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  • Bloom's How to Write about Tennessee Williamsby Jennifer Banach Palladino

    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...

  • The Poem of a Lifeby Mark Scroggins

    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...

  • The Crucible - Arthur Miller, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • J. D. Salinger, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    J.D. Salinger's powerful fiction and enigmatic persona have captivated readers for more than 50 years. His works include Nine Stories; Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters; and Franny and Zooey, but Salinger's literary reputation rests on his coming-of-age masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye. This collection of new essays draws a critical portrait... more...

  • L. Frank Baumby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Actor. Businessman. Newspaper editor. Filmmaker. Exotic poultry breeder. During his lifetime, L. Frank Baum tried and failed at many careers. Finally, at the age of 44, he wrote and published the book that made him one of the most beloved children's authors of all time: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a novel that first introduced young readers to... more...

  • Andre Nortonby John Bankston

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Alice Norton was a college freshman when the Great Depression left her father unable to afford her tuition. Forced to quit school, she did not give up her dreams. While working at a library in Cleveland, Ohio, Norton wrote a novel inspired by a patron, The Prince Commands, which was published in her early 20s. Because the publisher doubted boys would... more...

  • Dust Tracks on a Roadby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    ?Warm, witty, imaginative. . . . This is a rich and winning book.?? The New Yorker Dust Tracks on a Road is the bold, poignant, and funny autobiography of novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, one of American literature?s most compelling and influential authors. Hurston?s powerful novels of the South?including Jonah?s Gourd... more...

  • Ledgers of Historyby Sally Wolff

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    In Ledgers of History, Wolff uncovers a little-known friendship of William Faulkner's and and reveals startling sources of inspiration for Faulkner?s most famous works. The book includes inverviews with Dr. Edgar Wiggin Francisco III, who as a child would sit and listen as his father and Faulkner---childhood friends---swapped stories. Faulkner also... more...

  • Anna Christieby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 1921; US$ 3.99

    Anna Christie is a play in four acts, which won O'Neill the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Anna makes contact with the father she has not seen since her infancy, and he takes her on board his coal barge. There she falls in love with a man they rescue from a shipwreck, but trouble arises when she tells them she has been working as a prostitute. more...