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1. Natural Right and the American
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2. Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction
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3. Felicitous Space: Imaginative
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4. Love and Death in the American
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5. Aesthetic Headaches: Women and
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6. Victorian Domesticity: Families
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7. Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary
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8. The Social Self: Hawthorne, Howells,
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9. SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY
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10. The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of
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11. Neo-Slave Narratives: Studies
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12. Becoming and Bonding: Contemporary
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13. A Cultural History of the American
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14. African American Satire: The Sacredly
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15. The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines
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16. Tomorrow Is Another Day: The Woman
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17. Interpretive Conventions: The
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18. Minimalism and the Short Story--Raymond
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19. Shape-Shifting : Images of Native
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20. Cosmic Engineers : A Study of

1. Natural Right and the American Imagination
by Catherine H. Zuckert
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Asin: 0847676110
Catlog: Book
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield (Non NBN)
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Named Outstanding Book in Philosophy and Religion for 1990 by the Association of American Publishers R. ... Read more


2. Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction
by Kay Mussell
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Asin: 0313214026
Catlog: Book (1981-12-23)
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Sales Rank: 2036549
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"Anyone who has ever tried to assist a patron doing research in this field will welcome this bibliographic essay. . . . Most libraries will want and use this book." Library Journal ... Read more


3. Felicitous Space: Imaginative Structures of Edith Wharton and Willa Cather
by Judith Fryer
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Asin: 0807816558
Catlog: Book (1986-05-01)
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
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4. Love and Death in the American Novel
by Leslie A. Fiedler
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Asin: 1564781631
Catlog: Book (1998-01-01)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Sales Rank: 119331
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A retrospective article on Leslie Fiedler in the New YorkTimes Book Review in 1965 referred to Love and Death in the AmericanNovel as " one of the great, essential books on the American imagination. . . an accepted major work." This groundbreaking work views in depthboth American literature and character from the time of the AmericanRevolution to the present. From it, there emerges Fiedler's oncescandalousnow increasingly acceptedjudgment that our literature isincapable of dealing with adult sexuality and is pathologically obsessedwith death. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars INDISPENSABLE FOR ANY STUDENT OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
How quickly Americans forget. No one covers American literature with more knowledge, humor, insight and depth. This work is an American classic like the classics he covers: Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn & The Scarlet Letter. I don't know how you get through graduate school without reading this work, the first in a trilogy. Fiedler's other two fine books being Waiting for the End, and The Return of the Vanishing American. ... Read more


5. Aesthetic Headaches: Women and Masculine Poetics in Poe, Melville, and Hawthorne
by Leland S. Person
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Asin: 0820309850
Catlog: Book (1988-07-01)
Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr
Sales Rank: 1386276
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6. Victorian Domesticity: Families in the Life and Art of Louisa May Alcott
by Charles Strickland
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Asin: 0817302379
Catlog: Book (1985-09-01)
Publisher: Univ of Alabama Pr (Tx)
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7. Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America
by Mary Kelley
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Catlog: Book (2002-09-30)
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
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In the decades spanning the nineteenth century, thousands of women entered the literary marketplace. Twelve of the century's most successful women writers provide the focus for Mary Kelley's landmark study: Maria Cummins, Caroline Howard Gilman, Caroline Lee Hentz, Mary Jane Holmes, Maria McIntosh, Sara Parton, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, E.D.E.N. Southworth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Virginia Terhune, Susan Warner, and Augusta Evans Wilson. These women shared more than commercial success. Collectively they created fictions that Kelley terms "literary domesticity," books that both embraced and called into question the complicated expectations shaping the lives of so many nineteenth-century women. Matured in a culture of domesticity and dismissed by a male writing establishment, they struggled to reconcile public recognition with the traditional roles of wife and mother.

Drawing on the 200 volumes of published prose and on the letters, diaries, and journals of these writers, Kelley explores the tensions that accompanied their unprecedented literary success. In a new preface, she discusses the explosion in the scholarship on writing women since the original 1984 publication of Private Woman, Public Stage and reflects on the book's ongoing relevance. ... Read more


8. The Social Self: Hawthorne, Howells, William James, and Nineteenth-Century Psychology
by Joseph Alkana
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Asin: 0813119715
Catlog: Book (1996-11-01)
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Sales Rank: 2068108
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9. SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY
by MICHAEL PAUL ROGIN
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Asin: 039450609X
Catlog: Book (1983-03-12)
Publisher: Knopf
Sales Rank: 630248
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In this major reconsideration of Herman Melvilles life andwork,Michael Rogin shows that Melvilles novels are connected both to theimportantissues of his time and to the exploits of his patrician and politicallyprominent family. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the most important of all Melville studies
Melville studies are plagued by two contrasting types of criticism: turgid, historical treatises and fluffy, self-absorbed studies of trendy nonsense.This work, however, revolutionized Melville studies by combininghistorical, psychoanalytic and literary analysis in an exceptionallyilluminating manner.It is without question the single best study ofMelville in the past thirty years. ... Read more


