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Race, Rights, and Recognition
Jewish American Literature since 1969
Dean J. Franco
Dean J. Franco explores the work of recent Jewish American writers, many of whom have taken unpopular stances on social issues, distancing themselves from the politics and public practice of multiculturalism.



Sanctified Landscape
Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820–1909
David Schuyler
In Sanctified Landscape, David Schuyler recounts the story of America's idealization of the Hudson Valley in art and literature during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.



Aggressive Fictions
Reading the Contemporary American Novel
Kathryn Hume
Looking beyond the theory-based justifications that critics often provide for such fiction, Hume offers a commonsense guide for the average reader who wants to better understand and appreciate books that might otherwise seem difficult to enjoy.



In the Words of E. B. White
Quotations from America's Most Companionable of Writers
E. B. White
This distillation of the wit, style, and humanity of E. B. White offers readers a delightful selection of quotations, selected and annotated by E. B. White's granddaughter and literary executor, Martha White.



Welcome to the Suck
Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq
Stacey Peebles
A thoughtful and timely discussion contemporary war literature and films.



Melting-Pot Modernism
Sarah Wilson
"An intelligent and beautifully written examination of the 'melting pot' as taken up in the work of four modernist writers: Henry James, James Weldon Johnson, Willa Cather, and Gertrude Stein."—Christopher Douglas, University of Victoria



Lore of an Adirondack County
Edith E. Cutting
Edith E. Cutting provides an invaluable compilation of Adirondack folklore, from lumberjack songs to tall tales about drinking, hunting, and French Canadians. Also included are legends about hidden treasure, weather lore, stories about ghosts and...



Deep Skin
Elizabeth Bishop and Visual Art
Peggy Samuels
Elizabeth Bishop, who constructed poems of crystalline visual accuracy, is often regarded as the most painterly of twentieth-century American poets. In Deep Skin, Peggy Samuels explores Bishop's attraction to painters who experimented with dynamic...



The Sympathetic Medium
Feminine Channeling, the Occult, and Communication Technologies, 1859–1919
Jill Galvan
Galvan offers a richly nuanced and culturally grounded analysis of the rise of the female medium in Great Britain and the United States during the Victorian era and through the turn of the century through the work of George Eliot, Bram Stoker, and others.



American Abyss
Savagery and Civilization in the Age of Industry
Daniel E. Bender
At the beginning of the twentieth century, industrialization both dramatically altered everyday experiences and shaped debates about the effects of immigration, empire, and urbanization. In American Abyss, Daniel E. Bender examines an array of...



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