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The American Literary History Reader
The American Literary History Reader
by Gordon Hutner
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In its first five years, American Literary History has produced an exciting body of work representing the full range of American literary critical practices at a time when no consensus in the field exists. This collection brings together the cream of... (read more)

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Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
by Maurice S. Lee
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The role of chance changed in the nineteenth century, and American literature changed with it. Long dismissed as a nominal concept, chance was increasingly treated as a natural force to be managed but never mastered. New theories of chance sparked... (read more)

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Uses of Literary History
Uses of Literary History
by Marshall Brown
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In this collection, Marshall Brown has gathered essays by twenty leading literary scholars and critics to appraise the current state of literary history. Representing a range of disciplinary specialties and approaches, these essays illustrate and debate... (read more)

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Secret Lives of Great Authors: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Famous Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights
Secret Lives of Great Authors: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Famous Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights
by Robert Schnakenberg
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Strange-but-true tales of murderers, adulterers, drug addicts, and other literary legends.   With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from William Shakespeare to Thomas Pynchon, Secret Lives of Great Authors tackles all the tough... (read more)

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Contributions in American Studies #33: New World Journeys: Contemporary Italian Writers and the Experience of America
Contributions in American Studies #33: New World Journeys: Contemporary Italian Writers and the Experience of America
by Angela M. Jeannet
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It is always fascinating to read what Europeans think of us, and this highly perceptive collection of short, sharp, candid Italian reactions--primarily from the 1930s, 1950s, and early 1960s--indicates that America's mythic and cultural impact is still... (read more)

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Between the Sheets: Nine 20th Century Women Writers and Their Famous Literary Partnerships
Between the Sheets: Nine 20th Century Women Writers and Their Famous Literary Partnerships
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Why did a gifted writer like Sylvia Plath stumble into a marriage that drove her to suicide? Why did Hilda Doolittle want to marry Ezra Pound when she was attracted to women? Why did Simone de Beauvoir pimp for Jean-Paul Sartre? The list of the damages... (read more)

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The Natural History of Make-Believe: A Guide to the Principal Works of Britain, Europe, and America
The Natural History of Make-Believe: A Guide to the Principal Works of Britain, Europe, and America
by John Goldthwaite
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The Man in the Moon has dropped down to earth for a visit. Over the hedge, a rabbit in trousers is having a pipe with his evening paper. Elsewhere, Alice is passing through a looking glass, Dorothy riding a tornado to Oz, and Jack climbing a beanstalk to... (read more)

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A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967
A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967
by Rachel Cohen
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-346) and index.... (read more)

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Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities #10: State of Mind: Texas Literature and Culture
Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities #10: State of Mind: Texas Literature and Culture
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Tom Pilkington, professor of English at Tarleton State University and general editor of the Tarleton Southwestern Studies in the Humanities published by Texas A&M Press, is a native Texan whose works include My Blood's Country: Studies in... (read more)

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European Avant-Garde (Cultural History of Literature Series)
European Avant-Garde (Cultural History of Literature Series)
by Andrew Webber
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This book offers an informative and accessible cultural history of the European avant-garde in its early twentieth-century heyday. It provides comparative coverage of cultural experimentation across the major European languages, including English, French,... (read more)

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The Place of Fiction in the Time of Science: A Disciplinary History of American Writing (Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture)
The Place of Fiction in the Time of Science: A Disciplinary History of American Writing (Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture)
by John Limon
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In this major new book John Limon examines the various ways American authors have written in an age increasingly dominated by science. He focuses in particular on Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne--three highly articulate... (read more)

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Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas
Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas
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For nearly a decade, Booknotes has been an oasis of book programming on television, the only place where Americans can regularly find in-depth, quality discussions of books. From the Hardcover edition.... (read more)

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The Lively Arts: Gilbert Seldes and the Transformation of Cultural Criticism in the United States
The Lively Arts: Gilbert Seldes and the Transformation of Cultural Criticism in the United States
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He was a friend of James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, e.e. cummings, John Dos Passos, Irving Berlin, and F. Scott Fitzgerald--and the enemy of Ezra Pound, H.L. Mencken, and Ernest Hemingway. He was so influential a critic that Edmund Wilson declared that he had... (read more)

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The Modern American Novel: New Revised Edition
The Modern American Novel: New Revised Edition
by Malcolm Bradbury
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Malcolm Bradbury is a novelist, critic, television dramatist and Emeritus Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. He is author of the novels Eating People is Wrong (1959); Stepping Westward (1965); The History Man (1975); which... (read more)

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The Powells.com Interviews: Twenty-two Authors and Artists Talk about Their Books
The Powells.com Interviews: Twenty-two Authors and Artists Talk about Their Books
by Dave Weich
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"Some of the best author interviews ever." Holt... (read more)

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The Female Pen: Women Writers and Novelists, 1621-1818
The Female Pen: Women Writers and Novelists, 1621-1818
by B G Maccarthy
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Down by the Riverside provides an expansive introduction to the development of African American religion and theology. Spanning the time of slavery up to the present, the volume moves beyond Protestant Christianity to address a broad diversity of African... (read more)

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Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature
Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature
by James Hartman
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In colonial America, tales about the capture of English settlers by Native American war parties and the captives' subsequent suffering and privations were wildly popular among readers. Despite their importance in the development of American literature... (read more)

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Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms (P.S.)
Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms (P.S.)
by Carmela Ciuraru
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Exploring the fascinating stories of more than a dozen authorial impostors across several centuries and cultures, Carmela Ciuraru plumbs the creative process and the darker, often crippling aspects of fame. Only through the protective guise of Lewis... (read more)

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The birth of the beat generation :visionaries, rebels, and hipsters, 1944-1960
The birth of the beat generation :visionaries, rebels, and hipsters, 1944-1960
by Steven Watson
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The second volume in the acclaimed series that brings to life the groups of avant-garde writers, artists, and patrons who were keystones of what has come to be called Modernism, this book sheds new light on the hard-living, maverick poets and novelists... (read more)

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Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States
Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States
by Edward Cahill
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In Liberty of the Imagination, Edward Cahill uncovers the surprisingly powerful impact of eighteenth-century theories of the imagination--philosophical ideas about aesthetic pleasure, taste, genius, the beautiful, and the sublime--on American writing... (read more)

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