Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the leading English Romantics and is critically regarded among the finest lyric poets in the English language. His major works include the long visionary poems ´´Prometheus Unbound´´ and ´´Adonais,´´ an elegy on the death of John Keats. His shorter, classic verses include ´´Ozymandias,´´ ´´To a Skylark,´´ ´´Mont Blanc,´´ and ´´Ode to the West Wind.´´ This comprehensive and informative new edition collects his best poetry and prose, revealing how his writings weave together the political, personal, visionary, and idealistic.
Includes ´´The Portrait of Mr W H´´, Wilde´s defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from ´´Intentions´´ (1891): ´´The Decay of Lying´´, ´´Pen, Pencil, Poison´´, and ´´The Critic as Artist´´. This volume presents Wilde as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent thinker about society and art.
Pros and Cons in PTA and Auxiliary Methods:Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
James Merrill described Elizabeth Bishop´s poems as ´´more wryly radiant, more touching, more unaffectedly intelligent than any written in our lifetime´´ and called her ´´our greatest national treasure.´´ Robert Lowell said, ´´I enjoy her poems more than anybody else´s.´´ Long before a wider public was aware of Bishop´s work, her fellow poets expressed astonished admiration of her formal rigor, fiercely observant eye, emotional intimacy, and sometimes eccentric flights of imagination. Today she is recognized as one of America´s great poets of the twentieth century. This unprecedented collection offers a full-scale presentation of a writer of startling originality, at once passionate and reticent, adventurous and perfectionist. It presents all the poetry that Elizabeth Bishop published in her lifetime, in such classic volumes as North & South, A Cold Spring, Questions of Travel, and Geography III. In addition it contains an extensive selection of unpublished poems and drafts of poems (several not previously collected), as well as all her published poetic translations, ranging from a chorus from Aristophanes´ The Birds to versions of Brazilian sambas. Poems, Prose, and Letters also brings together most of her published prose writings, including stories; reminiscences; travel writing about the places (Nova Scotia, Florida, Brazil) that so profoundly marked her poetry; and literary essays and statements, including a number of pieces published here for the first time. The book is rounded out with a selection of Bishop´s irresistibly engaging and self-revelatory letters. Of the fifty-three letters included here, written between 1933 and 1979, a considerable number are printed for the first time, and all are presented in their entirety. Their recipients include Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, Randall Jarrell, Anne Stevenson, May Swenson, and Carlos Drummond de Andrade. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation´s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America´s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Hazlitt is one of the greatest masters of English prose style. This title demonstrates the variety and richness of his writing. It includes classic pieces of drama and literature criticism, such as his essays on Shakespeare and Coleridge, as well as material from his social and political journalism.
r.h. Sin, bestselling author of the Whiskey, Words & a Shovel series, returns with a collection of poetry and prose meant to remind the wounded that they are, in fact, beautiful in a way society may never comprehend.
Essayist and poet Joseph Brodsky was one of the penetrating voices of the twentieth century. This collection of his diverse essays includes appreciations of great writers: on Dostoevsky and the development of Russian prose, on Auden and Akhmatova, Cavafy, Montale and Mandelstam.
Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words. With lyrical prose and striking verse, beloved poet Nikita Gill (Fierce Fairytales, Wild Embers) uses the history of Ancient Greece and beyond to explore and share the stories of the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors, and destroyers who shook the world. In pieces that burn with empathy and admiration for these women, Gill unearths the power and glory of the very foundations of mythology and culture that have been too-often ignored or pushed aside. Complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Gill´s poetry and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might and love into an empowering collection for the modern woman.