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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95
This book analyzes the work of Herman Melville, John Dos Passos, and Zora Neale Hurston alongside biographical materials and discourses on the body. Thomas McGlamery views each of these authors' literary output as an effort to "work through" the political meanings associated with the body, examining how they negotiate identities of class, gender, race,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 29.99
Spanning the period 1853 to 1948, this study explores the nascence of literary activity among American black women and goes on to investigate the cultural climate which led some of the most prominent to use the marriage convention as a means of exploring questions of sexuality and relationships. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00
A radical new interpretation of nineteenth-century sentimental literature in the United States. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 125.00
This introduction to the concept of ideology provides an overview of the term and considers its impact on literary theory. It analyses the history of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its contemporary incarnations, providing readers with a useful overview of key terms and issues. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit examines the way in which the popular women?s fiction genre of the late 1990s, known as chick lit, responds to women?s advice manuals such as women?s magazines, self-help books, romantic comedies, and domestic-advice manuals. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00
Using Romantic theories, Caton analyzes America's contemporary novel. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
American novels written in the wake of the Revolution overflow with self-conscious theatricality and impassioned excess. In The Plight of Feeling , Julia A. Stern shows that these sentimental, melodramatic, and gothic works can be read as an emotional history of the early republic, reflecting the hate, anger, fear, and grief that tormented the Federalist... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 116.00
Young adult readers have special needs and concerns, and librarians have become increasingly interested in selecting books suitable for them. This reference provides information about 290 books for young adults. These books received major awards between 1997 and 2001, reflect the voices of 242 different authors, and range from new to familiar themes.||Included... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00
Bourassa demonstrates what happens when the set of concepts developed by Deleuze come into contact with the complex and philosophically problematic worlds of William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Edith Wharton and Ralph Ellison. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 46.00
This book traces the tradition of American historical fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to the eve of World War II. It examines the historical novel's connections with Enlightenment and Romantic theories of history; with the rise of literary regionalism; with the ambitions of Romantic writers to revive the epic and romance;... more...