Subject Area: Poetry

A Bilingual Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Poetry: The Generation of 1970
 Ramos-Garcia, Luis A.
1997 0-7734-8435-3 364 pages
Following a scholarly introduction by Miguel Casado, the anthology proceeds chronologically with bilingual renditions of several poems by each of these thirty poets who have contributed the most to the forging of the Generation '70. The translations accurately reproduce the spirit of historical rupture, the self-deceptions of postmodern societies, and refreshing testimony of what it means to be living in a post-Franco era away from oppressive cultural forces.

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A PHILOSOPHICAL STUDY OF T. S. ELIOT’S FOUR QUARTETS
 Warner, Martin
1999 0-7734-8176-1 148 pages


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A Study of Twenty- First Century Andalusian Poetry: Facing Page Spanish / English Translations of Seven Andalusian Women Poets ( Juana Castro, Rosa Diaz, Paloma Fernandez Goma, Maria Rosal, Maria Del Valle Rubio, Pilar Sanabria, and Maria Sanz )
 Hidalgo-Calle, Lola
2016 1-4955-0471-9 136 pages
This work offers a fresh perspective on bilingual anthology. It’s expertly translated verses wonderfully capture the bold and vibrant contemporary Andalusian poetry of this select group of women. The added reader bonus is the inclusion of helpful and important biographical excerpts from interviews of these outstanding female poets.

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A THEOLOGY OF POETRY The Wheels of Ezekiel A Lecture Commissioned by the Center for Research in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick
 Barker, Sebastian
2010 0-7734-1349-9 89 pages


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Aesthetics of Ralph Waldo Emerson the Materials and Methods of His Poetry
 Hudnut, Robert K.
1996 0-7734-8817-0 120 pages
Examines Emerson's aesthetic as a metaphysical poem about two things: the human act of creation, and the divine. In the transcendental frame of reference, an aesthetic becomes basically a religion and not a philosophy. This study constructs a deductive framework from Emerson's writings, which works from the ground upward toward the Emersonian ideas on art: the "Materials" of Art must be considered before the "Method" of Art, and from these is created a philosophical-theological mold. It particularly examines Emerson's indebtedness to Coleridge, and also mentions earlier influences on both of them, such as Kant, Fichte, Plotinus, Plato, et al.

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African Oral Epic Poetry: Praising the Deeds of a Mythic Hero
 Pointer, Fritz
2012 0-7734-4087-9 328 pages
Professor Pointer is the first person to offer an English translation of the Epic of Kambili, an African heroic myth. The book is careful to point out that this text deserves to be read by myth scholars and shows that the literary tradition of epic myth-telling extends to Africa through its oral folklore. The author argues that the story should be treated as an epic myth that was pieced together by different authors over several centuries, which may or may not have been the result of observing real events. It may have been an imaginative narrative representing cultural norms with verbal symbolism, thereby putting it in a different tradition to the European epics, while also showing similar conventions of genre.

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African Poetry of the Living Dead: Igbo Masquerade Poetry
 Egudu, Romanus N.
1992 0-7734-9170-8 240 pages
This is the first book-length translation and discussion of this sub-genre of Igbo oral poetry. The central position of the masquerade cult in Igbo religion, world view, culture and art makes this masquerade poetry relevant to the people's society, as well as instructive and entertaining in function. This work makes available for the first time what can be regarded as the high-water mark of Igbo oral poetry, as well as essays on the intellectual, socio-cultural, and literary background. It is a study not only in oral poetry but also Igbo traditional world view, beliefs, and culture.

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Âgnes Nemes Nagy on Poetry, a Hungarian Perspective
 Ferencz, Gyözö
1998 0-7734-8355-1 196 pages


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Amerindian Elements in the Poetry of Ernesto Cardenal: Mythic Foundations of the Colloquial Narrative
 Morrow, John A.
2010 0-7734-3660-X 364 pages
This study explores the Amerindian elements in the works of Ernesto Cardenal, the revolutionary poet-priest from Nicaragua. The work examines the three main currents which flow through Cardenal’s poetry: the socio-political current, the religious current, and the indigenous current.

