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  • Writing/Teachingby Paul Kameen

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 27.95

    2001 CCCC Outstanding Book Award The vast majority of academic books are written from the scholar?s position, even those that primarily concern teaching. Writing/Teaching , on the other hand, is a book about teaching written from the position of the teacher. As the title suggests, Kameen?s book is split into two halves?yet both, in different... more...

  • Everybody's Autonomyby Juliana Spahr

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Experimental texts empower the reader by encouraging self-governing approaches to reading and by placing the reader on equal footing with the author. Everybody's Autonomy is about reading and identity.   Contemporary avant garde writing has often been overlooked by those who study literature and identity. Such writing has been perceived as... more...

  • Lightheadby Terrance Hayes

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Poetry In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air, his poems braid dream and reality into a poetry that is both dark and buoyant. Cultural icons as diverse as Fela Kuti, Harriet Tubman,... more...

  • Burn Lakeby Carrie Fountain

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    Selected for the 2009 National Poetry Series by Natasha Trethewey Set in southern New Mexico, where her family's multi­cultural history is deeply rooted, the poems in Carrie Fountain's first collection explore issues of progress, history, violence, sexuality, and the self. Burn Lake weaves together the experience of life in the rapidly changing... more...

  • Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman; Malcolm Cowley

    Penguin Publishing Group 1961; US$ 13.00

    Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and... more...

  • Walden and Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau; Michael Meyer

    Penguin Publishing Group 1983; US$ 14.00

    The two defining works of a transcendentalist master Disdainful of America?s booming commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods near Walden Pond. Walden, the account of his stay, conveys at once a naturalist?s wonder at the commonplace and a Transcendentalist?s yearning... more...

  • Thoreau's Waldenby Joseph R. McElrath

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Walden, you discover the most important work of Henry... more...

  • The Other Orpheusby Merrill Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 150.00

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Poetry and Repetitionby Krystyna Mazur

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the function of repetition in the work of Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery. All three poets extensively employ and comment upon the effects of repetition, yet represent three distinct poetics, considerably removed from one another in stylistic and historical terms. At the same time, the three are engaged in a highly... more...

  • The Architecture of Addressby Jake Adam York

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The Architecture of Address traces the evolution of an American species of lyric capable of public pronouncement without polemic. Beginning with Whitman, Jake Adam York seeks to describe a kind of poem wherein the most ambitious poets--including Hart Crane and Robert Lowell--occupy and reconstruct important public spaces. This study argues that American... more...