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  • Reading U.S. Latina Writersby Alvina E. Quintana

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    This essential teaching guide focuses on an emerging body of literature by U.S. Latina and Latin American Women writers. It will assist non-specialist educators in syllabus revision, new course design and classroom presentation. The inclusive focus of the book - that is, combining both US Latina and Latin American women writers - is significant because... more...

  • Gone Is Goneby Wanda Gág

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 15.00

    Gone Is Gone addresses an age-old question between couples?who works harder? This long-out-of-print children?s book is based on a charming Bohemian tale recited to Wanda Gág when she was a child, and is now available to enchant audiences of all ages. The tale?s sly peasant humor and conversational style combined with Gág?s expressive black-and-white... more...

  • Early American Nature Writersby Daniel Patterson

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 125.00

    Discusses the lives and works of 52 early American nature writers. more...

  • Multilingual Americaby Lawrence Alan Rosenwald

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    Explores the ways in which writers of American literature have represented encounters between communities speaking different languages. more...

  • Indian Chief as Tragic Heroby Gordon M. Sayre

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    The leaders of anticolonial wars of resistance--Metacom, Pontiac, Tecumseh, and Cuauhtemoc--spread fear across the frontiers of North America. Yet once defeated, these men became iconic martyrs for postcolonial national identity in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. By the early 1800s a craze arose for Indian tragedy on the U.S. stage, such as... more...

  • Perfecting Friendshipby Ivy Schweitzer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    Contemporary notions of friendship regularly place it in the private sphere, associated with feminized forms of sympathy and affection. As Ivy Schweitzer explains, however, this perception leads to a misunderstanding of American history. In an exploration of early American literature and culture, Schweitzer uncovers friendships built on a classical... more...

  • Psychoanalysis and Black Novelsby Claudia Tate

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 33.99

    Although psychoanalytic theory is one of the most potent and influential tools in contemporary literary criticism, to date it has had very little impact on the study of African American literature. Critical methods from the disciplines of history, sociology, and cultural studies have dominated work in the field. Now, in this exciting new book by the... more...

  • Beyond the Golden Doorby Julius Novick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 33.00

    Beyond the Golden Door is the first book devoted to showing how Jewish playwrights of the twentieth century have dramatized the Jewish encounter with America. Questions dealt within this study include - How do you balance old world heritage with new world opportunity? What does it mean to be a Jew - or to be an American, for that matter? more...

  • Our Sisters' Keepersby Jill Annette Bergman; Debra Bernardi; Sarah E. Chinn; Mary Templin; Whitney A. Womack; Monika M. Elbert; Terry D. Novak; James Salazar; Karen Tracey; Lori Merish

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    American culture has long had a conflicted relationship with assistance to the poor. Cotton Mather and John Winthrop were staunch proponents of Christian charity as fundamental to colonial American society, while transcendentalists harbored deep skepticism towards benevolence in favor of Emersonian self-reliance and Thoreau’s insistence on... more...

  • Impersonalityby Sharon Cameron

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Philosophers have long debated the subjects of person and personhood. Sharon Cameron ushers this debate into the literary realm by considering impersonality in the works of major American writers and figures of international modernism—writers for whom personal identity is inconsequential and even imaginary. In essays on William Empson, Jonathan... more...