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Amerindian Elements in the Poetry of Rubén Darío: The Alter Ego as the Indigenous Other
 Morrow, John A.
2008 0-7734-5119-6 332 pages
This study explores the indigenous presence in the works of Rubén Darío, one of the most important and influential literary figures in the Spanish-speaking world. The work uncovers indigenous thematic, symbolic, mythological, and stylistic influences in Darío’s poetry, and reveals his deep social concerns along with the duality of his poetic inspiration, both European and Amerindian.

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AN EXPERIENTIAL THEORY FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF POETRY Why We Like What We Like (124 Case Studies)
 Crist, Robert L.
2017 1-4955-0585-5 232 pages
An examination of the interrelationship of of poetry and theory shows that theoretical approaches to lyrical texts are not mutually exclusive but endlessly complementary. The application of of theories to poems in the twelve sections of the study demonstrates both the fecundity of theory and the openness of texts to exhaustless appreciation.

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An Historical Evaluation of Thomas Hardy’s Poetry
 Banerjee, Amitava
2001 0-7734-7721-7 432 pages
Collects critical essays on Hardy’s poetry, from Edmund Gosse (1918) to Samuel Hynes (1997), which reflect not only the diverse nature of Hardy’s poetry but also show how critics of different generations have added to our understanding and appreciation of it. Some articles are concerned with Hardy’s relationship with other poets like Wordsworth, Housman, Yeats, and Larkin.

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AN OVERVIEW OF WELSH POETRY BEFORE THE NORMAN CONQUEST
 Wood, Carol Lloyd
1996 0-7734-8859-6 132 pages
This is the first general study of the earliest poetry in Wales, much of which is attributed to the legendary bards Taliesin, Aneirin, and Llywarch Hen, and some of which even deals with those legendary figures Myrddin (Merlin) and Arthur. It also argues that it had a far greater influence on Anglo-Saxon poetry than most scholars have recognized. Finally, it chronicles a clear and major shift in the way the English are viewed by the Welsh. The English turned from being one enemy among many to the agents of all ruin and loss. By the time of the Llywarch Hen and Heledd cycles, the metaphors of the next thousand years of Welsh poetry are established.

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Anglo-Saxon Poetry in Imitative Translation: The Harp and the Cross
 Morgan, Gwendolyn A.
2001 0-7734-7647-4 228 pages
Anglo-Saxon poetry has increasingly become the province of a few specialists sufficiently acquainted with the Old English language, poetics, and culture to read it in the original. Except for Beowulf and standard anthologized versions of the more famous works, most Anglo-Saxon verse remains unavailable to modern English readers. This volume offers a sampling of the Anglo-Saxon shorter poems in modern recreations which remain literally accurate as well as imitative in specific prosody. With its arrangement, introductory materials, and specific selections, it also provides the reader with a sense of the Anglo-Saxon world view. In many cases it provides the only modern English translation of these works.

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Anna Bunina (1774-1829), and the Origins of Women's Poetry in Russia
 Rosslyn, Wendy
1997 0-7734-8527-9 372 pages
This is the first extensive study of Bunina's poems and detailed exploration of her life, using archives and numerous periodicals. It describes the cultural expectations which Bunina challenged, her poetic unconventional lyric persona, her strategic choices of poetic language and genre, the reception of her work, and her unprecedented success in living by the pen. It illuminates the pre-history of feminism and the feminine literary tradition in Russian through the reflections on gender and writing of the most radical and gifted of the early women writers.

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Anne Sexton's Poetry of Redemption: The Chronology of a Pilgrimage
 Morton, Richard E.
1989 0-88946-563-0 150 pages
A survey of Anne Sexton's poetry from the standpoint of the special statement her poems make, charting the development of that statement by close reading of eight volumes in the order of their publication.

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BEING HERE: Sociology as Poetry, Self-Construction, and Our Time as Language
 Will, Frederic
2012 0-7734-2911-5 232 pages
These are poems describing the process of writing as integral to creating the self and to our experience of time. There are numerous poems in this text. Ranging from discussing distinctions between Modernism and Postmodernism, to being nervous, to the joy of reading, the goal is to deconstructively describe the process of writing.

