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- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 149.99
Peter Robinson's third book of literary criticism presents a sequence of chapters exploring ways that selves and situations interact and become imaginatively identified with each other in poems. Readings of works by Ezra Pound, Basil Bunting, Louis MacNeice, W. S. Graham, Elizabeth Bishop, Allen Curnow, Charles Tomlinson, Mairi MacInnes, Tom Raworth,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.94
The Road to Inver gathers the verse translations of Tom Paulin from four decades, and brings together distinguished versions of classical and European poets which have appeared in his previous collections, from Liberty Tree (1983) to The Wind Dog (1999). But The Road to Inver also includes dozens of new and recent translations from the European... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available
In this refreshing and inspiring book, Phil Roberts asserts that poetry, like music, is based on sound and so close attention should be paid to its rhythms and metrical patterns. He illustrates his points with lively examples ranging from nursery rhymes and limericks to recent experimental forms as well as familiar pieces from over the centuries. The... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 13.99
A magnificent new translation of the enduring epic about the sundering of the Roman Republic. Lucan lived from 39-65 AD at a time of great turbulence in Rome. His Civil War portrays two of the most colorful and powerful figures of the age-Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great, enemies in a vicious struggle for power that severed bloodlines... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 195.00
Reinmar der Alte, the twelfth-century poet also known as Reinmar von Hagenau, wrote a considerable number of ?Frauenlieder? and ?Frauenstrophen?, i.e. poems and stanzas in which the speaker is a woman. However, there has never been a satisfactory scholarly treatment of these poems. Throughout the history of scholarship dealing with his works, the evaluation... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 25.45
An intensely personal exploration and celebration of the life and work of one of Australia's premier poets, Judith Wright, through the landscape and country she loved so much Fiona Capp, novelist and author of the acclaimed memoir That Oceanic Feeling , was 17 years old when she first met Judith Wright. Everything that followed from this encounter... more...
- Anthem Press 2013; US$ 40.00
For all its fame in the wider world, Edward FitzGerald?s ?Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám? (1859) has been largely ignored by the academic establishment. This volume explores the reasons for both its popularity and neglect. more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.94
'Donne is perhaps the most intellectual of English poets, and John Carey is perhaps the most intelligent of contemporary English literary critics. The encounter, as one might expect, is fierce and enthralling... This book is sensitive, searching, powerful, exciting, provocative and witty. It is a superb achievement.' Christopher Hill, TLS ... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94
"Ian Hamilton's last book, published posthumously in 2002, is a typically brilliant revisiting of the concept of Samuel Johnson's classic Lives of the English Poets, wherein Hamilton considers 45 deceased poets of the twentieth century, offering his personal estimation of what claims they will have on posterity and 'against oblivion.' Examples of... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57
Since his debut, Nil Nil , won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1993, Don Paterson has lit up the poetry scene in the U.K. His dazzling, intensely lyric and luminous verse has delighted readers ever since, and won many awards along the way. God's Gift Women took the T. S. Eliot Prize in 1997, Landing Light won it again in 2003... more...