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  • John the Baptist's Prayer or The Descent into Hell from the Exeter Bookby

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Edition, translation and full critical study of a hitherto marginalised text, bringing it to full attention for the first time. more...

  • Love and The Turning Seasonsby

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 23.99

    For thousands of years, India has excelled at erotic love poetry, and the genius of its devotional poetry often harnesses great energy and mystical insight. It is in fact often hard to tell whether the poets are offering poems of spiritual longing using the garment of love poetry, or writing erotic poems in the guise of devotion. Perhaps, in a country... more...

  • Adamgirk`by

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 154.99 US$ 133.29

    The first English translation of a major work of medieval literature: the Armenian epic poem on Adam and Eve, Adamgirk, composed by Arak`el of Siwnik` in the early fifteenth century. Michael E. Stone also supplies an illuminating introduction. more...

  • A Poet's Countryby

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 12.14

    While Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) was above all a poet, for most of his writing life he was a prolific producer of critical and autobiographical prose. Work for newspapers and magazines was often his main source of income, and provided him with a necessary outlet for his views on the writers of his time, and past times; on the spiritual function of... more...

  • Gnedichby Maria Rybakova

    Glagoslav Publications Limited 2015; US$ 13.55

    Maria Rybakova?s Gnedich captures the reader?s attention in its first stanzas with a striking allusion to Homeric Greece: ?The rage that killed so many/the wretched rage of Achilles/who knew that he would perish/ that he would perish young. more...

  • English Romantic Poetsby M. H. Abrams

    Oxford University Press 1975; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    This highly acclaimed volume contains thirty essays by such leading literary critics as A.O. Lovejoy, Lionel Trilling, C.S. Lewis, F.R. Leavis, Northrop Frye, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Jonathan Wordsworth, and Jack Stillinger. Covering the major poems by each of the important Romantic poets, the contributors present many significant perspectives... more...

  • Speak, Old Parrotby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2013; US$ 21.14

    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 folk... more...

  • Two for Joyby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2010; US$ 28.19

    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 through... more...

  • Milton & Tolerationby Sharon Achinstein; Elizabeth Sauer

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    Fifteen leading Milton scholars examine the idea of toleration in Milton's poetry and prose. Looking at how Milton himself imagined tolerance and locating his works in their literary, historical, and philosophical context, the essays address central issues including violence, heresy, church polity, liberalism, libertinism, natural law, equity, imperialism,... more...

  • Chaucerby Peter Ackroyd

    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...