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- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 420.00
Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99
In the cutting-edge manner and method of Verses that Hurt and Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poet's Café , this anthology gathers recent work by many of New York City's most daring young poets. Contributors to this eclectic, exhilarating collection include Jordan Davis, Maggie Estep, Mimi Goese, Kenneth Goldsmith, Sharon Mesmer, Lee Ranaldo,... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 35.95 US$ 31.16
This student-friendly handbook provides an engaging overview of American fiction over the twentieth century, with entries on the important historical contexts and central issues, as well as the major texts and writers. Provides extensive coverage of short stories and short story writers as well as novels and novelists Discusses the cultural contexts... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
In The Vintage Book of African American Poetry , editors Michael S. Harper and Anthony Walton present the definitive collection of black verse in the United States--200 years of vision, struggle, power, beauty, and triumph from 52 outstanding poets. From the neoclassical stylings of slave-born Phillis Wheatley to the wistful lyricism of Paul Lawrence... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 36.00
- Comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. - Concise critical excerpts provide a scholarly overview of each work. - "The Story Behind the Story" details the conditions under which the work was written. - Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 54.00
Considered one of the greatest American novelists of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway composed many classic works, including The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and A Farewell to Arms, earning the Nobel Prize in Literature for his efforts. This new edition also appraises Hemingway's acclaimed short fiction, such as "Hills Like White... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 54.00
-- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers more...
- John Wiley & Sons 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Piqued by a dare, Angelou wrote this first book as an exercise in autobiography... more...
- UPA 2011; US$ 27.99
Portrait of a Life is a true story that explores the impact of friendship. Prior to the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Azadeh moves to the United States. Azadeh is later offered a position restoring paintings at the Vatican in Rome due to her career asan artist. When she is unable to accept the position, Azadeh reflects on her friends and the impact they... more...