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  • COLLECTED LONGER POEMS
    COLLECTED LONGER POEMS
    AUDEN W H
    ISBN: 9780571283491
    Title: COLLECTED LONGER POEMS
    Author: AUDEN W H
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    First published in 1968, this companion volume to the Collected Shorter Poems was compiled by W.H. Auden to bring together six of his longer poetic works, originally published between 1930 and 1947. Auden was one of the modern masters of the extended poem, and these works are among his most enduring achievements, both for their technical virtuosity and for the emotional and intellectual precision with which they dissected the malaise and turmoil of their age. Collected Longer Poems includes Paid on Both Sides, Letter to Lord Byron, For the Time Being, The Sea and the Mirror, and The Age of Anxiety.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS
    COLLECTED POEMS
    WRIGHT JUDITH
    ISBN: 9781460752364
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS
    Author: WRIGHT JUDITH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This definitive collection represents the impressive poetic achievement of one of Australia's best loved and most highly respected poets.Judith Wright's Collected Poems comprises her work from 1942 to 1985 and is a fitting tribute to an outstanding poet. Demonstrating a deep love of the Australian landscape, coupled with an awareness of white history and an intense concern for Aboriginal rights, she increasingly focused on the need for wildlife preservation and conservation and was one of the first Australian environmentalists. The late Dorothy Porter referred to Judith Wright's poetry as being so lucid and so perceptive that it was 'shining with meaning'.



    Whether she is read for her rich evocation of the Australian land, for the truth, sensitivity and profundity of her meditations on the great themes of love, death and eternity, or for the beauty of her lyric style, Judith Wright is always supremely rewarding.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS
    COLLECTED POEMS
    LOWELL ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780571335275
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS
    Author: LOWELL ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Edmund Wilson wrote of Robert Lowell that he was the 'only recent American poet - if you don't count Eliot - who writes successfully in the language and cadence and rhyme of the resounding English tradition'. This book compiles a comprehensive selection of Lowell's poems, from the early triumph of Lord Weary's Castle onwards.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS
    COLLECTED POEMS
    MURRAY LES
    ISBN: 9781760640965
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS
    Author: MURRAY LES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Les Murray's new and updated Collected Poems displays the full range of his poetic art. This magnificent hardback volume contains all the poems he wants to preserve, apart from the verse novel Fredy Neptune, from his first book The Ilex Tree (1965) to Waiting for the Past (2015). In tracing Murray's artistic development, it shows an ever-changing power, grace and humour, as well as great versatility and formal mastery.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS
    COLLECTED POEMS
    AUSTER PAUL
    ISBN: 9780571349630
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS
    Author: AUSTER PAUL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: January 2019 New Release

    The figure of the young American poet living in Paris is familiar from Paul Auster's celebrated novels; here that character is realised in Auster's own stunningly accomplished verse. His penetrating and charged poetry resembles little else in recent American literature. This collection of his poems, translations, and composition notes from early in his career furnish yet further evidence of his literary mastery.

    Taut, densely lyrical and everywhere informed by a powerful and subtle music, this selection begins with the compact verse fragments of Spokes (written when Auster was in his early twenties) and Unearth, continues on through the more ample meditations of Wall Writing, Disappearances, Effigies, Fragments From the Cold, Facing the Music, and White Spaces, then moves further back in time to include Auster's revealing translations of many of the French poets who influenced his own writing - including Paul Eluard, Andre Breton, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, Robert Desnos and Rene Char - as well as the provocative and previously unpublished 'Notes From A Composition Book' (1967). An introduction by Norman Finkelstein connects biographical elements to a consideration of the work, and takes in Auster's early literary and philosophical influences. For those interested in Paul Auster's novels - the now-classic New York Trilogy or The Brooklyn Follies - this book is an invaluable opportunity to witness his early development.

