The Palm At The End Of The Mind

Author: Wallace Stevens
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307791858
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The Palm At The End Of The Mind from the Author: Wallace Stevens. This selection of works by Wallace Stevens--the man Harold Bloom has called “the best and most representative American poet”--was first published in 1967. Edited by the poet's daughter Holly Stevens, it contains all the major long poems and sequences, and every shorter poem of lasting value in Stevens' career, including some not printed in his earlier Collected Works. Included also is a short play by Stevens, "Bowl, Cat and Broomstick." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Haiku In English The First Hundred Years

Author: Philip Rowland
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393240754
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Haiku In English The First Hundred Years from the Author: Philip Rowland. The first anthology to map the full range of haiku in the English tradition. Haiku in English is an anthology of more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems that were originally written in English by over 200 poets from around the world. Although haiku originated as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. This collection tells the story for the first time of Anglophone haiku, charting its evolution over the last one hundred years and placing it within its historical and literary context. It features an engaging introduction by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins and an insightful historical overview by leading haiku poet, editor, and publisher Jim Kacian. The selections range from the first fully realized haiku in English, Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro,” to plentiful examples by haiku virtuosos such as John Wills, Marlene Mountain, Nick Virgilio, and Raymond Roseliep, and to investigations into the genre by eminent poets like John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, and Seamus Heaney. The editors explore the genre’s changing forms and themes, highlighting its vitality and its breadth of poetic styles and content. Among the many poems on offer are organic form experiments by E. E. Cummings and Michael McClure, evocations of black culture by Richard Wright and Sonia Sanchez, and the seminal efforts of Jack Kerouac.


Author: David Constantine
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191653756
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Poetry from the Author: David Constantine. The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. In this fascinating addition to the Literary Agenda series, David Constantine argues that poetry matters. It matters for individuals and for the society they are members of. He asserts that poetry is not for the few but for the many, and belongs and can only thrive among them, speaks of and to their concerns. Poetry considers both the writing and the reading of poetry, which Constantine views as kindred activities. He examines what goes into the writing of a poem and considers what good there is in reading it. Constantine also considers translation, arguing that great benefit comes to the native language from dealings with the foreign; also, that all reading is a form of translation - of texts into the lives we lead. Altogether, Poetry is an attempt, with many quotations, to show how poetry works, what its responsibilities are, and how it may help us in our real circumstances now.

The Life Before Us

Author: Romain Gary
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811209618
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The Life Before Us from the Author: Romain Gary. Momo, an orphaned Arab boy, struggles to help Madame Rosa, a dying former prostitute and survivor of Auschwitz, whose Paris boarding-house has sheltered other prostitutes' children.

International Who S Who In Poetry 2004

Author: Europa Publications
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781857431780
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International Who S Who In Poetry 2004 from the Author: Europa Publications. Provides up-to-date profiles on the careers of leading and emerging poets.

Flowers Of Evil A Selection

Author: Charles Baudelaire
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811221563
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Flowers Of Evil A Selection from the Author: Charles Baudelaire. Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, which in successive editions contained all of his published poems, has opened new vistas for man's imagination and quickened the sensibilities of poets everywhere. The greatest French poet of the 19th century, Baudelaire was also the first truly modem poet, and his direct and indirect influence on the literature of our time has been immeasurable. Flowers of Evil: A Selection contains 53 poems which the editors feel best represent the total work and which. in their opinion, have been most successfully rendered into English. The French texts as established by Yves Gérard Le Dantec for the Pléiade edition are printed en face. Included are Baudelaire's "Three Drafts of a Preface" and brief notes on the nineteen translators whose work is represented.

The Sea And Poison

Author: Shūsaku Endō
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811211987
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The Sea And Poison from the Author: Shūsaku Endō. Young interns Suguro, compelled by circumstance, Toda, a cynic, and Nurse Ueda, numbed by tragedy, take part in experiments the Japanese doctors are performing on their American prisoners

Annual Report Of The Board Of Trustees Of The New Jersey State Normal School And Accompanying Documents To The Legislature For The Year

Author: New Jersey State Normal School (Trenton, N.J.). Board of Trustees
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Annual Report Of The Board Of Trustees Of The New Jersey State Normal School And Accompanying Documents To The Legislature For The Year from the Author: New Jersey State Normal School (Trenton, N.J.). Board of Trustees.

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780811205672
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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof from the Author: Tennessee Williams. Maggie the Cat fights for the lives of her damaged and drinking husband Brick, herself, and their unborn children in the revised version of Williams' acclaimed dramatization of Big Daddy's birthday and deathday party and family gathering