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  • American Literature and Scienceby Robert Scholnick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Literature and science are two disciplines are two disciplines often thought to be unrelated, if not actually antagonistic. But Robert J. Scholnick points out that these areas of learning, up through the beginning of the nineteenth century, "were understood as parts of a unitary endeavor." By mid-century they had diverged, but literature and science... more...

  • Writers and Minersby David C. Duke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Coal miners evoke admiration and sympathy from the public, and writers -- some seeking a muse, others a cause -- traditionally champion them. David C. Duke explores more than one hundred years of this tradition in literature, poetry, drama, and film. Duke argues that as most writers spoke about rather than to the mining community, miners became stock... more...

  • The Voice of the Child in American Literatureby Mary Jane Hurst

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The first comprehensive examination of the language of children in literature. Makes a significant and innovative contribution to literary research. more...

  • Settlers of the American Westby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Depictions of the American west in literature, art and film perpetuate romantic stereotypes of the pioneers--the gold-crazed '49er, the intrepid sodbuster. While ennobling the woodsman, the farmwife and the lawman, this tunnel vision of American history has shortchanged the whaler, the assayer, the innkeeper and the inventor. The westward advance... more...

  • Ecosublimeby Lee Rozelle

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Lee Rozelle probes the metaphor of environmental catastrophe in American literature of the last 150 years. In each instance, Rozelle finds evidence that the ecosublime--nature experienced as an instance of wonder and fear--profoundly reflects spiritual and political responses to the natural world, America?s increasingly anti-ecological trajectory,... more...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 247.00 US$ 214.07

    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... more...

  • Removalsby Lucy Maddox

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    This book resituates some familiar nineteenth-century texts within the context of public debates about the place of American Indians in the civil and cultural institutions of the new American nation. Rereading texts by Melville, Hawthorne, Child, Sedgwick, Thoreau, Fuller, and Parkman, Maddox demonstrates the pervasiveness of the anxieties produced... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Joel Porte; Saundra Morris

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    A collection of newly commissioned essays provides a critical introduction to pastor and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson. more...

  • Emerson and the Art of the Diaryby Lawrence Rosenwald

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    This, the first extended literary description and analysis of Emerson's journals, argues that they, and not his essays, are Emerson's masterpiece, constituting one of the greatest commentaries on nineteenth-century America by one of our most acute formal intelligences. First developing the critical methodology needed to examine the journal form, Rosenwald... more...

  • Literary Culture and U.S Imperialismby John Carlos Rowe

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Rowe offers a sweeping re-assessment of American imperialism, arguing that the growing nation was driven primarily by a quest for marketers, rather than for land. more...