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  • The Word in Black and Whiteby Dana D. Nelson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 64.99

    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

    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 Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Joel Myerson

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 37.99

    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 2006; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • A Natural History of Pragmatismby Joan Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

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

  • Playing in the Darkby Toni Morrison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    Beloved and Jazz now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race. Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the "Africanist" presence in the fiction of Poe, Melville, Cather, and Hemingway... more...

  • Incest and the Literary Imaginationby Elizabeth L. Barnes

    UPF 2002; US$ 59.95

    ''Its range--both chronological and methodological--as well as the consistently high quality of its essays makes this collection stand out. A timely and important collection . . . on literary representations of incest [that will] become the touchstone for further work in the field. more...

  • Whiteness, Otherness, and the Individualism Paradox from Huck to Punkby Daniel S. Traber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    Traber reexamines the practice of self-marginalization in Euro-American literature and popular culture that depict whites adopting varied markers of otherness to disengage from the dominant culture. more...

  • Promised Landby Jay Parini

    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...

  • Cannibal Democracyby Zita Nunes

    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...