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'A national treasure' Daily Express To mark and celebrate National Hedgehog Awareness Week, Pam Ayres has written a less-than-fond farewell from perspective of the `last hedgehog left on earth' - a delightful, hilarious and thought-provoking elegy to that most beloved inhabitant of the British countryside, the common hedgehog. Pam Ayres' ...
The Last Hedgehog
'A national treasure' Daily Express To mark and celebrate National Hedgehog Awareness Week, Pam Ayres has written a less-than-fond farewell from perspective of the `last hedgehog left on earth' - a delightful, hilarious and thought-provoking elegy to that most beloved inhabitant of the British countryside, the common hedgehog. Pam Ayres' spiky and wonderful creation reminds us that unless we take steps to prevent it, they will soon be far from `common' indeed: beautifully illustrated by Alice Tait, the poem The Hedgehog sees our hero tell of all the terrible ends his family come to at our own hands - and exactly what we can still do to keep them alive, and see them thrive once more. 'The Last Hedgehog is a little book, but it's an important book and it's a profound book' Graham Norton
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11.93 USD

The Last Hedgehog

by Pam Ayres
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A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, The Long Take is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - books of recent years. Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the ...
The Long Take
A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, The Long Take is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - books of recent years. Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he moves from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but - as those dark, classic movies made clear - the country needed outsiders to study and dramatise its new anxieties. While Walker tries to piece his life together, America is beginning to come apart: deeply paranoid, doubting its own certainties, riven by social and racial division, spiralling corruption and the collapse of the inner cities. The Long Take is about a good man, brutalised by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed to return to it - yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in himself. Watching beauty and disintegration through the lens of the film camera and the eye of the poet, Robin Robertson's The Long Take is a work of thrilling originality.
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25.58 USD

The Long Take

by Robin Robertson
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This anthology brings together extensive selections of poetry by the five most prolific and prominent women poets of the English Civil War period: Anne Bradstreet, Hester Pulter, Margaret Cavendish, Katherine Philips and Lucy Hutchinson. It presents these poems in modern-spelling, clear-text versions for classroom use, and for ready comparison to ...
Women Poets of the English Civil War
This anthology brings together extensive selections of poetry by the five most prolific and prominent women poets of the English Civil War period: Anne Bradstreet, Hester Pulter, Margaret Cavendish, Katherine Philips and Lucy Hutchinson. It presents these poems in modern-spelling, clear-text versions for classroom use, and for ready comparison to mainstream editions of male poets' work. The anthology reveals the diversity of women's poetry in the mid-seventeenth century, across political affiliations and forms of publication. Notes on the poems and an introduction explain the contexts of Civil War, religious conflict, and scientific and literary development. The anthology enables a more comprehensive understanding of seventeenth-century women's poetic culture, both in its own right and in relation to prominent male poets such as Marvell, Milton and Dryden. -- .
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115.500000 USD

Women Poets of the English Civil War

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Under Green Leaves
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5.10 USD

Under Green Leaves

by Richard Stoddard
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Falling Awake: Poems
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16.750000 USD

Falling Awake: Poems

by Alice Oswald
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The Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

The Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges (Classic Reprint)

by Robert Seymour Bridges
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For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation's most popular and respected poets. Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including anthology favourites such as 'The Christmas Life', together with new and previously unpublished work. Cope celebrates the joyful aspects of the season but ...
Christmas Poems
For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation's most popular and respected poets. Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including anthology favourites such as 'The Christmas Life', together with new and previously unpublished work. Cope celebrates the joyful aspects of the season but doesn't overlook the problems and sadness it can bring. With lively illustrations to accompany the words, it is a book to enjoy this Christmas and in years to come.
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13.64 USD

