Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every aspect—as bodies and corpses, writers and workers, shoppers and slimmers, fairytale royals or girls-next-door.
Carol Ann Duffy - Answering Back
Carol Ann Duffy has asked some of the brightest writers in the poetry world to select a poem that is meaningful—or has meant something—to them, and write a response to it. With up-and-coming poets alongside more established names, and original poems alongside the new works they've inspired, Answering Back promises to be a truly unique and insightful anthology.
Robert Burns - The Poetical Works of Robert Burns
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Robert Burns - Poems and Songs
...features the poems and songs of Scottish national poet ROBERT BURNS (1759-1796), whose lyrical and humanistic verse inspired the 19th-century Romantic poets and, in the 20th century, such diverse artists as novelist John Steinbeck and songwriter Bob Dylan. Included here are Burns's most famous works, such as "John Barleycorn: A Ballad," "To a Mouse," "A Red, Red Rose," "Auld Lang Syne," and many more. The work also includes a glossary of Scottish dialect.
Carol Ann Duffy - The Bees
Carol Ann's new collection - her first since _Rapture_ - and since she was made Poet Laureate. 'Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time' - _Guardian_ 'Part of Duffy's talent besides her ear for ordinary eloquence, her gorgeous, powerful, throwaway lines, her subtlety is her ventriloquism... From verbal nuances to mind-expanding imaginative leaps, her words seem freshly plucked from the minds of non-poets that is, she makes it look easy' - _Observer_ 'Nobody is ever going to need to be told how to enjoy a Carol Ann Duffy poem' - _Evening Standard_ 'Carol Ann Duffy is a poet who covers the stormy waterfront of desire, devotion and despair... As always, she manages the rare feat of building on traditions, forebears, allusions while stirring and shaking the emotions with muscular, unpretentious force' - _Independent_ 'You can't classify Carol Ann as a love poet or a comic poet or a political poet because she is all these things and so much more' - _Sunday Times_
Robert Burns - Selected Poems
The myth that has grown up around Robert Burns, Scotland's greatest popular poet, has sometimes obscured his original poetic gifts. The educated son of a poor cotter, Burns became known for his rustic background, his fraternity with the working man, his Jacobite loyalty and his amorous entanglements. Yet his contribution to literature is immense. His use of dialogue and colloquial speech is comparable to that of Chaucer and Byron, but is also uniquely his own. He liberated language, allowing freedom to the Romantic movement, and his use of old folk tunes enormously enhanced the Scottish musical tradition. With imaginative zest he satirized the Scottish community and offered shrewd insight into human nature. Although he was supremely aware of local concerns - religion and politics in particular - his work transcends the parochial and is now admired internationally for its depth of vision.
Robert Louis Stevenson - Gyermekkert
Robert Louis Stevenson korának nemcsak igen népszerű ifjúsági regény írója, de talán még népszerűbb gyermekversköltője is volt. Fő műve ebben a vonatkozásban a magyarul most először teljes terjedelmében hozzáférhetővé vált Gyermekkert, amely a műfaj valódi remeke. A versek sora egy Viktória-korabeli csodálatos parkban, illetve a tengerparton és más szépséges helyeken játszódik, a környezettel is felidézve a gyerekkor feledhetetlen varázsvilágát, csodálatos szépségeit és örökre megmaradó élményeit. Hol maga a gyermek szólal meg ezekben a költeményekben, hol egy felnőtt intéz a gyerekhez szavakat, a hangulat mindenkor ugyanaz: a mindennapokban megelevenedő mese-, csoda- és varázsvilág hangulata (Lefekvés nyáron; Remek játék; Az árnyékom; A tehén; Hinta; Varázskalács; Szénapadlás; Őszi tüzek stb.).
Robert Louis Stevenson - A Child's Garden of Verses
Robert Louis Stevenson, famed author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped, captures the spirit of childhood in this classic collection of children's verse. Celebrating his own memories of being a child, these lyrical, perceptive, often funny poems describe the world around him, from the sights and sounds of garden and nursery to gentle philosophical thoughts and exciting, imaginary journeys to exotic islands. Beautifully illustrated by Millicant Sowerby, these much loved poems are as popular now as when they were first published over a century ago. 'Still the best book of poems on being a child in the English language' - Observer
Carol Ann Duffy - The World's Wife
Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow in 1955. She grew up in Stanfford and then attendd the University of Liverpool, where she studied philosophy. She was written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, incluing the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitebread and Forever Prizes, and the Lannan Award and the E. M. Foster Prize in America. In 2005, she won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Rapture.
Andrew Lang - Tales of Troy
Tales of Troy Ulysses the Sacker of Cities By Andrew Lang Greek Literature Contents: The Boyhood and Parents of Ulysses, How People Lived in the Time of Ulysses, The Wooing of Helen of the Fair Hands, The Stealing of Helen, Trojan Victories, Battle at the Ships, The Slaying and Avenging of Patroclus, The Cruelty of Achilles, and the Ransoming of Hector, How Ulysses Stole the Luck of Troy, The Battles with the Amazons and Memnon—the Death of Achilles, Ulysses Sails to seek the Son of Achilles.—The Valour of Eurypylus, The Slaying of Paris, How Ulysses Invented the Device of the Horse of Tree, The End of Troy and the Saving of Helen, Long ago, in a little island called Ithaca, on the west coast of Greece, there lived a king named Laertes. His kingdom was small and mountainous. People used to say that Ithaca “lay like a shield upon the sea,” which sounds as if it were a flat country. But in those times shields were very large, and rose at the middle into two peaks with a hollow between them, so that Ithaca, seen far off in the sea, with her two chief mountain peaks, and a cloven valley between them, looked exactly like a shield. The country was so rough that men kept no horses, for, at that time, people drove, standing up in little light chariots with two horses; they never rode, and there was no cavalry in battle: men fought from chariots. When Ulysses, the son of Laertes, King of Ithaca grew up, he never fought from a chariot, for he had none, but always on foot. If there were no horses in Ithaca, there was plenty of cattle. The father of Ulysses had flocks of sheep, and herds of swine, and wild goats, deer, and hares lived in the hills and in the plains. The sea was full of fish of many sorts, which men caught with nets, and with rod and line and hook.
