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- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 12.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism explores in depth,... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1975; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Emerson’s Essays explores the influential writings of a gifted scholar and humanitarian. Covering six of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s major works, this study guide provides critical commentaries on the content of... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 98.99
In the late nineteenth century, the stereotype of the black male as sexual beast functioned for white supremacists as an externalized symbol of social chaos against which all whites would unite for the purpose of national renewal. The emergence of this stereotype in American culture and literature during and after Reconstruction was related to the... more...
- Oxford University Press 1979; US$ 119.99
Studies the ways in which imaginative literature expresses religious meaning and considers the contribution of literary criticism to religious scholarship, maintaining that a reciprocity exists between literature and religion. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00
Joan Richardson provides a compelling account of the emergence of the quintessential American philosophy: pragmatism, in a series of highly original readings of Edwards, Emerson, William and Henry James, Stevens, and Stein. This groundbreaking book is essential reading for all students and scholars of American literature. more...
- UPF 2002; US$ 59.95
''Its range--both chronological and methodological--as well as the consistently high quality of its essays makes this collection stand out. A timely and important collection . . . on literary representations of incest [that will] become the touchstone for further work in the field. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95
Beloved and Jazz now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race. Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the "Africanist" presence in the fiction of Poe, Melville, Cather, and Hemingway... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 90.00
Traber reexamines the practice of self-marginalization in Euro-American literature and popular culture that depict whites adopting varied markers of otherness to disengage from the dominant culture. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
In this lively exploration of America?s intellectual heritage, acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the life and times of thirteen books that helped shape the American psyche. Moving nimbly between the great watersheds in American letters?including Walden , Huckleberry Finn , The Souls of Black Folk , and On the Road ?Parini... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 68.00
Zita Nunes argues that the prevailing narratives of identity formation throughout the Americas share a dependence on metaphors of incorporation and, often, of cannibalism. From the position of the incorporating body, the construction of a national and racial identity through a process of assimilation presupposes a remainder, a residue. Nunes addresses... more...