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Beyond Literary Chinatown

Partridge, Jeffrey F. L.
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(2017)  | 9780295997261 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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American Book Award Winner (Before Columbus Foundation)The phenomenon of “literary Chinatown”--the ghettoization of ChineseAmerican literature--was produced by the same dynamics of race andrepresentation that ghettoized the Chinese American community into literalChinatowns. In a 1982 response to...

Cormac McCarthy and Performance: Page, Stage, Screen

Peebles, Stacey L. Peebles, Satcey. Peebles, Stacey.
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(2017)  | 9781477312049 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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Cormac McCarthy is renowned as the author of popular and acclaimed novels suchas Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, and The Road. Throughout his career,however, McCarthy has also invested deeply in writing for film and theater, anengagement with other forms of storytelling that is often overlooked....

Cormac McCarthy and Performance: Page, Stage, Screen

Peebles, Stacey L. Peebles, Satcey. Peebles, Stacey.
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(2017)  | 9781477312315 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
AUD 56.95 (inc. GST), AUD 51.77 (ex. GST),
Cormac McCarthy is renowned as the author of popular and acclaimed novels suchas Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, and The Road. Throughout his career,however, McCarthy has also invested deeply in writing for film and theater, anengagement with other forms of storytelling that is often overlooked....

Virginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller

Rubini, Julie K.
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(2017)  | 9780821422694 | Ohio University Press | pbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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In Virginia Hamilton, Julie K. Rubini brings us the biography of one of the mosthonored authors of children’s literature in the twentieth century. The mostexpansive biography of Hamilton published for young readers, it was vetted foraccuracy by Hamilton’s husband, poet Arnold Adoff. It is the fourthinstallment...

After Emerson

Lysaker, John T.
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(2017)  | 9780253025982 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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John T. Lysaker works between and weaves together questions and replies inphilosophical psychology, Emerson studies, and ethics in this book of deepexistential questioning. Each essay in this atypical, philosophical book employsrecurring terms, phrases, and questions that characterize our contemporary...

After Emerson

Lysaker, John T.
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(2017)  | 9780253026002 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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John T. Lysaker works between and weaves together questions and replies inphilosophical psychology, Emerson studies, and ethics in this book of deepexistential questioning. Each essay in this atypical, philosophical book employsrecurring terms, phrases, and questions that characterize our contemporary...

Virginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller

Rubini, Julie K.
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(2017)  | 9780821422687 | Ohio University Press | hbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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In Virginia Hamilton, Julie K. Rubini brings us the biography of one of the mosthonored authors of children’s literature in the twentieth century. The mostexpansive biography of Hamilton published for young readers, it was vetted foraccuracy by Hamilton’s husband, poet Arnold Adoff. It is the fourthinstallment...

Medical imagery and fragmentation : modernism, scientific discourse, and the mexican/indigenous body, 1870-1940s.

RamĂ­rez, Dora Alicia.
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(2017)  | 9780739198285 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 112pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This Book marks a time period (1870s-1940s) when Mexican authors writing in English saw themselves as transnational authors whose role was to teach the English speaking public about Mexico. This book takes a look at four inspiring women whose ideas represent the way medicine and science permeated the...

The lovecraftian poe : essays on influence, reception, interpretation, and transformation.

Moreland, Sean.
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(2017)  | 9781611462401 | Lehigh University Press | hbk. | book | 276pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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H.P. Lovecraft, one of the twentieth century's most important writers in the genre of horror fiction, famously referred to Edgar Allan Poe as both his "model" and his "God of Fiction." While scholars and readers of Poe's and Lovecraft's work have long recognized the connection between these authors,...

Narrative framing in contemporary american novels : twice-mediated fiction.

SĂ…awomir, Studniarz.
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(2017)  | 9781443873321 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 190pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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"This volume examines a range of novels and novellas published over the course of nearly forty years, from 1968 to 2014, including E.L. Doctorow's Andrew's Brain, John Gardner's "The King's Indian," Paul Auster's Travels in the Scriptorium, Peter Straub's Mr. X, and Joyce Carol Oates' Expensive People.These...

Margaret atwood's dystopian fiction : fire is being eaten.

