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- Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 16.95
The life of Edgar Allan Poe (1809?49) is the quintessential writer?s biography?great works arising from a life of despair, poverty, alcoholism, and a mysterious solitary death. It may seem like a cliché now, but it was Poe who helped shape this idea in th more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 27.99
Philadelphia Stories analyzes the narratives about race, character, manners, violence, and freedom that unfold across a range of texts written in and about Philadelphia between 1790 and 1860. A historic and symbolic city on the border between slavery and freedom, Philadelphia was home to one of the largest and most influential "free" African American... more...
- LSU Press 2010; US$ 22.95
In the most extensive work to date on major poets from the mountain South, John Lang explores the pervasive religious and spiritual concerns of many of the mountain South?s finest writers, including Fred Chappell, Robert Morgan, Jeff Daniel Marion, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Jim Wayne Miller, and Charles Wright. He employs close readings of the poets?... more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 15.99
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...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 2.99
Dig into the mysteries of the mind and the material world in this captivating essay from master of suspense Edgar Allan Poe. Written in a lyrical literary style, this meditation provides many details about Poe's unique view of the universe, including the rational faculties of the human mind and the existence of an afterlife. Fans of Poe's fiction... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1972; US$ 29.95
Originally published in 1972, A Literary History of Iowa, which features writers published in book form between 1856 and the late 1960s, returns to print. One of Iowa's native sons, Ellis Parker Butler, once said that in Iowa 12 dollars were spent for fertilizer each time a dollar was spent for literature. Many readers will be surprised to learn from... more...
- 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...
- Bucknell University Press 2012; US$ 94.99
John Neal and Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture is a critical reassessment of American novelist, editor, critic, and activist John Neal, arguing for his importance to the ongoing reassessment of the American Renaissance and the broader cultural history of the Nineteenth Century. Contributors (including scholars from the United... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 33.95
The Muse in Bronzeville, a dynamic reappraisal of a neglected period in African American cultural history, is the first comprehensive critical study of the creative awakening that occurred on Chicago's South Side from the early 1930s to the cold war. Coming of age during the hard Depression years and in the wake of the Great Migration, this ... more...