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  • Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Poetryby

    De Gruyter Saur 2009; US$ 182.00

    Joseph Pulitzer had not originally intended to award a prize for poetry. An initiative by the Poetry Society of America provided the initial impetus to establish the prize, first awarded in 1922. The supplement volume chronicles the whole history of how the awards for this category developed, giving an account based mainly on confidential jury protocols... more...

  • Dichtungen der Schuljahre 1710?1715by

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 321.00

    Until now, there has been no complete critical textual edition of the works of Günther, after Carl Enders was unable to realize his publishing plans and since Wilhelm Krämer?s edition remained incomplete. The new edition takes all of the works of the great Silesian poet into consideration, including their preliminary stages and fragments. The commentary... more...

  • Musaeus. Linus. Epimenides. Papyrus Derveni. Indicesby

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 140.00

    This final volume of the Poetae epici Graeci includes the testimonia and fragments of Musaeus, Linus, Epimenides and the Papyrus Derveni. Numerous indices (fontium, verborum, auctorum et operum) and a Concordantia numerorum facilitate the use of the entire edition. more...

  • Between Baudelaire and Mallarméby Helen Abbott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • Speak, Old Parrotby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2013; US$ 21.01

    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,... more...

  • Two for Joyby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2010; US$ 25.21

    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...

  • Milton & Tolerationby Sharon Achinstein; Elizabeth Sauer

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Peter Ackroyd

    Penguin Group US 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...

  • Polyeideiaby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    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...