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  • Inscription and Modernityby John Kenneth MacKay

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Inscription and Modernity charts the vicissitudes of inscriptive poetry produced in the midst of the great and catastrophic political, social, and intellectual upheavals of the late 18th to mid 20th centuries. Drawing on the ideas of Geoffrey Hartman, Perry Anderson, Fredric Jameson, and Jacques Rancière... more...

  • The Memoir Bookby Patti Miller

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68

    A clear, engaging and practical 'how-to' guide to writing a memoir, by Australia's foremost teacher and practitioner of memoir and life writing, Patti Miller. more...

  • Hieroglyph of Timeby Marianne Shapiro

    University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 40.00

    Hieroglyph of Time was first published in 1981. "A dance of the intellect among words," Ezra Pound called the sestina. A poetic form invented by a Provençal troubadour, Arnaut Daniel, the sestina was elaborated and refined by Petrarch and is used today exactly as it was created. In Hieroglyph of Time, the first critical study of the sestina,... more...

  • How to Writeby Richard Rhodes

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to articulate: How do I dare write? Where do I begin? What do I do with this story I have to tell that fills and breaks my heart? Rich with personal... more...

  • Formal Approaches to Poetryby B. Elan Dresher; Nila Friedberg

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 224.00

    This volume represents some of the most exciting current thinking on the theory of meter. It includes papers from leading experts in the field, including Nigel Fabb, Kristin Hanson, Paul Kiparsky, Marina Tarlinskaja, Barry Scherr, among others. The book focuses on a wide variety of languages, including English, Finnish, Estonian, Russian,... more...

  • Academic Writing and Publishingby James Hartley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95

    Academic Writing and Publishing will show academics (mainly in the social sciences) how to write and publish research articles. Its aim is to supply examples and brief discussions of recent work in all aspects of the area in short, sharp chapters. It should serve as a handbook for postgraduates and lecturers new to publishing. The book is written... more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our  family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...

  • Poetic Creationby Carl Fehrman

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 67.50

    Myths of creativity have changed throughout Western literary history. The Romantic era cherished the idea of creativity as a spontaneous, unpremeditated act, closely related to improvisation. In the twentieth century the myth of the writer as a worker amo more...

  • Poetry as Spiritual Practiceby Robert McDowell

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 20.00

    "[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...

  • Poesie der Grammatik und Grammatik der Poesieby Roman Jakobson; Hendrik Birus; Sebastian Donat

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 559.00

    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...