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  • The Poetry of Raymond Carverby Sandra Lee Kleppe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe focuses particularly on the complex literary and scientific systems that influenced Carver’s development as a writer as she makes a case... more...

  • The Other Blacklistby Mary Helen Washington

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Mary Helen Washington recovers the vital role of 1950s leftist politics in the works and lives of contemporary African American writers and artists. While most histories of McCarthyism focus on the devastation of the black list and the intersection of leftist politics and American culture, few include the activities of radical writers and artists... more...

  • T.S. Eliotby G. Douglas Atkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    By comparing and contrasting the pre-conversion and the post-conversion poetics and poetic practices of T.S. Eliot, this book elucidates the responsibilities and opportunities for a poet who is also Christian. This book is the second in a trilogy which includes T.S. Eliot, Lancelot Andrewes, and the Word . more...

  • American Smokeby Iain Sinclair

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 27.99

    The visionary writer Iain Sinclair turns his sights to the Beat Generation in America in his most epic journey yet ?How best to describe Iain Sinclair?? asks Robert Macfarlane in The Guardian . ?A literary mud-larker and tip-picker? A Travelodge tramp (his phrase)? A middle-class dropout with a gift for bullshit (also his phrase)? A toxicologist... more...

  • Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literatureby Theda Wrede

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature challenges readers? understanding of where the mythic Southwest and ecological consciousness meet. The book establishes conceptual connections between literature, ecocriticism, and feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theory to recover the creative imagination in redemptive figurations... more...

  • Updikeby Adam Begley

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Updike is Adam Begley?s masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike?a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work. In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist,... more...

  • Updikeby Adam Begley

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 19.99

    Updike is Adam Begley?s masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike?a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work. In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist,... more...

  • Updikeby Adam Begley

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Updike is Adam Begley?s masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike?a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work. In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist,... more...

  • The Critical Reception of James Baldwin, 1963-2010by Conseula Francis

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 75.00

    Examines the major divisions in criticism of this major African American writer, paying particular attention to the way each critical period defines Baldwin and his work for its own purposes. more...

  • Reading Capitalist Realismby Alison Shonkwiler; Leigh Claire La Berge

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    As the world has been reshaped since the 1970s by economic globalization, neoliberalism, and financialization, writers and artists have addressed the problem of representing the economy with a new sense of political urgency. Anxieties over who controls capitalism have thus been translated into demands upon literature, art, and mass media to develop... more...