Download E-books Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth (Modern Library) PDF

By William Wordsworth

The main inclusive single-volume fabric variation of his poetry to be had, Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth, edited via literary critic and Pulitzer Prize profitable poet Mark Van Doren, with a brand new advent by means of prime Romanticist David Bromwich, represents Wordsworth's prolific output, from the poems first released in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 that modified the face of English poetry to the past due "Yarrow Revisited." Wordsworth's poetry is well known for its deep feeling, its use of standard speech, the affection of nature it expresses, and its illustration of regular issues and occasions.

"[Wordsworth] is enjoyed, Bromwich writes in his creation, for a feeling of radical sufficiency within the proven fact that existence is the religion of many of us who espouse a faith with out a identify. Wordsworth writes of a human nature that isn't to be judged through the software of a few items over others, the propriety of a few behaviors, or the reasonableness of having and spending because the marketplace teaches getting and spending.

The lifestyles his poetry describes can't be lowered to a chain of top-rated and no more top-rated techniques. We research its deeper declare within the presence of agony and pleasure, in discomfort no less than in pleasure.

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Download E-books Philip Larkin Poems: Selected by Martin Amis PDF

By Philip Larkin

For the 1st time, Faber post a variety from the poetry of Philip Larkin. Drawing on Larkin's 4 collections and on his uncollected poems. selected via Martin Amis. "Many poets make us smile; what number poets make us giggle - or, in that curious word, "laugh out loud" (as if there is in a different way of doing it)? Who else makes use of an primarily conversational idiom to accomplish this kind of number of emotional results? Who else takes us, and takes us so frequently, from sunlit levity to mellifluous gloom? ...Larkin, usually, is greater than memorable: he's immediately unforgettable." (Martin Amis).

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Download E-books Collected Poems (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

By Saint-John Perse

Publish 12 months note: initially released in 1983

The accumulated Poems of the Nobel laureate and poet-statesman are the following reissued with the posthumous music for an Equinox, to shape an entire version of his poetic oeuvre, together with additionally his 1960 Nobel speech "On Poetry" and his 1965 essay on "Dante".

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Download E-books The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez PDF

The nice Persian poet Hafez is so liked in Iran that nearly each relatives there retains his Divan shut handy. For a few fifteen years, esteemed American poet and writer Robert Bly has labored with the nice Islamic pupil Leonard Lewisohn to provide this translation, which for the 1st time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his impressive diversity of notion, and his appreciate love—enabling English audio system to completely have fun with the genuine genius of this grasp of the ghazal shape, one of many maximum innovations within the background of poetry.

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Download E-books Digenis Akritis: The Grottaferrata and Escorial Versions (Cambridge Medieval Classics) PDF

"Digenis Akritis" is Byzantium's purely epic poem, telling of the exploits of a heroic warrior of "double descent" at the frontiers among Byzantine and Arab territory in Asia Minor within the 9th and 10th centuries. It survives partly in six types, of which the 2 oldest are edited the following. This variation and translation goals to spotlight the character of the misplaced poem, and to supply a consultant throughout the maze of modern discussions in regards to the epic and its historical past.

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Download E-books Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone PDF

By Bo Burnham

An odd and fascinating number of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and representation from one among modern hottest younger comedians...

EGGHEAD: Or, you cannot live to tell the tale on principles Alone

Bo Burnham used to be a precocious teen dwelling in his mom and dad' attic while he begun posting fabric on YouTube. a hundred million humans seen these movies, turning Bo into an internet sensation with an immense and committed following. Bo taped his first of 2 Comedy valuable specials 4 days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to take action within the channel's historical past. Now Bo is a emerging famous person within the comedy international, respected for his completely unique and clever voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING!

In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his model of brainy, emotional comedy to the web page within the kind of off-kilter poems, options, and extra. Teaming up along with his longtime buddy, artist, and illustrator likelihood Bone, Bo takes on every little thing from demise to farts during this bizarre ebook that might make you think that, giggle and imagine, "why did I simply laugh?"

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Download E-books Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse PDF

By Calvin Trillin

In his most up-to-date laugh-out-loud booklet of political verse, Calvin Trillin presents a riotous depiction of the 2012 presidential election campaign.
Dogfight is a story poem interrupted on a regular basis through different poems and infrequently by means of what the writer calls a pause for prose (“Callista Gingrich, conscious That Her Husband Has Cheated On after which Left better halves Who Had severe health problems, attempts Desperately to Make mild of a nasty Cough”). With an identical barbed wit he displayed within the bestsellers Deciding the following Decider, Obliviously On He Sails, and A Heckuva Job, America’s cut-off date poet trains his attractions at the Tea get together (“These fogeys have been quickly to vocally condemn/All handouts however the ones that went to them”) and the slapstick box of contenders for the Republican nomination (“Though first-tier applicants have been commonly out,/Republicans have been asking, “What about/The moment tier or what in regards to the third?/Has not anything from these different degrees been heard?”). there's an ode to Michele Bachmann, sung to the music of a Beatles vintage (“Michele, our belle/Thinks that gays will all be despatched to hell”) and passages at the go out of applicants like Herman Cain (“Although his patter in debates may possibly tickle,/Cain’s pool of data appeared much less pool than trickle”) and Rick Santorum (“The race will leave out the purity/That you by myself endow./We’ll by no means locate one other man/Who’s holier than thou.”)
On its technique to the November 6 finale, Trillin’s narrative takes us via such highlights because the January caucuses in frigid Iowa (“To hearken to lengthy speeches is your duty,/And getting there may possibly freeze off your patootie”), the Republican conference (“It gave the impression of Clint, his chair, and their vignette/Had wandered in from a few adjacent set”), and Mitt Romney’s secretly recorded “47 percentage” speech, which impressed the “I bought the Mitt Thinks I’m a Moocher, a Taker no longer a Maker, Blues.”

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Download E-books Old Heart: Poems PDF

By Stanley Plumly

Stanley Plumly's masterful 8th collection--wherein he confronts and celebrates mortality--was a finalist for the nationwide publication Award in Poetry.

In this assortment, Stanley Plumly confronts and celebrates mortality--in the specified wildlife, within the immediacy of the lack of neighbors, and in own encounters. Archetypal, occasionally even allegorical, the poems in Old Heart quantity to a sustained meditation. the yank Academy of Arts and Letters declared of Plumly that "he has within the final thirty years quietly, progressively, elevated the variety of lyric poetry in English...[and] reinvigorated our poetry." His moral rigor and literary modesty mix in Old Heart--his most interesting publication of poetry.

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Download E-books Collected Works of Velimir Khlebnikov: Selected Poems (Volume 3) PDF

“Dubbed via his fellow Futurists the “King of Time”, Velimir Khlebnikov (1885–1922) spent his whole short lifestyles trying to find a brand new poetic language to specific his convictions in regards to the rhythm of heritage, the correspondence among human habit and the “language of the stars.” the end result was once an enormous physique of poetry and prose that has been referred to as airtight, incomprehensible, even deranged. Of all this tragic new release of Russian poets (including Blok, Esenin, and Mayakovsky), Khlebnikov has been possibly the main praised and the extra censured.”

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