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  • 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...

  • 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$ 46.95

    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...

  • Behind the Curtainby Wayne R. Kime

    University of Delaware 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...

  • 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...