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The golden forest : discovering giant kelp.

Blanchette, Carol. Dugan, Jenifer.
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(2017)  | 9781630761806 | Taylor Trade Publishing | hbk. | book | 32pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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Owen, who lives in Colorado, is visiting his cousin Neko at her home in coastal California. He is eager to explore the beach with his cousin and aunt, and they find a large amount of kelp washed ashore after a large storm the previous evening. His curiosity about the kelp leads to an afternoon snorkeling...

Books are made out books : a guide to cormac mccarthy's literary influences.

Crews, Michael Lynn.
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(2017)  | 9781477314685 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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Cormac McCarthy told an interviewer for the New York Times Magazine that "books are made out of books," but he has been famously unwilling to discuss how his own writing draws on the works of other writers. Yet his novels and plays masterfully appropriate and allude to an extensive range of literary...

Race and Upward Mobility: Seeking, Gatekeeping, and Other Class Strategies in Postwar America

Román, Elda María. Román, Elda María.
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(2017)  | 9781503602847 | Stanford University Press | hbk. | book | 312pp
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Over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Mexican Americanand African American cultural productions have seen a proliferation of upwardmobility narratives: plotlines that describe desires for financial solvency,middle-class status, and social incorporation. Yet the terms "middle class"...

Race and Upward Mobility: Seeking, Gatekeeping, and Other Class Strategies in Postwar America

Román, Elda María. Román, Elda María.
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(2017)  | 9781503603783 | Stanford University Press | pbk. | book | 312pp
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Over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Mexican Americanand African American cultural productions have seen a proliferation of upwardmobility narratives: plotlines that describe desires for financial solvency,middle-class status, and social incorporation. Yet the terms "middle class"...

Love big, be well : letters to a small-town church.

Collier, Winn.
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(2017)  | 9780802874139 | Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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Jonas McAnn is a weary pastor without a congregation, trapped in a dead-end insurance job. Granby Presbyterian is a weary congregation without a pastor, overwhelmed by the prospect of finding someone who actually wants to be a pastor--not a manager, coach, or CEO. When Granby's pastoral search committee...

The watcher.

Grimes, Nikki.
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(2017)  | 9780802854452 | Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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A poetic story inspired by Psalm 121 Jordan lives in fear of Tanya, the class bully. But Tanya has worries of her own, no matter how much she tries to ignore them. It seems impossible that Jordan and Tanya could be anything other than enemies, but the Lord is watching over them, guiding each of them...

Melville among the philosophers.

MENDIETA, West Mooney.
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(2017)  | 9781498536745 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 278pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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For more than a century readers have found Herman Melville's writing rich with philosophical ideas, yet there has been relatively little written about what, exactly, is philosophically significant about his work and why philosophers are so attracted to Melville in particular. This volume addresses this...

Don delillo after the millennium : currents and currencies.

LAIST, Herren Osteen. , Zubeck, Jacqueline A.
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(2017)  | 9781498548663 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 272pp
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Don DeLillo after the Millennium: Currents and Currencies examines all theauthor’s work published in the 21st century: The Body Artist, Cosmopolis,Falling Man, Point Omega, and Zero K, the plays Love-Lies-Bleeding and The Wordfor Snow, and the short stories in The Angel Esmeralda. What topic doesn’tDeLillo...

The call of the swamp.

Calì, Davide.
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(2017)  | 9780802854865 | Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 26pp
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Boris is a normal kid: he goes to school and rides his bike and climbs trees, just like all the other children. It doesn't matter that he has scales and tentacles, or that his parents found him in a swamp when he was just a baby. But one day Boris catches the scent of his old home, and suddenly he's...

Poe and the Idea of Music: Failure, Transcendence, and Dark Romanticism

McAdams, Charity.
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(2017)  | 9781611462043 | Lehigh University Press | hbk. | book | 170pp
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Edgar Allan Poe often set the scenes of his stories and poems with music: angelshave the heartstrings of lutes, spirits dance, and women speak with melodicvoices. These musical ideas appear to mimic the ways other authors, particularlyRomanticists, used music in their works to represent a spiritual...

The Man Who Created Paradise: A Fable

Logsdon, Gene.
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(2017)  | 9780821423066 | Ohio University Press | pbk. | book | 72pp
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Gene Logsdon’s The Man Who Created Paradise is a message of hope at a timewhen the very concept of earth stewardship is under attack. The fable, inspiredby a true story, tells how Wally Spero looked at one of the bleakest places inAmerica—a raw and barren strip-mined landscape—and saw in it his...

Nile crossing.

Beebe, Katy.
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(2017)  | 9780802854254 | Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 34pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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A unique twist on the first day of school Khepri lives in ancient Egypt, happily fishing alongside his father in the waters of the Nile. But today, Khepri will have to replace his fishing pole with the reed pens of a scribe: it's his first day of school. As he and his father travel to Thebes, Khepri...