SĂ…awomir, KuĂ…Âşnicki.
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(2017)  | 9781443883672 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 230pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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"This volume details Margaret Atwood's dystopian novels through the themes of the ambivalent ethics of science and technology, the position of women in the male-dominated world, and the ambiguous role played by religion and spirituality. The book's unique and original approach places Atwood's fiction...

Dialogism or interconnectedness in the work of louise erdrich.

Lysik, J. Marta.
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(2017)  | 9781443886079 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 195pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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"This study portrays how Louise Erdrich's writing extends Bakhtin's concepts of dialogism and the novel through an investigation of a selection of her works, as well as her practices of writing, co-writing, re-writing, and reading novels. Erdrich's hallmark dialogic literary style and practice encompasses...

Queer rebellion in the novels of michelle cliff : intersectionality and sexual modernity.

Ilmonen, Kaisa.
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(2017)  | 9781443872829 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 255pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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"This book explores Jamaican-American author Michelle Cliff's (1946-2016) literary rebellion against the colonial, gendered and racist norms of Western Modernity. It studies the sexualized circuits of the Atlantic world, drawing on the fields of literary criticism, feminist theories, queer studies and...

Marlene nourbese philip, linton kwesi johnson and the dismantling of the english norm.

Masone, Roberto.
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(2017)  | 9781443872843 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 130pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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"United by the will of giving to the Caribbean legacy and language the prestige they deserve, Marlene NourbeSe Philip and Linton Kwesi Johnson constitute a fascinating task for any scholar who approaches their work. This work moves among sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis and translation...

John steinbeck in east european translation : a bibliographical and descriptive overview.

Danica, ÄOEerÄe.
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(2017)  | 9781443873246 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 135pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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"This volume narrows a huge gap in regard to Steinbeck translations in Eastern Europe, here considered in terms of the political division between Western Europe and the Soviet-dominated East. As the only book of its kind, and although intended for both literature scholars and the broader arts community,...

Voices of the headland : robinson jeffers and the bird of prey.

Malnar, Alan.
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(2017)  | 9781433140235 | Peter Lang AG | hbk. | book | 170pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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Voices of the Headland: Robinson Jeffers and the Bird of Prey explores the image of the raptor in the poetry of Robinson Jeffers.

Fate and freedom in the novels of david adams richards.

Craig, Barry. MacDonald, Sara.
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(2017)  | 9781498528702 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 174pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book explores the understanding of freedom developed in the later novels of celebrated Canadian author, David Adams Richards. Many reviewers highlight two interconnected features in Richards novels: a seemingly rigid determinism of setting and sociodemographics, and a resulting hopelessness. In...

Sonia sanchez's poetic spirit through haiku.

Zheng, John.
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(2017)  | 9781498543323 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 210pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This collection of ten critical essays is the first scholarly criticism of haiku by Sonia Sanchez, who has exemplified herself for six decades as a major figure in the Black Arts Movement, a central activist in civil rights and women's movements, and an internationally-known writer in American literature....

Dark Blue Suit and Other Stories

Bacho, Peter.
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(2017)  | 9780295997391 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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The book opens with the annual spring dispatch, by the Seattle-based Filipinounion, of thousands of Filipino workers to the Alaska salmon canneries. We meetcharacters who reappear throughout the stories: Vince, the tough but charmingunion foreman and “big shot” father to Buddy, our American-born...

Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark

Dark, Johnny. Shepard, Sam. Hammett, Chad. , Hammett, Chad.
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(2017)  | 9780292761964 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book | 399pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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Sam Shepard is arguably America’s finest working dramatist, as well as anaccomplished screenwriter, actor, and director. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, hehas written more than forty-five plays, including True West , Fool for Love ,and Buried Child . Shepard has also appeared in more than fifty films,...

The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Bernes, Jasper.
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(2017)  | 9780804796415 | Stanford University Press | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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A novel account of the relationship between postindustrial capitalism andpostmodern culture, this book looks at American poetry and art of the last fiftyyears in light of the massive changes in people's working lives. Over the lastfew decades, we have seen the shift from an economy based on the production...

Writing the harlem renaissance : revisiting the vision.

Williams, Emily Allen.
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(2017)  | 9780739196809 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | 3 Revised ed.,  | book | 140pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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The contributors in this study examine the historical Harlem community during its renaissance period as well as its present-day community. A cursory investigation of the existent that focus on the Harlem community during its renaissance of the early twentieth century reveals that the compilations are...

