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  • Poemsby Emily Dickinson; Mabel Loomis Todd; T. W. Higginson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) was an eccentric, reclusive poet, though born to a family of good standing within their Massachusetts community. She had fewer than a dozen poems published in her lifetime, though posthumously her sister found a cache of nearly eighteen hundred, all of which have now been published. Emily's style was broke with the... more...

  • Parables and Portraitsby Stephen Mitchell

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    A revised edition of the first book of poems by Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator of Rilke's poetry, The Book of Job, and the Tao Te Ching. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. more...

  • New Yorkby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 48.00

    The city that never sleeps has played host to numerous modern classics. Arguably the heart of the American book business, New York has always been a hot spot for writers and literati. This book takes you on a tour of the city, examining it as it has appeared as a setting in various works of literature. Ages 15+. more...

  • Reading Melville's Pierre; or, The Ambiguitiesby Brian Higgins; Hershel Parker

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Herman Melville's Pierre; or. The Ambiguities has a storied place in the history of American publishing. Melville began writing this follow-up to Moby-Dick in October 1851, thinking that it might prove even more significant than its predecessor. The 1852 publication of Pierre was catastrophic, however. Melville lost his English publisher, and American... more...

  • Ocean Effectsby Brendan Galvin

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    Sharply observed and metaphorically inventive, Ocean Effects is a worthy follow-up to Galvin's National Book Award finalist Habitat. It includes a new vein of Galvin's trademark richly observed lyric poems on the biota, landscapes, and weathers of coastal New England. Seascapes and the natural world bracket sequences spoken by personae as various... more...

  • One Bodyby Margaret Gibson

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    One Body is Margaret Gibson's most intimate collection of poems to date. Written as if to honor the injunction "Work to simplify the heart," the poems are direct, empathetic, and tender in their study of life and death. The thirteen poems of the opening sequence, as well as other poems throughout, look steadily at life and death until... more...

  • Becoming Cajun, Becoming Americanby Maria Hebert-Leiter

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    From antebellum times, Louisiana?s unique multipartite society included a legal and social space for intermediary racial groups such as Acadians, Creoles, and Creoles of Color. In Becoming Cajun, Becoming American, Maria Hebert-Leiter explores how American writers have portrayed Acadian culture over the past 150 years. Combining a study of Acadian... more...

  • Vintage Lopezby Barry Lopez

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.95

    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?Lopez has such great narrative skill and uses his words so carefully the simple intensity is often nearly overwhelming.? ? The Oregonian Barry Lopez is an unparalleled explorer of the relationship between humanity... more...

  • Subterraneanby Jill Bialosky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Jill Bialosky follows her acclaimed debut collection, The End of Desire , with this powerful sequence of poems that probes the subterranean depths of eros. Gerald Stern has called Bialosky ?the poet of the secret garden, the place, at once, of grace and sadness,? and here she enters that garden again, blending the classical with the contemporary in... more...

  • The Darkness and the Lightby Anthony Hecht

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 23.00

    The poetry of Anthony Hecht has been praised by Harold Bloom and Ted Hughes, among others, for its sure control of difficult material and its unique music and visual precision. This new volume is the fruit of a mellowing maturity that carries with it a smoky bitterness, a flavor of ancient and experienced wisdom, as in this stanza from ?Sarabande on... more...