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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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18.38 USD

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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The eagerly anticipated new poetry collection from Najwa Zebian, author of Mind Platter. In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak. She writes that the process of cleansing oneself of that pain—day by day, hour by hour, and second by ...
The Nectar of Pain

The eagerly anticipated new poetry collection from Najwa Zebian, author of Mind Platter.

In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak. She writes that the process of cleansing oneself of that pain—day by day, hour by hour, and second by second—is the real work of healing. With uncommon warmth and wisdom, Zebian empowers all who have lost to let go of anger and transform their suffering into the softness, sweetness, and beauty of nectar. She holds her readers by the hand as they heal. 

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17.85 USD

The Nectar of Pain

by Najwa Zebian
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Winter of Summers is the fourth book of internationally bestselling poet Michael Faudet, author of Smoke & Mirrors, Bitter Sweet Love, and Dirty Pretty Things-a finalist in the Goodreads Readers Choice awards. His whimsical and sometimes erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of people from around ...
Winter of Summers
Winter of Summers is the fourth book of internationally bestselling poet Michael Faudet, author of Smoke & Mirrors, Bitter Sweet Love, and Dirty Pretty Things-a finalist in the Goodreads Readers Choice awards. His whimsical and sometimes erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of people from around the world. Michael Faudet's latest book explores the fine line between love and loss, the fragility of relationships, self-empowerment, and social commentary. Every page taking the reader to a world of conflicting emotions, where nothing is what it seems and beautiful dreams come to life. All exquisitely captured in a thought-provoking collection of poetry, prose, and short stories.
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17.840000 USD

Winter of Summers

by Michael Faudet
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Huidobro published Poemas articos in Madrid in 1918, this being the last of a rapid series of publications which established him as a major new talent both in French and in Spanish. Poemas articos is particularly interesting in that it shows the author taking on board lessons learned from Guillaume ...
Arctic Poems: Poemas articos
Huidobro published Poemas articos in Madrid in 1918, this being the last of a rapid series of publications which established him as a major new talent both in French and in Spanish. Poemas articos is particularly interesting in that it shows the author taking on board lessons learned from Guillaume Apollinaire-an early friend in Paris-and probably also Pierre Reverdy, although this is something of an assumption, given that Reverdy repudiated his early work from this period and the poems that might have been an influence are no longer extant; the two poets also fell out, for reasons that are unclear. In any event, this is his longest Spanish-language volume up to this point, and marks a significant breakthrough. This edition also includes variant French versions.
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18.900000 USD

Arctic Poems: Poemas articos

by Vicente Huidobro
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For all of us, life is a rollercoaster with its ups and downs, but Sarah has turned the highs and lows of life into poetry. As you journey with her through the challenges and joys of relationships and illness, you may recognise some of your own experiences on these pages. ...
Loving from the Soul: A Collection of Poems
For all of us, life is a rollercoaster with its ups and downs, but Sarah has turned the highs and lows of life into poetry. As you journey with her through the challenges and joys of relationships and illness, you may recognise some of your own experiences on these pages. Whether it is the thrill of falling in love, the pain of separation or jealousy, the frustration of illness, or the feeling of a deep spiritual peace. As we share in being human, Sarah hopes that her words may comfort or inspire you, or maybe just bring a smile to your face. Sarah has had ME for the past eighteen years, and a contribution from the sale of this book will go to The Optimum Health Clinic Foundation which works to support, fund and lobby for research into M.E., C.F.S. and Fibromyalgia.
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11.020000 USD

Loving from the Soul: A Collection of Poems

by Sarah Caddick
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In my journey down life's highway my history has covered World War 2 and all other wars since then. These experiences have left an indelible mark on my memory bank and turned me into a very cynical person on all things human, especially where politicians and establishment figures are concerned. ...
No Holds Barred
In my journey down life's highway my history has covered World War 2 and all other wars since then. These experiences have left an indelible mark on my memory bank and turned me into a very cynical person on all things human, especially where politicians and establishment figures are concerned. Many of my poems are of a radical nature and express my dislike of those who exploit the poor and the underclass of this world, which has resulted in me becoming an atheist and a republican in my outlook as regards the future of Britain. I hope that my poems give the reader an insight into my world, make them smile at my radical expressions and help people to remember the past and the present and how actions taken by individuals and the nation have affected us all.
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27.29 USD

