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  • The Lost Second Book of Aristotle's Poeticsby 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...

  • Phenomenal Readingby Brian M. Reed

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The essays in Phenomenal Reading entice readers to cross accepted barriers, and highlight the work of poets who challenge language-as-usual in academia and the culture at large.   Phenomenal Reading is comprised of essays that are central to how best to read poetry. This book examines individually and collectively poets widely recognized... more...

  • Dichtungstheorien der Aufklärungby Henning Boetius

    De Gruyter 1971; US$ 126.00

    Dichtungstheorien Der Aufklarung. more...

  • Poeticsby Aristotle; Joe Sachs

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2012; US$ 6.95

    A complete translation of Aristotle?s classic work, supplemented with well-chosen notes and glossary of important terms. more...

  • The Darkness of the Presentby Steve McCaffery

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    The Darkness of the Present includes essays that collectively investigate the roles of anomaly and anachronism as they work to unsettle commonplace notions of the “contemporary” in the field of poetics.   In the eleven essays of The Darkness of the Present , poet and critic Steve McCaffery argues that by approaching the past... more...

  • Klartext zum Wasserglasby Erwin Messmer

    edition 8 2012; US$ 15.99

    Erwin Messmers neue Gedichte überraschen immer wieder. Nicht nur Leserinnen und Leser. Auch seine Wörter werden von ihm laufend überrascht, indem er sie quasi auf dem Fuss ertappt in ihrer Mehrdeutigkeit, in ihren semantischen Möglichkeiten: Er fegt sie blank vom Staub des Alltagsgeplappers, nimmt sie beim Wort, stellt sie in ungeahnte Zusammenhänge... more...

  • Poetryby John Strachan; Richard Terry

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 96.00

    Quickly equips readers with the strategies to understand and deepen their engagement with individual poemsPraise for the first edition: 'Wide-ranging, provocative, and thorough, Strachan and Terry provide the student with all the tools necessary for the study of poetry. I can think of no other volume that offers the reader so much in so few pages.... more...

  • The Figure of the Singerby Daniel Karlin

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 64.99

    Why did poets continue to call themselves singers, and their poems songs, long after the formal link between poetry and music had been severed? Daniel Karlin explores the origin and meaning of the 'figure of the singer', tracing its roots in classical mythology and in the Bible, and following its rise from the 'adventurous song' of... 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...

  • 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...