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- 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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Drawing on a rich array of texts from a long history of the gothic, this book contends that the doom faced by the world in popular culture is related to the current global instability, renegotiation of worldwide power and the American bid for hegemony. Revealing the ways in which images of destruction and social upheaval both query the violence with... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 119.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 59.99
This study aims to describe the ways in which white American authors constructed "race" in their work from the time of the first colonists up to the period of the Civil War. The book focuses on a number of texts that deal with the relations among Indians, blacks and whites. more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 110.99
An extended literary description and analysis of Emerson's journals, which argues that these works constitute one of the greatest commentaries on 19th century America, realizing Emerson's standards of literary excellence more fully than his other writings. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 34.99
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was the acknowledged leader of the Transcendentalist movement. His poetic legacy, education ideals, and religious concepts are integral to the formation of American intellectual life. This work discusses biographical details of Emerson's life as well as women's rights, slavery, transcendentalism, and religion. more...