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  • 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 Giovanni: A Literary Biographyby Virginia Fowler

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    "More avant-garde than representative of the Black Arts Movement, Giovanni's militant and impassioned cry for change began her lifelong campaign for civil justice. Her support and willingness to share her life and work with Fowler make this literary biography an excellent resource for even casual readers who are interested in American, black, and... 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...

  • F. Scott Fitzgeraldby Richard Shephard

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • Interpreting Dan Brown's Infernoby Deborah Parker; Mark Parker

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 1.99

    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...

  • The Monetary Imagination of Edgar Allan Poeby Heinz Tschachler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    In this first-of-its-kind treatment, Heinz Tschachler offers an account of Edgar Allan Poe's relation to the world of banking and money in antebellum America. He contends that Poe gave the full force of his censure to the acrimonious debates about America's money, Andrew Jackson's bank war, the panic of 1837 and the ensuing depression, and the nation's... more...