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The Alexandra of Lykophron

£8.99

Lykophron, Simon Hornblower

9780198863342
Paperback
April 2022

Oxford World's Classics

The Alexandra, attributed to Lykophron is a minor poetic masterpiece. At 1474 lines, it is one of the most important and notoriously difficult Greek poems dating from the Hellenistic period.

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Elizabeth Bishop: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jonathan F. S. Post

9780198851417
Paperback
March 2022

Very Short Introductions

Elizabeth Bishop has been described as the 'best-loved' poet in English of the second half of the twentieth century. This book explores the published poems at the core of her remarkable canon of verse, along with her letters and other writings, and draws out key themes of the environment, balance, and ideas of love and loss.

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Elegies of Chu

£12.99

Nicholas Williams

9780198818311
Paperback
February 2022

Oxford World's Classics

This anthology, Elegies of Chu, will provide readers with an understanding of Chinese literature, examining its evolution from free-spirited, mythico-religious songs to the more formal, polished style of the Han court.

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Milton's Poetical Thought: The Literary Agenda

£15.99

Maggie Kilgour

9780198808824
Paperback
August 2021

The Literary Agenda

At a time when literature is thought to have limited value in a world dominated by scientific thinking, this volume offers close readings of John Milton's major works to argue that poetry is a vital means of knowing the world and answering the most fundamental questions.

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Dante's New Life of the Book: A Philology of World Literature

£18.99

Martin Eisner

9780198869641
Paperback
March 2021

Oxford Textual Perspectives

Dante's New Life of the Book examines Dante's Vita nuova through its transformations in manuscripts, printed books, translations, and adaptations. Eisner investigates how these different material manifestations participate in the work, drawing attention to its distinctive elements.

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Ovid: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Llewelyn Morgan

9780198837688
Paperback
September 2020

Very Short Introductions

Ovid, wittiest of ancient poets, has been an influential model for writers and artists throughout the ages. Llewelyn Morgan introduces the poet and his works, describing each of his poems in turn, setting them in their social and literary context, and considering the twist of events that led to the exile of Rome's most celebrated artist.

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John Keats: Selected Writings

£14.99

John Barnard

9780198859154
Paperback
February 2020

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of John Keats (1795-1821). This edition presents Keats's texts in chronological order, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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Samuel Johnson: Selected Writings

£19.99

David Womersley

9780198859246
Paperback
February 2020

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). This edition presents Johnson's texts in chronological order, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

£25.49

Harris Feinsod

9780190080990
Paperback
January 2020

Modernist Literature and Culture

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Poetry: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Bernard O'Donoghue

9780199229116
Paperback
September 2019

Very Short Introductions

In this <i>Very Short Introduction</i> Bernard O'Donoghue explores the many different forms of writing which have been called 'poetry', from the Greeks to the present day. He considers the varying status and uses of poetry, and engages with contemporary debates as to what value poetry holds today.

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Geoffrey Chaucer: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

David Wallace

9780198767718
Paperback
August 2019

Very Short Introductions

Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, explores the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature.

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John Donne: Selected Writings

£15.99

Janel Mueller

9780198797647
Paperback
February 2018

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of John Donne (1572-1631). The edition presents Donne's texts in chronological order, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Writings

£15.99

Josie Billington, Philip Davis

9780198797630
Paperback
February 2018

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861). The edition presents Barrett Browning's most celebrated works alongside lesser-known texts, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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Robert Browning: Selected Writings

£15.99

Richard Cronin, Dorothy McMillan

9780198797623
Paperback
February 2018

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Robert Browning (1812-1889). The edition includes the very first poem he published to works written at the end of his life, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jonathan F. S. Post

9780198717577
Paperback
September 2017

Very Short Introductions

Jonathan Post introduces all of Shakespeare's poetry, including the sonnets and his great narrative poems, and explores themes of love and lust in these works. He also considers the debates surrounding their disputed authorship, and the impact these poems had, from contemporary readers right up to today.

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Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Introduction

£10.99

David Wallace

9780198805069
Hardback
August 2017

Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature.

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Goethe: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Ritchie Robertson

9780199689255
Paperback
January 2016

Very Short Introductions

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived to the age of 82 and wrote prodigiously in every genre: drama, poetry, fiction, autobiography, travel narrative, translation from French and Italian, and critical essays on art and literature, besides copious letters and diaries. Ritchie Robertson draws out key themes of his work and explains its lasting importance.

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Selected Poems: with parallel French text

£9.99

Guillaume Apollinaire, Martin Sorrell

9780199687596
Paperback
November 2015

Oxford World's Classics

Apollinaire is the most significant French poet of early modernism and the only great First World War poet from France. He coined the word 'surrealism' and was at the forefront of literary and artistic experimentalism. This new selection covers the full range of his career in facing-page translations, with some pictorial calligrams.

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Stories and Poems

£12.99

Rudyard Kipling, Daniel Karlin

9780198723431
Paperback
October 2015

Oxford World's Classics

First published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series, this comprehensive selection of Kipling's stories and poems covers the full range of his career. It displays Kipling's comic mastery as well as his bleak insights into human behaviour, from the days of British India to the aftermath of the First World War. With Introduction and full notes.

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Dante: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Peter Hainsworth, David Robey

9780199684779
Paperback
February 2015

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction examines all the major aspects of Dante's work, emphasizing the features that have made him such an important point of reference for modern writers and their readers. Exploring and explaining The Divine Comedy, they also discuss his life and poetry as well as issues of truth, humanity, politics, and religion.

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