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Michael Schmidt is Professor of English Literature at Glasgow University. He also manages the important poetry publisher, Carcanet Press, and is the author of The Story of Poetry and The First Poets.
 

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New Poetries VII An Anthology

New Poetries VII An Anthology

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2018

From the first New Poetries anthology, published in 1994, through to this seventh volume, the series has showcased some of the most engaging and inventive new poets writing in English from around the world. Many have gone on to achieve notable success: Kei Miller, Sinead Morrissey, Caroline Bird, Sophie Hannah, Tara Bergin and Vahni Capildeo among them. The New Poetries anthologies have never sought to identify a `school', much less a `generation': the poets included employ a wide range of styles, forms and approaches, and `new' need not be taken to imply `young'. Many of the poets in the anthology have arrived via the pages of PN Review. FEATURING Luke Allan, Zohar Atkins, Rowland Bagnall, Sumita Chakraborty, Mary Jean Chan, Helen Charman, Rebecca Cullen, Ned Denny, Neil Fleming , Isabel Galleymore, Katherine Horrex, Lisa Kelly, Theophilus Kwek, Andrew Latimer, Toby Litt, Rachel Mann, James Leo McAskill, Jamie Osborn, Andrew Wynn Owen, Phoebe Power, Laura Scott, and Vala Thorodds.

Very Selected: Michael Schmidt

Very Selected: Michael Schmidt

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2017

The First Poets Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets

The First Poets Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2016

A dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt, The First Poets brings to life the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and whose works have had an enduring influence on our literature and our imagination. Starting with the legendary Orpheus and the possibly mythical Homer, Schmidt conjures a host of our literary forebears. From Hipponax, 'the dirty old man of poetry', to Theocritus, the father of pastoral; from Sappho, who threw herself from a cliff for love, to Hesiod, who claimed a visit from the Muses - the stories in The First Poets masterfully merge fact and conjecture into animated and compelling portraits of our cultural ancestors. 'Every poet should buy a copy of this book to keep on their bookshelves. And, when the occasion arises, they should throw it at the cynic who may try to ignore or demean them' Independent.

First Poets

First Poets

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2016

A dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt, The First Poets brings to life the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and whose works have had an enduring influence on our literature and our imagination. Starting with the legendary Orpheus and the possibly mythical Homer, Schmidt conjures a host of our literary forebears. From Hipponax, 'the dirty old man of poetry', to Theocritus, the father of pastoral;from Sappho, who threw herself from a cliff for love, to Hesiod, who claimed a visit from the Muses - the stories in The First Poets masterfully merge fact and conjecture into animated and compelling portraits of our cultural ancestors. 'Every poet should buy a copy of this book to keep on their bookshelves. And, when the occasion arises, they should throw it at the cynic who may try to ignore or demean them' Independent.

PN Review

PN Review

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Other printed item Release Date: 29/06/2016

Contains the poem 'The Plenty of Nothing' by Ian Patterson - Winner of the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. The Summer 2016 issue of PN Review, one of the most outstanding literary journals of our time.

Steuerliche Gestaltungsmoglichkeiten bei der Anderung des Gesellschafterbestandes einer Freiberuflerpraxis

Steuerliche Gestaltungsmoglichkeiten bei der Anderung des Gesellschafterbestandes einer Freiberuflerpraxis

