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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
In this lively exploration of America?s intellectual heritage, acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the life and times of thirteen books that helped shape the American psyche. Moving nimbly between the great watersheds in American letters?including Walden , Huckleberry Finn , The Souls of Black Folk , and On the Road ?Parini... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 68.00
Zita Nunes argues that the prevailing narratives of identity formation throughout the Americas share a dependence on metaphors of incorporation and, often, of cannibalism. From the position of the incorporating body, the construction of a national and racial identity through a process of assimilation presupposes a remainder, a residue. Nunes addresses... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07
Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America examines anti-colonial discourse during the understudied but critical period before World War Two, with a specific focus on writers and activists based in the United States. Dohra Ahmad adds to the fields of American Studies, utopian studies, and postcolonial theory by situating this growing... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00
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...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 16.00
Broadway, the main street that runs through Robert Pinsky?s home town of Long Branch, New Jersey, was once like thousands of other main streets in small towns across the country. But for Pinsky, one of America?s most admired poets and its former Poet Laureate, this Broadway is the point of departure for a lively journey through the small towns... more...
- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 59.99
This book is a critical exploration of how mixed-heritage characters (those of mixed race, ethnicity, religion, and/or adoption) and real-life people have been portrayed in young adult fiction and nonfiction. It opens up the discussion of young-adult racial and ethnic identity in literature to recognize, and focus on, those whose heritage straddles... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00
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...
- 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 95.20
Reading Jack Kerouacs classic On the Road through Virginia Woolfs canonical A Room of Ones 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: womens road narratives. The study shows how womens literature... more...