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  • 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...

  • Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphopby Stephany Rose

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop, a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social commentary on the construction of whiteness, as an identity and power source. Works of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Adam Mansbach are... 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 Josť 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...

  • Main Street and Empireby Ryan Poll

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    In Main Street and Empire , Ryan Poll argues that the small town, as evoked by the image of ?Main Street,? is not a relic of the past but rather a metaphorical screen upon which the nation?s ?everyday? stories and subjects are projected on both a national and global level. It brings together a wide range of literary, cultural, and political texts... more...

  • Boys Don't Cry?by Milette Shamir; Jennifer Travis

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    We take for granted the idea that white, middle-class, straight masculinity connotes total control of emotions, emotional inexpressivity, and emotional isolation. That men repress their feelings as they seek their fortunes in the competitive worlds of business and politics seems to be a given. This collection of essays by prominent literary and cultural... more...

  • Fictions of Adolescent Carnalityby Lydia Kokkola

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    Fictions of Adolescent Carnality considers one of the most controversial topics related to adolescents: their experience of desire. In fiction for adolescents, carnal desire is variously presented as a source of angst, an overwhelming experience over which one has no control, bestial, disgusting and, just occasionally, a source of pleasure. The on-set... more...

  • Transversal Ecocritical Praxisby Patrick D. Murphy

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    In Transversal Ecocritical Praxis: Theoretical Arguments, Literary Analysis, and Cultural Critique, Patrick D. Murphy, Ph.D, utilizes ecocriticism and ecofeminism to develop his concept of transversal practice: an interdisciplinary combination of theory and applied criticism. Traversing a wide range of examples, literary, cultural and economic, this... more...