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  • An Insect View of Its Plainby Rosemary Scanlon McTier

    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...

  • Evelyn Scott's Contribution to American Literary Modernism, 1920-1940by Patricia Tyrer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 159.95

    This is an examination of Evelyn Scott’s 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...

  • Profitably Soakedby Robert Lawrence France; Ann Haymond Zwinger; Roderick Frazier Nash

    Green Frigate Books 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...

  • Rebel Soulsby Justin Martin

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Brilliant portrait of a time and place that launched American Bohemia and liberated the genius of Walt Whitman more...

  • A Historical Guide to Walt Whitmanby David S. Reynolds

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 40.99

    This study combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Walt Whitman's diverse contexts. more...

  • Poet's Proseby Stephen Fredman; Albert Gelpi

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    Poet's Prose is the first scholarly work devoted exclusively to American prose poetry and has been recognised as a pioneering study in contemporary American poetry. Many recent American poets have been writing prose; Fredman has set out to determine why and what it means. Three central works of American poets' prose are discussed in detail: William... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Walt Whitmanby Ezra Greenspan

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 36.00

    An introduction for students and general readers to a variety of contemporary issues in Whitman's life and art. more...

  • Burn Lakeby Carrie Fountain

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • Lightheadby Terrance Hayes

    Penguin Group US 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... more...

  • Poems Containing Historyby Gary Grieve-Carlson

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99

    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...