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  • The Poetry of Raymond Carverby Sandra Lee Kleppe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe focuses particularly on the complex literary and scientific systems that influenced Carver’s development as a writer as she makes a case... more...

  • Keats, Modesty and Masturbationby Rachel Schulkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Through close readings of Isabella; or the Pot of Basil, The Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia and ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci,’ Rachel Schulkins offers a re-evaluation of Keats and his poetry designed to show that Keats’s sexual imagery counters conservative morality by encoding taboo desires and the pleasures of masturbation. Her book reveals... more...

  • Otherworldly John Drydenby Jack M. Armistead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Reminding readers of John Dryden’s persistent use of occult rhetoric, Armistead argues that Dryden’s otherworldliness involves more than Christian apologetics, biblical typology, or intermittent borrowings from the supernatural materials in classical literature. Otherworldly John Dryden engages with a wide range of the writer’s poetry... more...

  • T.S. Eliotby G. Douglas Atkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    By comparing and contrasting the pre-conversion and the post-conversion poetics and poetic practices of T.S. Eliot, this book elucidates the responsibilities and opportunities for a poet who is also Christian. This book is the second in a trilogy which includes T.S. Eliot, Lancelot Andrewes, and the Word . more...

  • Dylan Thomasby Walford Davies

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    An authoritative introduction by a leading Dylan Thomas scholar to the nature, cultural background, achievement and critical reception of this major poet’s work. more...

  • Roman Jakobsonby Richard Bradford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 144.95

    In Roman Jakobson Richard Bradford reasserts the value of Jakobson's work, arguing that he has a great deal to offer contemporary critical theory and providing a critical appraisal the sweep of Jakobson's career. Bradford re-establishes Jakobson's work as vital to our understanding of the relationship between language and poetry. By exploring Jakobson's... more...

  • The Collected Works of Ann Hawkshawby Ann Hawkshaw; Debbie Bark

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    Along with a biographical and critical introduction, ‘The Collected Works of Ann Hawkshaw’ brings together Hawkshaw’s four volumes of poetry and republishes them together for the first time. An appendix of reviews and contemporary criticism of Hawkshaw’s work is included, along with details of the republication of individual poems. more...

  • Robert Frost in Contextby Mark Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Forty essays from influential scholars and poets offer a fresh, multifaceted assessment of the life and works of Robert Frost. more...

  • The Myth of Piers Plowmanby Lawrence Warner

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    A revisionary account of the powerful myths that grew up around the production and reception of the great medieval poem. more...

  • Ovid: Epistulae ex Ponto Book Iby Ovid; Garth Tissol

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Edition and commentary, aimed at students and scholars, providing the most accessible introduction available to this late work of Ovid. more...