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  • The Philosophy of Styleby Herbert Spencer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher and prominent social theorist of the Victorian era. In his work The Philosophy of Style he argues that written language should be as easy to understand as possible, allowing for the most effective and efficient possible communication. His suggestions for sentence structure supported ideas on formalist rhetoric. more...

  • Rethinking Khayyaamismby Khodadad Kaviani

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    This book contains poetry attributed to Omar Khayyaam (1048-1131), a popular Iranian poet whose philosophies provoke strong reactions from those who agree or disagree with his ideas. Along with each poem, there are conversation starters and questions that invite the reader to dig deeper into the exposed concepts. more...

  • Compass Points - Building Your Storyby Kelly Lawrence

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Struggling with structure? Grappling with your plot points? This brief but in-depth guide is a useful aid for both emerging and established writers. more...

  • Spanish Golden Age Poetry in Motionby Jean Andrews; Isabel Torres

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    The fourteen essays of this volume engage in distinct ways with the matter of motion in early modern Spanish poetics. Los catorce ensayos de este volumen conectan de una manera perceptible con el tema del movimiento en la poesía española del siglo de oro more...

  • Poetic Forceby Kevin Mclaughlin

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    This book argues that the theory of force elaborated in Immanuel Kant's aesthetics (and in particular, his theorization of the dynamic sublime) is of decisive importance to poetry in the nineteenth century and to the connection between poetry and philosophy over the last two centuries. Inspired by his deep engagement with the critical theory of Walter... more...

  • Writing after Retirementby Carol Smallwood; Christine Redman-Waldeyer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99

    This anthology explores the many avenues would-be writers can take to initiate a career as a published author. It is filled with tips on how to write in a variety of genres and how to connect with other writers in his or her community. This book offers realistic advice that accurately portrays the challenges and obstacles aspiring writers face. ... more...

  • Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Textsby Elena Semino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts introduces an interdisciplinary and practical approach to the analysis of poetry which focuses on text worlds, namely the contexts, scenarios or types of reality that readers construct in their interaction with the language of texts. The book demonstrates in detail three ways of approaching poetic... more...

  • Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heineby Ritchie Robertson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 109.99

    This is a study of mock-epic poetry in English, French, and German from the 1720s to the 1840s. While mock-heroic poetry is a parodistic counterpart to serious epic, mock-epic poetry starts by parodying epic but moves on to much wider and richer literary explorations; it relies heavily on intertextual allusion to other works, on narratorial irony,... more...

  • Modernism and Poetic Inspirationby Jed Rasula

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    The sites of inspiration documented in this book range from nineteenth century linguistic theory to postmodern strategies of conceptual writing, encompassing well known instances of modernist poetics (Mallarmé, Pound, Olson) alongside obscure but revealing figures like Otto Nebel and Henri-Martin Barzun. more...

  • Reading Visual Poetryby Willard Bohn

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2010; US$ 34.99

    Reading Visual Poetry examines works created in Spain, Latin America, France, Italy, Brazil, and the United States. Besides explicating individual works, it investigates the dynamics involved in reading (and viewing) visual poetry. more...