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Poetry

  • Alamein to Zem Zemby Keith Douglas

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03

    'This is the only book from the Second World War comparable with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... When the battle of El Alamein began, the poet Keith Douglas was in Cairo with Divisional HQ. Eager not to miss the action, he took a truck and, against orders, drove to re-join his regiment. He served as a tank commander throughout... more...

  • Dylan Thomasby Walford Davies

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    An authoritative introduction by a leading Dylan Thomas scholar to the nature, cultural background, achievement and critical reception of this major poet’s work. more...

  • The Sources of Shakespeare's Playsby Kenneth Muir

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1977. This book ascertains what sources Shakespeare used for the plots of his plays and discusses the use he made of them; and secondly illustrates how his general reading is woven into the texture of his work. Few Elizabethan dramatists took such pains as Shakespeare in the collection of source-material. Frequently the sources... more...

  • Home Ground and Foreign Territoryby Janice Fiamengo

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The first multi-disciplinary collection of essays to focus exclusively on early Canadian literature with the aim of reassessing the field and proposing new approaches. more...

  • The Letters of Ruth Pitterby Don W. King

    University of Delaware 2014; US$ 119.99

    The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music is a selection of the most important letters written by Pitter, who won the Hawthornden Prize in 1937 for A Trophy of Arms (1936) and the Queen?s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955. Her letters, spanning 1908 to 1988, offer insights into some of most important literary, social, and historical events of... more...

  • Medbh McGuckianby Borbála Faragó

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book offers a wide-ranging analysis of the entire corpus of Medbh McGuckian?s published work. It provides both a readable synthesis of existing criticism, in a fashion which will be generally useful to academics and students, and also offers an original contribution to the field of contemporary Irish literary studies on the basis of new research.... more...

  • Poetry as Testimonyby Antony Rowland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book analyzes Holocaust poetry, war poetry, working-class poetry, and 9/11 poetry as forms of testimony. Rowland argues that testamentary poetry requires a different approach to traditional ways of dealing with poems due to the pressure of the metatext (the original, traumatic events), the poems? demands for the hyper-attentiveness of the reader,... more...

  • Shelley (Routledge Revivals)by A. Clutton-Brock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    First published in 1909, with a second edition in 1923, this concise and easily accessible overview of Shelley?s life and work presents the poet not as popular legend would have it, but in a more objective light. A.Clutton-Brock notes his forthright and imperious attitude to life ? a life in which Shelley found himself increasingly unhappy ? and critically... more...

  • New England Beyond Criticismby Elisa New

    Wiley 2014; US$ 112.95

    Timely and beautifully written, New England Beyond Criticism provides a passionate defense of the importance of the literature of New England to the American literary canon, and its impact on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America. An exploration and defense of the prominence of New England’s literary tradition... more...

  • The Victorian Poet (Routledge Revivals)by Joseph Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The practice of poetry in the Victorian period was characterised by an extreme diversity of styles, preoccupations and subject-matter. This anthology attempts to draw out some of the main focuses of interest in the Victorian poet. No Victorian poet produced an overall theory of poetry, yet all accepted it as a natural vehicle of expression, and for... more...