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The Complete English Poems
Ratings: 4.5
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The Complete English Poems


By John Donne
  • Release Date : 24 June 2004
  • Genre: Poetry

No poet has been more wilfully contradictory than John Donne, whose works forge unforgettable connections between extremes of passion and mental energy. From satire to tender elegy, from sacred devotion to lust, he conveys an astonishing range of emotions and poetic moods. Constant in his work, however, is an intensity of feeling and expression and complexity of argument that is as evident in religious meditations such as 'Good Friday 1613. Riding Westward' as it is in secular love poems such as 'The Sun Rising' or 'The Flea'. 'The intricacy and subtlety of his imagination are the length and depth of the furrow made by his...

Invisible Terrain
Ratings: 4
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Invisible Terrain


By Stephen J. Ross
  • Release Date : 21 July 2017
  • Genre: Literary Criticism

In his debut collection, Some Trees (1956), the American poet John Ashbery poses a question that resonates across his oeuvre and much of modern art: 'How could he explain to them his prayer / that nature, not art, might usurp the canvas?' When Ashbery asks this strange question, he joins a host of transatlantic avant-gardists—from the Dadaists to the 1960s neo-avant-gardists and beyond—who have dreamed of turning art into nature, of creating art that would be 'valid solely on its own terms, in the way nature itself is valid, in the way a landscape—not its picture—is aesthetically valid' (Clement Greenberg, 1939). I...

In the Bee Latitudes
Ratings: 4
From 565 Voters

In the Bee Latitudes


By ‘Annah Sobelman
  • Release Date : 30 April 2012
  • Genre: Poetry

In the Bee Latitudes, ’Annah Sobelman’s second book, traverses and choreographs the places of passion where visible and invisible touch. With extraordinary ability to imagine her way far into an experience, making new moves in the English language at each and every point, Sobelman enlists many voices, questions, and bodies (mostly in Taos and Florence) that press toward Emersonian nature. In vibrant, malleable, and layered syntax, these poems break conventions of lineation and punctuation, each utterance at the frontier of the articulate, yet necessarily pitched toward the insistently visceral....

The Real Made Up
Ratings: 4
From 549 Voters

The Real Made Up


By Stephen Brockwell
  • Release Date : 01 October 2007
  • Genre: Literary Criticism

From the moment we learn to speak we are always using other people s words. the real made up improvises on this simple idea of imitation; mimicry becomes a kind of cadence for an interweaving of transcribed speech, ironic song, jarring randomization, post-colonial irony, and blatant theft. An incessant imitative dialogue shapes our neural and cultural networks; imitation is a source of power for any subculture, and the primary means of a colonizing process that should be seen as violent. But imitation is not a simple act of copying; at its best, imitation is...

Carrying the Shadow
Ratings: 4
From 810 Voters

Carrying the Shadow


By Patrick Friesen
  • Release Date : 19 June 1999
  • Genre: Poetry

Patrick Friesen's newest collection is a haunting ode to the lives we have felt too briefly, known only in passing and yearn to hold still. While those who loved them keen softly between his lines, Friesen invokes their loss as one remembers a cool breath on the back of the neck, a faint shadow on a headstone, a watermark on the bedstand. With wisdom and beauty and invention, Friesen walks us through the graveyard of human kind where a symphony of voices still conduct the lives left behind long after they depart flesh for spirit. Intermingling prose poems and traditional free verse, Friesen both narrates and sings the stor...

Death and the Optimistic Prophecy in Vergil's AENEID
Ratings: 5
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Death and the Optimistic Prophecy in Vergil's AENEID


By James J. O'Hara
  • Release Date : 14 July 2014
  • Genre: Literary Criticism

Here James O'Hara shows how the deceptive nature of prophecy in the Aeneid complicates assessment of the poem's attitude toward its hero's achievement and toward the future of Rome under Augustus Caesar. This close study of the language and rhetorical context of the prophecies reveals that they regularly suppress discouraging material: the gods send promising messages to Aeneas and others to spur them on in their struggles, but these struggles often lead to untimely deaths or other disasters only darkly hinted at by the prophecies. O'Hara finds in these prophecies a persistent subtext that both stresses the human cost of A...

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings
Ratings: 4
From 398 Voters

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings


By Oscar Wilde
  • Release Date : 03 January 2013
  • Genre: Literary Collections

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings is a new selection of Oscar Wilde's prison letters and poetry in Penguin Classics, edited and introduced by Colm Tóibín. At the start of 1895, Oscar Wilde was the toast of London, widely feted for his most recent stage success, An Ideal Husband. But by May of the same year, Wilde was in Reading prison sentenced to hard labour. 'De Profundis' is an epistolic account of Oscar Wilde's spiritual journey while in prison, and describes his new, shocking conviction that 'the supreme vice is shallowness'. This edition also includes further letters to his wife, his friends, the Home Secretar...

My Nickname is Sesame
Ratings: 5
From 373 Voters

My Nickname is Sesame


By Sami Kaddoura
  • Release Date : 19 February 2010
  • Genre: Poetry

Written in Arabic and English, This is a collection of touching poems, love letters, and pictures that highlight the author’s family and relationships. Through collected letters, readers will get to know the legacy of the family while the poems reflect the author’s thoughts through the years. This release is strongly recommended to literature enthusiasts as well as Arabic-literate readers....