Emily Dickinson - The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Born in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1830, Dickinson began life as an energetic, outgoing young woman who excelled as a student. However, in her mid-twenties she began to grow reclusive, and eventually she rarely descended from her room in her father’s house. She spent most of her time working on her poetry, largely without encouragement or real interest from her family and peers, and died at age fifty-five. Only a handful of her 1,775 poems had been published during her lifetime. When her poems finally appeared after her death, readers immediately recognized an artist whose immense depth and stylistic complexities would one day make her the most widely recognized female poet to write in the English language. Dickinson’s poetry is remarkable for its tightly controlled emotional and intellectual energy. The longest poem covers less than two pages. Yet in theme and tone her writing reaches for the sublime as it charts the landscape of the human soul. A true innovator, Dickinson experimented freely with conventional rhythm and meter, and often used dashes, off rhymes, and unusual metaphors—techniques that strongly influenced modern poetry. Dickinson’s idiosyncratic style, along with her deep resonance of thought and her observations about life and death, love and nature, and solitude and society, have firmly established her as one of America’s true poetic geniuses.
Linda Sue Park - Tap Dancing on the Roof
A sijo, a traditional Korean verse form, has a fixed number of stressed syllables and a humorous or ironic twist at the end. Like haiku, sijo are brief and accessible, and the witty last line winds up each poem with a surprise. The verses in this book illuminate funny, unexpected, amazing aspects of the everyday--of breakfast, thunder and lightning, houseplants, tennis, freshly laundered socks. Carefully crafted and deceptively simple, Linda Sue Park's sijo are a pleasure to read and an irresistible invitation to experiment with an unfamiliar poetic form. Istvan Banyai's irrepressibly giddy and sophisticated illustrations add a one-of-a-kind luster to a book that is truly a gem.
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)
Sir Philip Sidney - An Apology for Poetry
An Apology for Poetry (or The Defence of Poesy), by the celebrated soldier-poet Sir Philip Sidney, is the most important work of literary theory published in the Renaissance. The new introduction and notes include a wealth of new information and new readings drawing on recent developments in Renassance Studies. Unfamiliar words and phrases are glossed, classical and other references explained, and difficult passages analysed in detail. The first separate edition of Sidney's seminal text to be published for more than a decade. Since 1965 Geoffrey Shepherd's edition of the Apology has been the standard, and this revision of Shepherd's edition, with a new introduction and extensive notes, is designed to introduce Sidney's best-known work to a new generation of readers at the beginning.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Penguin Book of English Verse
Az angol irodalom jelentősebb költőinek fontosabb versei Sir Thomas Wyatt-től Dylan Thomasig.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry
This new edition is a thorough and sensitive revision of the unique, justly acclaimed, and much used anthology of modern poetry in English. In revising the book, the editors have kept to the principles that served the first edition so well. The selections are generous, often demonstrating the span of a career. More attention is given to major poets and to major poetic trends. Contemporary poetry is once again given full representation, in such a way that its outlines are always clear. The apparatus continues in the Norton tradition, with helpful footnotes and authoritative critical/biographical introductions to each poet. The updated introduction lucidly outlines the movement of twentieth-century poetry up through the end of the 1980s.
Ismeretlen szerző - Beowulf
An Old English heroic poem, said to have been written between the 8th and 11th centuries. Set in Scandinavia during the late 5th century, this epic poem follows Greats hero Beowulf as he does battle with several characters including Grendel and a dragon.
Christopher Caudwell - Illusion and reality
This book contains Christopher Caudwell’s 1937 treatise, “Illusion and Reality”. It is a work of Marxist literary criticism that develops the idea that each individual era of British poetry stems from a novel economical paradigm in bourgeois society. Christopher St John Sprigg (1907–1937), more commonly known by his pseudonym 'Christopher Caudwell', was a British Marxist poet and thinker. In early life, he made his way to Marxism and set about rethinking everything in light of it, from poetry to philosophy to physics, and became a staunch member of the 'Communist Party of Great Britain'. Many vintage texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 2.
