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  • 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 US$ 30.60

    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...

  • Famousby Kathleen Flenniken

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 17.95 US$ 15.26

    "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...

  • Reading American Novels and Multicultural Aestheticsby Lou Freitas Caton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    Using Romantic theories, Caton analyzes America's contemporary novel. more...

  • The Plight of Feelingby Julia A. Stern

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    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...

  • Bird Eating Birdby Kristin Naca

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.51

    Bird Eating Bird is a new collection of poems from Kristin Naca, winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series mtvU prize as chosen by Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa. Playful and serious all at once, Kristin’s work explores the richness of her cultural and linguistic heritage and perpetuates NPS’s tradition of promoting exceptional poetry from... more...