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  • Lost Soundby Jeff Porter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    From Archibald MacLeish to David Sedaris, radio storytelling has long borrowed from the world of literature, yet the narrative radio work of well-known writers and others is a story that has not been told before. And when the literary aspects of specific programs such as The War of the Worlds or Sorry, Wrong Number were considered, scrutiny was... more...

  • The Twenty-first Century African American Novel and the Critique of Whiteness in Everyday Lifeby E. Lâle Demirtürk

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book examines the post-9/11 African American novels, developing a new critical discourse on everyday discursive practices of whiteness. It examines not only how instances of racialization are generated through the embodied practices of whiteness in everyday interracial social encounters, but also how whiteness is ?undone? by and through the... more...

  • Selected Writingsby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 5.99 US$ 4.19

    An essential collection of the most noteworthy essays and poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a leading architect of the Transcendentalist movement, which championed self-reliance, individualism, and personal potential. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information ... more...

  • American Literature in Contextby Andrew Hook

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published between 1982 and 1983, this series examines the peculiarly American cultural context out of which the nation?s literature has developed. Covering the years from 1865 to 1900, this third volume of American Literature in Context focuses on the struggles of American writers to make sense of their rapidly changing world. In addition... more...

  • American Literature in Contextby Brian Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published between 1982 and 1983, this series examines the peculiarly American cultural context out of which the nation?s literature has developed. Covering the years from 1830 to 1865, this second volume of American Literature in Context examines twelve major American writers of the three decades before the Civil War, including Edgar Allan... more...

  • American Literature in Contextby Ann Massa

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published between 1982 and 1983, this series examines the peculiarly American cultural context out of which the nation?s literature has developed. Covering the years from 1900 to 1930, this fourth volume of American Literature in Context focuses on how American literature dealt with the challenges of the period including the First World War... more...

  • Black Well-Beingby Andrea Stone

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    Analyzing slave narratives, emigration polemics, a murder trial, and black-authored fiction, Andrea Stone highlights the central role physical and mental health and well-being played in antebellum black literary constructions of selfhood. At a time when political and medical theorists emphasized black well-being in their arguments for or against... more...

  • T.S. Eliot, Poetry, and Earthby Etienne Terblanche

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book pursues, for the first time, a comprehensive reading of T. S. Eliot?s poetry as it engages with Earth. Finding that such engagement is pervasive in the poet?s oeuvre, the book offers a new perspective to critics intrigued by Eliot?s project, the modern poetic enterprise, ecocritical developments, and the vital intersections between these... more...

  • Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt?s Worksby Johanna Hartmann; Christine Marks; Hubert Zapf

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This collection comprises essays from various interdisciplinary perspectives ? e.g. literary scholarship, intermediality, art history, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and narrative medicine ? to analyze and interpret the fictional and non-fictional works by Siri Hustvedt, an author whose reputation and public presence have been growing steadily... more...

  • Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studiesby Julia Straub

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 280.00

    Transatlantic literary studies has established itself as a major scholarly approach, investigating the close links, refractions and interferences between North American, British and Irish cultural production. This handbook brings together succinct articles on the central concepts and topics, such as literary movements, periods, genres, authors, media,... more...