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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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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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“This is an important examination of an underappreciated part of American modernism that will appeal to scholars and students of the subject as well as general readers interested in the glamour of the Lost Generation.”—Bill Savage... (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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An extensive survey of post-war American fiction is mapped out in Morris Dickstein's Leopards in the Temple...[It] persuasively examines how the writing of the 1960s emerged from the cultural phenomena of the preceding decades, including road novels... (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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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] remarkable book. . . . [Showalters] approach . . . is unifying and magnanimous. She brings a perspective to changing literary culture that makes criticism seem not only understandable but also healthy and invigorating, making the work timeless... (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
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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, a child of Reconstruction, was born in Georgia in 1869, to a family very much of the Old South: land rich and cash poor. Her father regaled her with stories of his days in the Confederate Army, and she grew up in the turmoil of a... (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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Arthur Redding is associate professor of English at York University and the author of Raids on Human Consciousness: Writing, Anarchism, and Violence.... (read more)

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American Literature since 1900, Vol. 9
American Literature since 1900, Vol. 9
by Marcus Cunliffe
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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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[Mary Corey] sees the midcentury New Yorker as a symptom of a country learning to live with contradictions and self-deceptions, where 'affluent consensus' hid social injustice, and sophistication pretended to be democratic. Corey writes about midcentury... (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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Acknowledgments; Part I. Introduction: Part II. Narrative Designs and Textual Rebellions: 1. Preludes: the early didactic novel: Narrative control in Charlotte Temple and A New-England Tale; 2. Introduction to the exploratory text: subversions of the... (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, examines a great unstudied phenomenon in American literary history: the hundreds of collaboratively-authored novels that appeared at the turn of the century. Authors banded together during this period to reap... (read more)

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