

  • The Rift in The Luteby Maximilian de Gaynesford

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 79.99

    What is it for poetry to be serious and to be taken seriously? What is it to be open to poetry, attuned to what it says, alive to what it does? These questions call equally on poetry and philosophy, but poetry and philosophy have an ancient quarrel. Maximilian de Gaynesford converts their mutual antipathy into something mutually enhancing. more...

  • American Originalityby Louise Glück

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 16.80

    A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poets Five decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn , Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters. Written with the same probing, analytic control that has long distinguished her poetry, American Originality is Glück?s second book of essays?her... more...

  • David Jonesby Thomas Dilworth

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    As a poet, visual artist and essayist, David Jones is one of the great Modernists. The variety of his gifts reminds us of Blake ? though he is a better poet and a greater all-round artist. Jones was an extraordinary engraver, painter and creator of painted inscriptions, but he also belongs in the first rank of twentieth-century poets. Though he was... more...

  • A Little Book on Formby Robert Hass

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 17.99

    An acute and deeply insightful book of essays exploring poetic form and the role of instinct and imagination within form?from former poet laureate, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Robert Hass. Robert Hass?former poet laureate, winner of the National Book Award, and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize?illuminates the formal impulses... more...

  • The Routledge Research Companion to John Gowerby Ana Saez-Hidalgo; Brian Gastle; R.F. Yeager

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 65.95

    The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower reviews the most current scholarship on the late medieval poet and opens doors purposefully to research areas of the future. It is divided into three parts. The first part, "Working theories: medieval and modern," is devoted to the main theoretical aspects that frame Gower?s work, ranging from his use... more...

  • Chinese Poetic Writingby Francois Cheng; Donald Riggs; Jerome Seaton

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    The most inovative study of Chinese poetry ever written, François Cheng's Chinese Poetic Writing--now in its first expanded, English-language edition--is an essential read for fans and scholars of Chinese literature and the art of poetry in general.   Since its first publication in French in 1977, Chinese Poetic Writing has been considered... more...

  • Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetryby Thomas Birkett

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry is the first book-length study to compare responses to runic heritage in the literature of Anglo-Saxon England and medieval Iceland. The Anglo-Saxon runic script had already become the preserve of antiquarians at the time the majority of Old English poetry was written down, and the Icelanders... more...

  • On Empsonby Michael Wood

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    From one of today's most distinguished critics, a beautifully written exploration of one of the twentieth century's most important literary critics Are literary critics writers ? As Michael Wood says, "Not all critics are writers?perhaps most of them are not?and some of them are better when they don't try to be." The British critic and poet William... more...

  • About Poemsby Anne Stevenson

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    In this innovative series of public lectures at Newcastle University, leading contemporary poets speak about the craft and practice of poetry to audiences drawn from both the city and the university. The lectures are then published in book form by Bloodaxe, giving readers everywhere the opportunity to learn what the poets themselves think about their... more...