Books in category Literary Criticism – American

  • A Companion to the American Short Story

    A Companion to the American Short Story
    Alfred Bendixen, James Nagel

    A Companion to the American Short Story traces the development of this versatile literary genre over the past 200 years.

  • Frankenstein s Daughters

    Frankenstein’s Daughters
    Jane Donawerth

    Beginning with the birth of science fiction in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Jane Donawerth takes a broad look at science fiction and utopian literature written by women.

  • Holding Patterns

    Holding Patterns
    Daniel McGuiness

    Argues that if poems are to matter in American culture, they must be read rather than theorized over.

  • Raccoon John Smith

    Raccoon John Smith
    John Sparks

    In Raccoon John Smith, Elder John Sparks fills this void in the literature about Smith, using historical sources to present a faithful portrait of a seminal frontier preacher and colorful figure in early Kentucky history.

  • 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 …

  • Student Resistance

    Student Resistance
    Mark Edelman Boren

    Student Resistance is an international history of student activism. Chronicling 500 years of strife between activists and the academy, Mark Edelman Boren unearths the defiant roots of the ivory tower.

  • 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

    Howard Fast

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

  • The Presence of Camões

    The Presence of Camões
    George Monteiro

    In this major work of comparative scholarship, George Monteiro thus breaks new ground, focusing on English-language writers whose vision and expression have been sharpened by their varied responses to Camões.

  • 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.

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