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- 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 multiculturalisms 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...
- TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95
In Giant Country Don Graham brings together a collection of lively, absorbing essays written over the past two decades. The collection begins with a twist on book introductions that sets the tone for the essays to come?a self-interview conducted poolside at an eccentric Houston motel favored by regional rock bands. Over piņa coladas the author... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 5.99
Today, Edgar Allan Poe is best remembered as a master of suspense and an early innovator in the genre of detective fiction, but Poe's first literary ambition was to be known as a poet. This stellar collection brings together some of his most accomplished works, including "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," and "The Bells." more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
This study examines the genesis of Chicago's two identified literary renaissance periods (1890-1920 and 1930-1950) through the writings of Dreiser, Hughes, Wright, and Farrell. The relationship of these four writers demonstrates a continuity of thought between the two renaissance periods. By noting the affinities of these writers, patterns such as... more...
- University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 94.99
Behind the Curtain re-introduces the fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien to modern readers by presenting fourteen of his works, five here reprinted for the first time, that together suggest the development and range of his accomplishment as a short story writer. Editorial commentary on individual stories reveals O'Brien's attunement to the fashions, fads,... more...
- LSU Press 1991; US$ 19.95
This book collects the papers, together with the transcript of a panel discussion, that were the features of a conference held at Louisiana State University in 1985 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the 'Southern Review.' It offers a a fascinating commentary on various aspects not only of one of the South's most important literary quarterlies... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.95
For generations, southern novelists and critics have grappled with a concept that is widely seen as a trademark of their literature: a strong attachment to geography, or a "sense of place." In the 1930s, the Agrarians accorded special meaning to rural life, particularly the farm, in their definitions of southern identity. For them, the South seemed... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95
Race and Culture in New Orleans Stories posits that the Crescent City and the surrounding Louisiana bayous were a logical setting for the literary exploration of crucial social problems in America. Race and Culture in New Orleans Stories is a study of four volumes of interrelated short stories set in New Orleans and the surrounding Louisiana bayous:... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 45.00
Taking its name from the subtitle of William Least Heat-Moon?s PrairyErth (a deep map) , the ?deep-map? form of nonfiction and environmental writing defines an innovative and stratigraphic literary genre. Proposing that its roots can be found in Great Plains nonfiction writing, Susan Naramore Maher explores the many facets of this vital form of critique,... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 115.00
Timely and beautifully written, New England Beyond Criticism provides a passionate defense of the importance of the literature of New England to the American literary canon, and its impact on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America. An exploration and defense of the prominence of New England?s literary tradition within... more...