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  • The Colonizer Abroadby Christopher McBride

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--"The Colonizer Abroad" claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory... more...

  • Protest and the Body in Melville, Dos Passos, and Hurstonby Thomas McGlamery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Altered Egosby G. Thomas Couser

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 154.99

    This work explores the "authority" of autobiography in several related senses: first, the idea that autobiography is authoritative writing because it is presumably verifiable; second, the idea that one's life is one's exclusive textual domain; third, the idea that, because of the apparent congruence between the implicit ideology of the genre and that... more...

  • The Coupling Conventionby Ann duCille

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 64.99

    What does the tradition of marriage mean for people who have historically been deprived of its legal status? Generally thought of as a convention of the white middle class, the marriage plot has received little attention from critics of African-American literature. In this study, Ann duCille uses texts such as Nella Larsen's Quicksand (1928) and... more...

  • Family, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Cindy Weinstein

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    A radical new interpretation of nineteenth-century sentimental literature in the United States. more...

  • Ideologyby James M. Decker

    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...

  • American Short Storyby Danforth Ross

    University of Minnesota Press 1961; US$ 36.00

    The American Short Story - American Writers 14 was first published in 1961. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Litby Caroline J. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit focuses on the literary phenomenon popularly known as chick lit, and the way in which this genre interfaces with magazines, self-help books, romantic comedies, and domestic-advice publications. This recent trend in women’s popular fiction, which began in 1996 with the publication of British author... more...

  • Famousby Kathleen Flenniken

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 17.95

    "A little voice sings/from the back of the auditorium/of my throat. Aren't all of us/waiting to be discovered?" Here, the poet's answer is sometimes grave, sometimes comic, but tuned to the incidental music of daily life. more...

  • A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900 - 1950by Peter Stoneley; Cindy Weinstein

    Wiley 2008; US$ 43.95 US$ 39.56

    An authoritative guide to American literature, this Companion examines the experimental forms, socio-cultural changes, literary movements, and major authors of the early 20th century. This Companion provides authoritative and wide-ranging guidance on early twentieth-century American fiction. Considers commonly studied authors such as... more...