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  • Walt Whitman in Mickle Streetby Elizabeth Leavitt Keller

    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...

  • The Poetics of Information Overloadby Paul Stephens

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Information overload is a subject of vital, ubiquitous concern in our time. The Poetics of Information Overload reveals a fascinating genealogy of information saturation through the literary lens of American modernism. Although technology has typically been viewed as hostile or foreign to poetry, Paul Stephens outlines a countertradition within... more...

  • Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman

    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...

  • Walkingby Henry David Thoreau

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95

    If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again, - if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man, then you are ready for a walk. Walking is an essay by American writer, naturalist and philosopher David Thoreau (1817 - 1862).... more...

  • Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    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...

  • The Point Is To Change Itby Jerome McGann

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    A preeminent critic maps the frontier of contemporary poetry. In this book, Jerome McGann argues that contemporary language-oriented writing implies a marked change in the way we think about our poetic tradition on one hand and in the future of criticism on the other. He focuses on Walter Benjamin and Gertrude Stein as important intellectual... more...

  • Henry David Thoreauby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • Modern American Poetryby Infobase Publishing

    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...

  • Of Woodland Pools, Spring-Holes and Ditchesby Henry David Thoreau; Abigail Rorer; Bradley P. Dean

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 18.95

    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...

  • African-American Poets, 2by Harold Bloom

    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...