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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Theory into Poetryby Eva Muller-Zettelmann; Margarete Rubik

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 105.00

    At the beginning of the 21st century, there is still no generally accepted comprehensive definition of the lyric or differentiated modern toolkit for its analysis. The reception of poetry is largely characterised either by an empathetic identification of critics with the lyric persona or by exclusive interest in formal patterning. The present volume... more...

  • How to Write What You Love and Make a Living at Itby Dennis E. Hensley

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.99

    A writers? writer shares his secrets The author of 49 books and over 3,000 articles, Dennis Hensley shares his secrets for making it as an author. He discusses how to find a distinctive style, how to make time to write, and how to negotiate contracts. In easy-to-follow steps, the book outlines the keys to contacting agents, securing copyrights,... more...