Lucy Maud Montgomery, (always called “Maud” by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (1874-1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables (1908). In 1893, following the completion of her grade school education in Cavendish, she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown. Completing a two year program in one year, she obtained her teaching certificate. In 1895 and 1896 she studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After working as a teacher in various island schools, in 1898 Montgomery moved back to Cavendish. For a short time in 1901 and 1902 she worked in Halifax for the newspapers Chronicle and Echo. She returned to live with and care for her grandmother in 1902. Montgomery was inspired to write her first books during this time on Prince Edward Island. Her works include: The Story Girl (1911), Chronicles of Avonlea (1912), The Golden Road (1913), Anne of the Island (1915), Anne’s House of Dreams (1917), Rainbow Valley (1919), Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920) and Rilla of Ingleside (1921).
Margaret Atwood - Morning in the Burned House
_Morning in the Burned House_ is Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since the two volumes of her selected poems were published in 1987. Atwood's poetry, like her fiction, is known and acclaimed around the world. She has had eleven volumes of poetry published in Canada, the United States, and sixteen other countries, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including _The Best American Poetry 1995._ Among her recent honors are the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence (1994) in Great Britain and the prestigious Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France. She lives in Toronto.
Alan Alexander Milne - Now We Are Six
Now We Are Six is a classic book of children's verses, some about A.A. Milne's best-loved characters Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh and others in a more general nonsense vein. The title comes from the final poem of the book: ___ _When I was One,_ ___ _I had just begun._ ___ _When I was Two,_ ___ _I was nearly new._ ___ _When I was Three_ ___ _I was hardly me._ ___ _When I was Four,_ ___ _I was not much more._ ___ _When I was Five, I was just alive._ ___ _But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever,_ ___ _So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever._ However, the author says in the introduction: ___ We have been nearly three years writing this book. We began it when we were very young... and now we are six. So, of course, bits of it seem rather baby-ish to us [...] So we want you to know that the name of the book doesn't mean that this is us being six all the time, but the it is about as far as we've got at present, and we half think of stopping there. The poems are illustrated with Ernest H. Shepard's familiar art, including a few into which Winnie-the-Pooh wandered by accident.
Nick Cave - Válogatott versek
Hogy a kultikus ausztrál rockénekesnek, Nick Cave-nek vannak irodalmi ambíciói és kellő tehetsége is e téren, azt És meglátá a szamár az Úrnak angyalát című - magyarul is olvasható - regényének megjelenése óta már nemigen szokás vitatni. Most dalszövegeiből is kapunk egy csokornyit versformájú magyar fordításban az angol eredetik mellett.
William Butler Yeats - Yeats's Poems
William Butler Yeats is considered Ireland's greatest poet. He is one of the most significant literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. This is the definitive collection of his poems, encompassing the full range of his powers, from the love lyrics to the political poems, from poems meditating on the bliss of youth, to the verse that rails against old age. A detailed notes section and full appendix provide an invaluable key to the poems as well as biographical information on the life of the poet and a guide to his times. The collection includes Yeats's fourteen books of lyrical poems, his narrative and dramatic poetry, and his own notes on individual poems.
Alfred Noyes - The Highwayman
The Highwayman is the second book in a unique series — Visions in Poetry — featuring classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists. Originally published in 1907, "The Highwayman" is a haunting ballad of doomed love. Seldom have mood and character been so memorably evoked. The pounding rhythm of the rhyme, the dramatic pacing and the power of the imagery have made it one of the most popular read-alouds of all time. Murray Kimber's stunning noir interpretation is a darkly brilliant achievement that stays true to the poem's tragic spirit.
Tim Burton - The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy And Other Stories
Published by Harper Entertainment in 1997, Tim Burton's illustrated book of poems gave birth to a wide variety of loveably macabre characters, such as Stain Boy and The Boy With Nails in his Eyes. Many of these characters have also found their way into shockwave cartoons and a toy range. The twenty-three tales are equally amusing and tragic, but even when the fate of the freakish characters is grim, Burton's humour shines through, such as in this memorable line from the Robot Boy tale - He never forgave her unholy alliance: a sexual encounter with a kitchen appliance.
