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  • The Economistby Leonard N. Neufeldt

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 109.99

    This is a study of Thoreau's participation in the economic discourse of his time, when America underwent an unprecedented transformation in economic thinking and behaviour. more...

  • The Poets of Tin Pan Alleyby Philip Furia

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 20.99

    This study examines the part played by lyricists in the Golden Age of American popular music (1920-1940), comparing their witty light verse with the comic prose of "Vanity Fair" and other American periodicals of the era. more...

  • A Historical Guide to Henry David Thoreauby William E. Cain

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 57.99

    The editor of this text includes contributions concerning Thoreau's relationship with 19th century authority and concepts of the land, making the text appeal to those who appreciate Thoreau for his embodiment of the spirit of American rebellion. more...

  • Poets On Placeby W. T. Pfefferle

    Utah State University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Out to see America and satisfy his travel bug, W. T. Pfefferle resigned from his position as director of the writing program at Johns Hopkins University and hit the road to interview sixty-two poets about the significance of place in their work. The lively conversations that resulted may surprise with the potential meanings of a seemingly simple... more...

  • FOF Companion to 20th C. American Poetryby Randale Huff

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 65.00

    The Facts On File Companion to American Poetry is a new and indispensable encyclopedic guide to American poetry with more than 1,200 entries, ranging in length from 500 to 1,500 words. Intended for high school and college students, this invaluable resource explores the various writers, works, themes, and movements of this intriguing literary genre. more...

  • Borealisby Jeff Humphries; Betsy Bowen

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 20.00

    Woodcuts by Betsy BowenBorealis is the North Country as spoken through the voice of Jeff Humphries, who discovers unexpected riches in the wilderness looming around his cabin. As interpreted by renowned illustrator Betsy Bowen, the subjects of the poems come to inhabit the pages of this volume; her spare and beautifully composed woodcuts reveal surprising... more...

  • Theorists of Modernist Poetryby Rebecca Beasley

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95

    Modernist poetry heralded a radical new aesthetic of experimentation, pioneering new verse forms and subjects, and changing the very notion of what it meant to be a poet. This volume examines T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme and Ezra Pound, three of the most influential figures of the modernist movement, and argues that we cannot dissociate their bold, inventive... more...

  • Book of Sketchesby Jack Kerouac; George Condo

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.99

    In 1952 and 1953 as he wandered around America, Jack Kerouac jotted down spontaneous prose poems, or "sketches" as he called them, on small notebooks that he kept in his shirt pockets. The poems recount his travels?New York, North Carolina, Lowell (Massachusetts, Kerouac?s birthplace), San Francisco, Denver, Kansas, Mexico?observations, and meditations... more...

  • Critical Companion to Walt Whitmanby Charles M. Oliver

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 75.00

    Contains entries on Walt Whitman's poems, from the widely recognized "Song of Myself," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," to his minor works. It also contains entries on Whitman's family, friends, relatives, and acquaintances; and important places where he... more...

  • Poetry & Language Writingby David Arnold

    Liverpool University Press 2008; US$ 49.95

    It has been variously labelled ‘Language Poetry’, ‘Language Writing’, ‘L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing’ (after the magazine that ran from 1978 to 1981), and ‘language-centred writing’. It has been variously defined as non-referential or of diminished reference, as textual poetry or a critique of expressivism, as a reaction... more...