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  • Emerson and the Conduct of Lifeby David M. Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00

    Robinson discusses each of Emerson's major later works noting their increasing orientation to a philosophy of the 'conduct of life'. more...

  • The Limits of American Literary Ideology in Pound and Emersonby Cary Wolfe

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 40.00

    Cary Wolfe analyses the dynamics and consequences of radical individualism and the sort of cultural critique it generates in Ralph Waldo Emerson and Ezra Pound. more...

  • Rhetoric and Evidenceby Peter Schneck

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    The book follows the changing relationship and intense debates between law and literature in U.S. American culture, by discussing exemplary novels by Charles B. Brown, J. Fenimore Cooper, Harper Lee, and William Gaddis. Since the early American republic, the critical representation of legal matters in literary fictions and cultural narratives about... more...

  • Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emersonby Chris Highland

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 9.95

    In this compact book, 60 selections from 30 years of Emersons writings reveal the essence of his spiritual vision. Like his friends John Muir and Henry David Thoreau, Emerson saw images of the divine in the natural world, and rather than seeking to conquer wilderness, sought inspiration from it. Complementing each passage is an inspirational quote... more...

  • Writing beyond Prophecyby Martin Kevorkian

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    Writing beyond Prophecy offers a new interpretation of the American Renaissance by drawing attention to a cluster of later, rarely studied works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. Identifying a line of writing from Emerson's Conduct of Life to Hawthorne's posthumously published Elixir of Life manuscript to Melville's... more...

  • Civil Rights in the White Literary Imaginationby Jonathan W. Gray

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 137.50

    The statement, "The Civil Rights Movement changed America," though true, has become something of a cliché. Civil rights in the White Literary Imagination seeks to determine how, exactly, the Civil Rights Movement changed the literary possibilities of four iconic American writers: Robert Penn Warren, Norman Mailer, Eudora Welty, and William Styron.... 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...

  • Toward a Literary Ecologyby Karen E. Waldron; Rob Friedman

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    In this book, editors Karen E. Waldron and Robert Friedman have assembled a collection of essays that study the interconnections between literature and the environment to theorize literary ecology. The disciplinary perspectives in these essays allow readers to comprehend places and environments, and to represent, express, or strive for that... more...

  • Walking in the Land of Many Godsby A. James Wohlpart

    University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    How are we placed on Earth? What is our relationship to the world around us, and how Walking in the Land of Many Gods envisions a new way of thinking about the world, one grounded in a moral imagination reconnected to Earth. Insightful readings of three contemporary classics of nature writing—Janisse Ray's Ecology of a Cracker Childhood ,... more...

  • Story/Timeby Bill T. Jones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time , a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Presenting personally revealing stories, richly illustrated... more...