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  • Joseph Brodsky and the Creation of Exileby David M. Bethea

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    Joseph Brodsky, one of the most prominent contemporary American poets, is also among the finest living poets in the Russian language. Nevertheless, his poetry and the crucial bilingual dimension of his poetic world are still insufficiently understood by Western audiences. How did the Russian-born Brodsky arrive at his present status as an international... more...

  • Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrativeby Esther Rashkin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative is the first book to explore the implications of the psychoanalytic theory of the phantom for the study of narrative literature. A phantom is formed when a shameful, unspeakable secret is unwittingly transmitted, through cryptic language and behavior, transgenerationally from one family member to... more...

  • Ersatz Americaby Rebecca Mark

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America?s addiction to imaginary histories that cover up the often violent acts of building a homogeneous nation. In Ersatz America, Rebecca Mark... more...

  • Prophetic Remembranceby Erica Still

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 24.50

    Using the term "prophetic remembrance" to articulate the expression of a constituent faith in the performative capacity of language, Erica Still shows how black subjectivity is born of and interprets cultural trauma. She brings together African American neo-slave narratives and Black South African postapartheid narratives to reveal the processes... more...

  • Dickinson and the Romantic Imaginationby Joanne Feit Diehl

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Evaluating Emily Dickinson's poetry within the context of Romanticism, Joanne Diehl demonstrates how the poet both manifests and boldly subverts this literary tradition. One of the most important reasons for the poet's divergence from it, Professor Diehl argues, is a powerful sense of herself as a woman, which also creates a feeling of estrangement... more...

  • Race, Ethnicity and Publishing in Americaby Cecile Cottenet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Race, Ethnicity and Publishing in America considers American minority literatures from the perspective of print culture. Putting in dialogue European and American scholars and spanning the slavery era through the early 21st century, they draw on approaches from library history, literary history and textual studies. more...

  • A Brief History of American Literatureby Richard Gray

    Wiley 2010; US$ 113.95

    A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day.  Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature  Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking  at other... more...

  • The Editing of American Literature, 1890-1930by Donald Pizer

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    The Editing of American Literature, 1890-1930 collects Donald Pizer?s essays and reviews that examine the issues associated with providing authoritative scholarly editions of major turn-of-the-century American authors. Divided into four sections?general essays on editing; essays and reviews on the editing of Theodore Dreiser; essays and reviews... more...

  • Robert Frost's Political Bodyby Grzegorz Kosc

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    A provocative new study that identifies a deep structure -- that of the political body -- in Frost's poetry. more...

  • Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature in Middle Eastern Languagesby Jeffrey Einboden

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    A transnational study of the American Renaissance which explores the literary circulation of Middle Eastern translations of 19th-century U.S. literature. more...