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  • Icons of African American Literature: The Black Literary Worldby Yolanda Page

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 110.00

    Icons of African American Literature: The Black Literary World examines 24 of the most popular and culturally significant topics within African American literature's long and immensely fascinating history. Each piece provide substantial, in-depth information?much more than a typical encyclopedia entry?while remaining accessible and appealing to... more...

  • American Women Poetsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    American poetry has been shaped and deeply influenced by the wealth of female voices that have contributed to its originality and vivacity through the years. From the colonial era's Phillis Wheatley to the new voices of the 21st century, this volume surveys the ongoing contributions and critical legacy of the United States' diverse women poets.... more...

  • Twentieth-Century British Poetsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    Building on the rich tradition of English-language poetry that preceded them, the major British poets of the 20th century subjected their art form to the influence and permutations of modernism, postmodernism, and beyond. This essential survey of a century of innovation and eloquence includes such seminal early and midcentury figures as T.S. Eliot,... more...

  • Angel of the Fleshby Vickie Walber; Polly Crawford

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    An abused teenage runaway turns into a courageous stripper and gets caught up in the dazzling and all-consuming lifestyle of easy money, sex, drugs and alcohol. When, at the top of her game, she tries to reclaim her freedom from the Mob whose property she has become, her attempts are met with brutal consequences. What her handlers don’t know is... more...

  • Heartland of the Imaginationby Jeffrey J. Folks

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Conservative strands in American literature are often overlooked on America's largely liberal university campuses. This book focuses on the works of conservative American writers and of others who have written of America from a conservative perspective. Beginning with the work of Edgar Allan Poe, the book explores the traditionalist temper in books... more...

  • Contemporary African American Literatureby Lovalerie King; Shirley Moody-Turner

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    In this volume, Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner have compiled a collection of essays that offer access to some of the most innovative contemporary black fiction while addressing important issues in current African American literary studies. Distinguished scholars Houston Baker, Trudier Harris, Darryl Dickson-Carr, and Maryemma Graham join... more...

  • Billy Ray's Farmby Larry Brown

    Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 14.95

    In his first work of nonfiction since the acclaimed On Fire , Brown aims for nothing short of ruthlessly capturing the truth of the world in which he has always lived. In the prologue to the book, he tells what it's like to be constantly compared with William Faulkner, a writer with whom he shares inspiration from the Mississippi land. The essays... more...

  • John Gardnerby Barry Silesky

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 24.95

    For a decade--from 1973 to 1982--John Gardner was one of America's most famous writers and certainly its most flamboyantly opinionated. His 1973 novel, The Sunlight Dialogues, was on the New York Times bestseller list for fourteen weeks. Once in the limelight, he picked public fights with his peers, John Barth, Joseph Heller, and Norman Mailer among... more...

  • Mr. Universeby Jim Grimsley

    Algonquin Books 1998; US$ 17.95

    George Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Playwright; Bryan Prize for Drama by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In this collection, critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley reveals his great gifts as a playwright in four powerful, award-winning plays presenting different worlds in collision and convergence. In "Mr. Universe," the rescue... more...

  • The Point, Issue 1by Jon Baskin; Jonny Thakkar; Etay Zwick

    Agate Publishing 2011; US$ 12.00

    The first issue of a Chicago-based, twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture, which has been highly praised by writers and commentators from around the world. more...