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- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 52.99
Contains an introduction that considers the tension between Poe's "otherworldly" settings and his historically marked representations of violence. This book covers topics such as Poe and the American Publishing Industry, Poe's Sensationalism, Poe's relationship to gender constructions, and Poe and American Privacy. more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 119.99
This monograph argues that the institution of American literary scholarship enshrines a reactionary view of history and narrative and an unrealistic view of America itself. The author also examines contemporary debates about the methods and status of literary history in general. more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 107.99
This book combines literary theory and close textual readings of works by Hawthorne, Melville, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound and Italo Calvino to explore the socio-political correlatives to literary studies. more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.99
Part of a two-volume biography of Margaret Fuller, who was recognized as a key social and literary figure of 19th-century America. This book deals with her childhood and education, her teaching, and her involvement with the Transcendentalists and their leader, Ralph Waldo Emerson. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 49.99
Edgar Allan Poe's strength as a writer lay in fabricating fantasies in settings far removed from his own place and time. This book revisits the Poe's issue, re-examining what it means to speak of an author or his work as a racist, and where the critic's responsibility lies. more...
- 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...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 90.00
The New York School started in the 1950s and was one of the most influential movements of American poetry - from the last half of the 20th century to today. In more than 450 entries, "Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets" is an encyclopedic A-to-Z guide to writers of the New York School, including John Ashbery, who is often considered... more...
- LSU Press 2007; US$ 22.95
In Plantation Airs, Brannon Costello argues persuasively for new attention to the often neglected issue of class in southern literary studies. Focusing on the relationship between racial paternalism and social class in American novels written after World War II, Costello asserts that well into the twentieth century, attitudes and behaviors associated... more...
- LSU Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Once, history and ?the South? dwelt in close proximity. Representations of the South in writing and on film assumed ?everybody knew? what had happened in place and time to create the South. Today, our vision of the South varies, and there is less ?there there? than ever before. In The South That Wasn?t There, Michael Kreyling explores a series of literary... more...