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Product Description: What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work? How have their writings contributed to the discursive construction of our southern neighbors, and how has the literature undermined this construction and added layers of complexity that subvert any approach based on stereotypes? Combining American Studies, Canadian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Cultural Theory, Breinig relies on long scholarly experience to answer these and other questions...read more

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9781611689723 | Dartmouth College, December 6, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work?

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9781611689907 | Dartmouth College, December 6, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work?

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Starting in 2005, Günter H. Lenz began preparing a book-length exploration of the transformation of the field of American Studies in the crucial years between 1970 and 1990. As a commentator on, contributor to, and participant in the intellectual and institutional changes in his field, Lenz was well situated to offer a comprehensive and balanced interpretation of that seminal era. Building on essays he wrote while these changes were ongoing, he shows how the revolution in theory, the emergence of postmodern socioeconomic conditions, the increasing globalization of everyday life, and postcolonial responses to continuing and new forms of colonial domination had transformed American Studies as a discipline focused on the distinctive qualities of the United States to a field encompassing the many different “Americas” in the Western Hemisphere as well as how this complex region influenced and was interpreted by the rest of the world. In tracking the shift of American Studies from its exceptionalist bias to its unmanageable global responsibilities, Lenz shows the crucial roles played by the 1930s’ Left in the U.S., the Frankfurt School in Germany and elsewhere between 1930 and 1960, Continental post-structuralism, neo-Marxism, and post-colonialism. Lenz’s friends and colleagues, now his editors, present here his final backward glance at a critical period in American Studies and the birth of the Transnational.
By John Carlos Rowe (editor)

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9781512600025 | Dartmouth College, December 6, 2016, cover price $95.00

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9781512600032 | Dartmouth College, December 6, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Starting in 2005, Günter H.

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Product Description: Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by which Western societies have defined such criminals as pirates, torturers, or terrorists as beyond the pale of civilization.Sonja Schillings argues that the legal fiction designating certain persons or classes of persons as enemies of all humankind does more than characterize them as inherently hostile: it supplies a narrative basis for legitimating violence in the name of the state...read more

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9781512600155 | Dartmouth College, December 6, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by which Western societies have defined such criminals as pirates, torturers, or terrorists as beyond the pale of civilization.

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9781512600162 | Dartmouth College, December 6, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by which Western societies have defined such criminals as pirates, torturers, or terrorists as beyond the pale of civilization.

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Product Description: David Foster Wallace is invariably seen as an emphatically American figure. Lucas Thompson challenges this consensus, arguing that Wallace's investments in various international literary traditions are central to both his artistic practice and his critique of US culture...read more
By Stephen J. Burn (editor)

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9781501320668 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 1, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: David Foster Wallace is invariably seen as an emphatically American figure.

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Product Description: Ever since A Hall of Mirrors depicted the wild side of New Orleans in the 1960s, Robert Stone (1937–2015) has situated novels where America has shattered and the action is at a pitch. In Dog Soldiers, he covered the Vietnam War and drug smuggling...read more
By William Heath (editor)

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9781496808912 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, December 1, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Ever since A Hall of Mirrors depicted the wild side of New Orleans in the 1960s, Robert Stone (1937–2015) has situated novels where America has shattered and the action is at a pitch.

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Product Description: Since the publication of Serena in 2008 earned him a nomination for the PEN/Faulkner fiction prize, Ron Rash (b. 1953) has gained attention as one of the South’s finest writers. Rash draws upon his family’s history in Appalachia, where most members have worked with their hands as farmers or millworkers...read more
By Rain Newcomb (editor)

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9781496808967 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, December 1, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Since the publication of Serena in 2008 earned him a nomination for the PEN/Faulkner fiction prize, Ron Rash (b.

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Product Description: William Carlos Williams first spoke to the issue of form shortly after the publication of "The Wanderer" in 1914--his move to vers libre--and didn't stop talking about form until his death in 1963. His poetry shows, decade after decade, persistent formal innovation...read more

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9780826357601 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: William Carlos Williams first spoke to the issue of form shortly after the publication of "The Wanderer" in 1914--his move to vers libre--and didn't stop talking about form until his death in 1963.

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Product Description: In this provocative study, Michael Soto examines African American cultural forms through the lens of census history to tell the story of how U.S. officialdom―in particular the Census Bureau―placed persons of African descent within a shifting taxonomy of racial difference, and how African American writers and intellectuals described a far more complex situation of interracial social contact and intra-racial diversity...read more

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9781625342492 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, November 30, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In this provocative study, Michael Soto examines African American cultural forms through the lens of census history to tell the story of how U.

