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  • 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...

  • Postwestern Culturesby Susan Kollin

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Synthesizes topics of contemporary scholarship of the American West. This work examines subjects ranging from the use of frontier rhetoric in Japanese American internment camp narratives to the emergence of agricultural tourism in the New West to the application of geographer J B Jackson's theories to vernacular or abandoned western landscapes. more...

  • Song of the Oktahutcheby Alexander Posey; Matthew Wynn Sivils

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    Song of the Oktahutche collects for the first time all of Posey’s poetry, which has until now been scattered in various rare volumes, either unpublished or replete with textual errors. His highly regarded poems constitute the largest body of Native poetry from the turn of the twentieth century. Matthew Wynn Sivils draws on extensive archival research... more...

  • All Our Stories Are Hereby Brady Harrison

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 50.00

    This wide-ranging collection of essays addresses a diverse and expanded vision of Montana literature, offering new readings of both canonical and overlooked texts. Although a handful of Montana writers such as Richard Hugo, A. B. Guthrie Jr., D’Arcy McNickle, and James Welch have received considerable critical attention, sizable gaps remain in... more...

  • All Poets Welcomeby Daniel Kane

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 36.95

    This landmark book, together with its accompanying CD, captures the heady excitement of the vibrant, irreverent poetry scene of New York's Lower East Side in the 1960s. Drawing from personal interviews with many of the participants, from unpublished letters, and from rare sound recordings, Daniel Kane brings together for the first time the people,... more...

  • Dirty Warsby John Beck

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    Since World War II, the American West has become the nation’s military arsenal, proving ground, and disposal site. Through a wide-ranging discussion of recent literature produced in and about the West, Dirty Wars explores how the region’s iconic landscapes, invested with myths of national virtue, have obscured the West’s crucial role... more...

  • Philadelphia Storiesby Samuel Otter

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 23.99

    The site of William Penn's 'Holy Experiment' in religious toleration and representative government, Philadelphia was home to one of the largest and most influential 'free' African American communities in the United States. The city was seen as a laboratory for social experimentation, one with international consequences. While historians... more...