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  • The Shakespeare Circleby Paul Edmondson; Stanley Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This collection tells the life stories of the people whom we know Shakespeare encountered, shedding new light on Shakespeare's life and times. more...

  • Analysing Sign Language Poetryby Dr Rachel Sutton-Spence

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 44.00

    This new study is a major contribution to sign language study and to literature generally, looking at the complex grammatical, phonological and morphological systems of sign language linguistic structure and their role in sign language poetry and performance. Chapters deal with repetition and rhyme, symmetry and balance, neologisms, ambiguity, themes,... more...

  • Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generationby Shane Graham; John Walters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This collection combines previously unpublished letters between African-American poet Langston Hughes and South-African writers of the 1950s and 1960s with scholarly commentary and criticism. The letters tell a fascinating story of the civil rights movement and apartheid and the struggle to overthrow it. more...

  • On the Nature of the Universeby Lucretius; Ronald Melville; Don Fowler

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 8.99

    `Therefore this terror and darkness of the mind Not by the sun's rays, nor the bright shafts of day, Must be dispersed, as is most necessary, But by the face of nature and her laws.' Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense... more...

  • Greek Lyricby Andrew M. Miller

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50

    . . . the translations are first-rate, better than anything comparable I know. The author is intelligent and scrupulous; he succeeds in maintaining a much higher level of accuracy and readability than any of his competitors. --Emmet Robbins, University of Toronto more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Horaceby Stephen Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    In this 2007 volume a superb international cast of contributors present an assessment of Horace, his work and its themes. more...

  • Poetry For Dummiesby The Poetry Center; John Timpane

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as ?the best words in the best order.? St. Augustine called it ?the Devil?s wine.? For Shelley, poetry was ?the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.? But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a... more...

  • T. S. Eliot The Poems Volume Oneby T.S. Eliot

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 58.33

    <p>Here, for the first time, is a fully scrutinized text of Eliot's poems, carefully restoring accidental omissions and removing textual errors that have crept in over the full century in which Eliot has been so frequently printed and reprinted. The edition also presents many poems from Eliot's youth which were published only decades later, as... more...

  • The Georgics of Virgilby David Ferry

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 16.99

    John Dryden called Virgil's Georgics , written between 37 and 30 B.C.E., "the best poem by the best poet." The poem, newly translated by the poet and translator David Ferry, is one of the great songs, maybe the greatest we have, of human accomplishment in difficult--and beautiful--circumstances, and in the context of all we share in nature. The... more...

  • War Musicby Christopher Logue

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 19.99

    For the second half of his long life, Christopher Logue (1926-2011) - political rebel, inventor of the poster poem, pioneer of poetry and jazz - was at work on a very different project: a rewriting of Homer's Iliad . The volumes that appeared from War Music (1981) onwards were distinct from translations, in that they set out to be a radical reimagining... more...