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  • 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.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fatrasienby Ralph Dutli; Ralph Dutli

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 7.62

    Hauptbeschreibung Wer auf die "Fatrasien" stößt, traut seinen Augen nicht. Wie kann es sein, dass diese surrealistisch anmutenden, erstaunlich modern wirkenden absurden Sprachspektakel im tiefsten Mittelalter entstanden sind? Eine tollkühne Fantasie hat hier um das Jahr 1290 reimend Dinge zusammengebracht, die nie und nimmer zusammengehören. Sind... more...

  • Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memoryby Mikhail Gronas

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 135.00

    In this volume, Gronas addresses the full range of psychological, social, and historical issues that bear on the mnemonic existence of modern literary works, particularly Russian literature. He focuses on the mnemonic processes involved in literary creativity, and the question of how our memories of past reading experiences shape the ways in which... 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...

  • Science in Modern Poetryby John Holmes

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    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...

  • Das Wissen der Poesieby Henning Hufnagel; Olav Krämer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The essays in this volume investigate references to scientific knowledge in 19 th century lyrical and epic verse. The case studies address examples from French, German, and English literature and inquire into the functions of scientific references as well asinto specific textual structures which developed as literature and science interact.... more...

  • Romantic Thingsby Mary Jacobus

    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...