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  • The Metamorphoses of Ovidby Allen Mandelbaum

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 18.58

    Through Mandelbaum?s poetic artistry, this gloriously entertaining achievement of literature-classical myths filtered through the worldly and far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid-is revealed anew. ?[An] extraordinary translation...brilliant? (Booklist). With an Introduction by the Translator. more...

  • Proensaby Paul Blackburn; George Economou; George Economou

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 12.99

    It was out of medieval Provence?Proensa?that the ethos of courtly love emerged, and it was in the poetry of the Provenēal troubadours that it found its perfect expression. Their poetry was also a central inspiration for Dante and his Italian contemporaries, propagators of the modern vernacular lyric, and seven centuries later it was no less important... more...

  • Yeats?s Poemsby A. Norman Jeffares; Warwick Gould

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 152.85

    William Butler Yeats is considered Ireland's greatest poet. He is one of the most significant literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. This is the definitive collection of his poems, encompassing the full range of his powers, from the love lyrics to the political poems, from poems meditating... more...

  • Fashioning Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Centuryby Gerald Egan

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 71.64

    This book examines a singular cultural formation of the long eighteenth century, the poetic genius who was also a lady or gentleman of fashion. It applies an innovative mix of approaches ? book history, Enlightenment and twentieth-century philosophy, visual studies, and material analyses of fashions in books and in dress ? to specific editions of Alexander... more...

  • Blake, Myth, and Enlightenmentby David Fallon

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 84.99

    This book provides compelling new readings of William Blake?s poetry and art, including the first sustained account of his visionary paintings of Pitt and Nelson. It focuses on the recurrent motif of apotheosis, both as a figure of political authority to be demystified but also as an image of utopian possibility. It reevaluates Blake?s relationship... more...

  • George Herbert and the Mystery of the Wordby Gary Kuchar

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 92.42

    This book presents a historically and critically nuanced study of George Herbert's biblical poetics. Situating Herbert's work in the context of shifting ideas of biblical mystery, Gary Kuchar shows how Herbert negotiated two competing impulses within post-reformation thought?two contrary aspects of reformation spirituality as he inherited it: the... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Nostalgiaby Renee R. Trilling

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    Aesthetics of Nostalgia reads Anglo-Saxon historical verse in terms of how its aesthetic form interacted with the culture and politics of the period. more...

  • Songs of Kabirby Dr Rabindranath Tagore

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    The poet Kabīr is one of the most interesting personalities in the history of Indian mysticism. A great religious reformer, the founder of a sect to which nearly a million northern Hindus still belong, it is yet supremely as a mystical poet that Kabīr lives for us. A beautiful legend tells us that after his death his Mohammedan and Hindu disciples... more...

  • Sophocles: The Seven Plays in English Verseby Sophocles

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Included herein are the seven surviving plays of Athens? pre-eminent playwright, Sophocles, masterfully translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A., LL.D. The plays included are: ?Antigone,? ?Aias,? ?King Oedipus,? ?Electra,? ?The Trachinian Maidens,? and ?Oedipus at Colonus.? more...

  • Stray Birdsby Dr Rabindranath Tagore

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Collected here are three hundred twenty short poems by Rabindranath Tagore. They were written in Bengali before being translated into English by Tagore. These poems are beautiful, thought provoking, and somewhat reminiscent of Haiku. Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter... more...