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  • Love and The Turning Seasonsby

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 23.99

    For thousands of years, India has excelled at erotic love poetry, and the genius of its devotional poetry often harnesses great energy and mystical insight. It is in fact often hard to tell whether the poets are offering poems of spiritual longing using the garment of love poetry, or writing erotic poems in the guise of devotion. Perhaps, in a country... more...

  • Ted Hughesby

    Macmillan Education UK 2014; US$ 29.85

    This collection of original essays by an international team of Hughes scholars demonstrates afresh how key contextual and theoretical approaches to the poet's work serve to illuminate the texts. Part I reads Hughes' poems through cultural contexts while Part II examines his work through the frames of a range of literary theories. more...

  • Adamgirk`by

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 154.99

    The first English translation of a major work of medieval literature: the Armenian epic poem on Adam and Eve, Adamgirk, composed by Arak`el of Siwnik` in the early fifteenth century. Michael E. Stone also supplies an illuminating introduction. more...

  • Almanac 14by

    Parthian Books 2011; US$ 0.99

    Almanac: The Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English is a stimulating academic journal featuring new research by established and emerging critics in the field. Almanac aims to engage in a lively and informed way both with the Welsh literary past and with contemporary writing, looking towards the future and outwards towards the rest of the world. more...

  • Almanac 13by

    Parthian Books 2011; US$ 0.99

    Almanac: The Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English is a stimulating academic journal featuring new research by established and emerging critics in the field. Almanac aims to engage in a lively and informed way both with the Welsh literary past and with contemporary writing, looking towards the future and outwards towards the rest of the world.... more...

  • Gnedichby Maria Rybakova

    Glagoslav Publications Limited 2015; US$ 13.55

    Maria Rybakova’s Gnedich captures the reader’s attention in its first stanzas with a striking allusion to Homeric Greece: “The rage that killed so many/the wretched rage of Achilles/who knew that he would perish/ that he would perish young. more...

  • Colchaby Aaron Abeyta

    University Press of Colorado 2001; US$ 19.95

    Winner of a 2002 American Book Award Winner of the 2002 Colorado Book Award in Poetry " The natural voice at work in the poetry sings of one human life as if it were our own. I loved listening ." —Rita Kiefer, author of  Nesting Doll " This just may be one of the best books of poetry I have ever read. . . . This is the kind of writing... more...

  • English Romantic Poetsby M. H. Abrams

    Oxford University Press 1975; US$ 39.99

    This highly acclaimed volume contains thirty essays by such leading literary critics as A.O. Lovejoy, Lionel Trilling, C.S. Lewis, F.R. Leavis, Northrop Frye, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Jonathan Wordsworth, and Jack Stillinger. Covering the major poems by each of the important Romantic poets, the contributors present many significant perspectives... more...

  • Speak, Old Parrotby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2013; US$ 21.14

    2013 marks Dannie Abse's 90th birthday. In his lifetime he has published an astonishing array of work including poetry, fiction, criticism, plays and autobiography but it is as a poet that he is best known and loved. In Speak, Old Parrot he returns to themes of loss, love, medicine and its moral implications, the nature of creativity, Jewish folk... more...

  • Two for Joyby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2010; US$ 28.19

    Dannie and Joan Abse had been married for more than fifty years when she was killed in a car crash in 2005. After her death he wrote his extraordinary memoir of loss, The Presence , which was the Wales Book of the Year in 2008. In contrast, much of this new collection is a delightful celebration. In it Dannie Abse returns to their marriage through... more...