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9781625342508 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, November 30, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this provocative study, Michael Soto examines African American cultural forms through the lens of census history to tell the story of how U.

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Product Description: “Readers of Sexton’s poetry have been waiting more than twenty years for a collection of essays like this.”—Dawn M. Skorczewski, author of An Accident of Hope: The Therapy Tapes of Anne Sexton   “An important collection of new critical views...read more
By Amanda Golden (editor)

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9780813062204 | Univ Pr of Florida, November 15, 2016, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: “Readers of Sexton’s poetry have been waiting more than twenty years for a collection of essays like this.

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Product Description: With Secular Scriptures: Modern Theological Poetics in the Wake of Dante, William Franke reexamines the role that literature plays in theological revelation. In the modern world, secularism typically means the exclusion of God from the world...read more

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9780814293973 | Cdr edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, November 30, 2015), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With Secular Scriptures: Modern Theological Poetics in the Wake of Dante, William Franke reexamines the role that literature plays in theological revelation.
9780814212929 | Ohio State Univ Pr, November 30, 2015, cover price $71.95 | About this edition: With Secular Scriptures: Modern Theological Poetics in the Wake of Dante, William Franke reexamines the role that literature plays in theological revelation.

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9780814251973 | Reprint edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, November 18, 2016), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: With Secular Scriptures: Modern Theological Poetics in the Wake of Dante, William Franke reexamines the role that literature plays in theological revelation.

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Product Description: Psychologist, philosopher, teacher, writer-William James stood closer than any other thinker to the center of the confluence of intellectual and artistic forces that defined the culture of modernism. The outstanding feature of this volume lies in its intent to investigate James's influence on both American and International Modernism...read more
By S. E. Gontarski (editor)

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9781501302749 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Psychologist, philosopher, teacher, writer-William James stood closer than any other thinker to the center of the confluence of intellectual and artistic forces that defined the culture of modernism.

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Product Description: As the figure of Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) becomes so entrenched in the Modernist canon that he serves as a major reference point for poets and critics alike, the time has come to investigate poetry and poetics after him. The ambiguity of the preposition is intentional: while after may refer neutrally to chronological sequence, it also implies ways of aesthetically modeling poetry on a predecessor...read more
By Lisa Goldfarb (editor)

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9781501313486 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 17, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: As the figure of Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) becomes so entrenched in the Modernist canon that he serves as a major reference point for poets and critics alike, the time has come to investigate poetry and poetics after him.

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Product Description: From quantum physics and genetics to psychology and the social sciences, from the development of atomic weapons to the growing mass media of film and radio, the early 20th century was a period of intense scientific and technological change...read more
By Sean Latham (editor)

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9781474233415 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 17, 2016, cover price $94.00 | About this edition: From quantum physics and genetics to psychology and the social sciences, from the development of atomic weapons to the growing mass media of film and radio, the early 20th century was a period of intense scientific and technological change.

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9781474233422 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 17, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From quantum physics and genetics to psychology and the social sciences, from the development of atomic weapons to the growing mass media of film and radio, the early 20th century was a period of intense scientific and technological change.

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Product Description: Susanna Rowson: Sentimental Prophet of Early American Literature opens the early American writer’s works to new, provocative interpretations based on the theory that her responses to social issues incorporate notions of righteousness, justice, accountability, and loyalty drawn from prophets in the Hebrew Bible...read more

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9780810133822 | Northwestern Univ Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: Susanna Rowson: Sentimental Prophet of Early American Literature opens the early American writer’s works to new, provocative interpretations based on the theory that her responses to social issues incorporate notions of righteousness, justice, accountability, and loyalty drawn from prophets in the Hebrew Bible.

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9780810133815 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, November 15, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Susanna Rowson: Sentimental Prophet of Early American Literature opens the early American writer’s works to new, provocative interpretations based on the theory that her responses to social issues incorporate notions of righteousness, justice, accountability, and loyalty drawn from prophets in the Hebrew Bible.

