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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • The Evolution of Verse Structure in Old and Middle English Poetryby Geoffrey Russom

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book traces the evolution of traditional English verse structures from their Old and Middle origins to the Modern English period. more...

  • Early Auden, Later Audenby Edward Mendelson; Edward Mendelson

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Presented in one volume for the very first time, and updated with new archival discoveries, Early Auden, Later Auden reintroduces Edward Mendelson's acclaimed, two-part biography of W. H. Auden (1907?73), one of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century. This book offers a detailed history and interpretation of Auden?s oeuvre, spanning... more...

  • The Rift in The Luteby Maximilian de Gaynesford

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 79.99

    What is it for poetry to be serious and to be taken seriously? What is it to be open to poetry, attuned to what it says, alive to what it does? These questions call equally on poetry and philosophy, but poetry and philosophy have an ancient quarrel. Maximilian de Gaynesford converts their mutual antipathy into something mutually enhancing. more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 0.99

    The Ancient Greek tale of Odysseus, cursed to wander the perilous world on his epic voyage home. The decade-long Trojan War has come to an end and Odysseus, the King of Ithaca instrumental in securing victory for the Greeks, finally sets sail for home. But his adventures are far from over. Cursed by the god Poseidon to wander the earth for ten... more...

  • David Jonesby Thomas Dilworth

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    As a poet, visual artist and essayist, David Jones is one of the great Modernists. The variety of his gifts reminds us of Blake ? though he is a better poet and a greater all-round artist. Jones was an extraordinary engraver, painter and creator of painted inscriptions, but he also belongs in the first rank of twentieth-century poets. Though he was... more...

  • Conflict and Consensus in Early Greek Hexameter Poetryby Paola Bassino; Lilah Grace Canevaro; Barbara Graziosi

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    A fresh and wide-ranging exploration across the whole of early Greek hexameter poetry, focusing on issues of poetics and metapoetics. more...

  • The Collected Poems of Li Heby Li He; J.D. Frodsham; Paul Rouzer

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 22.95

    The definitive collection of works by one of the Tang Dynasty's most eccentric (and badly-behaved) poets, now back in print for the first time in decades. Li He is the bad-boy poet of the late Tang dynasty. He began writing at the age of seven and died at twenty-six from alcoholism or, according to a later commentator, ?sexual dissipation,? or... more...

  • Wild Geese Returningby Michele Metail; Jody Gladding; Jeffrey Yang

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 17.95

    A breathtaking introduction to Chinese multidirectional poems, told through the story of Su Hui, the greatest writer of these poems who embroidered a silk with 840 characters--equaling as many as 12,000 multidirectional poems--for her distant husband. For nearly two thousand years, the condensed language of classical Chinese has offered the... more...

  • On Empsonby Michael Wood

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    From one of today's most distinguished critics, a beautifully written exploration of one of the twentieth century's most important literary critics Are literary critics writers ? As Michael Wood says, "Not all critics are writers?perhaps most of them are not?and some of them are better when they don't try to be." The British critic and poet William... more...

  • About Poemsby Anne Stevenson

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    In this innovative series of public lectures at Newcastle University, leading contemporary poets speak about the craft and practice of poetry to audiences drawn from both the city and the university. The lectures are then published in book form by Bloodaxe, giving readers everywhere the opportunity to learn what the poets themselves think about their... more...