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Beowulf and Four Related Old English Poems
 Lee, Sung-Il
2010 0-7734-1396-0 196 pages
These modern verse translations manage to retain the verse rhythm of the originals. This volume includes explanatory notes and new interpretations of the original text.

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Bestiary of Discontent/bestiario Dos Descontentos
 Carys, Evans-Corrales
1993 0-7734-9338-7 144 pages
This bilingual version of Murado's contemporary beast-fable features both English translation and the original Galician, a language of northwestern Spain currently enjoying a renaissance after centuries of political repression. This collection of riddles in the form of prose-poems presents traditional elements and innovations to the genre which combine to create a highly original portrayal of the nature of desire.

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BILINGUAL EDITION OF POETRY OUT OF COMMUNIST CHINA BY HUANG XIANG
 Xiang, Huang
2004 0-7734-6504-9 465 pages
This facing-page edition makes translations of over 150 poems of contemporary Chinese poet/author Huang Xiang available to the Western world for the first time in a collection. Since he is subject to a long-term ban against publication of any of his writings in his native China, only a few of his poems have ever been read and translated in the West. A member of the proscribed classes by virtue of his birth, he was subjected to harassment, imprisonment and brutality from his childhood until his departure from China in 1997. His writings have already gained high and deserved respect in the small scholarly circle that is familiar with them in China and the West. The book has an extensive bibliography listing all books published by Huang Xiang outside China, plus many that refer to him or quote his works, as well as general works on Chinese poetry. The long biographical introduction will be of great value to scholars who wish to pursue the origins of Underground Literature in which Huang is a major figure, and the later Menglung “misty, obscure”) poetry that followed it. The poems themselves are in clear recitable English. The book’s composition, with the original Chinese on the left and English on the right, matched line for line, offers an excellent pedagogical tool, as well as a subject for study by critics, commentators, and students of language. The book also includes a section of personal photographs, and a foreword by Huang Xiang.

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Childhood in the Third Reich World War II and Its Aftermath
 Abikhaled, Kaye Voigt
2002 0-7734-3425-9 84 pages


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Commentary on T. S. Eliot's Poem the Waste Land: The Infertility Theme and the Poet's Unhappy Marriage
 Claes, Paul
2012 0-7734-2651-5 228 pages
Claes argues that The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot is actually indicative of infertility in his marriage. While also cracking several riddles that Eliot put into the poem, this book provides ample evidence that the work is auto-biographical in nature. Claes provides line-by-line analysis of the poem, and the introduction presents six interpretive keys facilitating a systematic decoding. Textual arrangement, thematic recurrence, metaphorical syncretism, mythical method, allegorical representation, and inter-textual reference may help the reader to penetrate the multiple mysteries of the poem.

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Creating a Global Dialogue on Value Inquiry. Papers From the XXII World Congress of Philosophy (Rethinking Philosophy Today)
 Yan, Jinfen
2009 0-7734-4702-4 508 pages
This work examines the range of work in which value theorists are engaging in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The essays illustrate the ways in which value theorists from different parts of the world draw on an increasingly broad range of intellectual thought, including Chinese, European and African traditions.

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Development of T. S. Eliot’s Style From Poetry to Poetic Drama: Dialogism, Carnivalization, and Music
 Yang, Carol L.
2011 0-7734-1561-0 364 pages
This book is a detailed investigation of T. S. Eliot’s work in the light of Bakhtin’s theories of dialogism and carnival. It employs a new paradigm for interpreting Eliot’s work, offering new points of analysis regarding, in particular, his later works.

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Essays in Irish Literary Criticism: Themes of Gender, Sexuality, and Corporeality
 Quinn, Deirdre
2008 0-7734-4830-6 284 pages
The only collection of its kind to be produced with a single, cutting edge theme, and to gather recent and upcoming scholarship in the area of gender and sexuality. Literary analyses feature prominently in the collection but essays from the disciplines of English, Film and Media Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies help to widen the scope of the topic as well as provide genuinely interdisciplinary dialogue.

