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  • 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...

  • Giant Countryby Don Graham

    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 Genesis of the Chicago Renaissanceby Mary Hricko

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    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. Through close readings and contextualization, the influence of Chicago writing on American literature in such areas as realism, naturalism, proletatian and ethnic fiction becomes... more...

  • The Southern Connectionby Robert Bechtold Heilman

    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...

  • Escape from New Yorkby Davarian L. Baldwin; Minkah Makalani

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 82.50

    In this volume, the Harlem Renaissance ?escapes from New York? into its proper global context, recovering the broader New Negro experience as social movements, popular cultures, and public behavior spanned the globe. Highlighting how New Negroes and their allies already lived, the book stresses the need for scholarship to catch up with the historical... more...

  • The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fictionby Martyn Bone

    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...

  • Deep Map Countryby Susan Naramore Maher

    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...

  • The Ravenby Edgar Allan Poe; C. H. Sisson

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99

    An indispensable collection of the work of one of the 19th century?s most compelling and original poets, this comprehensive edition contains all of Edgar Allan Poe?s poetry and three most important essays. Reissued to coincide with the release of a major Hollywood film of the same title, it exposes Poe?s diversity and genius, from breathtakingly seductive... more...

  • Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literatureby Theda Wrede

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature challenges readers? understanding of where the mythic Southwest and ecological consciousness meet. The book establishes conceptual connections between literature, ecocriticism, and feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theory to recover the creative imagination in redemptive figurations... more...