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  • Uncertain Chancesby Maurice S. Lee

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Maurice Lee's study illustrates how writers such as Poe, Melville, Douglass, Thoreau, Dickinson, and others participated in a broad intellectual and cultural shift in which Americans increasingly learned to live with the threatening and wonderful possibilities of chance. 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...

  • Dancing in Chainsby Rodney D. Olsen

    NYU Press 1991; US$ 27.00

    " 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...

  • Literary Partnerships and the Marketplaceby David Dowling

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 22.95

    In Literary Partnerships and the Marketplace, David Dowling examines an often overlooked aspect of the history of publishing?relationships, both of a business and a personal nature. The book focuses on a variety of intriguing duos of the nineteenth century, as it explores the economics of literary partnership in a typology of author/publisher, student/mentor,... more...

  • Scenes of Nature, Signs of Menby Tony Tanner

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 54.00 US$ 44.28

    This book is about the relationship of the American writer to his land and language. more...

  • Aesthetic Materialismby Paul Gilmore

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism provides a fresh understanding of American romanticism by examining the use of electrical imagery, science, and technology by writers such as Emerson, Fuller, Whitman, and Melville to re-describe literary aesthetics as a transcendent and material practice mediating among socio-economic structures,... more...

  • Letters from the Palazzo Barbaroby Henry James; Rosella Mamoli Zorzi; Leon Edel

    Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    HENRY JAMES first came to Venice as a tourist and instantly fell in love with the city - particularly with the splendid Palazzo Barbaro, home of the expatriate American Curtis family. This selection of letters covers the period 1869-1907 and provides a unique record of the life and work of this great writer. Includes historical photographs and a foreword... 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...

  • Slavery in American Children's Literature, 1790-2010by Paula T. Connolly

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 42.50

    Long seen by writers as a vital political force of the nation, children?s literature has been an important means not only of mythologizing a certain racialized past but also, because of its intended audience, of promoting a specific racialized future. Stories about slavery for children have served as primers for racial socialization. This first comprehensive... more...

  • Antebellum at Seaby Jason Berger

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    In the antebellum years, the Western world?s symbolic realities were expanded and challenged as merchant, military, and scientific activity moved into Pacific and Arctic waters. In Antebellum at Sea , Jason Berger explores the roles that early nineteenth-century maritime narratives played in conceptualizing economic and social transitions in the... more...