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- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 34.00
Graves described poetry as his ruling passion, and for him love was 'the main theme and origin of true poems'. He created a rich mythology where love, fear, fantasy and the supernatural play an essential role. Intimate yet universal, passionate yet precise, their brilliant alchemy of realism and magic made Graves's poems some of the finest of the last... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 32.98
Published simultaneously in Britain and America to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, this major biography traces the life of the twentieth century?s most important poet from his childhood in the ragtime city of St Louis right up to the publication of his most famous poem, The Waste Land . Meticulously detailed and incisively... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
Using Hannah Arendts account of the Greek polis to explain Miltons fascination with the idea of public speech, this book reveals what is distinctive about his conception of a godly, republican oratory and poetics. Setting Miltons poetry and prose in the context of Civil War polemic; classical political theory and its early modern... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 15.95
Selected as one of the sixty-five masterpieces for the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works The fu , or rhyme-prose, is a major poetic form in Chinese literature, most popular between the 2nd century b.c. and 6th century a.d. Unlike what is usually considered Chinese poetry, it is a hybrid of prose and rhymed verse, more expansive than... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
The first book length study of the motif of impotency in poetry from early antiquity through to the late Restoration, this book explores the impotency poem as a recognisable form of poetry in the longer tradition of erotic elegy. Hannah Lavery demonstrates that impotency poems can be seen on one level to represent bawdy escapism, but on the other to... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99
The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth deploys its forty-eight original essays, by an international team of scholar-critics, to present a stimulating account of Wordsworth's life and achievement and to map new directions in criticism. Nineteen essays explore the highlights of a long career systematically, giving special prominence to the lyric... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
Phillis Wheatley, the African-born slave poet, is considered by many to be a pioneer of Anglo-American poetics. This study argues how in her 1773 POEMS , Wheatley uses John Milton's poetry to develop an idealistic vision of an emerging Anglo-American republic comprised of Britons, Africans, Native Americans, and women. more...
- Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
What's new about the apocalypse? Revelation does not allow us to look back after the end and enumerate pivotal turning points. It happens in an immediate encounter with the transformatively new. John Milton's and Andrew Marvell's lyrics attempt to render the experience of such an apocalyptic change in the present. In this respect they take... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 19.99
The works of poet Catullus have long been a companion for both lovers and those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures his mordant, scathing wit and also the concise tenderness, the famous love for reluctant Lesbia who is made present in these new versions.... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 18.99
William Noel Hodgson never intended to be a soldier; he wanted to write. The Great War made his reputation as a poet but it also killed him. This groundbreaking biography traces his path through the pre-war world and explores why he set his own hopes and plans aside to join the army. His story is personal but it evokes the experience of a generation. A... more...