Subject Area: American Civil War O’Riley, Jade1999 0-7734-3103-9
The poems in this volume are concerned with wholeness and are a deliberate and conscious passage toward healing. The poems rise up boldly and speak in the voice of renewal. The reader begins as if having stumbled upon the private correspondence of lovers, only to find the thread of their – and a common – story woven into the lines. Privitera, Joseph F.1999 0-7734-3106-3 88 pages
These poems are vigorous and of firm rhythm and sound, meant to appeal to the eye, the ear, the mind and the heart. The poet makes unequivocal statements about old age and the family, and the love poems are sensual, with the intensity and feeling of young love. The section entitled ‘And Other Tongues’ displays his unusual mastery of foreign languages, with poems in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Sicilian (with English translations). Abrams, Barbara Lise2009 0-7734-4663-X 168 pages
This book examines the background of our modern concept of marginality by focusing on Diderot’s materialist philosophy and his search for the origins of genius, and locating it within the French Enlightenment quest for truth. Martin, Edward A.2010 0-7734-3689-8 192 pages
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume. White, Eva Roa2004 0-7734-6237-6 225 pages
This is an important original study that contributes new knowledge in the field of Celtic Studies as it offers serious consideration to the connections between Ireland and Galicia Dr. White traces the connections between these two Celtic lands through literature, history, mythology and science. White shows that Ireland and Galicia had parallel cultural and national awakenings in the nineteenth century. She demonstrates how these awakenings had roots in the native language movements and how that connection between language and cultural identity eventually led to national identity and political action towards autonomy. Dr. White specifically recounts the role played by elite members such as W.B. Yeats and Vicente Risco and associations such as the Gaelic League and as Irmandades da Fala. White also discusses the role of language as socio-political tool in the works of nineteenth-century national poets, Thomas Moore for Ireland and Rosalía de Castro for Galicia and their twentieth-century counterparts: Seamus Heaney and Celso Emilio Ferreiro. Finally, Dr. White introduces a new term peripheral colonialism to describe Ireland and Galicia’s condition as unofficial colonies of England and Spain respectively. Tipper, Karen Sasha Anthony2002 0-7734-7263-0 644 pages
The focus of this study is upon a progressive women whose broad erudition allowed her to write on a great variety of subjects. Her own life as a revolutionist and writer, and her writings about women will interest those in women’s studies. As an Irish nationalist in a movement that had considerable influence on subsequent nationalist leaders like Arthur Griffin, her views in her revolutionary poems and articles are still pertinent. Arndt, Eve Marie2001 0-7734-7410-2 312 pages
This first full-length critical study of Sean O’Faolain’s oeuvre in 25 years explores this neglected Irish writer and puts his achievement in historical and political context. Arndt’s theoretical framework uses primarily Foucault and Fanon. Though O’Faolain tried to convey a picture of himself as an internationalist, he also remained emotionally attached to his Irish roots. This study proposes that these fundamental points lie at the heart his often contradictory arguments on contemporary Irish issues such as the Gaelic heritage, Catholicism, nationalism, and the Anglo-Irish and English colonial presence in Ireland. Essential reading for those interested in cultural, political, historical and literary aspects of 20th century Ireland. Walker, Lois A.2001 0-7734-7662-8 504 pages
The Denmark Vesey slave revolt of 1822 was one of the most massive slave revolts ever planned, involving an estimated 9,000 slaves. The plot was discovered only two days before the scheduled uprising. In the aftermath, over 100 slaves were arrested, 35 executed. One of the slaves executed was an African-born conjurer names Gullah Jack Pritchard. He recruited his fellow Angolan countrymen by promising them protection with the magic charms he distributed. His cunning, persuasion and knowledge of African religion induced many to enlist in the ill-fated revolt. Though much has been written about Denmark Vesey, this monograph is the first to detail the importance of Gullah Jack in the insurrection. It integrates original documents along with narrative detailing the life of Gullah Jack prior to and during the planned insurrection. The original documents, providing the flavor of the time, have been duplicated as close to their original format as possible. Roscoe, John2011 0-7734-1563-7 292 pages
This work examines the philosophical positions of the canonical thinkers of the Western tradition from Descartes to Wittgenstein. It argues that philosophical discourse becomes confused whenever it has no explicit semantic basis. Atfield, Joy Rosemary2007 0-7734-5391-1 168 pages
This book is a study of the poetry of Seamus Heaney collected in his volume Opened Ground, in which the poems are read in Jungian terms. Heaney had referred to himself as “Jungian in religion” and naturally used terms such as “initiation”, “individuation” and the “unconscious” in interviews and essays. Therefore, key Jungian terms are examined in relation to Heaney’s poetic expression of these and explored through at least one poem from each of the collections represented in Opened Ground. This allows for an exploration of the creative tensions involved in the poet’s presentation of personal, poetic and political concerns, while also allowing for further examination of the powerful physicality and musical qualities of the language in which he luxuriates. McGaw, William2017 1-4955-0544-8 292 pages
This new modern edition of the complete poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is based on the author's previous 2012 work: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. The first complete modernized edition of Surrey's poetry since George Nott's 1815 edition (The Works of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and of Sir Thomas Wyatt), it presents a contemporary text in which the poems have been structured for 21st century reader. Rogal, Samuel J.2012 0-7734-2665-5 804 pages
This initial volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. This “New Edition” provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems–details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This “New Edition” becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings. Rogal, Samuel J.2013 0-7734-4355-X 900 pages
These fresh volumes complemented by thousands of the current editor’s detailed historical, biographical, linguistic, and critical notations, will provide researchers with the necessary background information (substantially neglected by George Osborn) to allow for thorough critical examinations, discussions and analyses of the Wesl Rogal, Samuel J.2012 0-7734-4069-0 884 pages
This volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s The
Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the
entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth-
century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. This “New Edition” provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background
information relative to those poems–details historical,
bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This “New Edition” becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings. Rogal, Samuel J.2013 0-7734-4354-1 816 pages
This "New Edition" provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems-details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. Thus, this "New Edition" becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique within the façade of new bindings.
Volume XII concludes the complete extant collection of Hymns on the Four Gospels and Acts of the Apostles
, including such "Short Hymns" published by Charles Wesley in 1762 and comprising 961 poetical paraphrases from John 14-21 through Acts 28:31. Charles Wesley's brief prefatory note, incorporated into George Osborn's "Advertisement" (see Volume 9, Part 1) had preceded the poetical "Selection".
In that "Advertisement," the nineteenth-century editor of these volumes set forth his general organization of the contents of the various poetical pieces, while the editor of this new and critical edition provides literally hundreds of detailed notations of background explanation and information (historical, literary, biographical, and critical). This second part concludes with a first-line index to all of the 961 poetical adaptations. Rogal, Samuel J.2010 0-7734-1310-3 760 pages
This fifth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley
continues to widen the access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. Although the total of thirteen volumes of Osborn’s edition might justifiably be considered by the scholarly world as “outdated,” it cannot be termed “obsolete,” since, nonetheless, it remains as the largest collection of the Wesleys’ poetic productions yet published. Mood, John2009 0-7734-3864-5 136 pages
This volume traces Rilke’s struggle to affirm death’s unity with life.
It examines selections from the poet’s letters and novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
, analyzing his inexplicable popularity in America, his unexpected attention to the scientific accuracy of his poetic images and to his surprising use of humor. The work culminates in a new interpretation of Rilke's Duinese Elegies
. Conyers, James L. Jr.2001 0-7734-7435-8 452 pages
This assembly of essays probes the enslavement of African people from an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines Europe, the Caribbean, the United States, and indentured servitude in Africa itself.
“In sum, Dr. Conyers’ research in this manuscript is groundbreakin, seeking to provide a greater breadth and depth of insight on enslavement from the standpoint of the Africa. . . . he has simultaneously set a high standards for scholarly research in both the academy and the discipline of Africana Studies while offering a thoughtful view of the Africana experience from the standpoint of African people’s plight in enslavement worldwide.” – Andrew P. Smallwood Barker, Sebastian2010 0-7734-1349-9 89 pages Freeman, Philip2009 0-7734-4760-1 152 pages
These manuscripts, the Confessio and the Epistola ad milites Corotici, otherwise difficult to access, are here transcribed with introductions and notes useful to scholars in many fields. Yaldizciyan, Zareh2012 0-7734-2557-8 272 pages
A first time translation from Armenian into English of the works by Zahrad, a renowned Armenian poet. The translations have been chosen by translator Sosi Antikacioglu from Zahrad’s eight volume collection which was published between 1960 and 2004. The poems demonstrate Zahrad’s optimistic style and how he takes an ironic look at the absurdity of human existence. The embattled common-man, or the weight of being an Armenian in Istanbul are but a few of his themes that are presented in a lighthearted manner, but which hold hidden meanings. Because his poetry is universal but concise, the translations in this book appeal to the English speaking reader. At the same time they show the unique culture of Armenians living in Istanbul today. Black, John2007 0-7734-5404-7 264 pages
Alexandro Malaspina conducted the most ambitious scientific experiment of the eighteenth century, and wrote the Meditación in 1798, while imprisoned for sedition in the fortress of San Antón off La Coruña. His fall, precipitated by the reaction to the politico-economic recommendations he made to the Monarchy on the subject of colonial relations, led to the suppression of most of the results. This translation is an attempt to redress an intellectual injustice, the silencing of a mind at once broader and deeper than those of his most well-known counterparts. Malaspina’s main topics in this work are questions of aesthetics: does Beauty lie in the eye of the beholder? Is Beauty to be found in Art or in Nature? Does Beauty depend on Utility? Titche, Leon2000 0-7734-1254-9 104 pages
Deals with the biblical figure of Abishag as a leitmotif, set in both past and present. The bulk of the scenes takes place in the deep South, beginning in the 1960s and concluding in the present. As a secondary motif, the figure of Aeneas is parodied, especially his wanderings, which are configured to the wanderings of the contemporary individual in the South.
About the poet: Born in Louisiana, Leon Titche spent his childhood years in Arizona. He later returned to Louisiana and attended Tulane University, from where he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Harris, John R.1998 0-7734-8285-7 252 pages
This is the first book-length project to examine, side by side and through close textual analysis, the medieval adaptations of Vergil, Lucan, and Statius from Latin into Irish Gaelic. By juxtaposing the Imtheachta Aeniasa, In Cath Catharda, and the Togail na Tebe more closely to the Aeneid, the Bellum Civile, and the Thevaid than has ever been done, Harris is able to detect patterns of nuance in all three adaptations which go beyond the obviously historical generalizations about times and customs. Griakalov, A.2001 0-7734-3159-4 484 pages
This manuscript sums up reflections on contemporary philosophical aesthetics. Roblin, Ronald1990 0-88946-368-9 534 pages
Essays which attempt to communicate to the reader some of the major contributions of Frankfurt School critical theory to aesthetics by means of secondary studies of such figures as Benjamin, Adorno, Marcuse, Lukács, Collingwood, Foucault, and Habermas. Essayists include Eugene Lunn, Douglas Kellner, Sabine Wilke, Barry Katz, Richard Wolin, Rainer Nägele, Lambert Zuidervaart, Thomas Huhn, Ronald Roblin, Janelle Reinelt, David Ingram, Margaret Rose, Stephen White, and Thomas Dumm. Poole, Gordon1996 0-7734-8763-8 152 pages
"Work as such doesn't concern me. What intrigues me, excites me, vexes me is the power of doing works. That's why nothing looked to me more coarse and negligible than the poet reduced to be being a poet." - Paul Valéry. Valéry's note, evidently directed against Mallarmé, gives track for the present volume, which is devoted to focus the idea of poeisis like building that is subjected to precise conditions, like putting into practice resources of a particular kind, like playing with transparent images. Within such a horizon, artistic doing appears to be the place where mind develops its own powers and states its knowing strategies. Thus operating, it defines again ab imis, the notion of art in the variety of its patterns, its forms, and its figures. Cook, Albert1994 0-7734-2799-6 204 pages
Presents further poems of Albert Cook written according to the "collage" method of composition. It includes Motets, a group of poems focused on individual scenes. Ackerson, Wayne2005 0-7734-6129-9 264 pages
The African Institution was a pivotal abolitionist and antislavery group in Britain during the early nineteenth century, and its members included royalty, prominent lawyers, Members of Parliament, and noted reformers such as William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson, and Zachary Macaulay. Focusing on the spread of Western civilization to Africa, the abolition of the foreign slave trade, and improving the lives of slaves in British colonies, the group's influence extended far into Britain's diplomatic relations in addition to the government's domestic affairs. The African Institution carried the torch for antislavery reform for twenty years and paved the way for later humanitarian efforts in Great Britain. This book is the only monograph on the African Institution, and thus the only specific book length analysis of its successes and failures. The 20-year period of its existence was a crucial transitional period for the antislavery movement, and the book adds to a relatively sparse body of research on that particular time period. Gombos, Susan D.1997 0-7734-2810-0 Kershner, Ivan1994 0-7734-0015
This poetry is grounded in natural and Western imagery, its characters seek meaning from the forces of wind, water, sky, and land. Martin, Stuart B2016 1-4955-0487-5 180 pages
This is the first English translation of Pilo Albertelli's seminal translation of the work of Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Parmenides. It is a work that is cited and listed by leading philosophy scholars, acknowledging the importance of the original Albertelli Italian translation. Williams, Thomas B.1996 0-7734-2740-6
This collection reflects the poet's desire to realize "the necessity of hope." The reader will find a range of forms including found poetry and experimental sonnets. "alive beyond blue", the poem and the collection, deals with finding a way through to a larger vocabulary of meanings, many of which cannot be literally decoded, but still seem familiar. These poems were written with a love of language and fascination with ideas and inspirations. Rogal, Samuel J.2012 0-7734-2605-1 72 pages
“America the Beautiful,” written in 1893 by Wellesley College English Professor and Poet, Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), revised and first published in 1895 and revised again in 1904 and 1911, stands among the classic pieces of American National hymnody. The poem reflects not only the natural grandeur of the United States in the late nineteenth century—from sky to earth, and from sea to another—but it depicts the ideal vision of a poet, writing only three decades removed from the American Civil War, who strived extremely hard to communicate to her readers the necessity to preserve the fundamental principles of her nation: freedom and brotherhood.
The crowning moment for the poem arrived, at some point during World War I, when an unidentified person or group determined to set Katharine Bates’ words to a tune, “Materna,” written by Samuel Augustus Ward (1847-1903), a now forgotten New Jersey organist, choir director, and music store owner, first published in 1888. Following that “marriage,” “America the Beautiful” then occupied the enviable three-tiered pedestal of poem, patriotic song, and national hymn, and there it remains to this day. Dykeman, Therese Boos1993 0-7734-9266-6 404 pages
This text introduces six American women (Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, Mary Whiton Calkins, Judith Sargent Murray, Frances Wright, and Ednah Dow Cheney), and discusses their works as philosophy. This anthology presents a number of works never reprinted and difficult to locate. The works are of interdisciplinary interest: philosophy, feminist philosophy, women's studies, political science, and history. Dunn, Seamus2000 0-7734-7711-X 336 pages
This is a scholarly, detailed, comprehensive complication, in alphabetical form, of all matters relating to the long and violent conflict in Northern Ireland. It contains detailed lists and references to all important events, political, social and violence-related: these include lists and descriptions of all political parties; all paramilitary groups; all the major bombings, killings and atrocities; along with all political developments, initiatives and historical moments. Each entry is intended to be precise and factual, to give all necessary details while eschewing judgments or personal views. It places emphasis on the vocabulary generated by the conflict, with reference to terms of abuse, slang expressions, nicknames, and new uses of old words. It is carefully organized so that cross-referencing and inter-subject relationships can be extracted and correlated. Amador-Moreno, Carolina P.2006 0-7734-5808-5 368 pages
This study is a linguistic analysis of two novels by the early twentieth-century Donegal writer Patrick MacGill. Both Children of the Dead End
and The Rat Pit
enjoyed great popularity in England and the USA, though not in Ireland itself, where they were not so well received. From a linguistic point of view, these two novels form a particularly interesting source of data for the study of the dialectal variety known as Hiberno-English (or Irish English), as the author purports to give an accurate portrayal of the types of English spoken in Donegal in a period of ongoing bilingualism and language shift from Irish to English.
Chapter 1 contains an introduction to the author’s biographical, literary and linguistic background. This is supplemented with a description of the English of Donegal. Chapter 2 is devoted to an analysis of the syntax and grammar of the two novels, such as the use of the definite article, the reflexive pronoun or the cleft sentence, among other features. Chapter 3 pays special attention to the vocabulary found in the novels. The grammatical, syntactic and lexical features analyzed here are heavily influenced by the Irish language and bear striking similarities with the type of structures produced by second language learners, which allows us to look at this variety of English in a different light. This work will appeal to scholars interested in Irish English, languages in contact and Irish Literature in English. Hester, M. Thomas2016 1-4955-0456-5 52 pages
Professor Hester, the foremost expert on the poetry of John Donne, analyzes Donne's Elegy XIX, "To His Mistress Going to Bed"
. The author suggests that the elegy is poem dedicated to America and early English exploration of the new world. Ward, Robert E.1995 0-7734-9050-7 272 pages
This encyclopedia is a research tool for both specialists in Anglo-Irish culture and the generalists who would like to know something about the variety of schools that existed in Ireland before the installation of the Irish state schools in the nineteenth century. This volume's importance lies in its compilation of hard-to-find materials that are in archives or in Irish regional or religious oriented journals. For example, little has been written about the suppressed report of 1791 concerning the endowed schools of Ireland, or about the Irish House of Lords' Census of Catholic schools, "masshouses" and monasteries. There is a richness of material that awaits future researchers in Irish education. Zeng, Hong2005 0-7734-5966-9 212 pages
Hai Zi, originally named Cha Haisheng, had published a large amount of outstanding poetry from 1984-1989 and was regarding as one of the major contemporary Chinese poets. In March 1989, he committed suicide by laying himself on a railroad track at Beijing Shan Hai Guan at the age of 25.
Hai Zi’s poetry seems to be anachronism. China has been through a great change, and the traditional countryside is disappearing with the large migration of peasants from villages to cities. Economic reform and consumerism are fast developing. Hai Zi’s nostalgia for the vanishing agricultural culture makes him an anachronism. His poetry still lives on the traditional Chinese agricultural landscape and mindscape, and the 19th century European idea of divine inspiration; that the genesis of poetry is analogous to the genesis of the universe; poetry comes from a divine spark; the poet is no less than a god, and his limited human body consumes itself to feed that divine essence in him. In his poems we may find Nietzsche’s idea of Zagreus; the descent of the world from a mythical oneness and the throes of individuation; Hölderlin’s same idea of cosmic descent and departing gods. Banerjee, Amitava2001 0-7734-7721-7 432 pages
Collects critical essays on Hardy’s poetry, from Edmund Gosse (1918) to Samuel Hynes (1997), which reflect not only the diverse nature of Hardy’s poetry but also show how critics of different generations have added to our understanding and appreciation of it. Some articles are concerned with Hardy’s relationship with other poets like Wordsworth, Housman, Yeats, and Larkin. Jordan, Thomas E.2002 0-7734-7068-9 136 pages Mellor, Scott A.2008 0-7734-4856-X 348 pages
This work investigates the syntax of ten poems from the Poetic Edda
, a medieval Icelandic text, offering data that reveals some of the composition processes and the remnants of the oral tradition from which poetry came. This work demonstrates that the Icelandic poet not only employed verbatim and variable formulae when composing, but also that the structure of the half-lines are formulaic and that their semantic function aids a poet in composition. Burch, Steven Dedalus2008 0-7734-5084-X 252 pages
This work examines the contributions to two British theatre traditions of Andrew P. Wilson and the birth pangs accompanying the idea and the reality of a national theatre in Ireland and Scotland. The only book of its kind, it is a critical biography of one man’s work and a call to recognize important persons whom scholars have deemed as canonically dispensable. Schaedler, Brad1994 0-7734-2730-9
Poems which articulate the author's ongoing concern about humanity's role in and the relational plight of the natural world. Grote, Georg2003 0-7734-6811-0 256 pages
The period between the fall of Parnell in 1890 and the Easter Rising 1916, is one of the most complex in Irish history due to the close interrelation between politics and culture. Literature played a significant role in the gestation of the modern Irish nation, and the Anglo-Irish Literary Movement led by Lady Gregory, William Butler Yeats, and John Millington Synge became repeatedly involved in the political struggle. This book investigates the intricate relationship between writers and politics and their responsibility for the emerging radicalization of nationalism toward 1916. It also considers the question of the writers’ own involvement in the nationalist cause, and focuses on the interplay of politics, nationalism and the very human element of personality and timing in order to elucidate the mechanics of national mobilization before 1916. Morton, Richard E.1989 0-88946-563-0 150 pages
A survey of Anne Sexton's poetry from the standpoint of the special statement her poems make, charting the development of that statement by close reading of eight volumes in the order of their publication. Beltzer, Thomas1999 0-7734-3117-9 Shanholtzer, C. T.1999 0-7734-3116-0
Arachniphilia is a reflection of Man as a territorial primate: what humans inflict on each other does not rise far above that of the rest of the animal kingdom. Yet it also hints at the nobler feelings which are part of our legacy as rational creatures. Some of the poems celebrate nature or our ability to recognize that we are a small part of something far, far greater than any one of us. Webster, Gary2000 0-7734-3121-7 84 pages
V. Gordon Childe was a major figure in prehistoric archaeology from 1930-50s. These extended poems are reflections on, distillations, reinterpretations, and re-imaginings of a selection of Childe’s scholarly writings, to engender transparency, lyricism, and irony as well as sound archaeological argumentation. Gary Webster is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Penn State University – Mont Alto. This is his first book of poetry. He is better known for his many publications on the archaeology of ancient Sardinia, which include his most recent book, A Prehistory of Sardinia 2300-500 BC (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996). Festa, Diana1998 0-7734-2845-3
These poems aim at giving a synthesis of impressions and considerations during a first encounter with the Far West in this country. They show both a passage to a new world, a discovery, and link with emotions and events of the past. Hall, Raymond2013 0-7734-4090-9 108 pages
These are archival records tracking the slave trade in Tamiahua, Mexico. It documents the early stages of slavery in Mexico which due to the introduction of new diseases brought a significant reduction in the indigenous population. The eventual effects of the population shortages combined with other negative aspects of the conquest caused the Spanish to look elsewhere to supplement their labor force and maintain productivity, which included importing slaves. Lisk, Thomas David2003 0-7734-3457-7 96 pages
These poems half identify and half create inward experiences, the elusive atmospheres of dreams. Davidson, Phebe1996 0-7734-2684-1
Poems of an imaginary poet at an artists' colony. Hantman, Barbara1999 0-7734-3114-4
Poems on love, nature, and personal relationships. Lanter, Wayne1997 0-7734-2838-0
Honorable Mention, Mellen Poetry Contest 'Hiroshima'
Narrative poem of a Japanese-born American physicist-poet who returns to Hiroshima, and the emotional and intellectual devastation the journey carries with it. Consists of a prologue and seven parts (one for each of the seven rivers that flow out of the Ohta upon which Hiroshima is set) and an epilogue, centered on the symbolism of the destruction of Hiroshima. Cate, Hollis L.2000 0-7734-1262-X 64 pages
The reader will discern in these poems that beyond the suggestion of a light-heartedness, there is an admonition reinforcing our awareness that the world can be an unfriendly place. Higgins, Anne2000 0-7734-1244-1 76 pages Simon-Aaron, Charles2008 0-7734-5197-8 692 pages
This work explores the interrelationship between the institutionalized political philosophical construction and reproduction of European anti-African hatred within the Western Academy and the birth and reproduction of European imperialism. Both projects grounded a part of their ideological foundation in the cultivation and reproduction of the myth of the ‘unthinking Negro.' von Herrmann, Friedrich-Wilhelm2008 0-7734-5131-5 232 pages
In this work F.-W. von Herrmann, Professor Emeritus of Freiburg Universität im Breisgau, demonstrates the direct influence of Augustine of Hippo on the thought of Husserl and Heidegger. The importance of the translation lies in its presentation of Augustine as a phenomenological thinker on the question of time to an audience unaware of his influence on the contemporary age. Jennerman, Donald L.1996 0-7734-2751-1
These often resonant poems treat themes related to scenes of the north country, to love and loss, to travels and sojourns in Greece, and to our periodic need for reflection and repose. They thoughtfully and musically play on nuances of the words of the title, Bearing North, and deftly confirm skills the poet displayed in his evocative earlier work, Born of a Cretan Spring. Silk, Martine1997 0-7734-2821-6
These poems are both nature and relationship oriented. In some cases human relationships interacting with nature overstep the boundaries and interfuse in a passionate awareness and oneness. Balestrieri, Elizabeth1997 0-7734-2701-5 112 pages Woodruff, Elaine1994 0-7734-2718-X Seator, Lynette1999 0-7734-3481-X
Poems which deal with the author’s experience as a teacher/staff support person who works with prisoners in a writing program at a correctional center and showing that ‘even behind the wall, the human spirit breaks free’. Will, Frederic2012 0-7734-2911-5 232 pages
These are poems describing the process of writing as integral to creating the self and our experience of time. There are numerous poems in this text. Ranging from discussing distinctions between Modernism and Postmodernism, to being nervous, to the joy of reading, and the goal is to deconstructively describe the process of writing. Keithley, George1993 O-7734-2766-X O'Donoghue, Tom2006 0-7734-5636-8 216 pages
In recent years, there has been a great interest worldwide in the development of bilingual education policies, as well as interest in associated research and innovations reported in the academic literature. Yet, bilingual education is not a recent phenomenon. Rather, it has a rich and diverse history. This book is offered as a contribution to a small but growing corpus of studies in the field. It is an historical account of the Bilingual Program of Instruction introduced in selected primary schools in Irish-speaking districts in Ireland between 1904 and 1922. The general historical context is outlined, and the nature of the Program, the extent to which it was disseminated, and the inadequacies of teacher training for its implementation are considered. Teacher development of bilingual methods is also examined. This is followed by an exposition on the broad pattern of responses to the Bilingual Program in the various Irish-speaking districts around the country, and an overview of developments leading up to the phasing out of the Program shortly after the establishment of the Irish free state in 1922. The book concludes with an overview of the major milestones in language education policy in Ireland in the post-independence years. Grey-Sun, Harambee2003 0-7734-3451-8 148 pages
The Black Ball is a dramatic narrative poem about revenge and reformation. It chronicles the thoughts and actions of several students at a small secluded college who lament the passing of “the good old days” and, at this crucial period in their young lives, resolve to right perceived past wrongs in order to re-create an imagined golden past to take the place of a poor an dismal present. Munford, Clarence J.1991 0-7734-9741-2 300 pages
Along with reflections on the slavery-capitalism-racism causal chain, this book reveals the tight bond between the Black West Indies and Africa through analysis of socio-political conditions in Africa, and of the ethnic origins of diaspora Africans. The years from 1625 to 1715 are the time when the scaffolding of the plantation slave economy was erected. It triggered the dialectic between the slave mode of extracting surplus labor from captive Africans on the one side, and the profit exigencies of nascent capitalism, on the other. This dialectic made the installation of the capitalist mode of production in the western hemisphere a peculiarly racist phenomenon. This book seeks to show also that the lasting community of Blacks which emerged in the French West Indies during those years was permanently conditioned by this dialectic. The period from 1625-1715 has been neglected. Munford, Clarence J.1992 0-7734-9433-2 379 pages
Along with reflections on the slavery-capitalism-racism causal chain, this book reveals the tight bond between the Black West Indies and Africa through analysis of socio-political conditions in Africa, and of the ethnic origins of diaspora Africans. The years from 1625 to 1715 are the time when the scaffolding of the plantation slave economy was erected. It triggered the dialectic between the slave mode of extracting surplus labor from captive Africans on the one side, and the profit exigencies of nascent capitalism, on the other. This dialectic made the installation of the capitalist mode of production in the western hemisphere a peculiarly racist phenomenon. This book seeks to show also that the lasting community of Blacks which emerged in the French West Indies during those years was permanently conditioned by this dialectic. The period from 1625-1715 has been neglected. Best, Felton O'Neal1995 0-7734-9053-1 344 pages
This collection of new interdisciplinary studies focuses on black resistance patterns in literature, humor, art, cinema, history, and science, from the antebellum South to contemporary Brooklyn.
