Collected Poems

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Author: Patrick Kavanagh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141906790

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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The centenary of Patrick Kavanagh's birth in 2004 provides the ideal opportunity to reappraise one of modern Ireland's greatest poets. From a harsh, humble background that he himself described so brilliantly, Kavanagh burst through immense constraints to redefine Irish poetry - a poetry appropriate for a fully independent country, both politically and culturally. Moving beyond Irish verse's preoccupation with history, national politics and identity, he turned to the land and scenery of his native Inniskeen, portraying the closely-observed minutiae of everyday rural and urban life in an uninhibited, groundbreaking style. Lucid, various, direct and engaging, Kavanagh's poems have a unique place in the canon and a unique accessibility. This major new edition is the culmination of many years of work by Antoinette Quinn in creating authoritative texts for Kavanagh's poetry - from his early works such as 'Inniskeen Road: July Evening' to his masterpiece, the epic 'The Great Hunger', allowing us to see the development of Kavanagh's genius as never before.

Selected Poems

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Author: William Yeats

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141914491

Category: Poetry

Page: 368

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This selection of the works of W B Yeats, includes the final book from the unfairly neglected narrative poem 'The Wanderings of Oisin' and a number of lyrics from Yeats's work as poetic dramatist. It breaks new ground by allowing the reader to engage with a dozen poems in alternative versions; in many other cases it provides significant variants, so that Yeats's struggle to revise his poetry can be experienced with unusual immediacy.

Selected poems

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Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 202

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This book, the fourth in the Oxford Tagore Translations series, brings together new translations of nearly 150 poems by Rabindranath Tagore, many of them translated for the first time. The poems cover the entire span of his life, and illustrate his work in many different poetic genres and forms.

Selected Poems

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Author: Stevie Smith

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916400

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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Stevie Smith was one of the few modern poets to reach a wide general audience. Bizarre, witty, sad, sometimes caustic, her poems impart a zest for life, and reveal her unique eye for the marvels of the ordinary and her deep sensibility to the paradoxical nature of all human emotions.

Selected Poems

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Author: Fernando Pessoa

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196135X

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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The writing of Fernando Pessoa reveals a mind shaken by intense inner suffering. In these poems he adopted four separate personae: Alberto Caeiro, Alvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis and himself, using them to express 'great swarms of thought and feeling'. While each personae has its own poetic identity, together they convey a sense of ambivalence and consolidate a striving for completeness. Dramatic, lyrical, Christian, pagan, old and modern, Pessoa's poets and poetry contribute to the 'mysterious importance of existence'.

The Zoo of the New

A Book of Exceptional Poems from Sappho to Paul Muldoon

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Author: Don Paterson,Nick Laird

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718199618

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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'So open it anywhere, then anywhere, then anywhere again. We're sure it won't be long before you find a poem that brings you smack into the newness and strangeness of the living present, just as it did us' (from the Introduction) In The Zoo of the New, poets Don Paterson and Nick Laird have cast a fresh eye over more than five centuries of verse, from the English language and beyond. Above all, they have sought poetry that retains, in one way or another, a powerful timelessness: words with the thrilling capacity to make the time and place in which they were written, however distant and however foreign they may be, feel utterly here and now in the 21st Century. This book is the condensed result of that search. It stretches as far back as Sappho and as far forward as the recent award-winning work of Denise Riley, taking in poets as varied as Thomas Wyatt, William Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath and Gwendolyn Brooks along the way. Here, the mournful rubs shoulders with the celebratory; the skulduggerous and the foolish with the highfalutin; and tales of love, loss and war with a menagerie of animals and objects, from bee boxes to rubber boots, a suit of armour and a microscope. Teeming with old favourites and surprising discoveries, this lovingly selected compendium is sure to win lifelong readers.

New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001

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Author: Czeslaw Milosz

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780141186412

Category: Poetry

Page: 800

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New and Collected Poems: 1931-2001 celebrates seven decades of Czeslaw Milosz's exceptional career. Widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of our time, Milosz is a master of probing inquiry and graceful expression. His poetry is infused with a tireless spirit and penetrating insight into fundamental human dilemmas and the staggering yet simple truth that "to exist on the earth is beyond any power to name."

Forschungen eines Hundes

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Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3734744784

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

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"Forschungen eines Hundes" ist eine 1922 entstandene, breit angelegte Erzählung mit Fabelcharakter von Franz Kafka, die postum veröffentlicht wurde. Wie der Titel (von Max Brod) aussagt, geht es um die Erkenntnissuche eines Hundes. Diese ist zum Scheitern verurteilt, weil sie grundlegende Fakten, nämlich die Existenz von Menschen, nicht erkennen kann.

