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  • Slavery, Philosophy, and American Literature, 1830?1860by Maurice S. Lee

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    Lee demonstrates how Melville, Emerson and others tried to find rational solutions to the slavery conflict. more...

  • The Trial of Curiosityby Ross Posnock

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 52.99

    In this important revisionist study, Posnock integrates literary and psychological criticism with social and cultural theory to make a major advance in our understanding of the life and thought of two great American figures, Henry and William James. Challenging canonical images of both brothers, Posnock is the first to place them in a rich web of... more...

  • Race, Slavery, and Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Arthur Riss

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 34.00

    This 2006 book raises controversial questions about the intersections between race, literature and American intellectual history. more...

  • The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissanceby Arthur Versluis

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 94.99

    In this work, Arthur Versluis shows that many writers of the so-called American Renaissance were inspired by Western esoteric currents. Before offering his analysis of the esoteric elements in the writings of figures from the American Renaissance, Versluis offers an overview of esotericism in Europe and its offshoots in colonial America. more...

  • William D. Howellsby William M. Gibson

    University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 36.00

    William D. Howells - American Writers 63 was first published in 1967. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • Sarah Orne Jewettby Margaret Farrand Thorp

    University of Minnesota Press 1967; US$ 36.00

    Sarah Orne Jewett - American Writers 61 was first published in 1966. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellowby Edward Hirsh

    University of Minnesota Press 1964; US$ 36.00

    This pamphlet series has been hailed by critics, teachers, and librarians as an ideals means of introducing both students and general readers to American writers of all periods. Choice has commented: "For the small library this series offers at small cost introuctions by reputable critics o dozens of significant authors, and the larger the library... more...

  • American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822?1869by Melissa J. Homestead

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00

    Explores the relationship between copyright laws and women's writing in nineteenth-century America. more...

  • Dislocating Race and Nationby Robert S. Levine

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and consciously differentiated American literature from British literature. Robert S. Levine challenges this assessment by exploring the conflicted, multiracial,... more...

  • Ralph Waldo Emersonby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 54.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of America's most influential thinkers. His essay, "Nature" is considered to be the founding document for the Transcendentalism movement, and his influence can be seen in the writings of Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and countless others. This is a guide on the 19th-century essayist and philosopher. more...