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Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Naimou, Angela.
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(2017)  | 9780823278725 | Fordham University Press | pbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Salvage Work examines contemporary literary responses to the law’sconstruction of personhood in the Americas. Tracking the extraordinaryafterlives of the legal slave personality from the nineteenth century into thetwenty-first, Angela Naimou shows the legal slave to be a fractured butgenerative figure...

Imagining Home: American War Fiction from Hemingway to 9/11

Farrell, Susan.
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(2017)  | 9781640140011 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 232pp | Availability last checked: 13/7/2017
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War has often been seen as the domain of men and thus irrelevant to genderanalysis, and American writers have frequently examined war according totraditional gender expectations: that boys become men by going to war and girlsbecome women by building a home. Yet the writers discussed in this bookcomplicate...

There's No Word for Saudade": Perspectives on the Literature and Culture of Portuguese America

Monteiro, George.
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(2017)  | 9781433139079 | Peter Lang AG | hbk. | book | 218pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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There’s No Word for Saudade contains twenty-one essays aimed at a readershipinterested in cultural and historical materials, including those related toPortuguese America. Significant figures covered include John Dos Passos, CharlesReis Felix, Julian Silva, John Philip Sousa, Mark Twain, Herman Melville,...

Walker percy and the politics of the wayfarer.

Smith, Brian A.
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(2017)  | 9781498537544 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 230pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Walker Percy is one of America's great novelists, and he ought to be known as a political thinker as well. In Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer, Brian A. Smith makes the case that we should understand Percy's novels and essays together as a guide to living in a complex world. Percy explored...

House of the waterlily : a novel of the ancient maya world.

Carmean, Kelli.
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(2017)  | 9781785335488 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 262pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
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Set in the world of the Mayan civilization's Late Classic Period (ca. AD 550-830), House of the Waterlily is an affecting historical novel centering around Lady Winik, a young Maya noble girl. Through a series of adventures that mirror the political calamities afflicting the Maya, Winik's story immerses...

House of the waterlily : a novel of the ancient maya world.

Carmean, Kelli.
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(2017)  | 9781785335495 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 274pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
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Set in the world of the Mayan civilization's Late Classic Period (ca. AD 550-830), House of the Waterlily is an affecting historical novel centering around Lady Winik, a young Maya noble girl. Through a series of adventures that mirror the political calamities afflicting the Maya, Winik's story immerses...

Where the Loon Calls.

Drago, Harry Sinclair. Sinclair Drago, Harry.
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(2017)  | 9781590775042 | M Evans and Company Inc | pbk. | book | 318pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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From her grandfather’s weather-beaten cabin on the marshy coast of La Plaisance Bay, ’Toinette Chevalier dreams of the outside world: a world beyond the land of few roads, away from the loneliness and isolation of the northeastern winter. But in her romantic dreams of distant lands, she risks losing...

Dark Blue Suit and Other Stories

Bacho, Peter.
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(2017)  | 9780295997391 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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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...

Beyond Literary Chinatown

Partridge, Jeffrey F. L.
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(2017)  | 9780295997261 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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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...

Reading Portland: The City in Prose

Donahue, Peter. Trombold, John. , Donahue, Peter. Trombold, John.
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(2017)  | 9780295997247 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 608pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Reading Portland is a literary exploration of the city's past and present. In over eighty selections, Portland is revealed through histories, memoirs, autobiographies, short stories, novels, and news reports. This single volume gives voice to women and men; the colonizers and the colonized; white, Hispanic,...

Gender in hispanic literature and visual arts.

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(2017)  | 9781498521215 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | book | 212pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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Gender in Hispanic Literature and Visual Arts provides an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective on gender within Hispanic film and literature. The contributors analyze the relationship between the historical and social contexts of various Hispanic countries--including Argentina, Colombia,...

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: 7/8/2017
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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....

A Saturnalia of Bunk: Selections from The Free Lance, 1911–1915

Mencken, H. l. , Joshi, S. T.
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(2017)  | 9780821422700 | Ohio University Press | hbk. | book | 284pp | Availability last checked: 4/8/2017
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H. L. Mencken’s reputation as a journalist and cultural critic of thetwentieth century has endured well into the twenty-first. His earlycontributions as a writer, however, are not very well known. He began hisjournalistic career as early as 1899 and in 1910 cofounded the Baltimore EveningSun. The...

Virginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller

Rubini, Julie K.
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(2017)  | 9780821422687 | Ohio University Press | hbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 4/8/2017
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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...

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: 7/8/2017
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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...

Monster: Distortion, Abstraction, and Originality in Contemporary American Poetry

Irwin, Mark.
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(2017)  | 9781433134050 | Peter Lang AG | hbk. | book | 210pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Monster: Distortion, Abstraction, and Originality in Contemporary AmericanPoetry argues that memorable and resonant poetry often distorts form, image,concept, and notions of truth and metaphor. Discussing how changes in electroniccommunication and artificial notions of landscape have impacted form and...

Virginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller

Rubini, Julie K.
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(2017)  | 9780821422694 | Ohio University Press | pbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 4/8/2017
AUD 23.95 (inc. GST), AUD 21.77 (ex. GST),
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...

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...

 

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