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- Wiley 2009; US$ 117.95
An innovative introduction to writing poetry designed for students of creative writing and budding poets alike. Challenges the reader’s sense of what is possible in a poem. Traces the history and highlights the potential of poetry. Focuses on the fundamental principles of poetic construction, such as: Who is speaking? Who are they... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 135.00
This accessible and jargon-free book features readings of over 20 key texts and authors in Western poetry and philosophy, including Homer, Plato, Beowulf , Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Rousseau. Simon Haines presents a thought-provoking and theoretically aware account of Western literature and philosophy, arguing that the history of both can be... more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 65.00
This book suggests that the origins of the thought and literature which is termed "modern" can be traced to the 13th-century Italian invention of the sonnet, the first literary form since classical times meant not for performance but for silent reading and introspection. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 45.00
Poets have always been the medium through which a culture talks of, and to, its gods. Despite the 20th century's self-definition as a secular and post-Christian epoch, this text shows it has produced poetry about Jesus of surprising quality and variety. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1999; US$ 111.00
This text examines the role that journal editors play in academia. It looks at the careers of 35 journal editors through interviews that cover their rise to positions of influence, their views of the work of journal publishing, and the role played by personal networks as they conduct their work. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00
"While Mr. Fry's book is aimed at a general audience, it seems particularly well-suited to the lawyer or Web-site designer or homemaker or medical technician whose daily life feels distant from poetry and yet who remembers, with a yearning fondness, the joys of reading Shakespeare or Keats or Frost as an undergraduate. ... Fry understands the saving... more...
- 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 RanciÃ¨re... more...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
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...