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  • Killing the Moonlightby Jennifer Scappettone

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    Terry F. Godlove argues Kant?s theoretical philosophy, also called “the critical philosophy,? contains resources with implications extending far beyond monotheism and its beliefs. Focusing on the philosopher?s account of experience and his argument that human perception of incomplete and finite concepts can yield genuine knowledge and insight, Godlove... more...

  • Unsettled Statesby Dana Luciano; Ivy Wilson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In Unsettled States , Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the “long” nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars across the discipline, the book responds to recent critical challenges to the boundaries, both spatial and temporal,... more...

  • Toward a Female Genealogy of Transcendentalismby Jana L. Argersinger; Phyllis Cole

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Traditional histories of the American transcendentalist movement begin in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s terms: describing a rejection of college books and church pulpits in favor of the individual power of "Man Thinking." This essay collection asks how women who lacked the privileges of both college and clergy rose to thought. For them, reading... more...

  • The Critical Twilight (Routledge Revivals)by John Fekete

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1977, this book was the first to map extensively the ideological typography of the Anglo-American tradition of literary theory. It interrogates, comprehensively and in detail, the assumptions and categorical development within critical ideas from I. A. Richards and T. S. Eliot, through John Crowe Ransom and the New Criticism, to... more...

  • On Poets and Othersby Michael Schmidt; Octavio Paz

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos... more...

  • Das Nichts und der Schmerzby Sarina Schnatwinkel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Die Romane von Bret Easton Ellis erfordern einen starken Magen, lösen Gänsehaut aus - und sind dennoch faszinierend. Nicht umsonst sind sie scharf kritisiert, aber auch umjubelt worden. Was also macht den Reiz der Romane des Skandalautors aus? Sarina Schnatwinkel beantwortet diese Frage, indem sie alle sechs bisher erschienenen Romane von Ellis kritisch... more...

  • American Sea Literatureby Shin Yamashiro

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Presenting a unique three-dimensional approach to American traditional and contemporary sea literature, Yamashiro shows America's craving for the oceanic using science, literature, and history. more...

  • The Myths That Made Americaby Heike Paul

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 29.00

    This essential introduction to American Studies examines the core foundational myths which the nation is based upon and which still determine discussions of US-American identities today. These myths include the myth of discovery, the Pocahontas myth, the myth of the Promised Land, the myth of the founding fathers, the frontier myth, the myth of the... more...

  • Postmodern Metanarrativesby Décio Torres Cruz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Postmodern Metanarrative s investigates the relationship between cinema and literature by analyzing the film Blade Runner as a postmodern work that constitutes a landmark of cyberpunk narrative and establishes a link between tradition and the (post)modern. more...

  • The New Orleans of Fictionby James A. Kaser

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    In The New Orleans of Fiction: A Research Guide , James A. Kaser provides detailed synopses for more than 500 works of fiction significantly set in New Orleans and published between 1836 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information... more...