Lord Alfred Tennyson - The Lady of Shalott
The Lady of Shalott is the third book in Visions in Poetry, an award-winning series of classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists in stunning hardcover editions. Tennyson's beautiful and enigmatic poem of unrequited love, set in Arthurian England, has enthralled artists for well over a century. With her luminous illustrations, Geneviève Côté weaves a refreshingly modern interpretation of this beloved poem — one that will enchant readers of all ages.
Emily Dickinson - My Letter to the World and Other Poems
Visions in Poetry is an innovative and award-winning series of classic poems reinterpreted for today's readers by outstanding contemporary artists in distinctively beautiful editions. This is My Letter to the World and Other Poems by Emily Dickinson is brilliantly illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. The artist's interpretation displays a rich understanding of Dickinson's poetry, which is known for its economy, unexpected imagery and hauntingly personal point of view. Arsenault has created a subtle meditation on Dickinson's life and its intersection with her verse. In the dream-like illustrations, the poet — sometimes serene, often sad and always enigmatic — is an omnipresent figure in her ghostly white dress. Dickinson's "letters," the words she left to the world, have found their ideal visual complement.
Edward Lear - The Owl and The Pussycat
Visions in Poetry is an innovative and award-winning series of classic poems re-interpreted for today's readers by outstanding contemporary artists in distinctively beautiful editions. The sixth Visions in Poetry book is The Owl and the Pussycat, a nonsense poem by Edward Lear, brilliantly illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch. The artist's vision begins in a segregated world where different species never mix and everyone hides behind a mask. Against this backdrop an aristocratic owl from Owl Heights and a bohemian pussycat from the other side of the tracks find each other. They escape society's disapproval by sailing in their pea green boat to "the land where the bong-tree grows," a utopia of mismatched creatures living together, their masks doffed for good. Jorisch's playful and fantastic interpretation, inspired in part by Lear's own illustrations as well as the films of Fellini, the art of Miro and The Beatles' Yellow Submarine, is a celebration of love and an exhilarating journey that takes us beyond the quirky charm of this favorite poem.
Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe összes versei / The Complete Poems
"Poe-t, a költőt sokan az abszolút ínyencek szerzőjének tartják. Valóban nem való mindenkinek, nem olvasható nagy mennyiségben, s nem is akármikor. Főleg az utóbbi lényeges: verseinek olvasásához sajátos lelki állapot kell. Poe-t olyankor érdemes elővenni, ha például úgy érezzük, kissé túlságosan sok a zajos, önelégült ember körülöttünk, és nem kapunk levegőt tőlük; ha ravatalon látjuk azt, akit soha senki nem pótolhat számunkra... Vannak őszi alkonyatok, amikor úgy tűnik: a közelgő éjszaka benyomja ránk az ablaküveget, és a besüvítő hideg ellen nem tudunk védekezni. Ilyenkor gyógyítanak Poe tompa tónusú, ólomsúlyú szavai, rímes bánatai, időmértékes szorongásai, lebegő iszonyatai, rejtelmes, anyagtalan víziói; talán úgy, ahogy megfelelő adagokban, szérum formájában a betegség kórokozói meggyógyítják a betegséget. A kötet Poe kísérteties tájaira kalauzol - ahová a költő is menekült a szorongató élet valósága elől." (Baróti Szabolcs)
JonArno Lawson - Think Again
Make sure that your heart Isn't too well-defended. Your heart is designed To be broken and mended. — "The Heart" These quietly beautiful and surprisingly humorous four-line poems reveal the many aspects of first love — the longing, the frustration and the joy. The poet writes not from a single point of view but instead embraces the duality of first love, alternating between the perspectives of a boy and a girl. The poems and revealing illustrations by Julie Morstad combine to inspire young readers to think … and think again.
