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The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1878-1884

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

This volume charts James's emergence into professional and personal maturity while chronicling the decisive steps he took toward resolving his notoriously protracted and...


The Word on the Streets
The Word on the Streets

The American Language of Vernacular Modernism

Hefner, Brooks E.

From the hard-boiled detective stories of Dashiell Hammett to the novels of Claude McKay, The Word on the Streets examines a group of writers whose experimentation with...


The Simms Reader
The Simms Reader

Selections from the Writings of William Gilmore Simms

Simms, William Gilmore

Long considered a leading literary figure of the Old South, William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) wrote letters, novels, short fiction, drama, essays, and poetry in his prolific...


The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
Gabbin, Joanne V.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, with its wellsprings in jazz and vernacular culture and its inescapable political dimension, stands among the most important bodies of literary work of...


Best New Poets 2016
Best New Poets 2016

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Szybist, Mary

Entering its eleventh 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...


William and Henry James
William and Henry James

Selected Letters

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

William and Henry James are well known for their master works of psychology and fiction respectively, but the celebrated brothers amassed an impressive collection of letters to...


Beloved Boy
Beloved Boy

Letters to Hendrik C. Andersen, 1899–1915

Zorzi, Rosella Mamoli

Already the subject of articles in the International Herald Tribune and the London Times, Beloved Boy is a remarkable collection of letters tracing Henry James’s...


Women and British Aestheticism
Women and British Aestheticism
Schaffer, Talia

This collection of essays introduces new scholarship on the women novelists, poets, fiction writers, essayists, lifestyle experts, and critics who played a central and long-...


Writing the Urban Jungle
Writing the Urban Jungle

Reading Empire in London from Doyle to Eliot

McLaughlin, Joseph

Much has been written about cultural imperialism and the effects of Britain and British culture on colonized people, but Joseph McLaughlin suggests that the influence worked...


The Land without Shadows
The Land without Shadows
Waberi, Abdourahman A.

One of the first literary works to portray Djiboutians from their own point of view, The Land without Shadows is a collection of seventeen short stories. The author,...


Paper Gardens
Paper Gardens

A Stroll through French Literature

Bloch-Dano, Evelyne

From Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Marcel Proust, from Marguerite Duras to George Sand, from Colette to Patrick Modiano, gardens appear in novels as representations of the real...


Quirks of the Quantum
Quirks of the Quantum

Postmodernism and Contemporary American Fiction

Coale, Samuel Chase

Episodic and disconnected, much of postmodern fiction mirrors the world as quantum theorists describe it, according to Samuel Chase Coale. In Quirks of the Quantum,...


Hey Presto!

Swift and the Quacks

Ormbsby-Lennon, Hugh

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The Book of Numbers
The Book of Numbers
Pharr, Robert Deane

In the hardboiled tradition of Chester Himes and Walter Mosely, Robert Deane Pharr's novel tells the tale of two black men, Dave and Blueboy, traveling waiters who establish...


Reading Popular Newtonianism
Reading Popular Newtonianism

Print, the Principia, and the Dissemination of Newtonian Science

Miller, Laura

Sir Isaac Newton’s publications, and those he inspired, were among the most significant works published during the long eighteenth century in Britain. Concepts such as...


Thomas Hardy and the Proper Study of Mankind
Thomas Hardy and the Proper Study of Mankind
Gatrell, Simon

Simon Gatrell offers a fresh and stimulating exploration of Hardy's account in fiction of the individual man or woman's relationship with various aspects of the encompassing...


Between the Novel and the News
Between the Novel and the News

The Emergence of American Women's Writing

Edelstein, Sari

While American literary history has long acknowledged the profound influence of journalism on canonical male writers, Sari Edelstein argues that American women writers were...


Migrant Modernism
Migrant Modernism

Postwar London and the West Indian Novel

Brown, J. Dillon

In Migrant Modernism, J. Dillon Brown examines the intersection between British literary modernism and the foundational West Indian novels that emerged in London after...


Willa Cather's Southern Connections
Willa Cather's Southern Connections

New Essays on Cather and the South

Romines, Ann

Willa Cather spent her first nine years in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where her family had lived for five generations. Even after the Cathers' move to Nebraska, she...


Best New Poets 2015
Best New Poets 2015

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Smith, Tracy K.

Praise for earlier editions:

"[A] reminder that contemporary poetry is not only alive and well but continuing to grow."-- Publishers Weekly

"[These poets]...


East-West Exchange and Late Modernism
East-West Exchange and Late Modernism

Williams, Moore, Pound

Qian, Zhaoming

In East-West Exchange and Late Modernism, Zhaoming Qian examines the nature and extent of Asian influence on some of the literary masterpieces of Western late modernism...


Bad Men
Bad Men

Creative Touchstones of Black Writers

Rambsy II., Howard

How have African American writers drawn on "bad" black men and black boys as creative touchstones for their evocative and vibrant art? This is the question posed by Howard...


Violent Adventure
Violent Adventure

Contemporary Fiction by American Men

Wesley, Marilyn C.

As the mother of young sons, Marilyn Wesley became increasingly concerned about the conflicting messages they received in a world where "Han Solo replaced John Wayne as a...


All That Mighty Heart
All That Mighty Heart

London Poems

Spaar, Lisa Russ

Lisa Russ Spaar has assembled a collection of poems about London to appeal to most anyone: the student abroad for a semester, the armchair traveler, or the most critical reader...


The Dynamics of Genre
The Dynamics of Genre

Journalism and the Practice of Literature in Mid-Victorian Britain

Liddle, Dallas

Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals reached a peak of cultural influence and financial success in Britain in the 1850s and 1860s, out-publishing and out-selling books...


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