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Essays on Old, Middle, Modern English and Old Icelandic
 Gruber, Meredith Crellin
2000 0-7734-7858-2 544 pages
Twenty-two scholars examine ancient and modern classics, ranging from Beowulf and Paradise Lost to Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead. Topics include Old English charms, Christian poetry, humour and riddles, Old Icelandic sagas, epic dragons, and women's roles.

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Hölderlin's Aeolic Odes: A Facing German to English Translation (hardcover)
 Neuman, Claude
2020 1-4955-0814-5 94 pages
Neuman's translation is presented, "In the hope of giving an idea of the music that is heard in the prosody chosen by Hölderlin...(pg 22).
Of Hölderlin's poetic form, Neuman remarks: "They are built upon precise syllabic and rhythmic schemes, inspired by poetic forms used by the ancient Greeks and later by the Romans, which e=were adapted and introdued in German poetry by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock half a century earlier." (pg.15)

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Hölderlin's Elegies: A Facing German to English Translation
 Neuman, Claude
2022 1-4955-0967-2 92 pages
From the author's Presentation(pgs. 9-10):
"During the decade of intense creativity in which he also gave us his Odes and Hymns, Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) wrote his Elegies between 1797 and 1801, and revised them between 1801 and 1807.

"They are composed, like the elegies of ancient Greece, in elegiac couplets, pairs of lines where an hexameter is followed by a pentameter (six feet, then five).

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Inspiration, Action, and Fulfillment in the Invocations of Milton's Paradise Lost
 Bourdette, Jr., Robert Edward
2022 1-4955-0985-0 304 pages
"Undoubtedly if believe be to act, faith is an action, or rather a frame of mind acquired and confirmed by a succession of actions, although in the first instance infused from above." - De doctrina Christiana

From the author's Introduction, pgs. 1-2:
"The poems of Paradise Lost are complex transformations of a familiar poetic topos: the poet's invocation to his Muse. ...the invocation has been a standard part of pagan as well as Christian, of sacred as well as profane poetry."
..."Yet the topos in Homer as well as Kazantzakis, in Virgil as well as Milton, makes possible an expression of what is felt to be the essential nexus between the source of inspiration and the poet, between the poet and his poem, between the poem and its audience. The standard invocation, to simplify its accumulated meanings, celebrates the source of inspiration, requests that the poet be able to transform that inspiration into a poem, and seeks to inspire its audience. Plato's statement that the Muse "first makes men inspired, and then through these inspired ones others share in the enthusiasm and a chain is formed" (Ion), and Milton's, that "these abilities, wheresoever they are found, are the inspired gift of God ... and are of power ... to inbreed and cherish in a great people the seeds of vertu and publick civility" (CE, III) both recognize this necessary translation of inspiration into form which moves and instructs. It is this necessary process which the topos formalizes."

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Inspiration, Action, and Fulfillment in the Invocations of Milton's Paradise Lost
 
2022 1-4955-0985-0 304 pages
The aim of this study is to make the case that Milton's Invocations should be recognized as central because, "they present most directly and most intimately the crucial event of man's spiritual life: responsive action taken to bring about renovation. The invocations involve us in the task of the poet's 'advent'rous Song,' for that action is a paradigm of our own 'advent'rous Song,' by which we create 'th' upright heart and pure.'"

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Kong in Chinese Philosophy, Psychology, and Poetics
 Shen, Leah
2022 1-4955-1029-8 484 pages
From the Introduction: "The project investigates a poetics of creative kong (emptiness) by studying the philosophical origins of the notion of emptiness in Indian Buddhism as well as its development in China from ancient times through the 17th century. I argue for the philosophical and religious significance of kong in the Chinese context as being open-minded, non-obsessive, and creative. The poetics and aesthetics of kong owes a significant debt to Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. The senses of kong enabled the writers and artists of the late Ming and early Qing to link with the immanent vividness of the world, and to evoke their creativity in literary and artistic practices when they tried to establish a close relationship to nature, instead of interfering with it." (pg. 2)
(Hardcover with seven color illustrations)

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Lacanian Interpretations of Shakespeare
 Brooks, Douglas A.
2010 0-7734-3666-9 576 pages
This volume of the Shakespeare Yearbook brings together articles centered around the intersections between Lacanian Theory and the literary production of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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Modernist Image
 Lewis, Ethan
2007 0-7734-5758-5 252 pages
This book builds on previous research to scrutinize the poetry of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot through the lens of Imagism. While Pound eventually disassociated himself from the Imagist movement and Eliot never belonged to it, it was still an influence on the development of these two poets. Therefore, Imagism is essential to a proper understanding of certain elements in the works of these twentieth-century poets.

