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  • The Forest Fablesby Gelyn Ong

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 12.99

    In this enchanting fable of a forest and the myriad creatures that call it home, 8-year-old artist Gelyn Ong paints a lyrical portrait of nature in harmony. But when a lumberjack arrives on the scene, the animals find themselves in danger of losing their home. Through a series of intricate and beautifully painted scenes, the animals come face to face... more...

  • The Fall into Edenby David Wyatt

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 46.00

    In this book David Wyatt examines the mythology of California as it is reflected in the literature of the region. more...

  • Rootedby David R. Pichaske

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    David Pichaske has been writing and teaching about midwestern literature for three decades. In Rooted, by paying close attention to text, landscape, and biography, he examines the relationship between place and art. His focus is on seven midwestern authors who came of age toward the close of the twentieth century, their lives and their work grounded... more...

  • Bad Land Pastoralism in Great Plains Fictionby Matthew J. C. Cella; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    At the core of this nuanced book is the question that ecocritics have been debating for decades: what is the relationship between aesthetics and activism, between art and community? By using a pastoral lens to examine ten fictional narratives that chronicle the dialogue between human culture and nonhuman nature on the Great Plains, Matthew Cella explores... more...

  • A Survey of Multicultural San Francisco Bay Literature, 1955-1979by Brian Flota

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    This work examines how writers in the San Francisco Bay Area worked to develop a multiculturalist American literature. This study counteracts popular narratives of multiculturalism’s boom in the late 1980s and early 1990s by showing that a large group of culturally eclectic writers in the Bay Area were re-envisioning American identity through... more...

  • The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissanceby Mary Hricko

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This study examines the genesis of Chicago's two identified literary renaissance periods (1890-1920 and 1930-1950) through the writings of Dreiser, Hughes, Wright, and Farrell. The relationship of these four writers demonstrates a continuity of thought between the two renaissance periods. By noting the affinities of these writers, patterns such as... more...

  • Escape from New Yorkby Davarian L. Baldwin; Minkah Makalani

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 82.50

    In this volume, the Harlem Renaissance ?escapes from New York? into its proper global context, recovering the broader New Negro experience as social movements, popular cultures, and public behavior spanned the globe. Highlighting how New Negroes and their allies already lived, the book stresses the need for scholarship to catch up with the historical... more...

  • Deep Map Countryby Susan Naramore Maher

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 45.00

    Taking its name from the subtitle of William Least Heat-Moon?s PrairyErth (a deep map) , the ?deep-map? form of nonfiction and environmental writing defines an innovative and stratigraphic literary genre. Proposing that its roots can be found in Great Plains nonfiction writing, Susan Naramore Maher explores the many facets of this vital form of critique,... more...

  • Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literatureby Theda Wrede

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature challenges readers? understanding of where the mythic Southwest and ecological consciousness meet. The book establishes conceptual connections between literature, ecocriticism, and feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theory to recover the creative imagination in redemptive figurations... more...

  • The Midwestern Pastoralby William Barillas

    Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    The midwestern pastoral is a literary tradition of place and rural experience that celebrates an attachment to land that is mystical as well as practical, based on historical and scientific knowledge as well as personal experience. It is exemplified in the poetry, fiction, and essays of writers who express an informed love of the nature and regional... more...