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  • Desire and the Divineby Kathaleen E. Amende

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    In this groundbreaking study, Kathaleen E. Amende explores the works and lives of late-twentieth-century southern women writers to show how conservative Christian ideals of femininity shaped notions of religion, sexuality, and power in the South. Drawing from the work of authors such as Rosemary Daniell and Connie May Fowler, whose characters -- like... 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...

  • Edgar Allan Poe - American Writers 89by Roger Asselineau

    University of Minnesota Press 1970; US$ 36.00

    Edgar Allan Poe - American Writers 89 was first published in 1970. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • Margaret Fuller and Her Circlesby Brigitte Bailey; Katheryn P. Viens; Conrad Edick Wright

    University of New Hampshire Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    Essays on the American Transcendentalist 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fictionby Martyn Bone

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    For generations, southern novelists and critics have grappled with a concept that is widely seen as a trademark of their literature: a strong attachment to geography, or a "sense of place." In the 1930s, the Agrarians accorded special meaning to rural life, particularly the farm, in their definitions of southern identity. For them, the South seemed... more...

  • The Muse in Bronzevilleby Robert Bone; Richard A. Courage; Amritjit Singh

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    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...