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- Wiley 2015; US$ 123.95
This unique introduction explores Herman Melville as he described himself in Billy Budd-"a writer whom few know." Moving beyond the recurring depiction of Melville as the famous author of Moby-Dick , this book traces his development as a writer while providing the basic tools for successful critical reading of his novels. Offers a brief... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 29.50
The freedom to go anywhere and become anyone has profoundly shaped our national psyche. Transforming our sense of place and identity--whether in terms of social and economic status, or race and ethnicity, or gender and sexuality?American mobility is perhaps nowhere more vividly captured than in the image of the open road. From pioneer... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99
The Influence of the European Culture on Hemingway?s Fiction is an essential companion to those who study Hemingway. The Europe that Hemingway experienced and recorded in his writing is arguably one of the most important elements in his fiction. This study will provide insight into the European settings of some of Hemingway?s most iconic fiction.... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Tintner provides a detailed analysis of the complex interplay between Wharton and James?how they influenced each other and how some of their writings operate as homages or personal jokes. So deeply was James in Wharton?s confidence, Tintner argues, that he provided her with source models for a number of her characters. In addition, Wharton found... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 28.95
In Racial Feelings, Jeffrey Santa Ana examines how Asian American narratives communicate and critique?to varying degrees?the emotions that power the perception of Asians as racially different. Santa Ana explores various forms of Asian American cultural production, ranging from literature and graphic narratives to film and advertising, to... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 60.00
If America is a nation founded upon Enlightenment ideals, then why are so many of its most celebrated pieces of literature so dark? American Terror returns to the question of American literature's distinctive tone of terror through a close study of three authors?Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville?who not only wrote works of terror,... more...
- LSU Press 2015; US$ 45.00
William Faulkner in the Media Ecology explores the Nobel Prize-winning author immersed in the new media of his time. Intersecting with twentieth-century technology such as photography, film, and sound recording, these twelve essays portray Faulkner as not only as a writer looking back on the history of the U.S. South, but also as a screenwriter,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00
A vital, illuminating collection of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner?s elegant, passionately engaged nonfiction My Generation is the definitive gathering of William Styron?s nonfiction, exposing the core of this greatly gifted, highly convivial, and profoundly serious artist from his literary emergence in the 1950s to his death... more...