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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Other Sylvia Plathby Dr Tracy Brain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Despite being widely studied on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses the writing of Sylvia Plath has been relatively neglected in relation to the attention given to her life and what drove her to suicide. Tracy Brain aims to remedy this by introducing completely new approaches to Plath's writing, taking the studies away from the familiar concentration... more...

  • George V. Higginsby Erwin H. Ford II

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

    Best known for his popular crime fiction, Boston novelist George V. Higgins (1939-1999) should stand among the top ranks of the American literary canon. In his 26 novels and dozens of short stories, Higgins chronicled the lives of Boston's Irish with his trademark hard-boiled dialog, exploring the criminal underworld, American democracy, Boston... more...

  • Last Callby David Lee

    Wings Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Few poets of Western America fill the ?organic intellectual? role better than David Lee. His poetry is the real deal when it comes to recording hilariously insightful?and linguistically accurate?observations of rural culture and America at large while using a host of astute literary allusions and techniques. Imagine Robert Frost simultaneously channeling... more...

  • Last Stories of the Old Duck Huntersby Gordon MacQuarrie

    Willow Creek Press, Inc. 2014; US$ 9.75

    Masterpieces you can read over and over is how the Washington Post reviewed MacQuarrie's engaging, timeless stories of the misadventures of the Old Duck Hunters Association. Here are 53 classic hunting and fishing stories, some from sporting magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, including unpublished works from the author's literary estate. more...

  • Henry Jamesby Frederick Wilcox Dupee; Henry James

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 79.50

    Originally written as three complete books, this one-volume edition includes A Small Boy and Others , Notes of a Son and Brother , and The Middle Years . Begun when James was sixty-eight years old, it was written at a time when his great critical mind was actively devoted to the understanding of his existence in its complicated wholeness. The reader... more...