Celebrating Recent Work by Erik Gray

New Books in the Arts and Sciences

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New Books in the Arts & Sciences
—panel discussions celebrating recent work by the Columbia Faculty

The Art of Love Poetry
By: Erik Gray

-The first volume to offer an integral theory of love poetry that explores why poetry is consistently associated with romantic love

-Offers close readings of numerous love poems to guide readers to a deeper appreciation of some of the world's most beautiful love lyrics

-Covers topics such as the poetic kiss, the lyric of conjugal love, and the role of animals in love poetry

-All non-English poems are given in, or accompanied by, a translation

  • Author Erik Gray Professor of English and Comparative Literature Columbia University
  • Moderator Alan Stewart Professor of English and Comparative Literature Columbia University
  • Discussant Susan Stewart Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities: Professor of English Princeton University
  • Discussant Stefanie Markovits Professor of English Yale University
  • Discussant Kathy Eden Chavkin Family Professor of English Literature and Professor of Classics Columbia University