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  • The Impotency Poem from Ancient Latin to Restoration English Literatureby Hannah Lavery

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The first book length study of the motif of impotency in poetry from early antiquity through to the late Restoration, this book explores the impotency poem as a recognisable form of poetry in the longer tradition of erotic elegy. Hannah Lavery demonstrates that impotency poems can be seen on one level to represent bawdy escapism, but on the other to... more...

  • Singularity and Transnational Poeticsby Birgit Mara Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Over the past decade ?singularity? has been a prominent term in a broad range of fields, ranging from philosophy to literary and cultural studies to science and technology studies. This volume intervenes in this broad discussion of singularity and its various implications, proposing to explore the term for its specific potential in the study of literature.... more...

  • A Muse and a Mazeby Peter Turchi

    Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    With his characteristic genius for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he teases out how mystery lies at the heart of all storytelling,... more...

  • Guernicaby Nick Flynn

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    A Guernica magazine anthology of the best features, interviews, fiction, poetry and Guernica Daily articles published over the past year. more...

  • The World Split Openby Margaret Atwood; Wallace Stegner; Edward P. Jones; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marilynne Robinson

    Tin House Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world?s most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country?s largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland?s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers? discuss their work and their thoughts on the trajectory of contemporary literature and culture.... more...

  • Tonight The Moon is Redby Virginia McKenna

    Muswell Press 2014; US$ 10.94

    A highly personal collection of poems written by Virginia McKenna, the star of Born Free, recollecting the people, places and animals that have inspired her. 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...

  • 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...