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Poetry

  • "Arms, and the Man I sing . . ."by Arvid LÝsnes

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 94.99

    This study referred to as a "preface" is given this designation because its basic aim is not to offer an up-to-date overall assessment of Dryden's translation of Virgil's ∆neid but, rather, to provide a relevant basis for such an assessment ?thus allowing for a wide range of readership. The relevance of this approach rests on two basic premises:... more...

  • 'Counterfeiting' Shakespeareby Brian Vickers

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 58.00

    Vickers examines authorship claims for two poems, finding neither to be the work of Shakespeare. more...

  • "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You"by Herbert Leibowitz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 30.00

    Herbert Leibowitz's "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You" provides a new perspective on the life and poetry of the doctor poet William Carlos Williams, a key American writer who led one of the more eventful literary lives of the twentieth century. Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era-Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford,... more...

  • "The Space of Words"by Jennifer M. Hoyer

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    A new evaluation of one of the most significant Holocaust poets, Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), offering the first sustained critical analysis of Sachs's largely unanalyzed pre-war poetry and prose. more...

  • (Re:)Working the Groundby James Maynard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This collection of essays focuses on the remarkable group of texts comprising the late writings of Robert Duncan. Although praised by reviewers, Duncan's last two books of poetry have yet to receive the critical attention they merit. Written by a cast of emerging and established scholars, these essays bring together a diverse set of approaches to... more...

  • The 20th Century in Poetryby Michael Hulse; Simon Rae

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 39.47

    This ground-breaking anthology presents in chronological order over 400 poems written in the twentieth century. The authors, both published poets themselves, give an overview of each period of history, while notes to the poems place each one in its historical context and trace the century's poetic development. Concise biographies for each poet complete... more...

  • 40 Sonnetsby Don Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    This new collection from Don Paterson, his first since the Forward prize-winning Rain in 2009, is a series of forty sonnets. Some take a more traditional form, some are highly experimental, but what these poems share is a lyrical intelligence and musical gift that has been visible in his work since his first book of poems, Nil Nil , in 2009. ... more...

  • The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poetsby Jeffrey Skinner

    Sarabande Books 2012; US$ 15.99

    Everything you wanted to know about being a moderately successful poet, but were too tired to ask. more...

  • A.E. Housman: Collected Poemsby A.E. Housman

    Penguin Books Ltd 1995; US$ 12.68

    A. E. Housman, being one of the most famous and widely read poets of the early twentieth century, is certainly worthy of praise. His 'Collected Poems' are therefore a valuable read because they allow readers to gain an impression of the author's mind, opinions and lifestyle. Furthermore, they simultaneously depict a man who was deeply pessimistic and... more...

  • A-Z Great Modern Writersby Andy Tuohy; Caroline Taggart

    Octopus 2017; US$ 18.99

    Artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy turns his hand to the world of modern literature in this new instalment of the A-Z series. Rendered in his distinctive style, this new book features portraits of 52 key modern writers significant for their contribution to literature, with a whole host of names from across the world including Simone de Beauvoir,... more...