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  • The Nation's Causeby Elizabeth A. Marsland

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    As we approach the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this timely reissue, first published in 1991, evaluates the function of poetry in wartime Europe, arguing that war poetry must be understood as a social as well as a literary phenomenon. As well as locating the work of well-known French, English and German war poets in a European... more...

  • Next Door to the Deadby Kathleen Driskell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    When Kathleen Driskell tells her husband that she's gone to visit the neighbors, she means something different than most. The noted poet -- whose last book, Seed across Snow , was twice listed as a national bestseller by the Poetry Foundation -- lives in an old country church just outside Louisville, Kentucky. Next door is an old graveyard that... more...

  • Paleopoeticsby Christopher Collins

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

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

  • Poetik der Werbungby Urs Meyer

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2009; US$ 46.31

    Das vorliegende Buch beschreibt das Wechselverhältnis zwischen Dichtung und Werbung als ein unfreiwilliges Zweckbündnis, das von gegenseitiger Anziehung und Abstoßung geprägt ist. Das kreative Selbstverständnis des New Advertising führte vor allem im Übergang vom 20. zum 21. Jahrhundert zur noch einmal verstärkten Anlehnung der Werbung an den Formenschatz... 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...

  • Poetry and Its Othersby Jahan Ramazani

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    What is poetry? Often it is understood as a largely self-enclosed verbal system??suspended from any mutual interaction with alien discourse,? in the words of Mikhail Bakhtin. But in Poetry and Its Others , Jahan Ramazani reveals modern and contemporary poetry?s animated dialogue with other genres and discourses. Poetry generates rich new possibilities,... more...

  • Poetry and Philosophy from Homer to Rousseauby Simon Haines

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • Poetry and the Religious Imaginationby Dr David Lonsdale; Dr Francesca Bugliani Knox

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    What is the role of spiritual experience in poetry? How do poetic imagination and religious beliefs interact? Exploring such questions through the concept of the religious imagination, this book integrates interdisciplinary research in the area of poetry on the one hand, and theology, philosophy and Christian spirituality on the other. Established... more...

  • 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...

  • Poetry as Testimonyby Antony Rowland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes Holocaust poetry, war poetry, working-class poetry, and 9/11 poetry as forms of testimony. Rowland argues that testamentary poetry requires a different approach to traditional ways of dealing with poems due to the pressure of the metatext (the original, traumatic events), the poems? demands for the hyper-attentiveness of the reader,... more...