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  • CliffsNotes on Anaya's Bless Me, Ultimaby Ruben O. Martinez

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 5.99

    This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you?ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works. more...

  • The American Adamby R. W. B. Lewis

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Intellectual history is viewed in this book as a series of "great conversations"?dramatic dialogues in which a culture's spokesmen wrestle with the leading questions of their times. In nineteenth-century America the great argument centered about De Crèvecoeur's "new man," the American, an innocent Adam in a bright new world dissociating himself from... more...

  • James Baldwin's Later Fictionby Lynn O. Scott

    Michigan State University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    James Baldwin?s Later Fiction examines the decline of Baldwin?s reputation after the middle 1960s, his tepid reception in mainstream and academic venues, and the ways in which critics have often mis-represented and undervalued his work. Scott develops readings of Tell Me How Long the Train?s Been Gone, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Just Above... more...

  • The Wizard of Oz and Who He Wasby Martin Gardner; Russel B. Nye

    Michigan State University Press 1994; US$ 17.55

    When Russel B. Nye and Martin Gardner teamed up to bring out a new edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , theirs was the first critical analysis of L. Frank Baum American classic. The book opens with an essay by Nye, entitled "An Appreciation," which is an overview of Baum's creative and imaginative genius. Nye explores the reasons why earlier critics... more...

  • Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods)by Simon Pokagon; Philip J. Deloria; John N. Low

    Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 18.35

    Simon Pokagon, the son of tribal patriarch Leopold Pokagon, was a talented writer, advocate for the Pokagon Potawatomi community, and tireless self-promoter.      In 1899, shorty after his death, Pokagon's novel Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki ( Queen of the Woods )?only the second ever published by an American Indian?appeared. It was intended to be a... 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...

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    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99

    Imagining Slaves and Robots in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture: Reinventing Yesterday's Slave with Tomorrow's Robot is an interdisciplinary study that seeks to investigate and speculate about the relationship between technology and human nature through popular culture. Imagining Slaves and Robots in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture... 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...

  • I Wonder as I Wanderby Langston Hughes; Arnold Rampersad

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 18.99

    In I Wonder as I Wander , Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s. His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through dictatorships, wars, revolutions. He meets and brings to life the famous and the humble, from Arthur... more...

  • Writing the Selfby Peter Collister

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    A monograph that re-evaluates the final decade of Henry James' creative life. It examines the narrative of "The American Scene", the autobiographical writing, a number of short stories and two incomplete novels: works which offer contrasting notations of the self. more...