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Wandering Memory
Wandering Memory
Dominique, Jan J.

The daughter of Haitian journalist and pro-democracy activist Jean Léopold Dominique, who was assassinated in 2000, Jan J. Dominique offers a memoir that provides a uniquely...


Stranger America
Stranger America

A Narrative Ethics of Exclusion

Toth, Josh

Contradictory ideals of egalitarianism and self-reliance haunt America’s democratic state. We need look no further than Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and victory...


Rhetorical Investigations
Rhetorical Investigations

Studies in Ordinary Language Criticism

Jost, Walter

In Rhetorical Investigations Walter Jost juxtaposes problems and questions in philosophy and literature, using rhetoric as the middle term and common ground between them...


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...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Political Pamphlets and Letters of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces: A Mathematical Approach

Carroll, Lewis, Abeles, Francine

Charles L. Dodgson’s publications on political subjects offer a very different view of Lewis Carroll, the man made famous by his "Alice" books. Better known for whimsical and...


The Blood of Paradise
The Blood of Paradise
Goodwin, Stephen

Stephen Goodwin's second novel is an emblematic tale of the sixties, of a sophisticated couple going back to the land. The restlessness that compels Anna and Steadman to move...


Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America
Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America
Price, Kenneth M., Smith, Susan Belasco

Covering the decades from the 1830s through the end of the century, as well as the eastern, southern, and western regions of the United States, these essays, by a diverse group...


Reading with the Senses in Victorian Literature and Science
Reading with the Senses in Victorian Literature and Science
Coombs, David Sweeney

The nineteenth-century sciences cleaved sensory experience into two separate realms: the bodily physics of sensation and the mental activity of perception. This division into...


Acts of Narrative Resistance
Acts of Narrative Resistance

Women's Autobiographical Writings in the Americas

Beard, Laura J.

This exploration of women's autobiographical writings in the Americas focuses on three specific genres: testimonio, metafiction, and the family saga as the story of a nation....


Faulkner in the University, Introduction by Douglas Day
Faulkner in the University, Introduction by Douglas Day
Gwynn, Frederick L., Blotner, Joseph L.

In 1957 and 1958 William Faulkner was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia. During that time he held thirty-seven conferences and answered two thousand questions...


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...


Sucking Up
Sucking Up

A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy

Parker, Deborah, Parker, Mark

Suck-up. Ass-kisser. Brownnoser. Bootlicker. Lickspittle. Toadeater... Found in every walk of life, both real and imagined, sycophants surround us. But whether we grumble about...


American Road Narratives
American Road Narratives

Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film

Brigham, Ann

The freedom to go anywhere and become anyone has profoundly shaped our national psyche. Transforming our sense of place and identity--whether in terms of social and economic...


Best New Poets 2010
Best New Poets 2010

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Emerson, Claudia

Entering its fifth 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...


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...


Common Wealth
Common Wealth

Contemporary Poets of Virginia

Kennedy, Sarah, Smith, R. T.

In Common Wealth Sarah Kennedy and R. T. Smith mine the deep vein of Virginia poetry to present a comprehensive collection of contemporary works that reflects the vibrant...


Beauty
Beauty

The Value of Values

Turner, Frederick

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Text as Process
Text as Process

Creative Composition in Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Dickinson

Bushell, Sally

Text as Process is about the literary work before it becomes a completed work of art. It is concerned with draft materials, with the manuscripts that constitute text in...


Harlem Gallery and Other Poems of Melvin B Tolson
Harlem Gallery and Other Poems of Melvin B Tolson
Tolson, Melvin B., Jr.

The poet Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966) was once recognized as one of black America's most important modernist voices. Playful, fluent, and intellectually sophisticated, his...


Plotting Women
Case, Alison

Is there such a thing as a "woman's voice" in fiction? In the context of feminist criticism, this question is far more problematic than critics once believed. Beyond asking...


Memoirs on the Life and Travels of Thomas Hammond, 1748-1775
Memoirs on the Life and Travels of Thomas Hammond, 1748-1775
Hammond, Thomas, Boulukos, George E.

A lavishly illustrated manuscript from the eighteenth century now being published for the first time, Thomas Hammond's memoirs are a major discovery. Hammond was a self-...


Terrible Beauty
Terrible Beauty

The Violent Aesthetic and Twentieth-Century Literature

Eide, Marian

If art is our bid to make sense of the senseless, there is hardly more fertile creative ground than that of the twentieth century. From the trench poetry of World War I and...


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...


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...


Feeling for the Poor
Feeling for the Poor

Bourgeois Compassion, Social Action, and the Victorian Novel

Betensky, Carolyn

What if the political work of Victorian social-problem novels was precisely to make the reader feel as if reading them—in and of itself—mattered? Surveying novels by Charles...


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