No Holds Barred

by U.R. Sole
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This collection of poems by Susan Ring portrays a full and rewarding life, marred by bouts of severe depression. Susan struggled with this depression for most of her life, each outbreak disrupting an otherwise stable and successful career-as first anxiety then the inevitable despair would take hold. Her poems plot ...
Weathering the Storm: a collection of poems charting the highs of life and the lows of depression
This collection of poems by Susan Ring portrays a full and rewarding life, marred by bouts of severe depression. Susan struggled with this depression for most of her life, each outbreak disrupting an otherwise stable and successful career-as first anxiety then the inevitable despair would take hold. Her poems plot the course of these struggles-to weather the storm-as the tumult would take over, usually leading to determined attempts to take her own life, followed by a slow, painful and precarious recovery. The collection was sensitively edited and compiled by Julian Abraham-from a pile of handwritten manuscripts handed to him by her former husband, Jim-following her latest, fatal journey into despair during 2014. The hope is that Susan's poetry will bring some support and comfort to fellow sufferers by knowing they are not alone on their journey, and inform friends and families of individuals similarly weathering the storm. Each year, all book profits will be donated to a charity having a similar aim.
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9.980000 USD

Weathering the Storm: a collection of poems charting the highs of life and the lows of depression

by Susan Ring
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE T. S. ELIOT PRIZE 2018 Nick Laird has been an assured and brilliant voice in contemporary poetry since his acclaimed debut, To a Fault, in 2005. Feel Free, his fourth collection, effortlessly spans the Atlantic, combining the acoustic expansiveness of Whitman or Ashbery with the lyricism of ...
Feel Free
SHORTLISTED FOR THE T. S. ELIOT PRIZE 2018 Nick Laird has been an assured and brilliant voice in contemporary poetry since his acclaimed debut, To a Fault, in 2005. Feel Free, his fourth collection, effortlessly spans the Atlantic, combining the acoustic expansiveness of Whitman or Ashbery with the lyricism of Laird's forebears Heaney, MacNeice and Yeats. With characteristic variety, invention and wit (here are elegies, monologues, formal poems and free verse) the poet explores the sundry patterns of freedom and constraint - the family, the impress of history, the body itself - and how we might transcend them. Feel Free is always daring, always renewing, and Laird's most remarkable work to date.
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18.75 USD

Feel Free

by Nick Laird
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`Very clever, acutely observant, funny, full of wisdom, a delight to read' - Jackie Tidey, Writer and Editor You're the Froth On My Soy Cappuccino takes a light-hearted outlook on the world with poems written, not to baffle you, but to entertain with musical diction and the ever-worrying ring of ...
You're the Froth On My Soy Cappuccino: Poems for the Present... and More
`Very clever, acutely observant, funny, full of wisdom, a delight to read' - Jackie Tidey, Writer and Editor You're the Froth On My Soy Cappuccino takes a light-hearted outlook on the world with poems written, not to baffle you, but to entertain with musical diction and the ever-worrying ring of truth. `You're the froth on my soy cappuccino; You're the spread on my paleo toast; You're the nose of my GM-free pinot; You're organic, my love. You're the most!' Readers are likely to find themselves re-reading their favourites, memorising lines and, with easy charm, quoting them on suitable occasions. Written in a style less common today than in the past, You're the Froth On My SoyCappuccino is a collection that is easy to read and will be enjoyed by a wide range of readers.
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15.34 USD

You're the Froth On My Soy Cappuccino: Poems for the Present... and More

by Don Behrend
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The poems in this book were given to Janet during her spiritual development as teachings to learn the difference between her mind and the spiritual inspiration from the minds of teachers in the spirit world. Janet hopes that some of these poems can help other people, change their thinking, look ...
Aspects of Enlightenment
The poems in this book were given to Janet during her spiritual development as teachings to learn the difference between her mind and the spiritual inspiration from the minds of teachers in the spirit world. Janet hopes that some of these poems can help other people, change their thinking, look at life differently and know we all meet again when we pass over. But most of all, she hopes they bring an understanding to the words GRATITUDE, FORGIVENESS and most of all LOVE, and provide a way forward, which in turn can bring PEACE ON EARTH.
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11.540000 USD

