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  • The National Uncannyby Renée L. Bergland

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 7.99

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

  • 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...

  • Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalismby Leslie Perrin Wilson

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 12.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism explores in depth,... more...

  • Emerson's Essaysby Charles W. Mignon; H. Rose

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1975; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Emerson’s Essays explores the influential writings of a gifted scholar and humanitarian. Covering six of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s major works, this study guide provides critical commentaries on the content of... more...

  • Intimate and Authentic Economiesby Tom Nissley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Aesthetics and Politics of the Crowd in American Literatureby Mary Esteve

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 52.00

    Esteve examines crowd representations in American literature from the antebellum era to the early twentieth century. more...

  • Emersonby Jr. Robert D. Richardson

    University of California Press 1995; US$ 33.95

    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in the history of American thought, religion, and literature. The vitality of his writings and the unsettling power of his example continue to influence us more than a hundred years after his death. Now Robert D. Richardson Jr. brings to life an Emerson very different from the old stereotype... more...

  • Race, Rape, and Lynchingby Sandra Gunning

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 114.99

    In the late nineteenth century, the stereotype of the black male as sexual beast functioned for white supremacists as an externalized symbol of social chaos against which all whites would unite for the purpose of national renewal. The emergence of this stereotype in American culture and literature during and after Reconstruction was related to the... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Mark Twainby Forrest G. Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 32.00

    These essays examine Twain from a wide variety of critical perspectives, and include timely reflections by major critics on the hotly debated dynamics of race and slavery perceptible throughout his writing. more...