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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cross That Dante Bearsby Mary A Watt

    UPF 2005; US$ 44.95

    An outstanding, new, and thorough interpretation of the symbolism of the cross in Dante’s poetics. more...

  • A Year with Hafizby Hafiz; Daniel Ladinsky

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 14.99

    Daniel Ladinsky?s stunning interpretations of 365 soul-nurturing poems?one for each day of the year?by treasured Persian lyric poet Hafiz The poems of Hafiz are masterpieces of sacred poetry that nurture the heart, soul, and mind. With learned insight and a delicate hand, Daniel Ladinsky explores the many emotions addressed in these verses. His... more...

  • Selected Poems David Harsentby David Harsent

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 17.49

    A selection of David Harsent's work from across his career more...

  • Woods etc.by Alice Oswald

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    The wonderful follow-up collection to Alice Oswald's T. S. Eliot Prize-winning 'river poem' Dart. more...