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  • The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissanceby Arthur Versluis

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    The term "Western esotericism" refers to a wide range of spiritual currents including alchemy, Hermeticism, Kabbala, Rosicrucianism, and Christian theosophy, as well as several practical forms of esotericism like cartomancy, geomancy, necromancy, alchemy, astrology, herbalism, and magic. The early presence of esotericism in North America has not been... more...

  • Correspondence and American Literature, 1770?1865by Elizabeth Hewitt

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Elizabeth Hewitt uncovers the centrality of letter-writing to antebellum American literature. more...

  • Transnationalism and American Literatureby Colleen G. Boggs

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    What is transnationalism and how does it affect American literature? This book examines nineteenth century contexts of transnationalism, translation and American literature. The discussion of transnationalism largely revolves around the question of what role nationalism plays in the spaces and temporalities of the transatlantic. Boggs demonstrates... more...

  • The Spiritual History of Iceby Eric G. Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    At the end of the eighteenth century, scientists for the first time demonstrated what medieval and renaissance alchemists had long suspected; ice is not lifeless but vital, a crystalline revelation of vigorous powers. Studied in esoteric and exoterical representations of frozen phenomena, several Romantic figures - including Coleridge and Poe, Percy... more...

  • Intimacy in Americaby Peter Coviello

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00

    Reading seminal works by Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Walt Whitman, Peter Coviello traces these writers' ambivalences about the idea of an intimate nationality, revealing how race and sexuality were used as vehicles for an assumed coherence. Intimacy in America gives us a new perspective on the... more...

  • Men Beyond Desireby David Greven

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 30.00

    This book makes the case that American men want neither marriage nor male friendship but only to be left alone, emotionally and sexually inviolate. more...

  • Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Centuryby Theo Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    A fresh account of the emergence of an American national literature which reconsiders the importance of form in literary studies. more...

  • A Companion to Henry Jamesby Greg W. Zacharias

    Wiley 2013; US$ 53.95 US$ 46.76

    Written by some of the world's most distinguished Henry James scholars, this innovative collection of essays provides the most up-to-date scholarship on James?s writings available today. Provides an essential, up-to-date reference to the work and scholarship of Henry James Features the writing of a wide range of James scholars Places James?s... more...

  • Writers of the American Renaissance: An A-to-Z Guideby Denise Knight

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 87.00

    The American literary canon has undergone revision and expansion in recent years, and our notions of the 19th-century renaissance have been reevaluated. Mainstream anthologies have been revised to reflect the expanding literary canon, yet resources for readers have remained widely scattered. This book expands earlier definitions of the 19th-century... more...

  • The Illustration of the Masterby Amy Tucker

    Stanford University Press 2010; Not Available

    The Illustration of the Master examines the crucial role of the illustrated press in the formation of the reading public and the writing profession during Henry James's lifetime. more...