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  • 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...

  • Native American and Chicano/a Literature of the American Southwestby Christina M. Hebebrand

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 115.00

    This book studies Native American and Chicano/a writers of the American Southwest as a coherent cultural group with common features and distinct efforts to deal with and to resist the dominant Euro-American culture. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 34.00

    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$ 26.00

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

  • Making Love Modernby Nina Miller

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 45.00

    In the teens and twenties, New York was home to a rich variety of literary subcultures. Within these intermingled worlds, gender lines and other boundaries were crossed in ways that were hardly imaginable in previous decades. Among the bohemians of Greenwich Village, the sophisticates of the Algonquin Round Table, and the literati of the Harlem Renaissance,... more...

  • A Southern Renaissanceby Richard H. King

    Oxford University Press 1982; US$ 34.99

    This perceptive study of a major cultural movement shows how Southern writers of 1930 t0 1955 tried to come to terms with Southern tradition, and discusses the resulting body of significant literature - fiction, poetry, memoirs, and historical writing. more...

  • The Future of Southern Lettersby Jefferson Humphries; John Lowe

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    The New South--replete with shopping malls, hub airports, educated African Americans, and immigrants from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Haiti--is still haunted by the Gothic ghosts of its past. Does the collision between past and present account for the continued preeminence of Southern writers in America's literary culture? Bobbie Ann Mason, Ernest Gaines,... more...

  • California and the Fictions of Capitalby George L. Henderson

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 124.99

    Essays on California's economy, culture, and literature from the 1880s to the 1920s, showing how rural places were made over in the image of capital. They examine the geography and political economy of agrarian capitalism and literature before John Steinbeck redefined the scene in the 1930s. more...

  • Canons and Contextsby Paul Lauter

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 38.00

    The essays in this volume represent the author's effort to reconstruct American literature by establishing a theory of "canonical criticism", which aims to open up the canon of American literature to the works of women, minorities and working-class writers. more...

  • American Bloomsburyby Susan Cheever

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.99

    Even the most devoted readers of nineteenth-century American literature often assume that the men and women behind the masterpieces were as dull and staid as the era's static daguerreotypes. Susan Cheever's latest work, however, brings new life to the well-known literary personages who produced such cherished works as The Scarlet Letter, Moby-Dick,... more...