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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Story/Time: The Life of an Ideaby 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...

  • Early American Literature: A Comparatist Approachby 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...

  • Separate Spheres No Moreby Monika M. Elbert; Lucinda L. Damon-Bach; Katharine Rodier; Karen S. Nulton; Karen E. Waldron; Dawn Keetley; Frederick Newberry; Darby Lewes; Lisette Nadine Gibson; Debra Bernardi; Jennifer Costello Brezina; Mary Louise Kete; Marianne Noble; Denise D. Knight

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Although they wrote in the same historical milieu as their male counterparts, women writers of the 19th- and early 20th-centuries have generally been "ghettoized" by critics into a separate canonical sphere. These original essays argue in favor of reconciling male and female writers, both historically and in the context of classroom teaching.  ... 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...