Gerard Manley Hopkins, one of the great English poets, was also a masterful writer of prose. This new volume features, for the first time, the complete set of essays that he composed while studying at Oxford and during his early teaching career. Topics range from the ethics of Plato and Aristotle to questions of political economy and voting rights.
Gerard Manley Hopkins was not only one of the most gifted Victorian poets, he was a compelling diarist who used his journals for everything from daily to-do lists to the most intimate spiritual self-assessments.
Hopkins's 'Dublin Notebook' brings us closer to Hopkins's life and times than any other volume, providing a digitized facsimile of the large journal he used for academic, personal, and religious notes, accompanied by a careful transcription of the hand-written text, and thorough explanatory notes to guide the reader.
Hopkins's letters are his secular confessional and if we wish to understand the man and his poetry, they cannot be ignored. For this edition the letters have been re-transcribed from their original manuscripts, they are presented in chronological order with all deletions and corrections included, and are accompanied by scrupulous annotation.
Poetry Book Society Special Commendation The Independent 50 Best Summer Reads Welcome to a strange new world in which a poem can be written using only one vowel, processed through computer code, collaged from film trailers, compiled from Facebook status updates, hidden inside a Sudoku puzzle, and even painted on sheep to demonstrate Quantum T
Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2015 and National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2015, this book examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, which has impacted the lives of Serena Williams, Zinedine Zidane, Mark Duggan and others.
High on Olympus, Zeus and the assembled deities look down on the world of men, to the city of Troy where a bitter and bloody war has dragged into its tenth year, and a quarrel rages between a legendary warrior and his commander. Greek ships decay, men languish, exhausted, and behind the walls of Troy a desperate people await the next turn of fate.
Satan is out for revenge. His rebellion has failed, he has been cast out from heaven and is doomed to spend eternity in hell. Somehow he must find a way to prove his power and wound his enemies. He fixes upon God's beloved new creations, Adam and Eve, as the vehicles of his vengeance.
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND WRITING POETRY.Write Poetry - and Get it Published is a new edition of a long-standing and popular guide which offers you plenty of advice and ideas for inspiration as well as practical support for all aspects of the poetry writing and publication process.
The final work of Nobel Prize-winning writer Gunter Grass - a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, and the world. In a striking interplay of poetry, lyric prose and drawings, Grass creates his final, major work of art.
Kalevala is the poetic name for Finland: `the land of heroes'. Ambition, lust, romance, birth and death can all be found within its pages, as well as the sampo, a mysterious talisman that brings great happiness to its possessor and over which great battles will be fought.
Written between 1942 and 1947, when Hamish Henderson was serving in the North African desert during the Second World War, this title contains elegies that pay tribute to the men who fought with and against him, their lives portrayed with great sympathy and compassion, while the desert itself becomes the unforgiving enemy.
The poems collected in this volume are expressions of a spirit of self-indulgence, eroticism and moral rebelliousness that emerged in the late Victorian age. They deal with eternal themes of transition, artifice and the ravages of time. It presents the works of writers as Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, Rosamund Marriott Watson, and W B Yeats.
John Donne's poetry is marked by a scientific colloquial directness and a complex, even tortured, intelligence. It falls into two classes. There is the early ironic and erotic poetry that contains some of the finest English love poetry and also his later, religious poetry.
This poetry anthology contains poems in different settings and languages which find in their history and in the present, meanings which are political and civic. Love is never far away. Quinn's work is European in orientation and Dublin, Prague and Berlin are some examples of the poems' locations.
The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 showcases a selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2017's prestigious Forward Prizes for Poetry.
This novel, in verse, looks at two families (one English, one Russian), which acts as a kind of history of the 20th century. One family are the Pasternaks, a family of writers, printers and musicians; the other are the Raines, professional boxers, psychotherapists, eccentrically English.
A biography of a remarkable writer, a hero of the 1930s, a panoramic portrait of a troubled century. Seven years after Spender's death, John Sutherland offers the first authorized life of this brilliant, but famously enigmatic, man.
Running from the sixth century to the end of the 20th, this collection presents the currents of Scottish poetry in a clear yet nuanced way. Burns, Stevenson and McDiarmid form part of the book's core design, while 20th century poets include Douglas Dunn, Liz Lochead and Don Paterson.
"Americana" brings together 58 poems, split into four sections: America, its cities and aeroplanes; the poet's life, his childhood, birthdays and ailments; foreign travel, to Europe and the tropics; and daily life, its furniture and consolations.