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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00
"A beautiful and richly instructive book, a worthy and welcome sequel to Eileen Simpson's Poets in Their Youth." Louis S. Auchincloss An intimately perceptive account, by a poet who knew them all, of the brilliant circle of poets who lived and worked in Boston through the half-decade beginning in 1955. That was the year Peter Davison, coming to Boston... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 15.99
First published in 1883, this charming book includes many of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, including "Thoughts fer the Discuraged Farmer" and "When the Frost Is on the Punkin." Also graced by noted Brown County artist Will Vawter's folksy illustrations of farm scenes from our past, this Library of Indiana Classics edition faithfully reproduces... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Jane Austen the Reader explains Austen's excellence and endurance by showing how her writing developed as a response to the writing of others: as parody, satire, criticism and even, on occasion, homage. Seeing Austen as a critic offers new insights into her creativity, and new interpretations of her novels. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
This set comprises 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995. more...
- LSU Press 2012; US$ 28.50
Edgar Allan Poe (1809?1849) has long occupied the position of literary outsider. Dismissed as unrepresentative of the main currents of antebellum culture, Poe commented incisively?in fiction and nonfiction?on nationalism, science, materialism, popular taste, and cultural ideology. Opposing the pressure to write nationalistic ?American? tales or from... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95
Winner of the English Book Award, Grand Prix du Livre 2006 de la Ville de Sherbrooke. In this original and groundbreaking study, Winfried Siemerling examines the complexities of recognition and identity, rejecting previous nationalized thinking to approach North American cultural transformations from transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives.... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 43.00
“Daniel Cross Turner has made a key contribution to the critical study and appreciation of the diverse field of contemporary Southern poetics. “Southern Crossings” crosses a gulf in contemporary poetry criticism while using the idea—or ideas, many and contrary—of “Southernness” to appraise poetries created... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 24.95
This case study in cultural mythmaking shows how antebellum Alabama created itself out of its own printed texts, from treatises on law and history to satire, poetry, and domestic novels. Early 19th-century Alabama was a society still in the making. Now Philip Beidler tells how the first books written and published in the state influenced... more...
- LSU Press 2012; US$ 29.95
While sifting through trash in her flooded New Orleans home, Ruth Salvaggio discovered an old volume of Sappho?s poetry stained with muck and mold. In her efforts to restore the book, Salvaggio realized that the process reflected how Sappho?s own poems were unearthed from the refuse of the ancient world. Undertaking such a task in New Orleans, she... more...