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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Best of Poe Study Guideby Edgar Allan Poe

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys. 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...

  • Inventing Southern Literatureby Michael Kreyling

    University Press of Mississippi 1998; US$ 25.00

    "I take...an outward route, arguing that the Agrarian project was and must be seen as a willed campaign on the part of one elite to establish and control 'the South' in a period of intense cultural maneuvering. The principal organizers of I'll Take My Stand knew full well there were other 'Souths' than the one they touted; they deliberately presented... more...