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  • Ocean Effectsby Brendan Galvin

    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...

  • One Bodyby Margaret Gibson

    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...

  • Becoming Cajun, Becoming Americanby Maria Hebert-Leiter

    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...

  • Subterraneanby Jill Bialosky

    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...

  • The Darkness and the Lightby Anthony Hecht

    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...

  • Vintage Lopezby Barry Lopez

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.95

    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?Lopez has such great narrative skill and uses his words so carefully the simple intensity is often nearly overwhelming.? ? The Oregonian Barry Lopez is an unparalleled explorer of the relationship between humanity... more...

  • Ardeurby Laurell K. Hamilton

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2010; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Melville's Allusions to Religion: A Comprehensive Index and Glossaryby Gail Coffler

    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...

  • Leavingsby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 23.00

    No one writes like Wendell Berry. Whether essay, novel, story, or poem, his inimitable voice rings true, as natural as the land he has farmed in Kentucky for over 40 years. Following the widely praised Given , this new collection offers a masterful blend of epigrams, elegies, lyrics, and letters, with the occasional short love poem. Alternately... more...

  • Colonial Literature, 1607-1776by Benjamin Franklin

    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...