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- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 158.00
The accepted canon of war poetry usually includes only those underlining patriotic or nationalistic views. This study opens up the view of war poetry with the inclusion of such material as Nazi poetry and song, and the poetry of the atomic bomb. more...
- 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 50.40
On considère dhabitude lexotisme de Victor Segalen comme une des tentatives les plus poussées de fonder lécriture sur la découverte dun autre monde, de même quon loue Walden dHenry David Thoreau pour son évocation dune vie simple et idéale qui serait à la portée... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00
Our thoughts are shaped as much by what things make of us as by what we make of them. Lyric poetry is especially concerned with things and their relationship to thought, sense, and understanding. In Romantic Things , Mary Jacobus explores the world of objects and phenomena in nature as expressed in Romantic poetry alongside the theme of sentience... more...
- 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 difficultyacting 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...