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341 SMITH, ROBERT MCCLURE & WEINAUER, ELLEN. American Culture, Canons, And The Case Of Elizabeth Stoddard.
The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa and London: 2003. 0817313133 / 9780817313135 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A gifted writer of fiction, poetry, and journalism; successfully published within her own lifetime; esteemed by such writers as William Dean Howells and Nathaniel Hawthorne; and situated at the epicenter of New York's literary world. Elizbeth Stoddard has nonetheless been almost excluded from literary memory and importance. This book seeks to understand why. Essays in this study locate Stoddard in the context of her contemporaries, such as Dickinson and Hawthorne, while others situate her work in the context of major 19th-century cultural forces and issues, among them the Civil War and Reconstruction, race and ethnicity, anorexia and female invalidism, nationalism and localism, and incest. Includes an Index. 
Price: 69.35 USD
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342 SPEARS, MONROE K. Dionysus And The City: Modernism In Twentieth-century Poetry.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1971. Reprint. A Galaxy Book s Softcover. Good condition. 
Examines "Modernism" as word, idea, and historical movement. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.53 USD
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343 SPENCER, NICHOLAS. After Utopia: The Rise Of Critical Space In Twentieth-century American Fiction.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2006. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
By developing the concept of critical space, After Utopia presents a new genealogy of twentieth-century American fiction. Nicholas Spencer argues that the radical American fiction of Jack London, Upton Sinclair, John Dos Passos, and Josephine Herbst reimagines the spatial concerns of late nineteenth-century utopian American texts. Instead of fully imagined utopian societies, such fiction depicts localized utopian spaces that provide essential support for the models of history on which these authors focus. In the midcentury novels of Mary McCarthy and Paul Goodman and the late twentieth-century fiction of Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, Joan Didion, and Don DeLillo, narratives of social space become decreasingly utopian and increasingly critical. The highly varied "critical space" of such texts attains a position similar to that enjoyed by representations of historical transformation in early twentieth-century radical American fiction. After Utopia finds that central aspects of postmodern American novels derive from the overtly political narratives of London, Sinclair, Dos Passos, and Herbst. Spencer focuses on distinct moments in the rise of critical space during the past century and relates them to the writing of Georg Lukacs, Ernst Bloch, Antonio Gramsci, Hannah Arendt, Henri Lefebvre, Gilles Deleuze and Flix Guattari, and Paul Virilio. The systematic and genealogical encounter between critical theory and American fiction reveals close parallels between and original analyses of these two areas of twentieth-century cultural discourse. Nicholas Spencer is an associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he specializes in twentieth-century American literature and critical theory. 
Price: 43.70 USD
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344 SPENCER, NICHOLAS. After Utopia: The Rise Of Critical Space In Twentieth-century American Fiction.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2008. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
By developing the concept of critical space, After Utopia presents a new genealogy of twentieth-century American fiction. Nicholas Spencer argues that the radical American fiction of Jack London, Upton Sinclair, John Dos Passos, and Josephine Herbst reimagines the spatial concerns of late nineteenth-century utopian American texts. Instead of fully imagined utopian societies, such fiction depicts localized utopian spaces that provide essential support for the models of history on which these authors focus. In the midcentury novels of Mary McCarthy and Paul Goodman and the late twentieth-century fiction of Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, Joan Didion, and Don DeLillo, narratives of social space become decreasingly utopian and increasingly critical. The highly varied "critical space" of such texts attains a position similar to that enjoyed by representations of historical transformation in early twentieth-century radical American fiction. After Utopia finds that central aspects of postmodern American novels derive from the overtly political narratives of London, Sinclair, Dos Passos, and Herbst. Spencer focuses on distinct moments in the rise of critical space during the past century and relates them to the writing of Georg Lukacs, Ernst Bloch, Antonio Gramsci, Hannah Arendt, Henri Lefebvre, Gilles Deleuze and Flix Guattari, and Paul Virilio. The systematic and genealogical encounter between critical theory and American fiction reveals close parallels between and original analyses of these two areas of twentieth-century cultural discourse. Nicholas Spencer is an associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he specializes in twentieth-century American literature and critical theory. 
