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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95
Business and the businessman have had a fundamental place in American society since the inception of the nation. This tenet, the ?gospel of wealth?, is a central concern in the novels of Theodore Dreiser and his contemporaries. First published in 1987, this study sets this group of writers in their historical context and shows how they elaborated... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00
In the beginning there was . . . the beginning. And with the beginning came the power to tell a story. Few book-length studies of narrative beginnings exist, and not one takes a feminist perspective. Opening Acts reveals the important role of beginnings as moments of discursive authority with power and agency that have been appropriated by writers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--"The Colonizer Abroad" claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
This book analyzes the work of Herman Melville, John Dos Passos, and Zora Neale Hurston alongside biographical materials and discourses on the body. Thomas McGlamery views each of these authors' literary output as an effort to "work through" the political meanings associated with the body, examining how they negotiate identities of class, gender, race,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 144.99
This work explores the "authority" of autobiography in several related senses: first, the idea that autobiography is authoritative writing because it is presumably verifiable; second, the idea that one's life is one's exclusive textual domain; third, the idea that, because of the apparent congruence between the implicit ideology of the genre and that... more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 59.99
What does the tradition of marriage mean for people who have historically been deprived of its legal status? Generally thought of as a convention of the white middle class, the marriage plot has received little attention from critics of African-American literature. In this study, Ann duCille uses texts such as Nella Larsen's Quicksand (1928) and... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 114.99
Arguing that the unprecedented nature of our first postmodernist war demanded either the revision of traditional modes of war writing or the discovery of new styles that would render the emotional and psychological center of a new national trauma, this study assesses the most important novels and personal memoirs written by Tim O'Brien, David Halberstam,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00
A radical new interpretation of nineteenth-century sentimental literature in the United States. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 125.00
This introduction to the concept of ideology provides an overview of the term and considers its impact on literary theory. It analyses the history of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its contemporary incarnations, providing readers with a useful overview of key terms and issues. more...