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- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
Look Closer examines contemporary media texts that use American suburbia not just as a setting, but as a central component of narrative and thematic development. It discusses the myth of suburban perfection popularized by postwar sitcoms and advertisements and explores how the directors and producers behind today?s films and television series use... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99
Poems Containing History: Twentieth-Century American Poetry?s Engagement with the Past , by Gary Grieve-Carlson, argues that twentieth-century American poetry has ?contained? and helped its readers to think about history in a variety of provocative and powerful ways. Tracing the discussion of the relationship between poetry and history from Aristotle?s... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
This is a literary discussion of one-half of Zane Grey's Westerns, with a chapter for each selected book. The choices stem from wishing to best show the broad scope of this one-time best-selling author's interests in the West. My expository treatment explains how these novels "work," while pointing out Grey's ecological concern... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 14.95
'Standing on the bare ground--my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space--all mean egotism vanishes,' Emerson wrote in Nature, his statement of the principles of transcendentalism. 'I become a transparent eyeball.' Nature, published in 1836 when Emerson was thirty-three, is collected here with his book of observations on... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 84.99
Sweet Freedom's Song' is a celebration and critical exploration of the complicated musical, cultural and political roles played by the song 'America' over the 250 years. Popularly known as 'My Country Tis of Thee' - and as 'God Save the King/Queen' before that - this song is arguably the most important political song in US history. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 37.99
The 1780s and 1790s were a critical era for communities of colour in the new United States of America. Even Thomas Jefferson observed that in the aftermath of the American Revolution, "the spirit of the master is abating, that of the slave rising from the dust." This book explores the means by which the very first Black and Indian authors rose up to... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 41.00
Anna Brickhouse uncovers interactions between United States, Latin American and Caribbean literatures in the nineteenth century. more...
- Saddleback Publishing 1999; US$ 12.95
Each novel, complete in just 80-pages, has been painstakingly adapted to retain the integrity of the original work. Each provides the reader a sense of the author's style and an understanding of the novel's theme. more...