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Poetry

Poetry

Multifaceted and rewarding to study, support your reading of poetry and its different interpretations, leading to greater understanding and enjoyment of the texts.

Poetry

2005 | Poetry | Book

John Keats

This book offers an exciting reassessment of Keats with particular emphasis on gender identity and sexuality. Traditionally, Keats has been more readily associated with the 'feminine' than any other canonical male English poet. This feminization …

Author:
John Whale

2016 | Poetry | Book

American Poetry since 1945

This book features a collection of essays on some of the key poets of post-war America, written by leading scholars in the field. All the essays have been newly commissioned to take account of the diverse movements in American poetry since 1945 …

Author:
Eleanor Spencer

2006 | Poetry | Book

Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

An Introduction

Sarah Broom provides an engaging, challenging and lively introduction to contemporary British and Irish poetry. The book covers work by poets from a wide range of ethnic and regional backgrounds and covers a broad range of poetic styles, including …

Author:
Sarah Broom

2013 | Poetry | Book

Thomas Hardy: The Poems

Gillian Steinberg offers an approachable introduction to the poems of one of the most prolific and influential English writers, through an examination of wide-ranging selections from his work.

Part I of this invaluable study:
• provides clear and …

Author:
Gillian Steinberg

2015 | Poetry | Book

Ted Hughes

This innovative casebook introduces readers to wide-ranging critical dialogue about the work of Ted Hughes, one of the most popular and influential British poets of the twentieth century. In twelve new essays, international authorities on Hughes …

Editor:
Terry Gifford

2010 | Poetry | Book

Poetry

The Ultimate Guide

Richard Bradford's new introduction to poetry begins with and answers the slippery question, 'what is poetry?'. The book provides a compact history of English poetry from the 16th century to the present day and surveys the major critical and …

Author:
Richard Bradford

2016 | Poetry | Book

The Poetry of Robert Browning

Robert Browning's pre-eminent status amongst Victorian poets has endured despite the recent broadening of the literary canon. He is the main practitioner of the period's most important poetic genre, the dramatic monologue, while his engagement …

Author:
Britta Martens

2014 | Poetry | Book

The Poetry of Ted Hughes

This Reader's Guide charts the reception history of Ted Hughes' poetry from his first to last published collection, culminating in posthumous tributes and assessments of his lifetime achievement. Sandie Byrne explores the criticism relating to key …

Author:
Sandie Byrne

2013 | Poetry | Book

William Blake

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794) is William Blake's best-known work, containing such familiar poems as 'London', 'Sick Rose' and 'The Tyger'. Evolving over the author's lifetime, the collection was printed by Blake himself on his own …

Authors:
Sarah Haggarty, Jon Mee
Editor:
Nicolas Tredell

2012 | Poetry | Book

William Blake: The Poems

William Blake was ignored in his own time. Now, however, his Songs of Innocence and Experience and 'prophetic books' are widely admired and studied.

The second edition of this successful introductory text:
• leads the reader into the Songs and …

Author:
Nicholas Marsh

2012 | Poetry | Book

Living Poetry

Reading Poems from Shakespeare to Don Paterson

Living Poetry demonstrates that poems are vital expressions of how we live, feel and think. Lucidly written and jargon free, it introduces a range of poems from the Elizabethan age to the present day, presenting practical models of close reading …

Author:
William Hutchings

2009 | Poetry | Book

William Wordsworth

The Prelude

The Prelude is now seen as a central text in the Wordsworth corpus. This Guide identifies and gathers significant critical perspectives, interpretations and debates connected with the poem, contextualising and explaining criticism from the …

Authors:
Tim Milnes, Nicolas Tredell

2005 | Poetry | Book

Sylvia Plath

An Introduction to the Poetry

Sylvia Plath is one of the best-known and most widely-studied writers of the twentieth century. Since her death in 1963, critics have presented different images of Plath: the 'suicidal' poet, the frustrated wife and mother, the feminist precursor.

Author:
Susan Bassnett

2004 | Poetry | Book

Wordsworth and Coleridge

Lyrical Ballads

Written in an age of revolutions, Lyrical Ballads represents a radical new way of thinking - not only about literature but also about our fundamental perceptions of the world. The poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge continues to be among the most …

Author:
John Blades

2006 | Poetry | Book

Studying Poetry

This engaging introduction to poetry covers the entire tradition of poetry in English, providing close readings of interesting and varied texts. In this updated second edition, coverage has been expanded to cover medieval poetry and to give more weight to literary theory …

Author:
Barry Spurr

2005 | Poetry | Book

Twentieth-Century War Poetry

Poets have written about wars throughout the twentieth century - questioning, protesting and, sometimes, celebrating the nature and purpose of conflict. Attracting an enthusiastic popular readership, war poetry has often been seen as a way of …

Editors:
Philippa Lyon, Nicolas Tredell

2004 | Poetry | Book

The Poetry of Walt Whitman

Nick Selby assembles some of the most important critical writings about Walt Whitman in order to demonstrate how critical debate about him has reflected changing perceptions of America itself. Beginning with essays by Emerson and Whitman, and …

Author:
Nick Selby

2002 | Poetry | Book

John Keats: The Poem

This comprehensive guide to the poetry and letters of John Keats offers a highly readable and detailed textual analysis of the themes and techniques of his work. Blades assesses all the major writing - including the narratives and the great odes - …

Author:
John Blades

1999 | Poetry | Book

An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English

This critical survey of modern poetry from Thomas Hardy to Seamus Heaney considers both the self-consciously revolutionary innovations of Modernism and more traditional developments, taking fully into account the extent to which 'English' can no …

Author:
R. P. Draper

1999 | Poetry | Book

John Donne: The Poems

John Donne's poems are some of the most challenging and stimulating in the English literary heritage. This book looks at the entire range of his poetic output, from the erotic to the divine, from satires to sonnets. Through detailed analysis of a …

Author:
Joe Nutt