10. The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle (Wheaton Literary Series)
by LUCI SHAW
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Asin: 0877884838
Catlog: Book (2000-03-07)
Publisher: Shaw
Sales Rank: 688416
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Welcome Addition to Your Madeleine L'Engle Collection
Readers expecting to find prose dedicated to the praise of Ms. L'Engle will find themselves disappointed with this volume published in her honor -- at first. The essays found here are loving tributes to both Ms. L'Engle and the Ether she captures so elegantly in each of her books. Authors as diverse as Thomas Cahill (How the Irish Saved Civilization) and Katherine Paterson (Jacob Have I Loved) prove L'Engle's talent reaches out to a diverse set of writers with myriad effects. This volume is as much a tribute to the contributors as it is to Ms. L'Engle. ... Read more


11. Neo-Slave Narratives: Studies in the Social Logic of a Literary Form (Race and American Culture)
by Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
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Asin: 0195125339
Catlog: Book (1999-09-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 513234
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NeoSlave Narratives is a study in the political, social, and cultural content of a given literary form--the novel of slavery cast as a first-person slave narrative. After discerning the social and historical factors surrounding the first appearance of that literary form in the 1960s, NeoSlave Narratives explores the complex relationship between nostalgia and critique, while asking how African American intellectuals at different points between 1976 and 1990 remember and use the site of slavery to represent the crucial cultural debates that arose during the sixties. ... Read more


12. Becoming and Bonding: Contemporary Feminism and Popular Fiction by American Women Writers (Contributions in Women's Studies)
by Katherine B. Payant
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Asin: 0313285748
Catlog: Book (1993-04-30)
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Sales Rank: 814618
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Expounding the view that the feminist movement has both encouraged and enriched literature by women, Katherine Payant examines a large body of immensely popular but, for the most part, critically neglected fiction of the period from the late 1960s through the early 1990s, relating these writers and works to the women's movement and feminist theories. The study concentrates on popular fiction, which is seen as evidence of the widespread influence of feminism and as a vehicle for dissemination of "mainstream" feminist ideas. Chapters dealing with the 1970s and 1980s survey relevant feminist theories and tie them to representative novels. Chosen for special focus in individual chapters are Marge Piercy, Mary Gordon, and Toni Morrison, who reflect divergent perspectives on feminism. Written in accessible prose, this work will deepen the appreciation of readers of these novelists and increase their understanding of the effect of social movements on the arts. ... Read more


13. A Cultural History of the American Novel, 1890-1940 : Henry James to William Faulkner
by David L. Minter
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Asin: 0521452856
Catlog: Book (1994-04-29)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Sales Rank: 1851794
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14. African American Satire: The Sacredly Profane Novel
by Darryl Dickson-Carr
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Asin: 0826213251
Catlog: Book (2001-05-01)
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Sales Rank: 1063527
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars My, my, my, what an excellent book.
Wow! I could not believe how remarkably crispy this book was. I mean the pages were just crisp with crispness. You know how when sometimes you're reading a book and you think to yourself "Dam! This book is crispy!"? Well, when you read this book, it will make you think that. Are you ready to ascend to new levels of crispiness? Then reading this handsome man's audacious study of the crisp. I found particularly interesting the area where he compares Lacan's mirror stage to Ralph Ellison's novel: "THE CRISP FACTOR". What a tight, irresistable thriller!

5-0 out of 5 stars Studies the role and purpose of satire as a literary genre
Darryl Dickson-Carr's African American Satire is recommended for college-level audiences; this studies the role and purpose of satire as a literary genre in African-American writings. Afro-American literature and the history of satire are concurrently studied in chapters which argue that major works by Hughes, Ellison and other should be viewed as satires in order to fully appreciate their meaning. ... Read more


15. The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s
by Ellen Gruber Garvey
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Asin: 0195108221
Catlog: Book (1996-05-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 159141
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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How did advertising come to seem natural and ordinary to magazine readers by the end of the nineteenth century? This book explores readers' interactions with advertising during a period when not only consumption but advertising itself became established as a pleasure. Garvey argues that readers' participation in advertising, rather than top-down dictation by advertisers, has made advertising such a central part of American culture. Her analyses interweaves such diverse texts and artifacts as scrapbooks, medical articles, paper dolls, chromolithographed trade cards, advertising trade journals, and even contest rules as she tracks new forms of fictional realism that contained brand name references, courtship stories, and other fictional forms. Accessibly written and illustrated with forty-four fascinating images of the period, The Adman in the Parlor unearths the lively conversations among writers and advertisers about the new prevalence of advertising for mass-produced, nationally distributed products. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Magazines as a product of Female Consumerism
Ellen Gruber Garvey has examined closely the phenomena of therise of businesses due to consumerism in "The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture: 1880s to 1910s." She explains how the term "magazine" comes from the French "Magasin," or department store. Magazines in America did indeed function very much as department stores, and advertisement-supported magazines constructed female readers to become consumers. Magazines of this era did not believe in the ad/editorial split. Instead, they relied on each other for effectiveness, with advertisements sometimes overlapping into fiction.
Garvey explains the genesis of magazines through trade card scrapbooks kept by young women and adolescents of the middle class, which prepared them to read advertisements and become consumers, as did advertising contests. Consumers supported magazines, which in turn offered advertisements, and to illustrate or enact allegiance to the magazine, consumers would follow the ads and buy the products.
These ads eventually became proliferated through national publications, and brand names became associated with national character. The 1890s safety bicycle initiated the first all-out female-marketed ads. Medical ads pro and against infiltrated the magazines, as did issues about female mobility.
Not all magazines were alike, however. Different magazines addressed different needs of the classes, Delineator was aimed at the upper class and cash-poor individuals subscribed to publications on how to make their own clothing.
Garvey believes the ad-reader was presumed female, and the ad-writer (or "adman") was male. This reversed the initial courtship ritual enacted in 19th Century France between shopgirl and male patron and brought the courtship home, where the adman seduced the female reader through the magazine. ... Read more