Christmas Poems

by Wendy Cope
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Alongside Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and Oscar Wilde, Lord Byron possesses a star-quality unlike other classic British authors. His life as poet, philanderer, homosexual, and freedom fighter is legendary, and this new selection from his powerful letters and journals tells the story from the inside, in Byron's own racy ...
Byron's Letters and Journals: A New Selection
Alongside Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and Oscar Wilde, Lord Byron possesses a star-quality unlike other classic British authors. His life as poet, philanderer, homosexual, and freedom fighter is legendary, and this new selection from his powerful letters and journals tells the story from the inside, in Byron's own racy and passionate style. Though Byron is chiefly known as a poet, his letters and journals are one of the glories of English prose literature, and one of the greatest British acts of autobiography, alongside Pepys' Diary and Boswell's Journal. This new selection, taken from the authoritative and unbowdlerized edition prepared by Leslie Marchand in the 1970s, not only provides the cream of his informal prose; it amounts to a biography in Byron's own words. No other English writer lived so remarkable an existence, from rented rooms in Aberdeen to a Nottinghamshire peerage, from European fame to English infamy, and notorious Italian exile to a glorious death in the Greek War of Independence.The letters and journals are selected, introduced, and annotated to provide a running narrative of the life and career of his remarkable man in his own unmistakable words.
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20.950000 USD

Byron's Letters and Journals: A New Selection

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Evocative of 'the blue remembered hills' of his youth, Alfred Edward Housman's A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems of extraordinary beauty and feeling. Set in a semi-imaginary pastoral Shropshire, Housman's verse considers the helplessness of man, the fragility of life and the terrible effects of war, against ...
A Shropshire Lad
Evocative of 'the blue remembered hills' of his youth, Alfred Edward Housman's A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems of extraordinary beauty and feeling. Set in a semi-imaginary pastoral Shropshire, Housman's verse considers the helplessness of man, the fragility of life and the terrible effects of war, against the background of an achingly beautiful countryside. Inspirational for generations of readers, A Shropshire Lad, with its sweeping themes of youth and love, has found its way into the canon of English folksong and has been set to music by composers George Butterworth, John Ireland and Ralph Vaughan Williams. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of A. E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad features the superb wood engravings of the Vorticist artist and illustrator Agnes Miller Parker, and is accompanied by an afterword by Dr David Butterfield, Editor of the Housman Society Journal. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
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17.05 USD

A Shropshire Lad

by A. E. Housman
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Salt is a distinctive new assembly of poems by the multi-award winning David Harsent. Resting somewhere between fragment and exposition, these intense and primal pieces stretch out across the measure of the page in brief utterances. One extends sonnet-length, one consists of a single line; but each piece uniquely completes ...
Salt
Salt is a distinctive new assembly of poems by the multi-award winning David Harsent. Resting somewhere between fragment and exposition, these intense and primal pieces stretch out across the measure of the page in brief utterances. One extends sonnet-length, one consists of a single line; but each piece uniquely completes its own world, and at the same time shades on to the next as a succession of frames and stills and imaginings that lends light and colour in the round. 'The poems in this book are a series, not a sequence,' the author explains. 'They belong to each other in mood, in tone, by way of certain images and words that form a ricochet of echoes - not least the word salt .' Mineral, eerie, sensory, spine-tingling, the poems in the collection are experienced as encounters - some with the surety of daylight, others in dream-life - that refresh with the turning of each page. Like a set of shared notes or little fictions passed through space from hand to hand, the writings build powerfully to make Salt an unforgettable volume from this most visionary of writers.
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25.58 USD

Salt

by David Harsent
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This limited edition oversized deluxe hardback collection contains original script pages from award-winning writer Neil Gaiman, as well as never-before-seen art and an amazing gallery of sketches. Illustrated and presented by one of the leading artists in modern fantasy, Charles Vess, The Book of Ballads presents the great songs and ...
The Book of Ballads: The Original Art Edition
This limited edition oversized deluxe hardback collection contains original script pages from award-winning writer Neil Gaiman, as well as never-before-seen art and an amazing gallery of sketches. Illustrated and presented by one of the leading artists in modern fantasy, Charles Vess, The Book of Ballads presents the great songs and folktales of the English, Irish, and Scottish traditions re-imagined in sequential-art form, in collaboration with some of today's strongest fantasy writers.
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116.01 USD

