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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Giovanniby Virginia Fowler

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    This book offers a comprehensive examination of the life and work of Nikki Giovanni, one of the most prolific and well-known poets to emerge during the Black Arts Movement. 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$ 87.95

    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...