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  • My Grandmother's Glass Eyeby Craig Raine

    Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 14.57

    'By poetry we - we the masses - mean something vague, something untrue, something uplifting, something beautiful, something so eloquent it isn't for everyday. The word "poetry" is up there with "soul". And I am against it.' My Grandmother's Glass Eye deploys its considerable learning, its intelligent expertise, wittily, memorably. It is an... more...

  • Unacknowledged Legislatorsby Roger Pearson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 182.25

    Unacknowledged Legislators presents an original and detailed history of the theory and practice of French poetry from 1750 through to the end of the Romantic Period. Focussing on five major writers of the period, it demonstrates how the figure of the poet as lawgiver was central to the theory and practice of poetry during this period. more...

  • El infierno de Dante Alighieri (Guía de lectura)by

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99 presenta y analiza en esta guía de lectura El infierno , primer cántico de la célebre Divina Comedia de Dante Alighieri. Esta inspiradora obra maestra de la literatura italiana ha tenido una gran difusión a nivel mundial en parte gracias a su carácter innovador: nos presenta un periplo del autor a través del infierno, de la... more...

  • Secular Chainsby Philip Connell

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 121.50

    Secular Chains uses close readings of the work of a range of canonical poets to re-evaluate the relationship between English literary culture and the political challenges to religious authority that emerged in the wake of the civil wars, and which culminated in the intellectual ferment of the early Enlightenment. more...

  • The Penguin Book of English Songby Richard Stokes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 47.05

    The Penguin Book of English Song anthologizes the work of 100 English poets who have inspired a host of different composers (some English, some not) to write vocal music. Each of the chapters, arranged chronologically from Chaucer to Auden, opens with a precis of the poet's life, work and, often, approach to music. Richard Stokes's notes and commentaries... more...

  • F W Harveyby Anthony Boden

    The History Press 2016; US$ 24.78

    F W Harvey was one of a generation whose lives were splintered by the First World War, and one of that group of war poets for whom the war changed everything. He joined the 5th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment only days after war was declared, and was among the first Territorials to land in France. As a Lance-Corporal he was awarded the Distinguished... more...

  • Widening Income Inequalityby Frederick Seidel

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 15.99

    Seidel is the great controversialist of American poetry. Dubbed a 'transgressive adventurer,' a 'demonic gentleman,' a 'triumphant outsider,' a 'great poet of innocence,' and 'an example of the dangerous Male of the Species', his sly, witty and wide-eyed poems seem earnest one moment and flippant the next, and will see him rotating his caustic... more...

  • Les Fleurs du mal de Baudelaireby Hervé Romain

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 7.99

    ?uvre phare de la poésie française, Les Fleurs du mal incarnent l?essence même de Baudelaire, ce poète dandy et torturé, et de son style au confluent de plusieurs genres. Mû par une volonté de s?écarter des carcans traditionnels de la poésie de l?époque, Baudelaire choque, innove et traduit avec une sincérité percutante, voire dérangeante, ce sentiment... more...

  • Virgil's Eclogues and the Art of Fictionby Raymond Kania

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    A new, comprehensive study of Virgil's Eclogues that reinterprets an ancient text and genre as imaginative fiction. more...

  • Horace's Epodesby Philippa Bather; Claire Stocks

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 148.50

    Covering a wide range of topics including the iambic tradition and aspects of gender, this collection of essays on the Epodes by new and established scholars seeks to overturn the work's ill-famed reputation and to reassert its place as a valid and valued member of Horace's literary corpus. more...