The Book of Ballads: The Original Art Edition

by Various
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Following the religious turn in other disciplines, literary critics have emphasized how modernists like Woolf and Joyce were haunted by Christianity's cultural traces despite their own lack of belief. In Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period, Anthony Domestico takes a different tack, arguing that modern poets such as T. ...
Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period
Following the religious turn in other disciplines, literary critics have emphasized how modernists like Woolf and Joyce were haunted by Christianity's cultural traces despite their own lack of belief. In Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period, Anthony Domestico takes a different tack, arguing that modern poets such as T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, and David Jones were interested not just in the aesthetic or social implications of religious experience but also in the philosophically rigorous, dogmatic vision put forward by contemporary theology. These poets took seriously the truth claims of Christian theology: for them, religion involved intellectual and emotional assent, doctrinal articulation, and ritual practice. Domestico reveals how an important strand of modern poetry actually understood itself in and through the central theological questions of the modernist era: What is transcendence, and how can we think and write about it? What is the sacramental act, and how does its wedding of the immanent and the transcendent inform the poetic act? How can we relate kairos (holy time) to chronos (clock time)? Seeking answers to these complex questions, Domestico examines both modernist institutions (the Criterion) and specific works of modern poetry (Eliot's Four Quartets and Jones's The Anathemata). The book also traces the contours of what it dubs theological modernism : a body of poetry that is both theological and modernist. In doing so, this book offers a new literary history of the modernist period, one that attends both to the material circulation of texts and to the broader intellectual currents of the time.
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31.450000 USD

Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period

by Anthony Domestico
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Naming Thy Name: Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets
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16.800000 USD

Naming Thy Name: Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets

by Professor of English and American Literature Elaine Scarry
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Selected Poems 1968-2014
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17.850000 USD

Selected Poems 1968-2014

by Oxford Professor of Poetry and Howard G B Clark Professor in the Humanities Paul Muldoon
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The Sonnets
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10.500000 USD

The Sonnets

by William Shakespeare
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In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, one of the best-known and best-loved poems in the English language, a grizzled old sailor stops a man on his way to a wedding and tells a terrifying story. He speaks of how he doomed the crew of his ship by shooting dead ...
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, one of the best-known and best-loved poems in the English language, a grizzled old sailor stops a man on his way to a wedding and tells a terrifying story. He speaks of how he doomed the crew of his ship by shooting dead an albatross, awakened the wrath of ocean spirits, met Death himself, and must now walk the earth for ever and share his tragic tale of sin, guilt and - ultimately - redemption. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's longest major poem features illustrations by Gustave Dore, the most remarkable wood engraver of the nineteenth century, and an introduction by writer and journalist Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
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15.34 USD

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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The President of Planet Earth
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16.750000 USD

The President of Planet Earth

by Senior Lecturer David Wheatley
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Miton and Early Modern Devotional Culture analyses the representation of public and private prayer in John Milton's poetry and prose, paying particular attention to the ways seventeenth-century prayer is imagined as embodied in sounds, gestures, postures, and emotional responses. Naya Tsentourou demonstrates Milton's profound engagement with prayer, and how this ...
Milton and the Early Modern Culture of Devotion: Bodies at Prayer
Miton and Early Modern Devotional Culture analyses the representation of public and private prayer in John Milton's poetry and prose, paying particular attention to the ways seventeenth-century prayer is imagined as embodied in sounds, gestures, postures, and emotional responses. Naya Tsentourou demonstrates Milton's profound engagement with prayer, and how this is driven by a consistent and ardent effort to experience one's address to God as inclusive of body and spirit and as loaded with affective potential. The book aims to become the first interdisciplinary study to show how Milton participates in and challenges early modern debates about authentic and insincere worship in public, set and spontaneous prayers in private, and gesture and voice in devotion.
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179.16 USD

Milton and the Early Modern Culture of Devotion: Bodies at Prayer

by Naya Tsentourou
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Here a lonely giraffe speaks from an abandoned zoo. Two young college dudes quote Rilke at each other. Cain's wife, the Virgin Mary and that eternal stepdad St Joseph draw on memories they didn't know they had. In this bestiary of forgotten voices, the search for Dustie-fute - the Scottish ...
In Search of Dustie-Fute
Here a lonely giraffe speaks from an abandoned zoo. Two young college dudes quote Rilke at each other. Cain's wife, the Virgin Mary and that eternal stepdad St Joseph draw on memories they didn't know they had. In this bestiary of forgotten voices, the search for Dustie-fute - the Scottish Orpheus - begins among the Parisian floods of 1910. There's apocalypse and there's salvage, elegy and humour, before the focus moves to the feisty figures of biblical women taking revenge on their men. Then back to Rilke for the meeting of Orpheus, Euridice and Hermes (via the prism of 20th century photography) before Dustie-fute's final incarnation - as a Cavafy-reading Syrian refugee.
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17.05 USD

