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  • Bound to Respectby Keith Michael Green

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature   In Bound to Respect: Antebellum Narratives of Black Imprisonment, Servitude, and Bondage, 1816?1861 , Keith Michael Green examines key texts that illuminate forms of black bondage and captivity that existed within and alongside slavery. In doing so, he restores to antebellum African... more...

  • Capital Lettersby David Dowling

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    In the 1840s and 1850s, as the market revolution swept the United States, the world of literature confronted for the first time the gaudy glare of commercial culture. Amid growing technological sophistication and growing artistic rejection of the soullessness of materialism, authorship passed from an era of patronage and entered the clamoring free... more...

  • Continuing Bonds with the Deadby Harold K. Bush

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Harold K. Bush?s Continuing Bonds with the Dead examines the profound transfiguration that the death of a child wrought on the literary work of nineteenth-century American writers. Taking as his subjects Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, William Dean Howells, Mark Twain, and W. E. B. Du Bois, Bush demonstrates how the death of a child became... more...

  • Dancing in Chainsby Rodney D. Olsen

    NYU Press 1991; US$ 22.95

    " Dancing in Chains is far more than a sensitive biography (though it is surely that); it is also a model of psychologically informed social and cultural history. Olsen recognizes that psychic conflicts often play themselves out on a higher plane, that psychic and intellectual history are intertwined. He presents a wonderful nuanced picture of Howells."... more...

  • The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissanceby Arthur Versluis

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 114.99

    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...

  • Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literatureby Gesa Mackenthun

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book is a significant contribution to existing research on the themes of race and slavery in the founding literature of the United States. It extends the boundaries of existing research by locating race and slavery within a transnational and 'oceanic' framework. The author applies critical concepts developed within postcolonial theory to American... more...

  • The Hemingway Short Storyby Robert Paul Lamb

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In The Hemingway Short Story: A Study in Craft for Writers and Readers, Robert Paul Lamb delivers a dazzling analysis of the craft of this influential writer. Lamb scrutinizes a selection of Hemingway's exemplary stories to illuminate the author's methods of construction and to show how craft criticism complements and enhances cultural literary studies.... more...

  • Henry Jamesby Henry James; Frederick Wilcox Dupee

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

    Originally written as three complete books, this one-volume edition includes A Small Boy and Others , Notes of a Son and Brother , and The Middle Years . Begun when James was sixty-eight years old, it was written at a time when his great critical mind was actively devoted to the understanding of his existence in its complicated wholeness. The reader... more...

  • Henry James: The Young Masterby Sheldon M. Novick

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    Washington Square (on which the play The Heiress i s based) and his masterpiece The Portrait of a Lady. The Washington Post Book World notes: ?It is no small ambition to write a biography of James that is commensurate with that master, and Sheldon Novick has done it.? ?Splendidly written . . . Novick has aimed to bring James back to life... more...

  • Henry James Goes to the Moviesby Susan M. Griffin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Why has a nineteenth-century author with an elitist reputation proved so popular with directors as varied as William Wyler, François Truffaut, and James Ivory? A partial answer lies in the way many of Henry James's recurring themes still haunt us: the workings of power, the position of women in society, the complexities of sexuality and desire. Susan... more...