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  • 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

    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$ 26.95

    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...

  • William Faulknerby Cleanth Brooks

    LSU Press 1989; US$ 24.95

    In this companion volume to William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country, Cleanth Brooks takes an in-depth look at Faulkner's early poetry and prose as well as his five non-Yoknapatawpha novels -- Soldiers Pay, Mosquitoes, Pylon, The Wild Palms, and A Fable. Brooks also offers relevant clarification of some of his earlier interpretations of... 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...

  • CliffsNotes on Chopin's The Awakeningby Maureen Kelly

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Awakening you experience one woman?s desire... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Rand's Anthemby Andrew Bernstein

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 5.99

    CliffsNotes on Anthem is an excellent introduction to Ayn Rand?s philosophy of human nature. The novella?s theme and central conflict ? the individual versus the collective ? is an important element of her moral and political philosophy. more...