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Poetry

  • Returning to John Donneby Achsah Guibbory

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Guibbory collects here her most important and frequently cited essays on Donne, which, taken together, present her distinctive and evolving vision of the poet. Combining previously published work with an original and substantive introduction and three new essays, the author illuminates Donne’s understanding that erotic, spiritual and political... more...

  • Strange Meetingsby Harry Ricketts

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Strange Meetings provides a highly original account of the War Poets of 1914-1918, written through a series of actual encounters, or near-encounters, from Siegfried Sassoon's first, blushing meeting with Rupert Brooke over kidneys and bacon at Eddie Marsh's breakfasts before the war, through famous moments like Sassoon's encouragement of Owen when... more...

  • A Sense of Regardby Laura McCullough

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    A Sense of Regard , says Laura McCullough, “is an effort to collect the voices of living poets and scholars in thoughtful and considered exfoliation of the current confluence of poetry and race, the difficulties, the nuances, the unexamined, the feared, the questions, and the quarrels across aesthetic camps and biases.”. The contributors... more...

  • Genesis B and the Comedic Imperativeby John F. Vickrey

    Lehigh University Press 2015; US$ 84.99

    Genesis B and the Comedic Imperative argues that the Old English (from Old Saxon) poem Genesis B does not present, as some scholars assert, an unorthodox view of the Fall of Adam and Eve but that the poem reflects the comedic "happy ending" that characterizes much medieval Christian literature: the eventual attainment of Heaven. more...

  • Where Have You Been?by Michael Hofmann

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 29.15

    Michael Hofmann - a poet, translator, and intellectual vagabond - has established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. Safely nestled between the covers of Where Have You Been?, he offers a hand to guide us and an encouraging whisper in our ear, leading us on a trip through what to read, how to think, and why to like.... more...

  • Origins of the Dreamby W. Jason Miller

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 44.95

    Since Martin Luther King Jr.?s ?I Have a Dream? speech, some scholars have privately suspected that King?s ?dream? was connected to Langston Hughes?s poetry. Drawing on archival materials, including notes, correspondence, and marginalia, W. Jason Miller provides a completely original and compelling argument that Hughes?s influence on King?s rhetoric... more...

  • Art in the Light of Conscienceby Marina Tsvetaeva; Angela Livingstone

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) was one of the four great Russian poets of the 20th century, along with Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Pasternak. She also wrote outstanding prose. Endowed with ‘phenomenally heightened linguistic sensitivity? (Joseph Brodsky), Tsvetaeva was primarily concerned with the nature of poetic creation and what it means to be a poet.... more...

  • Quantum Poeticsby Gwyneth Lewis

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?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 oppor-tunity to learn what the poets themselves think about... more...

  • Milton and the Politics of Public Speechby Helen Lynch

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Using Hannah Arendt’s account of the Greek polis to explain Milton’s fascination with the idea of public speech, this book reveals what is distinctive about his conception of a godly, republican oratory and poetics. Setting Milton’s poetry and prose in the context of Civil War polemic; classical political theory and its early modern... more...

  • Heterogeneity of Beingby Marco Luis Dorfsman

    University Press of America 2015; US$ 59.99

    Heterogeneity of Being goes beyond the standard interpretations of Octavio Paz as a thinker of national identity and proposes a radical rethinking of the relationship between literature and philosophy. Dorfsman analyzes how Paz?s ?tradition of rupture? properly displays a continuity between self and other, identity and difference, time and space.... more...