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  • "B" Is for Betsyby Carolyn Haywood

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 5.95

    One of children's literature's most beloved heroines is back! more...

  • "Born in a Mighty Bad Land"by Jerry H. Bryant

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...

  • "Das Gepräge des Außerordentlichen"by Hartmut Steinecke

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2015; US$ 37.34

    Der 18-jährige Harry Heine schenkte seiner Cousine Fanny 1816 E.T.A. Hoffmanns Roman ?Die Elixiere des Teufels?. Der Fund dieses Dedikationsexemplars im Jahr 1979 blieb in der Forschung fast unbeachtet, die sich mit Heines Hoffmann-Lektüren und deren Bedeutung für sein Romantikverständnis ohnehin nur peripher befasste. Dabei bekannte Heine, dass er... more...

  • Emily Dickinson by Mordecai Marcus

    Wiley 1982; US$ 4.95

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems, you explore some 85 poems from one of America's... more...

  • 'Goannae No Dae That!'by Allan Morrison; Bob Dewar

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.32

    The Scots have a unique way of communicating their feelings. Their sayings are cheeky, to the point, rude and always funny. Scotland?s bestselling humour author is back with his latest collection of hilarious Scottish sayings. ‘Away an? bile yer heid an? mak silly soup!? ‘If you don?t behave ah?ll pawn ye an? sell the ticket.? ‘That wan?s in everything... more...

  • "Tell It to Us Easy" and Other Storiesby Judith Musser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 25.00

    During the Harlem Renaissance, several literary periodicals encouraged African American women to submit poetry, short stories, essays, or other literary contributions for publication. Opportunity magazine was one such periodical that made immeasurable contributions to the careers of many female African American writers. This anthology collects all... more...

  • 'Zineby Pagan Kennedy

    Santa Fe Writer's Project 2014; US$ 3.99

    Back in print for the first time in a decade, this is the hilarious autobiography of a pioneer of the 1990s zine movement. A young woman named Pagan, having just graduated from a writing program at a very prestigious university, is left with a single burning question: Now what? She then takes an unusual step by deciding to invent her new self?the... more...

  • The "White Other" in American Intermarriage Stories, 1945-2008by Lauren S. Cardon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    A groundbreaking study of the 'white other' figure in American intermarriage literature and film. more...

  • (Dis) Forming the American Canonby Ronald A.T. Judy; Wahneema Lubiano

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 72.00

    Judy offers an alternative interpretation of literacy that challenges traditional Enlightenment discourse?s claim that literacy and reason are the privileged properties of Western culture. Judy argues, on the basis of his readings of autobiographical African-American Arabic slave narratives, that through the production of the Arabic text, the African... more...

  • (some of) The Adventures of Carlyle, My Imaginary Friendby Dainis Hazners

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 19.00

    At first glance these poems (which read like one long odyssey) seem sweet and peaceful?like taking a walk in the woods. But then, things turn darker: a storm blows in?and with it some Aliens, Ghost and Ghoul, the Hanging Man. Luckily, Carlyle has a few good friends such as Ruth, the Hag, the Boy, who are staunch and true and faithful. A whistling-in-the-dark... more...