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  • Poetry as Spiritual Practiceby Robert McDowell

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 20.00

    "[When we read and write poetry,] it is as if a long-settled cloud in our mind suddenly dissipates, and we are divine once again." -- from the Introduction Poetry is the language of devotion in prayer, chant, and song. Reading and writing poetry creates clarity, deepens and expands spiritual inquiry, and cultivates wisdom, compassion, self-confidence,... more...

  • Science in Modern Poetryby John Holmes

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 74.96

    Over the last thirty years, more and more critics and scholars have come to recognize the importance of science to literature. 'Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions' is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on what poets in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have made of the scientific developments going on around them.... more...

  • Poetry and Philosophy from Homer to Rousseauby Simon Haines

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00

    This accessible and jargon-free book features readings of over 20 key texts and authors in Western poetry and philosophy, including Homer, Plato, Beowulf , Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Rousseau. Simon Haines presents a thought-provoking and theoretically aware account of Western literature and philosophy, arguing that the history of both can be... more...

  • La Poésie du lieuby Steven Winspur

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 50.40

    On considère d’habitude l’exotisme de Victor Segalen comme une des tentatives les plus poussées de fonder l’écriture sur la découverte d’un autre monde, de même qu’on loue Walden d’Henry David Thoreau pour son évocation d’une vie simple et idéale qui serait à la portée... more...

  • Poetry against Tortureby Paul A. Bova

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 40.00

    This book shows that poetry, historicism, and humanism together make possible civilizations that afford the best chance for the human species to develop, for individuals to perfect themselves, and for the hard earned achievement of making the human historical to persist. more...

  • Quintilians Grammatik ("Inst. orat." 1,4-8)by Wolfram Ax

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    The outline of grammar in the work of Quintilian?s The Orator?s Education (1,4-8) is the earliest and at the same time most reliable presentation of the Roman ars grammatica. This new edition seeks to provide a completely new access to this document of the history of linguistics which is written in such a subtle and elegant style. The edition contains... more...

  • Das frühe Christentum und die griechische Bildungby Werner Jaeger; Walther Eltester

    De Gruyter 1963; US$ 133.00

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  • Saved by a Poemby Kim Rosen

    Hay House 2009; US$ 15.95

    In these times of global and personal uncertainty, why turn to poetry? In Saved by a Poem, Kim Rosen reveals how a poem can be a companion through difficulty—acting as a guide when we are lost; a salve when we are wounded; and a conduit to insight, freedom, and joy. Since Kim understands that many avoid poetry because they are intimidated or “just... more...

  • Paleopoeticsby Christopher Collins

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Christopher Collins introduces an exciting new field of research that traverses evolutionary biology, anthropology, archaeology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and literary study. Paleopoetics maps the selective processes that shaped the human genus millions of years ago and prepared the human brain to play, imagine, empathize, and... more...

  • A Comparative Study of Reception, Lyric Genres, and Semiotic Toolsby Tim-hung Ku

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 149.95

    A first ever work on comparative genre papers covering several genres on materials drawn from Chinese and Western literary traditions. The ultimate goal of the book is to describe a general, semiotics-based poetics of comparative genres and of the literary reception process. more...