Aspects of Enlightenment

by Janet Driscoll
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From the beloved author of Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel comes the third and final volume in his newest series. r.h. Sin completes his bestselling series with Planting Gardens in Graves III, another powerful collection of poetry that hones in on the themes dearest to his readers. This series celebrates ...
Planting Gardens in Graves III
From the beloved author of Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel comes the third and final volume in his newest series. r.h. Sin completes his bestselling series with Planting Gardens in Graves III, another powerful collection of poetry that hones in on the themes dearest to his readers. This series celebrates connection, mourns heartbreak, and above all, empowers its readers to seek the love they deserve.
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18.90 USD

Planting Gardens in Graves III

by r.h. Sin
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In his poetry collection, It's a Lonely Love, writer Hunter Summerall honestly reflects on the feelings of heartbreak and isolation before, during, and after a doomed relationship. Cataloguing the rise and fall of an ill-fated relationship, It's a Lonely Love explores the vulnerability one must feel before moving on from ...
It's a Lonely Love
In his poetry collection, It's a Lonely Love, writer Hunter Summerall honestly reflects on the feelings of heartbreak and isolation before, during, and after a doomed relationship. Cataloguing the rise and fall of an ill-fated relationship, It's a Lonely Love explores the vulnerability one must feel before moving on from a lost love. Styled as entries from a journal, Hunter Summerall's poetry takes the personal and constructs a universal story about unrequited love and anguish.
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15.740000 USD

It's a Lonely Love

by Hunter Summerall
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In this emotion-driven collection of poetry, the familiar themes of the fear of getting old, regret at youth passed, and the taint of death in the periphery are all melded into fifty poems. All vary in length, but all deliver the impact of an emotional punch that an older reader ...
Closing Lines
In this emotion-driven collection of poetry, the familiar themes of the fear of getting old, regret at youth passed, and the taint of death in the periphery are all melded into fifty poems. All vary in length, but all deliver the impact of an emotional punch that an older reader will relate to, and that a younger reader may take inspiration from. Age My soul was awake when I was young. I loved my man, I loved my sons. Now I age, my soul I keep Locked in a controlled sleep, To try to keep the pain away, And fear, at all my youth's decay. I do not want death's chilling calm, But life, with all its thrilling charm.
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13.64 USD

Closing Lines

by Rose M. Vann
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C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) is best remembered as a literary critic, essayist, theologian, and novelist, and his famed titles 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and 'The Screwtape Letters' have been read by millions. Now, Andres Reyes reveals a different side of this diverse man of letters: translator. Reyes introduces the surviving ...
C.S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) is best remembered as a literary critic, essayist, theologian, and novelist, and his famed titles 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and 'The Screwtape Letters' have been read by millions. Now, Andres Reyes reveals a different side of this diverse man of letters: translator. Reyes introduces the surviving fragments of Lewis's translation of Virgil's epic poem, which were rescued from a bonfire. They are presented in parallel with the Latin text, and are accompanied by synopses of missing sections, and an informative glossary. Lewis's admiration for the Aeneid, written in the first century BCE and unfolding the adventures of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy and became the ancestor of the Romans, is evident in his remakably lyrical translation. 'C.S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid' is part detective story, as Reyes recounts the dramatic rescue of the fragments and his efforts to collect and organize them, and part illuminating look at a lesser-known and intriguing aspect of Lewis's work.
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28.350000 USD

C.S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile

by C. S. Lewis
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POETRY BOOK SOCIETY CHOICE Kingdomland is the debut poetry collection of Rachael Allen - a writer of rare vision and flair. The world she creates is suffused with surreal images and uncanny incidents. Unexplained violences and strange metamorphoses take shape in the 'glowering dusk'. And yet, all too clearly, we ...
Kingdomland
POETRY BOOK SOCIETY CHOICE Kingdomland is the debut poetry collection of Rachael Allen - a writer of rare vision and flair. The world she creates is suffused with surreal images and uncanny incidents. Unexplained violences and strange metamorphoses take shape in the 'glowering dusk'. And yet, all too clearly, we recognise life here on earth, its everyday griefs, dysfunctions and injustices. Where distinctions between murder and bloodletting, corruption and consumption are blurred. Where a pet tarantula or mimic octopus might find itself beside glands and processed meats. Landscapes shift and identities dissolve: 'the red bricks of the day' exist 'in a woman's chest', a human presence is 'embedded in the walls'. All appears changed, but familiar. Intercut with oblique verse fragments and a series of linked sequences, Allen blends elements of fiction and ekphrasis to create a haunting and unforgettable debut.
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18.75 USD

