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  • Grief Taboo in American Literatureby Pamela A. Boker

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 27.00

    In this feminist rereading, Pamela A. Boker examines the prolonged adolescence of the American male in the works of three quintessential American male authors, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway, through a highly original psychoanalytic inquiry. Challenging conventional interpretations, Boker argues that failing to mourn loss and repressing... more...

  • Readings on Audience and Textual Materialityby Carrie Griffin; Graham Allen; Mary O'Connell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The twelve essays in this edited collection examine the experience of reading, from the late medieval period to the twentieth century. Central to the theme of the book is the role of materiality: how the physical object – book, manuscript, libretto – affects the experience of the person reading it. more...

  • Reading in Historyby Bonnie Gunzenhauser

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    A collection of essays that offer a methodological framework for the history of reading. Focusing on a specific historical moment, it gathers statistics about such issues as literacy rates, library subscriptions, publication and sales figures, and print runs to answer questions about what was being read and by whom in a particular place and time. more...

  • The Art of Perspectiveby Christopher Castellani

    Graywolf Press 2016; US$ 10.19

    A writer may have a story to tell, a sense of plot, and strong characters, but for all of these to come together some key questions must be answered. What form should the narrator take? An omniscient, invisible force, or one--or more--of the characters? But in what voice, and from what vantage point? How to decide? Avoiding prescriptive instructions... more...

  • Still in Printby Jan Nordby Gretlund

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    An insightful guidebook to some of the best examples of modern Southern fiction, as selected by an international group of critics. more...

  • Practice Extendedby Robert A. Ferguson

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Practice Extended helps general readers navigate the intricacies of legal language and thought, strengthening their grasp on law’s relationship to society and culture. The book details how judicial opinions are written, how legal thought and philosophy inform ideas, and how best to appreciate a courtroom novel. With chapters on immigration, eloquence,... more...

  • The Fatal Newsby Katherine E. Ellison

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Editing Modernityby Dean Irvine

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; Not Available

    Based on extensive new archival and literary historical research, Editing Modernity examines these Canadian women writers and editors and their role in the production and dissemination of modernist and leftist little magazines. more...

  • Controlling Readersby Deborah L. McGrady

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; Not Available

    McGrady's erudite and exhaustive study is key to understanding Machaut, his works, and his influence on the history of reading in the fourteenth-century and beyond. more...

  • Keepers of the Codeby Robert Lecker

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; Not Available

    Robert Lecker explores the ways in which these anthologies contributed to the formation of a Canadian literary canon, the extent to which this canon was tied to an ideal of English-Canadian nationalism, and the material conditions accounting for the anthologies’ production. more...