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- Carcanet 2014; US$ 18.23
August Kleinzahler says, Christopher Middleton is, and remains, a shocking man. One hardly knows where to begin...' There are few risks Middleton will not take in his poems. For six decades and more he has uncovered new dimensions in language. The last decade has been one of continuous discovery and extension. His English is an open medium, responding... more...
- New York Review Books 2016; US$ 12.95
Kingsley Amis?s poetry tackles all the grimly humorous subjects he tackled in his novels?lust, lost love, booze, money and the lack of it, old age, death?and does so with immense formal poise. A master of both traditional and unconventional meters with a perfect ear for parody, Amis wrote satires, epigrams, and rueful songs of love and loss that are... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50
Best known for his tragic plays and his refined and polished blank verse, Christopher Marlowe (1564?1593) was born in the same year as fellow writer William Shakespeare. Marlowe's career was cut short by a tavern brawl, in which he died under circumstances as mysterious and violent as any of his dramas. This complete collection of Marlowe's poetry... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 55.00
John Milton is, next to William Shakespeare, the most influential English poet, a writer whose work spans an incredible breadth of forms and subject matter. The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton celebrates this author?s genius in a thoughtfully assembled book that provides new modern-spelling versions of Milton?s texts, expert commentary,... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99
Without a doubt the most important of Shakespeare's nondramatic works, the sonnets have engendered reams of scholarly disputation as to the identity of "the dark lady" and the "lovely boy" to whom the vast majority are addressed. Controversy has also long simmered over the full name of the "W.H." of the dedication. What is not in dispute is... more...
- Copyright Group 2015; US$ 2.99
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, but more commonly known as just Byron was a leading English poet in the Romantic Movement along with Keats and Shelley. Byron was born on January 22nd, 1788. He was a great traveller across Europe, spending many years in Italy and much time in Greece. With his aristocratic indulgences, flamboyant style along... more...
- Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.49
Robert von Ranke Graves is more commonly known as Robert Graves was born on 24 July 1895. A man of great talents; poet, scholar, translator and the writer of such gems as I Claudius. During his long life he produced more than 140 works. Graves's poems?together with his translations and interpretations of the Greek myths, his memoir of his early life,... more...
- Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.99
DH Lawrence ? An Introduction. For many of us DH Lawrence was a schoolboy hero. Who can forget sniggering in class at the mention of Women In Love or Lady Chatterley?s Lover? Lawrence was a talented if nomadic writer whose novels were passionately received, suppressed at times and generally at odds with Establishment values. This of course did not... more...
- Carcanet 2014; US$ 9.45
Following his irreverent Oulipian reworking of Shakespeare's Sonnets, in his new book Philip Terry takes on Dante's Inferno, shifting the action from the twelfth century to the present day and relocating it to the modern walled city' of the University of Essex. Dante's Phlegethon becomes the river Colne; his popes are replaced by vice-chancellors and... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 8.99
Death of a Naturalist (1966) marked the auspicious debut of Seamus Heaney, a universally acclaimed master of modern literature. As a first book of poems, it is remarkable for its accurate perceptions and rich linguistic gifts. more...