The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton
The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne
"Complete Prose" of Woody Allen is a collection of fifty-two pieces of hilarious writing which firmly establish the author in the tradition of Groucho Marx and James Thurber. Woody Allen's prose displays his versatility and virtuosity with the written word, and his special brand of humour.
The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640 is the only available overview of early modern English prose writing. It considers the range and variety of the substance and types of English prose, and also analyses the forms and styles of writing adopted in the early modern period.
Universally acknowledged as Russia’s greatest poet, Pushkin wrote with the rich, prolific creative powers of a Mozart or a Shakespeare. His prose spans a remarkable range, from satires to epistolary tales, from light comedies to romantic adventures in the manner of Sir Walter Scott, from travel narratives to historical fiction. The haunting dream world of “The Queen of Spades” draws on his own experiences with high-stakes society gambling. The five short stories of The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin are deceptively light as they reveal astonishing human depths, and his short novel, The Captain’s Daughter, a love story set during the Cossack rebellion against Catherine the Great, has been called the most perfect book in Russian literature.
The notion of prose poeticalness was first formulated by the German scientist Wolf Schmid. Over the last 20 years few investigations in this sphere have been made, though the word 'poetical' is often applied to different types of texts.This book deals with the major devices of poeticalness of prose in the short stories of Dylan Thomas and Kate Chopin.Though different in style, their stories are united by rich imagery, sound repetitions, emotiveness and psychologism. Prose poeticalness is considered in semantic, syntactic and pragmatic aspects, thus the research becomes comprehensive. The conceptual character of tropes in stylistic convergeces is emphasized.The investigation can be interesting for scholars and students who specialize in stylistics, poetics, text interpretation, and all those who enjoy reading beautiful prose, who obtain pleasure from reading (R. Barthes).
During his lifetime, Robert Frost notoriously resisted collecting his prose - going so far as to halt the publication of one prepared compilation and to 'lose' the transcripts of the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures he delivered at Harvard in 1936. But for all his qualms, Frost conceded to his son that 'you can say a lot in prose that verse won't let you say', and that the prose he had written had in fact 'made good competition for [his] verse'. This volume, the first critical edition of Robert Frost's prose, allows readers and scholars to appreciate the great American author's forays beyond poetry, and to discover in the prose that he did make public - in newspapers, magazines, journals, speeches, and books - the wit, force, and grace that made his poetry famous. "The Collected Prose of Robert Frost" offers an extensive and illuminating body of work, ranging from juvenilia - Frost's contributions to his high school Bulletin - to the charming 'chicken stories' he wrote as a young family man for "The Eastern Poultryman" and "Farm Poultry", to such famous essays as "The Figure a Poem Makes" and the speeches and contributions to magazines solicited when he had become the Grand Old Man of American letters. Gathered, annotated, and cross-referenced by Mark Richardson, the collection is based on extensive work in archives of Frost's manuscripts. It provides detailed notes on the author's habits of composition and on important textual issues and includes much previously unpublished material. It is a book of boundless appeal and importance, one that should find a home on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Frost.
The first volume of Evelyn Waugh's masterful trilogy about war, religion, and politics. Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), whom time called "one of the century's great masters of English prose," wrote sixteen novels, including the "Sword of Honour" trilogy, comprising Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and The End of the Battle. His short fiction is collected in the complete stories of Evelyn Waugh.