Call Me Ishmael Tonight: A Book of Ghazals by Agha Shahid Ali

By Agha Shahid Ali

"Ali's ghazals are modern and colloquial, deceptively easy, but nonetheless grounded in tradition....Highly recommended."—Library Journal

The loved Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali provides his personal American ghazals. Calling on a line or word from fellow poets, Ali salutes these identified and loved—W. S. Merwin, Mark Strand, James Tate, and more—while in different searingly sincere verse he courageously faces his personal mortality.

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Chaucer's Queer Nation (Medieval Cultures) by Glenn Burger

By Glenn Burger

Bringing the worries of queer conception and postcolonial experiences to undergo on Chaucer's Canterbury stories, this bold booklet compels a rethinking not just of this such a lot canonical of works, but in addition of questions of sexuality and gender in pre- and postmodern contexts, of problems with modernity and country in historiography, or even of the company of historiography itself. Glenn Burger indicates us Chaucer uneasily located among the medieval and the fashionable, his paintings representing new kinds of sexual and communal identification but additionally enacting the anxieties provoked via such departures from the past.

Burger argues that, below the strain of manufacturing a poetic imaginative and prescient for a brand new vernacular English viewers within the Canterbury stories, Chaucer reimagines overdue medieval kin among the physique and the group. In shut readings which are straight away unique, provocative, and convincing, Chaucer's Queer state is helping readers to determine the writer and viewers built with and via the stories as subjects-in-process stuck up in a conflicted second of "becoming." In flip, this historicization unsettles present-day assumptions approximately identification with the belief that social companies of the physique should be performed differently.

Glenn Burger is affiliate professor of English at Queens university and the Graduate heart, urban college of recent York.

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The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the by James Persoon,Robert R. Watson

By James Persoon,Robert R. Watson

In 450 entries ranging in size from three hundred to greater than 2500 phrases every one, this publication is an A-to-Z encyclopedic advisor that introduces highschool and faculty scholars to a few of the best-loved twentieth and 21st-century British poets and poetry.

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Christina Rossetti: A Literary Biography by Jan Marsh

By Jan Marsh

'Jan Marsh's publication is the simplest researched and fullest biography of Rossetti we've got but had.' Fiona MacCarthy, New York overview of Books

'Although by no means officially a part of the Pre-Raphaelite poetic tuition, which incorporated her brother Gabriel, William Morris, and Algernon Swinburne, Christina Rossetti has continuously been associated with it. [Jan Marsh] supplies complete cognizance to either the person and her specific number of magnificent and devotional poetry... Marsh delineates an beautiful individual whereas interpreting her adolescent anxious breakdown, abortive engagement to a lapsed Catholic painter, pissed off love for an absentminded student, and relationships along with her religious yet hearty sister, Maria, and along with her brothers... The author's regular, sympathetic path via Rossetti's divided lifestyles allows readers to delve into the serious and unique self such a lot totally expressed in her poetry.' Kirkus Review

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Keith Douglas, 1920-1944: A Biography by Desmond Graham

By Desmond Graham

Keith Douglas used to be in all probability the best poet of the second one international conflict. He was once killed in Normandy 3 days after D-Day. He was once simply twenty-four. His brief lifestyles was once certainly one of contradictions: the talented artist and romantic, constantly in love with the inaccurate lady additionally loved soldiering and was once fast to volunteer at first of the conflict. The courageous and innovative tank commander with the Sherwood Rangers within the Western wasteland, within the crusade of which his Alemein to Zem Zem is the vintage account, used to be additionally an outspoken critic of the army institution and sometimes in hassle together with his superiors. there has been continuously one other aspect to Keith Douglas: tough, even conceited, he used to be even as, as Desmond Graham, observes in his unique preface, 'generous, delicate to the problems of others, remorselessly sincere, lively, and passionately, innocently open.' Douglas made in his short existence a few neighbors who by no means forgot him, and whose thoughts of him have contributed a lot to this book.

For this biography, Desmond Graham had entry to a lot inner most and unpublished fabric. From that, interviews, Keith Douglas' personal poems, letters and drawings emerges a definitive biography.

