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  • Margaret Garnerby La Vinia Delois Jennings

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 49.50

    In January 1856, Margaret Garner?an enslaved woman on a Kentucky plantation?ran with members of her family to the free state of Ohio. As slave catchers attempted to capture the fugitives in Cincinnati, Garner cut the throat of her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter to prevent her return to slavery. Toni Morrison first imaginatively treated Margaret... more...

  • Aphrodite's Daughtersby Maureen Honey

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Aphrodite?s Daughters introduces us to Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery, African American poetic iconoclasts who viewed the female body as a source of strength and transcendence as they pioneered forthright modes of erotic self-expression during the Harlem Renaissance. Drawing from their published and unpublished poetry,... more...

  • Ernest Hemingwayby James Nagel

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Ernest Hemingway: The Oak Park Legacy is the first extensive examination of the relationship of Hemingway to his hometown, Oak Park, Illinois, and the influence its people, places, and underlying values had on his early work. In this volume, 11 leading Hemingway scholars explore various aspects of these issues, from the migration of the Hemingway... more...

  • Robicheaux's Rootsby Patricia M. Gaitely

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    James Lee Burke developed the character of Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux through twenty mystery novels published over three decades. Despite readers? increasing interest in Detective Robicheaux, his habits and preferences originate from a culture still unfamiliar to many of the books? fans. In Robicheaux?s Roots , Patricia M. Gaitely explores the... more...

  • Affective Critical Regionalityby Neil Campbell

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    Investigates the concept of affective critical regionality to demonstrate how it deepens our sense of and relations to place. more...

  • James Jonesby Tony J. Williams

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 89.99

    James Jones: The Limits of Eternity is the first detailed critical study of American author James Jones' works placing him as an important figure within the context of twentieth century literature rather than his present status as a war novelist. It presents a comprehensive view of his entire work seeing him as a critical commentator of American... more...

  • When We Imagine Graceby Simone C. Drake

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Simone C. Drake spent the first several decades of her life learning how to love and protect herself, a black woman, from the systems designed to facilitate her harm and marginalization. But when she gave birth to the first of her three sons, she quickly learned that black boys would need protection from these very same systems?systems dead set on... more...

  • Eve Temptedby Allan Gardner Lloyd Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1984, this book offers a unique interpretation of Hawthorne?s work, making use of perspectives opened up by Derrida in his work on Rousseau. It offers a psycho-biography of the author as discoverable in the texts and avoids a simplistic Freudian analysis. In doing so, it illuminates the work and re-opens Hawthorne?s texts to creative... more...

  • Auto/Biography across the Americasby Ricia A. Chansky

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    Auto/biographical narratives of the Americas are marked by the underlying themes of movement and belonging. This collection proposes that the impact of the historic or contemporary movement of peoples to, in, and from the Americas?whether chosen or forced?motivates the ways in which identities are constructed in this contested space. Such movement... more...

  • Edith Whartonby Alfred Bendixen; Annette Zilversmit

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1992, this volume of essays celebrates the revival of Edith Wharton?s critical reputation. It offers a variety of approaches to the work of Wharton and examines largely neglected texts. It differs from many other collections of Wharton criticism in its insistence that the entire body of Wharton?s work deserves attention. This book... more...