In Search of Dustie-Fute

by David Kinloch
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Former National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke is one of our best-loved nature poets. Her creatures live their lives and enrich ours by their example. As always, her poems sing with the joy of creation, and are anxious about its, and our, future.
Zoology
Former National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke is one of our best-loved nature poets. Her creatures live their lives and enrich ours by their example. As always, her poems sing with the joy of creation, and are anxious about its, and our, future.
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17.05 USD

Zoology

by Gillian Clarke
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Nationalism, like medieval romance literature, recasts history as a mythologized and seamless image of reality. Living in the Future analyzes how the anachronistic nationalist fantasies in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales create a false sense of England's historical continuity that in turn legitimized contemporary political ambitions. This book spells out the ...
Living in the Future: Sovereignty and Internationalism in the Canterbury Tales
Nationalism, like medieval romance literature, recasts history as a mythologized and seamless image of reality. Living in the Future analyzes how the anachronistic nationalist fantasies in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales create a false sense of England's historical continuity that in turn legitimized contemporary political ambitions. This book spells out the legacy of the Tales that still resonates throughout English literature, and explores the idea of England in literary imaginations. Chaucer makes use of two extant national ideals, sovereignty and domesticity, to introduce the concept of an English nation into the contemporary popular imagination, and then to reinvent an idealized England as a hallowed homeland. For Chaucer, as for other nationalist thinkers, sovereignty governs communities with linguistic, historical, cultural, and religious affinities. Chaucerian sovereignty appears primarily in romantic and household contexts that function as microcosms of the nation, reflecting a pseudo-familial love between sovereign and subjects and relying on a sense of shared ownership and judgment. This notion also has deep affinities with popular and political theories flourishing throughout Europe. Chaucer's internationalism, matched with his artistic use of the vernacular and skillful distortions of both time and space, frames a discrete sovereign English nation within its diverse interconnected world. This book is the first monograph to explore the national importance of Chaucer's ideas regarding English sovereignty, while also critiquing eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century nationalist visions of Chaucer. It assesses and extends recent investigations of nationalism and transnationalism in medieval English writing, clarifying how postcolonial theories and medieval imaginations of nation resonate with and enlighten each other. It will appeal to scholars of Middle English literature, literary history, the intersection of literature and political theory, postcolonial criticism, and literary transnationalism.
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78.750000 USD

Living in the Future: Sovereignty and Internationalism in the Canterbury Tales

by Susan Nakley
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Lyrical Ballads (1798) is a landmark collection of poems that marks the beginning of the English Romantic Movement in literature. Co-written by friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the collection broke away from traditional poetic form. Of the twenty-three poems, Wordsworth penned works such as 'Lines written a few ...
Lyrical Ballads
Lyrical Ballads (1798) is a landmark collection of poems that marks the beginning of the English Romantic Movement in literature. Co-written by friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the collection broke away from traditional poetic form. Of the twenty-three poems, Wordsworth penned works such as 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey' and 'The Idiot Boy' that use colloquial speech and take the everyday as their theme. The collection also includes Coleridge's greatest poem 'The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere', a supernatural tale of a sailor's voyage.
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17.06 USD

Lyrical Ballads

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth
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I LIke This Poem is a classic collection of children's poems from Puffin Books. Highwaymen and naughty children, sharks and baboons, the Snitterjipe and the Jabberwocky, all have their part to play. Each and every poem in this treasure chest of family favourites was chosen by a child for other ...
I Like This Poem: A Collection of Best-loved Poems Chosen by Children for Other Children in Aid of the International Year of the Child
I LIke This Poem is a classic collection of children's poems from Puffin Books. Highwaymen and naughty children, sharks and baboons, the Snitterjipe and the Jabberwocky, all have their part to play. Each and every poem in this treasure chest of family favourites was chosen by a child for other children. With poems from William Wordsworth and Christina Rosetti to Roald Dahl and Michael Rosen, there really is something for everyone. Classics to savour and new favourites to discover! This is a classic anthology to treasure forever. Kaye Webb became Editor of Puffin Books in 1961. During the 1960s and 1970s her instinct and flair resulted in the addition of many outstanding titles to the Puffin list, and in 1967 she launched the highly successful Puffin Club, now the Puffin Book Club. She was widely known for her remarkable contribution to children's books, and was awarded the MBE in 1974. She retired from Puffin 1979, but continued her involvement with children's books. Kaye Webb died in January 1996.
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13.64 USD

