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- Institute of Education Press 2010; US$ 37.95
The first academic book about the poetry of childhood, this international collection brings together poets including Philip Gross, Andrew Motion and Michael Rosen and distinguished critics to consider key poets writing for children, from John Bunyan to Carol Ann Duffy. Children, poets, parents and teachers describe their responses to poetry. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95
Helen Abbott examines the verse and prose poetry of Baudelaire and Mallarmé, together with their critical writings, to address how their attitudes towards the performance practice of poetry influenced the future of both poetry and music. Abbott considers the meaning of 'voice' in terms of rhetoric, the human body, exchange, and music,... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 23.98
2013 marks Dannie Abse's 90th birthday. In his lifetime he has published an astonishing array of work including poetry, fiction, criticism, plays and autobiography but it is as a poet that he is best known and loved. In Speak, Old Parrot he returns to themes of loss, love, medicine and its moral implications, the nature of creativity, Jewish... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 28.78
Dannie and Joan Abse had been married for more than fifty years when she was killed in a car crash in 2005. After her death he wrote his extraordinary memoir of loss, The Presence , which was the Wales Book of the Year in 2008. In contrast, much of this new collection is a delightful celebration. In it Dannie Abse returns to their marriage... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 109.99
Locating John Milton's works in national and international contexts, and applying a variety of approaches from literary to historical, philosophical, and postcolonial, Milton and Toleration offers a wide-ranging exploration of how Milton's visions of tolerance reveal deeper movements in the history of the imagination. Milton is often enlisted... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95
In the first in a new series of brief biographies, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brilliantly evokes the medieval world of England and provides an incomparable introduction to the great poet?s works. Geoffrey Chaucer, who died in 1400, lived a surprisingly eventful life. He served with the Duke of Clarence and with Edward III, and in 1359 was taken... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00
A fresh, modern prose retelling captures the vigorous and bawdy spirit of Chaucer?s classic Renowned critic, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents the work in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to modern readers while preserving the spirit of the original.... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
Kirkus Reviews ?Masterly . . . This new translation beckons us to make our own pilgrimage back to the very wellsprings of literature in our language.? ?Billy Collins ? The Canterbury Tales has remained popular for seven centuries. It is the most approachable masterpiece of the medieval world, and Mr. Raffel?s translation makes the stories even... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
This book provides a new literary treatment of an often-overlooked collection of fragmentary poems from the third century B.C.E. Alexandrian poet Callimachus. Callimachus' Iambi form a collection of thirteen poems, which rework archaic Greek iambography and look forward to Roman satire and other genres, especially to such collections as Horace's... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95
Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic culture adapted, reinterpreted, and transformed Archaic Greek lyric through a complex process of textual, cultural, and creative reception. Looking at the ways in which the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was preserved, edited, and read by Hellenistic scholars and... more...