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- Atria Books 2008; US$ 18.99
"[When we read and write poetry,] it is as if a long-settled cloud in our mind suddenly dissipates, and we are divine once again." -- from the Introduction Poetry is the language of devotion in prayer, chant, and song. Reading and writing poetry creates clarity, deepens and expands spiritual inquiry, and cultivates wisdom, compassion, self-confidence,... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 423.93
Jakobson?s late work ?Poetry of Grammar and Grammar of Poetry? (1981) is world-renowned as a milestone in modern literary theory. Yet hardly anyone is equal to the multilingual challenge it presents. A remedy is offered by this translation with full commentary of Jakobson?s structuralist analyses of poems and his most important poetological... more...
- MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. Aristotle''s Poetics aims to give an account of what he calls ''poetry'' (covering the lyric, the epos, and the drama). Aristotle attempts to explain ''poetry'' through ''first principles''... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
This book explores the conjunction of authorship and family life as a distinctive cultural formation of Romantic-era Britain. It traces an alternative history of Romantic authorship, one that lies on the cusp between a vanishing manuscript culture and the dominance of print, grappling with an evolving tension between the private and public spheres. more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 87.99
This collection of essays offers the first ever comparative approach to ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern traditions of lament. Beginning with the Sumerian and Hittite traditions, the volume moves on to exam Bronze Age iconographic representations of lamentation, Homeric lament, depictions of lament in Greek tragedy and parodic comedy, and finally... more...
- F+W Media 2002; US$ 15.95
The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books is the perfect handbook if you're looking to create a successful children's book. From generating a sellable idea to turning in your manuscript, The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books is packed with information that can help your publishing dreams come true. The Everything Guide to Writing... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62
Ancient Epic offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to six of the greatest ancient epics – Homer's Iliad and Odyssey , Vergil's Aeneid , Ovid's Metamorphoses , and Apollonius of Rhodes' Agonautica . Provides an accessible introduction to the ancient epic Offers interpretive analyses of poems within a comprehensive historical... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
The authority of poetry varies from one period to another, from one culture to another. For Robert von Hallberg, the authority of lyric poetry has three sources: religious affirmation, the social institutions of those who speak the idioms from which particular poems are made, and the extraordinary cognition generated by the formal and musical resources... more...
- 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...