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  • Hemingway and Womenby Lawrence R. Broer; Gloria Holland; Rena Sanderson; Gail Sinclair; Jamie Barlowe; Kathy G. Willingham; Lisa Tyler; Amy Strong; Linda Patterson Miller; Linda Wagner-Martin; Ann Putnam; Debra A. Moddelmog; Miriam B. Mandel; Hilary K. Justice; Kim Moreland; Nancy R. Comley; Rose Marie Burwell; Sandra Spanier

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Female scholars reevaluate gender and the female presence in the life and work of one of America?s foremost writers. Ernest Hemingway has often been criticized as a misogynist because of his portrayal of women. But some of the most exciting Hemingway scholarship of recent years has come from women scholars who challenge traditional views of... more...

  • Ecotopiaby Ernest Callenbach

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    A novel both timely and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach?s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental concerns of today, set in an ecologically sound future society. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the ?newest name after Wells, Verne, Huxley, and Orwell,? Callenbach offers a visionary blueprint for the survival of our planet . . . and our... more...

  • Performatively Speakingby Debra J. Rosenthal

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    In Performatively Speaking, Debra Rosenthal draws on speech act theory to open up the current critical conversation about antebellum American fiction and culture and to explore what happens when writers use words not just to represent action but to constitute action itself. Examining moments of discursive action in a range of canonical and noncanonical... more...

  • The Arresting Eyeby Jinny Huh

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    In her reading of detective fiction and passing narratives from the end of the nineteenth century forward, Jinny Huh investigates anxieties about race and detection. Adopting an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, she examines the racial formations of African Americans and Asian Americans not only in detective fiction (from Sherlock Holmes... more...

  • The Daemon Knowsby Harold Bloom

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hailed as ?the indispensable critic? by The New York Review of Books, Harold Bloom? New York Times bestselling writer and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University?has for decades been sharing with readers and students his genius and passion for understanding literature and explaining why it matters. Now he turns at long last to his beloved... more...

  • An Act of Godby

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    *** An Act of God (previously published as The Last Testament: A Memoir ) is now a major Broadway show starring Jim Parsons ( The Big Bang Theory ) and directed by Joe Mantello ( Wicked )*** Over the course of his long and distinguished career, God has literally seen it all. And not just seen. In fact, the multitalented deity has played a pivotal... more...

  • Reconstructing Womanhoodby Hazel V. Carby

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 57.99

    Covering the period between the 1850s and the turn of the century, this study of 19th century narratives depicts an era of intense cultural and political activity when Afro-American women first began to emerge as novelists. more...

  • Was Huck Black?by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 29.99

    In a piece of controversial research, the author of this treatise provides evidence that the voice of Mark Twain's most famous literary creation, Huckleberry Finn, was based on that of a black child whom he met in 1870. more...

  • A Republic of Riversby John A. Murray

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    "The spell of Alaska," Ella Higginson wrote in 1908, "falls upon every lover of beauty who has voyaged along those far northern snow-pearled shores...or who has drifted down the mighty rivers of the interior which flow, bell-toned and lonely, to the sea....No writer has ever described Alaska; no one writer ever will; but each must do his share, according... more...

  • American Renaissanceby F. O. Matthiessen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1968; US$ 54.99

    Book 1 From Emerson to Thoreau. Book 2 Hawthorne. Book 3 Melville. Book 4 Whitman more...