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  • A Brief History of American Literatureby Richard Gray

    Wiley 2010; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    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 forms of... more...

  • To Kill A Mockingbirdby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 36.00

    - Comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. - Concise critical excerpts provide a scholarly overview of each work. - "The Story Behind the Story" details the conditions under which the work was written. - Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list... more...

  • Desire, Violence, and Divinity in Modern Southern Fictionby Gary M. Ciuba

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 18.95

    In this groundbreaking study, Gary M. Ciuba examines how four of the South's most probing writers of twentieth-century fiction, Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O?Connor, Cormac McCarthy and Walker Percy, expose the roots of violence in southern culture. Ciuba draws on the paradigm of mimetic violence developed by cultural and literary critic René Girard,... more...

  • Cities, Borders and Spaces in Intercultural American Literature and Filmby Ana M. Manzanas; Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the spatial morphologies represented in a wide range of contemporary ethnic American literary and cinematic works. Drawing from Henri Lefebvre?s theorization of space as a living organism, Edward Soja?s writings on the postmetropolis, Marc Augé?s notion of the non-place, Manuel Castells? space of flows, and Michel de Certeau?s theories... more...

  • Thomas Merton's Dark Pathby William H. Shannon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1987; US$ 8.99

    In the mystical tradition the "dark," or apophatic way has a long history. It is the way of John of the Cross, of Master Eckhart, of Juliana of Norwich, of the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing , and of Thomas Merton. This dark path of contemplation that Merton followed, wrote about extensively, and considered the focal point of his life... more...

  • The Jack Ryan Agendaby William Terdoslavich

    Tom Doherty Associates 2006; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Who is Jack Ryan? Lowly analyst, James Bondian secret agent, President of the United States? All of the above? Or is he just Tom Clancy's mouthpiece for what is right and wrong with politics and policy today? What impact did Red Storm Rising have on Ronald Reagan's policy for dealing with the Soviet Union? Was A Clear and Present Danger a trial... more...

  • Reforming the Worldby Maria Carla Sanchez

    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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literatureby Joy Porter; Kenneth M. Roemer

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    An informative and wide-ranging overview of Native American literature from the 1770s to present day. more...

  • The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligentby Lionel Trilling; Leon Wieseltier; Leon Wieseltier

    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...

  • The Man of Letters as a Man of Businessby William Dean Howells

    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...