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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov's greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist. It tells a love story troubled by incest. But more: it is also at once a fairy tale, epic, philosophical treatise on the nature of time, parody of the history of the novel, and erotic... more...
- Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59
Called one of the best writers on the American scene, Dreiser is also called one of the world's best worst writers, with claims that he is an impurist with nothing but genius. This story, told in gruesome detail and with unswerving realism, recounts the dilemmas and choices of a "loser"; we watch him ascend to temptation, fall in transgression, and... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00
Modern American drama has had a lean history in comparison to the other arts, gaining prominence in the early twentieth century. Eugene O'Neill launched its emergence, combining naturalism, expressionism, and Greek tragedy, and winning his first Pulitzer in 1920 with more to follow. After this innovator came Tennessee WIlliams and Arthur Miller.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00
When moviegoers accompany Dorothy through the gates of the Emerald City, they may think they have discovered all there is to see of Oz--but as real friends of the Wizard know, more lies behind the curtain. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, on which the 1939 film was based, was only the first of 14 Oz books. Together these works constitute a series rich in... more...
- The Floating Press 2015; US$ 2.99
Writing under the pseudonym "Susan Coolidge," author Sarah Chauncey Woolsey produced a number of notable literary works, including a series of well-regarded children's novels, several books of poetry, and numerous collections of short stories. This collection of some of her best poetry showcases Coolidge's mannered, lyrical style. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
A fascinating biography about Augusta Jane Evans, a nearly forgotten writer who was nevertheless one of the most popular writers of her era. She wrote nine novels about southern women, including St. Elmo , which sold a staggering million copies within four months of its release in 1866. William Fidler traces the life of Augusta Jane Evans... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1946; US$ 60.00
Better than Laughter was first published in 1946. This first collection of the poems of Mildred Louise Boie reflects the free and perceptive spirit of a young woman who followed a fascinating variety of paths. Upon release from the American Red Cross, she served in Italy, France, and Germany, assisting in civilian relief, and was awarded the Bronze... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00
This interdisciplinary collection of 19 essays addresses violence on the American stage. Topics include the revolutionary period and the role of violence in establishing national identity, violence by and against ethnic groups, and females as perpetrators and victims, as well as state and psychological violence and violence within the family. The book... more...