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  • Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Cultureby Rona Cran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Emphasizing the diversity of collage in the twentieth century, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a crisis in representation that threatened to destabilize their work. Throughout,... more...

  • Romantic Naturalists, Early Environmentalistsby Dewey W. Hall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In his study of Romantic naturalists and early environmentalists, Hall claims the creation of the National Trust in the United Kingdom and the National Parks in the United States were both shaped by literature. Central to Hall's project are links among Gilbert White, William Wordsworth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Octavia Hill and John Muir in the context... 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...

  • Transversal Ecocritical Praxisby Patrick D. Murphy

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    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...

  • Women Writing Natureby Barbara Cook

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 29.99

    Women Writing Nature addresses the question, 'Do women write about nature differently?' In the process, the collection considers women's writings about the natural world in light of recent and current feminist and ecofeminist theory. more...

  • Emerson and Self-Relianceby George Kateb

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great moral philosopher. One of his principle contributions is the theory of self-reliance, a view of democratic individuality. 'Nietzsche was Emerson's best reader,' and George Kateb provides an accessible reading of Emerson that is friendly to the interests of Nietzsche and to later Nietzscheans such as Weber, Heidegger,... more...

  • The Sovereign Outsiderby Mathias Hagen König

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 33.39

    The ?Sovereign Outsider" is a literary character of 19th Century American literature that cannot be classified within the cultural, economical, religious, and political (non-)discursive formation of antebellum America. His resistance to associate with any political and social network alludes to the anarchist philosophy of postanarchism that employs... more...

  • The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literatureby Julianne Newmark

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    The first three decades of the twentieth century saw the largest period of immigration in U.S. history. This immigration, however, was accompanied by legal segregation, racial exclusionism, and questions of residents? national loyalty and commitment to a shared set of ?American? beliefs and identity. The faulty premise that homogeneity?as the symbol... more...

  • The Early Republic and Rise of National Identity: 1783-1861by Jeffrey H. Hacker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The Early Republic and the Rise of National Identity , a new title in the six-title series History Through Literature: American Voices, American Themes , provides insights and analysis regarding the history, literature, and cultural climate of the formative period of the Early Republic through the early 1860s. It brings together informational text... more...

  • A Companion to the Regional Literatures of Americaby Charles L. Crow

    Wiley 2008; US$ 231.95

    The Blackwell Companion to American Regional Literature is the most comprehensive resource yet published for study of this popular field. The most inclusive survey yet published of American regional literature. Represents a wide variety of theoretical and historical approaches. Surveys the literature of specific regions from California to... more...