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  • A Brief History of American Literatureby Richard Gray

    Wiley 2010; US$ 41.95

    "This is a wonderful book. Writing in an elegantly accessible style, Richard Gray offers the reader a truly comprehensive narrative of American literature from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. The entire range, diversity, and richness of American writing are made available here in a single, superbly authoritative volume." — Andrew... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 149.00

    Thus 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...

  • All Stories Are Trueby Tracie Church Guzzio

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 60.00

    In All Stories Are True , Tracie Church Guzzio provides the first full-length study of John Edgar Wideman's entire oeuvre to date. Specifically, Guzzio examines the ways in which Wideman (b. 1941) engages with three crucial themes-history, myth, more...

  • Faulkner and Whitenessby Jay Watson

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 55.00

    William Faulkner wrote during a tumultuous period in southern racial consciousness, between the years of the enactment of Jim Crow and the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the South. Throughout the writer's career racial paradigms were in flu more...

  • Faulkner at 100by Donald M. Kartiganer; Ann J. Abadie

    University Press of Mississippi 2000; US$ 25.00

    Essays in centennial celebration of William Faulkner and his achievement. With essays and commentaries by André Bleikasten, Joseph Blotner, Larry Brown, Thadious M. Davis, Susan V. Donaldson, Doreen Fowler, The Reverend Duncan M. Gray, Jr., Minrose C. Gwin, Robert W. Hamblin, W. Kenneth Holditch, Lothar Hönnighausen, Richard Howorth, John... more...

  • Thomas Merton's Dark Pathby William H. Shannon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1987; US$ 8.99

    William Shannon is the author of Thomas Merton's Dark Path . He also edited The Hidden Ground of Love , the first volume of Merton's correspondence. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Russ Castronovo

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    How do we approach the rich field of nineteenth-century American literature? How might we recalibrate the coordinates of critical vision and open up new areas of investigation? To answer such questions, this volume brings together 23 original essays written by leading scholars in American literary studies. By examining specific novels, poems, essays,... more...

  • Uncensored: Views & (Re)viewsby Joyce Carol Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Uncensored: Views & (Re)views is Joyce Carol Oates's most candid gathering of prose pieces since (Woman) Writer: Occasions & Opportunities . Her ninth book of nonfiction, it brings together thirty-eight diverse and provocative pieces from the New York Review of Books , the Times Literary Supplement , and the New York Times Book Review . Oates... more...