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  • Cather Studies, Volume 9by Cather Studies; Guy J Reynolds; Melissa J. Homestead

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2011; US$ 40.00

    Linking Willa Cather to ?the modern? or ?modernism? still seems an eccentric proposition to some people. Born in 1873, Cather felt tied to the past when she witnessed the emergence of twentieth-century modern culture, and the clean, classical sentences in her fiction contrast starkly with the radically experimental prose of prominent modernists. Nevertheless,... more...

  • Ed McBain/Evan Hunterby Erin E MacDonald; Elizabeth Foxwell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95

    One of the most prolific crime writers of the last century, Evan Hunter published more than 120 novels from 1952 to 2005 under a variety of pseudonymns. He also wrote several teleplays and screenplays, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, and the 1954 novel The Blackboard Jungle. When the Mystery Writers of America named Hunter a Grand Master,... more...

  • Ideal und Wirklichkeit in der höfischen Epikby Erich Köhler; Henning Krauß

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 106.10

    This third edition of Köhler's book (1st edition 1956, 2nd expanded edition 1970 as Vol. 97 of the series »Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie« ) in an inexpensive study format restores the availability of a standard work of medieval studies of essential interest for scholars and students in Romance studies, German studies,... more...

  • Judith Merrilby Dianne Newell; Victoria Lamont

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Remembered as one of science fiction's best editors, Judith Merril (1923-1997) also wrote prolifically and stands as one of the genre's central figures in the United States and Canada. This work offers a much-needed literary biography and critical commentary on Merril's groundbreaking science fiction, anthologies, reviews, memoir and other... more...

  • Frost: Poemsby Robert Frost; John Hollander

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    rom one of the most brilliant and widely read of all American poets, a generous selection of lyrics, dramatic monologues, and narrative poems--all of them steeped in the wayward and isolated beauty of Frost's native New England. Includes his classics "Mending Wall, " "Birches, " and "The Road Not Taken, " as well as poems less famous but equally great. more...

  • This Is My Belovedby Walter Benton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.50

    ?Never before has the delight and wonder experienced in young love, in which is implicit physical discovery, been conveyed with such touching honesty or with rhapsody so involving unconscious pathos. Those who seek to drag any honest writing through the gutters of their own minds will do the same with this. Those who are not afraid of the strange miracle... more...

  • Religious Allusion in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooksby Margot Harper Banks

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    This book examines how Gwendolyn Brooks, a self-proclaimed nonreligious person, advocates adherence to Christian ideals through religious allusions in her poetry. The discussion integrates Brook's words, biographical data, commentary by other scholars, scriptural references, and doctrinal tenets. It identifies biblical figures and events and highlights... more...

  • Spoon River Anthologyby Edgar Lee Masters

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This one-of-a-kind masterpiece is a classic of American literature. In Spoon River Anthology, Kansas-born poet and playwright Edgar Lee Masters channels the imagined voices of the deceased men, women, and children buried in a cemetery in rural Illinois. Haunting and ethereal, inspiring and unforgettable, these poems will remain etched in readers'... more...

  • Willa Catherby Marilee Lindemann

    Columbia University Press 1999; US$ 29.99

    An enlightening unpacking of Cather's writings, from her controversial love letters of the 1890s--in which "queer" is employed to denote sexual deviance--to her epic novels, short stories, and critical writings. more...

  • The Book of Hoursby Marianne Boruch

    Copper Canyon Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Marianne Boruch?s patience allows her to see what is there with a jeweler?s sense of facet and flaw? ( Poetry magazine). more...