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  • Devil in a Blue Dressby Walter Mosley

    Washington Square Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Devil in a Blue Dress , a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse. Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, a black war... more...

  • Home To Harlemby Claude McKay; Wayne F. Cooper

    Northeastern University Press 2012; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.49

    A novel that gives voice to the alienation and frustration of urban blacks during an era when Harlem was in vogue more...

  • Reconstructing Womanhoodby Hazel V. Carby

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 64.99

    A cultural history of the work of nineteenth-century black women writers, this volume traces the emergence of the novel as a forum for political and cultural reconstruction, examining the ways in which dominant sexual ideologies influenced the literary conventions of women's fiction, and reassessing the uses of fiction in American culture. Carby revises... more...

  • American Renaissanceby F. O. Matthiessen

    Oxford University Press 1968; US$ 54.99

    Book 1 From Emerson to Thoreau. Book 2 Hawthorne. Book 3 Melville. Book 4 Whitman more...

  • The Epitome of Evilby Michael Butter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This study explores the literary representations of Adolf Hitler in American fiction and makes the case that his figure has slowly developed from a means of left-wing critique into a device of right-wing affirmation. more...

  • My Literary Passionsby William Dean Howells

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A splendid work of criticism that introduces us to Howell, the well-versed literary critic. He discusses the writings of various authors through the ages - for instance Cervantes, Shakespeare, Pope, Tolstoy - in great detail. His criticism is based on his in-depth study which makes the book highly informative. Truly enlightening! more...

  • Reminiscence and Re-creation in Contemporary American Fictionby Stacey Olster

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 29.00

    Olster analyzes in detail historical narrative configurations in the works of Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Robert Coover and E. L. Doctorow. more...

  • A Brief History of American Literatureby Richard Gray

    Wiley 2010; US$ 41.95 US$ 37.76

    A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day.  Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature  Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking  at... more...

  • To Kill A Mockingbirdby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 36.00

    - Comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. - Concise critical excerpts provide a scholarly overview of each work. - "The Story Behind the Story" details the conditions under which the work was written. - Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list... more...

  • Cities, Borders and Spaces in Intercultural American Literature and Filmby Ana M. Manzanas; Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the spatial morphologies represented in a wide range of contemporary ethnic American literary and cinematic works. Drawing from Henri Lefebvre’s theorization of space as a living organism, Edward Soja’s writings on the postmetropolis, Marc Augé’s notion of the non-place, Manuel Castells’ space of flows, and Michel de Certeau’s theories... more...