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- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 48.00
The city that never sleeps has played host to numerous modern classics. Arguably the heart of the American book business, New York has always been a hot spot for writers and literati. This book takes you on a tour of the city, examining it as it has appeared as a setting in various works of literature. Ages 15+. more...
- LSU Press 2007; US$ 24.95
Herman Melville's Pierre; or. The Ambiguities has a storied place in the history of American publishing. Melville began writing this follow-up to Moby-Dick in October 1851, thinking that it might prove even more significant than its predecessor. The 1852 publication of Pierre was catastrophic, however. Melville lost his English publisher, and American... more...
- LSU Press 2007; US$ 16.95
Sharply observed and metaphorically inventive, Ocean Effects is a worthy follow-up to Galvin's National Book Award finalist Habitat. It includes a new vein of Galvin's trademark richly observed lyric poems on the biota, landscapes, and weathers of coastal New England. Seascapes and the natural world bracket sequences spoken by personae as various... more...
- 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...