Translated poe.

TATSUMI, Miller Urako.
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(2017)  | 9781611461732 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 464pp | Availability last checked: 25/1/2017
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Few, if any, U.S. writers are as important to the history of world literature as Edgar Allan Poe, and few, if any, U.S. authors owe so much of their current reputations to the process of translation. Translated Poe brings together 31 essays from 19 different national/literary traditions to demonstrate...

Southern writer and the civil wa.

ROGERS, Jeffery J.
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(2017)  | 9781498502030 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 222pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2017
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Historians of the American Civil War have debated a wide range of questions raised by the war and its outcome. None have been more vigorously argued as those surrounding its outcome. One of the leading explanations for Confederate defeat has been the argument that the Civil War South lacked a national...

Nabokov's mimicry of freud : art as science.

Kwon, Teckyoung.
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(2017)  | 9781498557603 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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In Nabokov's Mimicry of Freud: Art as Science, Teckyoung Kwon examines the manner in which Nabokov invited his readers to engage in his ongoing battle against psychoanalysis. Kwon looks at Nabokov's use of literary devices that draw upon psychology and biology, characters that either imitate Freud or...

Archives of Labor: Working-Class Women and Literary Culture in the Antebellum United States

Merish, Lori.
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(2017)  | 9780822363224 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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In Archives of Labor Lori Merish establishes working-class women as significantactors within literary culture, dramatically redrawing the map ofnineteenth-century US literary and cultural history. Delving into previouslyunexplored archives of working-class women's literature—from autobiographies,pamphlet...

Archives of Labor: Working-Class Women and Literary Culture in the Antebellum United States

Merish, Lori.
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(2017)  | 9780822362999 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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In Archives of Labor Lori Merish establishes working-class women as significantactors within literary culture, dramatically redrawing the map ofnineteenth-century US literary and cultural history. Delving into previouslyunexplored archives of working-class women's literature—from autobiographies,pamphlet...

Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax

McGregor, Michael N. McGregor, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9780823276820 | Fordham University Press | pbk. | book | 472pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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The only biography to receive awards from both the Association of CatholicPublishers and the Catholic Press Association in 2016.A companion piece to Thomas Merton's bestselling autobiography The Seven StoreyMountain, Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax tells the story of Merton'sbest friend and...

Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners

Pavlic, Ed. Pavlić, Ed.
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(2017)  | 9780823276837 | Fordham University Press | pbk. | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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More than a quarter-century after his death, James Baldwin remains anunparalleled figure in American literature and African American culturalpolitics. In Who Can Afford to Improvise? Ed Pavlić offers an unconventional,lyrical, and accessible meditation on the life, writings, and legacy of JamesBaldwin...

Rewrite Man: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Warren Skaaren

Macor, Alison.
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(2017)  | 9780292759459 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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In Rewrite Man, Alison Macor tells an engrossing story about the challengesfaced by a top screenwriter at the crossroads of mixed and conflicting agendasin Hollywood. Whether writing love scenes for Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun,running lines with Michael Keaton on Beetlejuice, or crafting Nietzscheandialogue...

Amuse bouche : a russell quant mystery.

Bidulka, Anthony.
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(2017)  | 9781894663915 | Insomniac Press | book | 268pp
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A gay wedding gone bad. A missing groom. An unsullied reputation at risk. Enter Russell Quant-cute, gay, and a rookie private detective. With a nose for good wine and bad lies, Quant is off to France on his first big case. From the smudgy streets of Paris, he cajoles and sleuths his way to the pastel-colored...

The Summer of the Osprey.

Ogilvie, Elisabeth.
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(2017)  | 9781608934829 | Down East Books | pbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
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When a stranger buys property on Bennett's Island and drops anchor there in an expensive lobster boat, the locals are suspicious, in this eighth volume of the series. Day-to-day life goes on, but dark undercurrents begin to bubble in these chilly Maine waters.

Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital

Lim, Jeehyun.
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(2017)  | 9780823275311 | Fordham University Press | pbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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Reading Asian American and Latino literature, Bilingual Brokers traces the shiftin attitudes toward bilingualism in postwar America from the focus on culturalassimilation to that of resource management. Interweaving the socialsignificance of language as human capital and the literary significance ofEnglish...

 

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