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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Shade of the Raintree, Centennial Editionby Larry Lockridge

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Raintree County, the first novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr., was the publishing event of 1948. Excerpted in Life magazine, it was a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection, won MGM's Novel Award and a movie deal, and stood at the top of the nation's bestseller lists. Unfortunately, Lockridge's first novel was also his last. Two months after its publication... 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...

  • Colonial Mediascapesby Matt Cohen; Jeffrey Glover

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 35.00

    In colonial North and South America, print was only one way of communicating. Information in various forms flowed across the boundaries between indigenous groups and early imperial settlements. Natives and newcomers made speeches, exchanged gifts, invented gestures, and inscribed their intentions on paper, bark, skins, and many other kinds of surfaces.... more...

  • Robert Frost in Contextby Mark Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Forty essays from influential scholars and poets offer a fresh, multifaceted assessment of the life and works of Robert Frost. more...

  • A Companion to Modernist Poetryby David E. Chinitz; Gail McDonald

    Wiley 2014; US$ 198.50

    Offering a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the field, A Companion to Modernist Poetry provides readers with detailed discussions of individual poets, ‘schools’ and ‘movements’ within modernist poetry, and the cultural and historical context of the modernist period. Provides an in-depth and accessible summary of the... more...