Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
eBooks
Newletters and Alerts
17 books in Literary Criticism & Collections - Poetry

Subscribe to our RSS/XML feed with web-based news readers.
Click your choice:

RSS
RSS PDF
Atom Feed
Add to Google

Browse Category

Find more Literary Criticism books by browsing the categories below.

Sort: Author   Bestselling  Format   Date   Price   Title  
The Age of the Poets
The Age of the Poets
Written by Alain Badiou, Translated by Emily Apter and Bruno Bosteels, Introduction by Bruno Bosteels
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781685709
Our Price: $95.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Age of the Poets
And Other Writings on Twentieth-Century Poetry and Prose
Written by Alain Badiou
Translated by Emily Apter and Bruno Bosteels
Introduction by Bruno Bosteels


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $95.00

The Age of the Poets revisits the age-old problem of the relation between literature and philosophy, arguing against both Plato and Heidegger’s famous arguments. Philosophy neither has to ban the poets from the republic nor abdicate its own powers to the sole benefit of poetry or art. Instead, it must declare... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
The Age of the Poets
The Age of the Poets
Written by Alain Badiou, Translated by Emily Apter and Bruno Bosteels, Introduction by Bruno Bosteels
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781685693
Our Price: $24.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Age of the Poets
And Other Writings on Twentieth-Century Poetry and Prose
Written by Alain Badiou
Translated by Emily Apter and Bruno Bosteels
Introduction by Bruno Bosteels


Format: Trade Paperback, 252 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $24.95

The Age of the Poets revisits the age-old problem of the relation between literature and philosophy, arguing against both Plato and Heidegger’s famous arguments. Philosophy neither has to ban the poets from the republic nor abdicate its own powers to the sole benefit of poetry or art. Instead, it must declare... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
The Age of the Poets
And Other Writings on Twentieth-Century Poetry and Prose
Written by Alain Badiou
Translated by Emily Apter and Bruno Bosteels
Introduction by Bruno Bosteels


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $23.95

The Age of the Poets revisits the age-old problem of the relation between literature and philosophy, arguing against both Plato and Heidegger’s famous arguments. Philosophy neither has to ban the poets from the republic nor abdicate its own powers to the sole benefit of poetry or art. Instead, it must declare... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
Written by Susan Cheever
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307379979
Our Price: $26.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

E. E. Cummings
A Life
Written by Susan Cheever


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95

From the author of American Bloomsbury, Louisa May Alcott, and Home Before Dark, a major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America’s preeminent twentieth-century poets. At the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert...

Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
Written by Susan Cheever
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307908674
Our Price: $13.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
E. E. Cummings
A Life
Written by Susan Cheever


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

From the author of American Bloomsbury, Louisa May Alcott, and Home Before Dark, a major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America’s preeminent twentieth-century poets. At the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert...

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Shelley: The Pursuit

Written by Richard Holmes
Introduction by Richard Holmes


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $35.00

Shelley: The Pursuit is the book with which Richard Holmes—the finest literary biographer of our day—made his name. Dispensing with the long-established Victorian picture of Shelley as a blandly ethereal character, Holmes projects a startling image of “a darker and more earthly, crueler and more capable figure.” Expelled from college, disowned... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
A Walk with Jefferson
A Walk with Jefferson
Written by Philip Levine
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307829740
Our Price: $12.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
A Walk with Jefferson

Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

The inspiration for the title poem of Philip Levine’s A Walk with Tom Jefferson is not the founding father and third president of the United States that most readers would imagine upon hearing the name. Levine’s Tom Jefferson is quite different from his namesake: he is an African American living in... Read more >
Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare
Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare
Written by William Shakespeare
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307823670
Our Price: $9.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: February 20, 2013
Price: $9.99

The greatest sonnets ever written, by the greatest poet and playwright in the English language--now in a handsome edition featuring exquisite color illustrations. Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
The Art of Haiku
The Art of Haiku
Written by Stephen Addiss
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590308868
Our Price: $29.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Art of Haiku
Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters
Written by Stephen Addiss


