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- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 19.95
The precipitous cliffs, rolling headlands, and rocky inlets of the California coast come alive in the poetry of John Robinson Jeffers, an icon of the environmental movement. In this concise and accessible biography, Jeffers scholar James Karman reveals deep insights into this passionate and complex figure and establishes Jeffers as a leading American... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 11.99
Chris Eveson is a genius; streetwise, artistic and sensitive, and rebelling against the domineering abuses of his father. Unlike his twin brother, Cain, who seems average in every way – at least to the outward observer. But gifts and talents run much deeper than two dimensions. Brian Caswell?s extraordinary new novel will draw you into a web of mysteries,... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 40.00
Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century explores, with textual specificity and historical alertness, the question of how the cultures of the nineteenth century?the cultures that shaped Willa Cather?s childhood, animated her education, supplied her artistic models, generated her inordinate ambitions, and gave embodiment to many of her deeply held... more...
- Boone and Crockett Club 2015; US$ 9.99
Rough country, fine horses and good friends. Wilderness Journals is adventure in the saddle as author Jack Ward Thomas explores some of the West?s legendary skylines. Up the trail, deep in his beloved "high lonesome," Thomas finds bold bears, reclusive war veterans, and a treasure of wild places untrammeled by man. These are the pack trips that fueled... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 19.99
For years, children and adults have stuffed their candid dreams, wishes, and promises into envelopes addressed to Santa Claus. Whether the envelopes come with stamps or without, are addressed to "The Big Red Guy at Jingle Bells Lane" or simply "To Santa," for over 100 years, millions of these letters have poured into Santa Claus, Indiana. Arriving... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 0.00
Philip Whalen was an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and key figure in the literary and artistic scene that unfolded in San Francisco in the 1950s and ?60s. When the Beat writers came West, Whalen became a revered, much-loved member of the group. Erudite, shy, and profoundly spiritual, his presence not only moved his immediate circle of Beat cohorts,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
A preeminent critic maps the frontier of contemporary poetry. In this book, Jerome McGann argues that contemporary language-oriented writing implies a marked change in the way we think about our poetic tradition on one hand and in the future of criticism on the other. He focuses on Walter Benjamin and Gertrude Stein as important intellectual... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Zora Neale Hurston is a controversial figure, equally praised and criticized for her representation of African-Americans; while some critics emphasize her ebullience and celebration of Black culture, others call her fiction stereotypical and essentialist. Observing the workings of the recurrent humor in her works helps explode this critical binary... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 35.00
In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two authors shared their lives in witty, wry, tender, and at times profoundly romantic letters, each drawing on the other for inspiration,... more...