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  • Elizabeth Robins, 1862-1952by Joanne E. Gates

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Joanne E. Gates is Associate Professor of English at Jacksonville State University. more...

  • 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 Whale Yearsby Gregory O'Brien

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Between 2011 and 2014, poet and artist Gregory O?Brien found himself following the migratory routes of whales and seabirds across vast tracts of the South Pacific Ocean, resulting in work that O?Brien describes as ‘acts of devotion – a homage to a series of remarkable locations and to the natural histories of those places?. In three parts, this collection... more...

  • The Fall into Edenby David Wyatt

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 48.00

    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...

  • Deep Map Countryby Susan Naramore Maher

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 45.00

    ?What Maher describes is both a literary aesthetic and an ethos, and she chronicles a significant development in the literary culture of Plains writers.??Rick Van Noy, author of Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the Sense of Place more...

  • Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literatureby Theda Wrede

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    One reads this book with real profit. Wrede reveals altogether new ways to read fictions?by Kingsolver, Silko, Cormac McCarthy, Denise Chávez?set in the American Southwest. She thinks with great originality about texts that remain, to criticism, unlicked bear cubs, as well as texts that have been subjected to rather a lot of prior academic attention.... more...