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  • New Collected Poems of Marianne Mooreby Marianne Moore

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 35.49

    During her lifetime Marianne Moore was that rarest of combinations, a genuine leader in the art of poetry, as well as a bona fide celebrity. She was an instantly recognisable symbol of Brooklyn, New York, appearing on the cover of Life magazine, asked by the Ford Motor Company to christen their new family sedan, and by the New York Yankees to throw... more...

  • Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 7: 1934?1935, Theby T.S. Eliot

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 53.99

    T. S. Eliot's career as a successful stage dramatist gathers pace throughout the fascinating letters of this volume. Following his early experimentation with the dark comedy Sweeney Agonistes (1932), Eliot is invited to write the words of an ambitious scenario sketched out by the producer-director E. Martin Browne (who was to direct all of Eliot's... more...

  • The Inky Digit of Defianceby Tony Harrison; Edith Hall

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 26.49

    In this richly varied selection of Tony Harrison's provocative prose of the last fifty years, the great poet of page, stage and screen presents a lifetime's thinking about art and politics, creativity and mortality. In so doing, he takes us on an extraordinary journey through languages and across continents and millennia, from his Nigerian Lysistrata... more...

  • Teikaby Paul S. Atkins

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Fujiwara no Teika (1162?1241) was born into an illustrious lineage of poets just as Japan?s ancien régime was ceding authority to a new political order dominated by military power. Overcoming personal and political setbacks, Teika and his allies championed a new style of poetry that managed to innovate conceptually and linguistically within the... more...

  • 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...