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- University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 55.00
Since World War II, the American West has become the nations military arsenal, proving ground, and disposal site. Through a wide-ranging discussion of recent literature produced in and about the West, Dirty Wars explores how the regions iconic landscapes, invested with myths of national virtue, have obscured the Wests crucial role... more...
- Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 20.95
The life of Edgar Allan Poe (1809?49) is the quintessential writer?s biography?great works arising from a life of despair, poverty, alcoholism, and a mysterious solitary death. It may seem like a cliché now, but it was Poe who helped shape this idea in th more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 34.99
The site of William Penn's 'Holy Experiment' in religious toleration and representative government, Philadelphia was home to one of the largest and most influential 'free' African American communities in the United States. The city was seen as a laboratory for social experimentation, one with international consequences. While historians... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 26.99
Filled with dramatic, ironic, and sometimes tragic turns, this superb biography captures the story of one of America's most extraordinary figures, producing at once the best life of Fuller ever written and one of the great biographies in American history. In Volume II, Charles Capper illuminates Fuller's "public years," focusing on... more...
- LSU Press 2010; US$ 22.95
In the most extensive work to date on major poets from the mountain South, John Lang explores the pervasive religious and spiritual concerns of many of the mountain South?s finest writers, including Fred Chappell, Robert Morgan, Jeff Daniel Marion, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Jim Wayne Miller, and Charles Wright. He employs close readings of the poets?... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00
William Sydney Porter (1862-1910) published all of his work?a novel and some 300 short stories?under the pseudonym 0. Henry. His talent for vivid caricature, local tone, narrative agility, and compassion tempered by irony made him a vastly popular writer in the last decade of his life. He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, to ordinary middle-class... more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 15.95
The America many people would like to believe in is convincingly explored in this volume of poems by a writer close to the heart of things. The sanity and eloquence of these poems spring from the land in Kentucky where Wendell Berry was born, married, lives, farms, and writes. From classic pastoral themes both lyrical and reflective, to a verse play,... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00
Much criticism has been directed at negative stereotypes of Appalachia perpetuated by movies, television shows, and news media. Books, on the other hand, often draw enthusiastic praise for their celebration of the simplicity and authenticity of the Appalachian region. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 employs the... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 2.99
Dig into the mysteries of the mind and the material world in this captivating essay from master of suspense Edgar Allan Poe. Written in a lyrical literary style, this meditation provides many details about Poe's unique view of the universe, including the rational faculties of the human mind and the existence of an afterlife. Fans of Poe's fiction... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1972; US$ 29.95
Originally published in 1972, A Literary History of Iowa, which features writers published in book form between 1856 and the late 1960s, returns to print. One of Iowa's native sons, Ellis Parker Butler, once said that in Iowa 12 dollars were spent for fertilizer each time a dollar was spent for literature. Many readers will be surprised to learn from... more...