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- University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 50.00
This wide-ranging collection of essays addresses a diverse and expanded vision of Montana literature, offering new readings of both canonical and overlooked texts. Although a handful of Montana writers such as Richard Hugo, A. B. Guthrie Jr., DArcy McNickle, and James Welch have received considerable critical attention, sizable gaps remain in... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95
This landmark book, together with its accompanying CD, captures the heady excitement of the vibrant, irreverent poetry scene of New York's Lower East Side in the 1960s. Drawing from personal interviews with many of the participants, from unpublished letters, and from rare sound recordings, Daniel Kane brings together for the first time the people,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.99
Even the most devoted readers of nineteenth-century American literature often assume that the men and women behind the masterpieces were as dull and staid as the era's static daguerreotypes. Susan Cheever's latest work, however, brings new life to the well-known literary personages who produced such cherished works as The Scarlet Letter, Moby-Dick,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 133.00
Investigates the connections between Poe and the nineteenth-century flaneur - or strolling urban observer - and the centrality of the flaneur to Poe's literary aims and intimate yet ambivalent relationship with his surrounding culture. more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 119.99
This monograph argues that the institution of American literary scholarship enshrines a reactionary view of history and narrative and an unrealistic view of America itself. The author also examines contemporary debates about the methods and status of literary history in general. more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95
At the core of this nuanced book is the question that ecocritics have been debating for decades: what is the relationship between aesthetics and activism, between art and community? By using a pastoral lens to examine ten fictional narratives that chronicle the dialogue between human culture and nonhuman nature on the Great Plains, Matthew Cella explores... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 111.00
Using the "the Negro Problem" in African American literature as a point of departure, this book focuses on the profound impact that racism had on the literary imagination of black Americans, specifically those in the South. Although the South has been one of the most enduring sites of criticism in American Studies and in American literary history,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 124.99
Essays on California's economy, culture, and literature from the 1880s to the 1920s, showing how rural places were made over in the image of capital. They examine the geography and political economy of agrarian capitalism and literature before John Steinbeck redefined the scene in the 1930s. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 26.00
The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allen Poe consists of 14 essays by leading international scholars. It examines all of Poe's major writings, and places his work in a variety of literary, cultural and political contexts. It features a detailed chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading. more...