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Monika Molander
 Keith-Smith, Brian
2006 0-7734-5529-9 224 pages
Hilde Stieler’s selected poems appeared in Volume 8 of German Women Writers. Monika Molander, first published in 1929, has been forgotten and difficult to access. The novel is republished here with an introduction that narrates the writer’s life, especially in exile in Sanary-sur-Mer, interprets two further poems, and analyzes the text as semi-autobiographical. Set mainly in Munich, it is the story of a young music student from an upper middle-class family in Bonn, whose vulnerability leads her to be swept off her feet by her Professor. Returning to Bonn after her father’s death, she finds eventual employment as an accompanist in a Zurich cabaret. Memories of life close to the theatre merge with grotesque scenes and uncertainties about life, with popular romantic views that come close to Kitsch. The colloquialism, characterizations, often light-hearted style and happy ending, produce a typically bittersweet account from the 1920s.

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More Andalusian Women Poets: The Artistry of Southern Spain (Matilde Cabello, Araceli Franco, Inés Maria Guzmán, María del Carmen Guzmán, Isabel Pérez Montalbán, Balbina Prior, y Ana Patricia Santaella)
 Hidalgo-Calle, Lola
2017 1-4955-0602-9 184 pages
This work is a continuation of the author's first work, Study of Twenty-First Century Andalusian Poets. The translated works of seven new Andalusian Women poets, with biographical details about the poets and their verse. This book is a facing page translation in English and Spanish.

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Mystical Themes and Occult Symbolism in Modern Poetry: Wordsworth, Whitman, Hopkins, Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and Plath
 Kim, Dal-Yong
2009 0-7734-3780-0 288 pages
This study argues that esoteric ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and James Frazer provide answers to ontological questions about the origin and substance of poets looking beyond the established rationalist codes of the industrial society. The ideas also give comprehensive critical insight into creative bases on which the poets’ various mystical or occult ideas work to produce their distinct creative characters.

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Old English Judith: A Study of Poetic Style, Theological Tradition and Anglo-Saxon Christian Concepts
 Kaup, Judith
2013 0-7734-4505-6 436 pages
This book offers a thorough literary, cultural and linguistic study of the Old English Judith. As a comprehensive interpretation of the text, it brings together and evaluates the work of scholars who have dealt with only individual aspects of the text. Furthermore, it places the poem within the context of the theological thought and religious poetry of Old and Middle English provenance.

This is the first book-length study of the Old-English Judith which takes in different aspects of its composition and reception. An original work containing research on Anglo-Saxon material and the topic of Judith overall written in German and makes it accessible in English. A contribution to the field.

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One Hundred Poems by Shizue Ogawa
 Keith-Smith, Brian
2019 1-4955-0775-0 208 pages
Professor Brian Keith-Smith translated these poems from German from the Japanese poet Shizue Ogawa. He collects about 100 of Shizue's 300 poems.

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Poetic Craft and Authorial Design in Shakespeare, Keats, T. S. Eliot, and Henry James, with Two Essays on the Pygmalion Legend
 Wright, George T.
2011 0-7734-1523-8 296 pages
The essays in this volume are the result of many years of teaching experience. They cover a wide variety of literary topics including nineteenth-century prosody, versions of the Pygmalion story, T. S. Eliot and Henry James.

