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Poetry

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  • The Figure of Danteby Jerome Mazzaro

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Jerome Mazzaro examines Dante's Vita Nuova as an artistic correlative to what Dante conceived as an image of himself. Specifically, he explores the structure of the work in relation to medieval views of memory, self, music, form, and interpretation, and against the facts of Dante's life and culture as we have come to know them. Originally published... more...

  • Verseby Charles O. Hartman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 51.95 US$ 46.76

    Verse is a seminal introduction to prosody for any student learning to read or write poetry, from secondary to graduate school. Discusses  iambic pentameter and other kinds of metrical verse, scansion, rhythm and rhyme, free verse, song, and advanced topics such as poetic meter, linguistic approaches to verse, and the computer scansion... more...

  • New Bearings in English Poetryby F. R. Leavis

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    It is difficult now to imagine the shock that this book caused when it was first published in 1932. The author was a teacher at a Cambridge college, an intensely serious man who had been seriously wounded by poison gas on the Western Front, and he was not disposed to suffer foolishness gladly. His opening sentences were arresting: 'Poetry matters... more...

  • Eliot and His Ageby Russell Kirk

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99

    Eliot and His Age  remains the best introduction to T. S. Eliot’s life, ideas, and literary works. It is the essential starting place for anyone who would understand what Eliot was about. Russell Kirk’s view of his older friend is sympathetic but not adulatory. His insights into Eliot’s writings are informed by wide reading in the same authors who... more...

  • Poetics of Love in the Middle Agesby Moshe Lazar; Norris J. Lacy

    University Publishing Association 1989; US$ 77.50

    This volume examines the treatment and expression of love in medieval literature and art. These nineteen essays, contributed by recognized authorities on medieval romantic expression, consider a wide variety of texts from the following cultures: French, Arabic, Latin, Hispanic, Hebrew, Provencal, and German. more...

  • The Epistles of Horaceby Horace; David Ferry; David Ferry

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 6.79

    My aim is to take familiar things and make Poetry of them, and do it in such a way That it looks as if it was as easy as could be For anybody to do it . . . the power of making A perfectly wonderful thing out of nothing much . --from "The Art of Poetry" When David Ferry's translation of The Odes of Horace appeared in 1997, Bernard Knox,... more...

  • Lyrik der Gründerzeitby Günther Mahal

    De Gruyter 1973; US$ 154.00

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  • The Hatred of Poetryby Ben Lerner

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 10.20

    No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It's even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Marianne Moore. "Many more people agree they hate poetry," Ben Lerner writes, "than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred... more...

  • The Poet's Holy Craftby Matthew C. Brennan; John Caldwell Guilds

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; Not Available

    A thorough reexamination of Simms as a pioneering voice in American poetry more...

  • Yeats, Eliot, Pound and the Politics of Poetryby Cairns Prof. Craig

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    It has long been recognised that there is an apparently paradoxical relationship between the revolutionary poetic style developed by Yeats, Eliot and Pound in the period during and after the First World War, and the reactionary politics with which they were associated in the 1920s and 1930s. Concentrating on their writings in the period up to the... more...