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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00
During the nineteenth century, insects became a very fashionable subject of study, and the writing of the day reflected this popularity. However, despite an increased contemporary interest in ecocriticism and cultural entomology, scholars have largely ignored the presence of insects in nineteenth-century literature. This volume addresses that critical... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 17.50
Stanley Cavell , one of America's most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Walden , a seminal book in our cultural heritage. This expanded edition includes two essays on Emerson. more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 159.95
This is an examination of Evelyn Scotts literary interpretations of the new American women and her contributions in terms of newness in theme, structure, and form to the American modernist period. more...
- Libri Publishing 2003; US$ 10.99
Hoping to dispel the dull and dry images of Henry David Thoreau as the moping, detached intellectual or the reflective nature mystic, this collection of quotations counters that prevalent view by nearly resurrecting Thoreau and bringing him back to the life that he so fully lived. This work clearly demonstrates that Thoreau was very much the thristing... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99
Poems Containing History: Twentieth-Century American Poetry?s Engagement with the Past , by Gary Grieve-Carlson, argues that twentieth-century American poetry has ?contained? and helped its readers to think about history in a variety of provocative and powerful ways. Tracing the discussion of the relationship between poetry and history from Aristotle?s... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95
The bold essays that make up Reading the Difficulties offer case studies in and strategies for reading innovative poetry. Definitions of what constitutes innovative poetry are innumerable and are offered from every quarter. Some critics and poets argue that innovative poetry concerns free association (John Ashbery), others that experimental poetry... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.95 US$ 34.36
As the first full treatment of Walt Whitman's French sources and his later impact on French writers, this book revises our image of the poet and challenges many critical assumptions. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50
Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are widely acknowledged as two of America?s foremost nature poets, primarily due to their explorations of natural phenomena as evocative symbols for cultural developments, individual experiences, and poetry itself. Yet for all their metaphorical suggestiveness, Dickinson?s and Whitman?s poems about the natural world... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95
"Objectivist" writers, conjoined through a variety of personal, ideological, and literary-historical links, have, from the late 1920s to the present, attracted emulation and suspicion. Representing a nonsymbolist, postimagist poetics and characterized by a historical, realist, antimythological worldview, Objectivists have retained their outsider... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Since the end of the eighteenth century, Christopher Clausen asserts, poetry has steadily declined in cultural status in the English-speaking world, yielding its former place as a bearer of truth to the advancing sciences. As the position of poetry was more and more threatened, its defenders made ever higher claims for its importance, even maintaining... more...