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- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00
At the close of the Second World War, modernist poets found themselves in an increasingly scientific world, where natural and social sciences claimed exclusive rights to knowledge of both matter and mind. Following the overthrow of the Newtonian worldview and the recent, shocking displays of the power of the atom, physics led the way, with other disciplines... 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...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00
The essays collected in this volume survey the major works of modern American poetry, from magnificent epics like Hart Crane's "The Bridge" and Wallace Stevens's "Auroras of Aurmn," to such central lyrics as Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and Maranne Moore's "Poetry." the complexity... more...
- Counterpoint 2010; US$ 18.99
Henry David Thoreau has long been revered for his writings and observations on the natural world. His words evoke his environment with stunning clarity as well as his own innate sense of wonder. His journal, from which the text of Of Woodland Pools, Spring-Holes and Ditches is drawn, shares these strengths, providing an intimate view of Thoreau?s... 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...
- 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...
- 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...