Essays include: Elderly Female Slaves of the Antebellum South: Stabilizers and Resisters (Stacey K. Close); Throwing Off the Slaveholder: Free Black Ohioans and the Civil War (Felton O. Best); Resistance to European Conquest of Africa (Don C. Ohadike); 'Ode to Ethiopia': Challenging the Color Line Through Alliance Building, Yet Preserving the Soul, the Early Resistance Strategy of Paul Laurence Dunbar (Felton O. Best); Causes of the Atlanta Riot of 1906 (Gregory Mixon); The Protest Against 'Insult': Black Soldiers, World War II, and the 'War' for 'Democracy' at Home (Joyce Thomas); Ambivalent Allies: African Americans and American Jews After World War II (Cheryl Greenburg); Malcolm X, David Walker, and William Lloyd Garrison: Gaining Freedom "By Any Means Necessary" (Donald M. Jacobs); Resisting European Christianity: The Rise of Black Holiness-Pentecostal Culture in Brooklyn (Clarence Taylor); African-American Humor: Resistance and Retaliation (Joseph Boskin); Completing the Picture: African Americans and Independent Cinema: An Urban Genre Case Study (Marshall Hyatt). Deamer, Robert Glen1992 0-7734-0039-7 Waters, William2001 0-7734-3420-8
Co-winner of the 1998 Mellen Poetry Press Prize Contest
This epic poem relates slavery back to historic an current African practices which were aggravated and exploited by Europeans. Contains material on the sexual exploitation of blacks by whites during slavery and on the artificial color categories that emerged from this and that were used to buttress segregation and racism. Strong use of repetition to support anger and irony. George, Emery E.1993 0-7734-0031-1
In this, his seventh poetry collection, Emery George pays homage to the storyteller who has most urgently addressed our age. Arranged in three parts, the poems celebrate Prague ("Oh City, City!"), Kafka and his circle ("Franti_ek"), and selected stories ("Tales of the Frightened Imagination"). The Prague of Kafka's day was one of Europe's most beautiful cities (it still is). For Kafka it was a place to try to escape from. He felt claustrophobic there, and yearned for the open spaces of travel. He seems to have felt that the ancient and ornate buildings were like people: forbidding, staring, incommunicado.-- from the Preface Canatsey, Kenneth2002 0-7734-3445-3
These poems are, for the most part, meditations on Christ, on the oneness of his human and heavenly natures, and his compassion for those most marginalized by society. Anawim means the poor, the humble, or poor in spirit, in Hebrew. Although utilizing contemporary verse forms, they harken back in theme and sensibility to the Metaphysical Poets, such as Henry Vaughn and Francis Thompson. De Ritis, Paul A.2000 0-7734-3406-2 112 pages
A narrative in three parts: The Family, The Storms of War, The Aftermath, with Prologue and Epilogue, evoking the horror wreaked upon the citizens of Nanking. Radulescu, Stella Vinitchi1994 0-7734-2769-4 Bartley, Jackie2002 0-7734-3568-9 84 pages Merzlak, Regina1997 0-7734-2842-9
This volume's epigraph in Latin may best explain what the poems attempt to express: "The truth is often concealed in something secret." These poems seek to find the mystical in the real world and the real in the spiritual world. West, Robert1991 0-7734-9870-2 154 pages
Poetry and prison diaries of IRA activist Bobby Sands who died while on a hunger strike in prison. Murphy, Remington2003 0-7734-3485-2 62 pages
Cramped by the restrictions of the post-1945 personal lyric, Remington began experimenting with the masque, wondering if that Renaissance relic (exemplified by Jonson, Milton’s Comus, and Spenser’s Shepheardes Calendar) could be rejuvenated with a contemporary format. The masques in Boogaloo are arranged chronologically, and America’s place in history is the overriding thematic concern. Are we as a culture a 24-hour diner with a juke box and salad bar, an idealistic people with vision, a seedy neon-glittering gentleman’s club, a dysfunctional black-ops people, a people with an abusive past, headed for a fascist future? Bouwsma, O.K.1995 0-7734-8885-5 460 pages
Bouwsma's notes focus on sections of the Philosophical Investigations and Blue Book with the aim of helping a reader understand the unique insights which Wittgenstein brought to philosophy. Wittgenstein's writing is indirect, fragmented, and presupposes an occupation with specific philosophical problems. Established philosophers argue over the simplest interpretations, such as whether he was an empiricist, nominalist or skeptic. Bouwsma's work helps the reader appreciate Wittgenstein's insights. Bouwsma understands and can demonstrate how to apply Wittgenstein to the theories of other philosophers such as Descartes, Plato, and St. Augustine. This volume will be useful as a reference for philosophers and students working with the Philosophical Investigations and Blue Book. Parris, Ed1996 0-7734-2688-4
Collection of passion and love poems that speak from the heart to the heart. MacNiven, Don1987 0-88946-306-9 288 pages
An in-depth look at the moral philosophy of F. H. Bradley with a view to comparing his grounding of morality with the dominant positions of his time and ours. Coulter, Jeff2007 0-7734-5315-6 260 pages
This book engages a range of currently debated issues in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, challenging certain cognitivist positions in contemporary neuroscience. In addressing each topic, an effort is made to illuminate the historical-philosophical origins of the problems confronted, exposing a central the way in which various forms of philosophical materialism are often uncritically invoked to buttress ‘scientific’ claims about the human mind/brain and behavior. The authors conclude that a radical reorientation is required if the confusion that permeates the field is to be eliminated. Sedlmayr, Gerold2005 0-7734-5978-2 420 pages
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the work of one of Ireland’s most prominent yet also critically neglected writers, Brendan Kennelly. While covering his output from 1959 onwards, the chosen approach is systematic rather than chronological. Shedding light on Kennelly’s poems, novels, and plays from different angles – “History and Politics”, “Spaces/Places: Country, City, Nature”, “Religion and Ethics” as well as “Gender and Sexuality” – Kennelly’s development is traced from his neo-Romanticist beginnings to a critical and highly provocative postmodern stance, above all in the later long poems: Cromwell, The Book of Judas, and Poetry My Arse. While this study is certainly valuable as an introduction for the general reader, combining in-depth analyses of the most important works with general contextual information, the embedding of these analyses within a larger theoretical framework (including deconstruction, postcolonial theory, or gender studies) will also challenge the more experienced Kennellyan. Brendan Kennelly is a painstaking critic of today’s complacencies, inhibitions and violence, a scrupulous analyst of society, and an uncompromising reader of the past who, nevertheless, remains self-critical throughout. Hicks, Patrick2007 0-7734-5403-9 232 pages
Critics of the Irish novelist, Brian Moore (1921-1999), have largely concentrated upon his use of faith and realism; although such examinations have illuminated his novels in intriguing and useful ways, much has been neglected by viewing his work solely from these perspectives. The sheer variety of Moore’s work discourages a single viewpoint because his oeuvre refuses classification, be that through narrative mode, his use of religion, or his varied use of setting. The approach of this book, which is the first of its kind, examines how history influences Moore’s texts as well as how it codifies his individual characters. By the end of his career, Brian Moore was rewriting history in order to create new narratives that explored colonialism, identity, religion, and the intersection between differing interpretations of the past. In all of these cases, a careful examination of history opens up the texts to new readings. This critical analysis examines Brian Moore as a writer who was heavily invested in the representation and the meaning of the past. Cheney, Anne1998 0-7734-2831-3 128 pages
This volume is an outgrowth of two American Literature classes (taught by editor Anne Cheney in Blacksburg, Virigina) in which she required the students to write a poem about Blacksburg and its sense of place. It also includes work by published poets. A secondary goal was to explore the role of environment on the individual, so in the final section, there are visions of beaches, the James River, England, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Birmingham. The result is a group of poems that also capture the cultural spirit of our epoch. Colella, E. Paul1992 0-77349800-1 232 pages
The purpose of this book is to provide a detailed examination of the social theory present within the ethics of C. L. Lewis. To date, no one has devoted sustained attention to Lewis' conception of the good social order. This volume utilizes previously unpublished manuscript materials. It presents his ideas from within the framework of his pragmatic philosophy as a whole, growing out of its positions on knowledge and value. Lewis' philosophy emerges from this study as a consistent and cohesive whole possessing a profoundly pragmatic core. This volume is a complement and supplement to the literature currently available on this important American pragmatist. Wagner, Mark2001 0-7734-3448-8 80 pages
Poems of humans in nature, a Nature that demands labor, loss, desperation, life itself. The poems abound with a wry awareness of human society. MacCormack, Harry1999 0-7734-3097-0
This volume of verse has been designed as an eco-epic. The traditional hero invokes all our living relations in pursuit of indigenous harmony. Startling images with syllabic rhythm are a linguistic dance leading you as reader-participant into the depths of our origins. Maine, Carolyn2004 0-7734-3574-3 64 pages
Fascinating are the tales of the bravery and heartiness of the women of Old Cape Cod. Many were descendants of the original pilgrims, but much courage was still required of women, usually very young, who dared set out on a sea journey from the old country to the new, whether persons of means or indentured servants; and once there, to live much of the time with their men away at sea, perhaps never to return. These poems try to recreate the daily struggles and hardships of these women, but also their joys and levity, in such a manner as may have been expressed in 18th century New England. Lanter, Wayne1999 0-7734-3087-3 103 pages
The strong imagery and immediacy of the language of everyday life of these poems become prayers and curses. These are poems used to better empathize and understand the perceptions and psyches of coal miners, farm wives, blacksmiths, of the disinherited and displaced, whose lives have been damaged by accident and war, by hatred and human folly. Prentice, Penelope1996 0-7734-2700-7
Poems move through American and Europe asking quantum questions concerning the origins of the universe, and end with a return to the sea in 'Diver's Euphoria'. Mitchell, Felicia1996 0-7734-2706-6
Poems based on the voices of five women in Freud's case histories, with some of Freud's voice, as well. Case Hysteries was written to memorialize the voices of women. The women's stories offer insight into sexual trauma, repressed memories, and physical problems rooted in psychological distress. Kirschten, Robert2001 0-7734-3438-0 72 pages Rogers-Ripoll, Doris Bennett1997 0-7734-2834-8
Contains the Hackney Literary Award-winning poem, "Racing the Wind" (Third Place). Chin, David2000 0-7734-2796-1 108 pages
These are personal, post-confessional poems that explore childhood, career changes, love and family life. The work’s themes are drawn from urban and rural working class life, the world of science, notions about the reparative function of art, object relations psychology, and, at times, Chinese-American experience. Poole, Stafford1986 0-88946-666-1 251 pages
An extensive look at how the Catholic Church influenced slavery in Perry County. It discusses patterns of slaveholding, Catholic Masters and their church, religious life of Catholic slaves, living conditions, resistance, freedom, and the slaves of Saint Mary's. Turner, Michael J.2017 1-4955-0609-6 144 pages
The subject of this book is Alexander James Beresford Hope (1820-1887), a staunch Anglican of High Church proclivities, very wealthy, a champion of the Gothic revival and member of several cultural and learned societies, a writer, collector, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and a respected if somewhat idiosyncratic force in the Conservative Party. Hope’s ideas and activity offer useful and even unrivaled insights into the educational agencies of the Church and the manner in which they were described and defended. Richardson, Dorothy2002 0-7734-3466-6 148 pages
"Clara, a resident of the Gateway Retirement Home,
thinks her name is a misnomer, for surely her life has
been the opposite of "illustrious" or "bright." Yet
thanks to friends – pun-loving and poetry-quoting
Amelia in particular – Clara's light doesn't stay
hidden under a bushel.
A lively mystery shimmers on the surface: Who knocks
late on Clara's door? Another night visitor follows,
foreshadowed in a celebrated Whitman poem." Sagadeev, A.V.1999 0-7734-3206-X 408 pages
For the first time this unique two-volume set collects together the translations of the outstanding Russian philosopher-Arabist and brilliant translator A.V. Sagadeev. Presented are the works of the following well-known Arab-Moslem thinkers of the Middle Ages : Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Al-Kindi, Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes), Ibn-Rushd, Ibn-Tufeil, As-Suhravardi. Being one of the top achievements in the translation of the complicated philosophical texts, this book provides the most complete access to the scientific interests and theories of the mentioned medieval philosophers. Sagadeev, A.V.1999 0-7734-3192-6 280 pages
For the first time this unique two-volume set collects together the translations of the outstanding Russian philosopher-Arabist and brilliant translator A.V. Sagadeev. Presented are the works of the following well-known Arab-Moslem thinkers of the Middle Ages : Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Al-Kindi, Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes), Ibn-Rushd, Ibn-Tufeil, As-Suhravardi. Being one of the top achievements in the translation of the complicated philosophical texts, this book provides the most complete access to the scientific interests and theories of the mentioned medieval philosophers. George, Edward T.1998 0-7734-3489-5 68 pages
Early poems depict vivid memories, and the later ones, vivid occurrences. Claude is pursued by an apocalyptic nightmare while he’s searching for relief from a dwarf experience. Carr, Alan2001 0-7734-7339-4 208 pages
Clinical Psychology in Ireland is a series of books edited by Alan Carr, PhD, from the Department of Psychology at University College Dublin. Volumes within the series focus predominantly of empirical research conducted by clinical psychologists within an Irish context along with some papers on theory and practice. The first volume in the series is concerned with empirical studies of professional practice and includes surveys of the work practices, roles and stresses of Irish clinical psychologists. The second volume is a collection of empirical studies of problems and treatment processes in adult populations with psychological difficulties. Empirical studies of problems and treatment process in the field of child and adolescent mental health is the central theme of the third volume in this series. The fourth volume contains accounts of theory, practice and research in the family therapy written by Irish psychologists who have specialized in this particular therapeutic approach. Future volumes in the series will focus on these and other themes including child protection, juvenile offending and the prevention of childhood psychological problems.
This ensemble (Volume 2) represents the very best of traditions in clinical psychology: That of the experimental investigation of psychological problems and explanatory theories which underpin them. This is the scientist-practitioner approach in action. This collection of reviews and empirical studies will be of use to all practicing adult mental health professionals. It will be of particular value to trainee clinical psychologists and other mental health practitioners in training. In the present era of evidence-based practice, what better bed-time reading? Bon appetit! Professor Michael Wang, Director of clinical psychology training, University of Hull. Parsley, Jamie1997 0-7734-2823-2 Nikiforov, Vladimir2006 0-7734-5594-9 460 pages
This monograph can be called a forensic study of the lethal effects of the First World War on the European cultural tradition. Philosophy was considered as the foundation of that tradition. The monograph describes this metamorphosis taking as the case study of the problem of the individual, this “nucleus of genuinely German thought” (Troeltsch). The monograph contains a critical analysis of the problem of the individual as it was treated in the 1900s by the pure phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and the transcendental axiology of Heinrich Rickert. Mikhail Bakhtin creates a new approach to the problem of the individual bringing together and transforming the ideas of Marx and Stirner, Lotze and Nietzsche, Simmel and Windelband, William James and Max Weber. The present study may be the first step to demonstrate the potential of Bakhtin’s early work which remains largely undiscovered. Rapant, Larry1992 0-7734-9519-3
A journey in three segments through our modern-day inferno. Part One takes place in the suburbs. Part Two is set in a typical urban environment. Part Three involves us in the turbulent internal landscapes of intimate human relationships. The author calls this journey the purgatory he had to pass through in order to find his own paradise. Bobik, Joseph1990 0-88946-302-6 250 pages
Bobik's comments on Conrad's commentary extract whatever is of philosophical value in the De Unitate et Uno. An account of the work and thought of Gundissalinus is provided to serve as a useful background in understanding the philosophical value of the work Milward, Peter1992 0-88946-584-3 200 pages
Explicates the meaning of the poem, "The Wreck of the Deutschland," word by word, and stanza by stanza, keeping in mind the undercurrents of thought and influence in the poem that flow from pages of the New Testament, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and the plays of Shakespeare. McCaslin, Susan2001 0-7734-3424-0
These poems string from a tradition of mystical contemplation, asking such questions as: How can one sustain an interior life in the midst of a material culture? How can a person bring the fruits of that interior awakening back into the world? The book moves freely between the unified polarities of contemplation and action, utilizing both free verse and metrical experimentation. Stafford, Darrell1993 0-7734-2792-9 Peden, W. Creighton1992 0-7734-9656-4 336 pages
Papers selected from the International Social Philosophy Conference in Vermont, 1990. The papers provide a continuing discussion of the issues related to liberalism, communitarianism, and distributive justice among scholars in social philosophy, and for class reading and discussion in college and university courses on social philosophy and politics. Headings include: The Foundations of Liberal Moral Theory; Liberal Morality in Practice; Liberalism in a Conservative Society; Philosophy and Community. Burgess, Thomas Paul2002 0-7734-7044-1 332 pages Smith, John-Christian2000 0-7734-7648-2 253 pages
This work is a systematic organization of resources for study of the three central works of the Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid, An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Commons Sense (1764), Essays on the Intellectual Powers (1785), and Essays on the Active Powers (1788). Comprehensive subject and name indices allow the reader to quickly access and organize the full range of passages on specific topics and historical figures. The first ever glossary of Reidian terms references their definitive occurrences in the texts. A concise biography describes Reid’s personal life, publishing record, and scholarly role as the founder of the Scottish School of Commonsense Philosophy. In a general introduction, the author presents the essential elements of Reid’s theory of perception and epistemology, which anticipated modern perspectives in philosophy and psychology. There is also a detailed, critical summary of the Inquiry, followed by the most extensive bibliography of works relevant to Reid scholarship published to date. Ceia, Carlos2003 0-7734-7008-5 184 pages Fomin, E. S. D.2002 0-7734-7225-8 284 pages Beyer, Jason A.2007 0-7734-5322-9 248 pages
This book seeks to make the case that philosophical naturalism serves as a better explanation of the range of human experience than Judeo-Christian theism. ‘Naturalism’ is defined as the view that all substantial or concrete entities are physical in nature; further, the physical world does not exist for a purpose or reason. Avoiding the usual naturalist approach of criticizing theistic arguments, this study first defines the nature of explanation and what makes one explanation better than another before producing an argument that naturalism serves as a better explanation of all things. George, Emery E.2003 0-7734-3432-1 156 pages
The diapason of the present volume is joy and hope in our new century and millennium. The one hundred poems explore the formal as well as mimetic possibilities of the villanelle. Among subjects, music and art are prominent. There are cycles of poems in homage to Bach, Mozart, the renaissance German sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider, the late Joseph Brodsky, and one of the startling minds of our century, Arthur Koestler. The poems aim at being an experience in sound, but they also invite us to think. Problems of perception are broached, and social and political comment is by no means absent. Song and comment reach one of their peaks in “Exemplary Tale” (no. 67), a poem on two young people in love, one a Croat, the other a Serb, talented opera singers and both dedicating themselves to working toward a more peaceful future. Cirigliano, Marc1997 0-7734-8694-1 352 pages
Contemporary 'standard' editions of Dante's lyrics do not contain all the poems in the definitive Barbi edition. This translation follows Barbi's format and contains all 118 poems of the definitive text. It follows what is arguably the central issue of Dante's aesthetic: championing vernacular poetry. As Dante relied on his vernacular, these translations rely on the common language of today's speech, free verse, and open form, to give English readers an experience of Dante that is as contemporary to us as his poetic moment was to him. The original Italian appears on facing pages. As with all Mellen books, this book is available at a special text price when ordered for text use. Wilkes, Gerald A.2008 0-7734-4956-6 520 pages
This is an edition which calls for a re-examination of his relationship to Sir Philip Sidney and the Pembroke circle. This book contains one black and white photograph. Wilkes, Gerald A.2008 0-7734-4958-2 596 pages
This edition calls for a re-examination of his relationship to Sir Philip Sidney and the Pembroke circle. This book contains one black and white photograph. Stanford, Donald E.2002 0-7734-7208-8 152 pages
This is the first complete collection of Donald E. Stanford’s poems, including the three chapbooks he published, his privately printed poems, and all the extant manuscript poems he did not publish. The textual notes list all the authorial versions, naming the basic text and giving all the variant readings. Tables of Stanford’s editions and collections and their tables of contents are presented, and the appendices provide Stanford’s own statements about his life and poetry. A preface by David Middleton, a well-known poet and scholar in his own right, placed Stanford’s poetry in historical perspective and highlights the salient virtues of his poetic theory and practice. Binkley, Susan Carpenter2007 0-7734-5275-3 160 pages
This interdisciplinary study explores the concept of the individual human being as it evolved within the philosophies of the French Enlightenment and how notions of the individual reached a turning point during the French Revolution. The author draws on the thought of French philosophes
and revolutionaries concerning the individual within nature and society and examines them within the framework of Michel Foucault’s thought. Kort, Eva2015 1-4955-0287-2 116 pages
This book opens a new dialogue for philosophical treatments of humor and comedy. It traces their history from the Dionysian Performance Tradition and brings a fresh perspective to the issue as it recasts standard interpretations of the Aristotelian theory in broader terms that offer new grounds for distinguishing ‘humor’, ‘comedy’ and ‘mirth’. McGaw, William2015 1-4955-0377-1 692 pages
An entirely new and major contribution to rediscovering the corpus of work and achievements from the sixteenth-century poet Henry Howard. It is, as no previous concordance has been, a coherent, integrated and an intellectually accessible resource with significant innovations in literary concordances, archaic words, modern words with obsolete meanings, and words with multiple means have been glossed with a wide range of application. Craig, Raymond2008 0-7734-4943-4 1680 pages
The Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor is a general use concordance of the work of British colonial and American puritan poet, Edward Taylor (d. 1729). Taylor’s major poems, Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations, represent nearly 50 years of poetic production of this devotional poet, whose emphasis on language and linguistic complexity make a concordance an essential tool of scholarship. This keyword-in-context (KWIC) concordance is based on Daniel Patterson’s recent edition, Edward Taylor’s Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations
(Kent State UP, 2003) and offers users an extensive compilation and sorting of orthographic variants, treatment of homographs as discrete words, and an index of nonsubstantive words and other words typically excluded from such works. Craig, Raymond1992 0-7734-9633-5 596 pages
The purpose of this concordance is to provide a thorough and reliable tool for Taylor scholarship, and to this end it is designed to anticipate the needs of the greatest number of Taylor scholars without compromising the needs of those with special interest in stylistic features of Taylor's work. Among the features are extensive cross-referencing of orthographic variants, treatment of homographs as discrete words, and retention in a verbal index of words typically omitted from concordances. One hundred forty-five poems are concorded here; with few exceptions, the poems do not appear in Gene Russell's A Concordance to the Poems of Edward Taylor
. Echeruo, Michael J.C.2008 0-7734-5082-3 576 pages
This work is designed to offer readers and scholars of Christopher Okigbo's poetry complete and convenient access to the text of Okigbo's poems in all their significant versions while also providing a reliable tool for tracking the poet's words and phrases, examining his revisions, and understanding his style and vocabulary -- all in a single volume. Patera, Tatiana A.2003 0-7734-6822-6 644 pages
This concordance is designed to assist Brodsky specialists and students of Russian poetry, deepening their understanding of one of the most important poets of our time whose works are now an indispensable part of the curriculum of many American and European universities. Berman, Madeline C.1999 0-7734-3105-5 Varvis, Stephen1992 0-7734-9976-8 240 pages
Using methods from the study of the history of consciousness, this study analyzes symbols such as "philosophy," "participation," and the various images Boethius employs to describe his intellectual process and goal. Its triple argument -- from its internal symbols, from sympathetic readers, and from opponents -- confirms the arguments for the meaning of the Consolation as the attempt of a Christian thinker to avail himself of philosophical thinking as a divine gift in which his own mind participated. It offers to medieval scholarship patterns of analysis which illuminate the patterns of medieval consciousness, and the shift to early modern ways of seeing and thinking. Crosses fields (history, philosophy, theology, literature) and periods (late antique to early modern), and relies on interpretive methodology. Edge, Hoyt L.1994 0-7734-9075-2 192 pages
Argues that a kind of thinking which this study calls "atomistic" has come to predominate in western culture, and describes four assumptions of modernism: atomism, foundationalism, dominionism, and "Mind as Reason". Traces the origins of these ideas and their implications, and then describes a transition from atomism to holism and the increasing emphasis on relational thinking in a number of areas, from politics to science and ethics. al-Bustani, Bushra2009 0-7734-4912-4 124 pages
A scholarly translation of a poem expressing the intensity and immediacy of grief. At a time when the portrayal of Iraq, its people, and the Arabic language is monolithic, al-Bustani’s Andalusian work illuminates the complexity, diversity, and humanity of Iraq as well as Arabic. Dykeman, Therese Boos2009 0-7734-4685-0 344 pages
This text argues for a more comprehensive history of early American philosophy than has previously been available by focusing on three seventeenth and eighteenth century American women philosophers—Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray —and comparing their philosophical views with those of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Dykeman, Therese Boos2012 0-7734-2554-3 312 pages
A revisionist monograph places women philosophers inside the mainstream of American philosophy in the 19th century. Cooney, William1989 0-88946-346-8 224 pages
Articles by the best Marcel scholars in America attempt to capture Marcellian thought never before treated in literature. Youngkin, Betty R.1995 0-7734-2277-3 156 pages
This volume examines two of Ong's contributions to the study of rhetoric: history and metaphor. His definitive work on Peter Ramus (1515-1572) filled a large gap in the history of rhetoric and established Ramus' work as a pivotal force in the division of the five parts of classical rhetoric. By using "interfaces of the word" as a metaphor for modern rhetoric, Ong reestablished the discipline of rhetoric as essential in all knowledge and communication. The study examines his work on Peter Ramus and analyzes Ong's book Interfaces of the Word and how the metaphor evolved in Ong's early, middle, and late work. Ong's work culminates in a paradigm of human history and consciousness: primary orality, writing, print, and secondary orality, and how rhetoric operates at each interface of these phenomena. Thorpe, Mark A.1998 0-7734-2827-5
Poems resulting from the author's experiences in urban and rural cultures. Jackaman, Rob1989 0-88946-932-6 336 pages
Proposes that there has been a revival of surrealist poetry and traces an uninterrupted thread of development in surrealism throughout twentieth-century English poetry. Brand, Alice1996 0-7734-2712-0 Frost, M Jennie2005 0-7734-3498-4 64 pages
This narrative poem retells the ancient Greek myths of Tantalos, Oinomaos, Hippodameia, Pelops, and Myrtilos. Haunted by her dead suitors, Hippodameia recalls how her father offered her as a prize in a chariot race between himself and her perspective suitors, and how Pelops won that race and caused the curse of Myrtilos to fall upon his descendents. Coulter, Page1992 0-7734-2764-3 Ellis, Elwyn1995 0-7734-2717-1 Yan, Jinfen2009 0-7734-4702-4 508 pages
This work examines the range of work in which value theorists are engaging in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The essays illustrate the ways in which value theorists from different parts of the world draw on an increasingly broad range of intellectual thought, including Chinese, European and African traditions. Hotz-Davies, Ingrid2001 0-7734-7463-3 416 pages
Offers a text-centered investigation of the basic concerns, modes, and desires in British women’s poetic interactions with the Christian religion. Covers not only the well-known poets such as Anne Bradstreet, the Brontes, and Emily Dickinson, but also many lesser-known ones. Wybrow, Cameron1993 0-7734-9207-0 376 pages
