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- Random House 2010; US$ 19.31
The year 2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Dannie Abse's first poetry collection, After Every Green Thing , and since that time he has published an astonishing range of books, including poetry, fiction, criticism and autobiography. He remains a writer of great distinction who is at the height of his powers - his memoir, The Presence... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 35.00
A fresh, modern prose retelling captures the vigorous and bawdy spirit of Chaucer?s classic Renowned critic, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents the work in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to modern readers while preserving the spirit of the original.... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2011; US$ 14.51
Fleur Adcock is one of Britain's most accomplished poets. Her poised, ironic poems are tense and tightly controlled as well as shrewdly laconic, and often chilling as she unmasks the deceptions of love or unravels family lives. Disarmingly conversational in style, they are remarkable for their psychological insight and their unsentimental, mischievously... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99
Rochester, incontestably the greatest of the Restoration poets and reprobates, is presented in The Debt to Pleasure both in his own words and the words of those who loved or loathed him. The book is a mosaic in which the poet's voice and the voice of his age sound with a startling, ribald, and riotous clarity. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95
Milton and the Spiritual Reader examines spiritual reading in Areopagitica, Eikonoklastes, De Doctrina Christiana, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained, comparing Miltonic spiritual reading with that of two of his Puritan contemporaries, Richard Baxter and George Fox. more...
- Spinifex Press 2007; US$ 12.95
Jordie Albiston's collection of poetry documents the complex world of music and memory, history and art, from the perspectives of such figures as Frida Kahlo, Emily Dickinson, the witches of Salem, Ahab and Frankenstein. Voicing the unspoken languages of the body, these poems aim to negogiate the corporeal narratives of anorexia, abortion, conception... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 125.95
This volume introduces students to the most important figures, movements and trends in post-war British and Irish poetry. An historical overview and critical introduction to the poetry published in Britain and Ireland over the last half-century Introduces students to figures including Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, and Andrew Motion Takes... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 54.99
This book examines the literary response to Sir Philip Sidney, the most immediately influential writer of the Elizabethan period. It does so by looking closely at Sidney and at four writers who had an important stake in his afterlife: his sister Mary Sidney, his brother Robert Sidney, his best friend Fulke Greville, and his niece Mary Wroth. - ;Writing... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
This selection of the earliest poems in English comprises works from an age in which verse was not written down, but recited aloud and remembered. Heroic poems celebrate courage, loyalty and strength, in excerpts from Beowulf and in The Battle of Brunanburgh, depicting King Athelstan?s defeat of his northern enemies in 937 AD, while The Wanderer and... more...