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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • Emily Dickinson by Mordecai Marcus

    Wiley 1982; US$ 4.95

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems, you explore some 85 poems from one of America's... more...

  • "Kleine Leute" und große Helden in Homers Odyssee und Kallimachos' Hekaleby Marios Skempis

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    Callimachus? Hekale is one of the most famous short epics of Greek literature and was highly regarded as such in antiquity. This study addresses the question of whether and to what extent the Hekale is related to the Homeric epics, and especially the Odyssey . The ensuing conclusions show that the Odyssey exerted a strong influence... more...

  • 'Le Roman des Eles', and the Anonymous: 'Ordene de Chevalerie'by Raoul De Hodenc; Keith Busby

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 149.00

    Scholars and students working on the early courtly and chivalric literature of medieval Europe will have often felt the need for contemporary theoretical material with which to illustrate their arguments about courtesy and chivalry in romances, etc. The present volume, which presents critical editions of the two earliest didactic poems of this kind... more...

  • "The Space of Words"by Jennifer M. Hoyer

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    A new evaluation of one of the most significant Holocaust poets, Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), offering the first sustained critical analysis of Sachs's largely unanalyzed pre-war poetry and prose. more...

  • 'Troilus and Criseyde'by Jenni Nuttall

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    A scene-by-scene reader's guide to Geoffrey Chaucer's Trojan War poem specifically designed for student readers. more...

  • (Re:)Working the Groundby James Maynard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This collection of essays focuses on the remarkable group of texts comprising the late writings of Robert Duncan. Although praised by reviewers, Duncan's last two books of poetry have yet to receive the critical attention they merit. Written by a cast of emerging and established scholars, these essays bring together a diverse set of approaches to... more...

  • 100 Poems to Lift Your Spiritsby Leslie Pockell; Celia Johnson

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 8.99

    No matter what the occasion, this collection of poems is the perfect gift to cheer up a friend or family member. Here, in this compact volume, are 100 poems written by the world's greatest poets, some inspiring, some hilarious, and all memorable. Each delightful poem is preceded by an illuminating headnote. Among the poems included are classics, such... more...

  • The 20th Century in Poetryby Michael Hulse; Simon Rae

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 47.05

    This ground-breaking anthology presents in chronological order over 400 poems written in the twentieth century. The authors, both published poets themselves, give an overview of each period of history, while notes to the poems place each one in its historical context and trace the century's poetic development. Concise biographies for each poet complete... more...

  • A.C. Swinburne and the Singing Wordby Dr Yisrael Levin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Focusing on Algernon Charles Swinburne's later writings, this collection makes a case for the seriousness and significance of the writer's mature work. Among the key features of the collection is the contextualizing of Swinburne's work in new contexts such as Victorian mythography, Victorian literary criticism, continental aestheticism,... more...

  • A.E. Housman: Collected Poemsby A.E. Housman

    Penguin Books Ltd 1995; US$ 14.38

    A. E. Housman, being one of the most famous and widely read poets of the early twentieth century, is certainly worthy of praise. His 'Collected Poems' are therefore a valuable read because they allow readers to gain an impression of the author's mind, opinions and lifestyle. Furthermore, they simultaneously depict a man who was deeply pessimistic and... more...