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From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature
From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature
by Richard Ruland
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From Modernist/Postmodernist perspective, leading critics Richard Ruland (American) and Malcolm Bradbury (British) address questions of literary and cultural nationalism. They demonstrate that since the seventeenth century, American writing... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture #122: Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere
Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture #122: Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere
by C K Doreski
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A study of the relationship between African American journalism and literature.... (read more)

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Southern Writers
Southern Writers
by David G. Spielman
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A revealing pictorial of the South's leading writers.... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture #153: Formalism, Experience and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture #153: Formalism, Experience and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century
by Theo Davis
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Theo Davis offers a fresh account of the emergence of a national literature in the United States. Taking American literature's universalism as an organising force that must be explained rather than simply exposed, she contends that Emerson, Hawthorne... (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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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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Framing Theory's Empire
Framing Theory's Empire
by John Holbo
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FRAMING THEORY'S EMPIRE started life as a book event-an online, roundtable-style symposium on THEORY'S EMPIRE (Columbia UP, 2005). Two dozen contributors offered reviews, criticism, and commentary. Now in book form, it includes a preface by Scott McLemee... (read more)

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The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race & the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence
The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race & the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence
by Susan M Ryan
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Reading an array of texts by Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Wells Brown, and others, Ryan (English, U. of Louisville) explores the debates over the form and function of benevolence in the American South, whether... (read more)

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Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter
Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter
by Seth Lerer
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Ever since children have learned to read, there has been childrens literature. Childrens Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesops fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where... (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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Truth's Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel
Truth's Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel
by Philip F Gura
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From the acclaimed cultural historian Philip F. Gura comes Truths Ragged Edge, a comprehensive and original history of the American novels first century. Grounded in Guras extensive consideration of the diverse range of important early novels, not just... (read more)

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Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola
Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola
by Gary Dexter
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Mark Twain once said of Jane Austen, "Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone." And then there's George Bernard Shaw on the Bard: "With the single exception of Homer, there is no... (read more)

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A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade
A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade
by Christopher Benfey
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The country's most noted writers, poets, and artists converge at a singular moment in American life At the close of the Civil War, the lives of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade intersected in an intricate map... (read more)

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The World Within: Writers Talk Ambition, Angst, Aesthetics, Bones, Books, Beautiful Bodies, Censorship, Cheats, Comics, Darkness, Democr
The World Within: Writers Talk Ambition, Angst, Aesthetics, Bones, Books, Beautiful Bodies, Censorship, Cheats, Comics, Darkness, Democr
by Win Mccormack
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This superb collection features some of the freshest, funniest, most intriguing interviews in the history of Tin House. A veritable whos who of contemporary writers, poets, and graphic novelists discuss work, life, literary theft, dry spells, what they... (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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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 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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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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