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $29.95

In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon—with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have embraced it. This proliferation of the joy of haiku... Read more >
Elected Friends
Elected Friends
Afterword by Christopher Ricks, Edited by Matthew Spencer, Foreword by Michael Hoffman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590515969
Our Price: $17.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Elected Friends

Afterword by Christopher Ricks
Edited by Matthew Spencer
Foreword by Michael Hoffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $17.00

Robert Frost and Edward Thomas met in a bookshop in London in 1913. During the next four years, the two writers—Frost, an unknown poet who had sold his farm in New Hampshire in order to take his family to England for one last gamble on poetry and Thomas, a sad literary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Selected Poems
Selected Poems
Written by Vladimir Nabokov, Introduction by Thomas Karshan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307593351
Our Price: $30.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Selected Poems

Written by Vladimir Nabokov
Introduction by Thomas Karshan


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $30.00

Though we know Vladimir Nabokov as a brilliant novelist, his first love was poetry. This landmark collection brings together the best of his verse, including many pieces that have never before appeared in English.

   These poems span the whole of Nabokov’s career, from the newly discovered “Music,” written in 1914, to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Selected Poems
Selected Poems
Written by Vladimir Nabokov, Introduction by Thomas Karshan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307957559
Our Price: $12.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
Selected Poems

Written by Vladimir Nabokov
Introduction by Thomas Karshan


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $12.99

Though we know Vladimir Nabokov as a brilliant novelist, his first love was poetry. This landmark collection brings together the best of his verse, including many pieces that have never before appeared in English.

   These poems span the whole of Nabokov’s career, from the newly discovered “Music,” written in 1914, to the... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Elected Friends

Afterword by Christopher Ricks
Edited by Matthew Spencer
Foreword by Michael Hoffman


Format: eBook, 264 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.95

Robert Frost and Edward Thomas met in a bookshop in London in 1913. During the next four years, the two writers—Frost, an unknown poet who had sold his farm in New Hampshire in order to take his family to England for one last gamble on poetry and Thomas, a sad literary... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Poets in a Landscape
Poets in a Landscape
Written by Gilbert Highet, Preface by Michael C. J. Putnam
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590173381
Our Price: $17.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Poets in a Landscape

Written by Gilbert Highet
Preface by Michael C. J. Putnam


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
On Sale: March 16, 2010
Price: $17.95

Gilbert Highet was a legendary teacher at Columbia University, admired both for his scholarship and his charisma as a lecturer. Poets in a Landscape is his delightful exploration of Latin literature and the Italian landscape. As Highet writes in his introduction, “I have endeavored to recall some of the greatest Roman... Read more >
Break, Blow, Burn
Break, Blow, Burn
Written by Camille Paglia
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307425096
Our Price: $13.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
Break, Blow, Burn
Camille Paglia Reads Forty-three of the World's Best Poems
Written by Camille Paglia


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

America’s most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis and appreciation to bear on the great poems of the Western tradition, and on some unexpected discoveries of her own. Combining close reading with a panoramic breadth of learning, Camille Paglia refreshes our understanding of poems we thought we knew, from...

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Break, Blow, Burn
Break, Blow, Burn
Written by Camille Paglia
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375725395
Our Price: $15.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Break, Blow, Burn
Camille Paglia Reads Forty-three of the World's Best Poems
Written by Camille Paglia


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2006
Price: $15.95

America’s most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis and appreciation to bear on the great poems of the Western tradition, and on some unexpected discoveries of her own. Combining close reading with a panoramic breadth of learning, Camille Paglia refreshes our understanding of poems we thought we knew, from...

Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Longfellow
Longfellow
Written by Charles C. Calhoun
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807070390
Our Price: $24.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Longfellow
A Rediscovered Life
Written by Charles C. Calhoun


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: June 15, 2005
Price: $24.00

In the first biography of Longfellow in almost fifty years, Charles C. Calhoun seeks to solve a mystery: Why has one of America's most famous writers fallen into oblivion? His answer to this question takes us through a life story that reads like a Victorian family saga and reveals the man... Read more >
Page 1 of 1
View past category highlights: