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One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life -- A Story of Race and Family Secrets
One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life -- A Story of Race and Family Secrets
by Bliss Broyard
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Ever since renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard's own parents, New Orleans Creoles, had moved to Brooklyn and began to "pass" in order to get work, he had learned to conceal his racial identity. As he grew older and entered the ranks of the New York... (read more)

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Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties (Harvest Book)
Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties (Harvest Book)
by Marion Meade
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Dorothy Parker, Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St.Vincent Millay, and Edna Ferber--their loves, lives, and literary endeavors embodied the spirit of the 1920s. These literary heroines did what they wanted and said what they thought, living wholly in the moment... (read more)

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Writing the Lost Generation: Expatriate Autobiography and American Modernism
Writing the Lost Generation: Expatriate Autobiography and American Modernism
by Craig Monk
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Members of the Lost Generation, American writers and artists who lived in Paris during the 1920s, continue to occupy an important place in our literary history. Rebelling against increased commercialism and the ebb of cosmopolitan society in early... (read more)

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Afro-American Poetics: Revisions of Harlem and the Black Aesthetic
Afro-American Poetics: Revisions of Harlem and the Black Aesthetic
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When Houston A. Baker Jr. one of America’s foremost literary critics, first published Afro-American Poetics in 1988, it was hailed as a major revisionist history of both African American culture and criticism. Now available in paperback, this... (read more)

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Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970
Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970
by Morris Dickstein
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The twenty-five years after the Second World War were a lively and fertile period for the American novel and an era of momentous transformation in American society. Taking his title from the Kafka parable about the leopards who kept racing into the... (read more)

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Other Voices, Other Views. Expanding the Canon in English Renaissance Studies
Other Voices, Other Views. Expanding the Canon in English Renaissance Studies
by Helen Ostovich
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This collection presents early modern writers who were either virtually unknown, or whose works were overshadowed by those of their great contemporaries Shakespeare, Jonson, Spenser, and Donne. It is a series of historically specific readings of social... (read more)

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Copperhead
Copperhead
by Harold Frederic
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Bill Kauffman has adapted Harold Frederic's novella (originally serialized in Scribner's Magazine) into a screenplay for Ronald F. Maxwell's Civil War era movie which is also to be released in the spring of 2013. The Copperhead is a dramatically intense... (read more)

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A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
by Elaine Showalter
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A Jury of Her Peers is an unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to 2000. In a narrative of immense scope and fascination — brimming with Elaine Showalter's characteristic wit and... (read more)

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Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature
Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature
by Tyler T Schmidt
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An exploration of writers who examine integration through the charged lens of... (read more)

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Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora Since 1939 (Classical Presences)
Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora Since 1939 (Classical Presences)
by Justine Mcconnell
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Black Odysseys explores creative works by artists of ultimately African descent, which respond to the Homeric Odyssey. Considering what the ancient Greek epic has signified for those struggling to emerge from the shadow of Western imperialism, and how it... (read more)

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Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes
Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes
by Bill Peschel
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Truth is stranger than fiction. If you've imagined famous writers to be desk-bound drudges, think again. Writers Gone Wild rips back the (book) covers and reveals the seamy underside of the writing life. Insightful, intriguing, and irresistibly addictive,... (read more)

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Corra Harris and the Divided Mind of the New South
Corra Harris and the Divided Mind of the New South
by Catherine Oglesby
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Corra Harris (1869-1935) was one of the most widely published and nationally popular women writers in the United States. A Circuit Rider's Wife (1910) was Georgia's most celebrated novel for nearly three decades. Now little read and almost forgotten... (read more)

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Turncoats, Traitors, and Fellow Travelers: Culture and Politics of the Early Cold War
Turncoats, Traitors, and Fellow Travelers: Culture and Politics of the Early Cold War
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American Literature since 1900, Vol. 9
American Literature since 1900, Vol. 9
by Marcus Cunliffe
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-458) and index.... (read more)

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Americans in British Literature 1770 183
Americans in British Literature 1770 183
by Christopher Flynn
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Flynn (English literature, St. Edward's U., Texas) examines how British writers expressed some confusion and ambivalence over where exactly English settlers in North America fit on the savage-civilized continuum that explained the world during the... (read more)

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The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury
The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury
by Mary F Corey
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Today The New Yorker is one of a number of general-interest magazines published for a sophisticated audience, but in the post-World War II era the magazine occupied a truly significant niche of cultural authority. A self-selected community of 250,000... (read more)

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Nineteenth Century American Women's Novels: Interpretative Strategies
Nineteenth Century American Women's Novels: Interpretative Strategies
by Susan K Harris
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This study proposes interpretive strategies for nineteenth-century American women's novels. Harris contends that women in the nineteenth century read subversively, 'processing texts according to gender based imperatives'. Beginning with Susannah Rowson's... (read more)

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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
by Cyrus R K Patell
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New York holds a special place in America's national mythology as both the gateway to the USA and as a diverse, vibrant cultural center distinct from the rest of the nation. From the international atmosphere of the Dutch colony New Amsterdam, through the... (read more)

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Reckoning Day: Race, Place, and the Atom Bomb in Postwar America
Reckoning Day: Race, Place, and the Atom Bomb in Postwar America
by Jacqueline Foertsch
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The unexplored vision of an America free of racial strife--courtesy of... (read more)

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Collaborators in Literary America, 1870-1920
Collaborators in Literary America, 1870-1920
by Susanna Ashton
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Collaborators in Literary America, 1870-1920 argues that the collaborative novels of the 19th and 20th centuries were singularly instrumental to the evolving nature of authorship and its relationship to the modern literary marketplace. More than just a... (read more)

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