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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 5.99
CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Major Works includes brief analyses of some of Vonnegut's most-read literary works, including Cat's Cradle; Breakfast of Champions; Slaughterhouse-Five; and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater . Also discussed is Piano Player; The Sirens of Titan; Mother Night; and Happy Birthday, Wanda June. In addition to a general... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 32.00
An incisive study of modern American literature, casting new light on its origins and themes. Exploring canonical American writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner alongside less familiar writers like Djuna Barnes and Susan Glaspell, the guide takes readers though a diverse literary landscape. It considers how the rise of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95
An American Procession is a study, on the largest scale, of the major American writers at work during the historically and literarily crucial century that began in the early 1830s, when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a metaphysical revolution, and ended on the eve of the 1930s with the triumph of modernism and the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00
The first critical collection of its kind devoted solely to this subject, this Companion covers both well-known and lesser-known poets. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99
After its heyday in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, naturalism, a genre that typically depicts human beings as the product of biological and environmental forces over which they have little control, was supplanted by modernism, a genre in which writers experimented with innovations in form and content. In the last decade, the movement... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 55.00
In The Life and Undeath of Autonomy in American Literature, Geoff Hamilton charts the evolution of the fundamental concept of autonomy in the American imaginary across the span of the nation?s literary history. Whereas America?s ideological roots are typically examined in relation to Enlightenment Europe, this book traces the American literary... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 55.00
Finally breaking through heterosexual clichés of flirtatious belles and cavaliers, sinister black rapists and lusty "Jezebels," Cotton's Queer Relations exposes the queer dynamics embedded in myths of the southern plantation. Focusing on works by Ernest J. Gaines, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Katherine Anne Porter, Margaret Walker,... more...