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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Behind the Curtainby Wayne R. Kime

    University of Delaware Press 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 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...

  • 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

    ?What Maher describes is both a literary aesthetic and an ethos, and she chronicles a significant development in the literary culture of Plains writers.??Rick Van Noy, author of Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the Sense of Place 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    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$ 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...