The present volume fills a gap in scholarship in three ways. First, it provides the reader with a concise introduction to Foster's life and thought, by means of a biographical essay and a complete bibliography of Foster's published work. Second, it contains unabridged reprints of the seven Foster articles (including the classic Mind trio) which are most concerned with the relations between religion and science. Third, and perhaps most important, it contains a number of responses to Foster by contemporary scholars representing a wide range of academic disciplines and theological persuasions. Stanley Jaki, Francis Oakley and others have contributed lively critiques and further theoretical explorations, stimulated by Foster, concerning nature, creation, science, Christianity, and modernity. This volume is an absolute prerequisite for all further work on Foster. It also makes a vital contribution to the areas of theology, philosophy, and intellectual history, especially regarding the concepts of `creation' and `nature', two notions which have become increasingly important to serious philosophical and religious discourse about the human situation today. Chan, Stephen1991 0-7734-9658-0 Kocis, Robert1989 0-88946-105-8 276 pages
A defect in Berlin's moral theory of "pluralism" is shown to undermine his defense of "negative liberty"; an alternative theory of moral reasoning, described as a "weak hierarchy of values," becomes the foundation for a theory of liberty that is neither negative nor positive but purposive. This thorough and critical appraisal of Berlin's thoughts on the nature of reality, of humanity, of values, and of politics and liberty describes Berlin's views _ one of this century's most compelling visions of life _ as unwaveringly modern and empiricist. McGaw, William2012 0-7734-2917-4 652 pages
This is an entirely new and comprehensive edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, edited by William McGaw. The work fills in a gap that scholars and critics have lamented for the past two decades and complements a full-scale biography published by William A. Sessions in 1999. Surrey was a preeminent courtier under King Henry VIII, and was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the two major Tudor poets (along with Sir Thomas Wyatt). He transformed the Petrarchan sonnet into its English form, created English blank verse, and he wrote the first personal elegy in English upon Wyatt’s death. No manuscript or early printed edition contains all of his work. This edition has been enhanced by more recent research and by access to more sources. As a result, there are fifty-nine poems, forty-four songs and sonnets, eleven Biblical paraphrases with two prologues, and two books of the Aeneid. Falconer, William2003 0-7734-6766-1 518 pages
This is the first ever scholarly edition of Falconer’s poetry. After an account of Falconer’s life and reputation, this study concentrates on Falconer’s masterwork, The Shipwreck, an autobiographical narrative of a disastrous shipwreck in 1749, of which Falconer was one of three survivors. The poem is unique in its autobiographical/narrative/didactic/epic character. The poem survives in three distinct and much modified versions. The study also examines some of Falconer’s other minor poetry. Mueller, Andreas K.E.2010 0-7734-3796-7 276 pages
This monograph is the first book-length study of Daniel Defoe as a poet and it addresses a long-standing gap in Defoe scholarship. It offers detailed readings of Defoe’s verse productions in relation to their historical and literary contexts, and investigates Defoe’s poetic theory and practice. In reaction to the common view
of Defoe as, first and foremost, a novelist, the author argues that he was England’s leading poet during the first decade of the eighteenth century. San Juan, Jr., E.2009 0-7734-4778-4 312 pages
This scholarly work is a project of historical-materialist critique of themes, theories, and arguments in contemporary cultural politics. It examines the contradictory actualities and potential of a class-conflicted world system from the radical perspectives of Antonio Gramsci, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Raymond Williams. It endeavors to forge a transformative praxis useful for understanding the current crisis of global capitalism. Boland, Tom2012 0-7734-4548-X 440 pages
What are the origins and purposes of social critique? Rather than use critique as a mode of investigating social phenomenon, this book analyses critique as a social phenomenon. Critique is both constitutive of modernity and exceedingly diverse, and not only that but widely taken for granted in scholarly communities. Herein, the resources of historical sociology and anthropology are used in order to gain perspective on critique as something culturally specific to modernity. Based on this, I analyze critique as moving force in history, part of the dynamic of capitalism and consumerism, a recurring trope in the media from all any political positions, and finally as a common-place even of popular culture. Finally, I turn to some key literary writers who have explored critique as a social phenomenon within their work, thus providing a reflexive perspective on critique as a lived experience. Lavazzi, Thomas1994 0-7734-2784-8 Sarsar, Saliba1999 0-7734-3107-1
These poems explore meaning-making and move through four seasons of the poet’s life and the lives of those close to him. The first, Khamsin, focuses on fear, conflict, and war. The second, Blast, depicts uneasiness, pain and dysfunctional relationships. Zephyr presents moods of love, reconciliation, and peace. Last, Holy Breath, speaks of spiritual anchoring and religious connections. The four symbolic winds dramatize coming to terms with ‘the other’ as reflected in national , religious, and interpersonal differences and the conflict that they bring. MacPherson, Jennifer B.1996 0-7734-2669-8
A poetic account of the author's seven-month sojourn through the Personal Ads scene. Canatsey, Kenneth1999 0-7734-3126-8
Poems reflecting on the outward journey and encounter of distant places, mirrored by an inward search for personal meaning which is happening in the course of experience. Carter, Robert E.1992 0-7734-9659-9
Affirms the infinite possibilities of the human imagination with passion and compassion, explores the complex interrelations of people and the environment that nourishes them. Brush and ink drawings by Tomio Nitto. Sellin, Eric1992 0-7734-9610-6 Cheney, Anne1995 0-7734-2757-0 120 pages
Culmination of three years work of a course taught at Virginia Tech, The Literature of Rock and Roll, to students who each wrote a poem concerning their experiences with rock and/or Popular Culture Evans, David Allan2001 0-7734-3412-7
The poetry in this volume was created mainly out of praise, curiosity, and wonder, with a solid sense of place the American Midwest, with its mix of small towns and cities, farms, acreages, packinghouses, four distinct seasons, and Protestant work ethic. Santrac, Aleksandar S.2005 0-7734-6057-8 228 pages
Jean Baudrillard is one of the outstanding representatives both of French poststructuralism and postmodernism. Because of radical criticism it was not possible for him to establish a logically coherent theoretical system; the philosophical aspects of his work are specifically merged, therefore, into a critical asystematic fragmentarism, which is the subject of this work. Wilensky, Ben1993 0-7734-9600-9
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"Religious and political systems have been designed to curb, crush, and simply eliminate the Jews; some of theses systems almost succeeded; some of them resonate today. My poems are about this `theatricality', the horror and the buffoonery of this madness. My poems are also about personal fears that within my lifetime a band of armed Jews, responding to yet another one of history's gruesome gags, will push a few buttons and turn the entire planet into a radio-active cemetery." - from the Introduction. Cook, Albert1992 0-7734-9566-5 168 pages
Delayed Answers, a large book of poems, is written in a semi-collagist method. The poems have been selected from the author's work since Adapt the Living (Swallow, 1981). Included is the recent series "Plaints and prophecies," based on macro-historical adumbrations. Thomson, Madia2011 0-7734-1460-6 316 pages
This book examines the changes that occurred in the Moroccan social hierarchy from the pre-Protectorate to the post-Independence period (1860 -2000). It argues that the actions of slaves encouraged changes in the institution of slavery. These changes
combined with the forces of economic modernization to reshape social configurations in nineteenth century Morocco. The study draws heavily on Arabic, Berber and French archival and oral data collected in France and Morocco. This book contains 12 color photographs. Fuykschot, Cornelia1997 0-7734-2671-X
Poems of love and loss, humor and sadness. Williams, John1995 0-7734-2742-2
The story of Dor (pronounced doe), a Haitian Voodoo priest, is captured with rich imagery and compelling rhythms. The setting is Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. There, Williams has created a place where the lines between good and evil, real and imagined, are blurred, as if two universes had converged. There, for a brief period, the powers of God and Satan are intertwined and the reader participates in questioning good and evil and whether there is a level of corruption that may be good. Dor is a poem of salvation, of sin and punishment, told in heroic blank verse. Carter, Nancy Corson1993 0-7734-2768-6 Christo, Cyril1990 0-88946-846-X Silk, Martine2003 0-7734-3490-9 64 pages
The Dream That Becomes Us illustrates the adventure of an enamored newcomer confronted with the beautiful and gentle culture shock that is Japan. It paints a modern picture of the graceful time-held traditions of Japan’s people and their unique philosophy and way of life. Embedded in and interwoven with this is the personal experience of being a stranger in a strange land. It is written in the Haiku form most appropriate to the subject, and respectful of the traditions of those who made the poet so welcome. Desy, Peter1992 0-7734-9617-3 Kirby, Anna1989 0-88946-897-4 Balbin, Julius2000 0-7734-2790-2
Poems on the concentration camp experience. Peters, Patricia Claire1996 0-7734-0001-X Merzlak, Regina1994 0-7734-2722-8
A book of poems that explores the mysterious connections between body and spirit. The unseen world often displays itself in what we call the real world, from sources that surprise us. Shirinian, Lorne1991 0-7734-9785-4 Heberlein, L. A.1993 0-7734-2779-1
Days after the earthquake that devastated Mexico City in 1985, rescuers found infants somehow alive although buried beneath rubble. This series of short narrative poems follows equally miraculous babies through other earthquakes. Pwu, Jean Lee1997 0-7734-2709-0 104 pages
Poems with backgrounds of Buddhism and Christianity, Taoism and Eastern and Western mysticism. Sagadeev, A.V.1999 0-7734-3227-2 452 pages
Presents original conceptions of formation and development of eastern Aristotelianism, which developed the philosophical traditions of antiquity in the medieval ‘theology-oriented” society of the Moslem East. The author gives a conceptual analysis of the philosophical doctrines of the prominent Arab thinkers: Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes).
In Russian. Villar-Argáiz, Pilar2007 0-7734-5383-0 448 pages
This study re-evaluates Boland’s work in the dual light of two important ideologies within modern Irish writing: feminism and postcolonialism. Its main objective is to analyze Boland’s evolution as an Irish woman poet in her attempt to overcome marginalization as a postcolonial gendered subject. By bringing together postcolonial and feminist theorizations of identity, this study demonstrates how Boland gradually undermines the (presumably authentic) representations of ‘woman’ and ‘nation’ she has inherited. By describing ‘Irishness’ and ‘womanhood’ in terms of fluidity and hybridity, Boland’s poetry exposes the constructedness of identity itself and allows the speaker to find a place freed from authoritative ideologies. In so doing, Boland manages to present a background where new decolonizing identities can emerge. In other words, it is here where she finds her way out as an outsider within an outsider’s culture. Walker, Sue Brannan2013 0-7734-4499-8 296 pages
An intelligent and provocative study exploring how the dynamic between nature and humanity animates many of Dickey’s major works. Its aim is to show the ways in which Dickey seeks to understand how it is possible for beings “to be” and what this means in terms of self-realization.
This intelligent study makes a major contribution to our understanding of a major poet and helps us to see James Dickey’s poetic and fictional corpus in an entirely new light. Brown, Harry2001 0-7734-3583-2 68 pages
Ego’s Eye ridicules snobbery, conformity, and opportunism, takes a humorous look at birds and cats including Jett the castrate, Cat Cool Hand, and Mrs. Robin and concludes with poems of irony, the real ‘spice of life’. Chaffin, C. E.1997 0-7734-2832-1
Poems concerning Nature, both as metaphor and experience, divided into the four elements (earth, air, water, fire). Gramang, Gerlinde1995 0-7734-1278-6 120 pages
The opening chapters of this study deal with Elizabeth Jennings' life and work as a whole, including her early life, her career as a writer, the major influences on her poetry including T. S. Eliot as well as Hopkins and Auden. Later chapters portrays the poet's approach to writing poetry, and then examine four major themes: Love, Art, Religion, and Death, analyzing poems illustrating each theme. The author had a personal interview and correspondence with Jennings during the course of her research. The volume includes the text of the interview. Schins, Juleon M.2004 0-7734-6557-X 284 pages
A challenging work that founds a theory of knowledge on the mathematical insights of Kurt Gödel and Roger Penrose. This is a study on the dual (material and non-material) nature of consciousness. It is an answer to the tremendous problems materialism faces when trying to define consciousness, a recent phenomenon called the ‘incompleteness’ of sciences, and the philosophical urge to unify common-sense causality and quantum causality. The study also treats four examples of incompleteness (mathematics, physics, biology, and ethology) and shows that only the postulate of a non-material human mind can account for these empirical data. O'Hear, Michael David1990 0-88946-893-1 Amoss, Lindsay S.1994 0-7734-2800-3 Ziegler, Esther2002 0-7734-7183-9 160 pages
Bruno Bauer wrote scores of scholarly books which were widely quoted. He was a mentor to Marx and an elder mentor to Nietzsche, and his controversial theology impelled the Prussian government to ban him from lecturing. This remarkable work, first banned, and then ignored contains historical clues into the temper of the time. He advanced Hegel’s theological phenomenology, especially with his treatment of the moment of transition from Stoicism to Christianity. Peart, Shirley Adawy2002 0-7734-7019-0 288 pages Fargue, Léon-Paul2003 0-7734-6685-1 132 pages
The introduction (by the translator) to this volume breaks new ground, and underlines Fargue’s importance both as a major poet and as a modernist. The preface by the important poet and editor, Peter Gizzi, will prove useful even to those who are very au courant with modern poetry. Fargue has never been translated into English, apart from a few poems in a Penguin anthology. St. John Perse, Joyce, and Rilke all considered Fargue one of the major poets of his age. And his best work, most agree, is the body of prose poems. These have the appeal of the flâneur genre, the kind of lively prose vignettes of Paris that Baudelaire made popular. This translation capitalizes on the visual appeal of Paris scenes, while also highlighting Fargue’s unique sense of the poetic, which was an important contribution to developing Modernism. Fargue blends Surrealism with a delicate musical stillness which evolves from French Symbolism. At the same time, Fargue’s often strange and unsettling images unfold a more personal sense of the poetic: his conviction that the poetic image is a return to, a re-writing of, childhood, an unlocking of the most intimate passages in time. Poëmes is Fargue’s first major work, a turning point in his writing, and an exemplary suite of prose poems. Facing page translations. Abadeer, Adel S.2008 0-7734-5046-2 208 pages
Examines the factors which facilitate modern-day slavery (MDS) and prescribes a realistic intervention strategy to counter its practice at all levels of government and society. O'Malley, Joseph J.2017 1-4955-0538-3 316 pages
This edition of two hitherto unpublished writings of Prof. Errol E. Harris (1908-2009). The first is an essay criticizing Benedetto Croce’s understanding of the 19th century German philosopher, G.W.F. Hegel. The second writing is a thesis, composed over a two-year period. In it Harris treats the question of how the finite human mind is able to grasp in thought the whole of the university of which it (the mind) is a part or member. The book also has a wonderful foreword by Professor James Connelly indicating its relevance to the current renaissance of idealism in England. Carter, Richard B.1991 0-88946-323-9 312 pages
This manuscript is of interest not only to philosophers but also to marine biologists, students of natural history, those involved in the life sciences, zoologists, zoo managers, wildlife preservationists, and ethicists. With interpretive essay. Vaughan, William2003 0-7734-7022-0 284 pages
Vaughan carefully explains the essential Heidegger concepts regarding historicity, language, truth, freedom, world, and art. Devotees of Heidegger may at last discover a measure of clarity in Vaughan’s exposition of Heidegger's corpus. Stacey, Sarah Alyn2002 0-7734-6919-2 220 pages
At the heart of the collection are the sporting links between Ireland and France, and the question of what constitutes sporting heroism. The approach adopted is innovative in its diversity: contributors include not only historians, but also literary critics, sporting administrators, a psychologist, and a prominent cyclist and sports writer, and each brings his or her orientation to bear on the subjects treated. Albert, Floyd1995 0-7734-2743-0 Biffar, Donna2000 0-7734-2794-5 92 pages Fanning, Bryan2007 0-7734-5414-4 256 pages
This study examines key thinkers who have offered influential accounts of the implications of specific belief about the nature of reality, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Locke and Nietzsche. It also addresses interpretations of these accounts by influential figures with the social sciences such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, John Dewey, Frederick Hayek, John Rawls, H.L.A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Hannah Arendt, Zigmunt Bauman and Richard Rorty. The aim throughout is to highlight the centrality of past and present ‘metaphysics’ to present day debates about moral community, jurisprudence, human rights and the relationship between the individual and collective good. O'Brien, Eugene2002 0-7734-7238-X 184 pages
Argues that it is only through its epistemological perspective that nationalism can be properly analyzed. It goes on to offer such an analysis, utilizing the work of Jacques Lacan. The strong connections between nationalism and religion are examined Finally, the supposed difference between political nationalism and ‘cultural nationalism’ is interrogated. Forshaw, I.1997 0-7734-2848-8
The destruction of compassion - 6th of August 1945: Hiroshima. A free-form verse play. Jacobson, John R.1989 0-88946-339-5 330 pages
Essayists' intercultural, interdisciplinary responses to the issue "The Existence of God" proposed by the Basic Issues Forum of Washington and Jefferson College. Essays include such topics as "Is `Existence' a Desirable Attribute of a Real God?" by Robert F. Streetman, "Jungian Archetypes and the Transcendent Image" by Nancy Tenfelde Clasby, "The Universe as `Controlled Accident'" by Conrad Hyers, and "The Ethics of Unbelief: Philosophy, Responsibility, and the `Ratio Anselmi'" by G. Scott Davis. Schwerin, Alan K.1993 0-7734-1933-0 220 pages
A new and accessible anthology designed to introduce students to some of the central issues of philosophy, including the nature of philosophy, perception and knowledge of the external world, as well as the relationship between mind and body. Wacior, Slawomir2007 0-7734-5427-6 316 pages
In the present study, the innovative and cerebral poetry of the Imagist movement, which revolutionized modern English and American poetry, has been analyzed in its contextual and intertextual relationships with other arts. Consequently, the book is like the texts it attempts to investigate, a peculiar hybrid, a collage of three basic materials or analytical perspectives: an excerpt from an Imagist manifesto sketched out in handwriting (context), a torn out printed page from a first edition of Des Imagistes
(text), and a photograph of a museum installation of a room devoted to Modernist art (intertext). Rothbart, Daniel1997 0-7734-8721-2 170 pages
This study explains scientific progress through analogical cross-fertilization of ideas between distinct physical systems. In many cases progress can be generated from a radically new juxtaposition of apparently incongruous physical systems, producing original horizons of intellectual vision. The work will be of interest to philosophers who examine issues related to the study of metaphor and analogy, and those who study the conditions and limits of scientific knowledge, the relationship between instrumental findings and theoretical progress, and the realism/antirealism debate. Cousins, Mel2005 0-7734-6036-5 404 pages
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Irish welfare system in comparative perspective. It examines key issues which have shaped the development of the Irish welfare state including the impact of Ireland’s post-colonial position, the role of globalisation and Ireland’s integration into the world-economy, and the respective roles of Irish state and societal institutions. The book places the Irish welfare state in a comparative European context and examines the extent to which Ireland fits into existing welfare typologies. It looks at the key policy areas of welfare support for those of working age, pensioners and children. It outlines the development of welfare systems in each area, describes the current level of coverage in a comparative context and outlines key debates. It also examines key policy issues including public opinion on the Irish welfare state, proposals for a basic income and debates on the privatization of welfare. The book concludes by discussing the possible future directions of welfare policy in Ireland. Parr, Adrian2003 0-7734-6564-2 240 pages
This study explores the work of Leonardo da Vinci with the aim of developing a concept of creative production, It argues that the conditions of a truly creative practice require an imaginative re-working of the real so that new and unforeseen realities can emerge. Studying Leonardo’s notebooks and sketches, where a cross-pollination of theory and practice abounds, it shows that creativity is critical power that operates in between the real and ideal, confounding the clear-cut distinction between them. Schoeck, R. J.1993 0-7734-0036-2
Meditative, conversational, or sometimes lyrical, this collection of poems is about landscapes and seascapes. The sense of the poetry of place is crystallized in the final poems of the volume that deal with the metaphors of travel. Blair, Carroll1999 0-7734-3094-6 88 pages
Addresses the circle in which man and all of life exists in a variety of expressions, exploring what man is, what he does; the absurdity of much of his ambitions and what he values in light of this circle. . . his illusions of progress and self-importance Dornisch, Loretta1991 0-88946-737-4 408 pages
A comprehensive introduction to Ricoeur, including full background information on all areas of his work and a bibliography. Includes chapters on: The Human Questions; The Challenge of Faith; The Christian Tradition; The Crisis of Society; A Theory of Symbol; Biblical Research; Ricoeur, Language, and Interpretation Theory. Cosma, Flavia2003 0-7734-3482-8 Adams-Davis, Katie Brittain1977 0-7734-0176-8 148 pages Pernot-Deschamps, Marguerite2009 0-7734-4761-X 168 pages
This work examines Neil Jordan’s use of images taken from Irish history, Catholicism, the Irish land and the world of art and the senses, in his films and, heretofore unexamined novels. Eshleman, Harry D.1995 0-7734-2785-6 Leonardi, Rosarius Roy1996 0-7734-2686-8
A collection of poems which examines the unstable social conditions of late 20th-century America. The poems are insights into a society which seems to have lost its compassion. These are poems which tell the story of a fading American dream. Folks, Jeffrey1991 0-7734-9615-7
This first collection contains poems focused on social and domestic themes, as well as verse addressed to such traditional topics as the seasonal changes of nature. In tight, sparse stanzas the poems address a laconic voice to the everyday world of social existence. Impinging on the personal realm of the poet, however, is the larger political arena, with its issues of human justice and ethics. James, J.W.2004 0-7734-3545-X 124 pagesSpecial Mention for Mellen Poetry Press Contest
While the Christian myth of St. Anthony’s sermon to the fish is at the core of this visionary poem, it is the mystical exploration of dreaming that St. Anthony is concerned with. His sermon is an invocation in a world that is fluid, ambiguous, discontinuous and yet whole.
A Book-Length Poem. Cook, Albert2000 0-7734-2712-0 132 pages
Poems on diverse subjects. Rapant, Larry1989 0-88946-898-2
This is a collection of lyrical poems on the subject of intimacy. It is divided into three sections to reflect a development and maturity of understanding on the part of the book's persona. Scheideman, Rick1996 0-7734-2749-X
This collection integrates around the theme of wonder, sometimes buoyant and hopeful, sometimes somber. The subject may be the first day in fall or a climb up Long's Peak or the intrusion of a Down's Syndrome individual in the midst of one's hurry, but there is wonder in the ordinary. Meek, Ed1992 0-7734-0040-0 Stockwell, Elsie Wear1994 0-7734-2728-7 Watterson, William Collins1992 0-7734-0006-0 Sweet, William2006 0-7734-5587-6 440 pages
These volumes collect and introduce the major writings of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord (1880-1941). Regarded as one of the finest minds in South African philosophy in the early twentieth century, Lord nevertheless published little during his lifetime part from his The Principles of Politics
(1921) and a few short essays. The editors of these volumes bring together not only Lord’s published work, but almost all of his previously-unpublished lectures and essays. Peden, W. Creighton1993 0-7734-9363-8 464 pages
Essays in this volume were selected from those presented at the ninth international social philosophy conference held in Dec.1991 at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India. The conference brought together thinkers from sixteen countries, discussing basic rights and the corresponding responsibilities that living in social communities involves. The conference was an especially valuable occasion for Westerners, who tend to think primarily in a "rights" mode, to discuss social issues with Indians, whose moral thinking tends to commence from the concept of "dharma" (duty or obligation). The papers here were chosen to be of the widest interest to readers, and to represent as much diversity of thought as possible. Peden, W. Creighton1989 0-88946-103-1 350 pages
Thirty-two essayists provide scholarly insight and opportunities for constructive dialogue on social philosophical theory regarding freedom, equality, and social change.
Social Philosophy Today No. 2 Hollard, Thoron2015 1-4955-0327-5 376 pages
The relationship between humans and dolphins has been a subject of interest since earliest times… This fascinating book explores first the classical background to Arion and his dolphin story and then its treatment by French literary and artistic figures who, in a variety of genres and forms, have recreated the story and brought out new meanings more appropriate to their particular times.”
Emeritus Professor of Classics,
Victoria University of Wellington ,New Zealand Steiner, Adele L.1997 0-7734-2840-2
This is a collection of the author's intimate reflections on family, friends and the world around her. Each one has been distilled through the senses of the child within, thoughtfully reexamined by the adult poet, and lovingly crafted into this volume of poems that reveals the author's constant struggle with love and loss. Peters, Patricia Claire2000 0-7734-3479-8 Nostrand, Howard Lee2003 0-7734-6589-8 480 pages
This volume challenges readers to confront constructively the greatest threat to the long-term well-being of society - polarization and fragmentation. Kofler, Silvia2003 0-7734-3484-4 80 pages
These poems represent an personal and literary voyage written over a period of about 10 years. Original German with facing English translation. Chapman, William P.1996 0-7734-2754-6
Poetry, classically steeped, restrained, elegiac and powerful. Del Guercio, Gerardo2013 0-7734-4518-8 196 pages
This book shows how abolitionists used rhetoric and discourse, rather than violence, to change opinions about slavery. Books like Uncle Tom’s Cabin incite people to take action and they provoke a sense of urgency about the matter. Less than a decade before an impending civil war the United States enacted the Compromise of 1850, which among other things revived the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 in a more aggravated form. The main stipulation of the law was to impose strict monetary and legal penalties against those who aided the escape or impeded the capture of fugitive slaves. Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe urged Americans to break the Fugitive Slave Law and free blacks across America. These are the most important texts from the American Antebellum Era that dealt with slavery and emancipation. This book explores the implications of the Fugitive Slave Law and the impact that these two figures had during that time period in American history. The argument is that Douglass and Stowe used language instead of violence to convince Americans to break the law, and that not all Americans agreed with the law. Cook, Albert1997 0-7734-2816-X
Poems in which the collage method aims at psychological "historical" widenings and intensifications. Ryan, Louise2002 0-7734-7298-3 320 pages
This study of the Irish Press from 1922-1937 demonstrates the ways in which particular gendered symbols, archetypes and images were used to embody notions of Ireland and Irishness: from emigration to unemployment, from militant Republicanism to the sinful pleasures of the jazz age. Makolkin, Anna2000 0-7734-7800-0 220 pages
This monograph examines the origins of modern and modernist moral confusion, deterioration of the Judeo-Christian values and contemporary boundaries between Right and Wrong, tracing the ethical shift to the ideas of Hobbes and Bentham, the peculiar universes of Schopenhauer and Dostoevsky, the new religion of Tolstoy and the destroyed God of Nietzsche, ending with the psychoanalytical commandments of Freud and the mire of sexual identity of Foucault and Paglia. It is a contribution to the history of ideas and represents an anatomy of modern ethics as wells a critique of modern and postmodern philosophy. It also deals with the moral irresponsibility of the thinkers whose casual experimentation with values and ideas about human relationships has brought onto the pathway of moral confusion. Record, Kirby1999 0-7734-3101-2
These poems represent the experience of living in Asia and the struggle to find inner continuity between the external circumstances of living in vastly disparate social cultural environments (such as a Malay village and Tokyo, Japan), and the internal unity that derives from one’s own cultural identity and personal history. The poems reflect the integrity of soul in the context of geographical variation, and in doing so engage some universal themes. Bement, Peter1974 0-7734-0450-3 294 pages
This essay in interpretation concentrates on Chapman's tragic themes, in the light of their development from his earliest poems though to his mature tragedies, as a key to the total meaning and significance of the plays. Edwards, Gavin1990 0-88946-934-2 232 pages
Establishes Crabbe as a figure on the border, not only as an earlier practitioner of realism, but also as a poet who is simultaneously a parson and one who is in his poetry interested in liminal states. This work is a powerful introduction to Crabbe and to the challenges he poses to the categories he continually eludes. Angus, Ian H.1987 0-88946-715-3 150 pages
The author provides an in-depth study of the Canadian philosopher's development and contribution to both the philosophical and political implications of contemporary technology. The work examines the relationship of technology and humanism as it encounters civilization and ethics. Jordan, Thomas E.2006 0-7734-5919-7 132 pages
This is an original edition of Gerard Boate’s Natural History of Ireland
. Dedicated to Oliver Cromwell, it was written after the 1641 uprising in Ireland in which investors were to be paid in Irish lands. Boate’s work contained detailed information about Ireland that he received from his older brother, Arnold, and English planters. It was hoped that the book would attract settlers to Ireland.
