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Michael Schmidt - Author

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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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Sustainable Global Value Chains

Sustainable Global Value Chains

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2020

Value chains are a vital part of how our world operates, yet we are only beginning to understand how to make them sustainable. This volume addresses the crux of that challenge by presenting a broad array of options for understanding and managing the complexity of sustainability initiatives that affect, and are also influenced by value chains. Its chapters present diverse perspectives on both political and private sector governance, including governmental regulations and private standards, and embrace the emergent and critical value of innovative approaches to monitoring and evaluating progress. Finally, the volume offers a review of concrete examples for transformation and transition towards more sustainable value chains in selected sectors, including, amongst others, agriculture, forestry, mining, and tourism.

The Stories of My Life

The Stories of My Life

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Gilgamesh The Life of a Poem

Gilgamesh The Life of a Poem

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2019

Reflections on a lost poem and its rediscovery by contemporary poets Gilgamesh is the most ancient long poem known to exist. It is also the newest classic in the canon of world literature. Lost for centuries to the sands of the Middle East but found again in the 1850s, it tells the story of a great king, his heroism, and his eventual defeat. It is a story of monsters, gods, and cataclysms, and of intimate friendship and love. Acclaimed literary historian Michael Schmidt provides a unique meditation on the rediscovery of Gilgamesh and its profound influence on poets today. Schmidt describes how the poem is a work in progress even now, an undertaking that has drawn on the talents and obsessions of an unlikely cast of characters, from archaeologists and museum curators to tomb raiders and jihadis. Fragments of the poem, incised on clay tablets, were scattered across a huge expanse of desert when it was recovered in the nineteenth century. The poem had to be reassembled, its languages deciphered. The discovery of a pre-Noah flood story was front-page news on both sides of the Atlantic, and the poem's allure only continues to grow as additional cuneiform tablets come to light. Its translation, interpretation, and integration are ongoing. In this illuminating book, Schmidt discusses the special fascination Gilgamesh holds for contemporary poets, arguing that part of its appeal is its captivating otherness. He reflects on the work of leading poets such as Charles Olson, Louis Zukofsky, and Yusef Komunyakaa, whose own encounters with the poem are revelatory, and he reads its many translations and editions to bring it vividly to life for readers.

PN Review 248

PN Review 248

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

The July-August 2019 issue. Essay on readership by renowned French critic and literary theorist Helene Cixoux; Sarah Rothenberg delivers an intimate Musical Tribute to John Ashbery; Micheal McCann in conversation with American poet and memoirist Mark Doty; Major sequence of poems by leading South African poet Carola Luther; A meditation on Adrienne Rich's radical feminist poem `Diving into the Wreck' by Vahni Capildeo; Featuring poems translated from the Spanish and Czech; New to PN Review this issue: Michael Prior, Nell Prince, Stav Poleg and Lynne Hjelmgaard; and more...

PN Review 247

PN Review 247

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2019

The May-June 2019 issue. Memoirs of Brodsky in Leningrad and Ginsberg in Prague; News: Colombia arrests man for trafficking in poetry; Andy Croft deconstructs the poetry industry; East meets West in `A New Divan'; Vahni Capildeo considers shipwrecks; New poetry from Lisa Kelly, Sean O'Brien, Joe Carrick-Varty and others; New to PN Review this issue: Charles Bernstein, Jennifer Edgecombe, Michael Farrell and Samira Negrouche; and more...

Zwielicht 11

Zwielicht 11

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2018

Zwielicht - das deutsche Horrormagazin in seiner 11. Ausgabe. Das Titelbild ist von Bjrn Ian Craig unter Verwendung von Elementen aus einer Fotografie von Alessio Lin (linalessio.co)Geschichten:Thomas Stumpf - Der Mann, der Jimmy Page kannteAbel Inkun - Die Essenz des VeronesenGordon McBane - The Hanky Panky GirlLeander Milbrecht - PhelestoMarkus K. Korb - 80 GradCarmen Maria Machado - AbstiegKarin Reddemann - Das samtrote SofaCarl Denning - Ein Portrt von Shirley LoveManuel Otto Bendrin - Der perfekte MomentMatthias Schulz - Beschreibung einer norwegischen Spezies von Theraphosidae sowie der mysterisen Ereignisse im Rahmen ihrer UntersuchungLea Reiff - AdzeHarald A. Weissen - Eisberg BluesAlgernon Blackwood - Der BlutweiherDavid Wright O'Brien - AusstrahlungArtikel:Matthias Kaether - Die Horror- und SF-Stories von O'Brien und YerxaMatthias Kaether - Museum des WundervollenKarin Reddemann - Verfhrerin mit BissMichael Schmidt - Die einflussreichen Werke des Genre Horror und Unheimliche PhantastikRalf Steinberg - Das Durchdrehen der SchraubeChristian Weis, 1966-2017

Michael Schmidt Waffenruhe

Michael Schmidt Waffenruhe

Author: Michael Schmidt, Janos Frecot, Einar Schleef, Karin Schmidt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

New Poetries VII An Anthology

New Poetries VII An Anthology

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: Paperback / softback 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.

