Books in category Literary Criticism – American

  • Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons

    Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons
    Hershel Parker

    An evaluation of the importance of textual criticism in evaluation of important literary works, based on his study of important American literary works by authors such as James, Crane, and Mailer.

  • The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City

    The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City
    Jean FRANCO, Jean Franco

  • Social Criticism and Nineteenth Century American Fictions

    Social Criticism and Nineteenth-Century American Fictions
    Robert Shulman

    Shulman uses theorists from Tocqueville to Gramsci and the New Left historians, as well as drawing on other recent historical and critical studies, to examine major nineteenth-century American works as they illuminate and are illuminated by …

  • Mark Twain Himself

    Mark Twain Himself
    Mark Twain, Milton Meltzer

    More than six hundred illustrations help capture the essence of one of America's favorite authors, from his days as a printer, pilot, and soldier to his years as a reporter, humorist, and publisher.

  • Displaying Women

    Displaying Women
    Maureen E. Montgomery

    Using numerous sources, such as contemporary etiquette manuals, society papers and columns, novels, magazines, private correspondence, and diaries, "Displaying Women" vividly depicts the custom and culture of New York "society" women from …

  • The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy

    The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy
    Steven Frye

    This book provides a sophisticated introduction to the life and work of Cormac McCarthy appropriate for scholars, teachers and general readers.

  • Spartacus

    Spartacus
    Howard Fast

    The best-selling novel about a slave revolt in ancient Rome and the basis for the popular motion picture.

  • Mark Twain and the South

    Mark Twain and the South
    Arthur G. Pettit

    An interesting feature of this illuminating work is an examination of Clemens's relations with the only two black men he knew well in his adult years.

  • Toni Morrison s Developing Class Consciousness

    Toni Morrison’s Developing Class Consciousness
    Doreatha D. Mbalia

    Toni Morrison scholars as well as those interested in the creative process will be excited about a new feature that appears in this second edition of this book: a sampling of Toni Morrison's creative process.

  • American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization

    American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization
    William V. Spanos

    Connects the American exceptionalist ethos to the violence in Vietnam and the Middle East.

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