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The Swifts
The Swifts

Printers in the Age of Typesetting Races

Rumble, Walker

On a December day in 1885, Bill Barnes, a journeyman from the New York World, and Joe McCann, representing the New York Herald, faced off in a match race of Swifts, compositors...


Prophetic Remembrance
Prophetic Remembrance

Black Subjectivity in African American and South African Trauma Narratives

Still, Erica

Using the term "prophetic remembrance" to articulate the expression of a constituent faith in the performative capacity of language, Erica Still shows how black subjectivity is...


The Life of William Faulkner
The Life of William Faulkner

The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934

Rollyson, Carl

William Faulkner emerged from the ravaged South—half backwoods, half defeated empire—transforming his corner of Mississippi into the fictional Yoknapatawpha County and...


The Bourgeois Interior
The Bourgeois Interior
Brown, Julia Prewitt

From Robinson Crusoe’s cave to Henry Selwyn’s hermitage, the domestic interior tells a story about "things" and their relation to character and identity. Beginning with a...


Mathilde Blind
Mathilde Blind

Late-Victorian Culture and the Woman of Letters

Diedrick, James

With Mathilde Blind: Late-Victorian Culture and the Woman of Letters, James Diedrick offers a groundbreaking critical biography of the German-born British poet Mathilde...


Contingent Loves
Contingent Loves

Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality

Hawthorne, Melanie C.

As the existentialist philosophers of mid-twentieth-century Paris famously asserted, a life can only be assessed fully after it has ended. Fitting, then, that since her death...


The Antagonist Principle
The Antagonist Principle

John Henry Newman and the Paradox of Personality

Poston, Lawrence

The Antagonist Principle is a critical examination of the works and sometimes controversial public career of John Henry Newman (1801–1890), first as an Anglican and...


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...


Above All, Don't Look Back
Above All, Don't Look Back
Bey, Maïssa

Above All, Don't Look Back follows the path of a young woman—Amina—as she makes her way through a city, a life, and a sense of self that have been ravaged by an...


The Woman Within
The Woman Within
Glasgow, Ellen, Matthews, Pamela R.

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Beauty
Beauty

The Value of Values

Turner, Frederick

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Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil
Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil
Hicok, Bethany

When the American poet Elizabeth Bishop arrived in Brazil in 1951 at the age of forty, she had not planned to stay, but her love affair with the Brazilian aristocrat Lota de...


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]...


Masterpieces: Food and Art in Virginia
Masterpieces: Food and Art in Virginia

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Randall Jarrell's Letters
Randall Jarrell's Letters

An Autobiographical and Literary Selection

Jarrell, Mary

In this expanded edition of Randall Jarrell's letters, his widow, Mary, has added letters from Jarrell to Peter Taylor, publication of which was withheld during Taylor's...


Emily Davies
Emily Davies

Collected Letters, 1861-1875

Murphy, Ann B., Raftery, Deirdre

Sarah Emily Davies (1830–1921) lived and crusaded during a time of profound change for education and women’s rights in England. At the time of her birth, women’s suffrage was...


The Golden Avant-Garde
The Golden Avant-Garde

Idolatry, Commercialism, and Art

Sassower, Raphael, Cicotello, Louis

Since the eighteenth century, artists--especially so-called avant-garde artists--have played a conflicting role in society. Part of the reason for their complex position, argue...


Black Fascisms
Black Fascisms

African American Literature and Culture between the Wars

Thompson, Mark Christian

In this provocative new book, Mark Christian Thompson addresses the startling fact that many African American intellectuals in the 1930s sympathized with fascism, seeing in its...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1902-March 1905

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

Consisting of some 572 letters, with another 460 calendared, this tenth volume in a projected series of twelve offers a complete accounting of William James’s known...


Fashion and Fiction
Fashion and Fiction

Self-Transformation in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Cardon, Lauren S.

During the twentieth century, the rise of the concept of Americanization—shedding ethnic origins and signs of "otherness" to embrace a constructed American identity—was...


Spectacular Suffering
Spectacular Suffering

Witnessing Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic

Mallipeddi, Ramesh

Spectacular Suffering focuses on commodification and discipline, two key dimensions of Atlantic slavery through which black bodies were turned into things in the...


The Forgotten Female Aesthetes
The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England

Schaffer, Talia

Most critics of aestheticism focus on the Yellow Book, the glossy Victorian journal with the shocking yellow cover that counted among its contributors Aubrey Beardsley and Max...


The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, Knight, Denise D.

One of the leading intellectuals of first-wave feminism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1860-1935] was a prolific socialist writer and lecturer. Nearly forgotten in the years...


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...


Perfect Companionship
Perfect Companionship

Ellen Glasgow's Selected Correspondence with Women

Glasgow, Ellen, Matthews, Pamela R.

The novels of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ellen Glasgow ushered the South into the modern era, rejecting the typically romanticized approach for a cunningly observed realism...


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