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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
The first book length study of the motif of impotency in poetry from early antiquity through to the late Restoration, this book explores the impotency poem as a recognisable form of poetry in the longer tradition of erotic elegy. Hannah Lavery demonstrates that impotency poems can be seen on one level to represent bawdy escapism, but on the other to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
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...
- 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...
- 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... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
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...
- Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 8.47
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...