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Twenty-two volumes of poetry by famous authors for the Month of Poetry
The month of April is the National Month of Poetry." In commemoration of the ceremony, we have gathered some great poetry volumes from our favourite authors, from Charles Dickens to Stephen King, Sylvia Plathto J.R.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien's own Hobbit-inspired poetry, edited and extended by Narnia performer Pauline Baynes, contains previously unreleased poetry and memoirs and is wonderfully illuminated.
In The Lord of the Rings, one of the most fascinating figures, the entertaining and puzzling Tom Bombadil, also emerges in verse composed by Hobbits and stored in the "Red Book" with tales of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and their family. Adventures of Tom Bombadil gathers these and other verse, mainly dealing with myths and jokes about the Shire at the end of the Third Age.
Margaret Atwood's first poetry collection since morning in the burnt house, The Door, is a great work. The 50 clear, compelling works of poetry reach from lyrical to ironical, from mediatic to prophesied and from private to politic in the widest possible meaning. You examine the mystical writings of poetry itself, but also the course of history and our common feeling of death.
Featuring the years 2000 to 2005 by the famous authors of Always Coming Home and The Language of the Night, these hot, humorous and evocative verses show Le Guins many aspects as a novelist. Herman Melville is best known for his novel Moby-Dick, but in his later years he turned to the beautiful world of poetry.
He spent 20 years on a unique undertaking - a four-part, 150-part Canto verse about a traveller in the Holy Land. Clarel is wealthy in symbolicism and discusses themes such as belief, humanness, love and salvation on his own journey there. Sylvia Plaths' Pulitzer Prize-winning Collected Poems, published and with an introductory by Ted Hughes.
Although we know Vladimir Nabokov as a writer of brilliance, his first passion was poetry. A groundbreaking compilation that combines the best of his verses, many of which have never before been published in English. This poetry covers the entire Nabokov careers, from the recently rediscovered "Music" of 1914 to the brief, frisky "To Véra" of 1974.
These include verses such as "Lilith", an early work that deals with the subject of taboos, which was taken up again almost 40 years later in Lolita, and "An Evening of Russian Poetry", a work in which Nabokov moves his speech of Russian to schoolgirls.
Topics span from the Russian Revolution to the fridge, from moon rooms to Butterflies, Figure-skating, Liebe, Lust, Exil, Solitude, Language and Poesie themselves to the brilliant paintings of his brilliant artist, and the writer quickly swirls with a mask that is delicate, demoniac, sincere, self-parody, shadowy, visionsary and brilliant intimate.
Now, the loveliness and soul of these words continue to exist in this new and comprehensive poetry book that mirrors and honours the noteworthy lives of the novelist. Some of these verses have been published in the English Review, The Nation and the Westminster Gazette. D. H. Lawrence, Autor von The White Peacock und The Trespasser.
Poetry was part of Edith Wharton's literary work from beginning to end. The poetry was important to Wharton, wrote the publisher Louis Auchincloss, because it allowed her to convey the deep emotion of her character, which she kept under such strict scrutiny, not only in her own lifetime, but also in the orderly sequence of her work.
Later her poetry also dealt with the publics passion of the war time, as she dealt with the distress of the Allies in France. Most of Wharton's significant poetry is collected in this book, which includes many previously unreleased or unreleased works. The celebrated writer of Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson, narrates the touching tale of her early life in fascinating verses.
She tells in lively poetry what it was like to live as an Afro-American in the sixties and seventies, with the remains of Jim Crow and her increasing consciousness for the civil rights struggle. Woodson's poetry is highly evocative and mirrors the pleasure of hearing her voices by composing tales even though she had to struggle with books as a kid.
It was her passion for storytelling that encouraged her and kept her company, making the first sparkles of the talented woman novelist she was to become. Re-packaged version of the poems of the venerated poet - a gathering that illustrates and commemorates his broad range of wisdom, his far-reaching intellectual and terrestrial interests, and his endless quest for God and understanding of the secrets of the universe.
Famous for his literary works and philosophy non-fiction, C. S. Lewis - the great English novelist, scientist, lay theoretician, radio station, Catholic apologetic, and best-selling pure Christendom novelist, Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other popular classic - was also an experienced literary adept. Lewis' poems delve deeply into a variety of themes - from God and Mother Nature to Charity and Unmorns - and reveal his vast fantasy and wondrousness.