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Psychological Reading of the Anglo-Saxon Poem Beowulf. Understanding Everything as a Story
 Goodwyn, Erik
2014 0-7734-4291-X 440 pages
In unprecedented depth, Dr. Goodwyn compares clinical case studies with the powerful emotional meaning behind the symbols of the hall, the monsters, the reassures, and the final battle, and shows how a detailed study of Beowulf uncovers problems facing both ancient and modern humanity.



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Religious Quest in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot
 Phillips, Caroline
1995 0-7734-9152-X 104 pages
This volume presents a reading of poems directly related to the poet's quest for God. A certain measure of literary discussion is necessary in the exploration of poems so erudite and often so obscure to many readers, but this book illuminates those aspects which reveal his importance as a religious writer, the journey of the man in search of God. Eliot's poetry shows that out of the isolation, confusion and complexity of that journey can come a realization of community, simplicity and calm.

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Renaissance Magic and Hermeticism in the Shakespeare Sonnets-Like Prayers Divine
 Jones, Thomas O.
1995 0-7734-9027-2 188 pages
Shows how the magical language and occult methods of the Italian Renaissance are the key to understanding the mysteries of the Shakespeare sonnets, both as a cycle and as individual poems. It explores how the influence of Giordano Bruno's Heroic Enthusiasms, Plato's Symposium, Trismegistus' Corpus Hermiticum, emblem books, and Italian "magic" in its various overlapping forms provided the foundation and content of Shakespeare's sonnets.

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Sa’di’s Rose Garden as Political Literature: A Thirteenth-Century Persian Poem (8 x 10 Softcover)
 Ahmadian Cherkawani (Iman), Mohamed
2020 1-4955-0886-8 116 pages
The core purpose of this monograph has been to investigate the reconciliatory thought of a 13th century Persian poet named Sa’di Shirazi. Although Sa’di’s prose poetry is not set out in the systematic form of a comprehensive political theory, profound insights were extracted from it that convey a powerful message regarding the necessities of harmonious behaviour as a precondition for a healthy society, and the dangers of not adhering to it.

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Sonnets in Defiance of Time (softcover)
 Vasillopulos, Christopher
2021 1-4955-0831-5 29 pages
This a collection of Sonnets from Dr. Christopher Vasillopulos on the subject of time.

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Study of the Birth Imagery of Sylvia Plath, American Poet 1932-1963
 Wood, David J.
1992 0-7734-9489-8 220 pages
By investigating Plath's maternal experience between 1959 and 1963, its transformation into unique poetic imagery has been elicited through a detailed exegesis of her verse and novel. This is an examination of how maternity helped Plath originate a new faith, style and direction in her writing. Full use is made of the dating of The Collected Poems to rectify previous confusion and omissions, and the vital interaction between her life and art is considered in the light of the available biographic materials, despite their limitations. This work does not, however, limit her work to a single perspective, but synthesizes the soundest elements of diverse critical reaction, at the same time exposing fashionable misconceptions that still distort her art.

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T. S. Eliot in Baghdad: A Study in Eliot's Influence on the Iraqi and Arab Free Verse Movement
 Jawad, Abdul Sattar
2014 0-7734-0074-5 304 pages
The book sheds new light on the revolutionary influence of Eliot’s poetry on the free verse movement in Iraq and Lebanon, especially on the mythical poets: Al-Sayyab, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Yusuf Al-Khal, Khalil Hawi and Adonis known as the Tammuzi Poets. The writer is one of Eliot’s best translators and who personally knew all five of the modern mythical poets.

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T. S. Eliot on Shakespeare
 Warren, Charles
1991 0-7734-0992-6 140 pages
This is the first book to survey all of Eliot's writing about Shakespeare. In addition to the well-known essays, it includes unreprinted articles for periodicals, talks for the BBC, contributions to books that are now out of print, and most importantly, a set of lectures given in 1937 and 1941 which were never published and exist only in typescript. It shows the unfolding of Eliot's ideas on Shakespeare and their relation to important general issues in Eliot's literary criticism. It also deals with the issue of Shakespeare in Eliot's poetry. Includes an appendix describing the Shakespeare-related articles and reviews by other writers which Eliot published as editor of the Criterion; a complete bibliography; and an index of names and critical topics.

