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Greenfield Hill - a Poem in Seven Parts. the Prospect. the Flourishing Village. the Burning of Fairfield. the Destruction of... Greenfield Hill - a Poem in Seven Parts. the Prospect. the Flourishing Village. the Burning of Fairfield. the Destruction of the Pequods. the Clergyman's Advice to the Villagers. the Farmer's Advice to the Villagers. the Vision, or Prospect of the Future H (Paperback)
Timothy Dwight
R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Bird and the Bell - With Other Poems (Paperback): Christopher Pearse Cranch The Bird and the Bell - With Other Poems (Paperback)
Christopher Pearse Cranch
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
With Trumpet and Drum (Paperback): Eugene Field With Trumpet and Drum (Paperback)
Eugene Field
R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Modern American Poetry (Paperback): Louis Untermeyer Modern American Poetry (Paperback)
Louis Untermeyer
R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporains (Paperback): Leigh Hunt Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporains (Paperback)
Leigh Hunt
R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
War Poetry of the South (Paperback): William Gilmore Simms War Poetry of the South (Paperback)
William Gilmore Simms
R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Child of the Islands (Paperback): Caroline Sheridan Norton The Child of the Islands (Paperback)
Caroline Sheridan Norton
R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
My Saviour, or Devotional Meditations - in Prose and Verse, on the Names and Titles of the Lord Jesus Christ (Paperback): John... My Saviour, or Devotional Meditations - in Prose and Verse, on the Names and Titles of the Lord Jesus Christ (Paperback)
John East
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Afstande (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Lucas Malan Afstande (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Lucas Malan
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Ships in 4 - 8 working days
Landelik (Afrikaans, Paperback): Martjie Bosman Landelik (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Martjie Bosman
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Martjie Bosman se debuutbundel, wat in 2003 met die Ingrid Jonkerprys vir poesie bekroon is. Die verse in hierdie versameling getuig van sterk beheer oor verstegniek, sober eenvoud en uitgebreide kennis van die breer literatuurlandskap. Dit spreek ook van intense meelewing met die geskiedenis en die natuur.

Poet of Revolution - The Making of John Milton (Hardcover): Nicholas McDowell Poet of Revolution - The Making of John Milton (Hardcover)
Nicholas McDowell
R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A groundbreaking biography of Milton's formative years that provides a new account of the poet's political radicalization John Milton (1608-1674) has a unique claim on literary and intellectual history as the author of both Paradise Lost, the greatest narrative poem in English, and prose defences of the execution of Charles I that influenced the French and American revolutions. Tracing Milton's literary, intellectual, and political development with unprecedented depth and understanding, Poet of Revolution is an unmatched biographical account of the formation of the mind that would go on to create Paradise Lost-but would first justify the killing of a king. Biographers of Milton have always struggled to explain how the young poet became a notorious defender of regicide and other radical ideas such as freedom of the press, religious toleration, and republicanism. In this groundbreaking intellectual biography of Milton's formative years, Nicholas McDowell draws on recent archival discoveries to reconcile at last the poet and polemicist. He charts Milton's development from his earliest days as a London schoolboy, through his university life and travels in Italy, to his emergence as a public writer during the English Civil War. At the same time, McDowell presents fresh, richly contextual readings of Milton's best-known works from this period, including the "Nativity Ode," "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso," Comus, and "Lycidas." Challenging biographers who claim that Milton was always a secret radical, Poet of Revolution shows how the events that provoked civil war in England combined with Milton's astonishing programme of self-education to instil the beliefs that would shape not only his political prose but also his later epic masterpiece.

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare (Hardcover): William Shakespeare All the Sonnets of Shakespeare (Hardcover)
William Shakespeare; Edited by Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells
R357 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R92 (26%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

How can we look afresh at Shakespeare as a writer of sonnets? What new light might they shed on his career, personality, and sexuality? Shakespeare wrote sonnets for at least thirty years, not only for himself, for professional reasons, and for those he loved, but also in his plays, as prologues, as epilogues, and as part of their poetic texture. This ground-breaking book assembles all of Shakespeare's sonnets in their probable order of composition. An inspiring introduction debunks long-established biographical myths about Shakespeare's sonnets and proposes new insights about how and why he wrote them. Explanatory notes and modern English paraphrases of every poem and dramatic extract illuminate the meaning of these sometimes challenging but always deeply rewarding witnesses to Shakespeare's inner life and professional expertise. Beautifully printed and elegantly presented, this volume will be treasured by students, scholars, and every Shakespeare enthusiast.

