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  • Thousands of Broadwaysby Robert Pinsky

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 16.00

    Broadway, the main street that runs through Robert Pinsky’s home town of Long Branch, New Jersey, was once like thousands of other main streets in small towns across the country. But for Pinsky, one of America’s most admired poets and its former Poet Laureate, this Broadway is the point of departure for a lively journey through the small... more...

  • The Global Remapping of American Literatureby Paul Giles

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 49.95

    This book charts how the cartographies of American literature as an institutional category have varied radically across different times and places. Arguing that American literature was consolidated as a distinctively nationalist entity only in the wake of the U.S. Civil War, Paul Giles identifies this formation as extending until the beginning of... more...

  • Playing in the Darkby Toni Morrison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    Beloved and Jazz now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race. Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the "Africanist" presence in the fiction of Poe, Melville, Cather, and Hemingway... more...

  • A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Alan M. Levine; Daniel S. Malachuk

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    From before the Civil War until his death in 1882, Ralph Waldo Emerson was renowned -- and renounced -- as one of the United States' most prominent abolitionists and as a leading visionary of the nation's liberal democratic future. Following his death, however, both Emerson's political activism and his political thought faded from public memory, replaced... more...

  • African American Writers and Classical Traditionby William W. Cook; James Tatum

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Constraints on freedom, education, and individual dignity have always been fundamental in determining who is able to write, when, and where. Considering the singular experience of the African American writer, William W. Cook and James Tatum here argue that African American literature did not develop apart from canonical Western literary traditions... more...

  • Intimate & Authentic Economies of the American Self-Made Manby Tom Nissley

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 150.00

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Race, Citizenship, and Law in American Literatureby Gregg D. Crane

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    Examines the interaction between civic identity, race and justice in American law and literature. more...

  • The Future of Environmental Criticismby Lawrence Buell

    Wiley 2009; US$ 119.95

    Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism, this manifesto provides a critical summary of the ecocritical movement. A critical summary of the emerging discipline of “ecocriticism”. Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism. Traces the history of the ecocritical movement from its... more...

  • Reimagining Indiansby Sherry L. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 44.99

    Reimagining Indians investigates a group of Anglo-American writers whose books about Native Americans helped reshape Americans' understanding of Indian peoples at the turn of the twentieth century. Hailing from the Eastern United States, these men and women traveled to the American West and discovered "exotics" in their midst. Drawn to Indian... more...

  • The impact of IT on indigenous peoplesby Clive Loughlin

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2003; US$ 199.00

    This e-book brings together 11 articles from several different continents and cultures, which illustrate how tribal nations are using information technology to explore their culture, document these efforts and share elements of their perspectives with the larger world more...