I Like This Poem: A Collection of Best-loved Poems Chosen by Children for Other Children in Aid of the International Year of the Child

by Kaye Webb
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A Scattering and Anniversary: Poems
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24.150000 USD

A Scattering and Anniversary: Poems

by Senior Lecturer in English Christopher Reid
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Come into the jungle for a noisy rhyming romp packed with all the favourite animals - from tigers to chimpanzees - brought to life with fun, vibrant artwork. This bestselling picture book from an award-winning creative team is a delight to read aloud and share with young children. Now available ...
Rumble in the Jungle
Come into the jungle for a noisy rhyming romp packed with all the favourite animals - from tigers to chimpanzees - brought to life with fun, vibrant artwork. This bestselling picture book from an award-winning creative team is a delight to read aloud and share with young children. Now available as an interactive book app! http://bit.ly/RumbleJungleApp
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11.81 USD

Rumble in the Jungle

by Giles Andreae
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The phrase early modern challenges readers and scholars to explore ways in which that period expands and refines contemporary views of the modern. Milton's Modernities is a collection of eleven original essays undertaking such exploration with a focus on John Milton, a poet whose prodigious energies simultaneously point to the ...
Milton's Modernities: Poetry, Philosophy, and History from the Seventeenth Century to the Present
The phrase early modern challenges readers and scholars to explore ways in which that period expands and refines contemporary views of the modern. Milton's Modernities is a collection of eleven original essays undertaking such exploration with a focus on John Milton, a poet whose prodigious energies simultaneously point to the past and future. Bristling with insights on Milton's major works, Milton's Modernities offers fresh perspectives on the thinkers central to our theorizations of modernity: from Lucretius and Spinoza, Hegel and Kant, to Benjamin and Deleuze. At the core of this volume is an embrace of the possibilities unleashed by current trends in philosophy, variously styled as the return to ethics, or metaphysics, or religion. These make all the more visible Milton's dialogues with later modernity, dialogues that promise to generate much critical discussion in early modern studies and beyond. Such approaches necessarily challenge many prevailing assumptions that have guided recent Milton criticism - assumptions about context and periodization, for instance. In this way, Milton's Modernities powerfully broadens the historical archive beyond the materiality of events and things, incorporating as well intellectual currents, hybrids, and insights.
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41.950000 USD

Milton's Modernities: Poetry, Philosophy, and History from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

by Feisal G. Mohamed
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Transporting Chaucer
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34.12 USD

Transporting Chaucer

by Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature Helen Barr
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The Darkness of Snow
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15.700000 USD

The Darkness of Snow

by Frank Ormsby
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What is the relationship between our isolated and our social selves, between aloneness and interconnection? Constance M. Furey probes this question through a suggestive literary tradition: early Protestant poems in which a single speaker describes a solitary search for God. As Furey demonstrates, John Donne, George Herbert, Anne Bradstreet, and ...
Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation
What is the relationship between our isolated and our social selves, between aloneness and interconnection? Constance M. Furey probes this question through a suggestive literary tradition: early Protestant poems in which a single speaker describes a solitary search for God. As Furey demonstrates, John Donne, George Herbert, Anne Bradstreet, and others describe inner lives that are surprisingly crowded, teeming with human as well as divine companions. The same early modern writers who bequeathed to us the modern distinction between self and society reveal here a different way of thinking about selfhood altogether. For them, she argues, the self is neither alone nor universally connected, but is forever interactive and dynamically constituted by specific relationships. By means of an analysis equally attentive to theological ideas, social conventions, and poetic form, Furey reveals how poets who understand introspection as a relational act, and poetry itself as a form ideally suited to crafting a relational self, offer us new ways of thinking about selfhood today and a resource for reimagining both secular and religious ways of being in the world.
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58.01 USD

Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

by Constance M. Furey
Hardback
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