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  • English Romantic Verseby David Wright; David Wright

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 19.18

    English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence. Nearly all the famous piéces de résistance will be found here - 'Intimations of Immortality' , 'The Ancient Mariner' , 'The Tyger' , excerpts from 'Don Juan' - as well as some less familiar poems. As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological... more...

  • An Introduction to English Poetryby James Fenton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.98

    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... more...

  • Lyrical Balladsby Samuel Coleridge; William Wordsworth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.38

    Published in 1798, Lyrical Ballads is a dazzling collaboration containing twenty-three poems by close friends, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) - two major figures of English Romanticism. The volume heralded a new approach to poetry and expresses the poets' reflections on mankind's relationship with the forces... more...

  • RHYW Poetry Collectionby Various

    ReadHowYouWant 2012; US$ 5.99

    This title contains,The Iliad of Homer by Homer, Maggie's Visit to Oxford and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll, Poems b………………….. more...

  • Three Scottish Poetsby MacCaig Morgan Lochhead

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 9.96

    MACCAIG * MORGAN * LOCHHEAD Introduced by Roderick Watson This 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... more...

  • Come On In!by Charles Bukowski

    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...

  • Scottish Balladsby Emily Lyle

    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... more...

  • Annalsby Tacitus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 20.78

    A compelling new translation of Tacitus' Annals , one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome, by Cynthia Damon. Tacitus' Annals recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity Tacitus describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius,... more...

  • The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-Janby Meng Hao-Jan; David Hinton

    Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 14.00

    The first full flowering of Chinese poetry occurred in the illustrious T?ang Dynasty, and at the beginning of this renaissance stands Meng Hao-jan (689-740 c.e.), esteemed elder to a long line of China?s greatest poets. Deeply influenced by Ch?an (Zen) Buddhism, Meng was the first to make poetry from the Ch?an insight that deep understanding lies beyond... more...

  • The Penguin Book of American Verseby Geoffrey Moore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.98

    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...