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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95 US$ 29.07
In the 1830s Alexis de Tocqueville prophesied that American writers would slight, even despise, form--that they would favor the sensational over rational order. He suggested that this attitude was linked to a distinct concept of democracy in America. Exposing the inaccuracies of such claims when applied to poetry, Stephen Cushman maintains that American... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25
In an age of authorless, contextless, deconstructed texts, Francis-NoŽl Thomas argues that it is time to re-examine a fundamental but neglected concept of literature: writing is an action whose agent is an individual. Addressing both general readers and scholars, Thomas offers two cases, Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan and Marcel Proust's A la recherche... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85
Stephen Railton's study of the American Renaissance proposes a fresh way of conceiving the writer as a performing artist and the text as an enactment of the drama of its own performance. Railton focuses on how major prose works of the period are preoccupied with their readers--how they seek to negotiate the conflicted space between the authors, who... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 69.00 US$ 62.79
This book offers a selection of superb photographs by the famous turn-of-the-century photographer Herbert Gleason. Retracing one of Thoreau's early journeys, Gleason produced moving and dramatic pictures of life along the rivers of New England. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 28.16
This book has a double purpose: to compare the literary projects, theories, and careers of Balzac and Henry James, and to develop a theory of realism that can account for their unabashed mimetic intentions and for their novels' sophisticated textuality. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...
- 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...
- University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 24.50
Using the term "prophetic remembrance" to articulate the expression of a constituent faith in the performative capacity of language, Erica Still shows how black subjectivity is born of and interprets cultural trauma. She brings together African American neo-slave narratives and Black South African postapartheid narratives to reveal the processes... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 5.80
CliffsNotes on Ethan Frome explores life in the personal prison designed by the lead character, a ?ruin of a man? who would rather be miserable with his lot in life than stray from accepted social convention. more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 105.68
This collection comprises essays from various interdisciplinary perspectives ? e.g. literary scholarship, intermediality, art history, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and narrative medicine ? to analyze and interpret the fictional and non-fictional works by Siri Hustvedt, an author whose reputation and public presence have been growing steadily... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50
In Performatively Speaking, Debra Rosenthal draws on speech act theory to open up the current critical conversation about antebellum American fiction and culture and to explore what happens when writers use words not just to represent action but to constitute action itself. Examining moments of discursive action in a range of canonical... more...