Featured Review – Byron and the Best of Poets

Whether poetry or prose, at Cambridge Scholars we are proud to publish texts that are critically reviewed in the best scholarly journals focusing on language and literature. This month, we are delighted to share an especially noteworthy review published in the latest issue of The Byron Journal. Continue reading

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Call for Chapters: Owen Barfield in Contemporary Contexts

‘Owen Barfield in Contemporary Contexts: Exploring His Thought and Influence’ is a proposed edited collection that will focus on the life, work, and ideas of Owen Barfield. The book will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and the editor Martin Ovens invites contributors to submit book chapter proposals by October 1st, 2018. Continue reading

World Poetry Day 2018 – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This month, we are pleased to support World Poetry Day, which takes place every year on 21st March. This day was first adopted by UNESCO in 1999, and while many countries celebrate their own national or international poetry days, World Poetry Day has the aim of “supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard”.

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Book Announcement: The Social, Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions of Modern Indian Poetry in English

The Social, Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions of Modern Indian Poetry in English now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp195, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Social, Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions of Modern Indian Poetry in English, edited by Vijay Kumar Roy.

This volume brings together research papers on the poetry of modern Indian poets, particularly those whose poetry is less explored. It is well known that post-Independence India has produced many brilliant writers whose writings have their own importance in the field of Indian English literature. These writers have brought new themes and new styles of writing that have enriched Indian English literature to a greater extent. The book explores the social, cultural and spiritual dimensions of these emerging poets, and will prove useful to students, teachers and all those interested in Indian English poetry for studies and research purposes. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Autobiographical Poetry in England and Spain, 1950-1980: Narrating Oneself in Verse

Autobiographical Poetry in England and Spain, 1950-1980: Narrating Oneself in Verse now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp235, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Autobiographical Poetry in England and Spain, 1950-1980: Narrating Oneself in Verse by Menotti Lerro.

The volume traces the founding critical theories of the autobiographical genre, from the Enlightenment period to the most recent developments, which, since the Sixties and the essays of Roy Pascal and Jean Starobinski, have had a greater and greater influence. It offers – in contrast to the essential, and by now classic, definition of Philippe Lejeune – an increased effectiveness of the poem to express the narrative purposes of autobiography, recognizing poetic writing that has the extraordinary ability to say what “the mortal language does not say,” to quote Leopardi. The works of Seamus Heaney, Thom Gunn, Carlos Barral and Jaime Gil de Biedma are analyzed here, and show an unveiling of the self through memories, places and objects that often characterize them and that allow, to whomever recalls one’s own experience through writing, the recovery and restoration of essential meanings to the reconstruction not only of subjective identity, but also of one’s own community.. Continue reading