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  • 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 Drawing from personal interviews with many of the participants, from unpublished letters, and from rare sound recordings, Daniel Kane brings together for the first time the people,...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...

  • 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...

  • The Booklover's Guide to New Orleansby Susan Larson

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    The literary tradition of New Orleans spans centuries and touches every genre; its living heritage winds through storied neighborhoods and is celebrated at numerous festivals across the city. For booklovers, a visit to the Big Easy isn't complete without whiling away the hours in an antiquarian bookstore in the French Quarter or stepping out on a... more...

  • California and the Fictions of Capitalby George L. Henderson

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 144.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dear Appalachiaby Emily Satterwhite

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    Much criticism has been directed at negative stereotypes of Appalachia perpetuated by movies, television shows, and news media. Books, on the other hand, often draw enthusiastic praise for their celebration of the simplicity and authenticity of the Appalachian region. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 employs the... more...

  • Deciphering Poeby Alexandra Urakova

    Lehigh University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Deciphering Poe expands the contextual framework of Poe?s work and explores the subversive nature of his art: its use of codes, secret writing, and ratiocination. It offers fresh perspectives Poe?s debt to baroque tradition, his response to Catholicism, his tribute to philosophical idea of sublimity, and his controversial afterlife reception. 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...

  • Edgar Allan Poeby Jeffrey Meyers

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This biography of Edgar Allan Poe, a giant of American Literature who invented both the horror and detective genre, is a portrait of extremes: a disinherited heir, a brilliant bu underpaid author, a temerate man and uncontrollable addict. more...