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  • Eric Walrondby James Davis

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Eric Walrond (18981966) was a writer, journalist, caustic critic, and fixture of 1920s Harlem. His short story collection, Tropic Death, was one of the first efforts by a black author to depict Caribbean lives and voices in American fiction. Restoring Walrond to his proper place as a luminary of the Harlem Renaissance, this biography situates Tropic... more...

  • Origins of the Dreamby W. Jason Miller

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 44.95

    Since Martin Luther King Jr.?s ?I Have a Dream? speech, some scholars have privately suspected that King?s ?dream? was connected to Langston Hughes?s poetry. Drawing on archival materials, including notes, correspondence, and marginalia, W. Jason Miller provides a completely original and compelling argument that Hughes?s influence on King?s rhetoric... more...

  • Tender Is the Night and F. Scott Fitzgerald's Sentimental Identitiesby Christian K. Messenger

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    In this fascinating study, Chris Messenger posits F. Scott Fitzgerald as a great master of sentiment in modern American fiction. Sentimental forms both attracted and repelled Fitzgerald while defining his deepest impulses as a prose writer. Messenger demonstrates that the sentimental identities, refractions, and influences Fitzgerald explores in ... more...

  • The American Vision of Robert Penn Warrenby William Bedford Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1976 -- the bicentennial year -- Robert Penn Warren told Bill Moyers that he was "in love with America" but his love for the nation was more often than not troubled and angry. Warren once remarked that "any intelligent person is inclined to criticize his country more strongly than he will criticize anything else. And he should It's a way of criticizing... more...

  • A Life of Gwendolyn Brooksby George Kent

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    This is the first full-scale biography of Gwendolyn Brooks, one of America's major poets. George E. Kent, a longtime friend and literary associate of the poet in Chicago, was given exclusive access to Brooks' early notebooks, which she kept from the age of seven. Kent also interviewed Brooks, her mother, and other family members in Chicago and elsewhere.... more...

  • Gwendolyn Brooksby D.H. Melhem

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the major American poets of this century and the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry (1950). Yet far less critical attention has focused on her work than on that of her peers. In this comprehensive biocritical study, Melhem -- herself a poet and critic -- traces the development of Brooks's poetry over... more...

  • Hello, Janiceby Henry Giles

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The novels of Janice Holt Giles grew in part from her marriage to Kentuckian Henry Giles. That union and the couple's settling near Henry's boyhood home in Kentucky provided the source and inspiration for Janice's earliest books and influenced much of her later writing. Hello, Janice tells the story of how their marriage came about. more...

  • Lovecraftby Donald R. Burleson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890--1937) has been described variously as the successor to Edgar Allan Poe, a master of the Gothic horror tale, and one of the father of modern supernatural fantasy fiction. Published originally in pulp magazines, his works have grown in popularity since his death, so that more than thirty editions are currently in print.... more...

  • In Capra's Shadowby Ian Scott

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Because screenwriter Robert Riskin spent most of his career collaborating with legendary Hollywood director Frank Capra, Riskin's own unique contributions to film have been largely overshadowed. With five Academy Award nominations to his credit for such monumental films as Lady for a Day, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You, Here Comes... more...

  • Portrait Of A Fatherby Robert Penn Warren

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    One of America's great poets writes of his father, lost through death and discovered again through insistent recollection. A death in the family forces a re-sorting and reshaping of all that we can recall of times and people gone from us as we measure our identities by their remembered images. While prowling in the past, Warren is drawn to likenesses... more...