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The idea of "the great American novel" continues to thrive almost as vigorously as in its nineteenth-century heyday, defying 150 years of attempts to dismiss it as amateurish or obsolete. In this landmark book, the first in many years to take in the whole sweep of national fiction, Lawrence Buell reanimates this supposedly antiquated idea, demonstrating that its history is a key to the dynamics of national literature and national identity itself.The dream of the G.A.N., as Henry James nicknamed it, crystallized soon after the Civil War. In fresh, in-depth readings of selected contenders from the 1850s onward in conversation with hundreds of other novels, Buell delineates four "scripts" for G.A.N. candidates. One, illustrated by The Scarlet Letter, is the adaptation of the novel's story-line by later writers, often in ways that are contrary to the original author's own design. Other aspirants, including The Great Gatsby and Invisible Man, engage the American Dream of remarkable transformation from humble origins. A third script, seen in Uncle Tom's Cabin and Beloved, is the family saga that grapples with racial and other social divisions. Finally,mega-novels from Moby-Dick to Gravity's Rainbow feature assemblages of characters who dramatize in microcosm the promise and pitfalls of democracy.The canvas of the great American novel is in constant motion, reflecting revolutions in fictional fashion, the changing face of authorship, and the inseparability of high culture from popular. As Buell reveals, the elusive G.A.N. showcases the myth of the United States as a nation perpetually under construction.

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9780674051157 | Belknap Pr, February 10, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The idea of "the great American novel" continues to thrive almost as vigorously as in its nineteenth-century heyday, defying 150 years of attempts to dismiss it as amateurish or obsolete.

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9780674659896 | Reprint edition (Belknap Pr, May 9, 2016), cover price $22.95

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Gather Evangeline, The Courtship of Miles Standish, selections from The Song of Hiawatha, and other lyric and narrative poems

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9781420950977 | Digireads.Com, January 31, 2015, cover price $12.99 | also contains Selected Poems
9780140390643 | Reprint edition (Penguin Classics, January 1, 1988), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Gather Evangeline, The Courtship of Miles Standish, selections from The Song of Hiawatha, and other lyric and narrative poems

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Product Description: A comparative investigation of Emerson's Transcendental thought and Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucianism, this book shows how both thinkers traced the human morality to the same source in the ultimately moral nature of the universe and developed theories of the interrelation of universal law and the human mind...read more
By Lawrence Buell (foreword by)

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9781137332929 | Palgrave Macmillan, February 20, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: A comparative investigation of Emerson's Transcendental thought and Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucianism, this book shows how both thinkers traced the human morality to the same source in the ultimately moral nature of the universe and developed theories of the interrelation of universal law and the human mind.

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Product Description: A landmark collection of essays on the intersections of visual art, cultural studies, and environmental history in America. Issues of ecology--both as they appear in the works of nature writers and in the works of literary writers for whom place and the land are central issues--have long been of interest to literary critics, and have given rise over the last two decades to the now firmly established field of ecocriticism...read more
By Lawrence Buell (foreword by)

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9780817316686 | New edition (Univ of Alabama Pr, November 15, 2009), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: A landmark collection of essays on the intersections of visual art, cultural studies, and environmental history in America.

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9780817355517 | Univ of Alabama Pr, October 28, 2009, cover price $34.95

Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism, this manifesto provides a critical summary of the ecocritical movement. A critical summary of the emerging discipline of “ecocriticism”. Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism. Traces the history of the ecocritical movement from its roots in the 1970s through to its diversification and proliferation today. Takes account of different ecocritical positions and directions. Describes major tensions within ecocriticism and addresses major criticisms of the movement. Looks to the future of ecocriticism, proposing that discourses of the environment should become a permanent part of literary and cultural studies.

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9781405124751 | Blackwell Pub, August 26, 2005, cover price $127.95 | About this edition: Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism, this manifesto provides a critical summary of the ecocritical movement.

