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  • Quirks of the Quantumby Samuel Chase Coale

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 24.50

    Episodic and disconnected, much of postmodern fiction mirrors the world as quantum theorists describe it, according to Samuel Chase Coale. In Quirks of the Quantum, Coale shows how the doubts, misgivings, and ambiguities reflected in the postmodern American novel have been influenced by the metaphors and models of quantum theory. Coale explains... more...

  • Elizabeth Bishop in the Twenty-First Centuryby Angus Cleghorn; Bethany Hicok; Thomas Travisano

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    In recent years, a series of major collections of posthumous writings by Elizabeth Bishop--one of the most widely read and discussed poets of the twentieth century--have been published, profoundly affecting how we look at her life and work. The hundreds of letters, poems, and other writings in these volumes have expanded Bishop?s published work by... more...

  • Neobaroque in the Americasby Monika Kaup

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 29.50

    In a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of modern and postmodern literature, film, art, and visual culture, Monika Kaup examines the twentieth century's recovery of the baroque within a hemispheric framework embracing North America, Latin America, and U.S. Latino/a culture. As "neobaroque" comes to the forefront of New World studies, attention... more...

  • Upon Provincialismby Bill Hardwig

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 49.50

    Drawing on tourist literature, travelogues, and local-color fiction about the South, Bill Hardwig tracks the ways in which the nation's leading interdisciplinary periodicals, especially the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and the Century , translated and broadcast the predominant narratives about the late-nineteenth-century South. In many ways, he... more...

  • Between the Novel and the Newsby Sari Edelstein

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    While American literary history has long acknowledged the profound influence of journalism on canonical male writers, Sari Edelstein argues that American women writers were also influenced by a dynamic relationship with the mainstream press. From the early republic through the turn of the twentieth century, she offers a comprehensive reassessment... more...

  • Writing through Jane Crowby Ayesha K. Hardison

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In Writing through Jane Crow, Ayesha Hardison examines African American literature and its representation of black women during the pivotal but frequently overlooked decades of the 1940s and 1950s. At the height of Jim Crow racial segregation?a time of transition between the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movement and between World War II and... more...

  • Edith Whartonby Edith Wharton; Frederick Wegener

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.50

    The widespread resurgence of interest in Edith Wharton's career over the past twenty years has restored to print most of her fiction, travel books, and writings on architecture, gardening, and interior decoration. Yet one significant and substantial portion of her accomplishment has remained largely overlooked: Wharton's numerous exercises in literary... more...

  • Joseph Brodsky and the Creation of Exileby David M. Bethea

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    Joseph Brodsky, one of the most prominent contemporary American poets, is also among the finest living poets in the Russian language. Nevertheless, his poetry and the crucial bilingual dimension of his poetic world are still insufficiently understood by Western audiences. How did the Russian-born Brodsky arrive at his present status as an international... more...

  • Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrativeby Esther Rashkin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative is the first book to explore the implications of the psychoanalytic theory of the phantom for the study of narrative literature. A phantom is formed when a shameful, unspeakable secret is unwittingly transmitted, through cryptic language and behavior, transgenerationally from one family member to... more...

  • Ersatz Americaby Rebecca Mark

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    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, Rebecca Mark... more...