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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 Poetsby GUIYOU HUANG

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 175.00

    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...

  • Professional Feature Writingby Bruce Garrison

    Taylor and Francis 2010; 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$ 67.32

    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...

  • Twentieth-Century Poetryby Peter Verdonk

    Routledge 1993; US$ 52.95

    This textbook, based on extensive teaching experience,makes new insights from linguistic and literary scholarship accessible to students in their daily practice of reading, analysing and evaluating literary texts. more...

  • International Who's Who in Poetry 2005by Europa Publications

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 285.00

    The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming... more...

  • Inscription and Modernityby John Kenneth MacKay

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Inscription and Modernity charts the vicissitudes of inscriptive poetry produced in the midst of the great and catastrophic political, social, and intellectual upheavals of the late 18th to mid 20th centuries. Drawing on the ideas of Geoffrey Hartman, Perry Anderson, Fredric Jameson, and Jacques Rancière... more...