This work will appeal to scholars in Anglo-Irish Studies, Science, History, Philosophy, Geography, Natural History, and the 17th Century. Ferrara, Judith M.2000 0-7734-1242-5 76 pages
This collection of poems presents themes of death, friendship, longing, responsibility, fear, anticipation and reconciliation, frequently looking through the lens of visual and performing arts. Organized in three sections, Mulling, Impasto, and Movement and Sinking, the subjects of her poems are found in the home and neighborhood, in the past and present, in nature, in events experienced vicariously through newspapers and books, or directly by wandering through museums and attending performances. Moods range widely from meditative t turbulent, from connected to detached, from sorrowful to joyful; the poems move from celebrations and observations of the commonplace and the extraordinary to illuminations of the dark and violent. Nieto, John Francis2003 0-7734-3459-3 112 pages
Each poem attempts to draw from a particular character or image passions and rhythms that, although found through all human history, touch the modern heart with a peculiar poignancy. They should be read aloud to capture the sounds, images, and passions. Azkoul, Michael2006 0-7734-5640-6 232 pages
The purpose of this study is to offer the “philosophy” of the Greek and Latin Fathers without the parochial biases of Western scholarship. From the Latin Middle Ages, when the Masters or Scholastics ruled the intellectual world of the occident, until the present day, the work of the Fathers has been characterized as a synthesis of Christian and Hellenic thought, not unlike the philosophical theology of Thomas Aquinas, a synthesis anticipated by Augustine of Hippo, who, along with several other famous Christian writers (Tatian, Clement and Origen of Alexandria, Tertullian, etc.) cannot be numbered among the Fathers without negating the consensus patrum
. In other words, we must look upon the Greek and Latin Fathers as holy men, sharing a common faith, fellows of the same theological tradition, witnesses to, not creators of, “the Faith once delivered to the saints.” To demonstrate this thesis, this book examines not only the patristic conception of philosophy, but also its treatment of those three grand philosophical problems (if we may believe Immanuel Kant) in terms of their “philosophy”: God, immortality and freedom of the will. This work will appeal to scholars of church history and patrology. Beggs, Marck L.1995 0-7734-0023-0 Shuji, Terayama1998 164 pages
First full collection of Terayama's poetry to appear in English. Better known in Japan for his success as a playwright and founder of his own theater troupe, Terayama was also a literary critic, script writer, film-maker, and essayist. He experimented with new poetic structures, blending classic and avant garde styles. Includes the original Japanese with facing-page translations, and a short biographical introduction. Gomez, Antonio S.1999 0-7734-3108-X
Antonio Simon Gomez captures the essence of people and the majesty of the surrounding beauty in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He paints scenes with his words with the mastery of a painter’s brush. His New Mexico poems capture its magic as only a native among distinct cultures can capture them. Poems resonate real human emotions and speak about life’s realities, of greed, sorrows, human burden, and the healing that is required for living. Gordon, G. Timothy2000 0-7734-1252-2 64 pages
In broad and nuanced trompe l’oeil brushstrokes, this quiescent spiritual odyssey of witness and withness celebrates people and place, psychic polis, evokes primal ch’i, desert geomancy, and intensifies and merges oil-to-pastel visceral landscape of vision into what Ghostwalk whispers: The ‘long tao of dawn’ where all interiors call. Cook, Albert1998 0-7734-2825-9
With Illustrations by Ann Cheetham Colley. Haiku form verse on various topics. Liveson, Jay2000 0-7734-3096-2 Anderson, Erland1975 0-7734-0337-X 321 pages
Surveys the development of musical metaphors in the work of each poet and examines their knowledge of music. Moore, George B.2002 0-7734-3473-9 84 pages
The ancient practice of headhunting becomes a metaphor among these poems for the search for human essence. The headhunter finds in his prize the physical equivalent of the holy chalice or sacred icon. And if today our talismans are less gruesome, they nonetheless reflect the same desire for an understanding of human life. In this, his third collection of poems, George Moore explores the ever-present relationship between violence and the sacred. At times edgy in their lyricism, these poems ask hard questions of a harsh reality, while they struggle to make sense of the nature of human relationships. Lunde, David1994 0-7734-0008-7 Emad, Pravis1987 0-88946-305-0 190 pages
The authors present Heraclitus as Heidegger read him and offers an acount of the discussion generated by this newly discovered Heraclitus. Hammond, Mark2002 0-7734-7329-7 256 pages
This manuscript contributes to the areas of phenomenological research, Heidegger studies, and studies in the philosophy of money. It applies Heidegger’s phenomenological method (as spelled out in Being and Time and The Basic Problems of Phenomenology) to evolve a challenging perspective on the importance of money and the traditional philosophical question of value. Mendoza, Miguel (Michael Kip)1999 0-7734-3109-8
These poems (Spanish/English on alternating lines) reflect a cross-pollination between languages, and reflect the influence of Neruda, Diario, and others. Van Heemst, David B.2005 0-7734-6119-1 255 pages
This study provides an introduction to two of the twentieth century’s most significant philosophers, Herman Dooyeweerd and Eric Voegelin. Dooyeweerd and Voegelin provided a new, deeper understanding of history and philosophy. They were early interpreters of the crisis of modern humanism, exposing its contradictions and uncovering its fundamental, spiritual problems. They both re-described philosophy itself as depending upon something deeper than human autonomy. Wilson, Barrie A.1990 0-88946-370-0 224 pages
Represents a series of hermeneutic studies unified by two main concerns: to sort out and reconcile the varying claims of the text and the interpreter's perspective, and to urge reorientation of hermeneutic inquiry. Breeden, David1990 0-88946-847-8 Kravitz, Leonard S.1988 0-88946-253-4 285 pages
Reveals the "hidden doctrine" of Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed by viewing it as a parable and exploring the means by which Maimonides both concealed and revealed his meaning. Bulger, Thomas Francis1993 0-7734-9342-5 216 pages
This study identifies the most important attitudes toward history found within the individual books of the poem. Second, it explores the relevance and function of these historical perspectives to the particular fictional episodes in which they arise. Third, it defines Spenser's concept of historical being. Unlike other treatments of The Faerie Queene's use of history, this study does not decipher the text for allusions to Spenser's historical contemporaries, nor does it reduce the poem to a specific philosophy of history. This inquiry explores the integrity of Spenser's polysemous presentation of historical existence as a totality. Dominguez, Diana V.2010 0-7734-3649-9 320 pages
Medb of Connacht, a central female character of medieval Ireland's Ulster Cycle is read traditionally as an example of a misogynistic, patriarchal Christian campaign to suppress and silence women in early Ireland, or as symbolic of a primordial, mythic pre-Christian goddess, exempt from patriarchal censure because her behavior is ascribed to her duties as a divine sovereignty figure. In addition, this work provides the first comparative and comprehensive character analysis of the Connacht warrior queen across numerous tales in which she appears as a major player, presenting a more complete picture of her character across the tales than has previously been offered. Such an approach also allows for a reading of Medb as a literary reflection of the socio-political tensions present in the historical period during which the texts emerged, and perhaps as a reflection of historical women who helped to produce those tensions in their societies, including gender-related tensions every bit as complex and complicated as our own are today. Keith, Thomas1993 0-7734-0033-8 Skehill, Caroline2004 0-7734-6405-0 377 pages
This book is the first detailed history of child protection and welfare social work practice in the Republic of Ireland, providing a comprehensive and in-depth account of the development of social work within the child protection and welfare system in the Republic of Ireland. Drawing on a broad range of archival sources, the book illuminates the complex and often contradictory nature of child welfare practices over the period 1862-1991. The archival data provided in the book should provide an excellent starting point for persons interested in furthering the study of the nature of child welfare and/or social work in the Republic of Ireland.
The book applies a methodology of a history of the present in a rigorous manner, drawing from Foucault’s conceptualizations of archaeology, genealogy, and discourse. The book attempts to deconstruct and reconstruct the theorization of social work in ‘the social’ (Foucault, 1977; Donzelot, 1980, Parton, 1991) within the context of Irish social work. It is likely that both the methodological and theoretical aspects of this book, applied in such a grounded way, will be of great interest to a broad audience of social scientists and historians. Whyte, James G.2002 0-7734-7018-2 296 pages
For this study of the fiction of Irish writer McGahern, one of the prominent writers to follow the generation of James Joyce, White (Presentation College, UK) talked extensively with McGahern and studied all of his published novels and short stories. White finds a variety of themes in McGahern's work, including a sense of social fragmentation, the role of ritual in sustaining the hope of transformation, and the hierarchical structure of the family. Running throughout McGahern's work is the hope for a possibility of transcendence to an ideal world. Delli Carpini, John2004 0-7734-6411-5 230 pages
A complete and thorough study of William Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Sonnets emphasizing especially religion and history. The Ecclesiastical Sonnets are a sonnet sequence of 132 poems beginning with the founding of Christianity in England to the state of religion in Wordsworth’s day. Although a later work, they characterize many topics close to Wordsworth’s heart – the idea of history, pantheism, nature and Christianity. This book studies history and religion as well as Wordsworth’s use of sonnet sequence, a genre of his later writing. There has been very little written about the Ecclesiastical Sonnets. This book will help students to achieve a complete view of Wordsworth the young romantic as well as the elder statesman (poet laureate) of England. Rosario-Sievert, Heather1995 0-7734-2736-8
Poignant poems dedicated to the memory of the author's father. Pope, Ingrid Bloomquist1998 0-7734-2841-0
Meditative and inspirational poetry on coping with bereavement. Gomez, Iris2003 0-7734-3478-X 68 pages Wyatt, John2017 1-4955-0590-1 636 pages
This is a study in cultural history, tracing the relationship between Archaeology and Literature. It relates how archaeology became involved in literary expression. The author's aim is to study 'authors who engaged in a practical manner with the exploration of prehistory, and out that experience, created literature.' Houston, Nainsi J.2006 0-7734-5558-2 224 pages
The roles of men and women in Ireland have changed a great deal in the last fifty years and many of these changes can be attributed to the dual influence of the Irish Women’s Movement and Ireland’s inclusion in the European Community/Union. While these two influences affected many rapid legal changes toward equality for women and men in Ireland, Irish society has been slow to reflect these shifts. The novels examined in this book reflect the gap between these legal and societal changes. Plantinga, Theodore1992 0-7734-9575-4 202 pages
This is an original exploration of how the narratives people construct as they go about everyday living are shaped by certain limitations and regular patterns at work in individual memory. The book draws on themes in Walter Ong's analysis of memory and orality. It also explores the relations between memory aids/supports and memory itself. The recognition of records as playing a role in memory adds a collective dimension and raises questions about the nature of historical truth. The ethical theme is based on the thesis that the past can be redeemed or changed not just on the level of narrative but also on the level of additional actions that can be related to prior actions in such a way as to justify a new narration of the events taken together. Jorif, Rolando Leodore2009 0-7734-4826-8 176 pages
This study investigates how Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville depict patterns of human resistance to domination in institutions like slavery and in practices like impressment. Helder, William2014 0-7734-4241-3 288 pages
This study is an attempt to consider Beowulf in its literary context. It shows how the typological perspective manifests itself throughout Beowulf in its structure and its imagery and so aims to foster an increased awareness of the rich allusiveness of its metaphorical language. Hofmeister, Heimo2007 0-7734-5378-4 208 pages
This book provides an English translation of philosopher Heimo Hofmeister’s book, Der Wille zum Krieg, oder die Ohnmacht der Politik
, which traces the connection between war and the individual or group awareness of differences among ‘others’ which leads to inevitable and serious disagreement. Analyzing the relations of strength, force and power on the one hand and state, politics and war on the other, Hofmeister shows that while conflict is inevitable, war is not. Ironically, the same diversity that exists among humanity and the conflicts that arise from the awareness of such are just as much the foundation of harmony, friendship and love as they are that of war and hate. Hartnack, Justus1992 0-7734-9483-9 136 pages
A thoroughgoing categorical objectivism is presented and defended, which is still articulate enough to declare roots and methods in liberal tradition, analytical philosophy, as well as in Hegelian dialectic. Produces a consistent argument, uniting a diverse philosophical heritage while maintaining political integrity. This is a first rate study by a mature philosopher, and should gain standard stature. Hayes, Jana1995 0-7734-2755-4
Many of the poems in The Hunger deal with childhood trauma and its lifelong effects. These words and images show both the child's struggle to make sense of human evil and the adult's retrospective pondering of darkness in an attempt to achieve understanding. The tone is elegiac, suggested the mourning process that leads to healing. Ultimately, The Hunger is about the mind's ability to transform suffering through the language of poetry. Möller, Susann1993 0-7734-2793-7 Leer, Norman1992 0-7734-9453-7 52 pages Crawford, John W.1995 0-7734-2762-7 Batienon, Albert1997 0-7734-2690-6
Poetry of pain, joy, and sorrow of a son's remembrance of his family, his people, his native land in Africa. Schueler, George Frederick1989 0-88946-344-1 150 pages
Examines a series of defenses of the view that there can be no reasons for acting which are not connected to the agent's motives. The author argues that all such accounts fail owing to a failure to distinguish deliberation from the explanation of the action. Christo, Cyril1990 0-88946-845-1 Roma, Elisa2013 0-7734-4472-6 324 pages
The only book of its kind that offers a detailed account of the orthography, phonology and morphology of Middle Irish available in print. This is an important research tool for linguists and professors and graduate students working in the language arts.
The book covers key issues of initial mutations, and gives a detailed account of inflection and word formation of nouns, adjectives, pronouns, numerals, adverbs, verbs and prepositions. Attested forms are commented upon from a historical point of view, and the dynamics of linguistic conversation and innovation, the mechanism of analogy, contrasting the Middle Irish forms with the corresponding Old Irish ones with an eye on the evolution of the language. Brotemarkle, Diane1993 0-7734-2214-5 176 pages
Seeks elements of self-definition in Keats's work, the quest for the poetical character. From both his poems and letters, an aesthetic emerges which locates the poetical character in terms of a responsible role in a creative process: a transcendent Imagination infuses Beauty into the material world; these particulars become a source of inspiration for the artist, the foundation of "the simple imaginative Mind." The readings of Keats's poems depend on these stages, on the two kinds of imagination and the mediation between them. This study is the first to yield this particular synthesis, and the importance of historicism to Keats's aesthetic has not before been weighted. Gilbert, Jeremiah2003 0-7734-3494-1 80 pages
This collection of poems originated in the poet’s experience of going to church for the first time at the age of twenty-six. The first section, entitled “Church” is about the early times, observations, feelings, questions. The second section, “State” is about the state of religion in the world today, addressing televangelists, homophobia based in Scripture, and other areas where religion affects daily life. The segue between the two is a long poem entitled “Chronicles” which is composed of the first and last verses of books of the Old Testament, pieced together to tell their own story much as believers use passages, often out of context, to support their beliefs. Steadman, John1998 0-7734-2829-1
Sections include Mythologies; Satires and Lighter Verses; Meditations, East and West. Howard, H. Wendell1999 0-7734-3104-7 84 pages
Poems focus on the variety of qualities, capabilities, and attitudes of women, emphasizing the respect and appreciation due them but not always given. Weeks, Daniel J.1999 0-7734-3091-1
Poems deal with interconnected themes: death of someone from cancer in the prime of life; someone suffering from anorexia nervosa; change and metamorphosis as the path to meaningful life, moving from tragic themes to one of hope. Hindery, Roderick2001 0-7734-7407-2 236 pages
This work is centered on three levels. First, it illustrates the contemporary pervasiveness of indoctrination and ideology. Second, it correlates the successful resistance to them with the intensity by which persons affirm not simply ideas, but experiences of self, freedom, love and critical thinking. Third, its approach, which is philosophical, differs from conventional studies by creatively examining the affective and ‘conversational’ dynamics. Lee, Sander H.1992 0-88946-338-7 776 pages
Fifty-five essays by eminent contemporary philosophers on such topics as "The Devaluation of Value," "The Rationality of Pleasure-Seeking Animals," "Goethe's Moral Thinking," "The Second Death of Jean-Paul Sartre," "The Significance of Human Life after Auschwitz," and "What Can You Do with Art?" Complete with an appendix giving the history of the American Society for Value Inquiry and two additional appendices. Jennerman, Donald L.1999 0-7734-3123-3
The poems linger over details of the moment, and evoke a sense of place with a range of notes as of a cello. Wagstaff, Graham F.2001 0-7734-7406-4 516 pages
The first part of this volume critically reviews modern philosophical approaches to justice, charts the rise and fall of equity theory in psychology, and describes the conceptual turmoil that has resulted since its decline. The second part of the book argues that by combining the results of modern psychological research into justice and sociobiology with our knowledge of the ancient philosophical traditions of justice, and tracing some of the historical development of these traditions, it is possible to define fundamental, unifying, core principles of justice, and to gain a unique insight into the roots of problems that now confront theorists and researchers. It is not only a unique treatise on the nature of justice, it also serves as a valuable integrated interdisciplinary reference source in an otherwise fragmented area. Friedman, Norman1992 0-7734-9522-3 Greene, David B.2005 0-7734-6268-6 508 pages
One of the most significant figures in contemporary German philosophy and ethics, Heimo Hofmeister has recently published landmark works in medical ethics and the nature of warfare. A Russian translation of this book has already been published in 2000 and a second edition in German came out at the same time, and is almost sold out. This is the much awaited, first English translation of Dr. Heimo Hofmeister’s groundbreaking work. Jordan, Thomas E.1997 0-7734-8677-1 440 pages
This work addresses the role of stress in the lives of people and the quality of life which stress induced as people tried to cope with the Irish famine. From the 1841 census, the author has constructed a ten-variable index of the quality of life in each of Ireland's thirty-two counties and four provinces. The index is repeated for 1861. The original data are developed from census sources and so may be construed as longitudinal in nature and archival in source. In addition, commentaries of the time are drawn on, so the empirical-statistical perspective is supplemented by narrative accounts. Includes illustrations from the original pages of The Illustrated London News, the Pictorial Times, and the humor magazine Punch. Younger, Kelly2001 0-7734-7466-8 332 pages
In the 20th century alone, over twenty Irish authors have adapted more than twenty versions of ancient Greek tragedies, or plays based on Greek themes. Through a comparative analysis of Irish dramas (from playwrights Yeats, MacNeice, Kennelly, Heaney, Mahon, and McGuinness) and the original Greek Tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, this volume explores the theatrical relationship between the political and the personal, the Classical and the contemporary, the Irish and the Greek. Murphy, Neil2004 0-7734-6518-9 286 pages
This study situates three contemporary Irish novelists, Aidan Higgins, John Banville and Neil Jordan in the context of Modernist and Postmodernist literature. In order to map how these writers respond to the problems of epistemological doubt, their work is positioned beside that of other writers like Rushdie, Nabokov, Calvino, Garcia-Marquez and Robbe-Grillet. In addition, the opening chapter outlines a working position on the meaning and significance of Postmodernism, as it pertains to literary fiction, with particular reference to the work of Brian McHale, Ihab Hassan, Patricia Waugh, David Harvey, Richard Kearney and David Lodge. Although firmly rooted in Irish literary studies, this work represents a departure from recent critical work in Irish literature in that it seeks, responding to the specificity of the fictionalized concerns of these writers, to contextualize the fictions of Higgins, Banville and Jordan within Irish and international literary traditions, rather than in an Irish historical or political framework. Murphy, Graham J.2000 0-7734-7838-8 428 pages
This anthology collects and organizes the multiform depictions of the Irish from 1786-1840, in a volume that establishes the origins of the American cultural fixation on representations of the Irish. Blankenhorn, V. S.2003 0-7734-6782-3 544 pages
This work is a systematic analysis and classification of Irish accentual verse-metres. It will interest linguists and students of metre, as well as ethnomusicologists studying the context of Irish traditional song, and musicologists studying the historical development of European song-forms. An assessment of previous contributions to the study of Irish verse-practice is followed by a general survey of metrical scholarship, which in turn lays the groundwork for a metrical theory of Irish accentual verse. Space is devoted to a phenomenologically-based discussion of the role of rhythm in spoken Irish and its implications for verse-structure. The heart of the work consists of a taxonomical survey of Irish accentual verse-types, in which the principal criterion for inclusion in a given category is the number of stressed syllables in a line. Following chapters deal with stanzaic and supra-stanzaic structure and verse-ornament, the musical context of verse, the ways in which musical metre differs from verse metre, and the implications of such differences for a system of versification primarily transmitted through a musical medium. Gillette, Gregory2007 0-7734-5406-3 136 pages
This book provides an analysis of the concepts of space and time in the thought and writings of Sir Isaac Newton, attempting to illustrate his portrayal of both of these as sacred, not merely material entities. This book offers an interesting contribution to current debates concerning the relationship between science and religion, and will appeal to those who study the philosophy of religion, theology, and the history of science. Bukay, David2017 1-4955-0605-3 64 pages
Dr. Bukay’s monograph looks at Islam’s historical and theological relationship with the practice of slavery. Scheideman, Rick1993 0-7734-2778-3 Attah-Poku, Agyeman1999 0-7734-3102-2 88 pages
This book presents prolific poetic imagery of African and Africans in past, present and future. Sections include Africa and World Peace and Security; African History and Culture in the Olden Days; Africa and Colonization; Africa in More Contemporary Times; and Miscellaneous. MacCarthy, Anne2000 0-7734-7498-6 324 pages
This study considers a new evaluation of Mangan and Walsh, by referring to the problems of Irish literature in a more international context using the theories of Even-Zohar and Andre Lefevere. The book highlights the fact that literary fame depends on ideological and cultural concerns and not solely on aesthetics. By appraising the achievements of Mangan and Walsh, it shows how ideology in Ireland affected their reputations, leading to their marginalization. Rhodes, James R.1990 0-88946-999-7 Rogal, Samuel J.1993 0-7734-9243-7 492 pages
John Wesley's forty-three-year mission to Ireland has been inscribed, permanently and significantly, into the history of religion among the Irish, both in Ireland and North America. He converted some 14,000 Irish to Methodism. Many of those immigrated to North America between 1760 and 1775, extending Wesley's influence throughout colonial America. Rogal, Samuel J.1993 0-7734-9245-3 368 pages
John Wesley's forty-three-year mission to Ireland has been inscribed, permanently and significantly, into the history of religion among the Irish, both in Ireland and North America. He converted some 14,000 Irish to Methodism. Many of those immigrated to North America between 1760 and 1775, extending Wesley's influence throughout colonial America. Hall, Richard2017 1-4955-0553-7 136 pages
The focus of this monograph is Josiah Royce's imaginative proposal to preserve world peace by the virtue of international insurance. It offers possible reasons for his choice of insurance as an instrument of peace. Using World War One as a catalyst, Josiah Royce attempted to combine the art of statistics with the precepts of insurance to craft a scheme for international peace. McAllister, Ray1999 0-7734-3120-9
Journey of Passion is McAllister’s spiritual walk as described in poetry, telling of the passion of falling in love with God, the beauty of Christian friendship, and how, in God, one will find hope and comfort amid today’s many struggles. As a member of Generation X, McAllister has poems dealing with dating, chastity, racism, and substance abuse. Since Ray is totally blind, he has also been able to include many fresh insights about life and reality. Also, several poems include word puzzles that will challenge the reader to search for hidden messages and meanings. Gluck, Andrew L.2012 0-7734-3054-7 752 pages
This book shows how Judah Abrabanel’s writings are philosophical, and not merely religious. It examines the Renaissance belief that Love should know more than Wisdom, which is something Abrabanel taught. The ultimate mystical union with God for Abrabanel is beneficence towards one’s fellow human beings. His view is that love is the affirmation of both God and human individual experience. Knowledge of man and God are both dependent upon the experience of love. de Moirans, Epifanio2007 0-7734-5504-3 532 pagesAwarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship
This book offers a critical Latin text with English, facing-page translation of Epifanio de Moirans's Servi Liberi seu Naturalis Mancipiorum Libertatis Iusta Defensio
. The events described in Servi Liberi
occurred in Havana, Cuba toward the end of 1681 and the beginning of 1682. It was then that the author, de Moirans, a Frenchman from Burgundy, along with Francisco José de Jaca, a Spaniard from Aragon and fellow Capuchin, did what was most impossible and subversive at the time: he condemned the very institution of slavery. The only extant copy of Servi Liberi
is in Seville’s Archivo General de Indias, which, though formerly a stock exchange, became the official depository for Spanish colonial documents over two hundred years ago. Servi Liberi
has survived because of the Archive; had it perished, we would have no knowledge of these events, no awareness of these campaigns, and no idea of how two Capuchins struggled with all the established political, economic, and religious interests of their time to change the widespread and destructive practice of slavery. Lin, Yu-chen2002 0-7734-7035-2 216 pages Branon, R. Frost Jr.1994 0-7734-2714-7
The poems here possess a unity - way stations of a pilgrim discovering love, beauty, death, frustration, and locked doors. As a symbol, roses have over the ages embodied these insights into the soul. Sears, Richard Duane1993 0-7734-9309-3 442 pages
An examination of the relationship between the lives and thought of Cassius M. Clay and Rev. John G. Fee, Kentucky's most famous and controversial antislavery leaders. It provides the most thorough treatment yet written of Fee's thinking in relation to his background and experiences, and by far the most complete estimation of influences on his religious convictions. It presents a detailed account of virtually all the abolitionists active in Kentucky from 1854-1864, including leaders and followers, both out of state and indigenous. Includes a complete narrative of the founding of Berea, KY as an abolitionist colony, and information about the first, abortive establishment of what is now Berea College. Relates the events after John Brown's Harpers Ferry raid when all the KY abolitionists were forced into exile by vigilante mobs. Follows Fee and others up to the point of his return to the mission field in Kentucky in 1864. Phillis, Randy2000 0-7734-1268-9 68 pages
Poems that capture the voices and concerns of the new American West, placed in an imaginary Colorado town. Kahn, Lisa1992 0-7734-9437-5
In KPHTH (the Greek spelling of Crete), Kahn describes the beauty of the island, its palaces, the treasures of Minoan art, but also the local customs and traditions of the inhabitants. Interwoven with her observations are personal memories, emotions of joy and pain, love and sadness. Thus the poems are not just descriptive of Crete, but moving and interesting for the readers, who can project themselves into the lyrics. Tipper, Karen Sasha Anthony2013 0-7734-4501-3 232 pages
The current final volume is a collection of correspondence written by Lady Jane Wilde to her daughter-in-law, Constance Wilde, as well as other friends and acquaintances. Lady Wilde, like her son Oscar, was an excellent writer. She had a wide range of interests. Much of the ridicule directed at Lady Wilde and her writing and lifestyle followed the imprisonment of her son in 1894 and reflected Victorian prejudices. These letters provide a different picture: that of a reflective, intelligent and kind woman.
