Poetry & poets

    The Poets of Alexandria

    By Susan A. Stephens

    Paperback £12.20

    Alexandria was the greatest of the new cities founded by Alexander the Great as his armies swept eastward. It was ruled by his successors, the Ptolemies, who presided over one of the richest and most productive periods in the whole of Greek literature. Susan A Stephens here reveals a cultural...

    Together Still

    By Yves Bonnefoy

    Hardback £12.85

    The international community of letters mourns the recent death of Yves Bonnefoy, universally acclaimed as one of France's greatest poets of the last half-century. A prolific author, he was often considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize and published a dozen major collections of poetry in verse and prose, several...

    Poetic Conventions as Cognitive Fossils

    By Reuven Tsur

    Paperback £27.97

    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 in cognitive solutions to adaptation problems.

    At the Burning Abyss

    By Franz Fuhmann

    Hardback £17.65

    At the Burning Abyss is Franz Fuhmann's magnum opus a gripping and profoundly personal encounter with the great expressionist poet Georg Trakl. It is a taking stock of two troubled lives, a turbulent century, and the liberating power of poetry. Picking up where his last book, The Jew Car, left...

    Dante\'s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

    By Nick Havely

    Paperback £33.26

    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.

    The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

    By Stefanie Markovits

    Hardback £50.86

    This volume considers the verse-novel, a much-understudied branch of Victorian literature. It demonstrates that Victorian poets were challenging norms and experimenting with many of the revolutionary formal tactics that we associate with modernism.

    Feeling Pleasures: The Sense of Touch in Renaissance England

    By Joe Moshenska

    Paperback £26.66

    Feeling Pleasures argues that the sense of touch assumed a new and unique importance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and that the work of major poets of the period, including Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, and John Milton, should be read alongside these developing ideas.

    Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Poetry of Religious Experience

    By Martin Dubois

    Hardback £65.84

    This nuanced yet accessible study is the first to examine the range of religious experience imagined in Hopkins' writing. By exploring the shifting way in which Hopkins imagines religious belief in individual history, Martin Dubois contests established views of his poetry as a unified project.

    Widening Income Inequality

    By Frederick Seidel

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    With poems that seem earnest one moment and flippant the next, this book includes poems that deal with high-society cocktail parties to street-level poverty, genocide to Obamacare, New York to Syria.

    Geoffrey Chaucer

    By David Wallace

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    Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature.

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