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  • The Poetic World of Emily Brontėby Laura Inman

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Bringing an unjustifiably marginalized poet out of the shadows, this book presents Emily Brontė?s poetry in a way that enables readers, even those who shy away from poetry, to appreciate her work. She is widely known as a novelist, but she was first and equally a poet. Her poems are varied, lyrical, intriguing, and innovative, yet they are not well... more...

  • Shelleyan Erosby William A. Ulmer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this work William Ulmer boldly advances our understanding of Shelley's concept of love by exploring eros as a figure for the poet's political and artistic aspirations. Applying a combination of deconstructive, historicist, and psychoanalytic approaches to six major poems, Ulmer follows the logic of the writing's rhetoric of love by tracing links... more...

  • Keatsby Dorothy Bendon Van Ghent; Jeffrey Cane Robinson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    Focusing in a new and thoroughgoing way on Keats's widely discussed interest in Greek myth, Professor Van Ghent finds the underlying coherence in both his poetry and his letters to be archetypes of the hero and his double"--pervasive myths of creation and generation reflected in his poetics of desire. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton... more...

  • Radical Shelleyby Michael Henry Scrivener

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    This study oilers a new definition of Shelley s place in English radical culture. Treating the poet's literary career as an active intervention in the social world, Professor Scrivener shows how Shelley designed each text to provoke different audiences in a Utopian direction, despite the political repression and other cultural limitations of which... more...

  • Chaucerian Theatricalityby John M. Ganim

    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...

  • Short Days, Long Shadowsby Sheenagh Pugh

    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...

  • Milton's Epics and the Book of Psalmsby Mary Ann Radzinowicz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    The Psalms were of intense interest to Milton, who read them not only as impassioned voices conveying significant moments in life's journey, but also as examples of various genres, each containing rhetorical and poetical conventions appropriate to the expressive intent of the speaker. In this book Mary Ann Radzinowicz describes the pervasive influence... more...

  • The Contemplative Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkinsby Maria R. Lichtmann

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In 1989, the centenary of his death, Gerard Manley Hopkins continues to provoke fundamental questions among scholars: what major poetic strategy informs his work and how did his reflections on the nature of poetry affect his writing? While form meant a great deal to Hopkins, it was never mere form. Maria Lichtmann demonstrates that the poet, a student... more...

  • The Poem's Two Bodiesby David Lee Miller

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    The role of the human body as a poetic and ideological construct in the 1590 Faerie Queene provides the point of departure for David Lee Miller's richly detailed treatment of Spenser's allegory. In this major contribution to the study of Renaissance literature and ideology, Miller finds the poem organized by a fantasy of bodily wholeness that, like... more...

  • Self, Text, and Romantic Ironyby Frederick Garber

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    Frederick Garber takes up in detail several problems of the self broached in his previous book, The Autonomy of the Self from Richardson to Huysmans (Princeton, 1982). Using patterns in Byron's canon as models, he focuses on the relations of self-making and text-making as a central Romantic issue. For Byron and many of his contemporaries, putting... more...