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- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 48.00
Esteve examines crowd representations in American literature from the antebellum era to the early twentieth century. As a central icon of political and cultural democracy, the crowd occupies a prominent place in the American literary and cultural landscape. Esteve analyses the aesthetic and political meanings of such urban crowd scenes. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 25.00
Constraints on freedom, education, and individual dignity have always been fundamental in determining who is able to write, when, and where. Considering the singular experience of the African American writer, William W. Cook and James Tatum here argue that African American literature did not develop apart from canonical Western literary traditions... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1995; US$ 159.00
Allegory in America surveys the history of American allegorical writing from the Puritans through the period of American romanticism to postmodernism. In a series of theoretical chapters the cultural function of allegory is discussed in relation to the mythology of American exceptionalism. Each theoretical chapter is followed by a chapter that analyzes... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson 2011; US$ 69.99
Predicated upon the principles of political freedom, cultural openness, religious tolerance, individual self-reliance and ethnic diversity, the United States of America has been tempted recurrently by the lures of the secret. American Secrets explores this political, historical and cultural phenomenon from many, often surprisingly overlapping angles... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Consulting a diverse archive of literary texts, Colleen Glenney Boggs places animal representation at the center of the making of the liberal American subject. From the bestiality trials of the seventeenth-century Plymouth Plantation to the emergence of sentimental pet culture in the nineteenth, Boggs traces a history of human-animal sexuality in... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 90.00
The Anti-Hero in the American Novel rereads major texts of the 1960s to offer an innovative re-evaluation of a set of canonical novels that moves beyond entrenched post-modern and post-structural interpretations towards an appraisal which emphasizes the specifically humanist and idealist elements of these works. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 31.00
Beyond the Golden Door is the first book devoted to showing how Jewish playwrights of the twentieth century have dramatized the Jewish encounter with America. Questions dealt within this study include - How do you balance old world heritage with new world opportunity? What does it mean to be a Jew - or to be an American, for that matter? more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 45.00
Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of America's most influential thinkers and indisputably the central figure of the American Renaissance of the mid-19th century. His essay Nature is considered to be the founding document for the transcendentalist movement, and his influence can be seen in the writings of Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and others. Bloom's... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99
We take for granted the idea that white, middle-class, straight masculinity connotes total control of emotions, emotional inexpressivity, and emotional isolation. That men repress their feelings as they seek their fortunes in the competitive worlds of business and politics seems to be a given. This collection of essays by prominent literary and cultural... more...