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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95
American essayist, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) lead Transcendentalism in the early nineteenth century and greatly influenced the later New Thought movement. Summing up his work, Emerson said that his primary principle was "the infinitude of the private man", and advised to "make the most of yourself, for that... 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...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 103.95 US$ 90.09
The English Handbook: A Guide to Literary Studies is a comprehensive textbook, providing essential practical and analytical reading and writing skills for literature students at all levels. With advice and information on fundamental methods of literary analysis and research, Whitla equips students with the knowledge and tools essential for advanced... 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
Greed and guilt, near-indecipherable codes, murder plots born of madness--these motifs drive the best modern mysteries, but they are rooted in the early nineteenth century and the carefully constructed fiction of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's methods of storytelling and suspense remain relevant, reappearing in detective novels and on screens large and... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95
David Pichaske has been writing and teaching about midwestern literature for three decades. In Rooted, by paying close attention to text, landscape, and biography, he examines the relationship between place and art. His focus is on seven midwestern authors who came of age toward the close of the twentieth century, their lives and their work grounded... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95
At the core of this nuanced book is the question that ecocritics have been debating for decades: what is the relationship between aesthetics and activism, between art and community? By using a pastoral lens to examine ten fictional narratives that chronicle the dialogue between human culture and nonhuman nature on the Great Plains, Matthew Cella explores... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 27.95
Noted Poe scholar Benjamin Fisher includes a comprehensive introduction and a detailed chronology of Poe?s sadly short life; each entry is introduced by a short headnote that places the selection in historical and cultural context, and explanatory notes provide information about people and places. From John Allan?s letter to Secretary of War John Eaton... more...