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  • High Resolutionby Henry S. Sussman

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 124.99

    This book combines literary theory and close textual readings of works by Hawthorne, Melville, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound and Italo Calvino to explore the socio-political correlatives to literary studies. more...

  • A Historical Guide to Edgar Allan Poeby J. Gerald Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    Contains an introduction that considers the tension between Poe's "otherworldly" settings and his historically marked representations of violence. This book covers topics such as Poe and the American Publishing Industry, Poe's Sensationalism, Poe's relationship to gender constructions, and Poe and American Privacy. 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...

  • 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...

  • Margaret Fuller, Volume Iby Charles Capper

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 44.99

    Part of a two-volume biography of Margaret Fuller, who was recognized as a key social and literary figure of 19th-century America. This book deals with her childhood and education, her teaching, and her involvement with the Transcendentalists and their leader, Ralph Waldo Emerson. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New England Beyond Criticismby Elisa New

    Wiley 2014; US$ 112.95

    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...

  • Nineteenth-Century Southern Literatureby J. V. Ridgely

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Few inhabitants of the South in 1800 thought of it as a "region" or of themselves as "southerners." In time, the need to defend the entire southern way of life became obsessive for many writers, too often precluding efforts at originality in form or style. Especially after the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, southern identity and southern nationalism... more...