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Looper, 500 Days of Summer) made a big splash with The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories - so now he’s back with volume 2! One of the most ingenious and successful projects to come out of Gordon-Levitt's online creative coalition hitRECord - an international collaboration of artists and writers - The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2 offers more quirky, delightfully small, ingeniously illustrated haiku-like tales, proving once more that the universe isn’t made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories. The best things do come in small packages.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 1.
From hitRECord, the immensely popular open collaborative production company, and its founder, Golden Globe-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, comes "The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1." "The universe is not made of atoms; it's made of tiny stories. " To create "The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1," Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known within the hitRECord community as RegularJOE--directed thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words and art. With the help of the entire creative collective, Gordon-Levitt culled, edited and curated over 8,500 contributions into this finely tuned collection of original art from 67 contributors. Reminiscent of the 6-Word Memoir series, "The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1" brings together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size.
Carol Ann Duffy - Selected Poems
‘Poetry, like love, depends on a kind of recognition. So often with Duffy does the reader say, “Yes, that’s it exactly,” that she could well become the representative poet of the present day’ Sean O’Brien, Sunday Times. ‘Selected Poems’ contains poetry chosen by Carol Ann Duffy from her acclaimed volumes, ‘Standing Female Nude’ (1985), ‘Selling Manhattan’ (1987), ‘The Other Country’ (1990) and ‘Mean Time’ (1993, winner of the Forward Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award), together with three poems from ‘The World's Wife’.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 3.
From Golden Globe Award–nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his online creative coalition hitRECord, and in collaboration with the artist Wirrow, comes Volume 3 in the Tiny Book of Tiny Stories series. To create The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known within the hitRECord.org community as RegularJOE, directs thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words and art. With the help of the entire creative collective, he culls, edits, and curates the massive numbers of contributions into a finely tuned collection. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 3 once again brings together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size.
Emma Donoghue - What Sappho Would Have Said
An unpredictable gathering of 110 women poets of all sexualities, writing for friends or for lovers, all in some way speaking of love between women. The anthology stretches from America to Ireland, from Scotland to Italy, from Canada to New Zealand, from the 1660s to the 1990s.
Charles Bukowski - Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck captures glimpses of Charles Bukowski's view on life through his poignant poetry: the pain, the hate, the love, and the beauty. He writes of lechery and pain while finding still being able to find its beauty.
Ismeretlen szerző - Very Bad Poetry
Being a compendium of the worst verse ever written in English - including such (mercifully) forgotten classics as The Stuttering Lover, Ode on the Mammoth Cheese, An Elegy to a Dissected Puppy, and the immortal The Dentologia - A Poem on the Diseases of the Teeth.
Oscar Wilde - The Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde
Wilde, glamorous and notorious, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the haunting elegy to his young sister and the grieving lyric at the death of his father. The religious drama of his romance with Rome is captured here, as well as its resolution in his renewed love of ancient Greece. He explores forbidden sexual desires, pays homage to the great theatre stars and poets of his day, observes cityscapes with impressionist intensity. His final masterpiece, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, tells the painful story of his own prison experience and calls for universal compassion. This edition of Wilde's verse presents the full range of his achievement as a poet.
Edgar Allan Poe - Great Tales and Poems
Born to an unfortunate heritage, orphaned, unsympathetically raised, and then abandoned, Edgar Allan Poe struggled for greatness in an adverse social and economic climate -- a setting not improved by his fiery temperament and caustic criticism of others. Poe's melancholy brilliance, his passionate lyricism, and his tormented soul would make him one of the most widely read and original writers in American literature. Here, in one volume, are his classic short works: masterpieces of horror, terror, humor, and adventure -- and the finest lyric and narrative poetry of this ill-fated genius whose influence on both prose and verse continues to this day. Pocket Books' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of Great Tales And Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe contains the original Pocket Books introduction, first published in 1951, along with an updated selection of critical excerpts, and suggestions for further readings.
Mary Oliver - Why I Wake Early
The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early.