'An nearly unqualified luck . . . Mr Graham has used his fabric with nice ability and tact.' Roy Fuller

'It is tough to visualize a greater biography than this being written approximately Keith Douglas . . . Desmond Graham offers us with an stunning volume of information.' Stephen Spender

'Extremely well-done . . it's written with authority and it'll be standard.' Peter Levi

'Sumptuously evocative' John Carey

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Spenser's Irish Work: Poetry, Plantation and Colonial by Thomas Herron

By Thomas Herron

Exploring Edmund Spenser's writings in the old and aesthetic context of colonial agricultural reform in eire, his followed domestic, this learn demonstrates how Irish occasions and affects function in way more of Spenser's paintings than formerly suspected. Thomas Herron explores Spenser's relation to modern English poets and polemicists in Munster, equivalent to Sir Walter Raleigh, Ralph Birkenshaw and Parr Lane, in addition to heretofore ignored Irish fabric in Elizabethan pageantry within the 1590s, equivalent to the famously problematic kingdom performances at Elvetham and Rycote. New gentle is shed the following at the Irish importance of either the sooner and later Books of The Fairie Queene. Herron examines extensive Spenser's model of the paradigm of the laboring artist for empire present in Virgil's Georgics, which Herron weaves explicitly with Spenser's adventure as an administrator, homeowner and planter in eire. Taking in historical past, faith, geography, classics and colonial reports, in addition to early glossy literature and Irish reports, this publication constitutes a helpful addition to Spenser scholarship.

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Coleridge, Philosophy and Religion: Aids to Reflection and by Douglas Hedley

By Douglas Hedley

Coleridge's relation to his German contemporaries constitutes the hardest challenge in assessing his status as a philosopher. For the final half-century this dating has been defined, finally, as parasitic. consequently, Coleridge's contribution to non secular notion has been obvious essentially by way of his poetic genius. This ebook revives and deepens the review of Coleridge as a philosophical theologian in his personal correct. Coleridge had a severe and inventive relation to, and kinship with, German Idealism. additionally, the primary impulse at the back of his engagement with that philosophy is traced to the extra fast context of English Unitarian-Trinitarian controversy of the eighteenth and 19th centuries. The booklet re-establishes Coleridge as a thinker of faith and as an essential resource for modern theological reflection.

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Selected Poems by Richard Crashaw,Robin Holloway

By Richard Crashaw,Robin Holloway

one of many maximum English poets of the mid-seventeenth century, Richard Crashaw continues to be largely ignored and misunderstood. released to have a good time the four-hundredth anniversary of his beginning, this new number of his paintings goals to aid restoration him to his rightful position. Skilfully and sensitively prepared by way of Robin Holloway, Professor Emeritus of Musical Composition on the collage of Cambridge, this feature unfolds in a chain of routine and intermezzi, Crashaw’s secular verse forming a full of life counterpoint to his appealing devotional poetry. the choice additionally contains a few of Crashaw’s Latin verse, with entirely new English translations.

'[Crashaw shows] a planned wide awake perversity of language… like that of the fantastic, amazing inside of St. Peter’s.'
T.S. Eliot

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China Suite and other Poems by Gillian Bickley,Karmel Schreyer,Elbert Lee

By Gillian Bickley,Karmel Schreyer,Elbert Lee

China Suite and different Poems is Gillian Bickley's fourth choice of poems within which she responds to humans, artwork and lifestyles, making a list of her specific house in time. Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Sukhothai, Honolulu, Mexico urban, northernmost Scotland, Andorra are one of the areas. Intimates and strangers are the folks. She is as a lot in a mom and son visible for a few seconds on a bridge in Shanghai as within the feelings flowing among performer and conductor all through a live performance, and the translation one artistic artist supplies to that of another's paintings. She values the documents all of us make:—the historical past we might or won't safeguard, what we elect to bare of our lives, the consistent interpretative knowing of the non-public in addition to the history, and the sacredness of reminiscence. right here we discover statement and reflection—on present affairs in addition to humans and places—and additionally the frisson produced by means of 5 "skulls" in a window, a funeral owl stuck in hire-car headlights, and the conclusion that classical tales are re-enacted in our personal lives.

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The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot (Cambridge Companions by A. David Moody

By A. David Moody

during this spouse, a world crew of top T. S. Eliot students give a contribution experiences of other features of the writer's paintings to accumulate a gently co-ordinated and completely rounded creation. 5 chapters provide a whole account of Eliot's poems and performs from numerous certain issues of view. the key features and problems with his lifestyles and notion are assessed: his American origins and his changing into English; his place as a thinker; his literary, social, and political feedback; and the evolution of his non secular experience. Later chapters position his paintings in a few historic views; and the ultimate bankruptcy presents a professional overview of the complete box of Eliot reports and is supplemented by means of an inventory of the main major guides. there's a worthwhile chronological define. Taken as an entire, the significant other contains an important guide for college students and different readers of Eliot.

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