A London Garland

Selected from Five Centuries of English Verse

Author: William Ernest Henley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: 203

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Verses and Versions

Three Centuries of Russian Poetry

Author: Brian Boyd

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151012640

Category: Poetry

Page: 441

View: 2684

Collected into a single volume, a bilingual collection of Russian poetry, translated by the late author of Lolita, includes both the English translations and the Russian originals, along with three never-before-published poems written by Nabokov himself and the author's notes on the joys and dangers of translation.

The Oxford Book of Classical Verse

Author: Adrian Poole,Jeremy Maule

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 606

View: 7053

The debts that English poetry owes to the Classics are massive and various. But they have been richly repaid by the astonishingly inventive tradition of translation to which some of the greatest poets in the English language have contributed, including Chaucer and Jonson, Dryden and Pope, Tennyson and Ezra Pound. This anthology presents the wealth of this living tradition as it has never been seen before, ranging from King Alfred to the many contemporary poets here generously represented,and from North America to Ireland and Scotland. It offers a vast array of responses to the song, verse and drama of ancient Greece and Rome, Ovid, and Juvenal. Organized by classical author and text, it runs from the epics of Homer to the late antique world where Greek and Latin writing both face an emerging Christian culture, and juxtaposes English versions, sometimes of the same passage or poem, to dramatize the endless re-animation of one great poetic tradition in and through another.

The Zoo of the New

A Book of Exceptional Poems from Sappho to Paul Muldoon

Author: Nick Laird

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141392493

Category:

Page: 464

View: 681

In The Zoo of the New, poets Don Paterson and Nick Laird have cast a fresh eye over more than five centuries of verse, from the English language and beyond. They have looked for those poems which see most clearly, which speak most vividly, and which have meant the most to them as readers and writers. Above all, they have sought poetry that retains, in one way or another, a powerful timelessness- words with the thrilling capacity to make the time and place in which they were written, however distant and however foreign they may be, feel utterly hereand nowin the twenty-first century. This book stretches as far back as Sappho and as far forward as the recent award-winning work of Denise Riley, taking in poets as varied as Thomas Wyatt, Sylvia Plath, William Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Frank O'Hara and Gwendolyn Brooks along the way. Teeming with old favourites and surprising discoveries, this lovingly selected compendium is sure to win lifelong readers.

Medieval English Verse

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141966637

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 3004

Short narrative poems, religious and secular lyrics, and moral, political, and comic verses are all included in this comprehensive collection of works from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

English Sixteenth-century Verse

An Anthology

Author: Richard Standish Sylvester

Publisher: New York : Norton

ISBN: 9780393302066

Category: Poetry

Page: 624

View: 980

This comprehensive anthology contains selections from the work of twenty-five poets of the sixteenth century. Employing the original, rather than normalized, texts, the volume includes complete, non-excerpted poems by John Skelton, Philip Sidney and others. The selections - which include such works as 'The Steele Glas'. Richard S. Sylvester examines the evolution of English poetry through the century, tracing the development of the early Tudor poets through the eloquence of Surrey. English Sixteenth-century Verse provides a basic text for the poetry of the period.

Dead Poets Society

Author: N.H. Kleinbaum

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1401305598

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6048

Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating, has challenged them to "make your lives extraordinary! Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society--a secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school and parents, they let their passions run wild. As Keating turns the boys on to the great words of Byron, Shelley, and Keats, they discover not only the beauty of language, but the importance of making each moment count. Can the club and the individuality it inspires survive the pressure from authorities determined to destroy their dreams? But the Dead Poets pledges soon realize that their newfound freedom can have tragic consequences. Can the club and the individuality it inspires survive the pressure from authorities determined to destroy their dreams?

Blank Verse

A Guide to Its History and Use

Author: Robert Burns Shaw

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821417576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

View: 8681

With its compact but inclusive survey of more than four centuries of poetry, Blank Verse is filled with practical advice for poets of our own day who may wish to attempt the form or enhance their mastery of it. Enriched with numerous examples, Shaw's discussions of verse technique are lively and accessible, inviting not only to apprentice poets but to all readers of poetry. --PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION.

A book of verse

the biography of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Author: Garry Garrard

Publisher: Sutton Publishing, Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

View: 8256

Open Veins of Latin America

Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0853459916

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 7698

Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

Lives of the Poets

Author: Michael Schmidt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307557529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 992

View: 789

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than 300 poets over the last 700 years--spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean, all sharing the English language. Schmidt reveals how each poet has transformed "a common language of poetry" into the rustic rhythms and elegiac ballads, love sonnets, and experimental postmodern verse that make up our lyrical canon. A comprehensive guided tour that is lively and always accessible, Lives of the Poets illuminates our most transcendent literary tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Anglicanus Ortus

A Verse Herbal of the Twelfth Century

Author: Henry of Huntingdon,Henry (of Huntingdon),Winston E. Black

Publisher: Pontifical Inst of Medieval studies

ISBN: 9780888441805

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 561

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Henry, archdeacon of Huntingdon, England (ca 1088-ca 1154) has been admired for centuries as the author of the monumental Historia Anglorum. The recent discovery of the Anglicanus ortus opens a new window onto this important English author as well as onto the uses of poetry and the knowledge of medicine in medieval England. Written entirely in Latin verse, the Anglicanus ortus describes the medicinal uses of 160 different herbs, spices, and vegetables. Henry drew on centuries of learned medicine to compose this work, employing the medical knowledge of ancient authors like Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides and of medieval scholars like Walahfrid Strabo, Macer Floridus and Constantine the African. This critical edition is based on the five extant manuscripts and includes a complete English translation on facing pages and a commentary on every poem. An extensive introduction describes the manuscript witnesses in detail, examines Henry?s poetic skill and use of sources, and establishes the place of the Anglicanus ortus in a pivotal era in the history of medicine and natural philosophy.

The Penguin Book of English Verse

Author: P J Keegan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941871

Category: Poetry

Page: 1184

View: 2266

This ambitious and revelatory collection turns the traditional chronology of anthologies on its head, listing poems according to their first individual appearance in the language rather than by poet.

Five Centuries of English Verse; Volume 2 - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: W. 1832-1926 Stebbing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781295990696

Category:

Page: 446

View: 1755

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Five Centuries of English Verse - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781296442385

Category:

Page: 420

View: 4884

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories

Author: Douglas Dunn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199556547

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 476

View: 1847

From tales of the supernatural to pungent social realism, and from the humorous to the disturbing, whether rural or urban, this anthology shows the vitality of the Scottish short story.Douglas Dunn's eclectic selection displays the marvellous range of Scottish story-telling, beginning with three early traditional tales, and including a wealth of writers from the last three centuries: amongst them Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Violet Jacob, Neil Gunn, Eric Linklater, Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, and younger talents such as Ronald Frame, Janice Galloway, and A. L. Kennedy.