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English Poetry in the Later Nineteenth Century (1933) by B. Evans English Poetry in the Later Nineteenth Century (1933)

First published in 1933, this study, which underwent revision in the 1960s, is a comprehensive survey of the verse of English nineteenth-century poets whose work appeared after 1860. A special feature is the full and critical treatment of minor writers....
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2017

Conversations with Gary Snyder by David  Stephen Calonne Conversations with Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder is one of the most distinguished American poets, remarkable both for his long and productive career and for his equal contributions to literature and environmental thought. This volume collects interviews from 1961 to 2015 and charts his developing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Reading Uncreative Writing Conceptualism, Expression, and the Lyric by David Kaufmann Reading Uncreative Writing Conceptualism, Expression, and the Lyric

This book examines Uncreative Writing-the catch-all term to describe Neo-Conceptualism, Flarf and related avant-garde movements in contemporary North American poetry-against a decade of controversy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Milton and the Making of Paradise Lost by William (New College, Oxford) Poole Milton and the Making of Paradise Lost
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William Poole recounts Milton's life as England's self-elected national poet and explains how the greatest poem of the English language came to be written. How did a blind man compose this staggeringly complex, intensely visual work? Poole explores how Milton's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Dickinson Scholarship An Annotated Bibliography 1969-1985 by Karen Dandurand Dickinson Scholarship An Annotated Bibliography 1969-1985

This bibliography, first published in 1988, is intended to make more readily accessible the wealth of Dickinson criticism and scholarship that appeared from 1969 through 1985. During the 17 years that are covered in this bibliography nearly 800 books, articles...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Poetic Conventions as Cognitive Fossils by Reuven (Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University) Tsur Poetic Conventions as Cognitive Fossils
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Poetic Conventions as Cognitive Fossils contrasts two approaches to poetic conventions: the culture-begets-culture or influence-hunting approach, which traces conventions back to earlier cultural phenomena by mapping out their migrations; and the constraints-seeking or cognitive-fossils approach, that assumes that conventions originate...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

A Michael Hamburger Reader by Michael Hamburger A Michael Hamburger Reader

A comprehensive collection of the work of the distinguished translator of all of the most important German-language writers.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volumes 1-5 Uncollected Essays 1880-94, by Robert Louis Stevenson by Senior Lecturer Lesley (Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2) Graham The Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volumes 1-5 Uncollected Essays 1880-94, by Robert Louis Stevenson

Quickly equips you with the strategies to understand and deepen your engagement with individual poems. Based on their extensive teaching experience, the authors provide a lively route map through the main aspects of poetry such as sound effects, rhythm and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Conscience in Early Modern English Literature: Volume 1 by Abraham (University of San Diego) Stoll Conscience in Early Modern English Literature: Volume 1

This is an examination of how early modern poets attempt to capture the experience of being in the grip of conscience.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Irish Poets and Modern Greece Heaney, Mahon, Cavafy, Seferis by Joanna Kruczkowska Irish Poets and Modern Greece Heaney, Mahon, Cavafy, Seferis

This book explores the perception of modern Greek landscape and poetry in the writings of Seamus Heaney and Derek Mahon. Delving into travel writing, ecocriticism, translation and allusion, it offers a fresh comparative link between Greek modernity and Irish poetry...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

The Mirror Diary Selected Essays by Garrett Hongo The Mirror Diary Selected Essays

Poet Garrett Hongo's complex heritage as a Japanese-American with roots in Hawai'i and California informs and shapes his poetic sensibilities
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

The Singer of Tales by Albert B. Lord The Singer of Tales

First published in 1960, The Singer of Tales remains the fundamental study of the distinctive techniques and aesthetics of oral epic poetry from South Slavic epic songs to the Iliad, Odyssey, Beowulf, and beyond. This edition offers a corrected text...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

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The Poetics of Migration in Contemporary Irish Poetry by Ailbhe McDaid The Poetics of Migration in Contemporary Irish Poetry

This book offers fresh critical interpretation of two of the central tenets of Irish culture - migration and memory. This book is essential reading for literary critics, academics, cultural commentators and students with an interest in contemporary poetry, Irish studies,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Of Cartography Poems by Esther G. Belin Of Cartography Poems

Esther G. Belin's poetry, activism, and multimedia work speaks to larger issues of urban Indian identity, acceptance, adaptation, and cultural estrangement. In this long-anticipated collection, Belin daringly maps the poetics of womanhood, the body, institution, family, and love.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Liberal Thought Forms of Freedom by Anna Barton Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Liberal Thought Forms of Freedom

