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- 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...
- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95
David Pichaske has been writing and teaching about midwestern literature for three decades. In Rooted, by paying close attention to text, landscape, and biography, he examines the relationship between place and art. His focus is on seven midwestern authors who came of age toward the close of the twentieth century, their lives and their work grounded... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 110.00
This book studies Native American and Chicano writers of the American Southwest as a coherent cultural group with common features and distinct efforts to deal with and to resist the dominant Euro-American culture. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00
In Marriage, Violence and the Nation in the American Literary West, William R. Handley examines literary interpretations of the western American past. Handley examines works of historiography, as well as writing by Zane Grey, Willa Cather, Wallace Stegner and Joan Didion among others. 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...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 19.95
Synthesizes topics of contemporary scholarship of the American West. This work examines subjects ranging from the use of frontier rhetoric in Japanese American internment camp narratives to the emergence of agricultural tourism in the New West to the application of geographer J B Jackson's theories to vernacular or abandoned western landscapes. more...
- 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 Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 55.00
Since World War II, the American West has become the nations military arsenal, proving ground, and disposal site. Through a wide-ranging discussion of recent literature produced in and about the West, Dirty Wars explores how the regions iconic landscapes, invested with myths of national virtue, have obscured the Wests crucial role... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1972; US$ 29.95
Originally published in 1972, A Literary History of Iowa, which features writers published in book form between 1856 and the late 1960s, returns to print. One of Iowa's native sons, Ellis Parker Butler, once said that in Iowa 12 dollars were spent for fertilizer each time a dollar was spent for literature. Many readers will be surprised to learn from... more...