    Powerful, sometimes haunting, cool, precise and limpid, this view from the past to the present will appeal to those unfamiliar with this aspect of Auster's work, as well as those already acquainted with his poetry. Readers will agree that Auster's grasp on language and the world around him is not only questioning, but mysterious and very human, perceptive, and deeply compelling

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • COLLECTED POEMS  /  WITH PARALLEL GREEK TEXT
    COLLECTED POEMS / WITH PARALLEL GREEK TEXT
    CAVAFY C P
    ISBN: 9780199555956
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS / WITH PARALLEL GREEK TEXT
    Author: CAVAFY C P
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    'a Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe' E. M. Forster E. M. Forster's description of C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) perfectly encapsulates the unique perspective Cavafy brought to bear on history and geography, sexuality and language in his poems. Cavafy writes about people on the periphery, whose religious, ethnic and cultural identities are blurred, and he was one of the pioneers in expressing a specifically homosexual sensibility. His poems present brief and vivid evocations of historical scenes and sensual moments, often infused with his distinctive sense of irony. They have established him as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century. This volume presents the most authentic Greek text of the 154 authorized poems ever published, together with a new English translation that conveys the accent and rhythm of Cavafy's individual tone of voice.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - GWEN HARWOOD - 1943-1995
    COLLECTED POEMS - GWEN HARWOOD - 1943-1995
    HARWOOD GWEN
    ISBN: 9780702233524
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - GWEN HARWOOD - 1943-1995
    Author: HARWOOD GWEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This generous-sized collection contains all six published volumes, as well as most of Gwen Harwood's uncollected poems. It is the outcome of several years of collecting and research by editors who have specialised in Harwood's work. With an incisive Introduction and extensive notes providing background to particular poems or obscure references, their treatment allows several entry levels into the work of this provocative and multi-talented writer. Harwood's own biographical notes on the pseudonymous selves she adopted in her poems of the 1960s and 1970s add further value. Readers knew them as Walter Lehmann, the Tasmanian farmer and author of the Bulletin hoax acrostic sonnets of 1961; Francis Geyer, the young Hungarian refugee; Miriam Stone, the frustrated housewife; and Timothy Kline, the Vietnam protester.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $34.95

    Price: $34.95
  • COLLECTED POEMS - LES MURRAY
    COLLECTED POEMS - LES MURRAY
    MURRAY LES
    ISBN: 9781863952224
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - LES MURRAY
    Author: MURRAY LES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Les Murray's Collected Poems displays the full range of his poetic art. This volume includes all the poems he wants to preserve, apart from his verse-novel Fredy Neptune, from his first book the Ilex Tree (1965) to Poems the Size of Photographs (2002). In tracing Murray's artistic development, it shows an ever-changing power, grace and humour, as well as great versatility and formal mastery.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • COLLECTED POEMS - PHILIP LARKIN
    COLLECTED POEMS - PHILIP LARKIN
    LARKIN PHILIP
    ISBN: 9780571216543
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - PHILIP LARKIN
    Author: LARKIN PHILIP
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This new edition of Larkin's poems for the first time presents his four published books, The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows in their original sequence. It also includes an appendix of poems that Larkin published in other places, from his juvenilia to his final years. Preserving everything that he published in his lifetime, this new Collected Poems returns readers to the book Larkin might have intended if he had lived.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - R S THOMAS - 1945-1990
    COLLECTED POEMS - R S THOMAS - 1945-1990
    THOMAS R S
    ISBN: 9780753811054
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - R S THOMAS - 1945-1990
    Author: THOMAS R S
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    R. S. Thomas was born in 1913. He has won numerous awards for his poetry, including the Queen s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1964. His autobiography, Neb, is published by J. M. Dent in September 1995. He died in 2000.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - ROBERT FROST
    COLLECTED POEMS - ROBERT FROST
    FROST ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780099583097
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - ROBERT FROST
    Author: FROST ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    No poet is more emblematically American than Robert Frost. Hailed as 'the most eminent, the most distinguished Anglo-American poet' by T.S. Eliot, he is the only writer in history to have been awarded four Pulitzer Prizes. In iconic poems like 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening', simple images summon the rural landscape of New England, and Frost unfailingly moves the reader with his profound grasp of the human condition.

