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  • 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...

  • Elizabeth Robinsby Angela V John

    The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Beautiful and talented, versatile and charismatic, Elizabeth Robins was one of the foremost actresses of her day. Yet this enduring character was also an active and lifelong feminist, and her life as a suffragette saw her working alongside the Pankhursts in the Women's and Social and Political Union. A prolific novelist and playwright, her play Votes... more...

  • Entitled to the Pedestalby Nghana tamu Lewis

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Nghana Lewis offers a close reading of the works and private correspondences, essays, and lectures of five southern white women writers: Julia Peterkin, Gwen Bristow, Caroline Gordon, Willa Cather, and Lillian Smith. At the core of this work is a sophisticated reexamination of the myth of southern white womanhood. more...

  • Escape from New Yorkby Davarian L. Baldwin; Minkah Makalani

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 82.50

    In this volume, the Harlem Renaissance ?escapes from New York? into its proper global context, recovering the broader New Negro experience as social movements, popular cultures, and public behavior spanned the globe. Highlighting how New Negroes and their allies already lived, the book stresses the need for scholarship to catch up with the historical... more...

  • The Fading Smileby Peter Davison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00

    "A beautiful and richly instructive book, a worthy and welcome sequel to Eileen Simpson's Poets in Their Youth." Louis S. Auchincloss An intimately perceptive account, by a poet who knew them all, of the brilliant circle of poets who lived and worked in Boston through the half-decade beginning in 1955. That was the year Peter Davison, coming to Boston... more...

  • Farmingby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 15.95

    The America many people would like to believe in is convincingly explored in this volume of poems by a writer close to the heart of things. The sanity and eloquence of these poems spring from the land in Kentucky where Wendell Berry was born, married, lives, farms, and writes. From classic pastoral themes both lyrical and reflective, to a verse play,... 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...

  • Frank Norris Rememberedby Jesse S. Crisler; Joseph R. McElrath

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 44.95

    Frank Norris Remembered is a collection of reminiscences by Norris?s contemporaries, friends, and family that illuminate the life of one of America?s most popular novelists.   Considering his undergraduate education spent studying art at Académie Julian in Paris and creative writing at Harvard and his journalism career reporting from the... more...

  • The Future of Southern Lettersby Jefferson Humphries; John Lowe

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • Generations of Texas Poetsby Dave Oliphant

    Wings Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Dave Oliphant is widely considered the finest poetry critic ever produced by Texas. This volume brings together some 40 years of essays, articles, and reviews on the topic of Texas poetry -- its history as well as addressing individual poets and their books. Only one other book in the last two decades addressed the topic, and Generations of Texas... more...