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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    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...

  • Relation of Literature to Lifeby Charles Dudley Warner

    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...

  • Nikki Giovanni: A Literary Biographyby Virginia Fowler

    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...

  • The Geographical History of Americaby Gertrude Stein

    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...

  • Where is American Literatureby Caroline F. Levander

    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...

  • F. Scott Fitzgeraldby Richard Shephard

    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...

  • CliffsNotes on Lipsyte's The Contenderby Stanley P Baldwin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 4.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. In CliffsNotes on The Contender, you look into a moral tale that emphasizes the importance of the fight over the prize, the quality of the struggle over the outcome. Following the development of the novel's protagonist, this study... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Wharton's The Age of Innocenceby Susan Van Kirk

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 7.49

    Written exclusively by experienced teachers and educators, CliffsNotes are the resource of choice for today?s students. These user-friendly guides make studying a snap ? with visual icons flagging key themes, literary devices, and more. Inside you?ll find valuable insights on Wharton?s The Age of Innocence, including: Brief overall synopsis Chapter-by-chapter... more...