An excellent work in deciphering Lady Wilde’s personal handwritten letters and correspondence. An invaluable source of new information to scholars reassessing the lives of the Wildes, studying the status of women, or working in the field of Irish literature. Williams, Linda Paglierani1993 0-7734-0021-4 Jones, Bernard2002 0-7734-7240-1 284 pages
Study focuses on the way in which Barnes uses and experiments with techniques of meter, rhyme and sound, and shows how an understanding of the language of the poems, not only dialect but also standard English, is essential to appreciating the worth of Barnes’s poetical output. A detailed examination of the way in which he set about composing his verse reveals the careful and self-conscious craftsman who lies behind the superficial oddities that may strike the present day reader. McAloon, Francis X.2008 0-7734-5022-X 264 pages
Grounded in the investigative tools of interpretation theory, theo-poetic aesthetics, and literary criticism, this book proposes and employs an interdisciplinary methodology for the analysis of poetic prayer tests, focusing upon the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Interspersed throughout the text are brief interchapters, which offer practical illustrations of the sort of transformative reading this work proposes. Schulte, Rainer1999 0-7734-3083-0
Rainer Schulte’s poems create vivid, unexpected images that cast a fresh and original light on the events and scenes of everyday life. His eye observes the phenomena of human existence with crystal clarity and reinterprets them in startlingly unusual ways. Through paradoxical juxtapositions his mind glimpses the dynamic realms of our inner world. Concise in language, yet not obscure, his poems lead the reader from sensuous experience to abstraction. His vision of the world becomes transparent through chains of metaphorical associations that reflect the violence and hypocrisy of the contemporary world we inhabit. And at the same time, his metaphors and images project moments of silence that flicker with a light of hope. Sutton, James H.1997 0-7734-2828-3
Winner of the 1996 Mellen Poetry Prize
Epic poem in sonnet form on WWII and the destruction of Hiroshima, as seen through the eyes of a Japanese naval officer. Thompson, Peter S.1999 0-7734-3112-8
‘The defilements’ are meditations, personal but universal, too. They are the product of many years’ reflection on the Dharma, and long struggle with the forces (needs, passions) that thwart transcendent peace. ‘The road’ is a physical reflection of this journey, and complements the other poems with quiet, incantatory moments from scattered parts of the world. Cobb, Carl W.2000 0-7734-1266-2 80 pages
Collection of sonnets, based on the author’s personal experiences and family. Hafez-Ergaut, Agnès2000 0-7734-7772-1 328 pages
This study deals with the notions of the sordid and nihilism and explores their rapport with the works of Huysmans, Céline, and Sartre. This study argues that the three writers are lined in their philosophical or spiritual quest, and aims at demonstrating that the sordid is used as a metaphor to describe the trauma that modern times inflict on modern man. In French. Marek, Ludwig J.1999 0-7734-3086-5 68 pages
Presents an accumulated representation of a four-year voyage through the author’s experiences in the United States. Poems range from ordinary and slant rhyme to organized Italian quatrains, and free verse. Stockwell, Elsie Wear1993 0-7734-2804-6
These poems are about you and me. They ask Gaugin's questions: "Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?" Roma, Elisa2014 0-7734-0055-9 296 pages
This is a multi-authored volume which gathers essays devoted to Early Irish originally presented at the XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies, held in Maynooth, August 1-5, 2011. The topics covered, either from a synchronic or a diachronic perspective, range from phonetics and phonology to morphology and syntax with some semantics. Travis, Charles2009 0-7734-3894-7 272 pages
This piece of literary geography examines the relationship between landscape and identity in the works of nine Irish writers who published English language novels between 1929-1946. Focusing upon the distinct lebenswelt experiences and depictions by these Irish writers, an engagement with Mikhail Bakhtin’s ‘Historical Poetics’ sets the periodicity of early post- independent and partioned Ireland in rhythm with the distinct senses of place and spaces of culture to which each writer’s works give birth. This book contains four color photographs. Rhodes, James R.1990 0-88946-049-3 Stryk, Dan1990 0-88946-890-7 Aspenberg, Gary1996 0-7734-2683-3 Warren, Nagueyalti1992 0-7734-9573-8
These poems catch transient moments in the African-American experience and hold them up for poetic scrutiny. Capturing both past and present, rural and urban experiences, they spin a gossamer web of memories of youth and old age, creating a voice that is at once ancient and contemporary, African and American. Martin, Herbert Woodward2001 0-7734-3422-4 124 pages
Co-Winner of the 1998 Mellen Poetry Press Contest Prize
This epic poems shows some of the minute details of the slavery period: the voyage, the sometimes suicides of the captives, the attempts to escape and the rewards advertised by the slaveholders. The is able to capture different voices and tones, in accord with his different subjects. Past, present, and future converge, with the slave ship as symbol. Heiser, John H.1991 0-88946-288-7 108 pages
Examines how Plotinus relates language not only to philosophical reasoning, but to noesis, the intuitive and comprehensive act of intellection, and how he relates language to Union with the One, a union "beyond speech and beyond noesis." Parsley, Jamie1995 0-7734-0011-7 Will, Frederic2011 0-7734-1603-X 360 pages
A monograph concerning the state of epic poetry in an age of shorter attention spans. Kirschten, Robert2001 0-7734-3458-5 76 pages
Comic poems commenting on everything from Looney Tunes characters such as Yogi Bear, quick Draw McGraw and Wiley E. Coyote, to Jimmy Durante, comic paintings, and soap operas.
About the poet: Robert Kirschten is the author of James Dickey and the Gentle Ecstasy of Earth: A Reading of the Poems; “Approaching Prayer”: Ritual and the Shape of Myth in A. R. Ammons and James Dickey; and three earlier books of poems, Old Family Movies, Nighthawks and Irises, and Chicago Poems. Waters, William2001 0-7734-3430-5 96 pages
Personal poems on circumstances springing from the poet’s life. John Waterfield studied Classics and English literature at Christ Church, Oxford, receiving a doctorate in 1979. He published his translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies with Mellen in 1999. He lives and teaches in England. Minock, Mary1995 0-7734-2729-5 92 pages Larson, Rustin1996 0-7734-3493-3 68 pages Williams, Robert Carl2003 0-7734-3542-5 84 pages
Many of these poems in mood and content are inspired buy the poet’s reverence for the sea and sky and the changing seasons in the mountains of Vermont. His work draws heavily from his life’s considerable experiences, both his early years on a farm and his observations of human frailty and renewal.
About the poet: Robert Carl Williams spent his formative years on a small farm in East Tennessee, at the foothills of Appalachia. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee, trained as a jet fighter pilot toward the end of the Korean War, received a BA in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and moved to Vermont in the early ‘60s. He is an avid sailor, spending six months each winter sailing westward around the world with his wife Annabelle. During the summer and fall he works in his ongoing practice of architecture as senior partner. Soldati, Joseph A.1992 0-7734-9525-8
A kaleidoscope of longing, love, death, sorrow, memory, and joy, the poems are lyrical journeys into and from the remote past, the recent past, and the immediate present in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Crawford, John W.1989 0-88946-887-7 McKernan, Llewellyn1993 0-88946-568-1
Water images abound in this book. Water drowns people. Raises them up. Water pours from the sky, springs from earth. Water nourishes life. Destroys land and property. It is everywhere in these poems: the same, yet different. Each poem comes from a different moment in one woman's life - a woman who evolved in the poet's imagination from the many years of living in a state where floods are constant as the power of human emotions and the belief that "love is stern as death ... many waters cannot quench it, neither can the floods drown it." -- Song of Solomon 8:6,7. Alexander, J.H.1981 0-7734-0276-4 263 pages
Explores the poem's thematic implications in great detail, and examines the aesthetic challenge posed by the unique structure of the poem. The second study offers an ordered account and interpretation of the changes which the work underwent in manuscript and proof, with the aim of exploring Scott’s method of composition and drawing further attention to the poem's aesthetic qualities. Norman, Paralee2000 0-7734-7689-X 160 pages
Marmion Savage wrote in Dublin during the notorious potato famines; criticizing extremes of political intellectual behavior which he believed were taking his homeland into the wrong directions. His five novels express these ideas, leaving few groups unscathed, including nearly all major Irish factions, political or not, many of the English, and even Americans from whose gigantic ‘wilderness’ and the resulting plethora of working class people’s dangers he wished to save his starving countrymen. This unbiased critical biography, based on twenty years of research, erases years of scholarly neglect, piecing together fragments of truth and falsehood.. For the first time, his persistent use of light satire is defined and recognized. He wrote multi-subgeneric novels with one dominant mode, a form typical in Victorian fiction. These are analyzed and explained, with brief summaries of his five long novels (now out of print), and illustrated in detail. The study includes a complete modern collected bibliography, a summary of all known criticism from his times, with detailed appendices, which includes an index. Tanter, Marcy L.2015 1-4955-0315-1 152 pages
An important and engaging study of the original work and writings of Martha Dickinson Bianchi, the niece of poet Emily Dickinson. This book
establishes Martha as a prolific poet, novelist, essayist and translator. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Great War, this study will help us to rethink how women experienced that war by identifying a significant woman poet who published during the first two decades of the 20th century but whose work has largely been ignored. Kaufmann, U. Milo2004 0-7734-3586-7 92 pages
Measures of Breath is a loosely autobiographical collection of poems focusing on the strangeness of the ordinary and the resonance of the most private and personal. Memories and intimations are offered which suggest a framing reality larger than that described in the standard scientific model. Questions recalled from childhood are addressed, along with early experience that rarely finds its way into language. While the poems canvass the five stages of life, the structure is loose enough to accommodate a variety of speculations on the mystery of lived time as it resists any easy understanding. Brown, Harry1989 0-88946-888-5
Poems on disparate topics, several of which take their subject from Biblical literature. Challen, Paul1993 0-7734-2786-4 64 pages
Selections from some of Mellen's most distinguished poets. Biographical information included. Ulisse, Peter1995 0-7734-2733-3
Dealing with subjects related to time, memory, perception, illusion, love, death, and the imagination, these poems strive to reach the emotional center of our deepest joys and fears. They delve into and question the very heart of what we call real. McKee, Glenn1999 0-7734-3089-X Mwamba, Tchafu2001 0-7734-7465-X 280 pages
This is a study of Polanyi’s theory of tacit knowledge, specifically his description of its nature, structure and function, and the all-important post critical framework which gives rise to it. it is an excellent orientation for those unfamiliar with Polanyi’s work, and of essential value for students of Polanyi’s thought. Robinson, Keith A.2001 0-7734-7573-7 348 pages
This volume offers a map of the underlying movements of Foucault’s thought. Detailed and comprehensive, it demonstrates that Foucault is a philosopher of complex spaces, territories and architectures of thought across the range of his work, and includes analyses of lesser known texts (Magritte, Pierre Riviere, Brisset) that are hardly mentioned in the secondary literature. It also presents new and original readings of his major texts that will interest a wide audience. The primary sense, direction, and force of Foucault’s thought is shown to reside in the connections established between a new conception of space-time and freedom, an open system of relations that shows how he thinks the ‘present’ differently, designating this effort the ‘thought from Outside’. This is the freedom of thought in Foucault – a potentially dangerous or joyful yet necessarily endless effort to connect and reconnect with the Outside that is uniquely Foucauldian. Lovitt, Harriet1995 0-88946-345-X 500 pages
A groundbreaking study, containing a landmark inquiry into structural coherences pervading Heidegger's thinking. This two volume work provides current Heidegger-scholarship with invaluable resources for considering the multi-faceted discourses and themes that are strewn along Heidegger's path to thinking. Lovitt, William1995 0-88946-269-0 600 pages
A groundbreaking study, containing a landmark inquiry into structural coherences pervading Heidegger's thinking. Lewis, Ethan2007 0-7734-5758-5 252 pages
This book builds on previous research to scrutinize the poetry of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot through the lens of Imagism. While Pound eventually disassociated himself from the Imagist movement and Eliot never belonged to it, it was still an influence on the development of these two poets. Therefore, Imagism is essential to a proper understanding of certain elements in the works of these twentieth-century poets. Cook, Albert1993 0-7734-2788-0 364 pages Cook, Albert1992 0-7734-9564-9 112 pages
Modulars offers five poems, each written on a different pattern according to the principle of "the syllabic module," a sound system developed by the author. The sense of contemporary verse is often organized on variable axes, and this book aims to organize sound patterns in a corresponding way. It offers metrical modes somewhat analogous to the structure of serial music, in which the randomness of instances in free verse is subordinated to audible patterns, without returning to the simple recursions of meter. In the poems of Modulars, the line unit is bound both horizontally by syllable-count in the line and vertically by recursive series from line to line. At the same time, the line, within its limited number of syllabic alternatives, remains free, as free verse is free, to choose, at every point, the particular alternative for the particular line. Flynn, John1997 0-7734-2826-7
Winner of the First Place Award in Poetry from RPCV Writers and Readers Magazine Sparks, Christopher1999 0-7734-7976-7 292 pages
The text considers Montesquieu as a thinker within a broad historical, social and philosophical context. As such the text is both about Montesquieu and uses Montesquieu to consider a range of broader issues. In particular the text focuses on questions of philosophical certainty and uncertainty and relates Montesquieu's work to historical, literary and social changes. This approach not only provides a wide ranging and multifaceted analysis of Montesquieu but also provides his work with a significant contemporary relevance . Crump, R.W.2013 0-7734-4343-6 70 pages
This book of devotional poetry is designed to provide an opportunity for readers to reflect on the lives of saintly individuals who in God's view brought the presence of Jesus Christ into the situations in their own lives, and who allowed God's purpose for them to be fulfilled thereby.
Hidalgo-Calle, Lola2017 1-4955-0602-9 184 pages
This work is a continuation of the author's first work, Study of Twenty-First Century Andalusian Poets
. The translated works of seven new Andalusian Women poets, with biographical details about the poets and their verse. This book is a facing page translation in English and Spanish. Blottenberger, Mike W.1996 0-7734-2721-X Fifer, Kenneth1994 0-7734-2765-1 Volková, Bronislava1999 0-7734-3570-0 168 pages
With the assistance of Willis Barnstone, Andrew Durkin, Gregory Orr, and Lilli Parrott
Poems communicating a young woman’s internal monologue. In Czech, with English translation. Martínez, Manuel2010 0-7734-4659-1 252 pages
This marks the first time that Gleyvis Coro Montanet’s poetry has been translated into English. The volume consists of three sections that explore poetry in different ways; prose poems, poems with rhyme schemes, and poems in free verse. Goldman, Mark1991 0-7734-9777-3
The five sections of the book -- Elegaic, History and Geography, Dramatis Personae, Love Songs, and Daughter -- reveal or circumscribe a journey as the poems move from childhood to maturity, generation to generation, in the archetypal search for understanding, forgiveness; and, of course, love. Burnham, Philip E.2003 0-7734-3453-4 84 pages
These poems encompass ordinary and extraordinary moments: history from the perspective of a teacher-scholar and traveler, routines of a one-time neighbor, Adam, the poignancy of family life, the mysteries revealed in the farthest reaches of the universe and in the backyard garden. Nangini, Mary Angela1995 0-7734-2726-0
Nangini's poems celebrate the richness of life in central southern Ontario. From the city to cottage-country and the roads in between, Nangini explores the changing seasons of her varied region. Green, Faith S.1992 0-7734-0043-5 Kelly, Dermot1988 0-7734-1994-2 138 pages
This books tackles the central stylistic problem of Ulysses -- the fact that many of Joyce's experiments seem to be divergences from the novelistic story. By tracing key words, images and voices through the labyrinth of the later episodes, it develops new proof of the novel's formal unity. There are revealing observations about the way Joyce transforms parody into a mode of celebratory lyricism. Brings a fresh perspective to the puzzle of Joyce's styles, linking character and discourse in a humanistic appreciation of the author's artistry. Jacob, Emil2000 0-7734-3467-4 80 pages
Edited by Christopher Thornton
Poems focusing on existentialist struggles and dilemmas, colored with dreamlike imagery that suggests surrealistic painting and leaves a powerful impression that transcends the mere power of words. Dennis, Helen1996 0-7734-9010-8 516 pages
This study investigates both the medieval Provençal troubadours particularly studied by Pound (after Dante), with reference both to their canzon and to the medieval biographies; and the nineteenth and earlier twentieth century use of these, in romantic popularizing works, in the works of serious essayists and scholars, and by poets, especially Browning.These investigations elucidate Pound's own use of Provençal materials in developing his concept of poetry as the lost art of combining words with music, the technical études of Arnaut Daniel, etc. culminating in "Langue d'Oc", and the development of his persona method. This latter development is traced from early poetic sequences, through the major Provençal personae, to "Near Perigord", "Provincia Deserta", and "Three Cantos" (1917), which discuss the problem of writing a "poem including history". Pound's transition to the ideogrammic method of The Cantos is demonstrated by a detailed reading of the first seven cantos. Finally, a discussion of The Pisan Cantos shows how Pound's early studies of Provençal techniques, and of its cult of emotions which linked it to pagan rites of renaissance, led to his recreation of the troubadour ethos of Amor as Poesis. Coulter, Page1997 0-7734-2822-4 McGlynn, Cathy2007 0-7734-5363-6 236 pages
This book combines twelve essays derived from the proceedings of the New Voices in Irish Criticism Conference of 2005, which took place at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, all of which concentrate on the intersection between text and theory in the field of Irish Studies. All of the contributors to this volume have an interest in developing novel ways of reading both traditional and conventional Irish texts through various theoretical contexts, which include postcolonialism, feminism, psychoanalysis and deconstruction. The development and subversion of traditional critical approaches to Irish texts evidenced by these essays emphasizes the necessity for a theoretical thrust in Irish Studies, in order for conceptions of Irishness to avoid stagnation through constant critique, expansion and re-invention. Hartley, David2005 0-7734-6185-X 148 pages
The 117 sonnets of Nicolas Filleul's Discours
are published here for the first time since their appearance in print in Rouen in 1560. The author was a minor provincial poet, who later had a successful career as a court poet and dramatist, frequently working in the service of the Queen Mother, Catherine dé Medici. The sonnets treat a diversity of themes. Filleul addresses poems to his two mistresses, aims satirical attacks at what he perceives as current abuses, and deals with a range of moral issues, speculating on the nature of honour and reputation, and the advantages of simple pleasures away from the life of the court. Among ancient authors, his principal model is Horace. He is also much indebted to Ronsard's love poetry and to Du Bellay's Regrets
, published two years earlier and, like the Discours
, combining the elegiac, the satirical and the moral. The purpose of the current edition is to make available to those interested in the field of sixteenth-century French poetry a collection of verse which only survives in the great collections of Paris libraries, and to facilitate the reading and appreciation of Filleul's first publication. While the sonnets may be uneven in quality, they are testimony to the variety and richness of the poetry of the time, and to the enthusiasm with which French poets embraced the revolution brought about by Ronsard and his colleagues. Feeney, Thomas1994 0-7734-2797-X Conroy, James1997 0-7734-2830-5
This collection of thirty poems is truly representative of the recurring themes in the poetry of James Conroy. Though non-religious, there is a decided spirituality running through the poems that pays tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of the modern world's loss of committed values not associated with gain or notoriety. Kirschten, Robert2001 0-7734-3418-6
This volume’s title is taken from works by Edward Hopper and Vincent Van Gogh. Each poem navigates the visual terrain of a single picture, attempting both to appreciate the structure and value of the subject painting while recording the poet’s emotional response to each work. Artists celebrated include: Chagall, Monet, Cezanne, O’Keefe, Matisse, Degas, Goya, Manet, Corot, and Benton. Cesiri, Daniela2012 0-7734-3070-9 200 pages
This is the first book to carefully analyze the linguistic conventions associated with Irish English folklore. Other books have studied linguistics in this language variety by studying letters, and all have ignored the use of folklore in constructing language conventions. This is the first book to discuss how peasants played a role in the construction of the Irish English languages.
The main purpose of this volume is the study of linguistic and discursive aspects of nineteenth-century Irish-English. The purpose is to introduce new insights into the historical evolution and development of this variety of dialect. This is done through the investigation of particular texts that fit a typology that until now have never been used as a source of historical dialect material. The texts chosen are written transcriptions of oral tales narrated by Irish peasant storytellers. Lapierre, Michael J.1999 0-7734-7888-4 132 pages
This study deals with the place Vasquez gives to the objective concept in its relation to the external word (speech), to truth (judgment), to knowledge (human cognition), and to being (reality). The crux of the matter lies in the relation which the objective concept of a thing has to the thing in itself. His teaching of the objective concept was opposed by his contemporary, John of St. Thomas. In this century, Jacques Maritain in his work Reflexions sur l’intelligence et sa vie propre, sees it as the source of the idealism of succeeding eras.
