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  • 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...

  • Elizabeth Robins, 1862-1952by Joanne E. Gates

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    From Childhood, Elizabeth Robins dreamed of a successful career on the stage. Her first impulse to visit England, in 1888, stemmed from her desire to secure better opportunities as an actress, and she soon gained celebrity playing Ibsen?s heroines. While buoyed by this success, she began writing fiction that treated the feminist issues of her time:... more...

  • The Whale Yearsby Gregory O'Brien

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    Between 2011 and 2014, poet and artist Gregory O'Brien found himself following the migratory routes of whales and seabirds across vast tracts of the South Pacific Ocean, resulting in work that O'Brien describes as 'acts of devotion ? a homage to a series of remarkable locations and to the natural histories of those places'. In three parts, this collection... more...

  • Edgar Allen Poeby David Halliburton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 54.95

    By attempting to suspend moral, ideological, or psychological assumptions, a phenomenological interpretation of literature hopes to reach "the things themselves," the essential phenomena of being, space, and time, as they are constituted, by consciousness, in words. Although there has been a tradition of phenomenological criticism in Europe for the... more...

  • Paket für Kowalskiby Detlev Jänicke

    tredition 2015; US$ 4.64

    Old Firehand erzählt seinen Enkelkindern Vera und Paul an fünf Abenden im Advent seine höchst eigenwillige Version des Märchens vom Froschkönig, eine spannende Abenteuergeschichte um einen Prinzen und seine drei Lehrer, so wild und aufregend, gruselig und geheimnisvoll, dass die Kinder die Fortsetzungen kaum erwarten können. Sie erleben spektakuläre... more...

  • A Southern Writer and the Civil Warby Jeffery J. Rogers

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book lies at the intersection of Civil War history and the history of American literature. Rogers challenges prevailing assumptions about the nature of southern identity during the American Civil War and describes an important period in the life of William Gilmore Simms, one of nineteenth-century America's most widely read authors. more...

  • The World Is Our Homeby Jeffrey J. Folks; Nancy Summers Folks

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Since the early 1970s southern fiction has been increasingly attentive to social issues, including the continuing struggles for racial justice and gender equality, the loss of a sense of social community, and the decline of a coherent regional identity. The essays in The World Is Our Home focus on writers who have explicitly addressed social and... more...

  • Conversations with Kentucky Writersby Linda Elisabeth Beattie; Wade Hall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Kentucky and Kentuckians are full of stories, which may be why so many present-day writers have Kentucky roots. Whether they left and returned, like Wendell Berry and Bobbie Ann Mason, or adopted Kentucky as home, like James Still and Jim Wayne Miller, or grew up and left for good, like Michael Dorris and Barbara Kingsolver, they have one connection:... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Southern Literatureby J. A. Jr. Bryant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Authors discussed include: Wendell Berry, Erskine Caldwell, Truman Capote, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Shelby Foote, Zora Neal Hurston, Bobbie Ann Mason, Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor, William Styron, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Wright, and many more. By World War... more...

  • The Humor of the Old Southby M. Thomas Inge; Edward J. Piacentino

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    The humor of the Old South -- tales, almanac entries, turf reports, historical sketches, gentlemen's essays on outdoor sports, profiles of local characters -- flourished between 1830 and 1860. The genre's popularity and influence can be traced in the works of major southern writers such as William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Eudora Welty, Flannery... more...