The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry

2nd Edition

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Author: Rhian Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441182780

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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Now in its 2nd edition, this guide helps students build the knowledge and tools needed to tackle poetry with confidence.

Wie die Steeple Sinderby Wanderers den Pokal holten

Roman

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Author: J.L. Carr

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189467

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Eine kleine Geschichte über den einen großen Moment im Leben Ein winziges Dorf in den Hochmooren von Yorkshire: Alex Slingsby ist Exfußballprofi, Grundschullehrer in Sinderby – und ein Mann mit Ambitionen. Unterstützt vom Schuldirektor, einem Exilungarn mit Doktor in Philosophie, nimmt er sich des amateurhaften örtlichen Fußballteams an. Die beiden bilden ein unkonventionelles Trainergespann. So wird etwa eine der zentralen Positionen im Team vergeben, frei nach dem Motto: »Ein Torwart muss kein guter Fußballer sein, er muss nur Raumgefühl besitzen«. Zu diesem Torhüter (der überdies noch leidenschaftlich gerne aufräumt) gesellen sich ein leicht depressiver Stürmerstar und der Pfarrer, dessen Schwester eine überzeugte Zeugin Jehovas ist. Und tatsächlich formiert sich aus einem Haufen Außenseiter nach und nach eine Mannschaft. Wie durch ein Wunder schaffen es die einfachen Männer aus Sinderby bis ins Finale des F. A. Cups im Wembleystadion. Aber dieser große Moment ist leider viel zu schnell vorbei ... J. L. Carrs Roman ist viel mehr als ein Buch über Fußball – es ist eine Geschichte vom Erfolg des Underdogs, eine Geschichte voller unvergesslicher Charaktere und mit viel Witz, die doch von einer leisen Melancholie durchwirkt ist. Mit einem Vorwort von Saša Stanišić.

Collected Poems 1947-1997

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Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141394218

Category: Poetry

Page: 1216

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This is the only volume to bring together all of Allen Ginsberg's published verse in its entirety, celebrating half a century of brilliant work from one of America's greatest poets. Presented chronologically, it sets Ginsberg's verse against the story of his extraordinary life: from his most famous landmark works 'Howl' and 'Kaddish' to the poems of White Shroud and Cosmopolitan Greetings, and on to his later writings such as the caustically funny 'Death and Fame', the provocative 'New Democracy Wish List' and the elegiac 'Things I'll Not Do (Nostalgia)'. Ginsberg, as chief figure among the Beats, fomented a social and political revolution, yet his groundbreaking verse also changed the course of American poetry with its freewheeling spontaneity, rawness, honesty and energy. Also containing illustrations by Ginsberg's artist friends, illuminating notes to the poems, original prefaces and photographs, this is the essential record of one of the most influential voices in twentieth century poetry.

The Complete Guide To Baby Naming Ceremonies

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Author: Becky Alexander

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848034601

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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If you would like to celebrate the arrival of a new baby with friends and family, but are looking for an alternative to a traditional christening, this is the book for you. Civil weddings have been popular for a long time, but you can now have a Civil Naming ceremony for your child, held either at your local registry office, or at any venue of your choice. As there is no legal requirement, you can hold the party at home, in your garden, or at any venue you like. You can host the event yourselves, or ask a registered celebrant to host the event. This book contains lots of ideas to make your civil naming ceremony memorable and unique to your family. There are ideas for poems, readings, music, themes, and special ideas for how to mark the occasion. Everyone can get involved; grandparents, siblings, and specially nominated adults who can act as guardians. There are readings suitable for all. This book includes: - How to plan the naming party and ceremony - Ideas for indoors and outdoors decor, plus simple decorations - Providing entertainment and fun for children and adults - 10 special event ideas for the day, such as star naming, planting a tree and filling a time capsule - Traditional and contemporary ideas for readings and poems with new, specifically commissioned poems that are particularly relevant to this special occasion - Ideas and recipes for delicious food and drink

Collected Poems

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Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141939702

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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This landmark new collection brings together the best of the poetry of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and author of Lolita and Pale Fire. It includes an extensive number of poems that have never appeared in English before, newly translated from the Russian by his son Dmitri Nabokov. These masterly poems span the decades of Nabokov's career, from 'Music', written in 1914 and probably Nabokov's first recorded poem, to the short, playful 'To Vera', composed in 1974. 'The University Poem', one of Nabokov's major poetic works, is here in English for the first time: an extraordinary autobiographical poem looking back at his time at Cambridge, with its dinners, games, girls and memories, it is suffused with rich description, wit and verbal dexterity. Included too are the surreally comic 'A Literary Dinner', the enchanting, lyrical 'Eve', the wryly humorous 'An Evening of Russian Poetry' and a meditation on the act of creation, 'Tolstoy', as well as verse written on America, lepidoptery, sport, love and Nabokov's Russian homeland.