16. Tomorrow Is Another Day: The Woman Writer in the South, 1859-1936
by Anne Goodwyn Jones
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Asin: 0807108669
Catlog: Book (1995-10-01)
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Sales Rank: 921087
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17. Interpretive Conventions: The Reader in the Study of American Fiction
by Steven Mailloux
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Asin: 0801492858
Catlog: Book (1984-11-01)
Publisher: Cornell University Press
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18. Minimalism and the Short Story--Raymond Carver, Amy Hempel, and Mary Robison (Studies in Comparative Literature)
by Cynthia Whitney Hallett
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Asin: 0773479368
Catlog: Book (1999-09-01)
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Sales Rank: 1081135
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Solid Literary Analysis
Yes, I'm actually writing a review for this book, Minimalism and the Short story, on the off chance that someone stumbles across this entry.First, I'll begin with some general praise.This book is worth buying, borrowing, reading at your local library, etc., if for no other reason than the fact that this book, I believe, is the only academic, professional, literary study of minimalism, a much maligned and completely misunderstood movement (even describing it as a movement is kind of troublesome) that swept through literature in the late 70s and on into the early 80s.Yes, you can probably find volumes on Carver, but there's surprisingly little out there (aside from interviews/articles in literary magazines) on Robison and Hempel.A serious examination of Robison and Hempel has been long overdue.

Professor Hallett's book provides nice background on literary minimalism's roots.In addition, Hallett does a nice job delineating minimalism from an overall economy of language (i.e. minimalism is not simply spare writing--a confusion too many book reviewers are guilty of spreading).Also, Hallett makes a decent comparison between the minimalists and the post-modernists, aruguing (rightly) that the two sides aren't so far apart.

Sure, I have some small concerns with this book.The background material on minimalism itself is more useful than Hallett's discussion of the authors themselves.If you're looking for a thorough examination of Carver, Robison, and Hempel, you're probably best off searching elsewhere.These three writers are sort of glossed over, no single story by any of them receives much treatment, and thus the reader is left with the feeling that he/she is reading synopsis rather than analysis.Of the three writers examined, Hempel probably receives the most (and best) attention.I'm not sure I've been further enlightened about Carver and Robison after reading this book.

Still, for those who want an introductory splash into a frequently misunderstood fictional movement, you should begin here. ... Read more


19. Shape-Shifting : Images of Native Americans in Recent Popular Fiction (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture)
by Andrew Macdonald, Gina Macdonald, MaryAnn Sheridan
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Asin: 031330842X
Catlog: Book (2000-09-30)
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Sales Rank: 1362008
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This study of the Native American in the western, romance, detective, horror, and science fiction genres examines how even historically accurate representations distort and bias the Native American figure to fit European-based traditions and modern agendas. The authors provide critical approaches for evaluating the literature. They argue that while popular fiction conventions determine and limit authentic portraits of Native American cultures, successful popular fiction writers approach literary quality by fusing authentic Native American culture with the standard genre conventions. Approximately 200 books are discussed and evaluated, and true Native American stories and writings are contrasted with mainstream versions of Indian culture. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Resource!
This work is a "must have" for anyone with an interest in contemporary portrayals of Native American culture! Due to the both the sheer quantity of literary works surveyed and the style of presentation, I am certain that Shape-Shifting will prove an excellent reference work and source of supplementary material for students and casual readers alike. ... Read more


20. Cosmic Engineers : A Study of Hard Science Fiction (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy)
by Gary Westfahl
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Asin: 0313297274
Catlog: Book (1996-02-28)
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Sales Rank: 690996
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The first comprehensive critical study of hard science fiction, this book reveals how the term "hard science fiction" originated, and how arguments about its range and nature have unfolded. Westfahl shows that hard science fiction is generally characterized by the author's extreme concern for scientific accuracy and logic. Identifying two characteristic forms of hard science fiction, Westfahl closely examines several representative works: Arthur C. Clarke's A Fall of Moondust, Hal Clement's Mission of Gravity, and Charles Sheffield's Between the Strokes of Midnight. This book offers new insights into hard science fiction and provides a wealth of information about what members of the science fiction community have said about this relatively recent genre. ... Read more


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