Books in category Literary Criticism – American

  • Women Compulsion Modernity

    Women, Compulsion, Modernity
    Jennifer L. Fleissner

    Women, Compulsion, Modernity reopens a moment when the young American woman embodied both the promise and threat of a modernizing world.

  • Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop

    Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop
    Stephany Rose

    This text examines how white American male writers have grappled with understanding themselves and their audiences as white beings.

  • Exceptional State

    Exceptional State
    Ashley Dawson, Malini Johar Schueller

    The volume concludes on a hopeful note, with a look at an emerging anti-imperialist public sphere. Contributors.

  • Conversations with Tom Wolfe

    Conversations with Tom Wolfe
    Dorothy McInnis Scura

    Gathers interviews with Tom Wolfe from each period of his career and offers a brief profile of his life and accomplishments

  • Unsettled Subjects

    Unsettled Subjects
    Susan Lurie

    Post-structuralist feminist theory has criticized the conceptual underpinnings of earlier women’s studies, but in doing so it has often lost the ability to talk about women’s subordination.

  • Sherwood Anderson A Writer in America Volume 2

    Sherwood Anderson: A Writer in America, Volume 2
    Walter B. Rideout

    This second volume of the monumental two-volume work covers Anderson’s life after his move in the mid-1920s to “Ripshin,” his house near Marion, Virginia (where Volume 1 ended.) The second volume covers his return to business pursuits …

  • Melville s Art of Democracy

    Melville’s Art of Democracy
    Nancy Fredricks

    This challenging and timely study demonstrates that the problems Melville faced as a writer – the relationship between politics and aesthetics and the representation of the marginalized without appropriation – are similar to issues faced in …

  • Whiteness on the Border

    Whiteness on the Border
    Lee Bebout

    Conclusion: Imagining and Working toward Gringostroika — Notes — Bibliography — Index — About the Author

  • Sound and Form in Modern Poetry

    Sound and Form in Modern Poetry
    Harvey Seymour Gross, Robert McDowell

    In clear, accessible language, the text provides a way of looking at poetry that helps us measure the achievements of outstanding poets in English.

  • Unsanctioned Voice

    Unsanctioned Voice
    Bruce Ramsey

    Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Unsanctioned Voice is the story of a writer who found himself on the losing side of a national debate about the limits of government- a debate that is even more crucial today.

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