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- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00
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... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 29.95
In the continental United States, rivers serve to connect state to state, interior with exterior, the past to the present, but they also divide places and peoples from one another. These connections and divisions have given rise to a diverse body of literature that explores American nature, ranging from travel accounts of seventeenth-century Puritan... more...
- Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 9.99
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...
- University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 34.95
Along with poets, philosophers, and deep ecologists, nature writers?who may be something of all three?address the world alienation of Western civilization. By example as well as with words, they teach us to turn from the self to the world, from ego to ecos. In these deeply felt meditative essays, Sherman Paul contemplates the cosmological... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00
Emerson's Sublime Science explores relationships among Emerson's poetics, theory of the sublime, and engagement with electromagnetism. The book illustrates how Davy's chemistry and Faraday's physics revealed to Emerson a sublime universe in which matter is boundless electrical force. It argues that Emerson translated this discovery into a sublime... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 92.99
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...
- 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 writingJanisse Ray's Ecology of a Cracker Childhood ,... more...
- 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...