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9781405124768 | Blackwell Pub, August 26, 2005, cover price $35.95

Miscellaneous:

9781405151979 | Blackwell Pub, February 24, 2009, cover price $99.95

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In a globalizing age, studying American literature in isolation from the rest of the world seems less and less justified. But is the conceptual box of the nation dispensable? And what would American literature look like without it?Leading scholars take up this debate in Shades of the Planet, beginning not with the United States as center, but with the world as circumference. This reversed frame yields a surprising landscape, alive with traces of West Africa, Eastern Europe, Iran, Iraq, India, China, Mexico, and Australia. The Broadway musical Oklahoma! has aboriginal antecedents; Black English houses an African syntax; American slavery consorts with the Holocaust; Philip Roth keeps company with Milan Kundera; the crime novel moves south of the border; and R. P. Blackmur lectures in Japan. A national literature becomes haunted by the world when that literature is seen extending to the Pacific, opening up to Islam, and accompanying African-American authors as they travel. Highlighting American literature as a fold in a planet-wide fabric, this pioneering volume transforms the field, redrawing its institutional as well as geographical map.The contributors are Rachel Adams, Jonathan Arac, Homi K. Bhabha, Lawrence Buell, Wai Chee Dimock, Susan Stanford Friedman, Paul Giles, David Palumbo-Liu, Ross Posnock, Joseph Roach, and Eric J. Sundquist.
By Lawrence Buell (editor) and Wai Chee Dimock (editor)

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9780691128511 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 26, 2007, cover price $75.00

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9780691128528 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 26, 2007, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: In a globalizing age, studying American literature in isolation from the rest of the world seems less and less justified.

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An accessible anthology of important writings by members of the American Transcendentalist movement features works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Peabody, Bronson Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and other notable writers of the period. Original. 12,000 first printing.
By Lawrence Buell (editor)

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9780812975093 | Modern Library, January 10, 2006, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: An anthology of writings by members of the American Transcendentalist movement features works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Peabody, Bronson Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and other notable writers of the period.

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Product Description: "An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man," Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote--and in this book, the leading scholar of New England literary culture looks at the long shadow Emerson himself has cast, and at his role and significance as a truly American institution...read more

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9780674011397 | Belknap Pr, May 25, 2003, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: "An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man," Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote--and in this book, the leading scholar of New England literary culture looks at the long shadow Emerson himself has cast, and at his role and significance as a truly American institution.

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9780674016279 | Belknap Pr, September 30, 2004, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: "An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man," Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote--and in this book, the leading scholar of New England literary culture looks at the long shadow Emerson himself has cast, and at his role and significance as a truly American institution.

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Hardcover:

9780674004498 | Harvard Univ Pr, April 1, 2001, cover price $37.50

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9780674012325 | Belknap Pr, September 15, 2003, cover price $31.00

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9781578062515 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, August 1, 2000, cover price $50.00

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9781578062522 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, August 1, 2000, cover price $30.00

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9780674258617 | Belknap Pr, February 1, 1995, cover price $45.50

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9780674258624, titled "The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing and the Formation of American Culture" | Reprint edition (Belknap Pr, September 1, 1996), cover price $35.00

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Probing a deeper American obsession, this fun-filled guide to the science and sociology of the weather explores hurricanes, thunder, tornadoes, and other weather-related phenomena. Original.
By Lawrence Buell (editor)

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9780028627090, titled "The Complete Idiot''s Guide to Weather" | Alpha Books, June 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | also contains The Complete Idiot''s Guide to Weather | About this edition: Explains how to track weather patterns, read weather maps, and identify cloud formations while exploring the effects of pollution, hurricanes, and El Nino
9780132767835 | Facsimile edition (Pearson P T R, January 1, 1994), cover price $20.00

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9780521302067 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 1, 1986, cover price $83.99

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9780521378017, titled "New England Literary Culture from Revolution Through Renaissance" | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 28, 1989), cover price $109.99

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An exploration of the origins, aims, and characteristics of Transcendentalist literature, considering the works of such writers as Emerson, Thoreau, Ellery Channing, and Whitman.

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9780801491528 | Cornell Univ Pr, April 1, 1975, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: An exploration of the origins, aims, and characteristics of Transcendentalist literature, considering the works of such writers as Emerson, Thoreau, Ellery Channing, and Whitman.

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