Kingdomland

by Rachael Allen
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In his third collection of poetry, John Eliot examines thoughts, fears, hopes and feelings surrounding the conclusion of life. His own fear of death finds poignancy in the mundane sufficient to elevate it to the spiritual. Eliot says this poetry is a therapy, certainly for me, and perhaps also for ...
Turn on the Dark
In his third collection of poetry, John Eliot examines thoughts, fears, hopes and feelings surrounding the conclusion of life. His own fear of death finds poignancy in the mundane sufficient to elevate it to the spiritual. Eliot says this poetry is a therapy, certainly for me, and perhaps also for you, the reader. I hope so.
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6.810000 USD

Turn on the Dark

by John Eliot
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The prose-poem Temblor de cielo is more apparently unified work than its companion, Altazor, although this might owe more to its style of delivery: an ecstatic outpouring of words that largely revolve around the themes of love, sex and death. The Isolde to whom much of the poem is addressed ...
Skyquake: Temblor de cielo
The prose-poem Temblor de cielo is more apparently unified work than its companion, Altazor, although this might owe more to its style of delivery: an ecstatic outpouring of words that largely revolve around the themes of love, sex and death. The Isolde to whom much of the poem is addressed is an idealised feminine figure-part goddess, part idealised beloved, part Isolde from Wagner's opera (another ecstatic outpouring on the theme of love, sex and death) and part Ximena Amunategui, the young woman who had become the poet's second wife. I tend to think that the central impetus for the work is an erotic storm occasioned by the second Mrs Huidobro, notwithstanding the artistic fusion with the other elements mentioned above. The poem is also a sustained lyric effusion of a kind that Huidobro had never produced before, and it marks the point at which his work moves on from the barnstorming avant-garderie of his younger years to a more mature style, albeit one influenced by surrealism, a movement which Huidobro had previously attacked. It is also the last time that Huidobro was to adopt the god-like narrative persona that occurs in his earlier work. In Temblor, as in some earlier works, God is conflated with the poet-creator, as he is in Altazor, where the opening lines reflect the opening of a love-poem addressed to Ximena that the author published (to great scandal) in the Santiago newspaper, La Nacion: Naci a los treinta y tres anos, el dia de la muerte de Cristo [I was born at the age of thirty three, on the day Christ died]. (It should be noted that the author was 33 when he first met Ximena, which gives the imagery another dimension.)
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17.850000 USD

Skyquake: Temblor de cielo

by Vicente Huidobro
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Jo is a wonderfully warm person, with a complicated and textured past, who has found inner peace. She wants to show others that no matter what life serves up to you, it is possible to find islands of calm which may indeed lead to their own path to peace.
Path to peace
Jo is a wonderfully warm person, with a complicated and textured past, who has found inner peace. She wants to show others that no matter what life serves up to you, it is possible to find islands of calm which may indeed lead to their own path to peace.
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8.920000 USD

Path to peace

by Jo Polley
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The poems collected in Nick Drake's fourth collection Out of Range explore the strange interconnections and confronting anxieties of the early 21st century - or the Anthropocene. Here are poems about the life stories of incandescent lightbulbs, plastic bottles and mobile phones, and the mystery of the life, death and ...
Out of Range
The poems collected in Nick Drake's fourth collection Out of Range explore the strange interconnections and confronting anxieties of the early 21st century - or the Anthropocene. Here are poems about the life stories of incandescent lightbulbs, plastic bottles and mobile phones, and the mystery of the life, death and afterlife of Alan Turing, the inventor of the modern computer. The past echoes in poems about the ancient artists who recorded their presence in cave art, Spanish missionaries thrilled by Aztec ball games, and a story of gay love from the Song dynasty. Above all, the poems seek to tune into what is out of range; the dark matter of mystery, wonder and deep time, out there at the edge of our senses, and at the back of our heads, beyond our control.
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16.98 USD

