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- Fordham University Press 2012; US$ 54.99
The transmigration of souls is no fable. I would it were, but men and women are only half human. With these words, Ralph Waldo Emerson confronts a dilemma that illuminates the formation of American individualism: to evolve and become fully human requires a heightened engagement with history. Americans, Emerson argues, must realize history's chronology... more...
- Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19
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...
- 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...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95
Brian Jay Jones crafts a deft biography of the author of ?The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? and ?Rip van Winkle?: quintessential New Yorker, presidential confidant, diplomat, lawyer, and fascinating charmer. The first American writer to make his pen his primary means of support, Washington Irving rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-six. In 1809 he published... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 50.00
This volume of eight essays examines the scribes of gastronomy - an interesting but vital theme in imperial Chinese literature. From stanzas on food and wine in the Classics of Poetry to the articulation of refined dining in The Dream of the Red Chamber and Su Shis literary recipe for attaining culinary perfection, lavish textual representations... more...
- Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 7.28
Meander through Provence in the company of Henry James experiencing the sights, culture and sounds of late nineteenth-century Southern France in this new book in Hesperus?s bestselling ‘On? series. In 1882, a year after the publication of his wildly successful The Portrait of a Lady, which dealt with the difficulties faced by American expatriate Daisy... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 54.95
Miles of Stare explores the problem of nineteenth-century American literary vision: the strange conflation of visible reality and poetic language that emerges repeatedly in the metaphors and literary creations of American transcendentalists. The strangeness of nineteenth-century poetic vision is exemplified most famously by Emerson?s transparent... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
No other American novelist has written so fully about language -- grammar, diction, the place of colloquialism and dialect in literary English, the relation between speech and writing -- as William Dean Howells. The power of language to create social, political, and racial identity was of central concern to Americans in the nineteenth century, and... more...