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  • Poetikby Arbogast Schmitt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 153.00

    Es gibt kaum einen literaturtheoretischen Text, der über Jahrhunderte hin eine solche Autorität ausgeübt hat wie Aristoteles? kleiner Traktat "Über die Dichtkunst". Die "Poetik" gilt seit der Renaissance als Text, der einen "neuen", der Welt zugewandeten Aristoteles zeigt, der der Dichtung die Aufgabe zugewiesen habe, die empirische Wirklichkeit selbst... more...

  • Poeticsby Aristotle; Richard Janko

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1987; US$ 14.95

    Richard Janko's acclaimed translation of Aristotle's Poetics is accompanied by the most comprehensive commentary available in English that does not presume knowledge of the original Greek. Two other unique features are Janko's translations with notes of both the Tractatus Coislinianus , which is argued to be a summary of the lost second... more...

  • Practical Criticism V 4by I. A Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Boy Who Slept Under the Starsby Roseann Lloyd

    Holy Cow! Press 2012; US$ 10.99

    The poet's brother disappears mysteriously in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. These deeply felt poems explore loss, grief, acceptance. more...

  • Cross Worldsby Anne Waldman; Laura Wright

    Coffee House Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Cross Worlds engages cultural hybrids, trans-cultural alliances and associations, and the vital practice of poets working across borders. more...

  • The Lost Second Book of Aristotle's "Poetics"by Walter Watson

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Of all the writings on theory and aesthetics—ancient, medieval, or modern—the most important is indisputably Aristotle’s Poetics , the first philosophical treatise to propound a theory of literature. In the Poetics , Aristotle writes that he will speak of comedy—but there is no further mention of comedy. Aristotle writes... more...

  • True-Loveby Allen Grossman

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    True-Love is the fulfillment of revered poet-critic Allen Grossman’s long service to poetry in the interests of humanity.  Poetry’s singular mission is to bind love and truth together—love that desires the beloved’s continued life, knotted with the truth of life’s contingency—to help make us more present... more...

  • The Transformation of Plato's Republicby Kenneth Dorter

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 44.99

    Author Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex structures, as well as the seed of their degeneration. Dorter also traces Plato's tendency to begin an investigation with models based on rigid... more...

  • Rethinking Khayyaamismby Khodadad Kaviani

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    This book contains poetry attributed to Omar Khayyaam (1048-1131), a popular Iranian poet whose philosophies provoke strong reactions from those who agree or disagree with his ideas. Along with each poem, there are conversation starters and questions that invite the reader to dig deeper into the exposed concepts. more...

  • Die Erneuerung der poetischen Spracheby Judit Arokay

    Iudicium Verlag 2011; US$ 20.87

    Die poetologische Tradition in Japan eröffnet Perspektiven auf kulturhistorisch zentrale Themen, die weit über die dichterische Praxis einzelner Epochen hinausreichen. Zwar sind die Poetiken immer auch Anleitungen zum Dichten, es zeigt sich aber, dass dort zugleich sehr grundsätzliche Fragen verhandelt werden: Was zeichnet dichterische Sprache aus,... more...