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- Chicago Review Press 1999; US$ 21.99
This comprehensive history of black humor sets it in the context of American popular culture. Blackface minstrelsy, Stepin Fetchit, and the Amos ?n? Andy show presented a distorted picture of African Americans; this book contrasts this image with the authentic underground humor of African Americans found in folktales, race records, and all-black shows... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
This collection of literary-themed verse from satirist and man of letters John Kendrick Bangs is sure to please book lovers. Filled with allusions to authors and their works and characterized by a light, playful tone, every poem in Cobwebs From a Library Corner is a witty delight. more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05
Lawrence Sail?s new collection encompasses a striking variety of subjects. He reflects on the natural world, both in micro- and macrocosm, looking for example at flowers, birds, the sea, the earth seen from space; he explores the intricacies and balances of love and family relationships; he finds new resonances in the paintings of David Bomberg, Howard... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.95
The lessons herein taught are such as cannot be learned too early, nor dwelt on too long or too often, by those who are engaged in the active and all-absorbing duties of life. In the struggle for natural riches - the wealth that meets the eye and charms the imagination - how many forget that true riches can only be laid up in the heart; and that, without... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) was an eccentric, reclusive poet, though born to a family of good standing within their Massachusetts community. She had fewer than a dozen poems published in her lifetime, though posthumously her sister found a cache of nearly eighteen hundred, all of which have now been published. Emily's style was broke with the... more...
- The Floating Press 1907; US$ 4.99
Renowned American humorist Mark Twain turns his incisive wit loose on his own life story in this unique take on the nineteenth-century memoir. Originally composed in a format that studiously ignored the careful chronological structure that most autobiographies follow, these essays were first published in book form ten years after the author's death.... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Credited by some as the first truly American poet, Walt Whitman carved out a literary niche all his own with groundbreaking volumes such as Leaves of Grass. This richly detailed biography was written by a nurse, Elizabeth Keller, who cared for Whitman during his final years. more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99
Over the course of his varied career, American poet Irving Sidney Dix served in a number of roles, including soldier, stenographer and newspaper editor. This breadth of experience gave Dix insight into the everyday lives of working men and women, a perspective that resonates throughout the stirring poems collected in The Calender and Other Verses,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99
In this literary smackdown, one giant of American literature thoroughly demolishes the literary output of another. With his trademark plainspoken wit, Mark Twain presents a catalog of everything he hates about the work of James Fenimore Cooper, author of such classics as The Last of the Mohicans. Whether you're Team Twain or Team Fenimore Cooper,... more...