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World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time
£25.00

Hardcover. Pub Date: 1998 Pages: 1360 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. This Volume contains more than 1600 poems drawn from dozens of Languages ??and Cultures and spans a period of more than 4000 years from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century. World Poetry encompasses the many realms of poetry – poetry of all styles. of all eras. of all tongues: from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh and the Pharaoh Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Sun to the haiku of Basho and the dazzling imagery of Li Po; from Vedic hymns to Icelandic sagas to the Carmina Burana; from the magnificence of Homer and Dante to the lyricism of Goethe and Verlaine; from the piercing insights of Rilke and Yeats to the revelatory verse of Emily Dickinson. Garcia Lorca. Derek Walcott. Seamus Heaney. and so many more. While World Poetry includes a generous selection of the best English-language verse from Chaucer to…

Some Desperate Glory: The First World War the Poets Knew

Some Desperate Glory: The First World War the Poets Knew
£20.00

2014 marked the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of what many believed would be the war to end all wars. And while the First World War devastated Europe, it inspired profound poetry ? words in which the atmosphere and landscape of battle are evoked perhaps more vividly than anywhere else. The poets ? many of whom were killed ? show not only the war?s tragedy but the hopes and disappointments of a generation of men. In Some Desperate Glory, historian and biographer Max Egremont gives us a transfiguring look at the life and work of this assemblage of poets. Wilfred Owen with his flaring genius; the intense, compassionate Siegfried Sassoon; the composer Ivor Gurney; Robert Graves who would later spurn his war poems; the nature-loving Edward Thomas; the glamorous Fabian Socialist Rupert Brooke; and the shell-shocked Robert Nichols all fought in the war, and their poetry is a bold act of creativity in the face of unprecedented destruction. Some Desperate Glory will include a chronological anthology of their poems, with linking commentary, telling the story of the war through their art. This unique volume unites the poetry and the history of the war, so often treated separately, granting readers the pride, strife, and sorrow of the individual soldier?s experience coupled with a panoramic view of the war?s toll on an entire nation. A fascinating and poignant read that can be dipped in and out of as you please. This hardback book has 336 pages and measures: 24 x 16 x 3cm.

Voices of Silence: The Alternative Book of First World War Poetry

Voices of Silence: The Alternative Book of First World War Poetry
£18.99

The poetry of the First World War has determined our perception of the war itself. This volume features poetry drawn from old newspapers and journals, trench and hospital magazines, individual volumes of verse, gift books, postcards, and a manuscript magazine put together by conscientious objectors.

Openwork: Poetry and Prose (Margellos World Republic of Letters) (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)

Openwork: Poetry and Prose (Margellos World Republic of Letters) (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)
£16.99

Andre du Bouchet, a great innovator of twentieth-century letters, has yet to be fully recognized by a wide circle of international readers. This inviting volume sets out to remedy the oversight, introducing a selection of du Bouchet’s poetry and prose to English-language readers through the brilliant translations of Paul Auster and Hoyt Rogers. Openwork showcases pieces from the author’s entire trajectory, beginning with little-known pieces from the 1950s, followed by major poems from the 1960s, and concluding with works written or rewritten in the poet’s later decades. Throughout his life, du Bouchet devoted himself to long walks in his beloved French countryside, jotting down entries in notebooks as he rambled. These notebooks-more than one hundred all together-have emerged as signal works in their own right, and their musings are well represented in this anthology.

Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America (Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute Poets in the World)

Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America (Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute Poets in the World)
£16.41

"[A] well-defined, important primer on Latin American poetics.""Booklist""When we read a book we put it in front of our eyes, not behind them, which is to say, more or less, that we open ourselves to a dimension of our future."Raul Zurita, from the introductionThis intensely focused bilingual anthology pinpoints the heart of Latin American self-identification. In selecting these fifteen essential poems, Chilean poet Raul Zurita was guided by the question, "What poem, had it not been written, would have rendered the author another author and Latin American poetry something else?" This extraordinary gathering of talentfrom Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda to Ernesto Cardenal and Cesar Vallejospans the twentieth century.From "The Heights of Macchu Picchu": "How many times in the wintry streets of a city or ina bus or a boat at dusk, or in the deepest loneliness, a night of revelry beneath the soundof shadows and bells, in the very grotto of human pleasureI’ve tried to stop and seek the eternal unfathomable lodethat I touched before on stone or in the lightning unleashed by a kiss . . . "Raul Zurita, winner of the Chilean National Prize for Literature, survived arrest and torture during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. He co-founded CADA (Colectivo de accion de arte), and has created huge poetic art pieces, including poems carved into cliffs that can only be read from the sky.Forrest Gander is a poet, translator, and professor at Brown University. His books have been named finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Award."

By Alexander Pope – Selected Poetry (Oxford World's Classics)

By Alexander Pope - Selected Poetry (Oxford World's Classics)
£16.10

The book is brand new and will be dispatched from UK.

Minds at War: the Poetry and Experience of the First World War

Minds at War: the Poetry and Experience of the First World War
£15.99

Concentrating on the classic poems by the greatest poets of World War One, this collection contains 250 poems by 80 poets. Historical and biographical background material, extracts from diaries, personal letters and autobiographies illuminate the poetry.

AQA English Literature A AS: Literature of World War One: Student Book

AQA English Literature A AS: Literature of World War One: Student Book
£15.49

A Level English Literature of the First World War. Endorsed by AQA. Very clear, concise and student friendly text.

Poetry of the World Wars

Poetry of the World Wars
£14.99

The advent of ‘total war’ in 1914 shocked a generation of soldier poets into a new voice that redefined English verse. When the unthinkable happened again in 1939, the rage, pity and disgust of the earlier war gave way to emptiness and despair. This superb anthology presents a wide range of work from both wars, taking in Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg, Graves, Alun Lewis, Sidney Keyes and Edwin Muir, as well as lesser-known verse by soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians.

Poetry of the First World War An Anthology (Oxford World's Classics)

Poetry of the First World War An Anthology (Oxford World's Classics)
£14.99

[ Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology By ( Author ) Dec-2013 Hardcover


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