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  • The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brienby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    This collection of stories from Tim O'Brien paints an often-brutal portrait of soldiers' lives during the Vietnam War. More than two decades after its initial publication, this new classic of American fiction is being featured for the first time in the long-running Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations series. Complete with an introduction... more...

  • Toward a Literary Ecologyby Karen E. Waldron; Rob Friedman

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Word in Black and Whiteby Dana D. Nelson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 64.99

    This study aims to describe the ways in which white American authors constructed "race" in their work from the time of the first colonists up to the period of the Civil War. The book focuses on a number of texts that deal with the relations among Indians, blacks and whites. more...

  • 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...

  • ?Hero Strong? and Other Storiesby Mary Gibson; Daniel A. Cohen

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    A teenage orphan from Vermont, Mary Gibson burst onto the literary scene during the early 1850s as a star writer, under the pseudonym Winnie Woodfern, for more than half a dozen Boston ?story papers,? mass-circulation weekly periodicals that specialized in popular fiction. Although she would soon join such famous woman authors as Fanny Fern and E.... more...

  • Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphopby Stephany Rose

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.99

    Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop , a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social commentary on the construction of whiteness, as an identity and power source. Works of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Adam Mansbach... 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...

  • African American Writers and Classical Traditionby William W. Cook; James Tatum

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Constraints on freedom, education, and individual dignity have always been fundamental in determining who is able to write, when, and where. Considering the singular experience of the African American writer, William W. Cook and James Tatum here argue that African American literature did not develop apart from canonical Western literary traditions... more...

  • Allegory in Americaby Deborah L. Madsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 1995; US$ 176.00

    Allegory in America surveys the history of American allegorical writing from the Puritans through the period of American romanticism to postmodernism. In a series of theoretical chapters the cultural function of allegory is discussed in relation to the mythology of American exceptionalism. Each theoretical chapter is followed by a chapter that analyzes... more...