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  • "...the real war will never get in the books"by Louis P. Masur

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    In "I...the real war will never get in the books", Louis P. Masur brings together the personal letters, diary entries, and journal articles of some of the most distinguished writers of the time to constitute a striking literary landscape. These wartime writings illuminate the lines of connection between the personal, political, and creative, as well... more...

  • "...the real war will never get in the books"by Louis P. Masur

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    In "I...the real war will never get in the books", Louis P. Masur brings together the personal letters, diary entries, and journal articles of some of the most distinguished writers of the time to constitute a striking literary landscape. These wartime writings illuminate the lines of connection between the personal, political, and creative, as well... more...

  • "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 US$ 2.97

    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...

  • "Fallen from the Symboled World"by Wyatt Prunty

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    This study evaluates figure and form in contemporary poetry, especially the powers of simile and simile-like structures. Examining the works of Nemerov, Wilbur, Bowers, Hecht, Justice, Cunningham, Bishop, Van Duyn, Hollander, Pack, Kennedy, Ammons, Creeley, and Wright, Prunty argues that doubts about language, the tradition, and theistic assumptions... more...

  • "How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?"by Tahneer Oksman

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    American comics reflect the distinct sensibilities and experiences of the Jewish American men who played an outsized role in creating them, but what about the contributions of Jewish women? Focusing on the visionary work of seven contemporary female Jewish cartoonists, Tahneer Oksman draws a remarkable connection between innovations in modes of graphic... more...

  • "Littery Man"by Richard S. Lowry

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    As Mark Twain , Samuel Clemens straddled the conflicts between culture and commerce that characterized the era he named the Gilded Age. In "Littery Man" , Richard Lowry examines how Twain used these conflicts in his major texts to fashion an "autobiography of authorship," a narrative of his own claims to literary authority at that moment when the... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    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 Inside Light": New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurstonby Deborah Plant

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    "The Inside Light": New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston caps a decade of resurgent popularity and critical interest in Hurston to offer the most insightful critical analysis of her work to date. Encompassing all of Hurston's writings?fiction, folklore manuscripts, drama, correspondence?it fully reaffirms the legacy of this phenomenal writer,... more...

  • "Who Set You Flowin'?"by Farah Jasmine Griffin

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    Twentieth-century America has witnessed the most widespread and sustained movement of African-Americans from the South to urban centers in the North. Who Set You Flowin'? examines the impact of this dislocation and urbanization, identifying the resulting Migration Narratives as a major genre in African-American cultural production. Griffin takes... more...