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- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 12.40
Imagism was a brief, complex yet influential poetic movement of the early 1900s, a time of reaction against late nineteenth-century poetry which Ezra Pound, one of the key imagist poets, described as ?a doughy mess of third-hand Keats, Wordsworth ? half-melted, lumpy?. In contrast, imagist poetry, although riddled with conflicting definitions, was... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 11.27
James Fenton's An Introduction to English Poetry offers a master class for both the reader and writer of poetry. Simply and elegantly written and discussing the work of poets as wide ranging as W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Tennyson, Kipling, Milton and Blake, it covers all varieties of poetic practice in English. 'It is hard to imagine a beginner who... more...
- Canongate Books 2010; US$ 9.96
MACCAIG * MORGAN * LOCHHEADIntroduced by Roderick WatsonThis book contains a selection of the finest work from three of Scotland?s best-known and best-loved poets: Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead. They have fascinated and charmed thousands of readers and listeners across Europe and America with the energy, humour and compassion of their... more...
- Canongate Books 2007; US$ 19.13
Bukowski's unmistakable charisma ? an ex-down-and-outer who wrote of booze and loneliness in maverick, confident free verse ? made him one of the world?s most popular poets long before he died in 1994. More than a decade later, death has not slowed his production. This collection is selected from an archive of verse that the author left to be published... more...
- Canongate Books 2010; US$ 10.79
Edited and Introduced by Emily Lyle.Scotland?s ballads represent one of the high-water marks of Scottish literature and are famous as superb expressions of oral culture, reflecting a world of magic, deep passion and history transformed into legend.This selection includes more than eighty of the finest ballads, together with an introduction, notes and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.91
A classic anthology of American poetry, from the colonial beginnings in the seventeenth century right through to the twentieth century. From Anne Bradstreet to Ralph Waldo Emerson, from William Carlos Williams to Walt Whitman, from Emily Dickenson to Ai, this collection ranges widely across the American poetic spectrum. more...
- OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 12.99
A new edition of Jon Stallworthy's acclaimed anthology marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Complete with a revised introduction and 42 new poems, the volume offers diverse account of war poetry from Homer's The Iliad to poems written about the wars of the twenty-first century. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 7.95
This is a collection of standard texts of ancient Greek that are important components of what we know about Greek myth, religion, language and culture. It includes ample notes and introductions to provide information on the works' historic importance. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50
Considered the greatest Roman poet, Vergil spent over a decade working on this monumental epic poem, which has been a source of literary inspiration and poetic grandeur for more than 2,000 years. Its twelve books tell the heroic story of Aeneas, a Trojan who escaped the burning ruins of Troy to found a new city in the west. This city, Lavinium, was... more...