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  • The Poetry of Raymond Carverby Sandra Lee Kleppe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe focuses particularly on the complex literary and scientific systems that influenced Carver’s development as a writer as she makes a case... more...

  • The Other Blacklistby Mary Helen Washington

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Mary Helen Washington recovers the vital role of 1950s leftist politics in the works and lives of contemporary African American writers and artists. While most histories of McCarthyism focus on the devastation of the black list and the intersection of leftist politics and American culture, few include the activities of radical writers and artists... more...

  • In Praise of Nothingby Eric LeMay

    Emergency Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we?ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that center... more...

  • Visible Manby Jeffrey B. Leak

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Henry Dumas (1934-1968) was a writer who did not live to see most of his fiction and poetry in print. A son of Sweet Home, Arkansas, and Harlem, he devoted himself to the creation of a black literary cosmos, one in which black literature and culture were windows into the human condition. While he certainly should be understood in the context of the... more...

  • The Sentimental Modeby Jennifer A. Williamson; Jennifer Larson; Ashley Reed

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

    The collection features essays that examine how authors of the 20th and 21st centuries continue the use of sentimental forms and tropes of 19th century literature. Current literary and cultural critical consensus seems to maintain that Americans engaged in a turn-of-the-century refutation of the sentimental mode; however, the analysis of 20th and 21st... more...

  • Fitzgerald and Hemingway on Filmby Candace Ursula Grissom

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    A comprehensive guide to all major film adaptations based on the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, this is an essential volume for scholars of American modernism and of film studies. The author takes the approach that all visual and printed literature is born from a cycle of celebrity culture, in which authors continually create new... more...

  • Cosmosby James Applewhite

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Throughout his long career, James Applewhite skillfully navigated the world of science through poetry. His new book makes no exception, fearlessly exploring time and consciousness in relation to the universe as described by Big Bang cosmology -- and as experienced by human beings in the everyday world. Applying experiences from his present-day life... more...

  • We'll Always Have Parisby Jennifer Coburn

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99

    How her daughter and her passport taught Jennifer to live like there's no tomorrow Jennifer Coburn has always been terrified of dying young. So she decides to save up and drop everything to travel with her daughter, Katie, on a whirlwind European adventure before it's too late. Even though her husband can't join them, even though she's nervous... more...

  • Unreal Cityby Judith Nies

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 25.99

    An epic struggle over land, water, and power is erupting in the American West and the halls of Washington, DC. It began when a 4,000-square-mile area of Arizona desert called Black Mesa was divided between the Hopi and Navajo tribes. To the outside world, it was a land struggle between two fractious Indian tribes; to political insiders and energy... more...

  • Reel to Reelby Alan Shapiro

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Reel to Reel , Alan Shapiro?s twelfth collection of poetry, moves outward from the intimate spaces of family and romantic life to embrace not only the human realm of politics and culture but also the natural world, and even the outer spaces of the cosmos itself. In language richly nuanced yet accessible, these poems inhabit and explore fundamental... more...