“There are hardly any English publications on Vasquez to date. Prof. Lapierre’s work is filling a gap; therefore, it is a must for any library in the English speaking world interested in medieval studies.” – Tibor Horvath Plotnick, Harvey M.1992 0-7734-0002-8
Notes is populated by many people -- the narrator of the title poem, a stranger to his life and language; a nameless divorcée, hiding her loneliness with small talk; a skiptracer, obsessed with tracking down debtors; an unknown messiah, whose text is the daily newspaper; an aging group of bachelors, making their weekly futile trip to a Saturday night dance; a little boy, living through a memorable summer afternoon. The poems reverberate with the Chicago neighborhoods which are their backdrop, and show a keen interest in psychology. Benson, Jim1999 0-7734-3115-2 72 pages
A volume of poems that explores, among other tings, the intimacy of family and the question of how to maintain a long-term love. Portraits of father, husband, wife, son, daughter, and other people in the workplace or any place. Johnson, Richard Eric1998 0-7734-3565-4 68 pages Miller, William1992 0-7734-0042-7 Kirschten, Robert2000 0-7734-3127-6 84 pages
Old Family Movies recalls the pain and joy in all families. It does so through personal mementos like those in the title poem, a father’s death certificate, and memories of a mother teaching in her kindergarten classroom. Appelbaum, David1989 0-88946-889-3 von Morstein, Petra1986 0-88946-326-3 275 pages
Presents a theory of art according to which artworks represent kinds of experiences; also provides a philosophical understanding of the distinct peculiarities inherent in the experiencing of art. Hollister, Christopher Vance1990 0-88946-895-8 Barnett, Snowdon2003 0-7734-3480-1 86 pages
This is a “Millennium Poem” of 1000 lines, and some individual ‘lines’ are little poems in themselves. Joseph, Eddy1995 0-7734-2738-4
A collection of witticisms and philosophy, representing over 8500 broadcasts of a radio program of thoughtful moods and humorous quotations, hosted by Eddy Joseph over 35 years. Lombardo, Leigh Ann1997 0-7734-2702-3
Poems of love, loss, loneliness, spirituality. Adams, Barbara2004 0-7734-3543-3 108 pages
These poems were written over a ten-year period, and tell the story of a woman’s life following the death of her husband. The strangeness of being a widow and living alone after a long marriage leads to an emotional roller-coaster. Her husband continues to be present in her inner life, haunting her with guilt and deeds that cannot be undone. Writing about him, and about her mother, father and aunt helps exorcise their ghosts. The woman rediscovers sex and desire in lovers. Yet, a feeling of displacement and alienation continues to follow her to Mexico and to New York City where she worked and where she had been born. Finally, a sense of renewal and reconciliation comes to her in art, dream and myth. Ford, Edward2007 0-7734-5461-6 208 pages
This work offers the first translation of the neglected nineteenth-century French poet, Leconte de Lisle, revealing him to be one of the first and most talented of the multi-culturalists. A creole sage born on the Isle of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, de Lisle spent much of his life in Paris working as the national librarian. His work was respected by the major poets of his day, but his Buddhist sense of detachment caused him to be underappreciated. These poems are his most heartfelt evocations of the Orient and the island of his birth. Tymowski, Micha2009 0-7734-4718-0 276 pages
This book examines the states of pre-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa – their different origins and institutions, their evolution and development, and the enduring strength of their traditions in present-day Africa. This book contains nineteen black and white photographs and four black and white maps. Eidelberg, Paul1992 0-7734-9171-6 232 pages
Considers the effects of moral relativism on the writings of prominent authors in the fields of literature, foreign policy, economics, social policy, education, philosophy, and theology. Discusses the relevance of the political regime of modern democracy and the intellectual regime of modern science to the pervasive influence of moral relativism in our culture. Brown, Harry1989 0-88946-886-9 Harvey, M.L.1994 0-7734-0027-3 Yarnold, Barbara M.1999 0-7734-2851-8 82 pages
The author struggles with the universal striving for meaning and search for truth in a world which is often alien and cruel. She strives with the universal sense of smallness of the individual, of isolation among those who struggle with identity and isolation in a world dominated by news of movie stars and power moguls. Dr. Yarnold received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Illinois. She teaches at Florida International University. She has published six books in the area of Public Policy Analysis, and has been writing poetry for many years. Miller, William2018 1-4955-0696-7 56 pages
This book is the fourth poem in Welsh-born poet George Herbert's (1563-1633) major poetic work The Temple
(1633). Structured as a interrogative, this dramatic monologue allows Christ to speak from the cross. dos Santos, Dominique Vieira Coelho2013 0-7734-4552-8 316 pages
Several books dedicated to the life and career of Saint Patrick seem not to take narrative problems into consideration or at least not to focus on them. The main subject in this particular field is the real or historical Patrick, in contrast to the fictional. The authors of these works try to overcome the gap between referent and representation, transcending then in order to find a hidden meaning in the past. Part of the so-called Patrician problem is related to this need of being forced to choose between real and representation. Patrick’s history is analyzed differently in this research; we are more interested in understanding the representations than to transcend them. Lawson, Gary Michael1994 0-7734-2789-9
Poems from the dark night of the soul on a variety of subjects from WWI to religion to Whitman. Ritschel, Nelson O’Ceallaigh2007 0-7734-5492-6 228 pages
This book explores the way women, specifically women perceived or presented as Irish, were represented on the Dublin stage by playwrights and actors from the 1820s to the 1920s. Yet, rather than being a feminist reading of modern Irish theatre, this book presents a nationalist and socialist reading of the theatre in its cultural and historical contexts. Arguably, the developmental process that Ireland and its theatre experienced from the eve of Catholic Emancipation to the radical idealism of the 1916 Easter Rising was one of national and social advancement. The radical agitators near the end of this period, including those in the theatre, sought self-determination for Ireland and, more importantly, self-determination for all of the Irish regardless of gender, class, or religion. This book’s argument is that as the stage image of the Irish woman modernized from the early nineteenth century into the twentieth, it mirrored the modernization of Ireland. Carpenter, Lucas2002 0-7734-3443-7 82 pages Kenyon, Susan2002 0-7734-3460-7
Wilderness-entranced formal and free verse arranged in the form of a womans miniature bildungsroman. About the poet: Susan Kenyon was born and grew up in China where her parents were journalists. She studied at Art Center in Los Angeles and worked as a technical illustrator and as a director for the Great Books discussion program. Kennedy, Leonard A.1989 0-88946-307-7 229 pages
Describes the state of philosophy at the end of the fourteenth century by examining the teaching of Peter of Ailly (1370-1420), who used the theological teaching of God's omnipotence to remove certainty concerning the physical order, the moral order, and the supernatural order. Moore, George B.1997 0-7734-3475-5 84 pages
Poems explore the author's ongoing relationship with the American Northwest, western Canada and its northernmost regions, particularly in their dimensions as wilderness and Western landscape. The poems move through various crises in contemporary thinking in the context of human involvement with the environment, returning time and again to the vast stretches of open territory and their various inhabitants, particularly the wolves. Gillette, Gregory2009 0-7734-4772-5 240 pages
Isaac Barrow largely responsible for that preservation and promulgation of the Euclidean tradition which, on the one hand, invigorated the physical science and mathematics of Newton and others, and on the other hand, allowed for an ongoing engagement with classical Greek mathematics, which continues down to the present day. Barrow’s philosophy of mathematics remains relevant to many key issues still at the forefront of modern philosophies of mathematics. Strajnic, Nikola2017 1-4955-0514-6 108 pages
Author explores the possibilities of expressing existential experiences of poets and philosophers since ancient times. This collection of essays reviews the original poetic and philosophical views recognized as an alternative to more reductive views such as naturalism or relativistic doctrines found in a postmodern world. Tam, Henry B.1990 0-88946-786-2 248 pages
Explores the interpersonal basis of the practice of responsibility ascriptions. Formulates a clear and precise set of criteria for responsibility ascriptions. Demonstrates how the proposed criteria help to solve all the key problems connected with responsibility in moral and legal philosophy. Chapters include "Personal Attitudes, Personal Interactions, and the Practice of Responsibility Ascriptions," "Is It Irrational to Hold People Responsible for Their Behavior?" "Forced to Behave in Spite of Oneself," "Culpable and Non-Culpable Ignorance," and "Mental Abnormality and Responsibility." Chekki, Dan2003 0-7734-6734-3 312 pages
This important book presents the quintessence of the Virasaiva philosophy as revealed in the dialogues of the Virasaiva philosophers and revolutionary mystics of the twelfth century. These spiritually stimulating and intellectually challenging discourses are reminiscent of the Dialogues of Plato. Virasaiva thinkers proclaimed and practiced a monotheistic ideal, and values associated with human rights, gender equality, liberty and fraternity, a strong work ethic, social justice, community service, cultural diversity, non-violence, environmental protection and sustainable development. This landmark volume is an indispensable authoritative resource for scholars and educated readers interested in religion, philosophy, and culture. Blackman, Larry Lee2005 0-7734-6108-6 388 pages
This anthology consists of twelve essays concerning the thought of University of Iowa Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Panayot Butchvarov, together with his comments on each. Butchvarov’s work reveals extraordinary breadth and depth, running the gamut of metaphysics (including proto-ontology), epistemology, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. Unusual for contemporary philosophers, he is sympathetic both to continental phenomenology and existentialism and also to British-American analytical philosophy. Highly eclectic, he draws upon the views of Descartes, Hume, Kant, Meinong, Moore, Wittgenstein (both “early” and “later”), and Sartre as well as other classical and contemporary thinkers, but at the same time he is quite original, setting forth and defending a range of bold, often controversial, theses on identity, existence, reality, knowledge, language, mind, consciousness, goodness, and universals. Thomas, John Heywood1995 0-7734-9591-6 204 pages
This volume emphasizes the unity of philosophical outlook and coherence of thought in Kierkegaard's writings. Sketches the development of his thinking on the nature of faith, and identifies the decisive influences on him. Linguistic analysis clarifies his paradoxical theses concerning faith and uncertainty, and his importance, under six heads: (i) faith is not proof; (ii) rebuttal of rationalism; (iii) rebuttal of the empirical error; (iv) religious faith is the answer to a limiting question; (v) the insistence on the inclusion of the person; and (vi) the clue to the meaningfulness of religion. Kennedy, Leonard A.1993 0-7734-9306-9 196 pages
From 1300 to 1520 perhaps the most pervasive of philosophical and theological doctrines dealt with the applications of the notion of divine absolute power. Robert Holcot applied this notion to every aspect of his thought: secondary causality, divine foreknowledge, revelation, predestination, moral law, grace, merit, beatitude, and the Incarnation. The final chapters show the extent of Holcot's influence and attack his whole enterprise. An appendix transcribes seven of Holcot's quodlibetal questions, which are used to supplement the study of his printed works. Davies, W. Martin2003 0-7734-6733-5 468 pages
This study argues that Mitchell’s work is surprisingly relevant to current concerns among cognitive scientists and philosophers of mind. He wrote on issues that are only today being discussed by philosophers and psychologists under the auspices of ‘cognitive science.’ His major work Structure and Growth of the Mind (MacMillan, 1907) is a major treatise on philosophical psychology. Most worthy of note, Mitchell seems to have anticipated the claims of the ‘new mysterians’ and their emphasis on subjective experience. He also seemed to have prefigured themes associated with perceptual plasticity, developmental accounts of modularity, and connectionism. Roscoe, John2009 0-7734-4829-2 320 pages
This work is intended to challenge Frege’s Begriffsschrift
as the foundation of philosophical work which either uses formal methods or is inspired by them. Whilst it is emphatically not a work of Wittgensteinian scholarship, it attempts the synthesis of the antithetical ideas associated with Wittgenstein, (1) the Picture-Theory, and (2) the language-game conceived as the ultimate level of explanation. Deamer, Robert Glen1991 0-7734-3471-2 Allen, J. W. T1991 0-7734-9705-6 172 pages
Reproduces in photogravure original pages from several manuscripts of the classical Swahili poem on the Death of the Prophet. The poem is an important witnesss to lore concerning death and especially the death of that paradigmatic human being, the Prophet, among African, West Indian Ocean and Islamic people. Complete transliteration and translation of one manuscript, excerpts from others and of a quotation in a woven mat, with notes on how to decipher and edit texts and literature. O’Dell, Mary1999 0-7734-3118-7
Chronicles one poet’s journey through the valley of grief and beyond, up the stony incline toward spiritual recovery. As she learns to live without the physical presence of her closest friend and heartmate, she finds that those we lose through death do not abandon us. Indeed, they leave us gifts and signs, points of brightness all along the way, reminding us that they are somewhere nearby, loving us still. Prioli, Carmine A.1991 0-88946-162-7 212 pages Ferris, Sarah2002 0-7734-7274-6 244 pages
This study questions the validity of John Hewitt’s prominence in Northern Irish Protestant writing and asserts the need for a more accurate history of this genre. Confronting the received wisdoms of a highly politicized discourse, it undermines Hewitt’s status within it as a matchless, acceptable Protestant for a critically re-visioned Ireland. Challenging the substance of Hewitt’s self-representations as icon of cultural liberalism, radical secular dissenter, and verse-apologist for the ‘Planter condition’, this book shows that his elevation over the majority of northern Protestants is tenable only within an incomprehensive history of Northern Irish Protestant writing that diminishes other important figures. The study provides a framework for a more equitable study of Protestant voices. Willett, C. A.2000 0-7734-1248-4
This collection speaks to the poet’s special concerns for subjects such as psychological healing vs. pain and the universal images of nature vs. humanity. C. A. Willett has received awards in the Humanities and has worked at the grassroots level to promo childhood literacy. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies, and in 1997 she was honored by Regis college with the Mary Bryant Award for her collection of poetry Milkman’s Daughter. Jung, Sandro2002 0-7734-6963-X 280 pages van Leeuwen, Evert Jan2014 0-7734-4265-0 340 pages
This anthology of graveyard poetry is designed to make available to students of English-language literature this once popular but now rather obscure genre of eighteenth-century verse. It contains foundational graveyard poems, innovative and original variations, notable and frivolous imitations, and several odd and noteworthy transformations by British and American poets. Selby, Nick2005 0-7734-6055-1 288 pages
This book examines how the modernist poetics exemplified in Ezra Pound’s epic poem The Cantos
are unavoidably bound-in with the ideological forces underpinning his advocacy of fascism. By highlighting Pound’s reliance upon a poetics of loss, the book’s close-readings of The Cantos
trace his poetic development from modernism to fascism. It starts with Pound’s assertion – from the end of The Cantos
– ‘That I lost my center / fighting the world.’ To counter such a modernist sense of lost culture and ruined history, however, The Cantos
relies, paradoxically, on modernist strategies of poetic fragmentation and dissociation. Because Pound’s poem thus confirms the very loss it seeks to eradicate, the book argues that his developing poetic language throughout the poem tends increasingly towards fascism. In following this development, the book provides extended analyses of sections of the poem often overlooked by critics – The China Cantos
and The Adams Cantos
– as well as new and challenging readings of sections of the poem, such as the The Malatesta Cantos
and The Pisan Cantos
– that are more familiar to readers of Pound. Overall, it argues that Pound’s reactionary urge to redefine a lost culture, coupled with his sense of the textual annihilation of a validating poetic center, is the cultural ground upon which his ideal of the fascist republic rests. Ronderos, Clara Eugenia2015 1-4955-0284-8 116 pages
“This collection represents search for the past and an intellectual and sensual awareness of being in the present... Ronderos is a poet of utmost skill and sensitivity… The translations by Berg and Ronderos capture with expertise and artistry the sounds, images and ideas of the original Spanish wonderfully.” –Eileen Mary O’Connor, Professor of Spanish and English, Lesley University Buchanan, Carl J.2003 0-7734-6630-4 214 pages
This is the first book to appear on the poetic career of Jonathan Holden, the recipient of numerous prizes, including two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, the Devins Award, the AWP Award Series for Poetry, two Hugh Lake Awards, the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, the Juniper Prize, and others. This study contains close readings of his eight volumes of poetry. Postmus, Bouwe Pieter1995 0-7734-9148-1 204 pages
This first edition of Gissing's poems is based upon a transcription of the MS notebook Verses 1869 to , held by the Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Yale University, and a variety of other sources, printed or autograph. The volume consists of over 50 titles, ranging from youthful experiment to the achievement of maturer years. An introduction points out the intimate and revealing links between Gissing's life and letters, particularly during the fateful spring and summer of 1876 and his subsequent journey to America. This volume provides a unique insight into the heart and mind of a most talented late-Victorian young man, determined to chart for himself a career as a poet/man of letters. With index, biographical, and bibliographical notes. Wright, Ben2006 0-7734-5909-X 344 pages
Examines and evaluates the accessibility of McGough’s message to a wide, general readership, as well as appraising it by the most rigorous literary standards, and to challenge and answer the notion that his popularity and commercial success indicate lack of intellectual integrity. Rather than addressing his association with musical groups, or his appearances on stage, or television and radio performances, attention will be focused on publication and readings of his serious poetry, even in some of the children’s collections, but primarily in the more penetrating social satires such as Summer with Monika
, Holiday on Death Row
and more recently in Blazing Fruit
, The Way Things Are
, and Everyday Eclipses.
2004 0-7734-6269-4 428 pages
William-Henry Ireland's footnote in history is secure: he is the boy who forged the "lost" Shakespeare play Vortigern. Ireland wrote a vast amount of poetry after his exposure, some of which was widely popular, yet to date, William-Henry Ireland's verse has received almost no attention and has, until now, never been collected, professionally edited, or even sampled for anthology. This volume samples Ireland's post- Shakespearean poetry, beginning with Ballads in Imitation of the Antient (1801) and concluding with his satirical Scribbleomania (1815).
Crowder, Ashby Bland
1993 0-7734-9268-2 228 pages
This volume begins with an argument that poetry has a job to do: it is one of man's basic tools for keeping himself in touch with the world. The next essay confronts one of the enduring problems of interpretation: how do you know your interpretation is "correct"? Other essays represent different approaches to literature that add to the reader's understanding of the texts. They attempt to sort out dramatic relationships, clarify the role of imagery, identify prosodic accomplishments, or understand the reasons for poet's revisions of his manuscript. Two of the essays discuss the critical methods of two famous 19th-century critics, Poe and Ruskin.
Thomas, Patrick Michael
Set within an Arthurian framework in which Merlin relates the tragic tale to his young apprentice, this story of fated passion unfolds in a stream of narrative poetry studded with islands of lyrical intensity.
Lombardi, Thomas F.
In his verse, the physical and the metaphysical converge, a poetry profoundly intellectual yet ultimately accessible.
2004 0-7734-6498-0 272 pages
This study demonstrates the practical application of postcolonial theory to Irish drama. It argues that postcolonial tactics must evolve to suit temporal needs, calling for a re-evaluation of writers too easily dismissed or overlooked in earlier generations. Starting with Sheridan’s sister, Alicia LeFanu, around the Act of Union, moving to Dion Boucicault’s comedic melodramas post-famine, then to W.B. Yeats’ romantic Celt mythology plays, on to Brian Friel’s interrogation of nationalisms, and finally to contemporary voices now emerging, analyses of the focus plays and their public reception illustrates why drama, as a communally received literate work, may more powerfully voice postcolonial concerns than the previously privileged novel form.
Jones, John D.
1990 0-88946-273-9 396 pages
The first full-scale philosophical investigation into the meaning of poverty. A conceptual and phenomenological analysis of poverty, undertaken (1) to pose poverty as a philosophical problem in the context of a philosophy of human existence, and (2) to analyze the conceptual framework in which poverty is interpreted in other disciplines.
Delli Carpini, John
1998 0-7734-8380-2 172 pages
This study focuses on poems that are either addressed totally and directly to God or the Blessed Virgin Mary; poems that are prayers in part; and poems that are meditations on a religious theme. It categorizes the poems by the topics most influential in shaping Hopkins' spiritual and poetic life: the Virgin Mary, the Eucharist, the dark night of the soul, spiritual wrecking, nature, attainment of spiritual perfection, and the resurrection of the body. It chronicles the progress of Hopkins' spiritual life and his efforts to minimize himself as a poet and render praise and honor to God as a priest, seeking connections among poems, prayers, and spiritual meditations, examining them organically by asking how they reflect Hopkins' erratic relationship to God. It also examines the poems in light of his sermons, letters, and spiritual writings which clarify his religious sentiments and complete the portrait of Hopkins the poet and the priest.
Wallace, Anne C.
These poems celebrate the "honeysuckle and manure" of the Alabama landscape, conveying at once its deep sweetness and its darker undertones of poverty and pain. The poet calls us to travel with her down Peachburg Road to see the sand, the mud, red clay, the furious goldenrods, the bend of Miss Lucy's curve, the country graveyard topped with plastic valentines.
Fallon, Peter K.
2005 0-7734-6033-0 228 pages
This book details the history of the spread of printing and literacy in eighteenth century Ireland. In addition to being a historical survey, it is also a study, in the “media ecological” vein, that explores what happens when a new technology is introduced to a given culture. This work answers three key questions: first, why did print technology take so long (300 years after Gutenberg) to become a cultural influence in Ireland; second, why was there an “explosion” of printing and presses in Ireland between 1750 and 1800 and finally, why, when a printing industry had been established, was almost the entire output of printed literature in English rather than the Irish language?
Sutton, James H.
1995 0-7734-2750-3 88 pages
Prometheus is a comic epic written as a sonnet sequence around a Greek myth. Like Hesiod's, the poem deals with enlightenment and the creation of the first woman, Pandora; but it uses stories from modern Greek oral tradition to report the revolutionary effects of Prometheus's gifts. The result is a commentary about progress as well as an etiological myth about the transformation of paganism into Christianity. Built on such themes as the paradox of free will and the effect of entropy on the moral order of the Universe, the poem is ironic, playful, humane and musical. The poem merges the Romantic and Classical elements of Anglo poetry, sundered since Blake and Milton.
Flagg, John Sewell
1972 0-7734-0341-8 287 pages
Suggests the need for considering these two dramas as being of a piece with The Cenci, and deals with the problems of classifying Shelley's dramas and finding their underlying coherence.
2002 0-7734-3476-3 120 pages
Ancient Jews feared the sea and people who came from the sea. Waters of the deep were dark and anarchic, and even God waded gingerly through the flood tides. There was no covenantal justice under sail, only stormy skies and beautiful nights and constant change. This cycle of poems with Judaic-Christian themes describes the thrill of a journey and the wisdom of homecoming.
Jordan, Thomas E.
2006 0-7734-5921-9 260 pages
In this work, the uncertainties of social change across the nineteenth century are evident. Changes occurred in the natural order with the rhythm of the seasons and with the calamitous failure of the potato crop in 1845. Change in the realm of ideas began with Daniel O’Connell’s campaign for the emancipation of the majority Catholic population. After 1829, his efforts to repeal the Act of Union evolved into the Home Rule Campaign which continued into the twentieth century.
In the social domain, especially after 1850, there were important changes in the size of the population as clearance and emigration reduced the population. The quality of housing improved, literacy rose, and the proportion of monolingual Irish speakers declined.
The author’s quality of life index, based on census data, demonstrates the processes of social change. The quality of life index, calculated for each of Ireland’s thirty-two counties, is applied to examine the physical condition of a sample of young men.
With the matrix of life across the nineteenth century, the work presents a picture of Irish people exploring Ireland. Examples are the censuses at intervals of a decade, the Ordnance Survey, the Templemore Memoir, and the development of railways. Mechanisms of change include the famine, land clearance, emigration, and education.
1983 0-88946-957-1 208 pages
An analysis committed to an essentially Jungian "depth method" as it searches for the "central poem" in Stevens' oeuvre.
Barnett, Peter H.
1996 0-7734-8775-1 156 pages
Peter Barnett has spent much of his philosophical career exploring alternatives to discursive argument as a means of philosophical communication. He has used diagrams, grids, sculpture, games, and practical jokes, in addition to the technique of sustained questioning.
1991 0-7734-9940-7 224 pages
In his Examination of Sir Wm. Hamilton's Philosophy, John Stuart Mill criticized Hamilton's thought as a "tissue of inconsistencies." Ouren examines Mill's criticisms in detail, examining how Mill misinterpreted Hamilton. He also chronicles the decline and fall of Hamilton's reputation and discusses his relationship to the Scottish School of Philosophy, especially Reid. He criticizes the "Oil/Water" thesis that Hamilton is merely an unstable mixture of Reid and Kant, stressing the importance of Aristotle and scholasticism for Hamilton's thought.
2000 0-7734-1264-6 72 pages
1993 0-7734-9257-7 164 pages
The study moves through a close, careful reading of each poem, utilizing linguistic, tabular, and literary historical approaches to build an overall assessment of the collection as a series of experimental transformations, fused experiences, and poetic chronicles. Paying detailed attention to the relationship between formal experimentation and biographical experience, the study presents a poet dedicated to the search for appropriate techniques with which to encapsulate the fleeting experiences of life, a worthy continuer of the tradition of Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Pound, and T. S. Eliot.
Nordin, Irene Gilsenan
2009 0-7734-4831-4 160 pages
This is the first full-length study of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin. The work, using as its starting point the ideas of theorists such as Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida in relation to the unspeakable other, demonstrates how poetry can give voice to the existential experience of being.
Campbell, Danny C.
2002 0-7734-6856-0 224 pages
Studies early 17th century dramatic themes, characters, and rhetoric in relation to recent advances made in understanding Milton, Machiavelli, and political theory in general as it developed after Elizabeth I’s death. It provides a vital and long-neglected connection between the revenge drama so popular after Elizabeth’s death and the political atmosphere of dissent that led to Charles I’s beheading.
Stone, Ira F.
To the extent that this book presents a specific theme, it is that of the inadequacy of language which both compels and confounds the possibility of poetry. Inspired by the explorations of poets as diverse as Jack Spicer, Charles Reznikoff and William Bronk, Stone attempts to reach inside of language itself, trying and failing to describe the everyday experiences of the world, yet reveling in the aesthetic and spiritual enrichment wrought by the failure.
1998 0-7734-8282-2 184 pages
Based upon a study of arguments in the Treatise and the Enquiry, this work proposes a theory of motivation and of the making of moral judgments which is Humean in two important ways: it defends (1) Hume's anti-rationalist claim that reason alone cannot either motivate action or lead to the making of moral judgment, and (2) Hume's 'sentimentalist' claim that feeling is always essentially involved in both.
1996 0-7734-2674-4 188 pages
Like a collage, these poems use juxtapositions and leaps to bring psychological, spiritual and rhythmic perceptions into coherent expression.
This collection of lyrics and lyric sequences ranges in subject from the decades preceding World War II to the present. Focussing successively on various facets of European and American society and culture, it explores the complex interrelationship between art and literature, and the tension between reality and myth.
"The theme of my poetry book is the restoration of purpose and direction in private life, with concrete reference to my rediscovery of inner energy after a difficult and meaningful divorce. The mood of this poetry is argumentative and daily, presenting attitudes and opinions through the filter of diary- and journal-like segments of everyday experience." - FW
2017 1-4955-0598-7 100 pages
Kempher, Ruth Moon
A work that moves back and froth from the abstract to the direct, expressing images and impressions from the world of an individual imagination to the world that is shared by all, the two sometimes meeting in the same poem.
2009 0-7734-9796-X 108 pages
Attempts to read the Philosophic tradition into the Pensees of Pascal. Calls attention to the
relevance of this largely ignored thinker to the traditional problematic of the relationship between body and soul.
Lehotay, Denis C.
1993 0-7734-9273-9 284 pages
The essays in this book make a unique contribution to the global concern about the effects of man and technology on the environment. They explore patterns of thinking and perception in Western society that form the basis of prevailing attitudes to self, nature, the world, and the way science and technology are used to gain control and to dominate.
2008 0-7734-4926-4 156 pages
In contrast to recent historiography, this work reasserts the argument that slaves were not merely the victims of a brutal regime, but lived largely separate lives within a distinct sphere.
1976 0-7734-0616-6 301 pages
Dacey-Groth, Camilla E.
2009 0-7734-4739-3 184 pages
This study discusses representations of slavery in post-civil-rights fiction and film as reflections of public policy and opinion concerning race in the United States. These texts and films are used to discuss the twentieth-century historiography of slavery, tying together popular culture and historical studies to important political and cultural events and trends.
2010 0-7734-1421-5 264 pages
Departing from the assumption that female-authored drama has developed its own strategies or revitalized older ones, this book traces dramatization of the specific
female experience on the contemporary Irish stage. This work also rescues from
obscurity plays written by lesser known authors.
2006 0-7734-5591-4 332 pages
These volumes collect and introduce the major writings of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord (1880-1941). Regarded as one of the finest minds in South African philosophy in the early twentieth century, Lord nevertheless published little during his lifetime part from his The Principles of Politics (1921) and a few short essays. The editors of these volumes bring together not only Lord’s published work, but almost all of his previously-unpublished lectures and essays.
2001 0-7734-7554-0 192 pages
This study focuses on a movement called ‘constructive postmodernism’ which, in the work of such theorists as Frederick Turner, has helped to chart new directions for literary theory past the fragmentary impasses of deconstruction, identity politics, and cultural studies. It develops alternative readings of such poets as Wallace Stevens, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E. E. Cummings, James Wright, Hayden Carruth, Rita Dove, John Haines, Judson Jerome, and Sam Hamill. The book also raises questions about the status of poetry in contemporary American culture, particularly its relationship with the university.
Swaim, Gary L.
These poems are quiet and reflective rather than brash or hard-edged, seeking to give meaning to the difficult, joyous, and even comic realities of life.
Brooks, Cora Vail
The diary of Noah's wife, in poetic form.
Bergstrom, Carson R.
2002 0-7734-6909-5 353 pages
This is the first work to study the relationship between the rise of science in the 17th and 18th centuries and the rise to major genre status of the lyric genre. It argues that the epistemological, linguistic, and methodological principles which underlay the rise of the new science also influenced the ways in which poets and critics conceived of the significance and cultural value of the lyric genre. Relying on a wide range of critical commentary from the 17th to the late 18th century, much of it from little known or unknown critical writings, the study shows how the lyric genre became the key for understanding poetry and the function of poetry. It offers a model for understanding the relationships between literature and other cultural experiences, encouraging critical, historical, and multi-disciplinary research.
McDonald, William C.
Loewen, Gregory V.
2012 0-7734-3929-3 184 pages
Loewen looks at the ways art can preserve the self as an archived project. Does art reflect personal growth and can one’s view on it change over time? Why do people identify with particular works of art and not others? The pertinent question in this book is how art reflects the personal identity of its creator and how responses to works of art can divulge information about the audience as well. Art can also serve to memorialize the changes that the self goes through while living. He also argues that artistic expression provides a forum for our truest selves to become represented.
2015 0-7734-0077-X 220 pages
The often ignored literary treasures of Austrian Poet, Peter Rosegger, have been rediscovered for the resurgent reader’s interest in this inspiring book. Once relegated as a poet of ‘mere’ rural literature we discover now a poet who transcends the genre of rural literature with considerable prophetic insight into the socio-political infrastructure of his day with a profound understanding of the challenges facing a futuristic directed society.
2002 0-7734-3477-1 84 pages
Pease, Peter P.
A brief sample of a chaotic correspondence between the author and a Siberian woman with whom he fell in love.
Peters, Patricia Claire
2007 0-7734-5317-2 188 pages
This study breaks new ground by focusing on the role of the arts in Rousseau’s novel, Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloïse, and through them demonstrates the underlying consistency of his thought. Although he never elaborated a formal aesthetic doctrine, Rousseau’s ideas on the arts provide the foundation for the novel and can be discerned therein. Moving between his theoretical and literary writings, this study reveals how Rousseau achieved his aesthetic and ethical goals, examining his alternation between the roles of censor and champion of the arts. This book contains 12 black and white photographs.
Runpoem depicts running as a metaphor of life and specifically as an experience of self awareness and investigation. It provokes readers to reflect on the relation of mind, body, and spirit through the act of running.
Wilson, Thomas M.
2013 0-7734-3077-6 376 pages
This book studies the agrarian and political aspects of a local community in Mead County, Ireland. Based on field research this book is a careful study of how the social dimensions of the community have evolved over the last seventy years. It takes into account policies from a meta-political level down to a micro-level.
This study also looks at the way politicians in Ireland make government more responsible to the needs of local communities, even though this power was largely lost by the 1970’s. It also shows the meta-political forces that shape the community.
The poems in this volume represent diverse facets of the author's responses to his travels in Europe and Asia, and to his enjoyment of classical and Renaissance literature and art.Other poems are reactions to three decades of residence in California. Recurrent themes are the interaction between art and nature, between actuality and myth, and between the "real" world and its variable (and occasionally distorted) images and reflections in the human mind -- and in the artist's own creations and re-creations.
Whitmore, Susan M.
Based on the religious festivals and mysteries of ancient Greece, it calls up a view of the world that has a clarity and directness of our strongest dreams.
1990 0-88946-299-2 152 pages
Stewart, L. Patricia
1995 0-7734-2715-5 53 pages
Observing the city at its darkest hour, the poet works the mean streets in a loved/hated job, observing, taking notes, making it all make sense.
The park is where you go when you need space. It is not pretty, not well kept. Benches are broken and sawn off. Yet things happen. Under the planetrees, children play, lovers quarrel, sailors smoke, men play bocci. Trysts, mishaps, crises, illuminations take place. It is sunny or gray, quiet or noise-filled. In the park is a presence. Sit a while and it fills you. When you get up, you are different." - David
Johnson, Richard Eric
2004 0-7734-3546-8 80 pages
In Schemes of Consciousness, the poet takes full responsibility for his actions - but not for others. Covering thirty years of travels abroad and within the United States, the poems share with the reader some of the sights, sounds, characters, and sensory perceptions of his experiences.
He uses a combination of avant-garde and lyrical styles to contrast the disparities of people's thoughts and actions in places that often seem wholesome, but in fact may not be.
Throughout the collection, the poet's thematic portrayal of love and the challenges, problems and results that stem from therefrom are manifest. His subject matter embodies his admiration for old foundations and nuances of tradition. Johnson likes to smile and wink at people who think they are unique.
Zviglyanich, Vladimir A.
1993 0-7734-9865-6 284 pages
Using the analytic tools of philosophy, methodology, culturology of science and applied philosophy, the author originates an approach enabling one to treat the process of the social and cultural determination of cognition in the unity of its synchronic and diachronic aspects; to justify the culturally produced types of scientific and theoretic activity in the process of its genesis; and to elucidate ways of knowledge-realization in meaningful forms of human vital activity as an intrinsic component of its development. This is the first philosophical book to present the ties of cognition and culture from the viewpoint of "man-world" relations and the first to outline the role of the personality in the process of knowledge application in society and culture.
Tweedale, Martin M.
1999 0-7734-8158-3 524 pages
Tweedale, Martin M.
1999 0-7734-8156-7 404 pages
2002 0-7734-7145-6 208 pages
This collection of poetry is not only intended to capture the thoughts of the reader, it is meant to touch every soul in need of forgiveness and acceptance. The collection is divided into two sections: free-verse and prose, and 'With Rhyme and Reason'.
