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Renowned as the creator of the detective story and a master of horror, the author of "The Red Mask of Death," "The Black Cat," and "The Murders of the Rue Morgue," Edgar Allan Poe seems to have derived his success from suffering and to have suffered from his…

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In this rich collection of Sanskrit verse, the late Daniel Ingalls provides English readers with a wide variety of poetry from the vast anthology of an eleventh-century Buddhist scholar. Although the style of poetry presented here originated in royal courts,…

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In this compelling account of the "peasants' revolt" of 1381, in which rebels burned hundreds of official archives and attacked other symbols of authority, Steven Justice demonstrates that the rebellion was not an uncontrolled, inarticulate explosion of peasant…

The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries

by Roland Greene

|This title releases November 22, 2016

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The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries --drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics --provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the history and practice of poetry in more than 100 major regional,…

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From critic and poet Craig Raine comes a fresh, bold examination of the meaning of poetry and some of the great poetical works of our time "By poetry we—we the masses—mean something vague, something untrue, something uplifting, something…

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Why are poems important? What do people mean when they use the word prosody? How does a poem read and sound? How does a poem's shape--its form--help to create its meaning? Sound and Form in Modern Poetry provides useful answers to these questions for readers of…

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The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel offers a thematic account of a tradition that produced some of the most influential novels of the Western world. In newly-commissioned essays by prominent scholars, the work of Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy,…

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Using multiple media - from manuscript history to poetic re-writing and audio and visual adaptation - Blank Mount is an innovative critical exploration of a key Romantic text and its resonances for 21st century readers. Examining Shelley's 1816 poem 'Mont…

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This stimulating collection of essays, mostly concerned with subjects taken from Slavic literatures, is at once scholarly and reflective. The volume opens with a true story, "Brognart," which is a confession of the author's remorse based on conflict with French…

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When the complete "Letters of Emily Dickinson appeared in three volumes in 1958, Robert Kirsch welcomed them in the "Los Angeles Times, saying "The missives offer access to the mind and heart of one of America's most intriguing literary personalities." This…

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A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books-books intended to educate or tell stories to young children. Drawing from a number of aesthetic and literary sources, Perry Nodelman explores the…

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Still John Updike's most popular and critically acclaimed novel, Rabbit Run introduced the character of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, one of those middle-class Americans who, in Updike's words, aren't especially beautiful or bright or urban but about whom there is…