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The Sickroom in Victorian Fiction
In this exploration of the significance of illness in the Victorian literary imagination Miriam Bailin maps the cultural implications and narrative effects of the sickroom as an important...
Mary Jo Bang
Apology for Want
Winner of the 1996 Bakeless Literary Publication Prize for Poetry
The winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and a 2008 New York Times Notable Book.
Inferno: A New Translation
Award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang has translated the Inferno into English at a moment when popular culture is so prevalent that it has even taken Dante, author of the fourteenth century epic...
Louise in Love
In this stunning new collection of poems, Mary Jo Bang jettisons the reader into the dreamlike world of Louise, a woman in love. With language delicate, smooth, and wryly funny, Louise is...
The Bride of E: Poems
In her sixth collection, The Bride of E, Mary Jo Bang uses a distinctive mix of humor and directness to sound the deepest sort of anguish: the existential condition. Timeless yet tirelessly...
The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans
This compelling book takes its title from Samuel Beckett's Ohio Impromptu. In Beckett's play, a grieving beloved seeks relief from the haunting presence of a departed lover in a place where...
The Eye Like a Strange Balloon: Poems
The ever-adventurous author of Louise in Love looks to the visual arts for inspiration with this astonishing fourth collection. The poems in The Eye Like a Strange Balloon find their seed...
The Orphaned Imagination
Studies of the English Romantic poets generally portray them either as transcending the workings of capitalism or as working in complicity with an entrepreneurial economy. In The Orphaned...
J Dillon Brown
J. Dillon Brown examines the intersection between British literary modernism and the foundational West Indian novels that emerged in London after World War II...