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

Zielsetzung dieser Studie ist die Darstellung von Rechtslagen und Hinweisen fur die steuerliche Gestaltungspraxis im Hinblick auf die Freiberuflerpraxis. Es sollen Moglichkeiten aufgezeigt werden, wie Gesellschafter und Unternehmen im Laufe ihres Bestehens steueroptimal auf die dynamischen Prozesse von sich standig wandelnden politischen Rahmenbedingungen reagieren konnen, wie zum Beispiel eine Anderung in der Rechtsprechung, aber auch der Zielsetzung des Unternehmens, wie die Konzentration auf das Kerngeschaft, die Zusammenfuhrung von Unternehmen, oder die Ausgliederung von Unternehmensteilen. Neben der Anpassung steuerlicher Unternehmensstrukturen und Rechtsformen wird auch die Moglichkeiten einer erleichterten Umstrukturierung vor dem Hintergrund der unentgeltlichen Unternehmensubertragung im Wege der vorweggenommenen Erbfolge eingegangen und es werden gestalterische Alternativen erklart. Vor dem Hintergrund eines Wechsels im Bestand der Gesellschafter einer Freiberuflerpraxis soll die Grndung einer Personengesellschaft im Zuge der Einzelrechtsnachfolge durch Eintritt in das Geschft eines Einzelkaufmannes, die Aufnahme eines Gesellschafters in ein Einzelunternehmen bei vorweggenommener Erbfolge, die Gesellschafteraufnahme unter Einbringung von Wirtschaftsgtern, die Veruerung von Mitunternehmeranteilen, das Ausscheiden eines Gesellschafters durch Anteilsveruerung, Ausscheiden eines Gesellschafters durch dessen Tod sowie der Umgang mit einem unliebsam gewordenen Gesellschafter untersucht werden. In diesem Zusammenhang werden auch bei der Veruerung oder Aufgabe der Freiberuflerpraxis die Ermittlung des laufenden Gewinns nach der Einnahmenberschussrechnung bzw. dem bergang zum Betriebsvermgensvergleich sowie bei Entfallen der Buchfhrungspflichten der bergang zurck zur Einnahmenberschussrechnung beleuchtet. Sukzessiv werden im Folgenden zunchst u. a. die grundlegende einkommensteuerrechtliche und gesellschaftsrechtliche Betrachtung der Freiberufler, die Einbringung eines (Teil-)Betriebes oder Mitunternehmeranteils in eine Personengesellschaft sowie die erbrechtliche Unternehmensnachfolge dargelegt und steuerliche Gestaltungsmglichkeiten aufgezeigt.

Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2014

The Selected Poem ebooks are a new 'digitalonly' series drawn from the works of smithdoorstop poets published during the last 26 years.Michael Schmidt was born in Mexico in 1947. He studied at Harvard and at Wadham College, Oxford. He is Professor of Poetry at Glasgow University and a Writer in Residence at St John's College, Cambridge. He is a founder (1969) and editorial and managing director of Carcanet Press Limited, and a founder (1972) and general editor of PN Review. An anthologist, translator, critic and literary historian, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and received an O.B.E. in 2006 for services to poetry.

Drinking with ghosts Revisiting apartheid's dirty war

Drinking with ghosts Revisiting apartheid's dirty war

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2014

Drinking with Ghosts: Revisiting Apartheid's Dirty War is a fascinating exploration of the dark corners of South Africa's past by a veteran journalist. Michael Schmidt's revelations move from South Africa's nuclear programme under apartheid to the problems of today's deeply unequal society, tracing the threads of secrecy, privilege and the violence that is needed to maintain it. The book is also a testament to Schmidt's career as a journalist: his dedicated and uncompromising quest to uncover the truth of what he finds shines through on every page.

The Great Modern Poets An anthology of the best poets and poetry since 1900

The Great Modern Poets An anthology of the best poets and poetry since 1900

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Reproduced within this book are the essential poems of Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, D.H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wilfred Owen, John Betjeman, W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Philip Larkin, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney and many other major poets of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. For each, Michael Schmidt has provided an insight into their themes and the background to their work, opening for the reader a greater understanding and enjoyment of these extraordinary poems.

Lives of the Poets

Lives of the Poets

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

A stunning volume of epic breadth which connects the lives and works of over 300 English-language poets of the last 700 years. LIVES OF THE POETS traverses the landscapes of biography, form, cultural pressures and important historical moments to tell not just a history of English poetry, but the story of English as a language. 'Astonishing' New York Times. 'Deft critical judgements, lightness of touch, the ability both to examine minutely and to generalize boldly - this book is both a tonic and a continuing pleasure' Independent. 'A celebration of poetry in the shape of a history from Chaucer up to the present day. A book to put into the hands of any young man or woman beginning to be aware that poetry is the glory of our language' Scotsman. 'A masterly exercise of cogency and compression' Times Literary Supplement.

The Novel A Biography

The Novel A Biography

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2014

The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Geographically and culturally boundless, with contributions from Great Britain, Ireland, America, Canada, Australia, India, the Caribbean, and Southern Africa; influenced by great novelists working in other languages; and encompassing a range of genres, the story of the novel in English unfolds like a richly varied landscape that invites exploration rather than a linear journey. In The Novel: A Biography, Michael Schmidt does full justice to its complexity. Like his hero Ford Madox Ford in The March of Literature, Schmidt chooses as his traveling companions not critics or theorists but artist practitioners, men and women who feel hot love for the books they admire, and fulminate against those they dislike. It is their insights Schmidt cares about. Quoting from the letters, diaries, reviews, and essays of novelists and drawing on their biographies, Schmidt invites us into the creative dialogues between authors and between books, and suggests how these dialogues have shaped the development of the novel in English. Schmidt believes there is something fundamentally subversive about art: he portrays the novel as a liberalizing force and a revolutionary stimulus. But whatever purpose the novel serves in a given era, a work endures not because of its subject, themes, political stance, or social aims but because of its language, its sheer invention, and its resistance to cliche--some irreducible quality that keeps readers coming back to its pages.

