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  • The Humor of the Old Southby M. Thomas Inge; Edward J. Piacentino

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    The humor of the Old South -- tales, almanac entries, turf reports, historical sketches, gentlemen's essays on outdoor sports, profiles of local characters -- flourished between 1830 and 1860. The genre's popularity and influence can be traced in the works of major southern writers such as William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Eudora Welty, Flannery... more...

  • The Night Before Christmasby Alice Taylor

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Alice Taylor takes a nostalgic, loving look back to a family firmly rooted in tradition and humour and - in particular - the Christmas traditions of her childhood. With her unerring knack of bringing her readers into her home, her stories of a childhood Christmas are rich, warm and amusing, giving a wonderful insight into life as it was. more...

  • The Whale Yearsby Gregory O'Brien

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Between 2011 and 2014, poet and artist Gregory O'Brien found himself following the migratory routes of whales and seabirds across vast tracts of the South Pacific Ocean, resulting in work that O'Brien describes as 'acts of devotion - a homage to a series of remarkable locations and to the natural histories of those places'. In three parts, this collection... more...

  • American Flaneurby James Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    American Flaneur investigates the connections between Edgar A. Poe and the nineteenth-century flaneur - or strolling urban observer - suggested in Walter Benjamin's discussion of Baudelaire. This study illustrates the centrality of the flaneur to Poe's literary aims, and uses the flaneur to illuminate Poe's intimate yet ambivalent relationship to... more...

  • Poe and the Printed Wordby Kevin J. Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Kevin Hayes examines the impact of nineteenth-century print culture on Edgar Allan Poe's work. more...

  • A Historical Guide to Edgar Allan Poeby J. Gerald Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), son of itinerant actors, holds a secure place in the firmament of history as America's first master of suspense. Displaying scant interest in native scenes or materials, Edgar Allan Poe seems the most un-American of American writers during the era of literary nationalism; yet he was at the same time a pragmatic magazinist,... more...

  • High Resolutionby Henry S. Sussman

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    This book examines the predicament of literacy in mass culture from the perspective of contemporary critical theory. Sussman argues that the question of literacy has been of central concern to authors ranging from Hawthorne and Melville to Pound, Calvino, and Milan Kundera--and has shaped their most significant works. He traces the conflict between... more...

  • Romancing the Shadowby J. Gerald Kennedy; Liliane Weissberg

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Poe promulgated racist stereotyps in his depictions of black servants, yet he complicated these stereotypes with veiled, subversive implications. These essays debate Poe's role in inventing the African of the white imagination. more...

  • Edgar Allan Poe - American Writers 89by Roger Asselineau

    University of Minnesota Press 1970; US$ 36.00

    Edgar Allan Poe - American Writers 89 was first published in 1970. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • The Origins of American Literature Studiesby Elizabeth Renker

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 33.00 US$ 27.06

    An original investigation into the history and development of American literature as an academic discipline. more...