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- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 19.95
The precipitous cliffs, rolling headlands, and rocky inlets of the California coast come alive in the poetry of John Robinson Jeffers, an icon of the environmental movement. In this concise and accessible biography, Jeffers scholar James Karman reveals deep insights into this passionate and complex figure and establishes Jeffers as a leading American... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 40.00
Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century explores, with textual specificity and historical alertness, the question of how the cultures of the nineteenth century?the cultures that shaped Willa Cather?s childhood, animated her education, supplied her artistic models, generated her inordinate ambitions, and gave embodiment to many of her deeply held... more...
- Boone and Crockett Club 2015; US$ 9.99
Rough country, fine horses and good friends. Wilderness Journals is adventure in the saddle as author Jack Ward Thomas explores some of the West?s legendary skylines. Up the trail, deep in his beloved "high lonesome," Thomas finds bold bears, reclusive war veterans, and a treasure of wild places untrammeled by man. These are the pack trips that fueled... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 0.00
Philip Whalen was an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and key figure in the literary and artistic scene that unfolded in San Francisco in the 1950s and ?60s. When the Beat writers came West, Whalen became a revered, much-loved member of the group. Erudite, shy, and profoundly spiritual, his presence not only moved his immediate circle of Beat cohorts,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Zora Neale Hurston is a controversial figure, equally praised and criticized for her representation of African-Americans; while some critics emphasize her ebullience and celebration of Black culture, others call her fiction stereotypical and essentialist. Observing the workings of the recurrent humor in her works helps explode this critical binary... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 35.00
In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two authors shared their lives in witty, wry, tender, and at times profoundly romantic letters, each drawing on the other for inspiration,... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99
The Influence of the European Culture on Hemingway?s Fiction is an essential companion to those who study Hemingway. The Europe that Hemingway experienced and recorded in his writing is arguably one of the most important elements in his fiction. This study will provide insight into the European settings of some of Hemingway?s most iconic fiction.... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Tintner provides a detailed analysis of the complex interplay between Wharton and James?how they influenced each other and how some of their writings operate as homages or personal jokes. So deeply was James in Wharton?s confidence, Tintner argues, that he provided her with source models for a number of her characters. In addition, Wharton found... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99
This biography of James Larkin Pearson employs the poet laureate?s words, poems, and prose to tell his life story and to examine modern poetry, amateur journalism, and North Carolina history. The work also examines the Tar Heel spirit and studies the benefits and pitfalls that accrue for those who chart their own path through life. more...
- Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 50.00
The story of Stanley "Mouse" Miller is a story of the cultural and artistic renaissance of the 1960s. It is difficult to separate the narrative of his journey through the music world from the artwork he created. Mouse was indeed an institution of the period— living with the Grateful Dead in their Haight Ashbury Victorian, hosting Janis Joplin for... more...