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- Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 19.99
In the summer of 1958, a 12-year-old girl took the world by storm Lolita was published in the United Statesand since then, her name has been taken in vain to serve a wide range of dubious ventures, both artistic and commercial. Offering a full consideration of not only the Lolita effect? but shifting attitudes toward the mix of sex, children, and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 28.50
Irving Feldman is a master chronicler of our collective experience and an overlooked treasure of American poetry. Feldman?s rich body of work exhibits his mastery of language from the biblical to the conversational, his Yiddish flair for the comic, his profound social insight and lucidity. He writes about everything from the Coney Island days of his... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 90.00
Zora Neale Hurston, one the first great African-American novelists, was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance and an inspiration for future generations of writers. Widely studied in high school literature courses, her novels are admired for their depiction of Southern black culture and their strong female characters. Critical Companion to Zora Neale... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Tennessee Williams is recognized as one of America's greatest dramatists and as an innovator of post-WWII theater. He looked for a mechanism for portraying the truth in theater at a time when traditional approaches no longer worked. This work covers Williams' major works and suggested essay topics. more...
- LSU Press 2010; US$ 45.00
In Art Matters, Robert Paul Lamb provides the definitive study of Ernest Hemingways short story aesthetics. Lamb locates Hemingways art in literary historical contexts and explains what he learned from earlier artists, including Edgar Allan Poe, Paul Cézanne, Henry James, Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, Stephen Crane, Gertrude Stein,... more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 29.99
The Poem of a Life is the first critical biography of Louis Zukofsky, a fascinating and crucially important American modernist poet. It details the curve of his career, from the early Waste Land -parody Poem beginning 'The'? (1926) to the dense and tantalizing beauties of his last poems, 80 Flowers (1978), paying special attention to the monumental,... more...
- LSU Press 2008; US$ 45.00
Time and the Tilting Earth shows Miller Williams at his sharpest. When he tells us "it's hard to be understood and make that look easy," he describes his own poetry perfectly. This latest effort from Williams provides a collection of rhythmical poems in conversational language about the nature of human beings and the world in which we... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00
The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. Filled with fresh essays about the play, the new edition of this invaluable literary guide features a bibliography... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00
Presents a collection of essays by leading academic critics on the structure, characters, and themes of the novel, an early classic work on the lives of African American women written in the 1930s. more...