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  • Emerson and the Conduct of Lifeby David M. Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00

    Robinson discusses each of Emerson's major later works noting their increasing orientation to a philosophy of the 'conduct of life'. more...

  • Long Lifeby Mary Oliver

    Da Capo Press 2005; US$ 16.00

    A dazzling new collection of essays, poems, and prose poems by the best-selling author of The Leaf and the Cloud and What Do We Know . more...

  • Tibetan Peach Pieby Tom Robbins

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe. Tom Robbins? warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels?including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates ?provide an entryway into the... more...

  • Afrotopiaby Wilson Jeremiah Moses

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00

    A study of Afrocentrism since the eighteenth-century, with particular attention to popular mythologies. more...

  • Salinger's The Catcher in the Ryeby Stanley P. Baldwin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Catcher in the Rye introduces you to a coming-of-age... more...

  • "How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?"by Tahneer Oksman

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    American comics reflect the distinct sensibilities and experiences of the Jewish American men who played an outsized role in creating them, but what about the contributions of Jewish women? Focusing on the visionary work of seven contemporary female Jewish cartoonists, Tahneer Oksman draws a remarkable connection between innovations in modes of graphic... more...

  • The Latest Early American Literatureby R. C. De Prospo

    University of Delaware Press 2016; US$ 94.99

    The Latest Early American Literature both negatively critiques how the latest scholarly receptions of early American literature differ insignificantly from the earliest ones and positively proposes how a transnationalist concession?that America?s neocolonial culture lags behind that of Europe?might advance postmodern theorizing. Closer to earth,... more...

  • Borrowed Voicesby Jennifer Glaser

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    In this provocative new study, Jennifer Glaser examines how racial ventriloquism became a hallmark of late twentieth-century Jewish-American fiction, as Jewish writers asserted that their own ethnicity enabled them to speak for other minorities. Considering works by everyone from Cynthia Ozick to Woody Allen to Michael Chabon, she demonstrates how... more...

  • 9/11 and the Literature of Terrorby Martin Randall

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Explores the fiction, poetry, theatre and cinema that have represented the 9/11 attacks.Works by Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Don DeLillo, Simon Armitage and Mohsin Hamid are discussed in relation to the specific problems of writing about such a visually spectacular 'event' that has had enormous global implications. Other chapters analyse initial... more...

  • AN AMERICAN PROCESSIONby Alfred Kazin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95

    An American Procession is a study, on the largest scale, of the major American writers at work during the historically and literarily crucial century that began in the early 1830s, when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a metaphysical revolution, and ended on the eve of the 1930s with the triumph of modernism and the... more...