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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • American Voicesby Bernard K. Duffy; Richard Leeman

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 185.00

    Contemporary public speaking remains an important part of our national life and a substantial force in shaping current events. Many of America's most important moments and issues, such as wars, scandals, election campaigns, September 11, 2001, have been defined by oratory. Here, over 50 essays cover a substantial and interesting group of major... more...

  • Melville's Allusions to Religionby Gail H. Coffler

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 103.00

    Lists thousands of references to religion in the complete works of Herman Melville. 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...

  • 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...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Ralph Waldo Emersonby Fabian Ironside

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 45.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of America's most influential thinkers and indisputably the central figure of the American Renaissance of the mid-19th century. His essay Nature is considered to be the founding document for the transcendentalist movement, and his influence can be seen in the writings of Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and others. Bloom's... more...