Out of Range

by Nick Drake
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Ruth Fainlight is one of Britain's most distinguished poets. Born in New York City, she has lived mostly in England since the age of 15, publishing her first collection, Cages, in 1966, and her retrospective, New & Collected Poems, in 2010. Her poems 'give us truly new visions of usual ...
Somewhere Else Entirely
Ruth Fainlight is one of Britain's most distinguished poets. Born in New York City, she has lived mostly in England since the age of 15, publishing her first collection, Cages, in 1966, and her retrospective, New & Collected Poems, in 2010. Her poems 'give us truly new visions of usual and mysterious events' (A.S. Byatt). Each is a balancing act between thought and feeling, revealing otherness within the everyday, often measuring subtle shifts in relationships between women and men. Her poems `give us truly new visions of usual and mysterious events' (A.S. Byatt). Each is a balancing act between thought and feeling, revealing otherness within the everyday, often measuring subtle shifts in relationships between women and men. She has always drawn on a wide range of subject-matter, yet the arc of her attention has shifted in her later work, the meaning and effect of the passage of time becoming more central and fascinating as she ages. Written during her 80s, the poems of Somewhere Else Entirely are shadowed by the death of her husband Alan Sillitoe. The book also includes several short pieces of prose, memoirs of childhood years spent in the USA: firstly, those from zero to five years old, then a group about the ages between 10 and 15, during the Second World War, when their mother took her and her brother Harry back to their American birthplace.
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16.98 USD

Somewhere Else Entirely

by Ruth Fainlight
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European Poetry Translation Prize Friedrich Hoelderlin was one of Europe's greatest poets. The strange and beautiful language of his late poems is recreated by David Constantine in these remarkable verse translations. This is a new expanded edition of Constantine's widely-praised Hoelderlin Selected Poems (1990/1996), containing many new translations as well ...
Selected Poetry: (including Hoelderlin's Sophocles)
European Poetry Translation Prize Friedrich Hoelderlin was one of Europe's greatest poets. The strange and beautiful language of his late poems is recreated by David Constantine in these remarkable verse translations. This is a new expanded edition of Constantine's widely-praised Hoelderlin Selected Poems (1990/1996), containing many new translations as well as the whole of Hoelderlin's Sophocles (2001), in which he sought to create an equivalent English for Hoelderlin's extraordinary German recreations of the classic Greek verse plays. Constantine won the European Poetry Translation Prize in 1997 for his translations of Hoelderlin. This new volume presents a substantial selection from the work of a poet who, writing around 1800, addresses us ever more urgently two centuries later. Hoelderlin translated all his writing life. Through translation he reached a poetic language of his own, so that much of his best poetry reads like a translation from elsewhere. He was intensely occupied with Sophocles in the winter of 1803-04. His versions of Oedipus Rex and Antigone (he worked at but never finished Oedipus at Colonus and Ajax) came out in the spring of 1804 and were taken, by the learned, as conclusive proof of his insanity. He was by then very near to mental collapse, but no one now would dismiss his work for that. He translated in a radical and idiosyncratic way, cleaving close to the Greek yet at the same time striving to interpret these ancient, foreign and - as he thought - sacred originals, and so bring them home into the modern day and age. Constantine has translated Hoelderlin's translations, carrying as much of their strangeness as possible into his English. The plays themselves need no introduction or apology. These double translations, links in literature from land to land and from age to age, demonstrate the vitality of ancient and modern poetic tradition. Carl Orff used Hoelderlin's texts for his operas Antigonae (1949) and Oedipus der Tyrann (1959), with the producers of recent DVDs of Orff's operas later choosing to use Constantine's texts for their English subtitles. 'Hoelderlin is a poet we can read with our own atrocious times in mind. He is a deeply religious poet whose fundamental tenet is absence and the threat of meaninglessness. He confronted hopelessness as few writers have, he was what Rilke called exposed ; but there is no poetry like his for the constant engendering of hope, for the expression, in the body and breath of poems, of the best and most passionate aspirations.' - David Constantine
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25.58 USD

Selected Poetry: (including Hoelderlin's Sophocles)

by Friedrich Hoelderlin
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I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it. Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person ...
I Wrote This for You
I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it. Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person who reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of the most beautiful entries into four distinct chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. Together with several new and exclusive poems that don't appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings.
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20.990000 USD

