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  • Phillis Wheatleyby Vincent Carretta

    University of Georgia Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    With Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773), Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman—of any race or background— to do so in America. Written in Boston while she was just a teenager, and when she was still a slave, Wheatley’s work... more...

  • Brave New Avant Gardeby Marc James Leger

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Brave New Avant Garde is a collection of essays that ask the questions: what is an adequate model of contemporary avant garde practice and what are its theoretical premises? With this it asks the related question, echoing Alain Badiou: must the avant garde hypothesis be abandoned? Brave New Avant Garde stands in opposition to postmodern... more...

  • Mistress Bradstreetby Charlotte Gordon

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 14.99

    Though her work is a staple of anthologies of American poetry, Anne Bradstreet has never before been the subject of an accessible, full-scale biography for a general audience. Anne Bradstreet is known for her poem, "To My Dear and Loving Husband," among others, and through John Berryman's "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet." With her first collection,... more...

  • Ben Franklinby Harold Bloom; Kevin J. Hayes

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    Each title features: - An in-depth critical portrait of an essential writer presented in a historical context - A useful chronology - An introduction by Harold Bloom. more...

  • Complete Writingsby Phillis Wheatley; Vincent Carretta

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    In 1761, a young girl arrived in Boston on a slave ship, sold to the Wheatley family, and given the name Phillis Wheatley . Struck by Phillis' extraordinary precociousness, the Wheatleys provided her with an education that was unusual for a woman of the time and astonishing for a slave. After studying English and classical literature, geography, the... more...

  • The Poems of Edward Taylor: A Reference Guideby Rosemary Guruswamy

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 72.00

    Edward Taylor (1642-1729) was one of the most influential ministers in Puritan New England. He was also a prolific but unpublished poet. With the discovery of his poetry in 1936 and the publication of a nearly complete volume in 1960, his reputation as the premiere early American poet has grown immensely. His widely anthologized work is taught in... more...

  • Criss Cross, Double Crossby Norma Charles

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 5.99

    Star Girl flies again! Trouble develops in 1949 in B.C. when the teachers go on strike. Will Sophie have to endure as an outcast? Or will she save the day with a daring rescue? more...

  • Phillis Wheatley and the Romanticsby John C. Shields

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 34.95

     ?This book very conclusively debunks the over two-hundred-year-old conventional wisdom that Wheatley owes her poetic sensibilities to Alexander Pope. . . . It will help rejuvenate the study of Wheatley and will be an exciting contribution to scholarly discourse on Wheatley?s poetry.? ?Cedrick May, author of Evangelism and Resistance in the... 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 that ?the... more...

  • The Lily Pondby Mike Barnes

    Biblioasis 2008; US$ 17.95

    A memoir that explores the author's thirty-plus years of living with bipolar disorder. more...