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  • The English Handbookby William Whitla

    Wiley 2009; US$ 111.95

    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...

  • Plantation Airsby Brannon Costello

    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...

  • The South That Wasn't Thereby Michael Kreyling

    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...

  • The Fall into Edenby David Wyatt

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 48.00

    In this book David Wyatt examines the mythology of California as it is reflected in the literature of the region. more...

  • A Companion to American Literary Studiesby Caroline F. Levander; Robert S. Levine

    Wiley 2011; US$ 54.95

    A Companion to American Literary Studies addresses the most provocative questions, subjects, and issues animating the field. Essays provide readers with the knowledge and conceptual tools for understanding American literary studies as it is practiced today, and chart new directions for the future of the subject. Offers up-to-date accounts of major... more...

  • The Everything Guide to Edgar Allan Poe Bookby Shelley Costa Bloomfield

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 14.95

    The genius and orphan son of itinerant actors, Poe led a tragic life and suffered greatly?as much at his own hands as those of Fate. Yet tragedy never stopped him from writing: poems, short stories, literary journalism, and even creating a new genre, the detective story?a contribution so great that the most prestigious writing award for crime fiction,... more...

  • The Tell-Tale Artby Christine A. Jackson

    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...

  • Rootedby David R. Pichaske

    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...

  • Bad Land Pastoralism in Great Plains Fictionby Matthew J. C. Cella; Wayne Franklin

    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...

  • Poe in His Own Timeby Benjamin F. Fisher

    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...