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  • Translation and the Poet's Lifeby Paul Davis

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 124.99

    Between the Civil War and the early decades of the eighteenth century, English poets of the first rank devoted more of their time and creative energies to translating than they had ever done before or have ever done since. Paul Davis's Translation and the Poet's Life is the first study to range across the entirety of this golden age of poetic... more...

  • Selected Poems: Donneby John Donne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.38

    Regarded by many as the greatest of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne (1572-1631) was also among the most intriguing figures of the Elizabethan age. A sensualist who composed erotic and playful love poetry in his youth, he was raised a Catholic but later became one of the most admired Protestant preachers of his time. The Selected Poems reflects this... more...

  • The Penguin Book Of Spanish Verseby none

    Penguin Books Ltd 1988; US$ 33.58

    'You have dark eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness '. Spanish poetry is astonishing in its richness and variety. This anthology covers the two great flowerings of Spanish verse: the first, which lasted to the end of the seventeenth century, and second, from the mid-nineteenth century through the Spanish Civil War, to the present. This... more...

  • Selected Poemsby D. H. Lawrence; James Fenton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.38

    From early, rhyming work in Love Poems and Others (1913) to the groundbreaking exploration of free verse in Birds, Beast and Flowers (1923), the poems of D.H Lawrence challenged convention and inspired later poets. This voloume includes extensive selections from these and other editions, and contains some of his most famous poems, such as 'Piano',... more...

  • The Penguin Book of English Verseby P J Keegan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 32.00

    This ambitious and revelatory collection turns the traditional chronology of anthologies on its head, listing poems according to their first individual appearance in the language rather than by poet. more...

  • Imagist Poetryby Peter Jones

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 17.58

    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...

  • Selected Poemsby William Wordsworth; Stephen Gill

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.78

    One of the major poets of Romanticism, Wordsworth epitomized the spirit of his age with his celebration of the natural world and the spontanous expression of feeling. This volume contains a rich selection from the most creative phase of his life, including extracts from his masterpiece, The Prelude, and the best-loved of his shorter poems such as... more...

  • Selected Poems: Tennysonby Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.98

    Tennyson's poetry epitomizes the Victorian age, for which he became a spokesman. His finest poems are often steeped in a sensuous melancholy, as in Maud , or are chivaric, heroic and allegorical, as in The Lady of Shalot and Morte d'Arthur. more...

  • Eugene Oneginby Alexander Pushkin; Stanley Mitchell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98

    Eugene Onegin is the master work of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountainhead of their literature. Set in 1820s Russia, Pushkin's verse novel follows the fates of three men and three women. Engaging, full of suspense, and varied in tone, it contains a large cast of characters and offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical... more...

  • Selected Poems: Keatsby John Keats

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.38

    Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. By the end of his brief career, he had written poems of such beauty, imagination and generosity of spirit, that he had - unwittingly - fulfilled his wish that he should ?be among the English poets after my death?. This wide-ranging selection... more...