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  • 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...

  • The Intellectual in Twentieth-Century Southern Literatureby Tara Powell

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Never in its long history has the South provided an entirely comfortable home for the intellectual. In the thought-provoking The Intellectual in Twentieth-Century Southern Literature Tara Powell considers the evolving ways that major post-World War II southern writers have portrayed intellectuals?from Flannery O?Connor?s ironic view of ?interleckchuls?... more...

  • Resisting Historyby Barbara Ladd

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 17.95

    In a major reinterpretation, Resisting History reveals that women, as subjects of writing and as writing subjects themselves, played a far more important role in shaping the landscape of modernism than has been previously acknowledged. Here Barbara Ladd offers powerful new readings of three southern writers who reimagined authorship between World War... more...

  • Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literatureby Casey Clabough

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    The idea of place--any place--remains one of our most basic yet slippery concepts. It is a space with boundaries whose limits may be definite or indefinite; it can be a real location or an abstract mental, spiritual, or imaginary construction. Casey Clabough?s thorough examination of the importance of place in southern literature examines the works... more...

  • Gather at the Riverby Hal Crowther; Jr. Louis D. Rubin

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 17.95

    To read Hal Crowther is to find yourself agreeing with views on topics you never knew you cared so much about. In Gather at the River, Crowther extends the wide-angle vision of Southern life presented in his highly acclaimed collection Cathedrals of Kudzu. He cuts to the heart of recent political, religious, and cultural issues but pauses to appreciate... more...

  • Poe and the Remapping of Antebellum Print Cultureby J. Gerald Kennedy; Jerome McGann; Scott Peeples; Jennifer Rae Greeson; Eliza Richards; Maurice Lee; Betsy Erkkila; Leland S. Person; Anna Brickhouse; Leon Jackson

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 28.50

    Edgar Allan Poe (1809--1849) has long occupied the position of literary outsider. Dismissed as unrepresentative of the main currents of antebellum culture, Poe commented incisively -- in fiction and nonfiction -- on nationalism, science, materialism, popular taste, and cultural ideology. Opposing the pressure to write nationalistic "American" tales... more...

  • Desire and the Divineby Kathaleen E. Amende

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    In this groundbreaking study, Kathaleen E. Amende explores the works and lives of late-twentieth-century southern women writers to show how conservative Christian ideals of femininity shaped notions of religion, sexuality, and power in the South. Drawing from the work of authors such as Rosemary Daniell and Connie May Fowler, whose characters -- like... more...

  • The Dream of Arcadyby Lucinda Hardwick MacKethan

    LSU Press 1999; US$ 19.95

    "This is a well-organized, gracefully written account of a significant aspect of Southern fiction, and it contains information and incisive commentary that one can find nowhere else." --Thomas Daniel Young Many southern writers imagined the South as a qualified dream of Arcady. They retained the glow of the golden land as a device to expose or rebuke,... more...

  • A Survey of Multicultural San Francisco Bay Literature, 1955-1979by Brian Flota

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    This work examines how writers in the San Francisco Bay Area worked to develop a multiculturalist American literature. This study counteracts popular narratives of multiculturalism’s boom in the late 1980s and early 1990s by showing that a large group of culturally eclectic writers in the Bay Area were re-envisioning American identity through... more...