Spring 2018 catalog cover

The Penn Press list for spring 2018 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

Bright Cages
Selected Poems and Translations from the Chinese

Christopher Morley. Edited, with an introduction, by Jon Bracker

144 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Cloth 1965 | ISBN 9781512810530 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
Ebook 2017 | ISBN 9781512814682 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume

Here, brought together in one volume for the first time, are the best poems of Christopher Morley. Best known to the public as a novelist, Morley considered himself first and last a poet, and it is as a poet that he wished to be remembered. From the span of Morley's work, John Bracker has drawn 132 poems that may be said to represent the high points of the poet's art. In addition, the editor has included a number of the "translations from the Chinese," so much admired by Pearl Buck and Leonard Bacon.

John Bracker was born in New York City in 1936 but lived most of his life in Louisiana and Texas. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Texas and spent two years sorting and cataloguing the extensive Christopher Morley Collection in that university's Humanities Research Center.

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