The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse

Author: H. Woudhuysen
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014191386X
Category: Poetry
Page: 976
View: 7121

Continue Reading →

The era between the accession of Henry VIII and the crisis of the English republic in 1659 formed one of the most fertile epochs in world literature. This anthology offers a broad selection of its poetry, and includes a wide range of works by the great poets of the age - notably Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Sepnser, John Donne, William Shakespeare and John Milton. Poems by less well-known writers also feature prominently - among them significant female poets such as Lady Mary Wroth and Katherine Philips. Compelling and exhilarating, this landmark collection illuminates a time of astonishing innovation, imagination and diversity.

Penguin Classics: The Catalogue

Author: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718193474
Category: Reference
Page: 176
View: 2492

Continue Reading →

'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written
Author: Henry Eliot
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141990937
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 480
View: 9297

Continue Reading →

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1

From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons
Author: Russ Kick
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609807049
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 512
View: 727

Continue Reading →

THE GRAPHIC CANON (Seven Stories Press) is a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind trilogy that brings classic literatures of the world together with legendary graphic artists and illustrators. There are more than 130 illustrators represented and 190 literary works over three volumes—many newly commissioned, some hard to find—reinterpreted here for readers and collectors of all ages. Volume 1 takes us on a visual tour from the earliest literature through the end of the 1700s. Along the way, we're treated to eye-popping renditions of the human race's greatest epics: Gilgamesh, The Iliad, The Odyssey (in watercolors by Gareth Hinds), The Aeneid, Beowulf, and The Arabian Nights, plus later epics The Divine Comedy and The Canterbury Tales (both by legendary illustrator and graphic designer Seymour Chwast), Paradise Lost, and Le Morte D'Arthur. Two of ancient Greece's greatest plays are adapted—the tragedy Medea by Euripides and Tania Schrag’s uninhibited rendering of the very bawdy comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes (the text of which is still censored in many textbooks). Also included is Robert Crumb’s rarely-seen adaptation of James Boswell’s London Journal, filled with philosophical debate and lowbrow debauchery. Religious literature is well-covered and well-illustrated, with the Books of Daniel and Esther from the Old Testament, Rick Geary’s awe-inspiring new rendition of the Book of Revelation from the New Testament, the Tao te Ching, Rumi’s Sufi poetry, Hinduism’s Mahabharata, and the Mayan holy book Popol Vuh, illustrated by Roberta Gregory. The Eastern canon gets its due, with The Tale of Genji (the world’s first novel, done in full-page illustrations reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley), three poems from China’s golden age of literature lovingly drawn by pioneering underground comics artist Sharon Rudahl, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, a Japanese Noh play, and other works from Asia. Two of Shakespeare’s greatest plays (King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and two of his sonnets are here, as are Plato’s Symposium, Gulliver’s Travels, Candide, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Renaissance poetry of love and desire, and Don Quixote visualized by the legendary Will Eisner. Some unexpected twists in this volume include a Native American folktale, an Incan play, Sappho’s poetic fragments, bawdy essays by Benjamin Franklin, the love letters of Abelard and Heloise, and the decadent French classic Dangerous Liaisons, as illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Edited by Russ Kick, The Graphic Canon is an extraordinary collection that will continue with Volume 2: "Kubla Khan" to the Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray in Summer 2012, and Volume 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest in Fall 2012. A boxed set of all three volumes will also be published in Fall 2012.

The Body Emblazoned

Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture
Author: Jonathan Sawday
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134526423
Category: Art
Page: 372
View: 4562

Continue Reading →

An outstanding piece of scholarship and a fascinating read, The Body Emblazoned is a compelling study of the culture of dissection the English Renaissance, which informed intellectual enquiry in Europe for nearly two hundred years. In this outstanding work, Jonathan Sawday explores the dark, morbid eroticism of the Renaissance anatomy theatre, and relates it to not only the great monuments of Renaissance art, but to the very foundation of the modern idea of knowledge. Though the dazzling displays of the exterior of the body in Renaissance literature and art have long been a subject of enquiry, The Body Emblazoned considers the interior of the body, and what it meant to men and women in early modern culture. A richly interdisciplinary work, The Body Emblazoned re-assesses modern understanding of the literature and culture of the Renaissance and its conceptualization of the body within the domains of the medical and moral, the cultural and political.

British and Irish Poets

A Biographical Dictionary, 449-2006
Author: N.A
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Category: Poetry
Page: 497
View: 5446

Continue Reading →

From John Abbot to Benjamin Zephaniah, this reference book contains information on 1,270 poets from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Writing over a 1500 year period, the featured poets are representative of periods from the Old English era to the Post-Modern age.

Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics and Twentieth-century Classics
Author: Penguin (Firm)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780147713117
Category: Literature
Page: 286
View: 4675

Continue Reading →


Author: John Strachan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688986
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 8454

Continue Reading →

Based on the authors' extensive teaching experience, this volume provides a lively route map through the main aspects of poetry such as sound effects, rhythm and metre, the typographic display of poems on the page and the language of poetry using practica


Author: Samuel Daniel
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825811778
Category: English literature
Page: 227
View: 6218

Continue Reading →

Penguin classics

a complete annotated listing of Penguin classics and twentieth-century classics
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780147710901
Category: Literature
Page: 233
View: 8936

Continue Reading →

Shakespeare and the Truth of Love

The Mystery of 'The Phoenix and Turtle'
Author: J. Bednarz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230393322
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 251
View: 2625

Continue Reading →

A comprehensive study of Shakespeare's forgotten masterpiece The Phoenix and Turtle . Bednarz confronts the question of why one of the greatest poems in the English language is customarily ignored or misconstrued by Shakespeare biographers, literary historians, and critics.

Objekte und Erzählungen

Subjektivität und kultureller Dinggebrauch im England des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts
Author: Susanne Scholz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783897411333
Category: Luxuries
Page: 293
View: 5525

Continue Reading →

American Journal of Philology

Author: Charles William Emil Miller,Benjamin Dean Meritt,Tenney Frank,Harold Fredrik Cherniss,Henry Thompson Rowell
Publisher: N.A
Category: Classical philology
Page: N.A
View: 601

Continue Reading →

Each number includes "Reviews and book notices."