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Sobering Wisdom
Sobering Wisdom

Philosophical Explorations of Twelve Step Spirituality

Miller, Jerome A., Plants, Nicholas

Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Step program now provides life direction for the millions of people worldwide who are recovering from addiction and...


A Separate Civil War
A Separate Civil War

Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South

Sarris, Jonathan Dean

Most Americans think of the Civil War as a series of dramatic clashes between massive armies led by romantic-seeming leaders. But in the Appalachian communities of North...


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...


African Americans and the Culture of Pain
African Americans and the Culture of Pain
King, Debra Walker

In this compelling new study, Debra Walker King considers fragments of experience recorded in oral histories and newspapers as well as those produced in twentieth-century...


Back from the Far Field
Back from the Far Field

American Nature Poetry in the Late Twentieth Century

Quetchenbach, Bernard W.

Many poets writing after World War II have found the individual focus of contemporary poetics poorly suited to making statements directed at public issues and public ethics....


Consuming Visions
Consuming Visions

Cinema, Writing, and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro

Conde, Maite

Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign medium of film was...


Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life
Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life
Freeburg, Christopher

Christopher Freeburg’s  Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life offers a crucial new reading of a neglected aspect of African American literature and art across the long...


Hope without Optimism
Hope without Optimism
Eagleton, Terry

In his latest book, Terry Eagleton, one of the most celebrated intellects of our time, considers the least regarded of the virtues. His compelling meditation on hope begins...


Clinical Stories and Their Translations
Clinical Stories and Their Translations
Stein, Howard F., Apprey, Maurice

Clinical Stories and Their Translations proposes, and richly illustrates via numerous case examples, the utility of a depth psychology- informed ethnographic method of clinical...


Skyscraper Gothic
Skyscraper Gothic

Medieval Style and Modernist Buildings

Murphy estate, Kevin D., Reilly, Lisa

Of all building types, the skyscraper strikes observers as the most modern, in terms not only of height but also of boldness, scale, ingenuity, and daring. As a phenomenon born...


Furnace and Fugue
Furnace and Fugue

A Digital Edition of Michael Maier's "Atalanta fugiens" (1618) with Scholarly Commentary

Nummedal, Tara, Bilak, Donna

An Innovative New Open-Access Resource

In 1618, on the eve of the Thirty Years’ War, the German alchemist and physician Michael Maier published Atalanta fugiens,...


Best New Poets 2013
Best New Poets 2013

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Shaughnessy, Brenda

Praise for earlier editions:"[These poets] prove that American poetry has the strength and vision to move beyond the MFA environment in order to reshape and reflect past...


George Washington and Native Americans
George Washington and Native Americans

"Learn Our Arts and Ways of Life"

Harless, Richard

George Washington had contact with Native Americans throughout most of his life. His first encounter as a teenager left him with the impression that they were nothing more than...


An Evening When Alone
An Evening When Alone

Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827–67

O'Brien, Michael

A book that will greatly enhance understanding of the situation of single women in the nineteenth-century South, An Evening When Alone presents the journals of four very...


Colonial Subjects
Colonial Subjects

An African Intelligentsia and Atlantic Ideas

Zachernuk, Philip S.

West African intellectuals have a long history of engaging with European intrusion by reflecting on their status as colonial and postcolonial subjects. Against the tendency to...


Modernity and Subjectivity
Modernity and Subjectivity

Body, Soul, Spirit

Ferguson, Harvie

Few concepts have come to dominate the human sciences as much as modernity, yet there is very little agreement over what the term actually means. Every aspect of contemporary...


Experiencing Mount Vernon
Experiencing Mount Vernon

Eyewitness Accounts, 1784–1865

Lee, Jean B.

George Washington, acutely aware of the accomplishments and potential of the American Revolution, used his Mount Vernon estate both to preserve the memory of events that had...


Forgotten Time
Forgotten Time

The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta after the Civil War

Willis, John C.

Although it came to epitomize the Cotton South in the twentieth century, the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta emerged as a distinct entity in the decades following the Civil War. As...


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...


Comrade Sister
Comrade Sister

Caribbean Feminist Revisions of the Grenada Revolution

Lambert, Laurie R.

In 1979, the Marxist-Leninist New Jewel Movement under Maurice Bishop overthrew the government of the Caribbean island country of Grenada, establishing the People’s...


World's Fair Gardens
World's Fair Gardens

Shaping American Landscapes

Maloney, Cathy Jean

As showcases for dramatic changes in garden style and new technology, world’s fairs offered leading landscape designers and nurserymen the chance to tempt visitors to try new...


Encounters
Encounters

Philosophy of History after Postmodernism

Domanska, Ewa

Frustrated with the usual methods of scholarly inquiry, Ewa Domanska hit upon the idea of interviewing some of the world's most original and important theorists and...


Nervous Fictions
Nervous Fictions

Literary Form and the Enlightenment Origins of Neuroscience

Keiser, Jess

"The brain contains ten thousand cells," wrote the poet Matthew Prior in 1718, "in each some active fancy dwells." In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, just as...


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