Mark Twain and Philosophy

Goldman, Alan.
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(2017)  | 9781442261716 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 264pp
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Mark Twain, the “Father of American Literature,” and renowned humorist,satirist, and commentator on humanity and American life, is best known for hisclassic, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain’s body of work, however, isexpansive; from Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in KingArthur’s...

Influencing Hemingway: People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work

Sindelar, Nancy W.
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(2017)  | 9781538102404 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 212pp
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Ernest Hemingway embraced adventure and courted glamorous friends while writingarticles, novels, and short stories that captivated the world. Hemingway’spersonal relationships and experiences influenced the content of his fiction,while the progression of places where the author chose to live and work...

Rotary Devotion

Keenan, Gary.
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(2017)  | 9780823278107 | Fordham University Press | pbk. | book | 64pp
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Rotary Devotion was written during a long period witnessing the collapse ofdemocracy and the rise of fascism in the United States. The poems attempt toredeem time by surrendering to imagination, trusting the necessity of thatprocess. As process, imagination changes as it transforms object and subject.The...

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: 6/9/2017
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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,...

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: 17/10/2017
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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...

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition

Connolly, Andy.
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(2017)  | 9781498511803 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 292pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition offers a fresh reading of thelater career development of one of America’s most celebrated authors. Througha contextual analysis of a select number of texts, this innovative studydiscusses how famed novels such as American Pastoral and The Plot againstAmerica...

Return Narratives: Ethnic Space in Late-Twentieth-Century Greek American and Italian American Literature

Patrona, Theodora D.
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(2017)  | 9781611479942 | Fairleigh Dickinson University | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
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This book is a comparative study of six Italian American and Greek Americanliterary works written in the three last decades of the 20th century andexamined in pairs. Based on the common theme of the authors' return, eithermetaphorical or literal to the country of origin and its culture, ReturnNarratives...

Gloria Naylor’s Fiction: Contemporary Explorations of Class and Capitalism

Lewis, Sharon A. Wattley, Ama S.
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(2017)  | 9781443895910 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 140pp | Availability last checked: 1/9/2017
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This edited volume offers innovative ways of analyzing economics in Gloria Naylor’s fiction, using interpretive strategies which are applicable to the entire tradition of African American literature. The writers gathered here embody years of insightful and vigorous Naylor scholarship. Underpinning each...

The Latest Early American Literature

DE, PROSPO R. C.
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(2017)  | 9781611496017 | University of Delaware Press | pbk. | book | 438pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2017
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The Latest Early American Literature, according to readers for the University ofDelaware Press, is “a collection of polemics and manifestoes.” In it R. C.De Prospo bids to follow in the footsteps of the two, rare, early Americanistdissenters whom Philip F. Gura once distinguished as “prophets...

Fear, trauma and paranoia in bret easton ellis's oeuvre : abandon all hope ye who enter.

Pàrraga, Javier Martìn.
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(2017)  | 9781443879057 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 175pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
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"Bret Easton Ellis is one of the most famous and controversial contemporary American novelists. Since the publication of his opus primum, Less than Zero (1985), critics and readers alike have become fascinated with the author's style and topics; which were extremely appealing to the MTV generation that...

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: 4/10/2017
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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 | 262pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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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...

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: 20/9/2017
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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,...

Elizabeth Bishop's Prosaic

Ravinthiran, Vidyan.
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(2017)  | 9781611486834 | Bucknell University Press | pbk. | book | 278pp | Availability last checked: 20/8/2017
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Elizabeth Bishop is now recognized as one of the greatest poets of the twentiethcentury—a uniquely cosmopolitan writer with connections to the US, Canada,Brazil, and also the UK, given her neglected borrowings from many Englishauthors, and her strong influence on modern British verse. Yet the dominantbiographical/psychoanalytical...

Healing the nation : literature, progress, and christian science.

Squires, L. Ashley.
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(2017)  | 9780253030375 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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Exploring the surprising presence of Christian Science in American literature atthe turn of the 20th century, L. Ashley Squires reveals the rich and complexconnections between religion and literature in American culture. Mary BakerEddy's Church of Christ, Scientist was one of the fastest growing and...

Healing the nation : literature, progress, and christian science.

Squires, L. Ashley.
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(2017)  | 9780253029546 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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Exploring the surprising presence of Christian Science in American literature atthe turn of the 20th century, L. Ashley Squires reveals the rich and complexconnections between religion and literature in American culture. Mary BakerEddy's Church of Christ, Scientist was one of the fastest growing and...

Gender in Hispanic Literature and Visual Arts

Bolaños-Fabres, Patricia. Gómez, Tania. Hennessy, Christina Mougoyanni.
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(2017)  | 9781498521215 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | book | 212pp | Availability last checked: 20/8/2017
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Gender in Hispanic Literature and Visual Arts provides an interdisciplinary andmulticultural perspective on gender within Hispanic film and literature. Thecontributors analyze the relationship between the historical and social contextsof various Hispanic countries—including Argentina, Colombia, Chile,...

 

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