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  • Grief Taboo in American Literatureby Pamela A. Boker

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95

    In this feminist rereading, Pamela A. Boker examines the prolonged adolescence of the American male in the works of three quintessential American male authors, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway, through a highly original psychoanalytic inquiry. Challenging conventional interpretations, Boker argues that failing to mourn loss and repressing... more...

  • Readings on Audience and Textual Materialityby Carrie Griffin; Graham Allen; Mary O'Connell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The twelve essays in this edited collection examine the experience of reading, from the late medieval period to the twentieth century. Central to the theme of the book is the role of materiality: how the physical object ? book, manuscript, libretto ? affects the experience of the person reading it. more...

  • Reading in Historyby Bonnie Gunzenhauser

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    A collection of essays that offer a methodological framework for the history of reading. Focusing on a specific historical moment, it gathers statistics about such issues as literacy rates, library subscriptions, publication and sales figures, and print runs to answer questions about what was being read and by whom in a particular place and time. more...

  • Still in Printby Jan Nordby Gretlund

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    An insightful guidebook to some of the best examples of modern Southern fiction, as selected by an international group of critics. more...

  • The Art of Perspectiveby Christopher Castellani

    Graywolf Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    A writer may have a story to tell, a sense of plot, and strong characters, but for all of these to come together some key questions must be answered. What form should the narrator take? An omniscient, invisible force, or one--or more--of the characters? But in what voice, and from what vantage point? How to decide? Avoiding prescriptive instructions... more...

  • Practice Extendedby Robert A. Ferguson

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Practice Extended helps general readers navigate the intricacies of legal language and thought, strengthening their grasp on law?s relationship to society and culture. The book details how judicial opinions are written, how legal thought and philosophy inform ideas, and how best to appreciate a courtroom novel. With chapters on immigration, eloquence,... more...

  • British India and Victorian Literary Cultureby Máire ni Fhlathúin

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    British India and Victorian Literary Culture extends current scholarship on the Victorian period with a wide-ranging and innovative analysis of the literature of British India. The book traces the development of British Indian literature from the early days of the nineteenth century through the Victorian period. Previously unstudied poems and essays... more...

  • The Fatal Newsby Katherine E. Ellison

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Familiar Studies of Men and Booksby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The essays that were later published as Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882) began to appear in the Cornhill Magazine in 1876. The essay was the form in which Stevenson first gave promise of his future distinction and these critical essays were very favourably received. more...

  • Experience Of Readingby Philip Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...