Betriebsverauerung Und Betriebsaufgabe

Betriebsverauerung Und Betriebsaufgabe

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2014

New Poetries V An Anthology

New Poetries V An Anthology

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2011

For two decades New Poetries has been a proving-ground for new poets in English from around the world. Here readers first encountered, in generous selections, work by, among others, Caroline Bird, Stephen Burt, Sophie Hannah, Emma Jones, Nicole Krauss, Patrick McGuinness, Kei Miller, David Morley, Sinead Morrissey, Togara Muzanenhamo, Matthew Welton and Jane Yeh. Published from Manchester, the anthologies overlook national borders, instead providing vistas across a worldscape. This fifth New Poetries anthology presents twenty-two new writers, organised in such a way as to highlight their variety, the 'irreducible plural' of poetry today. It includes work by poets ranging from their early twenties to their late sixties, and harking from Canada, England, Iran, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, the United States and Wales. Their forms and themes are wonderfully various. What they have in common is intelligence, curiosity and a willingness to take risks. This book's surprises remain fresh, the writers promise major things.

Implementing Environmental and Resource Management

Implementing Environmental and Resource Management

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2011

This book represents the collected works of Environmental and Resource Management (ERM) Alumni as well as young professionals and researches who are involved in the field of ERM. The connecting theme of these works is the successful implementation of ERM in a wide range of issues including: energy innovation and management, climate change response and sustainable development aspects of resource management in developing countries. This book aims to expose some of the research outputs of ERM Alumni and present perspectives and critical questions of ERM application. The research results can provide empirical bases on which ERM study programmes and/or working environments can be problematised in order to more effectively meet the objectives of ERM. The intended audience of this volume is wide including potential and current ERM students who want to understand how ERM is being applied; and teachers and researchers who want to understand the roles and interactions of ERM Alumni and their workplace.

Reform in CEE-Countries with Regard to European Enlargement Institution Building and Public Administration Reform in the Environmental Sector

Reform in CEE-Countries with Regard to European Enlargement Institution Building and Public Administration Reform in the Environmental Sector

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/12/2010

In May 2004, a series of countries, most of them in Central and Eastern Europe, will become new member states of the EU. The institutional reforms necessary to cope with this enlargement of the EU are prescribed by The Treaty of Nice of 26 February 2001. This volume contains the papers discussed at a conference held at Brandenburg University of Technology, on the guidelines, instruments and programmes available to facilitate the accession of CEE countries to the EU, taking Poland as an example. The main topics of the conference were EC law, particularly EC administrative and environmental law and their incorporation into national law, organizational and administrative mechanisms necessary to carry out this process, as well as the latest EU development programmes for CEE accession countries.

Standards and Thresholds for Impact Assessment

Standards and Thresholds for Impact Assessment

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2010

Standards and Thresholds play an important role in many stages of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. They can be legally binding or guidance values and are linked to environmental data. This book provides a comprehensive collection of standards and thresholds, with their derivation and application in case studies of EIA projects. The text introduces key drivers of standards, their effect on environment and health, emerging issues and more.

Implementing Strategic Environmental Assessment

Implementing Strategic Environmental Assessment

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2010

This comprehensive Handbook describes the implementation of SEA in 18 countries around the world, as well as a critical analysis of different SEA methodologies. It introduces key SEA principles and the legal requirements of the new European SEA Directive, which became law in 2004, and describes the implementation of SEA in 11 European Union countries, as well as the USA, Canada and New Zealand. This is contrasted with SEA requirements of four developing countries.

New and Collected Poems

New and Collected Poems

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2010

Five American Poets

Five American Poets

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2010

In 1979, Five American Poets helped to change our sense of American poetry, introducing the work of Robert Hass, John Matthias, James McMichael, John Peck and Robert Pinsky to British readers and writers. Now, in a much-changed landscape, this volume revisits that constellation of writers: what have they been up to since the 1970s; why have they become so important in energising the writing of their own country; and, what do they bring to us. They shared at Stanford University in California an apprenticeship in language as students of the poet-critic Yvor Winters. Associates since the 1960s, they never constituted a 'movement', but they have in common, in Clive Wilmer's words, 'a fundamental faith, tested to endurance by the politics of our era, that a common language implies a common society'. Five American Poets continues a conversation between these distinctive voices, from the colloquial ease of Robert Pinsky to the allusive discontinuities of John Matthias, from James McMichael's narratives to the meditative textures created by John Peck and the sensuous immediacy of Robert Hass.

