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  • Dislocating Race and Nationby Robert S. Levine

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and consciously differentiated American literature from British literature. Robert S. Levine challenges this assessment by exploring the conflicted, multiracial, and... more...

  • A Disturbing and Alien Memoryby Douglas L. Mitchell

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    In the late nineteenth century, as the study of history shifted from the domain of letters into the social sciences, novelists in the North and the West generally turned away from writing history. Many southern novelists and poets, however, continued to undertake historical writing as an extension of their art form. What made southern literary figures... more...

  • Edmund Wilsonby Lewis M. Dabney

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.95

    Edmund Wilson helped shape American letters from the early 1920's through the mid-'60s. He remains a presence in our literary culture, and his accounts of art and society have influenced a younger generation of readers and thinkers. This vibrant collection emerges from symposiums held at the Mercantile Library and at Princeton University in 1995,... more...

  • The Epitome of Evilby Michael Butter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This study explores the literary representations of Adolf Hitler in American fiction and makes the case that his figure has slowly developed from a means of left-wing critique into a device of right-wing affirmation. more...

  • Ersatz Americaby Rebecca Mark

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.50

    From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America?s addiction to imaginary histories that cover up the often violent acts of building a homogeneous nation. In Ersatz America,... more...

  • Essaysby Ambrose Bierce

    Copyright Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce had a diverse literary, military and journalistic career, during which his sardonic view of human nature ensured he was both frequently critical and frequently criticised. As a writer, his work included short stories, fables, editorials and his journalism, which was often controversial owing to his vehemence and acerbic style.... more...

  • Ethical Diversionsby Katalin Orban

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Ethnic Avant-Gardeby Steven S. Lee

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    During the 1920s and 1930s, American minority artists and writers collaborated extensively with the Soviet avant-garde, seeking to build a revolutionary society that would end racial discrimination and advance progressive art. Making what Claude McKay called the magic pilgrimage? to the Soviet Union, these intellectuals placed themselves at the forefront... more...

  • Existentialist Thought in African American Literature before 1940by Melvin Hill; Renee Barlow; Chase Dimock; Timothy Golden; Jeannine King

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99

    Existentialist Thought in African American Literature before 1940 consciously acknowledges the existential currents that are profoundly embedded in African American literature, establishing a rich legacy of existentialist thought that predates Richard Wright?s existential birth.This collection fuses together discussions of existentialist thought... more...