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- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Credited by some as the first truly American poet, Walt Whitman carved out a literary niche all his own with groundbreaking volumes such as Leaves of Grass. This richly detailed biography was written by a nurse, Elizabeth Keller, who cared for Whitman during his final years. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
This volume examines contemporary African-American poets from the well-known writers of the late 20th century to the newly established and emerging voices of today. Full-length critical essays discuss the development and influence of such seminal figures as Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, Michael S. Harper, Yusef Komunyakaa,... more...
- Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99
An abused teenage runaway turns into a courageous stripper and gets caught up in the dazzling and all-consuming lifestyle of easy money, sex, drugs and alcohol. When, at the top of her game, she tries to reclaim her freedom from the Mob whose property she has become, her attempts are met with brutal consequences. What her handlers dont know is... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience in 1849. It argues the superiority of the individual conscience over acquiescence to government. Thoreau was inspired to write in response to slavery and the Mexican-American war. He believed that people could not be made agents of injustice if they were governed by their own consciences. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00
Henry David Thoreau was a naturalist, transcendentalist, philosopher, and essayist. His views on civil disobedience and nature have become a part of the American character. This updated volume of the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series is a keenly detailed chronicle of the great thinker who will forever be known for his experiment in simple living... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 41.50
A History of American Poetry presents a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their pre-Columbian origins to the present day. Offers a detailed and accessible account of the entire range of American poetry Situates the story of American poetry within crucial social and historical contexts, and places... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95
Leaves of Grass is a collection of poems by Walt Whitman originally published in 1855 at the poet's own expense. Criticized when first released for Whitman's use of free verse and his rather racy depictions of sexual love and the senses, Leaves of Grass is a celebration of the human form, the material world and nature. more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 37.84
Die Idee, dass literarische Prosa einer spezifischen Logik folgt, wenn sie als Kunstform anerkannt werden will, ist einleuchtend: Ohne über die evidente Künstlichkeit gebundener Rede zu verfügen, muss sie spezifische Verfahren entwickeln, um sich von prosaischer Alltagsrede wirksam zu unterscheiden. Die Geschichte dieses Gedankens und seiner ästhetischen... more...