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  • All Justby David Herd

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 9.99

    All Just, David Herd's second Carcanet collection, makes poems from the fractured phrases and competing idioms of contemporary movement, its translations between public and private spaces. Conversations start and are broken off. Public announcements intervene in private situations. In the background, an emergency is about to unfold. Taking bearings... more...

  • Contemporary Olsonby David Herd

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    As poet, critic, theorist and teacher, Charles Olson extended the possibilities of modern writing. From Call Me Ishmael, his pioneering study of Herman Melville, to his epic poetic project The Maximus Poems, Olson probed the relation between language, space and community. Writing in the aftermath of the Second World War, he provided radical resources... more...

  • Enthusiast!by David Herd

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 31.99

    Enthusiast! is a polemical history of American literature told from the point of view of six of its major enthusiasts.Complaining that his age was 'retrospective', Emerson injected enthusiasm into American literature as a way of making it new. 'What,' he asked, 'is a man good for without enthusiasm? and what is enthusiasm but the daring of ruin for... more...

  • Throughby David Herd; Michael Schmidt

    Carcanet 2016; US$ 9.99

    The poems in Throug resume David Herd’s inquiry into the language of public space taken up in All Just (2012). Here, five extended texts address the ways in which contemporary public language has been rendered officially hostile. Considering the risks that such official hostility poses to human intimacy, Through sets out to register broken affections,... more...

  • Moby Dickby Herman Melville; David Herd; Keith Carabine

    Wordsworth Editions Ltd 2011; US$ 2.49

    Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. more...

  • The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Hellerby Jon Curley; Burt Kimmelman; Hélène Aji; Norman Finkelstein; Stephen Fredman; Eric Hoffman; Romana Huk; Elisabeth Joyce; Henry Weinfield; Tyrone Williams; David Herd

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 74.00

    This collection is an in-depth exploration of a central contemporary American poet with links to many key literary movements. The book provides a sweeping intellectual survey of modernism, postmodernism, and twentieth- and twenty-first-century American poetry. more...

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