Price: 24.65 USD
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345 SPENGEMANN, WILLIAM C. Mark Twain And The Backwoods Angel: The Matter Of Innocence In The Works Of Samuel L. Clemens.
Kent State University Press: 1966. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
An examination of Mark Twain's use of the matter of innocence from his earliest writings to the anxious outpourings of his last phase. Includes an Index. 
Price: 48.78 USD
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346 SPILLER, ROBERT E. The Cycle Of American Literature: An Essay In Historical Criticism.
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York: 1967. Tenth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This comprehensive and penetrating study of American writing traces its colorful development from the first writing produced in the Western Hemisphere, a letter from Christopher Columbus to King Ferdinand, to the works of William Faulkner. Includes an Index. "Mr. Spiller presents a sane and lively synthesis in the name of "historical criticism". He mediates between extremes on the level headed proposition that literature "has a relationship to social and intellectual history, not as documentation, but as symbolic illumination." - New York Times Book Review 
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347 SPILLER, ROBERT E. The Cycle Of American Literature: An Essay In Historical Criticism.
The New American Library, New York: 1957. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
This comprehensive and penetrating study of American writing traces its colorful development from the first writing produced in the Western Hemisphere, a letter from Christopher Columbus to King Ferdinand, to the works of William Faulkner. Includes an Index. "Mr. Spiller presents a sane and lively synthesis in the name of "historical criticism". He mediates between extremes on the level headed proposition that literature "has a relationship to social and intellectual history, not as documentation, but as symbolic illumination." - New York Times Book Review 
Price: 4.47 USD
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348 STAFF OF CHRISTOPHER P. STEPHENS BOOKSELLER, INC. Modern Literary Criticism, Catalogue 42.
Christopher P. Stephens Bookseller, Inc., New York: 1976. s Softcover. Fair condition. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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349 STARRE, ALEXANDER. Metamedia: American Book Fictions And Literary Print Culture After Digitization.
University of Iowa Press, Iowa City: 2015. Impressions: Studies in the Art, Culture, and Future of Books. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Does literature need the book? With electronic texts and reading devices growing increasingly popular, the codex is no longer the default format of fiction. Yet as Alexander Starre shows in Metamedia, American literature has rediscovered the book as an artistic medium after the first e-book hype in the late 1990s. By fusing narrative and design, a number of "bibliographic" writers have created reflexive fictions—metamedia—that invite us to read printed formats in new ways. Their work challenges ingrained theories and beliefs about literary communication and its connections to technology and materiality. Metamedia explores the book as a medium that matters and introduces innovative critical concepts to better grasp its narrative significance. Combining sustained textual analysis with impulses from the fields of book history, media studies, and systems theory, Starre explains the aesthetics and the cultural work of complex material fictions, such as Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves (2000), Chip Kidd's The Cheese Monkeys (2001), Salvador Plascencia's The People of Paper (2005), Reif Larsen's The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet (2009), and Jonathan Safran Foer's Tree of Codes (2010). He also broadens his analysis beyond the genre of the novel in an extensive account of the influential literary magazine McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and its founder, Dave Eggers. For this millennial generation of writers and publishers, the computer was never a threat to print culture, but a powerful tool to make better books. In careful close readings, Starre puts typefaces, layouts, and cover designs on the map of literary criticism. At the same time, the book steers clear of bibliophile nostalgia and technological euphoria as it follows writers, designers, and publishers in the process of shaping the surprising history of literary bookmaking after digitization. Alexander Starre is an assistant professor of North American studies at Freie Universität Berlin. He has published articles and book chapters on contemporary American literature, literary theory, graphic narratives, and ecocriticism. He lives in Göttingen, Germany. "Starre's Metamedia is a definitive achievement: lucid, searching, comprehensive, and repeatedly eye-opening."—Garrett Stewart, author, Bookwork: Medium to Object to Concept to Art "Alexander Starre's Metamedia is a detailed, carefully argued account of an important new development in contemporary literature, an exceptionally generous, patient, and at times revelatory study."—Evan Brier, author, A Novel Marketplace: Mass Culture, the Book Trade, and Postwar American Fiction 
Price: 52.25 USD
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350 STEWART, CHARLES ORAN. Lowell And France: A Study Of The French Element In The Collected Writings Of James Russell Lowell.
Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville: 1951. First Edition (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Throws a central light and interesting sidelights on a significant phase of Lowell's literary background and productivity. Explores the French influences as reflected in Lowell's writings with thoroughness and sympathy over a number of years, and here sets forth the results of that fruitful research. 
Price: 67.45 USD
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351 STRATTON, BILLY J. The Fictions Of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Even as Stephen Graham Jones generates a dizzying range of brilliant fiction, his work remains strikingly absent from scholarly conversations about Native and western American literature, owing in part to his unapologetic embrace of popular genres such as horror and science fiction. Steeped in dense narrative references, literary and historical allusions, and experimental postmodern stylings, his fiction informs a broad array of literary and popular conversations. The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones is the first collection of scholarship on Jones's ever-expanding oeuvre. The diverse methodologies that inform these essays—from Native American critical theory to poststructuralism and gothic noirism—illuminate the unique complexity of Jones's narrative worlds while positioning his works within broader conversations in literary studies and popular culture. Jones challenges at every turn the notions of what constitutes Native American literature and what it means to be a Native American writer. Contributing editor Billy J. Stratton foregrounds these heavily contested questions and their ongoing relevance to readers and critics alike. 6 x 9 in., 456 pages, 90 halftones, Billy J. Stratton is an associate professor of English at the University of Denver. He is the author of Buried in Shades of Night: Contested Voices, Indian Captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip's War. 
Price: 61.75 USD
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352 TANGNEY, SHAUNANNE. The Wild That Attracts Us: New Critical Essays On Robinson Jeffers.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The first collection in twenty years of essays on Robinson Jeffers, one of the great American poets of the twentieth century, this work signals the sea change in Jeffers scholarship, as well as the increasing breadth and depth of criticism of the literature of the American West. The essays assembled here highlight issues and theories critical to Jeffers studies, among them the advance of ecocriticism; the reimagining of regionalism as place studies; the continuing development of cultural studies and the new historicism; the increasingly poignant vector of science and literature; the new formalism, particularly as it pertains to narrative verse; and the glaring omission of feminist analysis in Jeffers scholarship. Jeffers has always appealed to a wider audience than many twentieth-century poets, and this book will speak to that general readership as well as to scholars and students. 6 x 9 in., 344 pages, 4 halftones, 1 map, 1 table. ShaunAnne Tangney is a professor of English at Minot State University, where she teaches American literature, critical theory, and creative writing. Her scholarly interests focus on the literature of the American West. She is also a poet, and her work has been published in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. "Tangney invigorates the recent ecocritical revival in Jeffers studies with this eclectic collection. . . . The essays in the present volume underscore both the 'modern' in Jeffers and his current relevance to new concerns." --Choice "Provocative and entertaining." --Studies in American Naturalism 
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353 TANSELLE, G. THOMAS. Textual Criticism Since Greg: A Chronicle, 1950-2000.
Distributed for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia by Oak Knoll Press, New Castle: 2005. 1883631114 / 9781883631116 First Edition. h Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The past half century has been one of the most active and provocative periods in the long history of textual criticism. In this series of six critical essays that survey theoretical writings in the field since 1950, the eminent textual scholar G. Thomas Tanselle chronicles a significant moment in intellectual history and offers a guide for thinking through the basic issues of textual criticism and scholarly editing. Includes an index. 
Price: 57.24 USD
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354 TATE, ALLEN (EDITOR). T. S. Eliot, The Man And His Work: A Critical Evaluation By Twenty-six Distinguished Writers.
