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  • The Exotic Booze Clubby Brian Armstrong

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 20.70

    It was a club created in flagrant violation of his employer's rules. A club for intrepid film-makers to share their hair-raising stories - of deadly snakes, acid lakes, enormous crocodiles and other examples of nature at its most dangerous - over a glass (or ten) of rotgut booze from the world's most dangerous zones. A memoir of alcoholic proportions! more...

  • The Puritan Origins of American Sexby Tracy Fessenden; Nicholas F. Radel; Magdalena J. Zaborowska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    From witch trials to pickaxe murderers, from brothels to convents, and from slavery to Toni Morrison's Paradise, these essays provide fascinating and provocative insights into our sexual and religious conventions and beliefs. more...

  • America's Darwinby Tina Gianquitto; Lydia Fisher

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While much has been written about the impact of Darwin’s theories on U.S. culture, and countless scholarly collections have been devoted to the science of evolution, few have addressed the specific details of Darwin’s theories as a cultural force affecting U.S. writers. America’s Darwin fills this gap and features a range of critical... more...

  • Transatlantic Transcendentalismby Samantha C. Harvey

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    The first book devoted to Coleridge’s influence on Emerson and the development of American Transcendentalism As Samantha Harvey demonstrates, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s thought galvanized Emerson at a pivotal moment in his intellectual development in the years 1826-1836, giving him new ways to harmonize the Romantic triad of nature, spirit... more...

  • Quest Westby Richard Lehan

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Few spaces remain as central to American consciousness as the western frontier. The vast territory, which for generations fueled the desires and conquests of artists, philosophers, and politicians alike, now offers new discoveries in Richard Lehan's Quest West. Through an intellectual and cultural history of the frontier experience, Lehan details... more...

  • Ecology and Life Writingby Alfred Hornung; Zhao Baisheng

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 51.81

    Hauptbeschreibung This volume examines the interrelations between ecological concerns and personal forms of writing in Europe, Asia, and America. It assembles contributions from an international conference of experts from four continents who provide new insights into the redefinition of the self in contact with nature in different parts of the world.... more...

  • The Emerson Brothersby Ronald A. Bosco

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 48.99

    Features a narrative and epistolary biography, based upon the correspondence exchanged among the four Emerson brothers and the women who were most important to them. The Emerson brothers' correspondence is the last body of personal writings remaining in manuscript from Ralph Waldo Emerson and his extended family. more...

  • Harold Fredericby Stanton Garner

    University of Minnesota Press 1970; US$ 36.00

    Harold Frederic - American Writers 83 was first published in 1969. 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...

  • The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brienby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    This collection of stories from Tim O'Brien paints an often-brutal portrait of soldiers' lives during the Vietnam War. More than two decades after its initial publication, this new classic of American fiction is being featured for the first time in the long-running Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations series. Complete with an introduction... more...

  • American Secretsby José Liste-Noya; Eduardo Barros-Grela

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2011; US$ 79.99

    Predicated upon the principles of political freedom, cultural openness, religious tolerance, individual self-reliance and ethnic diversity, the United States of America has been tempted recurrently by the lures of the secret. This political, historical and cultural phenomenon is explored here from many, often surprisingly overlapping angles in these... more...