The Life of the Author: John Milton (Paperback): Richard Bradford The Life of the Author: John Milton (Paperback)
Richard Bradford
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR An expansive biography of John Milton, including an assessment of his poetry and prose and an account of the ways in which he has been presented over the past three and a half centuries--written by a leading scholar in the field It is hard to overstate the role that John Milton played in the historical, political and literary controversies of seventeenth century England; his writings and very life challenged the status quo. Living through one of the most tumultuous periods in British history, Milton was involved at every turn. Struggling to reconcile his private beliefs with his involvement with a radical political experiment, a republic which involved the killing of the monarch, his star rose and fell several times during his life. Married three times, struck blind at a cruelly early age, he was a famed pamphleteer and political activist whose revolutionary political credos placed him in mortal danger after the Restoration. Milton's varied life makes for fascinating reading but it also produced some of the most important poetry in the English language. Paradise Lost, the only poem in English recognized as an epic, challenged conventional thinking on widespread topics from religion and gender equality to the fundamental question of why we behave as we do. This fascinating new biography is divided into two parts. The first separates the man from the myth, and elucidates the complicated details of Milton's life from his early years as a literary artist uncertain of his destiny, through his work as a propagandist for the Cromwellian republic, to his rewriting of the Old Testament story of the Fall as a poetic allegory of more recent history. The second looks at how biographers and critics from the seventeenth century to the present day have distorted and manipulated the personality of Milton to suit their biases. Balancing accessibility with academic rigor, this volume: Examines the significant aspects of Milton's life and work, including his poetry and prose, his government writings, his travels, and his final years Explores Milton's Protestant and republican influences in Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and his other literary works Highlights the differences and similarities between Milton's poetry and political prose Follows the history of biographical and critical presentations of Milton from the seventeenth century onwards, including his adoption as a hero of Romanticism and his survival in the twentieth century as, allegedly, a sceptical humanist Addresses modern critiques of Milton in Marxism, Feminism, and other branches of Theory The Life of the Author: John Milton. Poet and Revolutionary is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students, university lecturers, and academic researchers in relevant fields, particularly seventeenth century poetry and history, as well as literary biography and the history of criticism.

The Iliad (Paperback): Homer The Iliad (Paperback)
Homer 1
R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640 Save R16 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Clanless, lawless, homeless is he who is in love with civil war, that brutal ferocious thing.' The epic poem The Iliad begins nine years after the beginning of the Trojan War and describes the great warrior Achilles and the battles and events that take place as he quarrels with the King Agamemnon. Attributed to Homer, The Iliad, along with The Odyssey, is still revered today as the oldest and finest example of Western Literature.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Rendered Into English Quatrains (Classic Reprint) (Paperback): Omar Khayyam Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Rendered Into English Quatrains (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)
Omar Khayyam
R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
On Seamus Heaney (Hardcover): Roy Foster On Seamus Heaney (Hardcover)
Roy Foster
R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A vivid and original account of one of Ireland's greatest poets by an acclaimed Irish historian and literary biographer The most important Irish poet of the postwar era, Seamus Heaney rose to prominence as his native Northern Ireland descended into sectarian violence. A national figure at a time when nationality was deeply contested, Heaney also won international acclaim, culminating in the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. In On Seamus Heaney, leading Irish historian and literary critic R. F. Foster gives an incisive and eloquent account of the poet and his work against the background of a changing Ireland. Drawing on unpublished drafts and correspondence, Foster provides illuminating and personal interpretations of Heaney's work. Though a deeply charismatic figure, Heaney refused to don the mantle of public spokesperson, and Foster identifies a deliberate evasiveness and creative ambiguity in his poetry. In this, and in Heaney's evocation of a disappearing rural Ireland haunted by political violence, Foster finds parallels with the other towering figure of Irish poetry, W. B. Yeats. Foster also discusses Heaney's cosmopolitanism, his support for dissident poets abroad, and his increasing focus in his later work on death and spiritual transcendence. Above all, Foster examines how Heaney created an extraordinary connection with an exceptionally wide readership, giving him an authority and power unique among contemporary writers. Combining a vivid account of Heaney's life and a compelling reading of his entire oeuvre, On Seamus Heaney extends our understanding of the man as it enriches our appreciation of his poetry.

