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  • The Art of Poetryby Shira Wolosky

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 13.99

    Preface. 1. Word Choice. 2. Syntax and the Poetic Line. 3. Images: Simile and Metaphor. 4. Metaphor and the Sonnet. 5. The Sonnet. 6. Poetic Conventions. 7. More Verse Forms. 8. Personification. 9. Poetic Voice. 10. Gender and Poetic Voice. 11. Poetic Rhythm: Metric. 12. Poetic Rhythm: Sound and Rhyme. 13. Rhetoric: More Tropes. 14. Incomplete Figures... more...

  • What W. H. Auden Can Do for Youby Alexander McCall Smith

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    When facing a moral dilemma, Isabel Dalhousie--Edinburgh philosopher, amateur detective, and title character of a series of novels by best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith--often refers to the great twentieth-century poet W. H. Auden. This is no accident: McCall Smith has long been fascinated by Auden. Indeed, the novelist, best known for his... more...

  • Nobody's Nationby Paul Breslin

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Nobody's Nation offers an illuminating look at the St. Lucian, Nobel-Prize-winning writer, Derek Walcott, and grounds his work firmly in the context of West Indian history. Paul Breslin argues that Walcott's poems and plays are bound up with an effort to re-imagine West Indian society since its emergence from colonial rule, its ill-fated attempt... more...

  • The Philosophy of Styleby Herbert Spencer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher and prominent social theorist of the Victorian era. In his work The Philosophy of Style he argues that written language should be as easy to understand as possible, allowing for the most effective and efficient possible communication. His suggestions for sentence structure supported ideas on formalist rhetoric. more...

  • Asian American Poets: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebookby Guiyou Huang

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 138.00

    Even though Asian American literature is enjoying an impressive critical popularity, attention has focused primarily on longer narrative forms such as the novel. And despite the proliferation of a large number of poets of Asian descent in the 20th century, Asian American poetry remains a neglected area of study. Poetry as an elite genre has not reached... more...

  • Smugglersby Ales Debeljak; Brian Henry

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    Bilingual English and Slovenian poems examine the aftermath of post-Yugoslavia and the Balkan Wars, recalling vanished people and their country. more...

  • Whale Yearsby Gregory O'Brien

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Gregory O?Brien is an award-winning writer, a painter, a literary critic, and an art curator. He is the author of several books, including Beauties of the Octagonal Pool , A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy , and Welcome to the South Seas and Back and Beyond . more...

  • Prayer After the Slaughterby Kurt Tucholsky; Peter Appelbaum; James Scott

    Berlinica Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 5.99

    Never before or after have the horrors of the "Great War," as World War I was known, been captured as they were by Kurt Tucholsky. The famed Weimar writer, who would become one of Germany?s best-known satirist and journalists, describes surviving in the trenches and fighting a losing battle, the arrogance of the officers and the desperation of the... more...

  • Professional Feature Writingby Bruce Garrison

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 78.95

    "Professional Feature Writing" provides the basics of news media feature writing and establishes a solid foundation for students and writers making feature writing their career. This fifth edition offers a thorough and up-to-date look at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer... more...

  • Schöne Lüge und verhüllte Wahrheit.by Gisela Seitschek

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 55.35

    Hauptbeschreibung Komplexe Zusammenhänge bildlich auszudrücken, ist seit jeher ein menschliches Bestreben. Allegorie und Personifikation sind vor allem in der mittelalterlichen Literatur gängige Verfahren, um Wissen und abstrakte Sachverhalte zu konkretisieren und zu verkörpern. Gisela Seitschek klärt die Entwicklung allegorischer Literatur im Mittelalter... more...