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Zong! (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

In November, 1781, the captain of the slave ship Zong ordered that some 150 Africans be murdered by drowning so that the ship’s owners could collect insurance monies. Relying entirely on the words of the legal decision Gregson v. Gilbert—the only extant public document related to the massacre of these African slaves—Zong! tells the story that cannot be told yet must be told. Equal parts song, moan, shout, oath, ululation, curse, and ...

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Ovid, Amores (Book 1)

From Catullus to Horace, the tradition of Latin erotic poetry produced works of literature which are still read throughout the world. Ovid's Amores, written in the first century BC, is arguably the best-known and most popular collection in this tradition. Born in 43 BC, Ovid was educated in Rome in preparation for a career in public services before finding his calling as a poet. He may have begun writing his Amores as early as 25 BC....

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The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and Publishing

Two prolific and award-winning science fiction writers, Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg, have been publishing a "Dialogue" in every issue of the SFWA Bulletin, official publication of the Science Fiction Writers of America, for more than a decade. These collected columns explore every aspect of the literary genre, from writing to marketing to publishing, combining wit and insight with decades of experience in 25 topics.

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The Romantic Poetry Handbook

An absorbing survey of poetry written in one of the most revolutionary eras in the history of British literature This comprehensive survey of British Romantic poetry explores the work of six poets whose names are most closely associated with the Romantic era—Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Keats, Byron, and Shelley—as well as works by other significant but less widely studied poets such as Leigh Hunt, Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans, a...

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Allan Tate: Blooms Major Poets

- User's guide - Editor's note and introduction by Harold Bloom - A comprehensive biography of the poet - Detailed thematic analysis of each poem - Extracts from major critical essays that discuss important aspects of each poem - A complete bibliography of the writer's poetic works - A list of critical works about the poet and his or her works - An index of themes and ideas in the author's work

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Tropical Depressions (Iowa Poetry Prize)

Robert Frost's ovenbird question was, "What to make of a diminished thing?" This new volume of poetry by Elton Glaser answers that question on a personal level, by broadening the sense of loss and exile until it envelops our common concerns of the twentieth century: the loss of love, faith, civility—all the old verities diminished and distorted. While the first two sections of the book raise exuberant laments for the domestic, artist...

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The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830-1870

The Poet's Mind is a major study of how Victorian poets thought and wrote about the human mind. It argues that Victorian poets, inheriting from their Romantic forerunners the belief that subjective thoughts and feelings were the most important materials for poetry, used their writing both to give expression to mental processes and to scrutinise and analyse those processes. In this volume Gregory Tate considers why and how psychologic...

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Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry: The Sena Salon of Bengal and Beyond

At the turn of the twelfth-century into the thirteenth, at the court of King Laksmanasena of Bengal, Sanskrit poetry showed profound and sudden changes: a new social scope made its definitive entrance into high literature.  Courtly and pastoral, rural and urban, cosmopolitan and vernacular confronted each other in a commingling of high and low styles. A literary salon in what is now Bangladesh, at the eastern extreme of the nexus of ...

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The Kindness Colder Than the Elements (Mingling Voices)

With wit and cunning, Noble’s poems insinuate themselves into the mediations of “we use language” / “language uses us,” into the objectification of “mind,” into the struggles and cracking of systems. Cuing on Hegel’s epochal revitalization of the syllogism, they begin with sentences-cum-arguments that issue from an everyman’s intentions and insights, playing into and baiting the “sociality of reason.” In the cut-up sentences then com...