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Speaking Silences
Speaking Silences

Stillness and Voice in Modern Thought and Jewish Tradition

Ettin, Andrew Vogel

Language and silence have usually been understood as opposites and assigned different values, but which one is positive and which negative? Ranging widely across time and...


The Field of Imagination
The Field of Imagination

Thomas Paine and Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Cleary, Scott M.

One of America’s Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine is best remembered as the pamphleteer who inspired the American Revolution. Yet few also know him as an eighteenth-century poet...


The Art of Fiction
The Art of Fiction
Salter, James

James Salter’s exalted place in American letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen,...


Second Person Singular
Second Person Singular

Late Victorian Women Poets and the Bonds of Verse

Harrington, Emily

Emily Harrington offers a new history of women’s poetry at the turn of the century that breaks from conventional ideas of nineteenth-century lyric, which focus on individual...


Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture
Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture

Discourse and Ideology

Harrison, Antony H.

With the publication of his ambitious new work Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture, Antony H. Harrison continues his exploration of poetry as a significant force in the...


Famous Last Words
Famous Last Words

Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure

Booth, Alison

Famous Last Words traces a broad historical transition- from the 1840s to the 1980s- from the more rigid dichotomy of the Victorian novel, in which good women must marry and...


Form and Fable in American Fiction
Form and Fable in American Fiction
Hoffman, Daniel

Combining the disciplines of folklore and literary criticism in his perceptive readings of works by Irving, Hawthorne, Melville, and Mark Twain, Daniel Hoffman demonstrates how...


Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke
Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke

At the Roots of the Racial Divide

Crable, Bryan

Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke focuses on the little-known but important friendship between two canonical American writers. The story of this fifty-year friendship,...


Ersatz America
Ersatz America

Hidden Traces, Graphic Texts, and the Mending of Democracy

Mark, Rebecca

From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole...


Cities of Affluence and Anger
Cities of Affluence and Anger

A Literary Geography of Modern Englishness

Kalliney, Peter

Providing a compact literary history of the twentieth century in England, Cities of Affluence and Anger studies the problematic terms of national identity during England's...


Only for the Eye of a Friend
Only for the Eye of a Friend

The Poems of Annis Boudinot Stockton

Mulford, Carla

Known among the Middle Atlantic intelligentsia and literati as a witty and versatile writer, considered by George Washington and the Chevalier de La Luzerne a gracious and...


Fellow Travelers
Fellow Travelers

How Road Stories Shaped the Idea of the Americas

Ochoa, John

Road trips loom large in the American imagination, and stories from the road have been central to crafting national identities across North and South America. Tales of...


The Physics of Possibility
The Physics of Possibility

Victorian Fiction, Science, and Gender

Tondre, Michael

The Physics of Possibility traces the sensational birth of mathematical physics in Victorian literature, science, and statistics. As scientists took up new...


Almost a Girl
Almost a Girl

Male Writers and Female Identification

Williamson, Alan

Gender criticism, Alan Williamson argues, has for too long been shaped and limited by the same dualisms that have defined male versus female literary voices in Western culture...


Manufacturing Culture
Manufacturing Culture

Vindications of Early Victorian Industry

Bizup, Joseph

From Robert Southey to William Morris, British social critics in the Romantic tradition consistently stigmatized industry as a threat to aesthetic or humanistic "culture."...


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...


Essays and Reviews
Essays and Reviews

The 1860 Text and Its Reading

Shea, Victor, Whitla, William

Essays and Reviews is a collection of seven articles that appeared in 1860, sparking a Victorian culture war that lasted for at least a decade. With pieces written by...


Children of the Raven and the Whale
Children of the Raven and the Whale

Visions and Revisions in American Literature

Hellman, Caroline Chamberlin

Taking its cue from Perry Miller’s 1956 classic of American literary criticism, The Raven and the Whale: The War of Words and Wits in the Era of Poe and Melville,...


Violence, Silence, and Anger
Violence, Silence, and Anger

Women's Writing as Transgression

Lashgari, Deirdre

Twenty contributors consider violence in the works of such acclaimed writers as Adrienne Rich, Harriet Jacobs, Virgnia Woolf, and Audre Lorde, and such too little known authors...


The Alchemy of Conquest
The Alchemy of Conquest

Science, Religion, and the Secrets of the New World

Bauer, Ralph

The Age of the Discovery of the Americas was concurrent with the Age of Discovery in science. In The Alchemy of Conquest, Ralph Bauer explores the historical...


Aging and Gender in Literature
Aging and Gender in Literature

Studies in Creativity

Wyatt-Brown, Anne M., Rossen, Janice

By adding consideration of age to that of race, gender, and class, this innovative volume seeks to show how growing older affects literary creativity and psychological...


Characters of Blood
Characters of Blood

Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination

Bernier, Celeste-Marie

Across the centuries, the acts and arts of black heroism have inspired a provocative, experimental, and self-reflexive intellectual, political, and aesthetic tradition. In ...


Rational Meaning
Rational Meaning

A New Foundation for the Definition of Words and Supplementary Essays

Jackson, Laura, Jackson, Schuyler B.

Existing only in manuscript since the 1940s but enjoying an underground reputation among friends and advocates, this primary document by one of the most original and...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll
The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

Games, Puzzles, and Related Pieces

Carroll, Lewis, Morgan, Christopher

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, "Lewis Carroll," was not only the author of the beloved Alice tales but an inveterate and talented creator of puzzles and games in both the...


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