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  • Clickety Clackby Joy S. McDiarmid

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 9.99

    Clickety Clack is Joy McDiarmid's self- portrait of bipolar mental illness and one of the most ambiguous sexual identities imaginable for a woman coming of age in the 1950s. Amidst gender and sexuality confusion, this Winnipeg woman began to look for romantic love and sexual fulfillment: sometimes wanting to dress as a man, sometimes as a woman,... more...

  • New Essays on Phillis Wheatleyby John C. Shields; Eric D. Lamore

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    The first African American to publish a book on any subject, poet Phillis Wheatley (1753?–1784) has long been denigrated by literary critics who refused to believe that a black woman could produce such dense, intellectual work, let alone influence Romantic-period giants like Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Indeed, Thomas Jefferson once declared... more...

  • Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanackby Benjamin Franklin; Dave Barry

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Franklin?s Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed ?deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact,... more...

  • Death of a Nationby David W. Noble; George Lipsitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 70.50

    In Death of a Nation, David Noble presents the culmination of decades of thought in a sweeping treatise on the shaping of contemporary American studies and an eloquent summation of his distinguished career. more...

  • The Undergraduate's Companion to American Writers and Their Web Sitesby LARRY G HINMAN

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 52.00

    An outstanding research guide for undergraduate students of American literature, this best-selling book is essential when it comes to researching American authors. Bracken and Hinman identify and describe the best and most current sources, both in print and online, for nearly 300 American writers whose works are included in the most frequently used... more...

  • Musingby Jonathan Locke Hart

    Athabasca University Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Musing is a book of sonnets. Working within the framework of a classic poetic form, Jonathan Locke Hart embarks on an extended meditation on our rootedness in landscape and in the past. As sonnets, the poems are a mixture of tradition and innovation. Throughout, Hart deftly interweaves European culture with North American... more...