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- Random House 2013; US$ 21.14
2013 marks Dannie Abse's 90th birthday. In his lifetime he has published an astonishing array of work including poetry, fiction, criticism, plays and autobiography but it is as a poet that he is best known and loved. In Speak, Old Parrot he returns to themes of loss, love, medicine and its moral implications, the nature of creativity, Jewish folk... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 18.32
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...
- Copyright Group 2014; US$ 2.99
Sarah Flower Adams was born on February 22, 1805 in Great Harlow in Essex. Originally her ambition was to be an actress but poor health ensured her career would now be that of a writer. A Unitarian by faith she is perhaps best known for her hymns which include "Nearer, my God, to Thee" and "He sendeth sun, He sendeth shower." However she also wrote... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2011; US$ 16.99
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
Milton and the Spiritual Reader considers how John Milton?s later works demonstrate the intensive struggle of spiritual reading. Milton presents his own rigorous process of reading in order to instruct his readers how to advance their spiritual knowledge. Recent studies of Milton?s readers neglect this spiritual dimension and focus on politics.... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 53.95 US$ 46.76
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... more...
- OUP Oxford 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. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 18.32
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 9.86
Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens... more...