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  • The Spiritual History of Iceby Eric G. Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 34.00

    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...

  • Men Beyond Desireby David Greven

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    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$ 235.95

    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...

  • Representations of Death in Nineteenth-Century US Writing and Cultureby Lucy Frank

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    This collection traces the vicissitudes of the cultural preoccupation with death in nineteenth-century US writing and examines how mortality served paradoxically as a site on which identity and subjectivity were productively rethought. Topics include race- and gender-based investigations into the textual representation of death, imaginative constructions... more...

  • Writers of the American Renaissanceby DENISE KNIGHT

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 161.00

    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...

  • Henry James and the Philosophical Novelby Merle A. Williams

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 34.00

    Henry James and the Philosophical Novel examines James's unique position as a philosophical novelist. more...

  • Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terrorby Matthew J. A. Green; Piya Pal-Lapinski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    This interdisciplinary collection explores the divergence or convergence of freedom and terror in a range of Byron's works. Challenging the binary opposition of historicism and critical theory, it combines topical debates in a manner that is sensitive both to the circumstances of their emergence and to their relevance for the twenty-first century. more...

  • Monopolizing the Masterby Michael Anesko

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    Henry James defied posterity to disturb his bones: he was adamant that his legacy be based exclusively on his publications and that his private life and writings remain forever private. Despite this, almost immediately after his death in 1916 an intense struggle began among his family and his literary disciples to control his posthumous reputation,... more...