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- LSU Press 2007; US$ 16.95
One Body is Margaret Gibson's most intimate collection of poems to date. Written as if to honor the injunction "Work to simplify the heart," the poems are direct, empathetic, and tender in their study of life and death. The thirteen poems of the opening sequence, as well as other poems throughout, look steadily at life and death until... more...
- LSU Press 2009; US$ 19.95
From antebellum times, Louisiana?s unique multipartite society included a legal and social space for intermediary racial groups such as Acadians, Creoles, and Creoles of Color. In Becoming Cajun, Becoming American, Maria Hebert-Leiter explores how American writers have portrayed Acadian culture over the past 150 years. Combining a study of Acadian... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
Jill Bialosky follows her acclaimed debut collection, The End of Desire , with this powerful sequence of poems that probes the subterranean depths of eros. Gerald Stern has called Bialosky ?the poet of the secret garden, the place, at once, of grace and sadness,? and here she enters that garden again, blending the classical with the contemporary in... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 23.00
The poetry of Anthony Hecht has been praised by Harold Bloom and Ted Hughes, among others, for its sure control of difficult material and its unique music and visual precision. This new volume is the fruit of a mellowing maturity that carries with it a smoky bitterness, a flavor of ancient and experienced wisdom, as in this stanza from ?Sarabande on... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 84.00
The long-awaited companion volume to Gail Coffler's first book, Melville's Classical Allusions , has finally arrived. In this new volume, thousands of references to Judeo-Christian and other religions in Herman Melville's books are references. The index includes references to all of his novels, short stories, poetry, lectures, letters, and journals.... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2010; US$ 15.99
Laurell K. Hamilton?s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is a literary sensation, thanks to its strong female hero, well-fleshed (both literally and literarily) characters and unabashed attitude toward sex. The world Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex?and it gets deeper, richer and more perilous, with every book. ... 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...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 50.00
The new Research Guide to American Literature is a series of handbooks for students that provides strategies for studying and writing about frequently taught literary topics. Each volume contains dozens of study guides, each of which examines a particular work, author, movement, or theme, providing the necessary background information, suggesting fruitful... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 45.00
Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of America's most influential thinkers and indisputably the central figure of the American Renaissance of the mid-19th century. His essay Nature is considered to be the founding document for the transcendentalist movement, and his influence can be seen in the writings of Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and others. Bloom's... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00
The American literary canon continues to grow and change over time. This new volume presents many of the key works and major figures that have shaped the Native American literary tradition. Covering a range of authors, from well-established names to emerging voices, this series presents works prominently featured in classrooms and representing a variety... more...