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  • La Folie Baudelaireby Roberto Calasso

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.32

    Roberto Calasso is one of the most original and acclaimed of writers on literature, art, culture and mythology. In Baudelaire's Folly , Calasso turns his attention to the poets and writers of Paris in the nineteenth century who created what was later called 'the Modern.' His protagonist is Charles Baudelaire: poet of nerves, art lover, pioneering... more...

  • The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ienby Tao Chien; David Hinton

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ien brings into English some of the most important poetry in all of Chinese literature. more...

  • Reading Cy Twomblyby Mary Jacobus

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00

    Many of Cy Twombly?s paintings and drawings include handwritten words and phrases?naming or quoting poets ranging from Sappho, Homer, and Virgil to Mallarmé, Rilke, and Cavafy. Enigmatic and sometimes hard to decipher, these inscriptions are a distinctive feature of his work. Reading Cy Twombly poses both literary and art historical questions. How... more...

  • Ariel's Giftby Erica Wagner

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 14.44

    Erica Wagner provides a comprehensive guide to the poems that must constitute one of the most extraordinary and powerful volumes published in the last century. When Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters was published in 1998, it was greeted with astonishment and acclaim. Few suspected that Ted Hughes had been at work, for a quarter of a century, on... more...

  • The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Termsby Roland Greene; Stephen Cushman

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms ?drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics ?provides an authoritative guide to the most important terms in the study of poetry and literature. Featuring 226 fully revised and updated entries, including 100 that are new to this edition, the book offers clear... more...

  • Milton in the Long Restorationby Blair Hoxby; Ann Baynes Coiro

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    A team of leading scholars explores Milton's relationship to his contemporaries and early eighteenth-century heirs. The essays collected here cover a range of topics from Milton's poetic style to political radicalism. Together, they argue that the early eighteenth century understood Milton, and the Long Restoration cannot be understood without him. more...

  • Lacunaeby Daniel Nadler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 23.99

    Lacunae , Daniel Nadler's debut collection, is an exercise in poetics of vital import. In it, Nadler imagines himself into those moments of unintelligibility--that blank space in between things--where constraint and expansion coincide. These poems, translations of work that does not otherwise exist, are intended to fill the invented or actual lacunae... more...

  • The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertiusby Propertius; Vincent Katz

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    The Roman poet Propertius is best known as the writer who perfected the Latin love elegy, a technical as much as a psychological and cultural feat. Propertius has been admired for both his metrical genius and the modernity of his narrative flow. Many of the poems here pay tribute to Cynthia, Propertius's romantic obsession, but the scope... more...

  • Wordsworth and the Art of Philosophical Travelby Mark Offord

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book offers a new interpretation of Wordsworth's poetry, combining concepts of travel, 'states of nature' and language. more...

  • Moving Modernismsby David Bradshaw; Laura Marcus; Rebecca Roach

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    The essays in Moving Modernisms open up the many dimensions and arenas of modernist movement and movements: spatial, geographical and political: affective and physiological; temporal and epochal; technological, locomotive and metropolitan; aesthetic and representational. They point to the realities, and fantasies, of movement in modernist culture. more...