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  • Race and Culture in New Orleans Storiesby James Nagel

    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... 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...

  • New England Beyond Criticismby Elisa New

    Wiley 2014; US$ 35.95 US$ 32.36

    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... more...

  • Reconceptualizing American Literary/Cultural Studiesby William E. Cain; William E. Cain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literatureby Theda Wrede

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 78.00

    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...

  • The Midwestern Pastoralby William Barillas

    Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    The midwestern pastoral is a literary tradition of place and rural experience that celebrates an attachment to land that is mystical as well as practical, based on historical and scientific knowledge as well as personal experience. It is exemplified in the poetry, fiction, and essays of writers who express an informed love of the nature and regional... more...

  • Negotiating a Perilous Empowermentby Erica Abrams Locklear

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    In many parts of Appalachia, family ties run deep, constituting an important part of an individual’s sense of self. In some cases, when Appalachian learners seek new forms of knowledge, those family ties can be challenged by the accusation that they have gotten above their raisings, a charge that can have a lasting impact on family and community acceptance.... more...

  • Edgar Allan Poeby James M. Hutchisson; Amy C. Branam; Dennis Eddings; Benjamin F. Fisher; Peter Goodwin; Kevin J. Hayes; Leon Jackson; John F. Jebb; Daniel Phillippon; Laura Saltz; C T. Walters; Justin Wert

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    Most frequently regarded as a writer of the supernatural, Poe was actually among the most versatile of American authors, writing social satire, comic hoaxes, mystery stories, science fiction, prose poems, literary criticism and theory, and even a play. As a journalist and editor, Poe was closely in touch with the social, political, and cultural trends... more...

  • Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and Whiteby Sarah Gilbreath Ford

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and White , Sarah Gilbreath Ford explores how both black and white southern writers such as Joel Chandler Harris, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Ellen Douglas, and Ernest Gaines have employed oral storytelling in literature. Tracing Southern Storytelling... more...

  • Conversations with Kentucky Writers IIby Linda Elisabeth Beattie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this sequel to Conversations with Kentucky Writers , L. Elisabeth Beattie brings together in-depth interviews with sixteen of the state's premiere wordsmiths. This new volume offers the perspectives of poets, journalists, and scholars as they discuss their views on creativity, the teaching of writing, and the importance of Kentucky in their... more...