Rawson focuses on the various disruptive forces in the literary culture of the Augustan period. Among other topics, he treats the crises in stylistic “urbanity” and in the “mock-heroic” styles of this fascinating period.
This is the first collection of poems by Louise Glück, who was born in 1943 in New York. In 1967 she received a Rockefeller Foundation grant for her poetry.
Her poems deal in wastelands, the lost lives of cripples, the hopeless and loveless; yet her landscapes have a stern beauty, a mythic size...
King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table are in the middle of a Christmas feast when a green-skinned knight offers them a simple but deadly challenge. A challenge the brave Sir Gawain quickly, and fatefully, accepts.