I Wrote This for You

by Iain S. Thomas
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When Stevie Smith died in 1971 she was one of the twentieth-century's most popular poets; many of her poems have been widely anthologised, and 'Not Waving but Drowning' remains one of the nation's favourite poems to this day. Satirical, mischievous, teasing, disarming, her characteristically lightning-fast changes in tone take readers ...
Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith
When Stevie Smith died in 1971 she was one of the twentieth-century's most popular poets; many of her poems have been widely anthologised, and 'Not Waving but Drowning' remains one of the nation's favourite poems to this day. Satirical, mischievous, teasing, disarming, her characteristically lightning-fast changes in tone take readers from comedy to tragedy and back again, while her line drawings are by turns unsettling and beguiling. In this edition of her work, Smith scholar Will May collects together the illustrations and poems from her original published volumes for the first time, recording fascinating details about their provenance, and describing the various versions Smith presented both on stage and page. Including over 500 works from Smith's 35-year career, The Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith is the essential edition of modern poetry's most distinctive voice. Nobody heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning: I was much further out than you thought And not waving but drowning. - 'Not Waving but Drowning'
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42.66 USD

Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith

by Stevie Smith
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The 2018 edition of the Best American Poetry-- a 'best' anthology that really lives up to its title (Chicago Tribune)--collects the most significant poems of the year, chosen by Poet Laureate of California Dana Gioia. The guest editor for 2018, Dana Gioia, has an unconventional poetic background. Gioia has published ...
Best American Poetry 2018
The 2018 edition of the Best American Poetry-- a 'best' anthology that really lives up to its title (Chicago Tribune)--collects the most significant poems of the year, chosen by Poet Laureate of California Dana Gioia. The guest editor for 2018, Dana Gioia, has an unconventional poetic background. Gioia has published five volumes of poetry, served as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently sits as the Poet Laureate of California, but he is also a graduate of Stanford Business School and was once a Vice President at General Foods. He has studied opera and is a published librettist, in addition to his prolific work in critical essay writing and editing literary anthologies. Having lived several lives, Gioia brings an insightful, varied, eclectic eye to this year's Best American Poetry. With his classic essay Can Poetry Matter?, originally run in The Atlantic in 1991, Gioia considered whether there is a place for poetry to be a part of modern American mainstream culture. Decades later, the debate continues, but Best American Poetry 2018 stands as evidence that poetry is very much present, relevant, and finding new readers.
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19.940000 USD

Best American Poetry 2018

by Dana Gioia, David Lehman
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Combining critical research with memoir, essay, poetry and creative biography, this insightful volume sensitively explores the lived experience of chronic pain. Confronting the language of pain and the paradox of writing about personal pain, Communicating Pain is a personal response to the avoidance, dismissal and isolation experienced by the author ...
Communicating Pain: Exploring Suffering through Language, Literature and Creative Writing
Combining critical research with memoir, essay, poetry and creative biography, this insightful volume sensitively explores the lived experience of chronic pain. Confronting the language of pain and the paradox of writing about personal pain, Communicating Pain is a personal response to the avoidance, dismissal and isolation experienced by the author after developing intractable pelvic pain in 2003. The volume focuses on pain's infamous resistance to verbal expression, the sense of exile experienced by sufferers and the under-recognised distinction between acute and chronic pain. In doing so, it creates a platform upon which scholarly, imaginative and emotional quotients round out pain as the sum of physical actualities, mental challenges and psychosocial interactions. Additionally, this work creates a dialogue between medicine and literature. Considering the works of writers such as Harriet Martineau, Alphonse Daudet and Aleksander Wat, it enables a multi-genre narrative heightened by poetry, fictional storytelling and life-writing. Coupled with academic rigour, this insightful monograph constitutes a persuasive and unique exploration of pain and the communication of suffering. It will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Medical Humanities, Autobiography Studies and Sociology of Health and Illness.
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196.22 USD

Communicating Pain: Exploring Suffering through Language, Literature and Creative Writing

by Stephanie Potocka de Montalk
Hardback
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I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it. The follow-up to the international #1 bestselling collection of prose and photography, I Wrote This For You And Only is the third book ...
I Wrote This for You and Only You
I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it. The follow-up to the international #1 bestselling collection of prose and photography, I Wrote This For You And Only is the third book in the I Wrote This For You series and gathers together the very best entries in the project from 2011 to 2015. Started in 2007, I Wrote This For You is an internationally acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it.
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20.990000 USD