Metaphysical Poets: York Notes Advanced - everything you need to catch up, study and prepare for 2021 assessments and 2022... Metaphysical Poets: York Notes Advanced - everything you need to catch up, study and prepare for 2021 assessments and 2022 exams (Paperback)
Pamela King
R210 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R35 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, 'York Notes Advanced' introduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

En Kyk Na Die Omowit Engele Op Die Rolbalbaan (Afrikaans, Paperback): Wessel Pretorius En Kyk Na Die Omowit Engele Op Die Rolbalbaan (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Wessel Pretorius
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Ships in 4 - 8 working days
Discovering Medieval Song - Latin Poetry and Music in the Conductus (Paperback): Mark Everist Discovering Medieval Song - Latin Poetry and Music in the Conductus (Paperback)
Mark Everist
R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Conductus repertory is the body of monophonic and polyphonic non-liturgical Latin song that dominated European culture from the middle of the twelfth century to the beginning of the fourteenth. In this book, Mark Everist demonstrates how the poetry and music interact, explores how musical structures are created, and discusses the geographical and temporal reach of the genre, including its significance for performance today. The volume studies what medieval society thought of the Conductus, its function in medieval society - whether paraliturgical or in other contexts - and how it fitted into patristic and secular Latin cultures. The Conductus emerges as a genre of great poetic and musical sophistication that brought the skills of poets and musicians into alignment. This book provides an all-encompassing view of an important but unexplored repertory of medieval music, engaging with both poetry and music even-handedly to present new and up-to-date perspectives on the genre.

The Man of the Crowd - Edgar Allan Poe and the City (Hardcover): Michelle Van Parys The Man of the Crowd - Edgar Allan Poe and the City (Hardcover)
Michelle Van Parys; Scott Peeples
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How four American cities shaped Poe's life and writings Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) changed residences about once a year throughout his life. Driven by a desire for literary success and the pressures of supporting his family, Poe sought work in American magazines, living in the cities that produced them. Scott Peeples chronicles Poe's rootless life in the cities, neighborhoods, and rooms where he lived and worked, exploring how each new place left its enduring mark on the writer and his craft. Poe wrote short stories, poems, journalism, and editorials with urban readers in mind. He witnessed urban slavery up close, living and working within a few blocks of slave jails and auction houses in Richmond and among enslaved workers in Baltimore. In Philadelphia, he saw an expanding city struggling to contain its own violent propensities. At a time when suburbs were just beginning to offer an alternative to crowded city dwellings, he tried living cheaply on the then-rural Upper West Side of Manhattan, and later in what is now the Bronx. Poe's urban mysteries and claustrophobic tales of troubled minds and abused bodies reflect his experiences living among the soldiers, slaves, and immigrants of the American city. Featuring evocative photographs by Michelle Van Parys, The Man of the Crowd challenges the popular conception of Poe as an isolated artist living in a world of his own imagination, detached from his physical surroundings. The Poe who emerges here is a man whose outlook and career were shaped by the cities where he lived, longing for a stable home.

The Life and Letters of John Donne, Dean of St. Paul's... Volume 1 (Paperback): Edmund Gosse The Life and Letters of John Donne, Dean of St. Paul's... Volume 1 (Paperback)
Edmund Gosse
R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Shakespeare and Lost Plays - Reimagining Drama in Early Modern England (Hardcover): David McInnis Shakespeare and Lost Plays - Reimagining Drama in Early Modern England (Hardcover)
David McInnis
R854 R806 Discovery Miles 8 060 Save R48 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Shakespeare and Lost Plays returns Shakespeare's dramatic work to its most immediate and (arguably) pivotal context; by situating it alongside the hundreds of plays known to Shakespeare's original audiences, but lost to us. David McInnis reassesses the value of lost plays in relation to both the companies that originally performed them, and to contemporary scholars of early modern drama. This innovative study revisits key moments in Shakespeare's career and the development of his company and, by prioritising the immense volume of information we now possess about lost plays, provides a richer, more accurate picture of dramatic activity than has hitherto been possible. By considering a variety of ways to grapple with the problem of lost, imperceptible, or ignored texts, this volume presents a methodology for working with lacunae in archival evidence and the distorting effect of Shakespeare-centric narratives, thus reinterpreting our perception of the field of early modern drama.

The Poetics of Aristotle (Paperback): Aristotle The Poetics of Aristotle (Paperback)
Aristotle
R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Lyric (Paperback): John Drinkwater The Lyric (Paperback)
John Drinkwater
R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Smoke and Steel - And Slabs of the Sunburnt West (Paperback): Carl Sandburg Smoke and Steel - And Slabs of the Sunburnt West (Paperback)
Carl Sandburg
R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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