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  • The Meaning of Riversby T. S. McMillin

    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...

  • 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...

  • The National Uncannyby Renée L. Bergland

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    A unique look at Native American ghosts and US literature. more...

  • Ralph Waldo Emersonby Josephine Miles

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 36.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson - American Writers 41 was first published in 1964. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • Rappaccini's Childrenby William H. Shurr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Rappaccini's Daughter" tells of a beautiful girl who has, from birth, absorbed the poison from the flowers of her father's garden. In this allegorical tale of the fallen Garden of Eden, William H. Shurr finds a metaphor for the fate of many American writers, for whom the heritage of calvinism has been the poisoned... more...

  • Removalsby Lucy Maddox

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99

    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...

  • Rhetoric and Evidenceby Peter Schneck

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • Separate Spheres No Moreby Monika 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...

  • Spirituality in Young Adult Literatureby Patty Campbell; Chris Crowe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99

    This book examines the presentation of spiritual issues in young adult fiction. It looks at how religious ideas, and those matters that are defined more broadly as spiritual, are represented. YA novels are selected by the authors, who then explain how these pieces of literature can appear as metaphors or as more direct theological references. 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...