Books in category Literary Collections – American

  • Tales Speeches Essays and Sketches

    Tales, Speeches, Essays, and Sketches
    Mark Twain

    From the comic wit that sparkles in maxims from 'Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar,' to the parodic perfection of 'An Awful – Terrible Medieval Romance,' to the satirical delights of The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It; from the warm nostalgia …

  • An Ambrose Bierce Companion

    An Ambrose Bierce Companion
    Robert L. Gale

    Along with a chronology, the volume includes several hundred alphabetically arranged entries on Bierce's major works and characters and on historical persons and writers who figured prominently in his life.

  • Alcohol and the unspoken expectations among American college students

    Alcohol and the unspoken expectations among American college students
    Philipp Hinderberger

    Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies – Culture and Applied Geography, grade: B+, The George Washington University, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: As young adults leave their families, …

  • Imagery and technique in John Updike s Rabbit Run 1960

    Imagery and technique in John Updike’s ‘Rabbit, Run’ (1960)
    Sirinya Pakditawan

    Thus, one might be justified in claiming that the Rabbit novels are also partly autobiographical. However, since the novel Rabbit Run has been published, some critics have not held it in great esteem.

  • Analysis Henry James  The Turn of the Screw

    Analysis: Henry James ́ The Turn of the Screw
    Raoul Festante

    Henry James finished the work on the story in 1897 and published the text which consisted of twelve chapters plus a prologue between January and April of 1898.

  • The Left Wing Freak Show Analyzing Liberalism in Vermont

    The Left-Wing Freak Show – Analyzing Liberalism in Vermont

    Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies – Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Free University of Berlin, language: English, abstract: In a campaign ad aired in early 2004 by the conservative Club for Growth, …

  • Walden

    Walden
    Henry David Thoreau

    This is one of the most important works by the most important American philosopher: Henry David Thoreau, vital figure in the Transcendentalist movement, hero to environmentalists and ecologists, profound thinker on humanity's happiness.

  • Recognizing Fences Troy Maxson s identity politics

    Recognizing ‘Fences’ – Troy Maxson’s identity politics
    Johannes Steffens

    August Wilson’s 1985 play Fences focuses on black urban life in the late 1950s and deals with intergenerational conflicts, racial issues, distress, and the search for one’s identity and position in life.

  • Phantoms of a Blood stained Period

    Phantoms of a Blood-stained Period
    Ambrose Bierce, Russell Duncan, David J. Klooster

    Presents a collection of fiction and nonfiction writings by Ambrose Bierce based on his experiences as a member of the Union Army, composed during and in the years following the conflict, from 1864 to 1913.

  • Faulkner s Sexualities

    Faulkner’s Sexualities
    Annette Trefzer, Ann J. Abadie

    Is there a Southern sexuality? This volume wrestles with these questions and relates them to theories of race, gender, and sexuality. Essays that tackle the complex sexual tensions and trappings in the Nobel Laureate's work

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