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  • A Community Writing Itselfby Sarah Rosenthal

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

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

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

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 52.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...