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  • 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 US$ 42.64

    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 US$ 27.16

    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 US$ 98.89

    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 US$ 26.24

    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...

  • A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Joel Myerson

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    There is no question that Emerson has maintained his place as one of the seminal figures in American history and literature. In his time, he was the acknowledged leader of the Transcendentalist movement and his poetic legacy, education ideals, and religious concepts are integral to the formation of American intellectual life. In this volume, Joel... more...

  • The Emerson Brothersby Ronald A. Bosco; Joel Myerson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    The Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters is a narrative and epistolary biography based upon the life-long correspondence exchanged among the four Emerson brothers and the women who were most important to them. Often composed as "round-robin" exchanges, the Emerson brothers' correspondence is the last great untapped body of personal... more...

  • The Word in Black and Whiteby Dana D. Nelson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Dana Nelson provides a study of the ways in which Anglo-American authors constructed "race" in their works from the time of the first British colonists through the period of the Civil War. She focuses on some eleven texts, ranging from widely-known to little-considered, that deal with the relations among Native, African, and Anglo-Americans, and places... more...

  • The Interpretation of Othernessby Giles Gunn

    Oxford University Press 1979; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39

    In a unique and probing analysis, this study examines the function of literary criticism in religious studies and explores the relation of literature to religion in the works of major American writers. more...

  • A Natural History of Pragmatismby Joan Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This groundbreaking book, first published in 2006, is essential reading for all students and scholars of American literature. more...