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  • The Anti-Hero in the American Novelby David Simmons

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00

    The Anti-Hero in the American Novel rereads major texts of the 1960s to offer an innovative re-evaluation of a set of canonical novels that moves beyond entrenched post-modern and post-structural interpretations towards an appraisal which emphasizes the specifically humanist and idealist elements of these works. more...

  • Handing One Another Alongby Robert Coles; Trevor Hall; Vicki Kennedy

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.00

    In this book on shaping a meaningful and ethical life, the renowned, Pulitzer Prize?winning author explores how character, courage, and human and moral understanding can be fostered by reflecting on the lives of others, through stories. Based on Robert Coles? legendary course at Harvard, this provocative book addresses such questions as, ?Who are we?... more...

  • Pen of Ironby Robert Alter

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    The simple yet grand language of the King James Bible has pervaded American culture from the beginning--and its powerful eloquence continues to be felt even today. In this book, acclaimed biblical translator and literary critic Robert Alter traces some of the fascinating ways that American novelists--from Melville, Hemingway, and Faulkner to Bellow,... more...

  • Literature and the Environmentby GEORGE HART; SCOTT SLOVIC

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 77.00

    The phrase literature and environment only achieved popularity in recent decades, yet writers dating back to the explorers of the 1500s?and later such 19th-century Romanticists as Thoreau?have long been addressing environmental issues through literary expression. This volume introduces students and educators to the field by tracing the evolution of... more...

  • In Babel's Shadowby Brian Lennon

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    Multilingual literature defies simple translation. Beginning with this insight, Brian Lennon examines the resistance multilingual literature offers to book publication itself. In readings of G. V. Desani’s All about H. Hatterr , Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange , Christine Brooke-Rose’s Between , Eva Hoffman’s Lost in Translation... more...

  • Roads of Her Ownby Alexandra Ganser

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 95.20

    Reading Jack Kerouac’s classic On the Road through Virginia Woolf’s canonical A Room of One’s Own , the author of this book examines a genre in North American literature which, despite its popularity, has received little attention in literary and cultural criticism: women’s road narratives. The study shows how women’s literature... more...

  • Critical Companion to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Tiffany K Wayne

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 90.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, the greatest of the Transcendentalists, is often considered to be the central thinker in American history. In essays such as "Self-Reliance" and poems such as "Concord Hymn," he gave voice to ideals that Americans have held dear ever since. more...

  • The Other Emersonby Branka Arsic; Cary Wolfe; Stanley Cavell

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 83.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most significant figures in nineteenth-century American literature and culture-indeed, this collection argues, in the history of philosophy. The Other Emerson is a thorough reassessment of the philosophical underpinnings, theoretical innovations, and ethical and political implications of the prose writings of one of... more...

  • Cultural Orphans in Americaby Diana Loercher Pazicky

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 25.00

    Images of orphanhood have pervaded American fiction since the colonial period. Common in British literature, the orphan figure in American texts serves a unique cultural purpose, representing marginalized racial, ethnic, and religious groups that have been scapegoated by the dominant culture. Among these groups are the Native Americans, the African... more...

  • The Turn Around Religion in Americaby Nan Goodman; Michael P. Kramer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    Playing on the frequently used metaphors of the 'turn toward' or 'turn back' in scholarship on religion, The Turn Around Religion in America offers a reading of religion that moves reciprocally between these poles. With essays on a variety of genres from fiction to film and that range from the Puritans to contemporary ethnic writers,... more...