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  • Hawthorneby Henry James

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though Henry James is best remembered as a titan of nineteenth-century American literature and an important innovator in the domain of literary realism, he was also a key figure in the literary criticism of the period and helped to shape the era's critical sensibility. In this fascinating volume, James focuses his critical lens on Nathaniel Hawthorne,... more...

  • Glimpses of an Unfamilar Japan, Second Seriesby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the second volume of Lafcadio Hearn's essays on the culture of nineteenth-century Japan, readers are given an firsthand look inside a society that was long cloaked by secrecy and a suspicion of outsiders. These closely observed anecdotes and vignettes will engage fans of top-notch travel writing. more...

  • Hawthorne's Wilderness: Nature and Puritanism in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and "Young Goodman Brown"by Marina Boonyaprasop

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 41.84

    Hauptbeschreibung Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of America's most noted and highly praised writers, and a key figure in US literature. Although, he struggled to become an acknowledged author for most parts of his life, his work "stands in the limelight of the American literary consciousness" (Graham 5). For he is a direct descendant of Massachusetts... more...

  • Passing: An Exploration of African-Americans on their Journey for an Identity along the Colour Lineby Kathleen Wehnert

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 8.44

    Larsen and other African-American writers, including James Weldon Johnson, explored the intricacies and contradictions of the concept of race at the beginning of the 20th century, in particular by addressing the phenomenon of 'passing'. Passing has many definitions, most often it is associated with the term 'passing for white', which implies the crossing... more...

  • The Scarlet Letterby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 36.00

    - Comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. - Concise critical excerpts provide a scholarly overview of each work. - "The Story Behind the Story" details the conditions under which the work was written. - Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list... more...

  • Washington Irving’s Contributions to the Correctorby Martin Roth

    University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 60.00

    This volume makes available, for the first time in collected form, a series of sketches by Washington Irving which were published anonymously in a political newspaper, The Corrector, in 1804. The Corrector, a short-lived political sheet, was published in more...

  • Alias Simon Suggsby William Stanley Hoole

    University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 34.95

     , ?When these words were written everybody had read or heard of Simon Suggs, the shifty man whose antics had been recorded in many a gusty tale of Alabama frontier life which had drawn laughter and applause from newspaper readers throughout the United States. And everybody, at least in Alabama in the 1850s, knew something about his creator,... more...

  • American Modernism, 1910 - 1945by Roger Lathbury

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 48.00

    This engaging, illustrated guide to the modernist movement in American literature provides a wealth of information on American modernism, the Lost Generation, modernism in the American novel, the Harlem Renaissance, modernism in poetry and drama, and the literary culture of the Moderns. This updated volume is in full color for the first time and features... more...

  • Aufgeklärte Zeiten?by Romana Weiershausen; Insa Wilke; Nina Gülcher

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2011; US$ 41.66

    Seit den Terroranschlägen 2001 in den USA hat das Reden über "Toleranz" im Rahmen der Debatten um vermeintliche und tatsächliche religiöse Konflikte, um innere Sicherheit und Integration eine neue Aktualität erlangt. Zu wenig beachtet wurde bisher die Bedeutung der Literatur für diese Auseinandersetzungen: Die Beiträge des Bandes fragen nicht... more...

  • The Business of Literary Circles in Nineteenth-Century Americaby David Dowling

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    David Dowling explores the economics of professional authorship - the contiguity between business practice and aesthetic principle - in the most significant literary circles of the American nineteenth century. This comprehensive study ranges from Irving's Knickerbockers, Emerson's Transcendentalists, and Garrison's abolitionists to the popular serial... more...