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- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
This book argues that sentimentalism, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literary mode, is alive and well in the modern era. By examining working-class literature that adopts the rhetoric of ?feeling right? in order to promote a proletarian or humanist ideology as well as neo-slave narratives that wrestle with the legacy of slavery and cultural... more...
- LSU Press 2013; US$ 42.50
For the U.S. South, the myth of chivalric masculinity dominates the cultural and historical landscape. Visions of white southern men as archetypes of honor and gentility run throughout regional narratives with little regard for the actions and, at times, the atrocities committed by such men. In Queer Chivalry, Tison Pugh exposes the inherent contradictions... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 50.00
When will American poetry and poetics stop viewing poetry by racialized persons as a secondary subject within the field? Dorothy J. Wang makes an impassioned case that now is the time. Thinking Its Presence calls for a radical rethinking of how American poetry is being read today, offering its own reading as a roadmap. While focusing on the work... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 30.95
How do we know that Emily Dickinson wrote poems? How do we recognize a poem when we see one? In Dickinson's Misery , Virginia Jackson poses fundamental questions about reading habits we have come to take for granted. Because Dickinson's writing remained largely unpublished when she died in 1886, decisions about what it was that Dickinson wrote have... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 45.00
American children need books that draw on their own history and circumstances, not just the classic European fairy tales. They need books that enlist them in the great democratic experiment that is the United States. These were the beliefs of many of the authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, and teachers who expanded and transformed children’s... more...
- Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 18.94
AD 1193. England lies uneasy, a land without a king. Richard the Lionheart is feared drowned on his return from Crusade, his brother John conspires to usurp the crown. On the throne, in the Lionheart's stead, sits Eleanor of Aquitaine. At seventy, Eleanor is the most powerful woman in Christendom and as mother to both Richard and John she is determined... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 125.00
"He again tops the crowd--he surpasses himself, the old iron brought to the white heat of simplicity." That's what Robert Lowell said of the poetry of Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006) and his evolving artistry. The interviews and conversations contained in this volume derive from four decades of Kunitz's distinguished career. They touch on aesthetic motifs... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 50.00
A chance meeting in the University of North Carolina campus library in 1944 began a decades-long friendship and sixty-year correspondence. Donald Justice (1925?2004) and Richard Stern (1928?2013) would go on to become, respectively, the Pulitzer Prize?winning poet and the acclaimed novelist. A Critical Friendship showcases a selection of their letters... more...