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  • The San Francisco Renaissanceby Michael Davidson

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 43.00

    The San Francisco Renaissance is the first review of this major American literary movement. more...

  • Hearing Sappho in New Orleansby Ruth Salvaggio

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    While sifting through trash in her flooded New Orleans home, Ruth Salvaggio discovered an old volume of Sappho's poetry stained with muck and mold. In her efforts to restore the book, Salvaggio realized that the process reflected how Sappho's own poems were unearthed from the refuse of the ancient world. Undertaking such a task in New Orleans, she... more...

  • First Booksby Philip D. Beidler

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    This case study in cultural mythmaking shows how antebellum Alabama created itself out of its own printed texts, from treatises on law and history to satire, poetry, and domestic novels.   Early 19th-century Alabama was a society still in the making. Now Philip Beidler tells how the first books written and published in the state influenced... more...

  • Southern Crossingsby Daniel Cross Turner

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 43.00

    “Daniel Cross Turner has made a key contribution to the critical study and appreciation of the diverse field of contemporary Southern poetics. “Southern Crossings” crosses a gulf in contemporary poetry criticism while using the idea—or ideas, many and contrary—of “Southernness” to appraise poetries created... 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...

  • Statutes of Libertyby Geoff Ward

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 43.00

    Statutes of Liberty (1993) was the first book on The New York School of Poets, and offers the definitive critical account of its key figures: John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara and James Schuyler. This second edition contains up-to-date material on the group and its growing influence on postmodern poetics. A new postscript focuses on the work of Ashbery,... more...

  • The Edge of the Swampby Jr. Louis D. Rubin

    LSU Press 1999; US$ 19.95

    The flowering of literary imagination known as the American Renaissance had few roots in the South. While Hawthorne, Emerson, Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman were creating a body of work that would endure, the only southern writer making a lasting contribution was Edgar Allan Poe. This failure on the part of antebellum southern writers has long been... more...

  • Jane Austen the Readerby Olivia Murphy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Jane Austen the Reader explains Austen's excellence and endurance by showing how her writing developed as a response to the writing of others: as parody, satire, criticism and even, on occasion, homage. Seeing Austen as a critic offers new insights into her creativity, and new interpretations of her novels. more...

  • Reading for Liberalismby Stephen J. Mexal

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 65.00

    Founded in 1868, the Overland Monthly was a San Francisco?based literary magazine whose mix of humor, pathos, and romantic nostalgia for a lost frontier was an immediate sensation on the East Coast. Due in part to a regional desire to attract settlers and financial investment, the essays and short fiction published in the Overland Monthly often... more...

  • Riley Farm-Rhymesby James Whitcomb Riley

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    First published in 1883, this charming book includes many of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, including "Thoughts fer the Discuraged Farmer" and "When the Frost Is on the Punkin." Also graced by noted Brown County artist Will Vawter's folksy illustrations of farm scenes from our past, this Library of Indiana Classics edition faithfully reproduces... more...