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  • 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...

  • A Companion to American Literature and Cultureby Paul Lauter

    Wiley 2010; US$ 54.95

    This expansive Companion offers a set of fresh perspectives on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States. * Highlights the diverse voices that constitute American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, regional writing, literature of the environment, and more * Demonstrates that American literature... more...

  • Clickety Clackby Joy S. McDiarmid

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 9.99

    To many, Joy McDiarmid was a successful Winnipeg writer and public relations consultant. In truth she was leading a complex double life. Behind an outer mask of accomplishment she battled in the twilight zones of mental health, sexual identity, and imprecise gender. more...

  • Tom Thomson's Last Paddleby Larry McCloskey

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 6.95

    While camping in Ontarios Algonquin Park, Dani and Caitlin are stunned to see a ghostly canoe drifting towards the shore. Is this really the ghost of painter Tom Thomson? 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 Hinman

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 37.00

    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...