    This is the most comprehensive and authoritative volume of Frost's verse available, comprising all eleven volumes of his poems, meticulously edited by Edward Connery Lathem.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - ROSEMARY DOBSON
    COLLECTED POEMS - ROSEMARY DOBSON
    DOBSON ROSEMARY
    ISBN: 9780702239113
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - ROSEMARY DOBSON
    Author: DOBSON ROSEMARY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    First full collection of the work of one of Australia's most prominent 20th century poets.

    Since the publication of her first book in 1944, Rosemary Dobson has built a reputation as one of Australia's most important poets. This volume collects and celebrates the work of her long and distinguished career, bringing together a vast and striking body of work. The poetry ranges from the exquisitely lyrical, with its clarity of observation, to delicious wit and playfulness. Ground-breaking poems about domestic lives, especially motherhood, have influenced many younger poets, while translations and poetry about the visual arts are equally distinctive.

    Dobson herself has spoken of her poetry as 'part of a search for something only fugitively glimpsed, a state of grace which one once knew, or imagined, or from which one was turned away. Surely everyone who writes poetry would agree this is part of it - a doomed but urgent wish to express the inexpressible.' Now in her nineties, Rosemary is still producing new work and having it published.



    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $27.95
    Price: $27.95
  • COLLECTED POEMS - SAMUEL BECKETT
    COLLECTED POEMS - SAMUEL BECKETT
    BECKETT SAMUEL
    ISBN: 9780571249855
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - SAMUEL BECKETT
    Author: BECKETT SAMUEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    It was as a poet that Samuel Beckett launched himself in the little reviews of 1930s Paris, and as a poet that he ended his career.

    The Collected Poems is the most complete edition of Beckett's poetry and verse translations ever to be published, as well as the first critical edition. It establishes a significant new canon, and the commentary draws on a wide range of published sources, manuscripts and Beckett's extensive correspondence.

    The notes place each poem in context, detailing the history and circumstances of its composition; they indicate significant variants and help explain obscure turns of phrase and allusions (frequently sourced to Beckett's notebooks); they also identify resonances between poems and across Beckett's work as a whole.

    The commentary is written in a lively and engaging style and is intended equally for the general reader, the student of modernism and the Beckett specialist.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - T S ELIOT  1909-1962
    COLLECTED POEMS - T S ELIOT 1909-1962
    ELIOT T S
    ISBN: 9780571105489
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - T S ELIOT 1909-1962
    Author: ELIOT T S
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Each year Eliot's presence reasserts itself at a deeper level, to an audience that is surprised to find itself more chastened, more astonished, more humble.' Ted Hughes Poet, dramatist, critic and editor, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This edition of Collected Poems 1909-1962 includes his verse from Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) to Four Quartets (1943), and includes such literary landmarks as The Waste Land and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1943).

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - W H AUDEN
    COLLECTED POEMS - W H AUDEN
    AUDEN W H
    ISBN: 9780571221448
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - W H AUDEN
    Author: AUDEN W H
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This collection presents all the poems Auden wished to preserve, in the texts that received his final approval. It included the full contents of his previous collected editions along with all the later volumes of his shorter poems. Together, these works display the astonishing range of Auden's voice and the breadth of his concerns, his deep knowledge of the traditions he inherited, and his ability to recast those traditions in modern times.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS : FRANCIS WEBB
    COLLECTED POEMS : FRANCIS WEBB
    WEBB FRANCIS
    ISBN: 9781742582689
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS : FRANCIS WEBB
    Author: WEBB FRANCIS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Francis Webb (19251973) grew up in North Sydney with his paternal grandparents, who encouraged his love of music, books and the sea. In 1942, during his final year of secondary school, his writing first appeared in the Bulletin, which led to friendships with Douglas Stewart, Nan McDonald, Rosemary Dobson and Norman Lindsay, who illustrated his debut collection A Drum for Ben Boyd. In 1943 he joined the Air Force, completing his training as a Wireless Air Gunner in Canada in late 1944. After a sea voyage from Canada to England in 1949, he suffered the first of a series of breakdowns which increasingly restricted his life but not his prodigious poetic gifts.

    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUS
    RRP: $32.95

    Price: $32.95
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