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- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95
Reforming the World considers the intricate relationship between social reform and spiritual elevation and the development of fiction in the antebellum United States. Arguing that novels of the era engaged with questions about the proper role of fiction taking place at the time, Maria Carla Sánchez illuminates the politically and socially motivated... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00
An informative and wide-ranging overview of Native American literature from the 1770s to present day. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001; US$ 8.99
A landmark reissue of a great teacher's finest work Lionel Trilling was, during his lifetime, generally acknowledged to be one of the finest essayists in the English language, the heir of Hazlitt and the peer of Orwell. Since his death in 1974, his work has been discussed and hotly debated, yet today, when writers and critics claim to be "for"... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
A brilliant piece by Howells, renowned American author and literary critic. In this essay he critically examines the weak financial state of writers. He argues that presently writers do not earn substantial amount of money from their publication of their books. However, with the increasing popularity of magazines, writers can earn more by the sale... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
Here Warner analyzes the influence of literature on life. He elucidates that an era is the basic driving force behind good literature. Likewise, good literature reflects the beauty of its era. He also emphasizes the adorning impressions that literature has upon human mind and life. An impressive and thought-provoking work. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00
Nikki Giovanni: A Literary Biography focuses on one of the most widely read poets to emerge from the Black Arts Movement, providing a thorough examination of Giovanni's life and work, from her earliest volume of poetry, Black Feeling Black Talk , to the recent Bicycles . The book addresses Giovanni's preoccupation with historical themes and the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00
First published in 1936, The Geographical History of America compiles prose pieces, dialogues, philosophical meditations, and playlets by one of the century's most influential writers. In this work, Stein sets forth her view of the human mind: what it is, how it works, and how it is different from - and more interesting than - human nature. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95
Where is American Literature? offers a spirited and compelling argument for rethinking the way we view American literature in relation to the nation while powerfully demonstrating why it continues to matter in a global age. A refreshing and accessible investigation into the various locations - linguistic, geographical, virtual, ideological... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 5.99
F Scott Fitzgerald is widely praised as the finest and most celebrated novelist of twentieth century America. His reputation is infinitely more lustrous since his untimely death than it was for much of his twenty-year literary career and is largely based on his 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, as well as on the colourful and tragic incidents of his personal... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 0.99
In this sneak peek into Inferno, Dan Brown's brand new novel, Interpreting Dan Brown's Inferno will provide readers with an engaging introduction to Dante and his world?and the ways in which Brown has repurposed Dante's famous work in his newest Robert Langdon novel. This teaser explores the Prologue and first chapter of Inferno and details... more...