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  • Famousby Kathleen Flenniken

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 17.95

    "A little voice sings/from the back of the auditorium/of my throat. Aren't all of us/waiting to be discovered?" Here, the poet's answer is sometimes grave, sometimes comic, but tuned to the incidental music of daily life. more...

  • A Concise Companion to American Fiction by Cindy Weinstein; Peter Stoneley

    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...

  • Reading American Novels and Multicultural Aestheticsby Lou Freitas Caton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    Using Romantic theories, Caton analyzes America's contemporary novel. more...

  • The Plight of Feelingby Julia A. Stern

    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...

  • Bird Eating Birdby Kristin Naca

    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...

  • Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuthsby Carolyn Carpan

    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...

  • The Anteater of Deathby Betty Webb

    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...

  • The Professor and Other Writingsby Terry Castle

    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...

  • Givenby Wendell Berry

    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...

  • The Waker's Corridorby Jonathan Thirkield

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    "I had a clock it woke all day," writes Jonathan Thirkield at the outset of The Waker's Corridor, a book that charts an assiduous attempt to recover lost time. Housed in elaborate and varied formal architectures, these poems navigate the disorder and gaps left by the violence of loss. All measures of time -- psychological, personal, historical, numerical... more...