This book explores the relationship between nineteenth-century poetry and liberal philosophy. It carries out a reassessment of the aesthetic possibilities of liberalism and it considers the variety of ways that poetry by William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Ethics and Poetry in Sixth-Century Arabia by Nadia Jamil Ethics and Poetry in Sixth-Century Arabia

A much-needed study of pre-Islamic poetry from Arabia, that fills a key gap in understanding not only the history of Arabian poetry, but also of Arabian ethos and ideology. What emerges is a complex, stylized discourse which reflects a distinctive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Petrarch Everywhere a Wanderer by Christopher S. Celenza Petrarch Everywhere a Wanderer

Christopher S. Celenza provides the first general account of Italian poet Francesco Petrarca's life and work in over thirty years. Petrarch: Everywhere a Wanderer is a revealing portrait of a figure of paradoxes: a man of mystique, historical importance and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Thick and Dazzling Darkness Religious Poetry in a Secular Age by Peter O'Leary Thick and Dazzling Darkness Religious Poetry in a Secular Age

In Thick and Dazzling Darkness, Peter O'Leary offers a new reading of modern and contemporary poets' treatment of religion and the nature of the divine in a secular age. The book seeks to come to terms with an often obscured...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Oscar Wilde: Philosopher, Poet and Playwright by James Hodgson Oscar Wilde: Philosopher, Poet and Playwright


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

In the Air Essays on the Poetry of Peter Gizzi by Anthony Caleshu In the Air Essays on the Poetry of Peter Gizzi

The first comprehensive exploration of the poetry of Peter Gizzi
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

In the Air Essays on the Poetry of Peter Gizzi by Anthony Caleshu In the Air Essays on the Poetry of Peter Gizzi

The first comprehensive exploration of the poetry of Peter Gizzi
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Dante's British Public Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present by Nick (Emeritus Professor of English & Related Literature, University of York) Havely Dante's British Public Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present
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Dante's British Public examines the many and various ways in which the work of the leading poet of medieval Europe has been acquired, represented, and discussed by British readers over the last six centuries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Mr Lear A Life of Art and Nonsense by Jenny Uglow Mr Lear A Life of Art and Nonsense

If we follow him across land and sea - to Italy, Greece and Albania, to The Levant and Egypt and India - and to the borderlands of spirit and self, art and desire, can we see, in the end, if...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

A Social Biography of Contemporary Innovative Poetry Communities The Gift, the Wager, and Poethics by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett A Social Biography of Contemporary Innovative Poetry Communities The Gift, the Wager, and Poethics

This book offers a new reading of Marcell Mauss' and Lewis Hyde's theories of poetry as gift, exploring poetry exchanges within 20th and 21st century communities of poets, publishers, audiences and readers operating along a gift economy. The text considers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Love and Poetry in the Middle East by Love and Poetry in the Middle East

Atef Alshaer extols the virtues of a literary form that offers an alternative and humane perspective on a part of the world so often reduced to crude caricature.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Lykophron: Alexandra Greek Text, Translation, Commentary, and Introduction by Simon (Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford) Hornblower Lykophron: Alexandra Greek Text, Translation, Commentary, and Introduction
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The Alexandra attributed to Lykophron is a minor poetic masterpiece, and one of the most important and notoriously difficult Greek poems dating from the Hellenistic period. As well as providing the Greek text in full and its English translation, this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

A Literary Commentary on the Elegies of the Appendix Tibulliana by Laurel (Professor of Classics and Associate Dean, Florida State University) Fulkerson A Literary Commentary on the Elegies of the Appendix Tibulliana
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The Appendix Tibulliana has often been neglected in scholarship on elegy of the Augustan period. This literary commentary argues that the poems it contains not only merit serious study for their own sake, but that their destabilization of some of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

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The Astral H.D. Occult and Religious Sources and Contexts for H.D.'S Poetry and Prose by Dr. Matte Robinson The Astral H.D. Occult and Religious Sources and Contexts for H.D.'S Poetry and Prose

Modernist poet H.D. had many visionary and paranormal experiences throughout her life. Although Sigmund Freud worried that they might be 'symptoms,' she rebelled, educating herself in the alternative world of the occult and spiritualism in order to transform the raw...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism by Kenneth (Professor, Department of English, McGill University) Borris Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism
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This book defines Platonism's roles in early modern theories of literature, and then reappraises the major Platonizing poet Edmund Spenser.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Critical Thought of W. B. Yeats by Wit Pietrzak The Critical Thought of W. B. Yeats

