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  • 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...

  • Das europäische Sonettby Friedhelm Kemp

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 99.98

    Hauptbeschreibung"In diesen fünf- bis sechshundert hier versammelten Sonetten geht es in erster Linie um das, was jedes sagt, was sie miteinander verbindet, wie sie miteinander sich unterreden, sich gegenseitig beleuchten und auslegen. Und wie sie nicht selten, nachbarschaftlich oder über die Nationen und Jahrhunderte hinweg, zu thematisch Verwandtem... 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...

  • The Poet's Freedomby Susan Stewart

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Why do we need new art? How free is the artist in making? And why is the artist, and particularly the poet, a figure of freedom in Western culture? The MacArthur Award–winning poet and critic Susan Stewart ponders these questions in The Poet’s Freedom . Through a series of evocative essays, she not only argues that freedom is necessary... more...

  • Attack of the Difficult Poemsby Charles Bernstein

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Charles Bernstein is our postmodern jester of American poesy, equal part surveyor of democratic vistas and scholar of avant-garde sensibilities. In a career spanning thirty-five years and forty books, he has challenged and provoked us with writing that is decidedly unafraid of the tensions between ordinary and poetic language, and between everyday... more...

  • Ethics and Lyric Poetryby Astrid Lohöfer

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 59.89

    This book examines the relationship between ethics and modernist poetry, arguing that the ethical implications of these texts are inseparable from their creative use of language. Most studies in the field of ethical criticism either focus on the transmission of moral values in prose works, thus ignoring the genre of poetry, or re-define ethics as an... more...

  • Pagan Portals - Pathworking through Poetryby Fiona Tinker

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Discover the esoteric knowledge in the works of Yeats, O Sullivan and other poets. more...