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Best of Times, Worst of Times: Contemporary American Short Stories from the New Gilded Age

by Wendy Martin and Cecelia Tichi New York University Press
Pub Date:
04/2011
ISBN:
9780814796283
Format:
Pb+ 368 pages

Late twentieth and early twenty-first century America has been labeled as “The New Gilded Age,” a phrase that embodies...

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Communal Nude: Collected Essays

by Robert Gluck Semiotext(e)
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9781584351757
Format:
Pbk 384 pages

I read and wrote to invoke what seemed impossible - relation itself - in order to take part in a world that ceaselessly makes...

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Secret Histories: Reading Twentieth-Century American Literature

by David Wyatt Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
11/2010
ISBN:
9780801897122
Format:
Pb+ 424 pages

Secret Histories claims that the history of the nation is hidden -- in plain sight -- within the pages of twentieth—century American...

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Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia in Postwar America

by Timothy Melley Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
01/2000
ISBN:
9780801486067
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

Why, Timothy Melley asks, have paranoia and conspiracy theory become such prominent features of postwar American culture? In Empire...

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Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

by Hiram Perez New York University Press
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9781479845866
Format:
Pb+ 192 pages

Winner, LGBT Studies Lammy Award presented by Lambda LiteraryNeither queer theory nor queer activism has fully reckoned...

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F. Scott Fitzgeralds Fiction: 'An Almost Theatrical Innocence'

by John T Irwin Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9781421412306
Format:
Hbk 248 pages

‘‘Fitzgerald's work has always deeply moved me,’‘ writes John T. Irwin. ‘‘And this is as true now as it was fifty years ago when...

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Minority Report

by H L Mencken Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2006
ISBN:
9780801885334
Format:
Pbk 304 pages

With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and...

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Sylvia Plath: The Wound and the Cure of Words (POD)

by Steven Gould Axelrod Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
03/1992
ISBN:
9780801843747
Format:
Pbk 272 pages

This is a ''biography of the imagination, '' an inner narrative of Sylvia Plath's life and work. Combining psychoanalytical, feminist,...

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Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image

by Caxton Club University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9780226468501
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

Despite its rough-and-tumble image, Chicago has long been identified as a city where books take center stage. In fact, a volume...

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Raven and the Whale: Poe, Melville, and the New York Literary Scene

by Perry Miller Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
11/1997
ISBN:
9780801857508
Format:
Pbk 384 pages

A social, cultural, and literary history of the New York literary scene between 1833 and 1857, The Raven and the Whale focuses...

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Henry James: The Imagination of Genius, A Biography

by Fred Kaplan Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/1999
ISBN:
9780801862717
Format:
Pbk 672 pages

''A good up-to-date one-volume life of Henry James was long overdue; Fred Kaplan . . . has done the job splendidly with Henry...

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Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature (POD)

by James D. Hartman Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
01/2003
ISBN:
9780801872518
Format:
Pb+ 216 pages

In colonial America, tales about the capture of English settlers by Native American war parties and the captives' subsequent suffering...

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Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate

by Harold Bloom Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
05/1980
ISBN:
9780801491856
Format:
Pbk 416 pages

This dazzling book is at once an indispensable guide to Stevens's poetic canon and a significant addition to the literature on...

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Over the River and Through the Wood: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children's Poetry

by Karen L Kilcup and Angela Sorby Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
12/2013
ISBN:
9781421411408
Format:
Pb+ 592 pages

Over the River and Through the Wood is the first and only collection of its kind, offering readers a an unequaled view of the...

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Straight With a Twist: Queer Theory and the Subject of Heterosexuality

by Calvin Thomas University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
10/1999
ISBN:
9780252068133
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

This engaging collection poses the question, Can straight people think queer? Straight with a Twist offers a refreshing look at...

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