Ochs, Otto Osip
Poems that attempt to explain the physical, emotional, and spiritual pain of those people the author knew and grew up with in Bavarian Germany, 1945-56, in several Displaced Persons Camps. The ‘sacred fool’ is anyone who survives the crucible of pain, shame, and indifference and finds him/herself victorious in often unrecognized moments and ways.
1999 0-7734-3098-9 76 pages
Graphics by Grethe-Brix-J. Leer
Winner of the Samuel Ostrosky Award for Best Creative Scholarly Work in the Humanities 1998
Lundberg, Carol Wade
2002 0-7734-3472-0 588 pages
Secure the Shadow ... ere the Substance Fade
(Advertisement of a Daguerreotypist)
Why the stroke of God's hand in the prime of life? Henry Underhill's search for an answer during the summer of 1875 gives the reader the "Life and Times" this Illinois attorney, politician, and Presbyterian elder has become too handicapped to write. Major themes include Illinois politics and law circa 1840-1875, slavery and racism, the role of women, capital punishment, the Civil War, medicine, and Protestantism.
The most important secondary character is Shadrach, Henry's African-American nurse and secretary, who becomes a catalyst for change.
Woven from primary sources, interlaced with jokes and anecdotes, the narration does justice to a protagonist who love both the law and literature.
Here is a rich, resonant voice. Seeds & Deep Seasons offers a deep and colorful fragrance with which to embark on a quest to discover aspects of the human condition.
2003 0-7734-6635-5 276 pages
This volume is a welcome re-issuing of the dramatic writings of one of Ireland’s most important women writers. Teresa Deevy’s plays provided a viable female viewpoint on the tensions between individual selfhood and nationhood in Ireland in the 1930s and 1940s. This volume includes her most critically acclaimed writing for Dublin’s Abbey Theatre: The King of Spain’s Daughter, Katie Roche and The Wild Goose. It also publishes, for the first time, her compelling radio drama, Supreme Dominion. Deevy’s plays have continued to attract popular interest since her death in 1963, and her importance in terms of modern theatre, Irish studies, and women’s studies cannot be underestimated.
1995 0-7734-2908-5 224 pages
This bilingual translation and study of selected poems of Andrée Chedid includes the original poems in French and English, and an introductory essay. Chedid authored 27 volumes of poetry, and won prestigious prizes in Europe, but is known in the US only for fiction. The author/translator met with Chedid in Paris, and corresponded with her on the production of this volume.
Jackson, MacDonald P.
2002 0-7734-7305-X 228 pages
This selection is designed to display the range of Eugene Lee-Hamilton’s verse at its best. Though this late-Victorian poet was praised by reviews of his own day, including John Addington Symonds, and is represented in modern Oxford and Penguin anthologies, there has been no 20th century collection of his poems. This volume has a long introduction summarizing Lee-Hamilton’s strange life, outlining his poetic development, and placing his verse in its 19th century context. Notes record the textual sources of all poems and discuss Lee-Hamilton’s revisions.
1995 0-7734-8932-0 80 pages
This text gives a line-by-line paraphrase, in modern English diction, syntax, and punctuation, of the major poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. The original poems are on the facing page, making this a useful tool for helping readers unfamiliar with Hopkins decipher his sometimes difficult work. Much Hopkins scholarship consists of giving suggested readings of the poems, and most teachers and expositors find it necessary to do this paraphrasing anyway; here is a volume with that work already available. A second use of the book is for scholars themselves. The paraphrases this volume offers may suggest to scholars readings with which they can compare their own interpretations.
2002 0-7734-7017-4 120 pages
This text gives a line-by-line paraphrase, in modern English diction, syntax, and punctuation, of the major poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. The original poems are on the facing page, making this a useful tool for helping readers unfamiliar with Hopkins decipher his sometimes difficult work. Much Hopkins scholarship consists of giving suggested readings of the poems, and most teachers and expositors find it necessary to do this paraphrasing anyway; here is a volume with that work already available. A second use of the book is for scholars themselves. The paraphrases this volume offers may suggest to scholars readings with which they can compare their own interpretations.
2002 0-77343439-9 80 pages
2010 0-7734-3606-5 356 pages
Through the reading records of Donne’s poems and the concept of multiple referentiality, this study examines the social dimensions of early modern genres and the relationship among poetics, rhetoric and the Renaissance doctrines of imitation, placing systematic attention on how the differences oral and written modes of expression influences the process of reading and the early modern understanding of genre.
Poems on a range of themes from the tragedies of Auschwitz, Rwanda, and Bosnia, to personal recollections and meditations of love and loneliness.
Mose, K. E. A.
Shades of Darkness is an expression of a tragic vision of life. The poet of ideal longings finds life cluttered by imperfections, historic abuse and complicated human relationships. We have a poetry of questioning, a poetry of stark images of pain, suffering and anger, but also a poetry reflecting moments of joy and human closeness. The result is a contemporary Romanticism which blends nuclear bombs, lasers, T.V., computerization, superpowers and the Third World with more traditional motifs and domestic life.
Schmidt, Jan Zlotnick
1972 0-7734-0327-2 169 pages
Examines how Shelly's moral sense, and especially his concept of humanity, is expressed in his poetry, as a question of relationship between poetry and beliefs.
2010 0-7734-4850-0 604 pages
Examines the prospects of increased participation of Britain and Ireland in freight trade shipping. The dependence of both island nations on road haulage has led to environmental concerns over congestion, pollution, road damage and heavy fuel consumption. This book contains twelve color photographs.
Illustrated by Joyce Muller
Winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Poetry Prize
Wry wit and lyrical reflection on the silence that lies at the center of individuals and their relationships with one another.
Towey, Augustine C.M.
Marcello, Leo Luke
Honorable Mention Award in the Mellen Poetry Press contest 'Hiroshima'. Poems using images from old 16-millimeter film, faded photographs, and family memories, containing the personal history of a man born the morning the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, but embracing the wider historical perspective.
Hufgard, M. Kilian
2003 0-7734-3463-1 88 pages
Inspirational poetry written by an artist who listens and communicates her love of Christ through her poetry.
2004 0-7734-6492-1 246 pages
The many roles which Edward Martyn filled in order to realize his dreams of reform in the Irish Revival are comprehensively explored in this collection of essays. Martyn’s roles included host, patron, novelist, playwright, satirist, aesthete, collector of books and pictures, benefactor, journalist, and theatre director. His many activities, often forgotten or misunderstood, are documented here and set forth, for the first time, in the wider context of the multifaceted movement of Irish cultural nationalism which involved Martyn in developing relationships with fellow revivalists such as George Moore, Lady Gregory, Arthur Griffiths, D. P. Moran, Standish James O’Grady, and W. B. Yeats. This distilled analysis of the origins, development and failure of many of Martyn’s reforms extends to a probing of the roots of Ireland’s failure to achieve cultural independence during the 1920s and 30s when the very type of provincialism which Martyn so vehemently opposed became the conventional wisdom of the newly independent Irish Free State.
Keller, Frances Richardson
1988 0-88946-637-8 220 pages
The first translation and publication of a 1925 doctoral dissertation written for the University of Paris by a 67-year-old Black American expatriate woman who had been born a slave. Her study of the French revolutionists' view of slavery is crucial to understanding the growth of human rights.
Bassein, Beth Ann
Poems of laughter, nostalgia, and terror permeate these poems about family, growing up, coping in the public arena, and surviving catastrophe. Subjects range from whales and skulls to beggars, students, a sick chicken, whiskey, and Saint Theresa.
2002 0-7734-3474-7 124 pages
Box, Ian Charles
1989 0-88946-313-1 250 pages
Offers a fresh analysis of Bacon's ideas and a reassessment of their significance for understanding some fundamental features of modern life. Bacon is seen as an important source for grasping the practical and theoretical consequences of the modern harnessing of power to knowledge.
2011 0-7734-1570-X 356 pages
This book explores understandings of a ‘good death’ and the spiritual dimension of care in an Irish palliative care setting. It provides a new theoretical framework in which these experiences and how they are shaped by their cultural context can be understood.
Kanjirathinkal, Mathew J.
1990 0-88946-632-7 232 pages
A sociological critique of cognitivism and developmentalism, this study begins with a critical examination of Kant's subjective turn and follows the course it has taken through Piaget's genetic structuralism, Kohlberg's justice reasoning, and Habermas' communicative ethics. The theoretical perspective adopted for this critique is a sociology of knowledge as contained in the works of Karl Marx, Karl Mannheim, and Georg Lukacs.
1998 0-7734-3092-X 144 pages
Many of the poems in this book deal with personal loss, displacement and trauma. The interconnected cultural, personal and aesthetic issues in the collection explore and address experiences of the heart and spirit and encourage critical thinking and constructive social action.
Glick, G. Wayne
2001 0-7734-3411-9 64 pages
Sonnets of love and loss. Dedicated to “the Triple Goddess is all her incarnations” this sequence of poems investigates the origin, development, and resolution of a foredoomed love.
Hurley, C. Harold
1999 0-7734-7913-9 168 pages
This study not only enables a modern audience to assess more fully the nature of Milton’s creativity but also to experience more clearly the companion poems as Milton’s contemporary readers – unencumbered by several centuries of scholarly commentary and accretion – might have experienced them.
Universal themes of courage, loyalty, and freedom (and their opposites) blend with a lyrical commentary on Scotland's past, present, and future.
Williams, Linda Paglierani
These poems are written documentation of the integration of Williams's philosophical, psychological, and poetic sensibility. Further, they present textual integration of her family's multi-ethnic orientation: African-American; American Indian; Italian.
Saur, Pamela S
2015 1-4955-0358-5 228 pages
Addresses Adalbert Stifter's view of human relationship to material substances as well as proper ownership and use of possessions in individuals of the middle and higher classes. It builds on past scholarship in two main areas, namely Stifter and nature and the domestic ideal of the "Biedermeier" movement with which he is identified.
Robinson, Jeffrey C.
A book in four sequences, each sequence featuring a poetic response to some aspect of Romantic poetry in an effort to 'update' that poetry in terms of contemporary poetics and idiom.
Holmberg, Carl Bryan
Split Rails reflects midwestern rural beginnings that will not quit. Initial struggles with sexuality, ideology and spirituality remain important in later poems, though transformed. Finding oneself in nature and living in society speak the paradoxes of the heart these poems face.
Lapisardi, Frederick S.
2006 0-7734-5570-1 432 pages
An avant garde playwright whose theories of stagecraft evolved through performance experience, W.B. Yeats left a complex body of dramatic materials. This book establishes dramaturgical criteria, based on the playwright’s own words, by which all productions of his plays might be judged. Then, through an analysis of Yeats’s plays in performance, it suggests how new stage productions might best engage audiences without violating either texts or theories. Based on fifty years of study and publication about Yeats’s stagecraft and on direct experience with the plays in production both in America and in Ireland, this study develops dramaturgical plans for new productions and shares with readers behind-the-scenes notes from the author’s American Yeats production and from the first three years of James W. Flannery’s International W.B. Yeats Theatre Festival at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. Its basic premise turns on the belief that with new technology and with directors who accept the text as living theatre worthy of imaginative stage productions for a more general audience, rather than period pieces intended for an elite few, Yeats could finally emerge as a dramatist on a scale with Beckett, Strindberg, O’Neill and other major innovators of the modern stage.
2002 0-7734-3429-1 72 pages
Two themes run like intertwining threads, related at deep psychic levels: a Wordsworthian love of nature, and an abiding interest in the work of psychiatrist and psychologist Carl Jung.
Illustrated by G. Warlock Vance
Still Sifting is a collection of poetic images and stories capturing the complex energies of nature and people, the rawness of death, the simplicity of childhood, and the glaring truths of self discovery.
2016 0-7734-2835-6 64 pages
McMullins, Hilda Lee
Gilpin, George H.
1972 0-7734-0364-7 238 pages
This study searches for the mythic unity which encompasses both the poet's art and his life, and examines the techniques which he used to express his vision.
Coleman, Earl M.
2010 0-7734-1324-3 172 pages
This collection reminds the reader that Foucault was first and foremost a philosopher. The study focuses on the three principal aspects of Foucault’s work as Foucault himself acknowledged them to be namely, subjectivity, truth and power.
Jordan, Thomas E.
2010 0-7734-1371-5 592 pages
Traces the historical, medical and sociological progression of society and the individual over the last several centuries.
2001 0-7734-7496-X 156 pages
This thoroughly revised and augmented edition of Stevenson’s Nimbus of Glory, originally published in softcover in 1983. This edition updates this scholarly and critical work, making it accessible to a new generation of scholars. It includes a new chapter entitled “The Case of Missing Captain: Power Politics in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. “ the study as a whole argues that the impact of the personality of William Wordsworth is much more profound than has previously been realized, and that Coleridge’s originality as an artist is able to withstand the assaults of time and critics.
1995 0-7734-2275-7 344 pages
Drawing on the author's experience both inside and outside the British literary milieu, this volume gives a unique and often contentious view of the late-twentieth-century poetry canon, and the way that this canon has been established. As well as offering an interpretive overview, the book is valuable in suggesting different perspectives on the poetry of several specific key figures writing in Britain, such as Philip Larkin and Seamus Heaney. But it does not neglect other writers who have been forced onto the periphery of the poetry-publishing world, such as representatives of various ethnic and gender groups working in Britain during this period (e.g., the Northern Ireland frontier, West Indian poets, feminist poets). It adds up to a stimulating and provocative account of what's been happening in British poetry in recent years.
1974 0-7734-0365-5 320 pages
Incorporates the important assessments of all major annotated Defence editions, and selected opinions from general criticisms. Suggests new sources and views of Shelley's thought. Shows the diversity of the views of the critics. This study will bring a deeper understanding of the true poetry and synthesis of Shelley's Defence.
2016 1-4955-0471-9 136 pages
This work offers a fresh perspective on bilingual anthology. It’s expertly translated verses wonderfully capture the bold and vibrant contemporary Andalusian poetry of this select group of women. The added reader bonus is the inclusion of helpful and important biographical excerpts from interviews of these outstanding female poets.
2001 0-7734-7619-9 176 pages
The civil war in the Sudan has been generally misunderstood in the Sudanese and Western academic worlds as war between an Arab Muslim North and an African Christian South. This work examines how ‘African’ and ‘Arab’, as competing racial identities, have been produced in the Sudan, and interprets the roles of various actors with different interests in creating these identities.
Deamer, Robert Glen
1995 0-7734-3469-0 48 pages
These poems are a celebration of place, beauty, romantic love and longing, and the inseparable inter-relationships among these things. There are two alternating and counterpointing moods: joyous and astonished contemplation of beauty, and intensity of passion, or of pain. Sugarloaf Mountain emerges as a central, unifying symbol.
These poems explore the points of contact and contrast between man's nature and the landscape in which he lives. The poetry combines flights of metaphysical rapture and romantic daydreams with portraits of urban realities. Throughout, the poems' images remind us of hidden spiritual elements and charged atmospheres.
Symphony Number One is the first part of a trilogy. It investigates the nature of human identity and concludes that who we really are is created by our individual, common and uncommon choices of words, and is revealed in the true equations between words and action. This book is about primal, radical cure, and it is Mozart and Mingus played by a combo in blue jeans jamming to a new millennial swing. Poet Andrew Oerke’s work has been published in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Mademoiselle, and other leading magazines. Golden Gloves champ, football player, University professor, Peace Corps Director in Africa and the Caribbean, US Korean War veteran, and United Nations Gulf War consultant, he has lived many lives. In feature articles, The New York Times and International Herald Tribune have said that here is a poet “whose muse is a world traveler.” With Notes and Comments by James O. Allsup
2000 0-7734-7593-1 496 pages
Examines, for the first time, the filiation of a philosophical concept in relation to its use by the major 20th century thinker, C. G. Jung. It is a timely contribution to the history of the development of analytical psychology, as well as the ‘history of an idea’. It represents a new and substantial argument about the significance of Jung, placing him in an often-overlooked but vitally important intellectual context. It shows how Jung’s theory of synchronicity stems from a long and deep preoccupation with such central themes of German philosophy as the mind-body problem, the notion of intellectual intuition, and the critical philosophy of Immanuel Kant. It contextualizes Jung’s misprisioning of Kant in terms of the modernist interest in mysticism and occultism.
De Ritis, Paul A.
2000 0-7734-3404-6 120 pages
An narrative poem attempting to express the inexpressible: the horror of the Shoah.
1998 0-7734-8475-2 384 pages
Essays from the 13th International Social Philosophy Conference.
2000 0-7734-1246-8 76 pages
These poems reflect the freedom of an autumnal perspective. They look back a long way, yet grasp the present moment. In mood they range from passionate to playful.
Brooks de Vita, Alexis
2010 0-7734-3528-X 344 pages
Reconstructs the conviction of a slave girl found guilty of beating and burning to death her owner, the man who fathered her three children. The political climate of pre-Civil War Missouri did not favor justice for an enslaved girl who confessed to murdering her owner, even though those acquainted with the case believed she could not have committed the deed.
2007 0-7734-5464-0 144 pages
This study examines the way in which poetry, in this case the poetry of Fernando de Herrera, could function as an expression, and not simply as the result, of significant change in the social and economic ordering in sixteenth and seventeenth century Spanish life. The rise of the monarchical order, now based on imperial interests, replaced the earlier medieval dependence on theological justifications for the sate with a newly defined structure of secular beliefs and behaviors. Part of this emerging secular order was felt in poetry as a system of regulating principles and practices known as poetic decorum. The emergence of this defined aesthetic of the secular is revealed in Fernando de Herrera’s poetry, in both his awareness and use of this system of decoro.
2017 1-4955-0627-4 68 pages
The Bear and Other Poems is the author's first book of creative poetry, in Chinese and English bilingual versions.
MacQuarrie, Charles W.
2004 0-7734-6382-8 481 pages
This book is one of the few works that examines the roles of Manannán mac Lir, one of the most fascinating characters in Irish literature, in Gaelic, Manx and Anglo-Irish literature. The author brings together and examines the various roles Manannán plays in Irish and Anglo-Irish literature and determines both the consistency and diversity in the ways he is portrayed in these stories. These representations are presented as a literary “biography: for Manannán with emphasis on both the invariant aspects of his character and his impressive adaptability. In addition, the author also demonstrates and seeks to explain the popularity and incredible longevity of Manannán in Irish and Anglo-Irish literature from Immram Brain to Finnegan’s Wake.
Moorman, Charles W.
1993 0-7734-9332-8 176 pages
This book attempts to define a genre, called the literature of defeat, in a context made up of its various historical geneses, characteristic style, individual forms, sustaining symbols and motifs, prevailing themes, and relationship to the mainstream. Its existence seems dependent first of all upon the historical circumstance of a military defeat or civil violation of a culture, and the withdrawal of that culture into itself as a way of life, a set of attitudes, a manner of visualizing things. This study also maintains that the literature of defeat is the chief mode of the insular Celts, who never suffered their defeat and occupation by the English gracefully; but carried with them into their secret places their icons and signs and sacraments, all of which shaped their visual art and writings. This book is an account of the writings, past and present, in Wales and Ireland.
Jordan, Thomas E.
1998 0-7734-8300-4 406 pages
Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911
Census of Ireland: 1821 (1823)
Census of Ireland: 1831 (1833)
Census of Ireland: 1841 (1843)
Wilde, W. R. Report Upon the Tables of Death (1843)
Census of Ireland: 1851 (1853)
Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911
Census of Ireland: 1861 (1864)
Census of Ireland: 1871 (1876)
Census of Ireland: 1881 (1882)
Census of Ireland: 1891 (1892)
Census of Ireland: 1901 (1901)
Census of Ireland: 1911 (1913)
Jordan, Thomas E.
1998 0-7734-8453-1 344 pages
Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911
Census of Ireland: 1821 (1823)
Census of Ireland: 1831 (1833)
Census of Ireland: 1841 (1843)
Wilde, W. R. Report Upon the Tables of Death (1843)
Census of Ireland: 1851 (1853)
Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911
Census of Ireland: 1861 (1864)
Census of Ireland: 1871 (1876)
Census of Ireland: 1881 (1882)
Census of Ireland: 1891 (1892)
Census of Ireland: 1901 (1901)
Census of Ireland: 1911 (1913)
Jordan, Thomas E.
1998 0-7734-8455-8 356 pages
Young, Barbara Ann
2006 0-7734-5614-7 400 pages
The Irish literary child has its nascence in earliest Celtic mythology and flourishes as an emblem of the Irish nation throughout Irish literature to the present day. This book concentrates on the development of this symbolic figure in twentieth century Irish poetry and prose and juxtaposes the figure of the literary child at any given point in the century with political and social conditions of Ireland at the time. The result of this pairing over the course of the century is the revelation of the paradigmatic nature of the child in Irish literature. As the nature of and challenges before this child evolve in literature, so does the nation of Ireland.
Markham, Jacquelyn K.
2014 0-7734-4259-6 632 pages
This volume brings together for the first time nearly five hundred poems by Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Gilman, one of the most influential thinkers of her time. It represents the significant poetry this writer, lecturer, feminist, and pioneer sociologist chose to publish during her lifetime.
2010 0-7734-3795-9 720 pages
This study is devoted to the stratified description and analysis of the unconscious mechanisms of culture, that is, the mechanisms that form the human being, as an empirical subject in its actual existence.
2006 0-7734-5971-5 376 pages
This collection of essays examines Ireland’s literary canon in light of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing and Irish identity at the turn of the century, contextualizing its readings within the understanding that The Field Day Anthology has crystallized discussions of literary value, canonicity, political agency and Irish identity because of its agenda and the ensuing controversy surrounding its publication. Yet, while The Field Day Anthology constitutes the occasion for writing, the collection also moves beyond it to suggest new models for reading and evaluating Irish literature and identity in the new century. The essays in the collection examine the canonical status of writers such as Joyce, Yeats and Beckett; how postcolonial theory and criticism have reshaped the boundaries of Irish studies; and how women’s writing has challenged canonicity as a concept.
Pinfold, Michael John
2011 0-7734-3733-9 332 pages
This study examines Irish artistic production and generates a debate on how the painters' collective artistic intentions transcend national borders to engage with the wider debate concerning male subjectivity and masculine representation within a
sexual political arena where patriarchal attitudes and assumptions are questioned.
Includes 40 color reproductions of paintings by
Brian Maguire, Patrick Graham, and Michael Mulcahy.
Boos, Florence Saunders
1991 0-88946-933-4 592 pages
Examines The Earthly Paradise as the first mature poetic expression of Morris' view that a poet is also a historian who bears the immense responsibility of creation and narration. Details one of the longest and most complex single poetic narratives in the English language along several lines: systematic use of multiple narrators and audiences which deepen the poem's sense of shared experience and impose a coherent structure on its temporal and other discontinuities; the alterations of confession, description, and retrospection in the frame and inner tales that enabled Morris to complete one of the fullest Victorian meditations on the creation of identity through frustrated love and sorrow; the flexibility and subtlety of the poem's various allegorical resonances and narrative levels; and the "stoic," aesthetic, and political implications of Morris' evolving ideal of friendship.
2010 0-7734-3746-0 380 pages
This book is the first to compare the primary child care legislation of a developed and a developing jurisdiction influenced by English juristic ideas. In addition, the empirical findings are indicative that there is more than one specific conceptualisation of children’s rights; to ensure provision, protection and/or participation rights of the child. It also revealed that the type of rights being advanced and implemented is the interest rights of the child.
2006 0-7734-5729-1 276 pages
The story of the Irish Labour Party’s transition from opposition to support for European integration is a fascinating one. Labour has gone from leading the campaign against membership in 1972 to leading the campaign to rescue the Treaty of Nice in 2002, a thirty-year political odyssey which sheds light on a number of important political questions. This book explores the key role played by political parties in connecting citizens to the European Union (EU), and as the EU tries to strengthen its democratic credentials, that role is going to become even more important.
It explores the complex relationship between Ireland and the EU, as the country moves from being outside the EU to one of its strongest supporters to surprisingly rejecting the Treaty of Nice. It examines the links between social democracy and European integration, as the Labour Party’s transition mirrors the path taken by many other European social democratic parties.
Above all, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Labour Party, examining its role in government and in opposition, assessing it at national and European levels, and evaluating its principles and policies. The result is an engaging and insightful treatment of an important and thought-provoking topic.
2003 0-7734-6841-2 268 pages
2007 0-7734-5515-9 216 pages
This book analyses how the Irish-born, and their offspring, in one nineteenth century British city came to define and understand their Irishness through political action. It proposes that the organisation and representation of Irishness in Glasgow (and, by extension, Scotland) eventually led to a secular, even radical, ‘fusion’ of loyalties, from the time of Daniel O’Connell onwards which allowed Protestants such as John Ferguson an entry into nationalist debate. Ferguson, despite the competing claims of the Catholic Church and the drink trade, not only successfully created a Home Rule movement in the 1870s but also, in the long term, crucially fused loyalty to organised labour with his representation of Irish political identity. Based on extensive research, this work aims to give the non-Scottish reader a fuller idea of the origins of the Glasgow Irish, emphasising the great importance of Ulster connections, and to contribute to the ongoing debate on the nature of Irish political identity in urban Britain and USA.
Hendrix, Scott E.
2012 0-7734-2658-2 140 pages
No scholarship exists on the English colonization of Ireland in the sixteenth centuries from a post-colonial perspective, and this book seeks to fill in that gap in the literature. While aimed at academic generalists, and described as an introduction to the topic, the book expands ongoing discussions about the nature of imperialism, and whether or not there is a paradigmatic way in which it occurs that transcends its particular time and place. Ireland is a microcosm that when studied reveals how the contemporary world still shows lingering traces of colonialism. Hendrix convincingly shows how English involvement in the region forever changed the cultural landscape of Ireland.
2008 0-7734-5777-5 280 pages
This critical anthology features fourteen relatively unknown poets from Sangamon, Illinois examining their impact on one another and their importance in establishing a context for understanding the work of more noted poets. The importance of reading poets in relation to one another for the study of literary history is emphasized in the interpretations of the poets included herein.
Breen, Michael J.
2010 0-7734-3797-5 176 pages
This work utilizes quantitative research methods to analyze twenty seven opinion polls dealing with the issue of constitutional change in Ireland. It provides a framework for anyone interested in understanding the intricate relationships between media, public opinion and
constitutional ballot issues in an Irish/European context.
2018 1-4955-0665-7 156 pages
Dr. Timm unites two of the most engaging debates that are currently popular amongst Rorty scholars: what to make of the concept of experience after Rorty's linguistic turn and Rorty's awkward and contentious division between the public and private domains of life.
Dickson, Foster J.
2009 0-7734-4654-0 148 pages
This work is a two-part overview to this writer, poet, journalist, activist, and sociologist. The introduction covers some background on how scholars and academics have neglected Beecher, for a variety of possible reasons. Part one consists of a biography that centers on Beecher’s working life, only briefly discussing his four marriages and only mentioning that he had four children. Part two covers a sampling of his poetry, offering explications and critical analysis that point to the conclusion that Beecher should not have been neglected or omitted from literary study to the extent that he has been. The afterword discusses the author’s experiences during his research process, including meeting Beecher’s widow Barbara. Overall, the work is intended to reintroduce John Beecher to the literary community and incite further discussion about him.
1998 0-7734-8477-9 560 pages
This study represents the first in-depth reexamination in any language for over twenty years of the life and works of Siger of Brabant. Siger might well be described as the first academic scholar to oppose the claims of the Church hierarchy for total overall control of intellectual study and teaching. Initially, he saw his teaching role as explaining the position of the so-called authorities in the area of philosophy. Subsequently, as one of the very few academics of this time who did not move on to Theology, Medicine or Law, he fought for the independence of his faculty and his domain of academic investigation without direct external interference. This brought him into conflict with the Church authorities, leading to his citation in 1277 for alleged heresy, followed by exile and death in Italy.