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9780307268839 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 5, 2015, cover price $40.00

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9780307388933, titled "The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune 1915-1964" | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 15, 2016), cover price $22.00
9780373160020, titled "The Same Last Name" | Harlequin Books, April 1, 1983, cover price $2.25 | also contains The Same Last Name

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Product Description: The cynical but kind-hearted detective is the soul of the classic hard-boiled story, that chronicle of world-weary urban pessimism. In Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Decline of Moral Authority, Susanna Lee argues that this fiction functions as a measure for individual responsibility in the modern world and that it demonstrates the enduring status of individual conscience across a variety of cultural crises...read more

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9780814213186 | Ohio State Univ Pr, November 11, 2016, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: The cynical but kind-hearted detective is the soul of the classic hard-boiled story, that chronicle of world-weary urban pessimism.

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Product Description: The elegizing of poets is one of the oldest and most enduring traditions in English poetry. Many of the most influential and best-known poems in the language―such as Milton’s "Lycidas," Shelley’s "Adonais," and Auden’s "In Memory of W...read more

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9780813938646 | Univ of Virginia Pr, October 28, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The elegizing of poets is one of the oldest and most enduring traditions in English poetry.

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Product Description: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: these words have long represented the promise of America, a “shimmering vision of a fruitful country open to all who come, learn, work, save, invest, and play by the rules.” In 2004, Cal Jillson took stock of this vision and showed how the nation’s politicians deployed the American Dream, both in campaigns and governance, to hold the American people to their program...read more

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9780700623099 | Univ Pr of Kansas, November 7, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: these words have long represented the promise of America, a “shimmering vision of a fruitful country open to all who come, learn, work, save, invest, and play by the rules.

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9780700623105 | Univ Pr of Kansas, November 7, 2016, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: these words have long represented the promise of America, a “shimmering vision of a fruitful country open to all who come, learn, work, save, invest, and play by the rules.

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Product Description: Marilynne Robinson is arguably one of the most important writers of our time. Her voice resonates across the richly imagined American landscapes within which she grounds her stories of love and loss, alienation and belonging, injustice and redemption...read more

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9780813167763 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, November 4, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Marilynne Robinson is arguably one of the most important writers of our time.

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Product Description: Writing the 9/11 Decade investigates the relation of the novel to reportage, and the role of bothin shaping culture, by looking at novelists' journalistic responses to the September 11 attacks.Journalist and academic Charlie Lee-Potter argues that novelists were entrapped by theexpectation that they would provide an immediate non-fiction response to 9/11...read more

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9781501313196 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 3, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Writing the 9/11 Decade investigates the relation of the novel to reportage, and the role of bothin shaping culture, by looking at novelists' journalistic responses to the September 11 attacks.

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9781501313202 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 3, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Writing the 9/11 Decade investigates the relation of the novel to reportage, and the role of bothin shaping culture, by looking at novelists' journalistic responses to the September 11 attacks.

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Product Description: Emily Dickinson’s poem “Split the Lark” refers to the “scarlet experiment” by which scientists destroy a bird in order to learn more about it. Indeed, humans have killed hundreds of millions of birds—for science, fashion, curiosity, and myriad other reasons...read more

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9780803294981 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Emily Dickinson’s poem “Split the Lark” refers to the “scarlet experiment” by which scientists destroy a bird in order to learn more about it.

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Product Description: The conflation of the hard-boiled style and war experience has influenced many contemporary crime writers, particularly in the traumatic aftermath of the Vietnam War. Yet, earlier writers in the genre, such as Raymond Chandler, remain overlooked when it comes to examining how their war experience affected their writing...read more

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9781496808646 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, November 1, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The conflation of the hard-boiled style and war experience has influenced many contemporary crime writers, particularly in the traumatic aftermath of the Vietnam War.

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9780691173290, titled "The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973" | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $22.95

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Product Description: “For nearly a century, Scofield Thayer has remained a somewhat shadowy figure in the history of modernism. But James Dempsey has at last illuminated Thayer’s passionate, intense, and agonizing story.”—Barry Ahearn, editor of The Correspondence of William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky“As no other book has done before, The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer places Thayer’s contribution to modernism as editor of The Dial in the context of his personal struggles to forge a new aesthetic and to understand his own psychology and the life of his times...read more

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9780813049267 | Univ Pr of Florida, March 11, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: “For nearly a century, Scofield Thayer has remained a somewhat shadowy figure in the history of modernism.

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9780813062358 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Florida, November 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: “For nearly a century, Scofield Thayer has remained a somewhat shadowy figure in the history of modernism.

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Product Description: Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841. While this statement may read like an innocuous truism today, the claim would have been controversial in the antebellum United States when enthusiasm was a hotly contested term associated with religious fanaticism and poetic inspiration, revolutionary politics and imaginative excess...read more

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9781469629711 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841.

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9781469629728 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $32.95

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