Robert Lowell and the Confessional Voice (Studies in Modern by Paula Hayes

By Paula Hayes

Robert Lowell and the Confessional Voice returns to the poet’s early works, equivalent to Land of Unlikeness and Lord Weary’s citadel, looking for a courting among Lowell’s early poetry and his flip to a confessional sort of writing within the Fifties. Lowell’s early poetry is usually overshadowed through the emergence of his confessional poetry (that develops in existence reports; although, rather than Lowell’s early poetry being eclipsed by way of lifestyles reviews, a remembrance of his early poetry is critical as a manner of realizing Lowell’s evolution as a poet. The early poetry presents readers and students of Lowell with a Puritan paradigm and the ethos of an American narrative that Lowell by no means absolutely abandons yet basically forever deconstructs.

Show description

Continue reading "Robert Lowell and the Confessional Voice (Studies in Modern by Paula Hayes"

Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

A bestselling, superbly designed version of William Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems, entire with important instruments for educators.

The authoritative version of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and primary Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal readers, includes:

-Full explanatory notes comfortably associated with the textual content of every sonnet and poem
-A short creation to every sonnet and poem, offering perception into its attainable meaning
-An index of first lines
-Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s titanic holdings of infrequent books
-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a contemporary viewpoint at the sonnets

Show description

Continue reading "Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare"

Gesammelte Werke. Die Gedichte by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethes Lyrik ist groß und gewaltig, klein und frech, ernst und witzig, tiefgründig, beiläufig und unerschöpflich. Sie ist das größte Dichtkunst-Universum, das in deutscher Sprache je entstanden ist. Goethes Gedichte sind ein Lebens-Werk im wahrsten Sinn des Wortes, geschrieben über einen Zeitraum von beinahe siebzig Jahren hinweg. Sie lassen sich immer neu erkunden und geben jedes Mal neue Facetten ihres Zaubers und Geheimnisses preis. Das macht mit dieser prächtig ausgestatteten variation besonders viel Freude. Passend zum Inhalt ist diese wunderschöne Geschenk-Ausgabe in edles Iris-Leinen gebunden und mit Goldprägung versehen.

Show description

Continue reading "Gesammelte Werke. Die Gedichte by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe"

Education by Stone by Joao Cabral de Melo Neto

By Joao Cabral de Melo Neto

Think making poems the way in which an architect designs structures or an engineer builds bridges. Such used to be the ambition of João Cabral de Melo Neto. although a superb admirer of the thing-rich poetries of Francis Ponge and of Marianne Moore, what him much more, as he remarked in his recognition speech for the 1992 Neustadt overseas Prize for Literature, was once "the exploration of the materiality of words," the "rigorous development of (. . .) lucid items of language." His poetry, tough as stone and light-weight as air, is like no different.

Show description

Continue reading "Education by Stone by Joao Cabral de Melo Neto"

Tudor Style: Poems New and Selected by Elizabeth Smither

By Elizabeth Smither

Her poems are usually narrow, so the tremendous number of her paintings accumulated within the Tudor sort has a amazing impression. As invoice Manhire says, Smither's poems 'wave to each other, open doorways and climb via windows'. This refined and witty interconnectedness is a particular caliber in her paintings. The poems exhibit a have fun with photograph, epigram and unforeseen anecdotes. those rapid darting poems go back to subject matters comparable to ladies buddies, gardens, figures of legend and tale, non secular adventure and conversations. They shape a impressive and unique entire, revealing Smither as a extraordinary poet.

Show description

Continue reading "Tudor Style: Poems New and Selected by Elizabeth Smither"

Day Unto Day by Martha Collings

By Martha Collings

Martha Collins deals haunting reflections on time and different matters in Day unto Day, a spare and refined 7th assortment. The ebook comprises six sequences: in the course of one month every year, for 6 years, Collins wrote a brief poem on a daily basis. With completely distilled traces, she captures the aching, liminal great thing about at some point changing into one other — the gradual burn of time passing, the anomaly of an “old / new leaf" turning over, while she collages a variety of fabric that comes with frequently demanding information of the area. Writing within the culture of poetic meditation, Collins exhibits us the complete measure of her mastery — a mature voice, poems with great scope, and features really managed. this is the paintings of a professional poet on the top of her profession.

Show description

Continue reading "Day Unto Day by Martha Collings"

Old Heart: Poems by Stanley Plumly

By Stanley Plumly

Stanley Plumly's masterful 8th collection--wherein he confronts and celebrates mortality--was a finalist for the nationwide ebook Award in Poetry.

In this assortment, Stanley Plumly confronts and celebrates mortality--in the unique wildlife, within the immediacy of the lack of pals, and in own encounters. Archetypal, occasionally even allegorical, the poems in Old Heart volume to a sustained meditation. the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters declared of Plumly that "he has within the final thirty years quietly, gradually, multiplied the variety of lyric poetry in English...[and] reinvigorated our poetry." His moral rigor and literary modesty mix in Old Heart--his best publication of poetry.

Show description

Continue reading "Old Heart: Poems by Stanley Plumly"

La Vie moderne: Un journal by Christian Prigent

By Christian Prigent

Dans les «langes» des «coupures de journaux», disait Blaise Cendrars, nous arrive «le bébé aujourd'hui». Le voici, tout juste démailloté. Son lange est un magazine, avec ses rubriques (société, politique, activities, sciences, gastronomie, météo, culture...). Chacune d'elles est recomposée en vers satiriques.

Show description

Continue reading "La Vie moderne: Un journal by Christian Prigent"

The Poetry of Sappho by Jim Powell

By Jim Powell

At the present time, hundreds of thousands of years after her start, in lands distant from her local island of Lesbos and in languages that didn't exist whilst she wrote her poetry in Aeolic Greek, Sappho is still a tremendous identify between fans of poetry and poets alike,. Celebrated all through antiquity because the ideal Greek poet of affection and of the private lyric, famous specially for her limpid fusion of formal poise, lucid perception, and incandescent ardour, at the present time her poetry can also be prized for its uniquely vibrant participation in a residing paganism. amassed in an version of 9 scrolls by way of students within the moment century BC, Sappho's poetry mostly disappeared whilst the Fourth campaign sacked Constantinople in 1204. All that remained was once one poem and a handful of quoted passages . A century in the past papyrus fragments recovered in Egypt extra a part dozen vital texts to Sappho's surviving works. In 2004 a brand new whole poem used to be deciphered and released. via a ways the main major discovery in 100 years, it deals a brand new and tellingly diversified instance of Sappho's poetic paintings and divulges one other facet of the poet, brooding about getting older and in regards to the transmission of tradition from one iteration to the following. Jim Powell's translations symbolize a distinct mixture of poetic mastery in English verse and a deep schlolarly engagement with Sappho's historical Greek. they're incomparably trustworthy to the literal experience of the Greek poems and, concurrently, to their types, holding the unique meters and stanzas whereas precisely replicating the dramatic motion in their sequences of disclosure and the passionate momentum in their sentences. Powell's translations have frequently been anthologized and chosen to be used in textbooks, profitable acceptance between discerning readers as via a long way the easiest models in English.

Show description

Continue reading "The Poetry of Sappho by Jim Powell"