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  • Fitzgerald and Hemingwayby Scott Donaldson

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway might have been contemporaries, but our understanding of their work often rests on simple differences. Hemingway wrestled with war, fraternity, and the violence of nature. Fitzgerald satirized money and class and the never-ending pursuit of a material tomorrow. Through the provocative arguments of Scott Donaldson,... more...

  • Speaking with George Oppenby Richard Swigg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    Seventeen interviews with George and Mary Oppen, conducted between 1968 and 1987, are here brought together for the first time. Two are fresh discoveries, while re-audited recordings of other interviews have given a new authoritative accuracy to the text. These conversations provide a unique account of a major American poet's evolution, through... more...

  • Jubilee Hitchhikerby William Hjortsberg

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 29.99

    Confident and robust, Jubilee Hitchhiker is an comprehensive biography of late novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, author of Troutfishing in America and A Confederate General from Big Sur , among many others. When Brautigan took his own life in September of 1984 his close friends and network of artists and writers were devastated though not... more...

  • Wright Morris Territoryby Alicia Christensen; Jerry David Madden; Wright Morris

    UNP - Bison Original 2011; US$ 19.95

    Best known for his novels, including the National Book Award winners The Field of Vision and Plains Song , Nebraska-born author Wright Morris has long been regarded as one of America?s most gifted writers. This volume, culling work from the photo-text books, criticism, and numerous short stories frequently overlooked among his oeuvre, reflects... more...

  • 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$ 140.00

    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...

  • On the Great Atlantic Rainwayby Kenneth Koch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    On the Great Atlantic Railway is Kenneth's Koch's inspired collection of 32 years of work. Koch, David Lehman said in The American Poetry Review, is "a masterly innovator . . . who has used his extravagant powers of wit and invention to enlarge the sphere of the poetic . . . he has stretched our ideas of what it is possible to do in poetry." From... 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...