Philosophy of Media Sounds

Philosophy of Media Sounds

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/07/2009

Qualitatsanforderungen an Die Beteiligten Im Lufttransport

Qualitatsanforderungen an Die Beteiligten Im Lufttransport

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2008

Systematic Discretization of Input/Output Maps

Systematic Discretization of Input/Output Maps

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2008

Standards and Thresholds for Impact Assessment

Standards and Thresholds for Impact Assessment

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2008

Standards and Thresholds play an important role in many stages of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. They can be legally binding or guidance values and are linked to environmental data. This book provides a comprehensive collection of standards and thresholds, with their derivation and application in case studies of EIA projects. The text introduces key drivers of standards, their effect on environment and health, emerging issues and more.

Unternehmenskultur - Die Unsichtbare Fuhrungskraft

Unternehmenskultur - Die Unsichtbare Fuhrungskraft

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2007

The Resurrection of the Body

The Resurrection of the Body

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2007

Implementing Strategic Environmental Assessment

Implementing Strategic Environmental Assessment

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2004

This comprehensive Handbook describes the implementation of SEA in 18 countries around the world, as well as a critical analysis of different SEA methodologies. It introduces key SEA principles and the legal requirements of the new European SEA Directive, which became law in 2004, and describes the implementation of SEA in 11 European Union countries, as well as the USA, Canada and New Zealand. This is contrasted with SEA requirements of four developing countries.

Reform in CEE-Countries with Regard to European Enlargement Institution Building and Public Administration Reform in the Environmental Sector

Reform in CEE-Countries with Regard to European Enlargement Institution Building and Public Administration Reform in the Environmental Sector

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2003

In May 2004, a series of countries, most of them in Central and Eastern Europe, will become new member states of the EU. The institutional reforms necessary to cope with this enlargement of the EU are prescribed by The Treaty of Nice of 26 February 2001. This volume contains the papers discussed at a conference held at Brandenburg University of Technology, on the guidelines, instruments and programmes available to facilitate the accession of CEE countries to the EU, taking Poland as an example. The main topics of the conference were EC law, particularly EC administrative and environmental law and their incorporation into national law, organizational and administrative mechanisms necessary to carry out this process, as well as the latest EU development programmes for CEE accession countries.

New Poetries v.3

New Poetries v.3

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/07/2002

New Poetries III includes a dozen writers from around the world. It takes is to real and imagined landscapes in both Americas, eastern and western Europe, Africa and elsewhere. The age range of the poets included is wider than in earlier anthologies, and the formal scope, too, is vast, spanning the Augustan concerns of some and the romantic strategies of others. Each has been brushed by one or another of the wings of mdoernism. Each knows that in verse laughter has a necessary place, and that social and political concerns are inherent in language itself.

Implementing the IEEE Software Engineering Standards

Implementing the IEEE Software Engineering Standards

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2000

Implementing the IEEE Software Engineering Standards is a practical and professional guide to implementing the IEEE Software Engineering standards in your software development process. There are 39 complex standards involved, some more critical than others. This book explains where to start, which standards to implement first, and how to integrate them into your current software development process. The book presents a realistic Software Life-Cycle Model to complement the standards and aid development. One of the book's biggest benefits is that it helps software engineers reconcile some latest best practices such as rapid prototyping and use of CASE tools with use of the standards.

The Harvill Book of 20th Century Poetry in English

The Harvill Book of 20th Century Poetry in English

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Michael Schmidt's anthology includes the work of more than a hundred poets from every part of the English-speaking world. What links their diverse voices is a common language: each poem, in its own way, adds to the resources of the medium and makes it new. The poems in this book are allowed to slip free of their moorings in the biography and history of the last century to create new spaces and times. They have been chosen because they are exceptional, profound and unique in what they do to language, regardless of their subject matter or the orientation of the poet. It is a powerful reminder that in the twentieth century poems did what they have never done before, and it provides us with a unique insight into the forces that will shape the poetry of the twenty-first century.

New Poetries: v. 2: An Anthology

New Poetries: v. 2: An Anthology

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/07/1999

Focusing on the work of new writers as in New Poetries I, this anthology re-introduces two poets, Sinead Morrissey and Paul Wilkins. Other contributors include Karen Press, Monica Yuan, Patrick McGuinness and Patrick Mackie.

Selected Poems, 1972-97

Selected Poems, 1972-97

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/1997

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