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- Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 16.95
Ancient Greek Lyrics collects Willis Barnstone's elegant translations of Greek lyric poetry -- including the most complete Sappho in English, newly translated. This volume includes a representative sampling of all the significant poets, from Archilochos, in the 7th century BCE, through Pindar and the... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 105.00
At the beginning of the 21st century, there is still no generally accepted comprehensive definition of the lyric or differentiated modern toolkit for its analysis. The reception of poetry is largely characterised either by an empathetic identification of critics with the lyric persona or by exclusive interest in formal patterning. The present volume... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 45.00
Poets have always been the medium through which a culture talks of, and to, its gods. Despite the 20th century's self-definition as a secular and post-Christian epoch, this text shows it has produced poetry about Jesus of surprising quality and variety. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 73.99
Lament seems to have been universal in the ancient world. As such, it is an excellent touchstone for the comparative study of attitudes towards death and the afterlife, human relations to the divine, views of the cosmos, and the constitution of the fabric of society in different times and places. This collection of essays offers the first ever comparative... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
The authority of poetry varies from one period to another, from one culture to another. For Robert von Hallberg, the authority of lyric poetry has three sources: religious affirmation, the social institutions of those who speak the idioms from which particular poems are made, and the extraordinary cognition generated by the formal and musical resources... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 55.00
Lyric poetry has long been regarded as the intensely private, emotional expression of individuals, powerful precisely because it draws readers into personal worlds. But who, exactly, is the "I" in a lyric poem, and how is it created? In Lyric Poetry , Mutlu Blasing argues that the individual in a lyric is only a virtual entity and that lyric poetry... more...
- Tin House Books 2014; US$ 16.95
Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world?s most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country?s largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland?s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers? discuss their work and their thoughts on the trajectory of contemporary literature and culture.... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
In the symbolic language of ballads, a lady's costly dress tells of the beauty of the body beneath it or of the wearer's happiness; a lost hawk or hound foreshadows the hunter's fate long before the plot reaches a turning point. In her original and far-reaching study of such familiar narrative elements, Edith Randam Rogers adds much to our understanding... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 24.95
The term ?lyric? has evolved, been revised, redefined and contested over the centuries. In this fascinating introduction, Scott Brewster: traces the history of the term from its classical origins through the early modern, Romantic and Victorian periods and up to the twenty-first century demonstrates the influence of lyric on poetic practice,... more...