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- Wiley 2008; US$ 43.95 US$ 38.09
An authoritative guide to American literature, this Companion examines the experimental forms, socio-cultural changes, literary movements, and major authors of the early 20th century. This Companion provides authoritative and wide-ranging guidance on early twentieth-century American fiction. Considers commonly studied authors such as... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
Using Romantic theories, Caton analyzes America's contemporary novel. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
American novels written in the wake of the Revolution overflow with self-conscious theatricality and impassioned excess. In The Plight of Feeling , Julia A. Stern shows that these sentimental, melodramatic, and gothic works can be read as an emotional history of the early republic, reflecting the hate, anger, fear, and grief that tormented the Federalist... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49
Bird Eating Bird is a new collection of poems from Kristin Naca, winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series mtvU prize as chosen by Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa. Playful and serious all at once, Kristin?s work explores the richness of her cultural and linguistic heritage and perpetuates NPS?s tradition of promoting exceptional poetry from... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 59.99
Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths provides a social history of girls' series fiction in America from the mid-19th century through the early 21st century. Carpan examines popular series, sub-genres, themes, and characters found in approximately 100 popular series, noting how such books reflect or subvert the culture of the era in which they were produced. more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99
The Anteater was framed! But if Lucy, the pregnant Giant Anteater from Belize, didn't kill the man found dead in her enclosure, who did? California zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find the real murderer before her furry friend is shipped off to another zoo in disgrace. Then another human bites the dust, the monkeys riot, and the wolves go nuts. Things... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 17.99
?[Terry Castle is] the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today.? ?Susan Sontag From one of America?s most brilliant critics and cultural commentators, Terry Castle, comes The Professor and Other Writings : a collection of startling, gorgeously-written autobiographical essays and a new, long-form piece about the devastation... more...
- Counterpoint 2006; US$ 14.99
For five decades Wendell Berry has been a poet of great clarity and purpose. He is an award-winning writer whose imagination is grounded by the pastures of his chosen place and the rooms and porches of his family's home. In Given his first collection of new poems in ten years now in paperback the work is as rich and varied as ever before. With... more...
- Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 33.50 US$ 26.80
Paul John Eakin's earlier work Fictions in Autobiography is a key text in autobiography studies. In it he proposed that the self that finds expression in autobiography is in fundamental ways a kind of fictive construct, a fiction articulated in a fiction. In this new book Eakin turns his attention to what he sees as the defining assumption of autobiography:... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 6.99
Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner Black Radishes is a suspenseful WWII/Holocaust story, in which one boy learns what it means to be Jewish and French at a time when everything is changing. It is March of 1940. The French believe that their army can protect them from Nazi Germany. But is Paris a safe place for Jews? Gustave?s parents don?t... more...