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  • 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$ 232.95

    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...

  • Music Of The Sky: An Anthology Of Spiritby Patrick Laude

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    A collection of spiritual poetry from antiquity to the present, reflecting many styles and expressions of our experince of the sacred through the medium of poetry. Organized into three universal dimensions of spiritual life, the awareness of suffering and death, the experience of the depth of compassion and love, and the knowledge of the unity of... more...

  • Poemcrazyby Susan G. Wooldridge

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 13.95

    Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen. From the... more...

  • Rumi: Bridge to the Soulby Coleman Barks

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks, Rumi's unlikely, supremely passionate ambassador, to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday? Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi, has collected and... more...

  • Seven Poets, Four Days, One Bookby Dean Young; Christopher Merrill; Marvin Bell; Tomaz Salamun; Simone Inguanez; Istvan Laszlo Geher; Ksenia Golubovich

    Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Lauded poet Christopher Merrill hatched a brilliant plan: invite six other poets to join him in four days of writing in Iowa City. The poets would write for 30 minutes, creating a poem of 15 lines, and then read it aloud to the group. As poets heard the poems, they noted memorable words, images, and lines, which they would borrow to insert in subsequent... more...

  • What W. H. Auden Can Do for Youby Alexander McCall Smith

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    When facing a moral dilemma, Isabel Dalhousie--Edinburgh philosopher, amateur detective, and title character of a series of novels by best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith--often refers to the great twentieth-century poet W. H. Auden. This is no accident: McCall Smith has long been fascinated by Auden. Indeed, the novelist, best known for his... more...

  • Ambition and Anxietyby Line Henriksen

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 105.00

    This comparative study investigates the epic lineage that can be traced back from Derek Walcott’s Omeros and Ezra Pound’s Cantos through Dante’s Divina Commedia to the epic poems of Virgil and Homer, and identifies and discusses in detail a number of recurrent key topoi . A fresh definition of the concept of genre is worked out and presented,... more...

  • Ancient Greek Lyricsby Willis Barnstone

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Ancient Greek Lyrics collects Willis Barnstone's elegant translations of Greek lyric poetry -- including the most complete Sappho in English, newly translated. This volume includes a representative sampling of all the significant poets, from Archilochos, in the 7th century BCE, through Pindar and the... more...