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  • Howard Frank Mosher and the Classicsby James Robert Saunders

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Howard Frank Mosher has spent the greater part of his career depicting a relatively isolated section of Vermont known as the Northeast Kingdom. Yet, even as he writes about that particular area in the Green Mountain State, he is simultaneously investigating age-old themes from among the best English and American literary works. His first novel, Disappearances... more...

  • Subway to Californiaby Joseph Di Prisco

    Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    In 1960, the Di Prisco family fled Brooklyn—and the FBI. The father was a compulsive gambler and small-time member of a crew that specialized in bookmaking. He knew too much about police corruption to stick around and break bread with federal agents who on Sunday afternoon tracked him into the woods of Long Island. He escaped at age thirty-five and... more...

  • Free Verseby Charles O. Hartman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To make sense of free verse" in theory or in practice, the whole study of prosody--the function of rhythm in poetry--must be revised and rethought. Stating this as the issue that poets and critics have faced in the past century, Charles Hartman takes up the challenge and develops a theory of prosody that includes the most characteristic forms of twentieth-century... more...

  • Fictions in Autobiographyby Paul John Eakin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    Investigating autobiographical writing of Mary McCarthy, Henry James, Jean-Paul Sartre, Saul Friedlander, and Maxine Hong Kingston, this book argues that autobiographical truth is not a fixed but an evolving content in a process of self-creation. Further, Paul John Eakin contends, the self at the center of all autobiography is necessarily fictive.... more...

  • The Signifying Monkeyby Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "eclectic, exciting, convincing, provocative" and in The Washington Post Book World as "brilliantly original," Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s The Signifying Monkey is a groundbreaking work that illuminates the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and... more...

  • American Drama of the Twentieth Centuryby Gerald M. Berkowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    In this book Professor Berkowitz studies the diversity of American drama from the stylistic, experimental plays of O'Neill, through verse, tragedy and community theatre, to the theatre of the 1990s. The discussions range through dramatists, plays, genres and themes, with full supporting appendix material. It also examines major dramatists such as Eugene... more...

  • Intercultural Movementsby Keith Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    How was American gay liberation received in France between the events of Stonewall and the AIDS crisis? What part did translations of American 'gay fiction' play in this reception? How might the various intercultural movements that characterize the French response to 'American gay' be conceptualized as translational? Intercultural Movements... more...

  • Hawthorneby Henry James

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though Henry James is best remembered as a titan of nineteenth-century American literature and an important innovator in the domain of literary realism, he was also a key figure in the literary criticism of the period and helped to shape the era's critical sensibility. In this fascinating volume, James focuses his critical lens on Nathaniel Hawthorne,... more...

  • Lucky Pehrby August Strindberg; Velma Swanston Howard

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though Swedish author August Strindberg produced significant works in fields ranging from memoir to observations of the natural world, he is best remembered as a groundbreaking dramatist whose plays were far ahead of their time and helped to usher in a new era of literature. The five-act drama Lucky Pehr, set in the Middle Ages, highlights the true... more...

  • A Cynic Looks at Lifeby Ambrose Bierce; E. Haldeman-Julius

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Misanthropes, grumps, and the hopelessly jaded will relish every ruthlessly witty word of Ambrose Bierce's essay collection A Cynic Looks at Life. Bierce unleashes his jaundiced eye and incisive insight on a number of topics that are still as resonant as they were at the time of the book's 1912 publication. more...