This is Erica Jong's first ever poetry novel in more than a century. Famous and loved for the flight anxiety and her many other works on literature, poetry and literature, Jong explains the everlasting, universally accepted theme of all: charity. She paints with bright images and intensive metaphoric insight living images of affection and all that goes with it - the highs of joy, the lows of grief - covering every centimeter of the range with her living and enlightening words.
Ideal for weddings shower, Valentine's Day enthusiasts and enthusiasts of all age groups, Jong's distinctive, groundbreaking styling and remarkably capable of bridging the gaps between poetry and literature, it makes Hear Comes First an immediate hit. Thus Alice Walker in this new volume of poetry, wrote in the course of a year in answer to happiness and grief, both personally and globally: the deaths of the beloved, warmth, the delicacies of charity, destruction of the environment, the grief of denial, lust, poverty as well as the sweeteness of the homeland.
Poetic poetry embraces our associations and celebrates the pleasure of the individual, the strength we all have in expressing our true, profound self. This is how John Updike wrote when he presented his collected verse. Updike' s first lyrics here date back to 1953, when he was 21 years old, and his last lyrics were composed after he had turned 60.
Ordered in chronic order, the verses form, as he says, "the back side of the string of the fading wall carpet of my Iife. A rich collection of memos on the back of the volume reviews some of the concealed strings and expands a number of subtleties. Natural - affectionately complicated, recklessly impenetrable - is a permanent and equivocal present in these verses, along with the kind of observational socialism one would want from a writer.
But even the funniest of the verses are grounded in fact and practice. "The " Seven Odes to Seven Natural Processes " try to explain the bodily realm with an immediacy rare in poetry. A number of longer lyrics - "leaving the church early", "centre" - use the biography to announce the fundamental alienation of being.
Your 7th and most extensive one. The first of two parts of the book moves the poetry from amusing elegance to eroticism, from classic to comical. In the second section there is a set of 15 verses for a calendars rather conceived on the basis of royal rather than solitary division. Muriel Spark works in the 73 verses he collects here in open form, as well as villanellas, roundabouts, ampigrams and even the test of strength of a 21-page ball.
And she also shows herself to be a champion of memorable poetry. As Publishers Weekly noted, the "power and control" of her poetry "is almost frightening. "Dame Muriel, with the vigour and humour characteristic of all her works, has never ceased to write poetry that appears often in The New Yorker. Like all her work, the poetry shows that Spark is "amazingly gifted and truly inimitable" (The San Francisco Chronicle).
Such an astonishingly abundant palette indicates that Raymond Carver was not only America's best shortfilm author, but also one of his most generous and impressive writers. Just like Carver's Tales, the more than 300 verses in All of Us are characterized by a sharp awareness of the realm; an eerie capacity to press huge emotions into discrete moment; a vote of conversation sensitivity and tireless like-mindedness.
Collects all the poetry from Carver's five earlier works, from Fire to the posthumous No Heroics, Please. There are also bibliographic and written annotations on each poem, a chronicle of Carver's oeuvre and work, and a touching introductory essay by Carver's Witwe, the poetess Tess Gallagher.
Humorous yet terrifying, improvisatory yet profoundly stillstilled, unswervingly brutal yet affectionate and elegant, Michael Ondaatje's groundbreaking The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a mirror finished and self-confident lense that focuses on the time of one of the most mythological antiheroes of the American West. Superimposed with photographs, illustration and clip art, this groundbreaking compilation of poetry and poetry amazed Canada and the rest of the globe when it was first released in 1969.
Ondaatjes Billy the Kid (alias William H. Bonney / Henry McCarty / Henry Antrim) is not the stereotypical Dimmestore comic-strip weapon hero who was later spoofed on the pages of this work. Even a network of discrepancies, Ondaatjes Garrett is "a healthy murderer of healthy murderers of healthy murderers of healthy murderers of healthy murderers of healthy murderers of healthy murderers of healthy murderers of healthy murderers" (p. 29), who learned himself a speech he will never use and practiced himself to be intoxicated.