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Poetry

  • The Chameleon Poetby Robert Fraser

    Random House 2014; US$ 22.74

    The poet George Barker was convinced that his biography could never be written. 'I've stirred the facts around too much,' he told Robert Fraser. 'It simply can't be done.' Eliot wrote of his 'genius'. Yeats thought him the most interesting poet of his generation. Dylan Thomas envied his power over women. War trapped him in Japan. In America he... more...

  • Dichtungen der letzten Wanderjahre 1721-1723by Reiner Bölhoff

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 405.00

    This volume presents 196 poems, letters, and drafts dating from the final 21 months of Günther?s life. During this time, Günther wrote new derisive verses, panegyrics, and wedding verses; spiritual poems for a devotional setting; and his well-known self-justification letter to his father. Despite illness and exhaustion, Günther was able to maintain... more...

  • Leonard Cohen and Philosophyby Jason Holt

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95

    From the early years, when he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer-songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen has endured as one of the most enigmatic and profound figures—with a uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled depth of artistic vision—in all of popular music. The aesthetic quality and... more...

  • The Event of Style in Literatureby Mario Aquilina

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The Event of Style in Literature brings discussions about the question of style up-to-date by schematising the principal issues relating to the topic through a critical overview of the canon of style studies. It reads the work of Jacques Derrida, Maurice Blanchot, and Hans-Georg Gadamer as groundbreaking and 'eventful' interventions. more...

  • Poetic Forceby Kevin Mclaughlin

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    This book argues that the theory of force elaborated in Immanuel Kant's aesthetics (and in particular, his theorization of the dynamic sublime) is of decisive importance to poetry in the nineteenth century and to the connection between poetry and philosophy over the last two centuries. Inspired by his deep engagement with the critical theory of Walter... more...

  • T.S. Eliot?s Christmas Poemsby G. Douglas Atkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This is the first full-scale analysis of T.S. Eliot's six "Ariel Poems" as Christmas poems. Through close readings, Atkins argues that these poems considered together emerge as clearly related representations of the "impossible union" that occurred in the Incarnation. more...

  • Dylan Thomasby Hannah Ellis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 22.99

    Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a unique collection of specially commissioned essays celebrating the poet?s life and work one hundred years after his birth in 1914. Edited by his granddaughter, Hannah Ellis, who introduces each section by theme, the book is divided into three parts concerning Thomas?s early years, later life and his lasting... more...

  • Lives Of The Poetsby Michael Schmidt

    Head of Zeus 2014;

    A stunning volume of epic breadth which connects the lives and works of over 300 English-language poets of the last 700 years. LIVES OF THE POETS traverses the landscapes of biography, form, cultural pressures and important historical moments to tell not just a history of English poetry, but the story of English as a language. 'Astonishing' New... more...

  • Die Notizen des Novizenby Michael Gehrmann

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 14.03

    Wenn ich sagen sollte, was meine Gedichte - wohl möglich vor denen Anderer - auszeichnet, so muss ich passen. Ich schrieb, was mir auf der lyrischen Seele lag, nieder und erfreue mich nun daran. Mit der Veröffentlichung der Gedichte bietet sich die Gelegenheit, dass eine interessierte Öffentlichkeit sich ebenfalls daran erfreuen kann. Wie könnte ich... more...

  • A Place for Humilityby Christine Gerhardt

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are widely acknowledged as two of America?s foremost nature poets, primarily due to their explorations of natural phenomena as evocative symbols for cultural developments, individual experiences, and poetry itself. Yet for all their metaphorical suggestiveness, Dickinson?s and Whitman?s poems about the natural world... more...