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  • The Cinder Pathby Andrew Motion

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    A new poetry collection from Andrew Motion - the last published in his role as Poet Laureate more...

  • The Song of Lunchby Christopher Reid

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65

    Published to tie-in with a major BBC 2 dramatization for National Poetry Day, starring Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. more...

  • Robert Herrickby Stephen Romer

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 8.74

    In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets of our literature. Robert... more...

  • God and Mystery in Wordsby David Brown

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    In God and Mystery in Words David Brown uses the way in which poetry and drama have in the past opened people to the possibility of religious experience as a launch pad for advocating less wooden approaches to Christian worship today. So far from encouraging imagination and exploration, hymns and sermons now more commonly merely consolidate belief.... more...

  • Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horaceby S. J. Harrison

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 44.99

    S. J. Harrison sets out to sketch one answer to a key question in Latin literary history: why did the period c.39-19 BC in Rome produce such a rich range of complex poetical texts, above all in the work of the famous poets Vergil and Horace? Harrison argues that one central aspect of this literary flourishing was the way in which different poetic genres... more...

  • Exemplary Epicby Ben Tipping

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 98.99

    The force of example was a distinctive determiner of Roman identity. However, examples always rely upon the response of an audience, and are dependent upon context. Even where the example presented is positive, we cannot always suppress any negative associations it may also carry. In this study of the representation of certain central characters in... more...

  • Emily Dickinsonby Ted Hughes; Emily Dickinson

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 8.74

    In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets in our literature. Emily Dickinson... more...

  • Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorateby Edward Holberton

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 109.99

    The Cromwellian Protectorate was a period of innovation in poetry and drama, as well as constitutional debate. This new account of the period focuses on key cultural institutions - Parliament, an embassy to Sweden, Oxford University, Cromwell's state funeral - to examine this poetry's relationship with a culture in transformation and crisis.... more...

  • Playing the Farmerby Philip Thibodeau

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 63.00

    Playing the Farmer reinvigorates our understanding of Vergil?s Georgics , a vibrant work written by Rome?s premier epic poet shortly before he began the Aeneid. Setting the Georgics in the social context of its day, Philip Thibodeau for the first time connects the poem?s idyllic, and idealized, portrait of rustic life and agriculture with changing... more...

  • The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satireby Maria Plaza

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 48.99

    Maria Plaza sets out to analyse the function of humour in the Roman satirists Horace, Persius, and Juvenal. Her starting point is that satire is driven by two motives, which are to a certain extent opposed: to display humour, and to promote a serious moral message. She argues that, while the Roman satirist needs humour for his work's aesthetic... more...