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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Undergraduate's Companion to American Writers and Their Web Sites, Theby 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...