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 Drawing from personal interviews with many of the participants, from unpublished letters, and from rare sound recordings, Daniel Kane brings together for the first time the people,...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

  • 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 Kevin J. Hayes

    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...

  • 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...

  • Margaret Fuller, 2by Charles Capper

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 23.99

    Filled with dramatic, ironic, and sometimes tragic turns, this superb biography captures the story of one of America's most extraordinary figures, producing at once the best life of Fuller ever written and one of the great biographies in American history. In Volume II, Charles Capper illuminates Fuller's "public years," focusing on... more...

  • Six Poets from the Mountain Southby John Lang

    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...

  • Selected Storiesby O. Henry; Guy Davenport

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00

    Eighty stories that display O. Henry's comic eye and unique, ironic approach to life's realities. These stories about con men and tricksters and 'innocent' deceivers, about fate, luck, and coincidence, have delighted generations of readers. Set in New York and the West, in Central America and the South, they demonstrate O. Henry's mastery of speech... 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...

  • 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...

  • A Literary History of Iowaby Clarence A. Andrews

    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...