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  • The Fate of Ideasby Robert Boyers

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    As editor of the quarterly Salmagundi for the past fifty years, Robert Boyers has been on the cutting edge of developments in politics, culture, and the arts. Reflecting on his collaborations and quarrels with some of the twentieth century?s most transformative writers, artists, and thinkers, Boyers writes a wholly original intellectual memoir that... more...

  • A Transnational Poeticsby Jahan Ramazani

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous??stubbornly national,? in T. S. Eliot?s phrase, or ?the most provincial of the arts,? according to W. H. Auden. But in  A Transnational Poetics,  Jahan Ramazani uncovers the ocean-straddling energies of the poetic imagination?in modernism and the Harlem Renaissance; in post?World War II... more...

  • Companion to James Welch's The Heartsong of Charging Elkby Arnold Krupat

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    James Welch was one of the central figures in twentieth-century American Indian literature, and The Heartsong of Charging Elk is of particular importance as the culminating novel in his canon. A historical novel, Heartsong follows a Lakota (Sioux) man at the end of the nineteenth century as he travels with Buffalo Bill?s Wild West show; is left... more...

  • Planetary Modernismsby Susan Stanford Friedman

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Drawing on a vast archive of world history, anthropology, geography, cultural theory, postcolonial studies, gender studies, literature, and art, Susan Stanford Friedman recasts modernity as a networked, circulating, and recurrent phenomenon producing multiple aesthetic innovations across millennia. Considering cosmopolitan as well as nomadic and oceanic... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literatureby Crystal Parikh; Daniel Y. Kim

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This Companion surveys Asian American literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. more...

  • The Gospel of Wealth in the American Novel (Routledge Revivals)by Arun Mukherjee

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Business and the businessman have had a fundamental place in American society since the inception of the nation. This tenet, the ?gospel of wealth?, is a central concern in the novels of Theodore Dreiser and his contemporaries. First published in 1987, this study sets this group of writers in their historical context and shows how they elaborated... more...

  • The Hidden Godby Ryan White

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    The Hidden God revisits the origins of American pragmatism and finds a nascent “posthumanist? critique shaping early modern thought. By reaching as far back as the Calvinist arguments of the American Puritans and their struggle to know a “hidden God,? this book extends the parameters of intellectual history to bring American pragmatism closer to contemporary... more...

  • Stories for Chipby Nisi Shawl; Bill Campbell

    Rosarium Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Stories for Chip brings together outstanding authors inspired by a brilliant writer and critic, Science Fiction Writers of America Grandmaster Samuel R. ?Chip? Delany. Award-winning SF luminaries such as Michael Swanwick, Nalo Hopkinson, and Eileen Gunn contribute original fiction and creative nonfiction. From surrealistic visions of bucolic road... more...

  • Cather Studies, Volume 10by Cather Studies; Richard H. Millington; Anne L Kaufman

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 40.00

    Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century explores, with textual specificity and historical alertness, the question of how the cultures of the nineteenth century?the cultures that shaped Willa Cather?s childhood, animated her education, supplied her artistic models, generated her inordinate ambitions, and gave embodiment to many of her deeply held... more...

  • Literature and Fascinationby Sibylle Baumbach

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Exploring literary fascination as a key concept of aesthetic attraction, this book illuminates the ways in which literary texts are designed, presented, and received. Detailed case studies include texts by William Shakespeare, S.T. Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Don DeLillo, and Ian McEwan. more...