I Wrote This for You and Only You

by Iain S. Thomas
Paperback / softback
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The Triumph of Cancer blurs the borders of science and poetry, working with forensic attention to capture the `inscape' of the living world. In this powerful new collection, presented as a museum of artefacts, Chris McCabe returns to the site of personal trauma to confront disease head-on. Elegies for his ...
The Triumph of Cancer
The Triumph of Cancer blurs the borders of science and poetry, working with forensic attention to capture the `inscape' of the living world. In this powerful new collection, presented as a museum of artefacts, Chris McCabe returns to the site of personal trauma to confront disease head-on. Elegies for his father, poets and celebrities mingle with still-life portraits of organic and synthetic subjects. These poems move with lyric grace and surgical precision against a backdrop of terror and cancerous global politics, showing McCabe at the height of his powers: dextrous, darklycomic and a true original.
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17.05 USD

The Triumph of Cancer

by Chris McCabe
Paperback / softback
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Everything I've ever done Everything I ever do Every place I've ever been Everywhere I'm going to Over a career that spans four decades and thirteen studio albums with Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant has consistently proved himself to be one of the most elegant and stylish of contemporary lyricists. ...
One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem
Everything I've ever done Everything I ever do Every place I've ever been Everywhere I'm going to Over a career that spans four decades and thirteen studio albums with Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant has consistently proved himself to be one of the most elegant and stylish of contemporary lyricists. Arranged alphabetically, One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem presents an overview of his considerable achievement as a chronicler of modern life: the romance, the break-ups, the aspirations, the changing attitudes, the history, the politics, the pain. The landscape of Tennant's lyrics is recognisably British in character - restrained and preoccupied with the mundane, occasionally satirical, yet also yearning for escape and theatrical release. Often surprisingly revealing, this volume is contextualised by a personal commentary on each lyric and an introduction by the author which gives a fascinating insight into the process and genesis of writing. Flamboyant, understated, celebratory and elegiac, Neil Tennant's lyrics are a document of our times.
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25.58 USD

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem

by Neil Tennant
Hardback
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Letters Home gives access to the last major archive of Larkin's writing to remain unpublished: the letters to members of his family. These correspondences help tell the story of how Larkin came to be the writer and the man he was: to his father Sydney, a 'conservative anarchist' and admirer ...
Philip Larkin: Letters Home
Letters Home gives access to the last major archive of Larkin's writing to remain unpublished: the letters to members of his family. These correspondences help tell the story of how Larkin came to be the writer and the man he was: to his father Sydney, a 'conservative anarchist' and admirer of Hitler, who died relatively early in Larkin's life; to his timid, depressive mother Eva, who by contrast lived long, and whose final years were shadowed by dementia; and to his sister Kitty, the sparse surviving fragment of whose correspondence with her brother gives an enigmatic glimpse of a complex and intimate relationship. In particular, it was the years during which he and his sister looked after their mother that shaped the writer we know so well: a number of poems written over this time are for her, and the mood of pain, shadow and despondency that characterises his later verse draws its strength from his experience of the long, lonely years of her senility. One surprising element in the volume, however, is the joie de vivre shown in the large number of witty and engaging drawings of himself and Eva, as 'Young Creature' and 'Old Creature', with which he enlivens his letters throughout the three decades of her widowhood. This important edition, meticulously edited by James Booth is a key piece of scholarship that completes the portrait of this most cherished of English poets.
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68.25 USD

Philip Larkin: Letters Home

by Philip Larkin
Hardback
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I need you to understand something... Ten years ago, I started writing this for you. I wrote it for you and only you. Since then, millions of other people have read it, but none have understood it the way you understand it. I set out to find you a long ...
I Wrote This for You: 2007-2017
I need you to understand something... Ten years ago, I started writing this for you. I wrote it for you and only you. Since then, millions of other people have read it, but none have understood it the way you understand it. I set out to find you a long time ago and today, I'm so glad I finally have. Thank you for reading these words.
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26.240000 USD

I Wrote This for You: 2007-2017

by Iain S. Thomas
Hardback
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