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  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • Dixie Limitedby Joseph R. Millichap

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In the South, railroads have two meanings: they are an economic force that can sustain a town and they are a metaphor for the process of southern industrialization. Recognizing this duality, Joseph Millichap's Dixie Limited is a detailed reading of the complex and often ambivalent relationships among technology, culture, and literature that railroads... 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...

  • Southern Writers at Century's Endby Jeffrey J. Folks; James A. Perkins

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Since the end of World War II, the South has experienced a greater awareness of growth and of its accompanying tensions than other regions of the United States. The rapid change that climaxed with the war in Vietnam, the Cold War, civil rights demonstrations, and Watergate has forced the traditional South to come to terms with social upheaval. As... more...

  • Edgar Allen Poeby David Halliburton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 54.95

    By attempting to suspend moral, ideological, or psychological assumptions, a phenomenological interpretation of literature hopes to reach "the things themselves," the essential phenomena of being, space, and time, as they are constituted, by consciousness, in words. Although there has been a tradition of phenomenological criticism in Europe for the... more...

  • Evermoreby Harry Lee Poe

    Baylor University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Revisiting the dark myth of an American literary sensation more...