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  • "Born in a Mighty Bad Land"by Jerry H. Bryant

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...

  • Emily Dickinson by Mordecai Marcus

    Wiley 1982; US$ 4.95

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems, you explore some 85 poems from one of America's... more...

  • "Littery Man"by Richard S. Lowry

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 97.99

    As Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens became one of America's first modern celebrities. This work examines Twain's writings to show how the writer strove to establish his authority over the course of his career and argues that Samuel Clemens' supreme fiction performance was Mark Twain. more...

  • 'Post'-9/11 South Asian Diasporic Fictionby Pei-Chen Liao

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00

    While much of the critical discussion about the emerging genre of 9/11 fiction has centred on the trauma of 9/11 and on novels by EuroAmerican writers, this book draws attention to the diversity of what might be meant by "post" -9/11 by exploring the themes of uncanny terror through a close reading of four "post" -9/11 South Asian diasporic fictions.... more...

  • The "White Other" in American Intermarriage Stories, 1945-2008by Lauren S. Cardon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    A groundbreaking study of the 'white other' figure in American intermarriage literature and film. more...

  • (Re:)Working the Groundby James Maynard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    This collection of essays focuses on the remarkable group of texts comprising the late writings of Robert Duncan. Although praised by reviewers, Duncan's last two books of poetry have yet to receive the critical attention they merit. Written by a cast of emerging and established scholars, these essays bring together a diverse set of approaches to... more...

  • 100 American Crime Writersby Steven Powell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    100 American Crime Writers  features discussion and analysis of the lives of crime writers and their key works, examining the developments in American crime writing from the Golden Age to hardboiled detective fiction. This study is essential to scholars and an ideal introduction to crime fiction for anyone who enjoys this fascinating genre. more...

  • The 1855 Murder Case of Missouri versus Celia, an Enslaved Womanby Alexis Brooks de Vita

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    This book reconstructs the conviction of a slave girl found guilty of beating and burning to death her owner, the man who fathered her three children. The political climate of pre-Civil War Missouri did not favor justice for an enslaved girl who confessed to murdering her owner, even though those acquainted with the case believed she could not have... more...

  • The 1990s Newbery Medal Winnersby Suzanne Pavlos

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 12.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. The works covered in CliffsNotes 1990s Newbery Medal Winners are a... more...

  • 2013by Richard Grossinger; Daniel Pinchbeck

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    For the Earth to move to the next vibration, says Richard Grossinger, consciousness must change in profound ways, and these involve core elements of humanity: evil, grief, bliss, and compassion. 2013 locates these elements in often unlikely places and seeks their nature and capacity for change. With playfulness and precision, 2013 tackles the questions... more...