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  • Relative Chronology in Early Greek Epic Poetryby Řivind Andersen; Dag T. T. Haug

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 29.00

    This book investigates the relative chronology of early Greek poetry through linguistic and literary analyses of the texts themselves. more...

  • Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95

    Leaves of Grass is a collection of poems by Walt Whitman originally published in 1855 at the poet's own expense. Criticized when first released for Whitman's use of free verse and his rather racy depictions of sexual love and the senses, Leaves of Grass is a celebration of the human form, the material world and nature. more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; John Dryden

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the founding of Rome in The Aeneid . Aeneas travels from his native Troy to Italy then wages victorious war upon the Latins. more...

  • Gods and Mortalsby Nina Kossman

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99 US$ 49.49

    For centuries, poets have looked into the mirror of classical myth to show us the many ways our emotional lives are still reflected in the ancient stories of heroism, hubris, transformation, and loss that myths so eloquently tell. Now, in Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths , we have the first anthology to gather the great 20th century... more...

  • Poets and Poemsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    In this volume, Bloom considers poets Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, William Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Butler Yeats, and many others. more...

  • The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Doorby Robert Bly; Leonard Lewisohn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    The great Persian poet Hafez is so beloved in Iran that almost every family there keeps his Divan close at hand. For some fifteen years, esteemed American poet and author Robert Bly has worked with the great Islamic scholar Leonard Lewisohn to produce this translation, which for the first time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his astonishing... more...

  • Science in Modern Poetryby John Holmes

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99 US$ 65.69

    Leading experts on modern poetry and on literature and science explore how poets have used scientific language in their poems, how poetry can offer new perspectives on science, and how the 'Two Cultures' can and have come together in the work of poets from Britain and Ireland, America and Australia. more...

  • Cognitive Poetics in Practiceby Joanna Gavins; Gerard Steen

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    Cognitive Poetics is a new way of thinking about literature, involving the application of cognitive linguistics and psychology to literary texts. This student-friendly book provides a set of case studies to help students understand the theory and master the practice of cognitive poetics in analysis. Written by a range of well-known scholars from a... more...

  • A Companion to Ancient Epicby John Miles Foley

    Wiley 2008; US$ 239.95 US$ 207.96

    A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman epic. It offers a multi-disciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives. A Companion to the Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic traditions Considers the interrelation between these... more...

  • The Epicby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    In this volume, Bloom writes on the ancient works of Homer through more modern epics such as Hart Crane's The Bridge. more...