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  • Before the West Was Westby Amy T. Hamilton; Tom J. Hillard; Michael P Branch

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 30.00

    Before the West Was West examines the extent to which scholars have engaged in-depth with pre-1800 ?western? texts and asks what we mean by ?western? American literature in the first place and when that designation originated. Calling into question the implicit temporal boundaries of the ?American West? in literature, a literature often viewed... more...

  • Pynchon's Californiaby Scott McClintock; John Miller

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Pynchon?s California is the first book to examine Thomas Pynchon?s use of California as a setting in his novels. Throughout his 50-year career, Pynchon has regularly returned to the Golden State in his fiction. With the publication in 2009 of his third novel set there, the significance of California in Pynchon?s evolving fictional project becomes... more...

  • The Cambridge History of American Poetryby Alfred Bendixen; Stephen Burt

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 132.00

    Essential reading on the writing and development of American poetry from its beginnings to the end of the twentieth century. more...

  • Romantic Naturalists, Early Environmentalistsby Dewey W. Hall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In his study of Romantic naturalists and early environmentalists, Hall claims the creation of the National Trust in the United Kingdom and the National Parks in the United States were both shaped by literature. Central to Hall's project are links among Gilbert White, William Wordsworth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Octavia Hill and John Muir in the context... more...

  • The Mythologizing of Mark Twainby Sara Davis; Philip D. Beidler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Readers of Mark Twain seldom doubt his genius, but defining that genius and locating its source continue to challenge students of American literature. Equally elusive is an explanation of the intriguing phenomenon of Twain as a mythic figure, both shaper and embodier of an American mythos. Perhaps no single critical approach can adequately... more...

  • Politics and Skepticism in Antebellum American Literatureby Dominic Mastroianni

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This volume explores the way in which antebellum American writers perceived the political implications of modern philosophical skepticism. more...

  • Worlding Americaby Oliver Scheiding; Martin Seidl

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Worlding America explores the circulation of short narratives in the early Americas through a combination of neglected primary materials and scholarly commentary. Building on recent reconsiderations of American literature in light of transnational and hemispheric approaches, it follows the migration of stories from various backgrounds and demonstrates... more...

  • The Republic of Imaginationby Azar Nafisi

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people?s lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran , which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught... more...

  • Raising Girls in Bohemia: Meditations of an American Fatherby Richard Katrovas

    Three Rooms Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    A provocative collection of personal and political essays by an American writer, Raising Girls in Bohemia chronicles the life of a father raising three perfectly bilingual, culturally bifurcated, Czech-American daughters. While tracing what fatherhood has taught him about the world, Katrovas delves into a range of intricately related yet far-flung... more...

  • American Pulpby Paula Rabinowitz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    ?There is real hope for a culture that makes it as easy to buy a book as it does a pack of cigarettes.??a civic leader quoted in a New American Library ad (1951) American Pulp tells the story of the midcentury golden age of pulp paperbacks and how they brought modernism to Main Street, democratized literature and ideas, spurred social mobility,... more...