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  • "B" Is for Betsyby Carolyn Haywood

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 5.80

    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...

  • Emily Dickinson by Mordecai Marcus

    Wiley 1982; US$ 4.95 US$ 4.36

    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...

  • "Fallen from the Symboled World"by Wyatt Prunty

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99

    This study evaluates figure and form in contemporary poetry, especially the powers of simile and simile-like structures. Examining the works of Nemerov, Wilbur, Bowers, Hecht, Justice, Cunningham, Bishop, Van Duyn, Hollander, Pack, Kennedy, Ammons, Creeley, and Wright, Prunty argues that doubts about language, the tradition, and theistic assumptions... more...

  • 'Goannae No Dae That!'by Allan Morrison

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.99

    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!? From the infallible wisdom of the Glesca Granny, to the hilarious patter... 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...

  • "The Inside Light": New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurstonby Deborah Plant

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    "The Inside Light": New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston caps a decade of resurgent popularity and critical interest in Hurston to offer the most insightful critical analysis of her work to date. Encompassing all of Hurston's writings?fiction, folklore manuscripts, drama, correspondence?it fully reaffirms the legacy of this phenomenal writer,... 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...