Latin Love Poetry (Understanding Classics)

""This insightful new introduction to the study of Roman love poetry offers a highly engaging and detailed primer, guiding students through the complexities and pleasures of reading and responding to Latin love elegy. Focusing primarily upon the Augustan elegists, but taking in the influences of Catullus, Gallus and Sulpicia along the way, Latin Love Poetry presents an accessible and articulate roadmap for all undergraduates looking ...

The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer

I really wish that some people out there would focus more on Mr. Toomer's writing talents and not on this whole "was he or wasn't he" about his racial background. I believe that Jean Toomer's words are powerful and universal for all people! His imagery is so amazing it's almost visual, and he is able to make the political deeply personal and not preachy. The works of this brilliant writer is far more important to me than the tiresome...

The Transmission of Beowulf : (Myth and Poetics II)

"For close engagement with the linguistic idiosyncrasies of Beowulf, one may turn to Leonard Neidorf’s recent study The Transmission of ‘Beowulf’: Language, culture, and scribal behavior. Here formidable scholarship provides rich insights into the attitudes and methods of the scribes who made the only surviving copy of Beowulf... [t]he evidence that he puts forward in this book, based on rigorous scrutiny of several hundred errors in...

The Blue Clerk: Ars Poetica in 59 Versos

On a lonely wharf a clerk in an ink-blue coat inspects bales and bales of paper that hold a poet's accumulated left-hand pages—the unwritten, the withheld, the unexpressed, the withdrawn, the restrained, the word-shard. In The Blue Clerk renowned poet Dionne Brand stages a conversation and an argument between the poet and the Blue Clerk, who is the keeper of the poet's pages. In their dialogues—which take shape as a series of hauntin...

Early Greek Epic Fragments I: (Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes Book 47)

"Tsagalis' broad treatment of the fragments renders fascinating overviews and expansions [...] In sum, with Early Greek Epic Fragments I Tsagalis offers a valuable, readable, and highly desired commentary on the extant early antiquarian and genealogical epic fragments. Despite the many uncertainties and questions, and at times because of them, this imaginative book will be both fascinating and useful for all students and scholars of ...

The Complete Sonnets and Poems

Shakespeare is more popular for his plays, but I actually really prefer his poems. This is a great book for anyone interested in poetry or Shakespeare. It does indeed have any sonnet or poem he has written, but it's a pretty small collection none the less. It's of great quality for the price. I love this edition. Highly recommended.

The Reception of Du Fu (712-770) and His Poetry in Imperial China

For centuries, Chinese critics have acclaimed Du Fu (712-770) as "China's greatest poet." He has exerted tremendous influence both as a model poet and as a cultural icon. In The Reception of Du Fu (712-770) and His Poetry in Imperial China, Ji Hao provides modern readers with a general picture of the reception of Du Fu and his work from the Song to the Qing. He also explores major shifts in interpretive approaches to Du Fu's poetry a...

Monster: Distortion, Abstraction, and Originality in Contemporary American Poetry

Monster: Distortion, Abstraction, and Originality in Contemporary American Poetry argues that memorable and resonant poetry often distorts form, image, concept, and notions of truth and metaphor. Discussing how changes in electronic communication and artificial notions of landscape have impacted form and content in poetry, Monster redefines the idea of what is memorable and original through a broad range of poets including John Ashbe...

The Heritage of Russian Verse

This is essentially a dual language Russian/English survey of the last eight hundred years of Russian poetry, from the Lay of Igor' to early post-war period. There is no explanation of the context or stature of the various poets, and the poems selected are not among the best from particular authors in my opinon (Blok, Akhmatova, Tikhin, etc.) but there's not a lot out there competing, either. Russian poetry is very moving, classicall...