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  • Christopher Marlowe at 450by Sara Munson Deats; Robert A. Logan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    Commemorating the 450th birthday of a major, powerfully influential English poet and dramatist, Christopher Marlowe at 450 presents a comprehensive, up-to-date appraisal of the Marlovian scholarly landscape. An international group of acknowledged Marlowe experts evaluates the scholarship and criticism of all the individual works, various critical approaches,... more...

  • Returning to John Donneby Achsah Guibbory

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Guibbory collects here her most important and frequently cited essays on Donne, which, taken together, present her distinctive and evolving vision of the poet. Combining previously published work with an original and substantive introduction and three new essays, the author illuminates Donne’s understanding that erotic, spiritual and political... more...

  • William Wordsworth in Contextby Andrew Bennett

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Provides the essential contexts for an understanding of all aspects of the major English Romantic poet, William Wordsworth. more...

  • Memorializing Animals during the Romantic Periodby Chase Pielak

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    In his study of the presence of animals in early nineteenth-century works by Charles and Mary Lamb, John Clare, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Lord Byron, Chase Pielak observes that images of dead and deadly animals coincided with questions about what constitutes human life and its boundaries. He argues that each author uses language... more...

  • Strange Meetingsby Harry Ricketts

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Strange Meetings provides a highly original account of the War Poets of 1914-1918, written through a series of actual encounters, or near-encounters, from Siegfried Sassoon's first, blushing meeting with Rupert Brooke over kidneys and bacon at Eddie Marsh's breakfasts before the war, through famous moments like Sassoon's encouragement of Owen when... more...

  • Danteby Peter Hainsworth; David Robey

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, ranging from autobiography, to understanding God and the order of the universe. In doing so, they highlight what has made Dante a vital point of reference for modern writers... more...

  • The Complete Poemsby Robert Graves

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • Young Eliotby Robert Crawford

    Random House 2015; US$ 39.98

    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...

  • Milton and the Politics of Public Speechby Helen Lynch

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Using Hannah Arendt’s account of the Greek polis to explain Milton’s fascination with the idea of public speech, this book reveals what is distinctive about his conception of a godly, republican oratory and poetics. Setting Milton’s poetry and prose in the context of Civil War polemic; classical political theory and its early modern... more...

  • Chinese Rhyme-Proseby Burton Watson; Lucas Klein

    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...