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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.95
Silence Fell marks the American debut of an extraordinary poet from the remote north of England. The poems are set on a sheep farm in the northern mountains and tell the story -- in the form of a modern shepherd?s calendar -- of Josephine Dickinson?s marriage to a Cumbrian sheep farmer, a man more than twice her age, and their life together, until... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 9.00
Four Quartets is a rich composition that expands the spiritual vision introduced in ?The Waste Land.? Here, in four linked poems (?Burnt Norton,? ?East Coker,? ?The Dry Salvages,? and ?Little Gidding?), spiritual, philosophical, and personal themes emerge through symbolic allusions and literary and religious references from both Eastern and Western... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 13.00
Chosen by Eliot himself, the poems in this volume represent the poet?s most important work before Four Quartets . Included here is some of the most celebrated verse in modern literature??The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,? ?Gerontion,? ?The Waste Land,? ?The Hollow Men,? and ?Ash Wednesday??as well as many other fine selections from Eliot?s early... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 9.00
?For many successive generations now, ?The Waste Land,? ?The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,? and ?Four Quartets? have continued to excited readers and to inspire young poets. Teenagers still discover his work with a thrill of wonder and recognition. Eliot?s unique power, his understanding of interrelated beauty and squalor, freshness and despair,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 24.99
Another wild, expansive collection from the eternally surprising Pulitzer Prize?winning poet Smuggling diesel; Ben-Hur (the movie, yes, but also Lew Wallace?s original book, and Seosamh Mac Grianna?s Gaelic translation); a real trip to Havana; an imaginary trip to the Château d?If: Paul Muldoon?s newest collection of poems, his twelfth, is exceptionally... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99
In this, his first volume of original verse since the award-winning Landing Light , Don Paterson is found writing at his most memorable and direct. In an assembly of masterful lyrics and monologues, he conjures a series of fables and charms that serve both to expose us to the unsettling forces within the world and to offer some protection against... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Whereas modern criticism has emphasized the unity and sense of permanence in The Canterbury Tales, John Ganim alerts us to a dialectically opposing dimension that Chaucer's poetics shares with the popular culture of the late Middle Ages: his celebration of the ephemeral and his sense of performance. Ganim uses the concept of theatricality to illuminate... more...
- Seren 2014; US$ 14.57
In this, her twelfth collection, noted poet Sheenagh Pugh steps into a new, northern landscape, the Shetland Islands, with poems steeped in the wilder weathers and views of rugged coastlines, sweeping sea-vistas and the hardy historical characters who have inhabited these lands. A lovely pared-down spareness and an elegaic quality informing this new... more...
- John Murray 2014; US$ 7.99
These unknown and sometimes unexpected poems by the Orcadian master have all his characteristic simplicity and power. In these poems readers will find new ideas previously unexplored, but they will also find those qualities that made George Mackay Brown different from anyone else. more...
- John Murray 2014; US$ 3.99
A country boy creeps unwillingly to school on a lark-filled summer morning. Norse crusaders, preparing to sail on Earl Rognvald's crusade in 1151 break into the burial chamber at Maeshowe seeking treasure, and cut runes in its massive stones. And the famous Iceland poet Thorbjorn leaves his farm to join the group of poets whose lyrics stud like gems... more...