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The Metaphorical Metaphysic of John Donne: An Interpretation of his Poetry and his Prose
 Stanwood, Paul G.
2021 1-4955-0897-8 368 pages
Dr. Paul Stanwood combines the long and distinguished academic career on the subject of John Donne.

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The Rise of African American Poetics from Langston Hughes to Gwendolyn Brooks: The Arc of Modernism
 Miller, R. Baxter
2021 1-4955-0853-6 252 pages
Professor Miller traces the development of African American poetics from the jazz modernist Langston Hughes to his later contemporary Gwendolyn Brooks. Along the way, the critic accounts for social and historical developments within each new generation of African American verse from the Harlem Renaissance to the new millennium.

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Through a Glass Darkly
 Risden, Edward L.
1995 0-7734-2731-7
These poems contain elements both realistic and hopeful. Their technical focus moves toward a refinement and musicality.

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Traditional Galician Cancioneiro Compiled by Cipriano Torre Enciso: Volume I: Studies and Volume II: Edition
 Castillon, Catalina T.
2019 1-4955-0743-2 1304 pages
This songbook contains almost 7,000 traditional Galician poems and, only for this, it can be said that this collection of traditional poetry is one of the most important of the 20th century. The poems were compiled by Cipriano Torre Enciso during the second half of that century. They were copied at family parties, traditional markets, traditional gatherings, songbooks, etc. Preliminary studies prepared by Drs. Xose Manuel Sanchez Rei and Catalina T. Castillion develop literary, cultural, linguistic and historical characteristics of all these traditional texts. Both works serve to highlight the enormous value of those poems.

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Transvestism in the Middle Ages. The Venusfahrt of Ulrich Von Liechtenstein
 Frankki, James L.
2014 0-7734-4311-8 340 pages
This book takes a new look at gender and transgender issues inherent in the concept of male transvestism, or cross-dressing, as represented in the Latin, French, Old Norse, and German literatures of the European Middle Ages, with a primary focus on the Venus Journey of the knight, Ulrich von Liechtenstein.

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Ultimo Cuerpo De Campanas/the Last Toll of the Bells
 Hidalgo-Calle, Lola
2006 0-7734-5635-X 120 pages
This work includes the first collection of poems by Rafael Montesinos to be translated into English, with hopes of making the works of one of the most notable twentieth century Spanish poets of post-civil war Spain more well-known. His collection of free verse poems, including El Ultimo Cuerpo de Campanas (The Last Toll of the Bells), reflects the poet’s deep concern with existentialist themes as reflected in poems steeped in nostalgia, childhood, love, friendship, and his birthplace, Seville. Through this collection of poetry the poet defines himself as existentialist and a master of capturing subtle bittersweet irony.

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UNDERSTANDING FOUR QUARTETS AS A RELIGIOUS POEM: How T. S. Eliot Uses Symbols and Rhythms to Plumb Mystical Meaning
 Spencer, Michael
2008 0-7734-5058-0 148 pages
While several books have dealt with the Buddhism of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, none have focused on its Christian side, though this aspect is far more fundamental to the poem.

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What is Poetry? Critical Essays on Ezra Pound, Chinua Achebe, Roy Campbell, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Langston Hughes, Christopher Okigbo, Dennis Brutus, Archilochus (softcover)
 Obiwu
2022 1-4955-0935-4 123 pages
From the Introduction:
"Poetry is like song, or rather, poetry is song. If we say the first, we are right. If we say the second, we are also right. No wonder the Belgium committee of the Nobel Prize gave the literature prize to, of all people, Bob Dylan, in 2016. In other words, they gave it to a singer; a music composer. Which is to say that much of poetry can be sung, and much of song can be poetic."

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Why it is Impossible to Write a Biography of William Shakespeare: Multiple Names, Contradictory Sources, and Political Purposes
 Dureau, Yona
2018 1-4955-0636-3 260 pages
This book examines the scholarly research and investigations into the life of English Playwright William Shakespeare. Dr. Dureau sets to out show that writing an accurate and factual biography of Shakespeare is troubled by contradictory sources that use various names with varied political agendas. The book includes 21 color photos.

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