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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 2011; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Community Writing Itselfby Sarah Rosenthal

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Interviews about art and life with contemporary experimental American writers. more...

  • Rootedby David R. Pichaske

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    David Pichaske has been writing and teaching about midwestern literature for three decades. In Rooted, by paying close attention to text, landscape, and biography, he examines the relationship between place and art. His focus is on seven midwestern authors who came of age toward the close of the twentieth century, their lives and their work grounded... more...

  • Bad Land Pastoralism in Great Plains Fictionby Matthew J. C. Cella; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    At the core of this nuanced book is the question that ecocritics have been debating for decades: what is the relationship between aesthetics and activism, between art and community? By using a pastoral lens to examine ten fictional narratives that chronicle the dialogue between human culture and nonhuman nature on the Great Plains, Matthew Cella explores... more...

  • Poe in His Own Timeby Benjamin F. Fisher

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Noted Poe scholar Benjamin Fisher includes a comprehensive introduction and a detailed chronology of Poe?s sadly short life; each entry is introduced by a short headnote that places the selection in historical and cultural context, and explanatory notes provide information about people and places. From John Allan?s letter to Secretary of War John Eaton... more...

  • The Life And Works Of Edgar Allen Poeby Julian Symons

    House of Stratus 2014; US$ 8.99

    The Tell-Tale Heart strips away myths that have grown up around the life of Edgar Allen Poe, providing a fresh assessment of the man and his work. Symons reveals Poe as his contemporaries saw him ? a man struggling to make a living and whose life was beset by tragedy, such that he was driven to excessive drinking and unhealthy relationships. more...