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Product Description: Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business. While those less familiar with his full body of work may think of Martin as primarily the "wild and crazy guy" with an arrow through his head, this book makes the case that he is in fact one of our nation's most accomplished and varied artists...read more
By Robert E. Kapsis (editor)

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9781628461138 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 18, 2014, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business.

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9781628461251 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 1, 2014, cover price $25.00

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Product Description: The study develops a new theoretical approach to the relationship between two media (jazz music and writing) and demonstrates its explanatory power with the help of a rich sampling of jazz poems. Currently, the mimetic approach to intermediality (e...read more

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9783110326543 | Mouton De Gruyter, March 15, 2017, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The study develops a new theoretical approach to the relationship between two media (jazz music and writing) and demonstrates its explanatory power with the help of a rich sampling of jazz poems.

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Product Description: Ink of Melancholy re-examines and re-evaluates William Faulkner’s work from the late 1920s to the early 1940s, one of his most creative periods. Rather than approach Faulkner's fiction through a prefabricated grid, André Bleikasten concentrates on the texts themselves―on the motivations and circumstances of their composition, on the rich array of their themes, structures, textures, points of emphasis and repetition, as well as their rifts and gaps―while drawing on the resources of philosophy, psychoanalysis, anthropology...read more

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9780253022998 | Reprint edition (Indiana Univ Pr, March 1, 2017), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Ink of Melancholy re-examines and re-evaluates William Faulkner’s work from the late 1920s to the early 1940s, one of his most creative periods.

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Product Description: Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Richard Wilbur (b. 1921) is part of a notable literary cohort, American poets who came to prominence in the mid-twentieth century. Wilbur's verse is esteemed for its fluency, wit, and optimism; his ingeniously rhymed translations of French drama by Molière, Racine, and Corneille remain the most often staged in the English-speaking world; his essays possess a scope and acumen equal to the era's best criticism...read more

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9781625342232 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Richard Wilbur (b.

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9781625342249 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Richard Wilbur (b.

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Product Description: Literary tourism has existed in the United States since at least the early nineteenth century, and now includes sites in almost every corner of the country. From Page to Place examines how Americans have taken up this form of tourism, offering an investigation of the places and practices of literary tourism from literary scholars, historians, tour guides, and collectors...read more
By Hilary Iris Lowe (editor)

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9781625342324 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Literary tourism has existed in the United States since at least the early nineteenth century, and now includes sites in almost every corner of the country.

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9781625342331 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Literary tourism has existed in the United States since at least the early nineteenth century, and now includes sites in almost every corner of the country.

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Product Description: This study investigates the overlaps between political discourse and literary and cinematic fiction, arguing that both are informed by, and contribute to, the cultural imaginary of terrorism. It explores the ways in which clandestine political violence stimulates the collective imagination, a fact that has received little attention despite its cultural prominence...read more

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9781138683730 | Routledge, February 28, 2017, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: This study investigates the overlaps between political discourse and literary and cinematic fiction, arguing that both are informed by, and contribute to, the cultural imaginary of terrorism.

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Product Description: In the 1920s and 1930s Boston became a rich and distinctive site of African American artistic production, unfolding at the same time as the Harlem Renaissance and encompassing literature, theater, music, and visual art. Owing to the ephemeral nature of much of this work, many of the era's primary sources have been lost...read more

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9781625342416 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In the 1920s and 1930s Boston became a rich and distinctive site of African American artistic production, unfolding at the same time as the Harlem Renaissance and encompassing literature, theater, music, and visual art.

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9781625342423 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: In the 1920s and 1930s Boston became a rich and distinctive site of African American artistic production, unfolding at the same time as the Harlem Renaissance and encompassing literature, theater, music, and visual art.

By Erik Tonning (editor)

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9781474281058 | Critical edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 16, 2017), cover price $172.00

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Product Description: Nabokov Upside Down brings together essays that explicitly diverge from conventional topics and points of reference when interpreting a writer whose influence on contemporary literature is unrivaled. Scholars from around the world here read Nabokov in terms of bodies rather than minds, belly-laughs rather than erudite wit, servants rather than master-artists, or Asian rather than Western perspectives...read more
By Marijeta Bozovic (editor)

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9780810134522 | Northwestern Univ Pr, February 15, 2017, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: Nabokov Upside Down brings together essays that explicitly diverge from conventional topics and points of reference when interpreting a writer whose influence on contemporary literature is unrivaled.

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9780810134515 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, February 15, 2017), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Nabokov Upside Down brings together essays that explicitly diverge from conventional topics and points of reference when interpreting a writer whose influence on contemporary literature is unrivaled.

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Product Description: William Faulkner remains a historian’s writer. A distinguished roster of historians have referenced Faulkner in their published work. They are drawn to him as a fellow historian, a shaper of narrative reflections on the meaning of the past; as a historiographer, a theorist, and dramatist of the fraught enterprise of doing history; and as a historical figure himself, especially following his mid-century emergence as a public intellectual after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature...read more
By James G. Thomas (editor)

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9781496809971 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: William Faulkner remains a historian’s writer.

Product Description: Exploring the reciprocal relevance of critical border studies and popular detective fiction, this book asks how and why representations of cross-border crime have taken such a central place in the North American and Western European popular imagination...read more

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9781138839960 | Routledge, February 1, 2017, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Exploring the reciprocal relevance of critical border studies and popular detective fiction, this book asks how and why representations of cross-border crime have taken such a central place in the North American and Western European popular imagination.

