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  • 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...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Miles of Stareby Michelle Kohler

    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’ ... 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... 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...

  • Henry Jamesby Henry James; Frederick Wilcox Dupee

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 79.50

    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...

  • Misery's Mathematicsby Peter Balaam

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 150.00

    This book reveals the strain of a moment in American cultural history that led several remarkable writers -- including Emerson, Warner, and Melville -- to render the stark rupture of loss in innovative ways. Pushing Protestant culture's sense of loss into secular terrain, these three key writers rejected Calvinist and sentimental models of bereavement,... more...

  • William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realismby Paul Abeln

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 147.00

    Despite efforts at revival by John Updike and others, William Dean Howells still remains in the shadows of his close friends Mark Twain and Henry James. This book works against decades of unfavorable comparisons with these literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism helps us to see him as a writer very much aware of his limitations... more...

  • The Poetics of National and Racial Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby John D. Kerkering

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 38.00

    John D. Kerkering's study examines the literary history of racial and national identity in nineteenth-century America. more...