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  • The Blind Roadmakerby Ian Duhig

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 8.90

    If the starting point for a number of poems in Ian Duhig's richly varied new collection is Sterne's Tristram Shandy , its presiding genius is the great eighteenth-century civil engineer, fiddler and polymath Blind Jack Metcalf - whose life Duhig here celebrates, and from whose example he draws great inspiration. Writing with an almost Burnsian eclecticism,... more...

  • Interference Patternby J. O. Morgan

    Random House 2016; US$ 15.98

    At first, these extraordinary poems may unsettle and disturb, but the next reading could be one of rapture and astonishment; it all hinges on your point of view. Like the optical illusion of the maiden and the crone, you can only see one image at a time; the brain deciding which is the figure and which the background. It is a book that acts out its... more...

  • Memory and Intertextuality in Renaissance Literatureby Raphael Lyne

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This book uses theories of memory derived from cognitive science to offer new ways of understanding how literary works remember other literary works. more...

  • Monticello in Mindby Lisa Russ Spaar

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    Thomas Jefferson was a figure both central and polarizing in his own time, and despite the passage of two centuries he remains so today. Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, yet at the same time a slaveholder who likely fathered six children by one of his slaves, Jefferson has been seen... more...

  • The Divine Comedyby Dante

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 5.95 US$ 4.17

    ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP The first volume of The Divine Comedy --Dante begins his downward journey through the seven circles of Hell. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline... more...

  • The Catchby Fiona Sampson

    Random House 2016; US$ 15.98

    Fiona Sampson?s latest collection transforms the sensory world into an astonishingly new and vivid poetry. Here, dream and myth, creatures real and imagined, and the sights and sounds of ?distance and of home? all coalesce in a sustained meditation on time and belonging. Combining formal sophistication with metaphysical exploration, this is an incandescent... more...

  • Elizabethan Humanismby Michael Pincombe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 70.95

    The term 'humanist' originally referred to a scholar of Classical literature. In the Renaissance and particularly in the Elizabethan age, European intellectuals devoted themselves to the rediscovery and study of Roman and Greek literature and culture. This trend of Renaissance thought became known in the 19th century as 'humanism'. Often a difficult... more...

  • The Iliadby Homer; Caroline Alexander

    Random House 2016; US$ 39.98

    High on Olympus, Zeus and the assembled deities look down on the world of men, to the city of Troy where a bitter and bloody war has dragged into its tenth year, and a quarrel rages between a legendary warrior and his commander. Greek ships decay, men languish, exhausted, and behind the walls of Troy a desperate people await the next turn of fate.... more...

  • Blue Lawsby Kevin Young

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    A rich and lively gathering of highlights from the first twenty years of an extraordinary career, interspersed with ?B sides? and ?bonus tracks? from this prolific and widely acclaimed poet. Blue Laws gathers poems written over the past two decades, drawing from all nine of Kevin Young?s previously published books of poetry and including a number... more...

  • Dream in Pienza and Other Poemsby Toni Ortner

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 6.99

    Dream in Pienza was originally published by the Timberline Press in a hand-set and hand-printed limited edition. The title poem, written in Rome, sings of the passion of unrequited love in another century. From birth through resurrection, we sweep our separate shores for sight of stars. Although the angels may have left us to our devices, we become... more...