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Product Description: A bold book, built of close readings, striking in its range and depth, The Signifying Eye shows Faulkner's art take shape in sweeping arcs of social, labor, and aesthetic history. Beginning with long-unpublished works (his childhood sketches and his hand-drawn and hand-illustrated play The Marionettes) and early novels (Mosquitoes and Sartoris), working through many major works (The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Sanctuary, Light in August, and Absalom, Absalom!), and including more popular fictions (The Wild Palms and The Unvanquished) and late novels (notably Intruder in the Dust and The Town), The Signifying Eye reveals Faulkner's visual obsessions with artistic creation as his work is read next to Wharton, Cather, Toomer, and―in a tour de force intervention―Willem de Kooning...read more
By Riché Richardson (editor)

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9780820350554 | Reprint edition (Univ of Georgia Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A bold book, built of close readings, striking in its range and depth, The Signifying Eye shows Faulkner's art take shape in sweeping arcs of social, labor, and aesthetic history.

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Product Description: Scholars have long considered the elegiac characteristics of Thoreau's work. Yet few have explored how his personal views on death and dying influenced his philosophies and writings. In beautiful prose, Audrey Raden places Thoreau's views of death and dying at the center of his work, contending that it is crucial to consider the specific historical and regional contexts in which he lived―nineteenth-century New England―to fully appreciate his perspectives...read more

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9781625342393 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, January 31, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Scholars have long considered the elegiac characteristics of Thoreau's work.

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9781625342409 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, January 31, 2017), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Scholars have long considered the elegiac characteristics of Thoreau's work.

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Product Description: In this powerful book, Brook Thomas revisits the contested era of Reconstruction. He evokes literature’s immediacy to recreate arguments still unresolved today about state versus federal authority, the government’s role in education, the growing power of banks and corporations, the paternalism of social welfare, efforts to combat domestic terrorism, and the difficult question of who should rightly inherit the nation’s past...read more

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9781421421322 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, January 17, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: In this powerful book, Brook Thomas revisits the contested era of Reconstruction.

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Product Description: “You can tell a true war story if you just keep on telling it,” Tim O’Brien writes in The Things They Carried. Widely regarded as the most important novelist to come out of the American war in Viet Nam, O’Brien has kept on telling true war stories not only in narratives that cycle through multiple fictional and non-fictional versions of the war’s defining experiences, but also by rewriting those stories again and again...read more

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9781609384678 | Univ of Iowa Pr, January 15, 2017, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: “You can tell a true war story if you just keep on telling it,” Tim O’Brien writes in The Things They Carried.

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Product Description: Visionary of the Word brings together the latest scholarship on Herman Melville’s treatment of religion across his long career as a writer of fiction and poetry. The volume suggests the broad range of Melville’s religious concerns, including his engagement with the denominational divisions of American Christianity, his dialogue with transatlantic currents in nineteenth-century religious thought, his consideration of theological and philosophical questions related to the problem of evil and determinism versus free will, and his representation of the global contact among differing faiths and cultures...read more

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9780810134263 | Northwestern Univ Pr, January 15, 2017, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: Visionary of the Word brings together the latest scholarship on Herman Melville’s treatment of religion across his long career as a writer of fiction and poetry.

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9780810134256 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, January 15, 2017), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Visionary of the Word brings together the latest scholarship on Herman Melville’s treatment of religion across his long career as a writer of fiction and poetry.

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Product Description: Melville's Philosophies departs from a long tradition of critical assessments of Melville that dismissed his philosophical capacities as ingenious but muddled. Its contributors do not apply philosophy to Melville in order to detect just how much of it he knew or understood...read more
By K. L. Evans (editor)

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9781501321016, titled "Melville’s Philosophies" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Melville's Philosophies departs from a long tradition of critical assessments of Melville that dismissed his philosophical capacities as ingenious but muddled.

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Product Description: In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, American memoirists have wrestled with a wide range of anxieties in their books. They cope with financial crises, encounter difference, or confront norms of identity...read more

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9780299310301 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, American memoirists have wrestled with a wide range of anxieties in their books.

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Product Description: During the Cold War, the editor of Time magazine declared, "A good citizen is a good reader." As postwar euphoria faded, a wide variety of Americans turned to reading to understand their place in the changing world. Yet, what did it mean to be a good reader? And how did reading make you a good citizen?In Reading America, Kristin L...read more

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9781625342348 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, December 31, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: During the Cold War, the editor of Time magazine declared, "A good citizen is a good reader.

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9781625342355 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, December 31, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: During the Cold War, the editor of Time magazine declared, "A good citizen is a good reader.

Product Description: Published in 1937, Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not is that rare example of a novel whose cultural impact far outweighs its critical reputation. Long criticized for its fragmented form, its ham-fisted approach to politics, and its hard-boiled obsession with cojones, this blistering tale of a Florida Straits boat captain named Harry Morgan desperately trying to survive the economic ravages of the Great Depression by running rum and revolutionaries to Havana has fueled tourist industries in Key West and Cuba and has inspired at least three movie adaptations (including a classic cowritten by William Faulkner and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall)...read more

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9781606352717 | Kent State Univ Pr, December 31, 2016, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Published in 1937, Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not is that rare example of a novel whose cultural impact far outweighs its critical reputation.

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Product Description: The second of three volumes charting the history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection offers the first comprehensive study of the wide and varied range of "little magazines" which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas that came to constitute literary and cultural modernism...read more
By Andrew Thacker (editor)

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9780199545810 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 7, 2012, cover price $250.00 | About this edition: The second of three volumes charting the history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection offers the first comprehensive study of the wide and varied range of "little magazines" which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas that came to constitute literary and cultural modernism.

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9780198778424 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 14, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The second of three volumes charting the history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection offers the first comprehensive study of the wide and varied range of "little magazines" which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas that came to constitute literary and cultural modernism.

By Anthony Rizzuto (editor)

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9780804168885 | Annotated edition (Vintage Books, May 9, 2017), cover price $17.00

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