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  • 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...

  • Das Wissen der Poesieby Henning Hufnagel; Olav Krämer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 108.82

    Wie Erzähltexte sich im 19. Jahrhundert auf wissenschaftliches Wissen beziehen, ist breit erforscht. Kaum bekannt ist hingegen, wie lyrische und epische Versdichtung mit solchem Wissen umgeht. Hier setzt der Band an: Seine Fallstudien zu französischen, deutschen und englischen Beispielen fragen nach den Funktionen der Wissenschaftsbezüge... more...

  • This Worldby Teddy Macker; Brother David Steindl-Rast

    White Cloud Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    In the lucid, melodic, various poems of This World , Teddy Macker returns us to the great mystery all around us, a mystery we so easily forget, the mystery of trout, the mystery of orchard, the mystery of our beautiful human bodies. Within these pages, Macker also chronicles the journey inside the whale, telling us not just of fear and trembling... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Science in Modern Poetryby John Holmes

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Leading experts on modern poetry and on literature and science explore how poets have used scientific language in their poems, how poetry can offer new perspectives on science, and how the 'Two Cultures' can and have come together in the work of poets from Britain and Ireland, America and Australia. more...