This book focuses on W. B. Yeats's critical writings, an aspect of his oeuvre which has been given limited treatment so far. It traces his critical work from his earliest articles, through to his occult treatises, and all the way...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2017

A Life In Words by Paul Auster A Life In Words


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Coleridge and Contemplation by Peter (Associate Professor of British Literature and Culture, Shimane University Visiting Fellow, Durham University) Cheyne Coleridge and Contemplation
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A collection of essays on Coleridge's mature philosophy written by philosophers, intellectual historians, and leading literary authorities on Coleridge.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Invisible Terrain John Ashbery and the Aesthetics of Nature by Stephen J. (Concordia University) Ross Invisible Terrain John Ashbery and the Aesthetics of Nature

Stephen J. Ross examines the concept of nature in the work of John Ashbery. Through close readings of Ashbery's poetry and critical prose, he reveals Ashbery's work to be a case study of the dramatic transformation of nature in art...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

The Oxford Edition of the Works of Robert Burns Volumes II and III: The Scots Musical Museum by Murray (Pro Vice-Principal and Bradley Professor, University of Glasgow) Pittock The Oxford Edition of the Works of Robert Burns Volumes II and III: The Scots Musical Museum
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This is the first textual edition of the Scots Musical Museum, one of the most central texts in the history of Scots song, and the first ever edition of the Museum as originally printed. A detailed introduction covers the history,...
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 03/08/2017

Poetry and Performance During the British Poetry Revival 1960-1980 Event and Effect by Juha Virtanen Poetry and Performance During the British Poetry Revival 1960-1980 Event and Effect

This book examines intersections of poetry and performance during the British Poetry Revival. Its investigations are centered on four specific performance events: The First International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965; Denise Riley's first public reading at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Bestiarium Judaicum Unnatural Histories of the Jews by Jay Geller Bestiarium Judaicum Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Through close textual analysis, detailed historical contextualization, and critical animal theory Bestiarium Judaicum examines how and to what ends German-Jewish writers (including Freud, Heine, and Kafka) drew upon the vast inventory of verbal and visual images of nonhuman animals disseminated...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Cather Studies, Volume 11 Willa Cather at the Modernist Crux by Cather Studies Cather Studies, Volume 11 Willa Cather at the Modernist Crux

Examines Willa Cather's position in time, in aesthetics, and in the world. Born a Victorian in 1873, Cather made herself a modernist through the poems, stories, and novels she wrote and published into the twentieth century. Beginning with a prologue...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Religious Elements in the Secular Lyrics of the Troubadours by Raymond Gay-Crosier Religious Elements in the Secular Lyrics of the Troubadours

This philological study examines the possible influence exerted by religious traditions on the origin and development of the secular lyrics of the troubadours. It includes an historical outline, a survey of theories concerning the origins, and an analysis of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

The River of Time Time-Space, History, and Language in Avant-Garde, Modernist, and Contemporary Russian and Anglo-American Poetry by Ian Probstein The River of Time Time-Space, History, and Language in Avant-Garde, Modernist, and Contemporary Russian and Anglo-American Poetry

Explores the changing perception of time and space in avant-garde, modernist, and contemporary poetry. The author characterizes the works of modern Russian, French, and Anglo-American poets based on their attitudes towards reality, time, space, and history revealed in their poetics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2017

The Hispano-Portuguese Cancioneiro of the Hispanic Society of America Edition and Notes by Arthur Lee-Francis Askins The Hispano-Portuguese Cancioneiro of the Hispanic Society of America Edition and Notes

A transcription of the previously unpublished seventeenth-century manuscript now in the possession of the Hispanic Society of America formerly known as the Cancioneiro hispano-portugues da Academia das Ciencias, Lisboa . The volume is of importance to scholars of Spanish and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

Higher, Hidden Order Design and Meaning in the Odes of Malherbe by David Lee Rubin Higher, Hidden Order Design and Meaning in the Odes of Malherbe

Opening a new perspective on Malherbe's major poems, this volume focuses on their design and meaning. In his introduction Rubin defines and illustrates implied comparison. There follows a series of explications which recover each poem's values from analogies concealed in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

Structure and Ideology in Boiardo's Orlando innamorato by Andrea di Tommaso Structure and Ideology in Boiardo's Orlando innamorato

The Innamorato, predecessor to Ariosto's Orlando furioso, has been known in the English-speaking world since the sixteenth century, in both Italian and English translations. This study was the first in English to be devoted exclusively to an examination of this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

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