1995 0-7734-9123-6 312 pages
This first biography of Hannay uses original sources, family papers, and the Hannay archive at Trinity College, Dublin, to show a more complex figure than merely a novel-writing clergyman. His involvement in Irish politics and in particular with Douglas Hyde's Gaelic League, the contemporary scandals involving his early novels and the productions of his successful play General John Regan, and his masterly use of comedy to point up the ironies of Irish history are documented. The book contains thirty-one illustrations and a complete bibliography of all Hannay's fictional, journalistic, and theological writing.
2018 1-4955-0639-8 664 pages
This book argues that the premises of the Republic and of Job are fundamentally the same and therefore deserve comparison. Their similarities derive from the premise of testing the just man by subjecting him to extreme injustice. The fundamental conclusion of the book is that both Job and the Republic teach that the foundation of innocence and therefore legal procedure lies in an eternal, beneficent creator. They differ when Job draws the further conclusion that both beneficent creation and wronged innocence require human rule over creation.
Brooks, Linda M.
1996 0-7734-8752-2 248 pages
Exploring theories of the sublime from Neoclassicism to the Postmodern, this study questions the widely-accepted view of the sublime as an aesthetics that glorifies the self. It argues that the aesthetics of terror that pervaded 18th and early 19th-century Europe was part of a generic movement toward the dissipation of the unity underwriting conventional concepts of identity. Closely analyzing the divisiveness underlying the sublime in Burke's Enquiry, Kant's third Critique, Schiller's ten years of aesthetic essay, and Coleridge's scattered aesthetic writings, the study moves beyond such leading scholars of the sublime as Thomas Weiskel, Frances Ferguson, Jean-François Lyotard, and Neil Hertz, offering a perspective on the sublime that breaks new ground in our understanding of romantic identity and its relation to the postmodern self.
Kingston, F. Temple
1992 0-7734-9561-4 220 pages
This study of Berkeley's metaphysics, with his insistence on the existence of God and importance of the human spirit, takes account not only of Berkeley's treatment of his contemporaries and English critics, but also of his great influence on contemporary French philosophers. The approach is not analytic but phenomenological.
1999 0-7734-8177-X 206 pages
This volume provides the first comprehensive account of professional social work in Ireland, to contribute to a better understanding of its present form and nature. It considers the development of social work from the late 19th century to the present. In addition to analyzing the main shifts and continuities over this period, it also considers its surrounding conditions: the relationship between social work and philanthropy in its earlier phases, the impact of the Catholic Church on the development of Irish social work and the influence of the State over the shape and form of social work. In addition, it contributes to a debate about its present form and nature at a time when many uncertainties surround its future direction. For a reader outside of Ireland, in particular, the book provides insight into the cultural, political and social context within which Irish social work emerged over the past century.
“. . . this book is a must for all social workers and students of social work in Ireland. As the first of its kind it will also be of importance to those researching the origins of social work in Europe and throughout the English-speaking world. . . . there are many gems throughout the text. . . .” – British Journal of Social Work
“. . . as a groundbreaking survey, this book will in the meantime remain the authoritative source for students of Irish social work and for researchers who take up Skehill’s challenges to dig further into the puzzles of informing the present b reference to the past.” – International Social Work
“This book provides a detailed, well-documented account of ‘social work’ from the nineteenth century until the present day and is therefore an invaluable source for students, lecturers, researcher and professionals who are trying to understand social work practices and the profession within Ireland. . . . Skehill skillfully draws on available source material to document how the State, Catholic Church and civic institutions have influenced the development of social work in Ireland.” – European Journal of Social Work
Lee, Han Goo
2018 1-4955-0697-5 460 pages
In order to secure the possibility of objective history, this book argues against all kinds of historical relativism. All such theories exist substantially on the basis of relativist epistemology. Relativist epistemology comprises such diverse theories as deconstruction, conceptual relativism, paradigm theory, post-modernism, traditional historicism, sociological relativism, pragmatism, and cultural relativism. It proves that the diversity of historical viewpoints are compatible with historical objectivity.
1994 0-7734-9256-9 680 pages
This book demonstrates that, under contemporary principles of international law, war is an illegal institution in the international relations between States. War myths and fallacious doctrines meant to show the necessity of war are refuted and their falsehood and absurdity demonstrated. Also, it is established that the distinguished philosophers, political and social thinkers as well as statesmen, Eastern and Western, ancient and modern, consider war as a calamity or as a crime. All the documents concerning war from the establishment of the League of Nations to September 30, 1992 are also analyzed.
2018 1-4955-0651-7 172 pages
This book is a English translation of a classical Chinese Taoist text, the Tao te Ching, which is considered a fun-damental text in Taoist philosophy and religion. It was written by Lao Tzu, a mysterious figure whose actual identity is heavily debated. The text of the Tao te Ching is included alongside Dr. Kaye’s commentary.
Lapisardi, Frederick S.
1991 0-7734-9912-1 244 pages
Eva Gore-Booth, active feminist and pacifist, and sister of the Irish rebel leader Constance Markievicz, published at least nineteen volumes of poems, plays, and prose during her lifetime. Included under this title are all five of Gore-Booth's plays; well-wrought, actable dramas drawing at times on the same materials Yeats, Lady Gregory, Synge, and AE molded into Ireland's literary renaissance. Supplemented by introductions, a bibliography, and appendices including relevant notes from the 1929 Poems, materials from a rare 1916 edited version of a longer play, and a chronology.
2011 0-7734-3639-1 268 pages
This study examines the current situation of the Celtic languages in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It demonstrates how, over a significant period of time, they shifted under pressure from the domination of English from monolingualism to bilingualism.
Powell, Frederick W.
1992 0-7734-9463-4 384 pages
This study challenges traditional notions of the formation of Irish social policy which cast the process in terms of a progression from barbarism to enlightenment. Identifies and uses working-class sources where they are available, as well as the views of the ruling elite. The first three chapters deal with the colonial period from 1600-1922. The last four chapters address social policy in post-Independence Ireland, including the welfare system as experienced by the poor, right up to 1990.
1998 0-7734-8237-7 300 pages
This study seeks to redefine the notions of Irishness and of Irish identity which have been current in cultural and socio-political discourse since the beginning of this century, and secondly, it offers readings of the work of William Butler Yeats and James Joyce which demonstrate their similar negative epistemologies of identity. It is part of the work’s argument that cultural and aesthetic writings have seminal influences on the political infrastructure of the modern nation, and so the book analyzes the political import of cultural and literary movements. In what is possibly the first such project in terms of Irish studies, it offers a critique of essentialist and foundationalist views of Irishness as Gaelic, Catholic, and nationalist, through the application of the theoretical writings of Theodore Adorno, Jacques Derrida, and Emmanuel Levinas. Given the current conflicts of identity in Northern Ireland, this is a timely study which sheds light on the mindsets which create mutually exclusive notions of identity.
Boldt, Andreas Dieter
2007 0-7734-5326-1 332 pages
This book investigates Leopold von Ranke’s concept of objectivity by looking at his private life and how it influenced his historical writing, primarily in regards to his marriage, examining his treatment of Irish history as contrasted with his account of English history. His wedding to Clarissa Graves, an Irish woman, in 1843 not only changed his whole life, it also influenced the writing of his books. Hundreds of spontaneous letters of Clarissa to her relatives in England and Ireland contain details of contacts, meetings, information on documents that were copied in archives, descriptions of research trips, and meetings with statesmen which reveal how Ranke worked, collected his material, and eventually composed his books.
2010 0-7734-3672-3 292 pages
This book examines the interconnections between nationalism and sexuality in Edna O’Brien’s writing. The work explores the connections between Irishness and sexual reproduction that define women as good Irish citizens, exposes the dysfunctions with rural communities that strive to contain women with limited roles and rewrites them to offer her female characters increased agency. This book contains two color photographs and eight black and white photographs.
2010 0-7734-1464-9 328 pages
Details how the landed elite openly absorbed a regular flow of new members to the ruling class. It examines the transition of Britain from aristocratic rule to democracy through a study of the Whig Party.
2008 0-7734-5118-8 176 pages
This work is a modern translation of James Yonge’s manuscript, The Gouernaunce of Prynces, which was originally completed by a Dominican scholar in 1422. Yonge’s text has been noted as one of the primary documents written during the English occupation of Ireland, but until now, his work was only available to scholars literate in Middle English. This book facilitates additional information and a better understanding of the work.
Sanchez, Carlos Alberto
2010 0-7734-3836-X 236 pages
This collection of essays was inspired or influenced by the seminal work of John Haddox in his 50 years working as a philosopher and activist at the University of Texas, El Paso. The book includes papers in Latin American and Mexican philosophy, philosophy and activism, and Native American thought.
2003 0-7734-6709-2 224 pages
The Tulira Trilogy was the creation of the dreaming landlord of Tulira Castle, County Galway – Edward Martyn. It explores the Irish national dream in a tragic mode which no other Irish dramatist of the period attempted. After a century of neglect, the plays are examined afresh in this new edition with a scholarly introduction which proposes a fundamental revaluation of Edward Martyn as an Irish symbolist dramatist.
Fortier, Mardelle L.
1992 0-7734-9611-4 128 pages
A major contribution to scholarship is the exploration of St. Thomas More's philosophy concerning the conflict of Reason and Power in Book I of Utopia, since most scholarly work has concentrated on Book II, the vision of the utopian society itself. The philosophical conflict between Reason and Power discussed by Thomas More is also the central problem in various utopian literary works setting forth Scientific, Humanistic, Collectivist, New Age, and Natural Utopias.
Elimimian, Isaac I.
1991 0-7734-9675-0 272 pages
A critical study which thoroughly and comprehensively explores the range and content of African verse. Embraces oral poetry and francophone verse.
Towey, Augustine C.M.
Kleiner, Elaine Laura
This volume of poems is derived from the poet's experience of the Pacific Northwest Coast and is characterized by a quiet precision of natural imagery, local place names, and themes drawn from the region's folklife. From the fishing villages and lumber towns south of Seaside, Oregon, and along the coast of western Washington, she draws upon a poetic langugage that is at once dreamy, evocative, and ethereal, and yet vigorous and earthy.
Duhon, Gwendolyn M.
1999 0-7734-3090-3 60 pages
Poems deal with love and sorrow, relationships and war, growth and pain, timidity and fearlessness.
1998 0-7734-8498-1 316 pages
1996 0-7734-8742-5 348 pages
This work provides the first comprehensive and detailed exposition of the entire oeuvre of the important 20th-century philosopher and social researcher, Lucien Goldmann. His entire range of study, including his writings on literature, political theory and philosophy, as well as his methodology, are examined and assessed in full.
Poems by an Australian poet on diverse subjects.
1990 0-88946-582-7 124 pages
Bi-lingual edition of poems by Hasan Dewran (Turkish/Kurdish writer living in Germany) translated into English by Hans Panthel. It also includes a poem in Zazaki - a minority language spoken on the upper Euphrates.
1996 0-7734-2704-X 196 pages
Winners of the 1995 Mellen Poetry Prizes.
Judith of the Lights by Mark Saba
The Cross-Country Run of Josephine X. Dreifus: A Tribute to Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's Journey to Sakhalin by Donald Ray Schwartz
Sally Jordan by B. E. Stock
Risden, E. L.
These poems contain elements both realistic and hopeful. Their technical focus moves toward a refinement and musicality.
1991 0-7734-9767-6 116 pages
Keeling leads us to a view that our conventional idea of time is mistaken and that the true nature of what we misperceive as temporality is to be found in the nature of change. The work which was the last philosophical enterprise of his career constitutes only part of a more complete work which he had in mind. Keeling reviews our common views of time and finds that though in our everyday lives they are satisfactory enough, none of them are satisfactory as philosophical criteria. Keeling describes a world where the present, as the domain of change, is the only reality and the only place where action can occur. The successive renewal of presentness is the ultimate significance of what we believe in as time.
Burt, Paul J.
2016 1-4955-0459-X 323 pages
Monograph focuses on the poetic output of Edgar Allan Poe offering a new approach to his verse, whereby his poems are treated as unique phono-semantic structures, requiring specific interpretative procedures that bring to light the close correspondence between the phonetic orchestration and the semantic dimension in Poe’s poetry.
Reminiscent of the tradition of Oliver Sacks and Richard Selzer, these poems reflect observations of a neurologist on personal, medical and universal problems. They include both serious and humorous material and range in style from classic format to modern free form.
This collection of poems reflect the observations of a neurologist. The topics range from medical problems, both patients' and personal, to questions of life and love. They range from philosophical to satirical and are written in styles spanning classic forms to modern free verse.
1994 0-7734-0019-2 140 pages
This collection of poems is dedicated to the author's mother. Through these poems she expresses her grief at the loss of her mother and hopes to help the reader to come to terms with the death of a loved one, overcome the sorrow, and go on with life.
Musante, Robert J. III
2002 0-7734-3563-8 68 pages
These sonnets explore the undeniable powers of spirit in nature. Some powers are peaceful while others prove antagonistic to animal life and human life. In some cases, spirit manifests itself in revelatory or realistic experiences. The new version of the book has four additional sonnets that address visions, death and the afterlife--themes that resonate in groups of sonnets throughout the book.
1991 0-7734-9760-9 152 pages
Argues for a model in which moral truth is presented as truth in the perspective of certain social commitments, while religious truth is interpreted as truth in the perspective of religious experience. Theorizes that relativity need not conflict with universality. Truth from the perspective of the outsider is, therefore, truth without qualification.
1981 0-7734-0249-7 279 pages
Viney, Donald Wayne
1998 0-7734-8366-7 184 pages
Translated, Edited and With an Introduction by Donald Wayne Viney.
The translator's Introduction provides a brief account of Lequyer's life and an orientation to his thought on the question of foreknowledge and human free will. The Hornbeam Leaf is a brief autobiographical reflection on Lequyer's first realization of the feeling of freedom. It is an impressionistic but vivid summary of the main themes of Lequyer's philosophy of freedom. The Dialogue of the Predestinate and the Reprobate is an imaginative, passionate, and philosophically informed discussion of the problem of human freedom and divine omniscience. Renouvier called it 'a dramatic metaphysical masterpiece, probably without equal in any literature.' Eugene and Theophilus summarizes Lequyer's views on freedom and foreknowledge.
Themes explored in this new collection include a child's perception of the world, dislocation, loss and obsession.
Peters, Patricia Claire
The first section of Peters' book contains references to a gifted and beloved child's childhood, close friendships bringing joy and solace, and family members from childhood continually present in fact and in mind. The second section is bleak for unexplained or implied reasons. It contains both juvenilia and current poems seeking and asking questions that no one should or can ask or answer.
2010 0-7734-3747-9 200 pages
Vasbinder, Samuel H.
The poems in this collection reflect the interests and obsessions of the author. The problems inherent in time, nostalgic recollections of a personal past, descriptions of places with magical overtones, and fanciful inventions that tease the mind are all part of this poetry. Its language presses heavily on the additional meanings that can be embodies in poetic words as they describe or suggest images. It uses the language of symbol and metaphor in new ways, asking the language to bend and curve as the poem and the ideas it suggests are revealed.
Magid, Annette M.
2003 0-7734-3455-0 80 pages
These poems offer clear observations of people and places. Annette M. Magid provides insights into relationships with a keen eye for detail and an attentive ear to the rhythm of everyday occurrences, offering a refreshing view of human nature.
2012 0-7734-2652-3 224 pages
An inter-disciplinary study of how the Spanish poet Jose Manuel Caballero describes memory and time in his later obra. This text makes use of Heidegger, Bergson, Heraclitus, and several other philosophers, but argues that Heidegger’s Being and Time is the key text from which Caballero drew inspiration.
2011 0-7734-1605-6 368 pages
A significant academic work that present’s the author’s exegetical reading of Blake with his interpretations of the writing of William Blake that expands more than Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience
2008 0-7734-5001-7 164 pages
The first definitive study of Joaquim Pessoa’s poetry, this work examines the place of mysticism in postmodern literature by analyzing the role of mystical love in Pessoa’s poems.
2014 0-7734-3509-3 436 pages
In addition to analyzing Perse’s later poems, this work also gives an account of Perse’s personal understanding of poetry. The analyses follow the poems closely, strophe by strophe, section by section, from the first of these poems Chronique, to the last published poems in the Mediterranean Cycle, Sécheresse and underscores the main tenants of Perse’s poetry.
2012 0-7734-1501-7 260 pages
Nanette Norris is the editor of this collection of ten essays on popular culture. The essays cover a vast track of time during the twentieth century and are a sampling of current scholarship on Ireland. The collection uses cultural, historical, and economic contextualization to analyze its consumption. The essays are united in their attempt to use hindsight to explain the influence of popular culture depicting iconic images in film, television, music, and even comic books.
Drawing from a diverse background ranging from ranch wife to vacuum cleaner sales to purchasing assistant, Grace Cluster explores the "ups and downs" of everyday life with humor and awe.
2013 0-7734-4547-1 448 pages
Highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction – such as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, or Stevenson’s Treasure Island.
George, Emery E.
Poetry by the author of Blackbird, Metropolitan Icons, and Holderlin and the Golden Chain of Homer.
Christopher, Joe R.
2012 0-7734-3056-3 124 pages
A collection of poems that displays a myriad of poetic genres complete with references. It provides ample opportunity for students to learn about all the different kinds of prose poems, even the lesser known tropes.
The first section of Dr. Christopher's book is titled "Theory", which has a number of poems about poetic genres: "Prose Poetry", "What's a Sonnet for?," "A Genre is a Norm," "Comment on Naturalism," "The Novel Has Replaced the the Long Poem," and others. He also comments on style, on literary movements, on religous verse, on writing conferences, and criticism. The second section is titled "Practioners," and it contains poems commenting on the works of other poets (beginning in the classical period) or parodying their works or (in a few cases) translating their poems. In short Christopher's work is not focused on one aspect of poetry as John Holland's Rhyme's Reason was about verse forms, but it belongs in the same class of poetry about poems.
The book aims to toy with the idea of what it is to write poetry, even while evoking styles used by famous poets from the past.
Slade, Leonard A. Jr.
This cycle of poems deals with the loss of a love, beginning with the immobilizing stages of mourning and ending with the tremulant processes of survival.
Amoss, Lindsay S.
The quantum silence in this collection of poems carries a bright abstract of improbable joy into exclusive materialization of an implied presence.
Manista, Frank C.
2006 0-7734-5522-1 240 pages
This book is a study of the weaving and unweaving of particular subject positions within James Joyce’s major works (Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegan’s Wake) through representations of voice, which necessarily negotiates identity, authority, and subjectivity. In the narrowest sense, voice reveals itself as a portion of the narrative which in turn stands as part of the discourse of a particular work. A movement to a more broadly conceived view of voice has it supersede the narrative and function throughout the discourse. Permutations of these concepts locate voice at nearly all levels of Joyce’s fiction. This work explores the myriad of ways that Joyce portrays and negotiates identity through voice and the conceptualization of boundaries that exist “in between” different and distinct subjectivities. The author explores those negotiative identities and subjectivities from within the conceptualization and representation of voice. More often than not, however, a study of voice reveals the inevitability of specific identities to merge and flow into one another, despite futile attempts to retain individuality. The space existing between two seemingly distinct voices blurs in Joyce’s fiction in the din of conversation and in the fuzziness of representation.
Loffler, Christa Maria
1983 0-7734-0418-X 377 pages
Towey, Augustine C.M.
This poetry is rigorous and honest, accessible and penetrating. Lanter explores the links between man's frail existence with the larger universe, and his place in it. These poems show the influence of Larkin, Brodsky and Walcott.
1992 0-7734-9812-5 240 pages
By focusing on the development of Benjamin's thinking since the beginning of his intellectual career, especially during the time he was under the direct influence of Kant's philosophy, we can grasp a fundamental notion -- experience. This concept, from Benjamin's mature work, is one of the central categories here. Also examined is his last work "On the Concept of History", one of the most tangled and complex pieces he ever wrote, devoted to the exploration of the question of concrete praxis. Therefore, diagnosis (as explored in his notions about experience) and praxis (as in the theses "On the Concept of History") stand as models for the elaboration of his social theories.
This volume concentrates on the use of charged language to deliver intense imagery, following the Bergsonian philosopher, T. E. Hume, who said the language of poetry is a visual concrete one. . . Images in verse are not mere decoration, but the very essence of an intuitive language.
Sels, Robin E. van Loben
1994 0-7734-3483-6 116 pages
Holt, Rochelle Lynn
Peters, Patricia Claire
Thomas, Laurence W.
This collection of 45 poems, all related to water, shows the peripatetic nature of Thomas' life. The Great Lakes of the poet's native Michigan vie for space with references to the Nile, the Mississippi, the Adriatic, Lake Victoria, the Atlantic and Pacific and many ports in between. The poems are a reflection on the poet's affinity for water; the final poem 'Water Ways, the Final Splash', gets into primal origins by cataloging the waters the poet is familiar with and noting that 'water doesn't separate; it connects.'
These poems form a triad of the wonders and savagery of family connections and, therefore, of human existence. These are poems of everyday Midwestern farm images and the mysteries that can be found in sunflowers opening to the sun.
Huxford, Colette L.
Strives to capture the miracle that happens every day, focussing on the love of family, the change of seasons, and country life.
Schmidt, Jan Zlotnick
This collection of poetry is a collage of women’s voices, a poetic vision explored within different combinations of landscapes, voices, and art.
1989 0-88946-140-6 192 pages
Traces the philosophical, biological, and medical developments in the understanding and definition of personhood: from its beginnings in early Christian theology to an analysis of contemporary information, reports, and ethical evaluations.
Craig, Anita P.
2006 0-7734-5931-6 188 pages
The studies presented here have a central point of departure: it is remarkable that we, as biological organisms in a social world, configure our lives in terms of selves. This work succeeds in bringing together different but related disciplines concerned with people and the histories and conditions of their lives.
Richardson, Herbert W.
2016 1-4955-0507-3 62 pages
Richardson, Herbert W.
2016 1-4955-0571-5 62 pages
Poems on diverse subjects.
Paulsen, Michelle M.
These poems represent what wells up inside, relying heavily on imagery, and dances with the extremes, often bordering on the manic. More than anything else, they take the reader into the space of the experience.
The title of this volume has been taken from a Robert Browning poem. This may account for the sticks, stones, arrows, and juxtaposed subtleties and energetic language of the poetry. Love poems elicit various reactions from readers, but the love poems of Juanita Kirk make up a volume which is closely related to an autobiography. Acting out love is a dangerous thing in these days of postmodern criticism, but Kirk joyfully speaks her mind to her many loves, and she defies any of them to find themselves on the pages.
Peters, Patricia Claire
Slade, Leonard A. Jr.
2016 1-4955-0499-9 152 pages
Professor Richard Hall has gathered the 18th-century Edwardsean anti-slavery writings that are presented in this book. Note that John Brown, a white man who sacrificed his life to free black slaves, had read these very documents and they influenced his decision to do what he did.
Nordé, Sr., Gerald S.
2014 0-7734-4487-4 260 pages
Contrary to prior scientific and popular belief over slavery, this book explicitly and unequivocally demonstrates that the majority of Black Americans of the 20th and 21st Centuries do not have African slave heritage history. These descendants are neither Black Americans nor African Americans, but White because of their paternal ancestry as a result of the selective breeding practices of White slave owners with their Black female slaves.
Poems express life as the author has experienced it: thoughts of nature, travel, dancing, animals, loves, fears, a search for answers to the unknown.
2010 0-7734-3811-4 156 pages
2010 0-7734-1385-5 200 pages
This work presents the plausible mind-body theories that connect bodily life with intentional thought and consciousness. It proposes a unified account of a world containing both thoughtful, conscious beings and 'mere' physical objects.
Moments of everyday life are captured in crystals of poetry. These lyrics uncover extraordinary bits of beauty often overlooked because they are embedded in the commonplace. The varied verse forms function like prisms to highlight and transform universal emotions.
Ansari, Asloob Ahmad
2001 0-7734-7432-3 160 pages
This work focuses on the development of the central myth worked out more extensively in The Four ZOAS, Milton and Jerusalem.
Cappucci, Paul R.
2002 0-7734-6912-5 220 pages
This is the first in-depth analysis of the ways that the 1913 Paterson silk strike influenced Williams’s early development as a modernist poet and his creation of the long poem Paterson. It will interest those who study the relationship between literature and history, the tension between art and politics, and the representation of labor and class.
1984 0-7734-1986-1 160 pages
The aim of this study is twofold: to document Williams' interest in and response to such movements as vorticism, Dada and the American "local school," and to apply this background material to a close examination of his verse as he moved toward the complex structure of Spring and All. The book uses sources from unpublished Williams material, and draws upon many uncollected articles that appeared in the "little magazines" of the 1910s and 20s. This study has an international scope, recognizing Williams' important relationship with Ezra Pound and also his interest in the work and theories of Kandinsky.
Verses arranged in five parts: Epicedia; Early Poems; Epiphanies; Period Pieces; and Themes and Variations
Poems fall under thematic categories such as family relationships, romantic love, wistfulness, social criticism, humor, and craziness.
Carter, Robert E.
The distinguished Canadian poet draws from his early experiences exploring the great Canadian North to bring us a collection of poems that enlighten and speak to issues of values and human choices.
Nangini, Mary Angela
Halbersleben, Karen I.
1993 0-7734-9294-1 256 pages
As was true of many 19th-century reforms, the anti-slavery movement drew upon women's perceived special attributes: her moral superiority, her role as guardian of the purity of family and society, her spiritual standing in the religious community. Drawn together by their moral conviction of the evil of slavery, middle-class women from around Great Britain forged an active role for themselves in combatting chattel slavery. Their involvement was of great significance, allowing middle-class woman to work outside her home in a sphere of activity that encouraged her to exercise her initiative and translate moral principle into effective action. The crusade also established the mechanisms of organization and the rhetoric of emancipation which later female reformers would draw upon in the movement for their own rights.
Word-Scales is a term the poet devised to describe a process of composing poetry. It’s a method of creating with the language of words rather than the language of music. Although there are obvious differences between Word-Scales and music scales, the basic concepts of composing with them are much the same. Music forms are a primary agent in composing with Word-Scales. Those most prominently used are: fugue, rondo. Sonata, crab-fugue and serial forms.
1982 0-7734-0259-4 335 pages
Robinson, Jeffrey C.
2002 0-7734-3431-3 80 pages
Continues the project begun in Romantic Presences (1995), Spliced Romanticism (Mellen, 1997) and The Life of Things (2001) - of recasting the language, imagery and events from British Romantic Poetry (principally that of Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats) into original poems in a contemporary idiom and post-modern poetics. The title-sequence imagines an "inner world" of William and Dorothy Wordsworth during a summer (1802) of intense writing of poems and journal entries. Another sequence joins and reworks the language of Romantic poems with that of select twentieth-century poets.
1999 0-7734-7992-9 132 pages
This study examines Goethe's interest in Stoical though and applies to his novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Using the concept of ‘Stoical discourse' which, it is argued is informed by Goethe's reception of Stoicism, a new and original view is offered of what is, by common consent, one of Goethe's most difficult works.
Nordé, Sr., Gerald S.
2014 0-7734-0089-3 176 pages
Contrary to prior scientific and popular belief over slavery, this book explicitly and unequivocally demonstrates that the majority of Black Americans of the 20th and 21st Centuries do not have African slave heritage history. These descendants are neither Black Americans nor African Americans, but White because of their paternal ancestry as a result of the selective breeding practices of White slave owners with their Black female slaves.
Translated from Romanian by Don Wilson with the author
Boulhosa, Stephen R.
A first collection of poems by a poet whose influences are as diverse as A. E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, and Bob Dylan.