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Poetry

  • Phillis Wheatley's Miltonic Poeticsby Paula Loscocco

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Phillis Wheatley, the African-born slave poet, is considered by many to be a pioneer of Anglo-American poetics. This study argues how in her 1773 POEMS , Wheatley uses John Milton's poetry to develop an idealistic vision of an emerging Anglo-American republic comprised of Britons, Africans, Native Americans, and women. more...

  • Bodies on the Lineby Raphael Allison

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Bodies on the Line offers the first sustained study of the poetry reading in its most formative period: the 1960s. Raphael Allison closely examines a vast archive of audio recordings of several key postwar American poets to explore the social and literary context of the sixties poetry reading, which is characterized by contrasting differing styles... more...

  • Christopher Smart's English Lyricsby Rosalind Powell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In her study of Christopher Smart’s translating practice, Powell proposes a new approach to understanding the relationship between Smart’s poetics and his practice. Addressing Smart's versions of Horace, Phaedrus and the Psalms alongside popular works such as Jubilate Agno, this study offers broad insights into classical reception and... more...

  • Poemsby Elizabeth Bishop

    Random House 2014; US$ 20.41

    This is the definitive centenary edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, recognised today as a master of her art and acclaimed by poets and readers alike. Her poems display honesty and humour, grief and acceptance, observing nature and human nature with painstaking accuracy. They often start outwardly, with geography and landscape... more...

  • Proseby Elizabeth Bishop

    Random House 2014; US$ 25.85

    Although Elizabeth Bishop is perhaps better known as a masterful poet, she was a dazzling and compelling prose writer too, as this centenary edition of her prose demonstrates. From her witty, unforgettable portraits of Marianne Moore and the Sitwells to her engaging childhood recollections of Canada and Massachusetts, her writing reflects a lifelong... more...

  • Dylan Thomasby William Christie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life offers an account of the poet's life, along with a critical reading of his work, that is designed to close what has been called 'the yawning gap' between Dylan Thomas's popular and critical reputations. more...

  • Dylan Thomasby William Christie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life offers an account of the poet's life, along with a critical reading of his work, that is designed to close what has been called 'the yawning gap' between Dylan Thomas's popular and critical reputations. more...

  • Letters of Louis MacNeiceby Louis MacNeice; Jonathan Allison

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 33.53

    Louis MacNeice is increasingly recognised as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, and his work has been a defining influence upon a generation of Irish poets that includes Derek Mahon, Michael Longley and Paul Muldoon. The Selected Letters is indispensable as a resource for an understanding of the intellectual culture of the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Ideas of Orderby Neil L. Rudenstine

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    Shakespeare?s sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate and daring as any love poems we may ever encounter, and yet, they are often misunderstood. Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare?s Sonnets reveals an underlying structure within the 154 poems that illuminates the entire work, and provides a guide?for... more...

  • The Poetics of Transcendenceby Elisa Heinämäki; P.M. Mehtonen; Antt Salminen

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 59.00

    The present ?turn to religion? has also meant a rekindled interest in transcendence, a concept once deemed a relic of a metaphysical past. This volume approaches transcendence from a particular perspective: that of language and literature seen as a matrix of expression of transcendence and its interplay of immanence. The essays in this volume probe... more...