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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • American Flaneurby James Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    American Flaneur investigates the connections between Edgar A. Poe and the nineteenth-century flaneur - or strolling urban observer - suggested in Walter Benjamin's discussion of Baudelaire. This study illustrates the centrality of the flaneur to Poe's literary aims, and uses the flaneur to illuminate Poe's intimate yet ambivalent relationship to... 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...

  • Marriage, Violence and the Nation in the American Literary Westby William R. Handley

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    Handley explains that once its enemies are gone, imperialism brings violence home in retrospective narratives that allegorise national pasts and futures through intimate relationships. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poeby Kevin J. Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    Examines Poe's major writings in a variety of literary, cultural and political contexts. more...