SPERRZONE MURMANSK

SPERRZONE MURMANSK

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2018

In Murmansk, im Nordpolarmeer, liegen die radioaktiven Uberreste des Kalten Krieges: die abgewrackten U-Boote der Sowjetflotte. Auch die Uberreste der "e;Kursk"e; sind hier gelagert. Was tun mit all dem Atom-Mull, zumal in Russland Geld und Fachkrafte fur die Entsorgung fehlten? Die Russen machten sich kundig, um Know-how und Fachleute zu finden. Und wurden fundig in Lubmin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Dort wurde das einstige DDR-Kernkraftwerk Nord als erstes der Welt wirklich entsorgt - nicht nur verlagert. Und so beginnt vor rund einem Jahrzehnt eines der groten deutsch-russischen Gemeinschaftsprojekte. Der Autor, Journalist beim NDR, begleitete jahrelang die Arbeiten und berichtet in seinem Buch uber diese sehr spezielle und nicht ungefahrliche Abrustung und uber eine deutsch-russische Erfolgsgeschichte abseits der herrschenden Russland-Meinung.

Zwielicht Classic 13

Zwielicht Classic 13

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2018

Die 13. Ausgabe des Magazins Zwielicht Classic bietet wie gewohnt eine Mischung aus Geschichten und Artikel des Genre Horror und Unheimliche Phantastik mit Ausflugen zur dusteren SF. Enthalten sind wie immer herausragende Stories und vergessene Perlen. Das Titelbild entstammt der Feder von Oliver Pflug. Inhalt:Geschichten:Karin Reddemann - Blutrot die Lippen, blutrot das Lied (2017)Regina Schleheck - Dlfchens wunderbarer Waschsalon (2013)Merlin Thomas - Operation Heal (2013)Nadine Muriel - Frau Briger (2015)Johannes und Michael Tosin - Die Zeitung von morgen (2014)Markus K. Korb - Carnevale a Venezia (2003)Franz Kafka - In der Strafkolonie (1919)Friedrich Glauser - Die Hexe von Endor (1928)Willy Seidel - Alarm im Jenseits (1927)Artikel:Karin Reddemann - Dr. Tod: Giftmrder im Weien Kittel (2018)Karin Reddemann - Die dunkle Muse (2018)

Zwielicht 10

Zwielicht 10

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: eBook Release Date: 18/12/2017

Zwielicht - das Horrormagazin - schon zum zehnten Mal. Inhalt:GeschichtenMichael Siefener - Die Messe fr das besondere BuchJulia Annina Jorges - Fr immer HelenaAlgernon Blackwood - Aileen /Old Clothes (1910)Abel Inkun - Insel der GlckseligenChristian Knne - Mona Usman T. Malik - Auferstehungspunkte /Resurrection Points (2014)Michael Tillmann - Bemerkenswerter Bericht, welcher beschreibt, wie der ehrwrdige Bruder Michael gegen alle Widerstnde der Welt seinen Seelenfrieden in einem Beinhaus fandRay Bradbury - Vielleicht ein Traum /Asleep in Armageddon (1948)Sascha Dinse - IsabelleKarin Reddemann - Die bessere GeschichteNicole Kudelka - Die Nacht des KranichsArtikelMatthias Kaether - Schlottern zum kleinen PreisAchim Hildebrand - Verbotene BcherVincent Preis 2016Horror 2016Michael Schmidt - Streifzge

Very Selected: Michael Schmidt

Very Selected: Michael Schmidt

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

Zwielicht Classic 12

Zwielicht Classic 12

Author: Michael Schmidt Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2017

Vor Ihnen liegt die zwolfte Ausgabe von Zwielicht Classic und wie immer freuen wir uns herausragende Geschichten und vergessene Perlen zu vereinen. In dieser Ausgabe finden sich neben den gewohnten Geschichten und Artikel des Genre Horror und Unheimliche Phantastik auch zwei ausgezeichnete SF Geschichten. Das Titelbild stammt aus der Feder von Oliver Pflug. Inhalt:Geschichten:Torsten Scheib - Das Schreien der Krten (2013)Julia Annina Jorges - Wo deine Schuld vergeben ist (2015)Jrgen Gabelmann - Endstation (2015)Karin Reddemann - Zeit der Kniestrmpfe (2015)Ellen Norten - Der lange Marsch der Wolkenkratzer (2011)Hubert Katzmarz - Der Aufenthalt (2013)Marina Heidrich - G2 Alpha (2015)Nadine Muriel - Wohnung Nummer Acht (2009)Manfred Lafrentz - Rabe (2006)Michael K. Iwoleit - Das Ende aller Tage (2014)Nina Horvath - Die Duftorgel (2011)Achim Hildebrand - Sand in den Augen (2004)Daniela Herbst - Die Petition (2015)Artikel:Karin Reddemann - Die dunkle Muse (2017)Vincent Preis - Die bisherigen PreistrgerDie Duftorgel von Nina Horvath gewann dabei den Deutschen Phantastik Preis und wurde ins Slowenische und Slowakische bersetzt, die englische bersetzung ist in Vorbereitung.

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.

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