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  • Elizabeth Robins, 1862-1952by Joanne E. Gates

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    From Childhood, Elizabeth Robins dreamed of a successful career on the stage. Her first impulse to visit England, in 1888, stemmed from her desire to secure better opportunities as an actress, and she soon gained celebrity playing Ibsen?s heroines. While buoyed by this success, she began writing fiction that treated the feminist issues of her time:... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), son of itinerant actors, holds a secure place in the firmament of history as America's first master of suspense. Displaying scant interest in native scenes or materials, Edgar Allan Poe seems the most un-American of American writers during the era of literary nationalism; yet he was at the same time a pragmatic magazinist,... more...

  • Romancing the Shadowby J. Gerald Kennedy; Liliane Weissberg

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    Poe promulgated racist stereotyps in his depictions of black servants, yet he complicated these stereotypes with veiled, subversive implications. These essays debate Poe's role in inventing the African of the white imagination. more...

  • High Resolutionby Henry S. Sussman

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 124.99

    This book examines the predicament of literacy in mass culture from the perspective of contemporary critical theory. Sussman argues that the question of literacy has been of central concern to authors ranging from Hawthorne and Melville to Pound, Calvino, and Milan Kundera--and has shaped their most significant works. He traces the conflict between... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • California and the Fictions of Capitalby George L. Henderson

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 144.99

    These essays on California's economy, culture, and literature between the 1880s and 1920s show how rural places were made over in the image of capital. The story told here is of the real and imaginary spaces that capital occupied, including its encounters with the realities and representations of race, gender, and class. Beginning with the geography... more...