Sylvia Plath - Selected Poems
Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. This classic selection of her work, made by her former husband Ted Hughes, provides the perfect introduction to this most influential of poets. The poems are taken from Sylvia Plath's four collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees, and include many of her most celebrated works, such as 'Daddy', 'Lady Lazarus' and 'Wuthering Heights'.
Robert Louis Stevenson - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
'All human beings ... are commingled out of good and evil' Dr Jekyll has been experimenting with his identity. He has developed a drug which separates the two sides of his nature and allows him occasionally to abandon himself to his most corrupt inclinations as the monstrous Mr Hyde. But gradually he begins to find that the journey back to goodness becomes more and more difficult, and the risk that Mr Hyde will break free entirely from Dr Jekyll's control puts all of London in grave peril.
Anne Bradstreet - To My Husband and Other Poems
From America’s first poet—a splendid selection of poems encompassing everything from lyric verses addressed to her husband and children to somber epitaphs on the deaths of her mother, father, and grandchildren. Poems grouped according to category (love, home life, religious meditations, dialogues, and lamentations). Of great literary value, these works also shed light on the cares, concerns and roles of colonial women.
Edward Lear - Edward Lear's Complete Nonsense
Although he was at one time art master to Queen Victoria and his delicate watercolour landscapes and bird prints are still sought after, it is as the laureate of nonsense that Edward Lear is best remembered. Shy in the company of adults, he began writing limericks to amuse the children of his patron, the Earl of Derby. It was for them that 'The Owl and the Pussycat', 'The Jumblies', 'The Pobble Who Had No Toes' and so many other immortal characters were invented. Travelling extensively in Europe and Asia, he wrote letters full of puns, absurd rhymes and comic drawings to his young friends. 'Bosh,’ as Lear remarked, 'requires a good deal of care,' and he lavished it on his own creations. This charming compendium features Lear’s original illustrations and is introduced by Quentin Blake.
Lucy Maud Montgomery - The Watchman and Other Poems
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).
Ismeretlen szerző - The Oxford Anthology of English Poetry I-II.
This two-volume anthology celebrates four centuries of verse in English, from the Elizabethan era to the present day. The selection begins with the English Renaissance poet Edmund Spenser, and includes a substantial section of extracts from Shakespeare's plays and poetry. The progression from the "metaphysical" school (poets such as Donne and Marvell), the Augustans (Dryden and Pope), the Romantics such as Keats and Wordsworth, the Victorians such as Tennyson and Browning, and the First World War poets such as Sassoon and W.H.Auden, right up to Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, and other poets actively writing today, represents a tradition which continues to develop. All the major poets, and many of the less-well know, are featured in John Wain's selection. This volume covers: Spenser, Raleigh, Lyly, Sidney, Greville, Lodge, Peele, Bacon, Daniel, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, Dekker, Fletcher, Beaumont, Webster, Herbert, Herrick, Carew, Waller, Milton, Butler, Denham, Cowley, Marvell, Vaughan, Dryden, Sackville, Behn, Rochester, Swift, Congreve, Addison, Tickell, Gay, Pope, Wesley, Johnson, Gray, Collins, Goldsmith, Cowper, Sheridan, Chatterton and Crabbe. Volume 2 covers: Blake, Burns, Wordsworth, Scott, Southey, Lamb, Landor, Peacock, Byron, Shelley, Clare, Keats, Coleridge, Hood, Macauley, Barrett-Browning, Tennyson, Thackeray, Lear, Browning, Bronte, Clough, Kingsley, Arnold, Meredith, Rossetti, Carroll, Morris, Swinburne, Hardy, Hopkins, Bridges, Stevenson, Wilde, Housman, Kipling, Yeats, Belloc, De La Mare, Chesterton, Masefield, Lawrence, Sassoon, Eliot, Rosenberg, Macdiarmid, Owen, Jones, Graves, Campbell, Smith, Orwell, Betjeman, MacNiece, Auden, Spender, Durrell, Thomas, Larkin, Jennings, Gunn, Hughes, Levi, Stevenson, and Heaney.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Valley of Fear
To the local police it is a formidable case and they are grateful for the razor brain of the great detective Holmes. There are perpexing details - a weddign ring missing together with one dumb-bell, the odd behaviour of the widow and a card inscribed 'VV 341' lying by the faceless body. But Holmes can make sense of them all - even before he and Watson have the complete record of the terrible past when Bodymaster McGinty ruled in the Valley of Fear...
Iain Banks - Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram
As a native of Scotland, bestselling author Iain Banks has decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland in a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt. Visiting some of the world's most famous distilleries and also some of its smallest and most obscure ones, Banks embarks on a journey of discovery which educates him about the places, people and products surrounding the centuries-old tradition of whisky production. Using various modes of transport - ferries to the islands, cars across the highlands, even bicycles between bus-stops - Banks' tour of Scotland combines history, literature and landscape in an entertaining and informative account of an exploration in which the arrival is by no means the most important part of the journey.