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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Landscapes of Hopeby Dohra Ahmad

    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...

  • The Anti-Hero in the American Novelby David Simmons

    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...

  • Thousands of Broadwaysby Robert Pinsky

    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...

  • Mixed Heritage in Young Adult Literatureby Nancy Thalia Reynolds

    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...

  • 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...