Rosner Árpád - Gyújts lámpát a holnapoknak
1939 óta él Angliában. Hivatásos könyvvizsgáló és adószakértő, versírásra csak éjjel van ideje. Számára a versírás "az anyanyelv közegéből kitépett, idegen nyelvek kényszerében lelkiségét féltő ember életszükséglete". Messze idegenben, a szürkülő anyanyelv magány-alkony lélekzaklatottságában a személyiség könnyen zúzódhat semmivé. Szerencsés az, akinek megadatott, hogy lelke gyötrelmeit versek anyanyelv-varázslatában vezethesse le, megóva így személyiségét felőrlődéstől, összetöréstől, neuraszténiától. Verseivel a költő beteg korunk valóságába behatolva, humanista állásfoglalással ítél és a múlt retteneteit idézve, figyelmeztet. A versek költői nyelvét nem a versforma - vagy rímbravúrok alakítják. Egy sok mindent látott ember tapasztalataiból levont következtetés, az életben levő folyamatok és dolgok lényegének megértésére való törekvés, őszinteség és a mindenkori haladást támogató világnézet, e bensőségesen átélt tartalmakat drámaian sűrítő, áttetsző szerkezet és tömör, képi kifejezés képviselik a versek esztétikumát. Rosner Árpád másodkötetes költő. Első kötete 1979-ben jelent meg Budapesten jó sikerrel, "Levágott ág" címmel. A mostani kötet az elmúlt 15 év termésének sokszínű, lírai hangulatú, és történelembölcseleti tartalmakat érintő verseiből készült válogatás, amelyből kirajzolódik a költő egyéni arculata.
Dionne Brand - Earth Magic
Inspired by her childhood in Trinidad, acclaimed poet and writer Dionne Brand conjures the world of the Caribbean in her first book of poetry for children. The sounds and smells of market day, the blazing sun, the joyful beat of much-awaited rain and a girl who dares to do better. These are just some of the stories and characters brought into focus in this captivating collection of poems. Originally published in 1979, these poems are an eloquent, unsparing tribute to the lives of the Caribbean people and the power of nature. Simple chants and schoolyard skipping songs alongside more sophisticated poems reveal a place of beauty and hardship where life moves in harmony with the elements. With vibrant collage paintings and poignant line drawings by Eugenie Fernandes, Earth Magic will cast a spell over readers of all ages.
William Shakespeare - Sonnets / Szonettek
A kötetben Szabó Lőrinc fordításai találhatók Shakespeare Szonettjeinek eredeti szövegével. Az összehasonlító elemzésre is alkalmas fordítások még a 20. század elején készültek, de mindmáig megőrizték időtlenségüket, a költőiség balzsama által. Az óangol szövegek szépsége versenyez az irodalmi magyarral. Mindezt Fux Pál 154 illusztrációja teszi igazán színessé.
Emily Dickinson - Selected Poems
Emily Dickinson was born in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she spent almost all her life. In her late twenties she withdrew from normal social activity, rarely went outdors, and stopped seeing even her closest friends. But she did wrote lots of letters and when she died in 1886 it was discovered that she had also written over 1000 poems - only seven of these had been published in her lifetime. Book publication of her work commenced in 1890.
Ismeretlen szerző - Victorian Poetry
_Doubt and self-questioning are keynotes in the poetry of the Victorian period, a time when Britain achieved economic greatness but when spiritual faith was being eaten away by Mammon and Darwin's theory of evolution._ Reflecting the concerns of the age, the poetry expressed an intriguing blend of confidence and insecurity, faith and uncertainty, pride and humility. Alongside the major poets Tennyson, Arnold, Browning and Hopkins - this anthology offers a rich diversity of poetry, much of it refreshingly anti-Victorian in spirit and tone, from the `nature' poetry of William Bames and the individual voices of personal experience of Emily Brontë and Christina Rossetti, to the wonderful nonsense poems and rhymes of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear.
Ernest L. Thayer - Casey at the Bat
Visions in Poetry is an exciting and unique series of classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists in stunning hardcover editions. Casey at the Bat, the fourth book in the series, is more than a poem about a proud and mighty slugger who strikes out during the big game. It is a slice of baseball lore, as much a part of the game as hot dogs and the seventh-inning stretch. Illustrator Joe Morse sets the poem on gritty urban streets with a multiracial cast of characters. It's a startlingly fresh approach that not only revives the poem for a new generation, but also brings it new richness and depth.
Ismeretlen szerző - Out of Arcadia
Horned God. Goat Foot God. God of Shepherds and Flocks. God of Song and Dance. God of Lust and Fear. God of Prophecy and Healing. Reports of His death were greatly exaggerated. From his homeland of Arcadia, worship of the complex and dynamic Pan spread across the classical world. He continued to make appearances down through the ages in literature, artwork, sculpture and dreams. This devotional anthology -- filled with scholarly essays, short fiction, and rich poetry -- is a testament to Pan's importance in the modern world and His place in the lives of His contemporary devotees. Come, join us in the dance. Io Pan!