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  • Before the West Was Westby Amy T. Hamilton; Tom J. Hillard; Michael P Branch

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 30.00

    Before the West Was West examines the extent to which scholars have engaged in-depth with pre-1800 ?western? texts and asks what we mean by ?western? American literature in the first place and when that designation originated. Calling into question the implicit temporal boundaries of the ?American West? in literature, a literature often viewed... more...

  • The Last Girlby Rose Solari

    Santa Fe Writer's Project 2014; US$ 9.99

    A shimmering girl who disappears in daylight. A boy who goes to war and comes back forever broken. New landscapes in which old ghosts appear, telling their bits of stories. Lovers and losses, visions and dreams?such are the people, places, and images who fill Rose Solari?s third collection of poetry, The Last Girl . Moving beyond the often-narrative... more...

  • Author Under Sailby James (Jay) W. Williams

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 90.00

    In Author Under Sail , Jay Williams offers the first complete literary biography of Jack London as a professional writer engaged in the labor of writing. It examines the authorial imagination in London?s work, the use of imagination in both his fiction and nonfiction, and the ways he defined imagination in the creative process in his business dealings... more...

  • Pynchon's Californiaby Scott McClintock; John Miller

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Pynchon?s California is the first book to examine Thomas Pynchon?s use of California as a setting in his novels. Throughout his 50-year career, Pynchon has regularly returned to the Golden State in his fiction. With the publication in 2009 of his third novel set there, the significance of California in Pynchon?s evolving fictional project becomes... more...

  • Sandhill Sundays and Other Recollectionsby Mari Sandoz

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 14.95

    "No one in our time wrote better than the late Mari Sandoz did, or with more authority and grace, about as many aspects of the Old West," said John K. Hutchens. The proof of that is in her powerful re-creation of pioneer days in the Sandhills of northwestern Nebraska in these autobiographical pieces written between 1929 and 1965. Those who have not... more...

  • An Aviary of Small Birdsby Karen McCarthy Woolf

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    An Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art. The book opens at the birth, which paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after a long labor and an emergency caesarean, the baby?s heart gives out. For the mother, her body flooded with endorphins, euphoria... more...

  • Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiorsby Gary Totten; Emily J. Orlando; Jamie Barlowe; Jacqueline Wilson-Jordan; Karin Roffman; J. Michael Duvall; Linda S. Watts; Deborah Zak; Lyn Bennett; Jennifer Shepherd; Carol Sapora

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In Edith Wharton?s works, references to architecture, interior decoration, painting, sculpture, and fashion abound. As these essays demonstrate, art and objects are for Wharton evidence of cultural belief and reflect the values, assumptions, and customs of the burgeoning consumer culture in which she lived and about which she wrote. Furthermore,... more...

  • Song of My Lifeby Carolyn J. Brown

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 20.00

    The first biography of the much admired author of the novel Jubilee and the poem "For My People" more...

  • Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyannaby Roxanne Harde; Lydia Kokkola

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling more...

  • Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Cultureby Rona Cran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Emphasizing the diversity of collage in the twentieth century, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a crisis in representation that threatened to destabilize their work. Throughout,... more...