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Steinbeck in Vietnam
Steinbeck in Vietnam

Dispatches from the War

Steinbeck, John, Barden, Thomas E.

Although his career continued for almost three decades after the 1939 publication of The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck is still most closely associated with his Depression-...


Close Kin and Distant Relatives
Close Kin and Distant Relatives

The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women's Literature

Morris, Susana M.

The "black family" in the United States and the Caribbean often holds contradictory and competing meanings in public discourse: on the one hand, it is a site of love, strength...


Henry Adams in Washington
Henry Adams in Washington

Linking the Personal and Public Lives of America’s Man of Letters

Seavey, Ormond

A descendent of two U.S. presidents and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Henry Adams enjoyed a very particular place in American life, not least due to his ancestry. Yet despite...


Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work
Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work
Hughes, Linda K., Lund, Michael

For much of her own century, Elizabeth Gaskell was recognized as a voice of Victorian convention&emdash;-the loyal wife, good mother, and respected writer&emdash;-a...


Three Rings
Three Rings

A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate

Mendelsohn, Daniel

In this genre-defying book, best-selling memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn explores the mysterious links between the randomness of the lives we lead and the artfulness of...


Reading for the Law
Reading for the Law

British Literary History and Gender Advocacy

Krueger, Christine L.

Taking her title from the British term for legal study, "to read for the law," Christine L. Krueger asks how "reading for the law" as literary history contributes to the...


Grief and Meter
Grief and Meter

Elegies for Poets after Auden

Connolly, Sally

The elegizing of poets is one of the oldest and most enduring traditions in English poetry. Many of the most influential and best-known poems in the language—such as Milton’s "...


Resurrections
Resurrections

Authors, Heroes—and a Spy

Meyers, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Meyers’ Resurrections: Authors, Heroes—and a Spy brings to life a set of extraordinary writers, painters, and literary adventurers who turned their lives into...


Best New Poets 2008
Best New Poets 2008

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Strand, Mark

The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this...


Studies in Bibliography
Studies in Bibliography

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

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Studies in Bibliography
Studies in Bibliography

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

The fifty-third volume of Studies continues its tradition of presenting a wide range of articles by international scholars on bibliography, textual criticism, and other aspects...


Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography
Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography

The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing

Peterson, Linda H.

Victorian women's autobiography emerged at a historical moment when the field of life writing was particularly rich. Spiritual autobiography was developing interesting...


Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop

The Geography of Gender

Lombardi, Marilyn May

This book brings together the work of pioneering scholars in the field- critics who are exploring the psychosexual tensions within Bishop's vision and the uncanny way her...


The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Braxton, Joanne M.

This new "most complete" edition of the collected poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the virtual father of black American poetry, includes sixty poems not included in the previous—...


A New Continent of Liberty
A New Continent of Liberty

Eunomia in Native American Literature from Occom to Erdrich

Hamilton, Geoff

Beginning with the writings of Samson Occom, and extending through a range of fiction and nonfiction works by William Apess, Sarah Winnemucca, Zitkala-Ša, N. Scott Momaday,...


Best New Poets 2011
Best New Poets 2011

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Powell, D. A.

Entering its sixth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its...


Pleasures and Pains
Pleasures and Pains
Milligan, Barry E.

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The Pragmatist Turn
The Pragmatist Turn

Religion, the Enlightenment, and the Formation of American Literature

Gunn, Giles

In The Pragmatist Turn, renowned scholar of American literature and thought Giles Gunn offers a new critical history of the way seventeenth-century religion and the...


The Romantic Comedians
The Romantic Comedians
Glasgow, Ellen

In The Romantic Comedians Ellen Glasgow takes the familiar story of the cuckold and raises it to a new leve. Her sixty-five-year-old male protagonist, the recently widowed...


The Shad Treatment
The Shad Treatment
Epps, Garrett

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Francis Blake
Francis Blake

An Inventor's Life, 1850–1913

Hall, Elton W.

Accomplished inventor, visionary photographer, philanthropist, and successful businessman, Francis Blake (1850 1913) changed not only the way Americans communicated in the...


Colonizing the Past
Colonizing the Past

Mythmaking and Pre-Columbian Whites in Nineteenth-Century American Writing

Watts, Edward

After the Revolution, Americans realized they lacked the common, deep, or meaningful history that might bind together their loose confederation of former colonies into a...


Romantic Writing and the Empire of Signs
Romantic Writing and the Empire of Signs

Periodical Culture and Post-Napoleonic Authorship

Fang, Karen

Nineteenth-century periodicals frequently compared themselves to the imperial powers then dissecting the globe, and this interest in imperialism can be seen in the exotic...


Saul Steinberg's Literary Journeys
Saul Steinberg's Literary Journeys

Nabokov, Joyce, and Others

Feldman, Jessica R.

Saul Steinberg’s inimitable drawings, paintings, and assemblages enriched the New Yorker, gallery and museum shows, and his own books for more than half a century. Although the...


Demon or Doll
Demon or Doll

Images of the Child in Contemporary Writing and Culture

Pifer, Ellen

From the shootings at Columbine High School to the JonBenet Ramsey murder to the sentencing of "killer kids," today's media cannot decide if children are objects of fear or in...


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