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A Survey of Modernist Poetry and A Pamphlet Against Anthologies
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A Survey of Modernist Poetry and A Pamphlet Against Anthologies

By Riding, Laura; Graves, Robert; Mudye, Charles & McGuinness, Patrick (editors)

Manchester, England, U.K.: Carcanet Press, 2002. This is a combined edition of two books originally published in 1927 and 1928, the first collaborative study of Modernist poetry by two of the most important and original modern poets; the Survey contains readings of modern poems and movements and is a polemical account of the beginnings of modernism; the Pamphlet is a polemic against the percieved iniquities of the anthology which raises questions about the production and consumption of art in the mass markets; includes an introduction by the editors (brown and yellow covers with white & black lettering, very slight edge wear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. Near Fine.

$95.00

Oxford Lectures on Poetry

By Bradley, A. C

London, England, U.K.: Macmillan, 1965. First published in 1909, this volume consists of lectures delivered during the author's tenure of the Chair of Poetry at Oxford that were not included in his earlier volume, Shakespearean Tragedy; this volume includes his inaugural lectural, Poetry for Poetry's Sake; the others include The Sublime, Hegel's Theory of Tragedy, Wordsworth, Shelley's View of Poetry, The Long Poem in the Age of Wordsworth, The Letters of Keats, The Rejection of Falstaff, Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare the Man, and Shakespeare's Theatre and Audience (blue textured cloth with gold lettering on spine is very slightly rubbed; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$45.00

Heroic Poetry

By Bowra, C. M

London, England, U.K.: Macmillan Press, 1978. This book is a comparative study of one of the oldest forms of poetry, the narrative poem of great exploits; it examines the technique and contents of poems from many different countries and shows how heroic poets tended to compose in much the same ways; 600 pages (pictorial cover with illustration from the Parthenon on the front; slight edge wear and faint creases, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$25.00

Plots and Characters in the Fiction and Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

By Gale, Robert L

Hamden, CT, U.S.A.: Archon Books, 1970. This handbook contains summaries of all of Poe's tales and poems, arranged in alphabetical order by title, an alphabetical list of all the characters in the fiction and poetry with brief descriptions, and chronological lists of Poe's life and his fiction and poetry by year (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine; a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket.

$19.95

The Voice of the Poet: Aspects of Style in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson

By Lindberg-Seyersted, Brita

Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 1968. In this book, the author uses the theories and methods of modern linguistics to explore Dickinson's poetic language; the author taught American literature at the University of Uppsala; publisher's review copy slip included (blue textured cloth with gold lettering on spine; blue dust jacket with black lettering has slight edgewear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$19.95

Statutes of Liberty: The New York School of Poets

By Ward, Geoff

New York, NY, U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, 1993. This is the first academic study of the New York School of Poets; it provides a critical and historical introduction to this group of writers, including close readings of major works by John Ashbery as well as detailed accounts of Frank O'Hara and James Schuyler; it examines the relationship between American poetry and painting in the Cold War years, and between modern poetry and deconstruction; it concludes with an account of the influence of the New York School on contemporary writers, such as the Language Poets (black cloth with gold lettering, pages very slightly tanned; pictorial dust jacket with photo of Frank O'Hara and other poets on the front, very small scuff mark on side of spine; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$95.00

De Vulgari Eloquentia, Dante's Book of Exile (Regents Studies in Medieval Culture)
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De Vulgari Eloquentia, Dante's Book of Exile (Regents Studies in Medieval Culture)

By Shapiro, Marianne

Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.: University of Nebraska Press, 1990. This book examines Dante's treatise De vulgari eloquentia, which addresses the problem of how to raise the Italian language to the status of Latin in the esteem of the literate public, the most important document concerning vernacular writing in the Middle Ages; the author provides a detailed discussion of Dante's grammatical and rhetorical terminology and places the treatise in its historical, philosophical, and rhetorical context; also includes her definitive translation of the treatise (violet cloth with violet lettering on black spine label; a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket.

$24.95

Tragic Themes in Western Literature

By Brooks, Cleanth (editor)

New Haven, CT, U.S.A.: Yale University Press, 1955. This is a collection of seven essays on tragedy, from Sophocles to T. S. Eliot, by Bernard Knox, Maynard Mack, Chauncey Tinker, Henri Peyre, Richard Sewall, Konstantin Reichardt, Louis Martz; the essays orginated as lectures delivered by Yale University professors in the autumn and winter of 1951-1952; this copy belonged to one of the contributors, the renowned classicist Bernard Knox, author of the first essay, who signed his name at the top of the front endpaper (black cloth with slightly faded gold lettering and decoration, edge wear at top of spine; otherwise a good, clean, tight copy). Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$50.00

Aime Cesaire, ou, l'athanor d'un Alchimiste: Actes du premier Colloque International sur l'euvre litteraire d'Aime Cesaire, Paris - 21-22-23 novembre 1985

Paris, France: Editions Caribeennes, 1987. A volume of papers, in French, from the first international conference on the literary work of Aime Cesaire held in Paris in 1985; actes du premier colloque international sur l'oeuvre litteraire d'Aime Cesaire, Paris-21-22-23 novembre 1985 (pictorial cover with slight edgewear, small tan spot on fore-edge, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$78.00

Dostoevski the Adapter: A Study of Dostoevski's Use of The Tales of Hoffmann (University of North Carolina Studies in Comparative Literature 10)

By Passage, Charles E

Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A.: University of North Carolina Press, 1954. This book analyzes the influences of the Tales of Hoffmann on the literary productions of Dostoevski; it is also a critique of Dostoevski's writings of the pre-exile period and an analysis of the procedures of a great artist in the initial stages of his career; inscribed by author in Latin on front endpaper (maroon cloth with gold lettering; pages slightly tanned, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Inscribed By Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$40.00

Breaking Bounds: Whitman and American Cultural Studies
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Breaking Bounds: Whitman and American Cultural Studies

By Erkkila, Betsy; Grossman, Jay (editors)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, 1996. A collection of essays by poets, writers, and critics originally presented at a public symposium on Whitman's life and work held at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 as part of a year-long centennial celebration of Whitman in Philadelphia and Camden; includes illustrations (laminated black paper-covered boards with lavender lettering, corners slightly bumped, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$17.50

The Authority of Experience: Essays in Feminist Criticism

By Diamond, Arlyn; Edwards, Lee R. (editors)

Amherst, MA, U.S.A.: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987. Bright red cloth with some corner wear, otherwise very good. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$9.95