The Complete Poems

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Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241197678

Category: Poetry

Page: 944

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Graves described poetry as his ruling passion, and for him love was 'the main theme and origin of true poems'. He created a rich mythology where love, fear, fantasy and the supernatural play an essential role. Intimate yet universal, passionate yet precise, their brilliant alchemy of realism and magic made Graves's poems some of the finest of the last century. In this edition the poems appear without critical apparatus or commentary. The volume represents in its purest form the achievement of Graves's seventy productive years.

Doveglion: Collected Poems

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Author: Jose Garcia Villa

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662689

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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The centennial edition of major Filipino writer José Garcia Villa's collected poetry Known as the "Pope of Greenwich Village," José Garcia Villa had a special status as the only Asian poet among a group of modern literary giants in 1940s New York that included W. H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, and a young Gore Vidal. But beyond his exotic ethnicity, Villa was a global poet who was admired for "the reverence, the raptness, the depth of concentration in [his] bravely deep poems" (Marianne Moore). Doveglion (Villa's pen name for dove, eagle, and lion) contains Villa's collected poetry, including rare and previously unpublished material. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Poetry of Rilke

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Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 9780374532710

Category: Poetry

Page: 720

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For the past twenty-five years, North Point Press has been working with Edward Snow, "Rilke's best contemporary translator" (Brian Phillips, The New Republic), to bring into English Rilke's major poetic works. The Poetry of Rilke—the single most comprehensive volume of Rilke's German poetry ever to be published in English—is the culmination of this effort. With more than two hundred and fifty selected poems by Rilke, including complete translations of the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies, The Poetry of Rilke spans the arc of Rilke's work, from the breakthrough poems of The Book of Hours to the visionary masterpieces written only weeks before his death. This landmark bilingual edition also contains all of Snow's commentaries on Rilke, as well as an important new introduction by the award-winning poet Adam Zagajewski. The Poetry of Rilke will stand as the authoritative single-volume translation of Rilke into English for years to come.

Baron von Teive

Die Erziehung zum Stoiker

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Author: Fernando Pessoa

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104032122

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Álvaro de Campos, Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis - Fernando Pessoa, der größte Dichter Portugals des 20. Jahrhunderts, träumte immer davon, alle Menschen zugleich zu sein. In seinem Werk hat er sich diese Sehnsucht erfüllt: unablässig erschuf er neue Dichter, schenkte ihnen eine Biographie und schrieb ihnen die unterschiedlichsten Werke zu. Die legendäre Truhe, in der man Pessoas Manuskripte lang nach seinem Tod fand, enthält so das größte Stimmentheater der Weltliteratur, dessen Partitur die neue Pessoa-Ausgabe Band für Band enthüllt. Álvaro Coelho de Athayade ist der 20. Baron von Teive und der einzige Selbstmörder im Werk Pessoas. Seine persönliche Chronik ist eine Sammlung negativer Lebenslektionen, und voll Schmerz muss er erkennen, dass er die Bücher, die er schreiben wollte, nicht schreiben kann. Der Text des Halbheteronyms ist eine wichtige Ergänzung zum »Buch der Unruhe«: »Träumen ist besser als sein. Im Traum gelingt alles so mühelos!«

The Collected Poems of Stevie Smith

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Author: Stevie Smith

Publisher: London : Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140183658

Category: English poetry

Page: 591

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Poems with drawings spanning the artists lifetime.

Less Than One

Selected Essays

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Author: Joseph Brodsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241962005

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 512

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Essayist and poet Joseph Brodsky was one of the most penetrating voices of the twentieth century. This prize-winning collection of his diverse essays includes uniquely powerful appreciations of great writers: on Dostoevsky and the development of Russian prose, on Auden and Akhmatova, Cavafy, Montale and Mandelstam. These are contrasted with his reflections on larger themes of tyranny and evil, and subtle evocations of his childhood in Leningrad. Brodsky's insightful appreciation of the intricacies of language, culture and identity connect these works, revealing his remarkable gifts as a prose writer.