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  • 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...

  • All-American Redneckby Matthew J. Ferrence

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    In contemporary culture, the stereotypical trappings of ?redneckism? have been appropriated for everything from movies like Smokey and the Bandit to comedy acts like Larry the Cable Guy. Even a recent president, George W. Bush, shunned his patrician pedigree in favor of cowboy ?authenticity? to appeal to voters. Whether identified with hard work... more...

  • The American Epicby John P. Jr McWilliams

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00

    In this 1990 book, McWilliams shows how and why the epic had to be transformed from imitative narrative poetry into new, open genres. more...

  • Beyond the Fruited Plainby Kathryn Cornell Dolan

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 60.00

    Agriculture in the United States has changed dramatically in the last two hundred years. Economic transformation marked by the expansion of the industrial economy and big business has contributed to an increase in industrial food production. Amid this change, policymakers and cultural critics have debated the best way to produce food and wealth for... more...

  • Black Frankensteinby Elizabeth Young

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    For all the scholarship devoted to Mary Shelley's English novel Frankenstein , there has been surprisingly little attention paid to its role in American culture, and virtually none to its racial resonances in the United States. In Black Frankenstein , Elizabeth Young identifies and interprets the figure of a black American Frankenstein monster as... more...

  • Blood Workby Shawn Salvant

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    The invocation of blood-as both an image and a concept-has long been critical in the formation of American racism. In Blood Work , Shawn Salvant mines works from the American literary canon to explore the multitude of associations that race and blood held in the consciousness of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Americans. Drawing upon... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

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

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 238.95

    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... more...

  • Dreams in Whiteby Duncan Graham

    Currency Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    When wealthy property developer Michael Devine goes missing, his wife Anne and their daughter Amy fear the worst. As the pieces of Michael's disappearence fall into place, the picture reveals a scandalous secret. On the other side of town, Paula and Gary Anderson have an unwanted visitor. Regretting ever having let Ray Wimple creep into their lives,... more...

  • Early American Literatureby Alfred Owen Aldridge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    A. Owen Aldridge shows that early American literature is not an isolated phenomenon, but one affected by the same influences which operated upon other literatures of the period. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...