Delacorte Press, New York: 1966. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The binding is beginning to go. Dustjacket is worn. 

Price: 37.76 USD
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355 TATUM, STEPHEN (EDITOR); GRAULICH, MELODY (EDITOR). Reading The Virginian In The New West.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2003. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Although the origins of the western are as old as colonial westward expansion, it was Owen Wister's novel The Virginian, published in 1902, that established most of the now-familiar conventions of the genre. On the heels of the classic western's centennial, this collection of essays both re-examines the text of The Virginian and uses Wister's novel as a lens for studying what the next century of western writing and reading will bring. The contributors address Wister's life and travels, the novel's influence on and handling of gender and race issues, and its illustrations and various retellings on stage, film, and television as points of departure for speculations about the "new West"—as indeed Wister himself does at the end of the novel. The contributors reconsider the novel's textual complexity and investigate The Virginian's role in American literary and cultural history. Together their essays represent a new western literary studies, comparable to the new western history. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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356 TAYLOR, ANDREW. Thinking America: New England Intellectuals And The Varieties Of American Identity.
University Press of New England: 2010. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In this thoughtful and wide-ranging cultural critique, Taylor explores the condition and role of the intellectual in nineteenth-century New England by examining five writers: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, William James, and George Santayana. Using key texts from each, he analyzes the status and identity of intellectual figures, and explores the relationship between intellectual work and theories of national identity. The questions the book raises—about the alliance between thought and action, about the best locations for intellectual work, and about the challenges posed to thinking by an increasingly fragmented and diverse public—remain pertinent today. Chronologically and geographically focused, Thinking America has wide resonance for the ongoing debates about the genealogy—and future viability—of the public intellectual. 
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357 THOMPSON, E. P. Witness Against The Beast: William Blake And The Moral Law.
The New Press, New York: 1993. 1565840585 / 9781565840584 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
E. P. Thompson's long-awaited book on William Blake was published shortly after the historian's death in August 1993. Written with a vivid passion, and bearing the marks of Thompson's lifelong struggle against authoritarian and anti-humanitarian politics both at the level of the individual and of the state, Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law is a profound enquiry into the structure of Blake's thought and the character of his sensibility. Its qualities are among those which place Thompson himself in the same tradition of dissenting values and non-conforming radicalism represented by Blake some two hundred years earlier. Contents of book: 1. Works or faith?; 2. Antinomianisms; 3. The 'Ranting' impulse; 4. The polite witness; 5. Radical dissent; 6. A peculiar people; 7. Anti-hegemony; Appendix 1. The Muggletonian archive; Appendix 2. William Blake's mother; Part II. Human Images: Introduction; 8. The new Jerusalem Church; 9. 'The Divine Image'; 10. From innocence to experience; 11. 'London'; 12. 'The Human Abstract'; 13. Conclusion. Includes an Index. "Everything characteristic of the late E. P. Thompson - his clarity, humanity, and breadth of learning - is present in this book." Financial Times "The book stands as a tribute by an outstanding historian to an idiosyncratic genius. - Literary Review "Thompson speaks to us once more in his highly individual voice through the pages of this vital and challenging work.'" Tribune "This book should go onto every undergraduate's reading list." - Evening Standard "A stunning, undoubtedly major work." - Anarchist Studies 
Price: 28.26 USD
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358 THOMPSON, E. P.; HILL, CHRISTOPHER (FOREWORD) Witness Against The Beast: William Blake And The Moral Law.
The New Press, New York: 1993. 1565840585 / 9781565840584 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
E. P. Thompson's long-awaited book on William Blake was published shortly after the historian's death in August 1993. Written with a vivid passion, and bearing the marks of Thompson's lifelong struggle against authoritarian and anti-humanitarian politics both at the level of the individual and of the state, Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law is a profound enquiry into the structure of Blake's thought and the character of his sensibility. Its qualities are among those which place Thompson himself in the same tradition of dissenting values and non-conforming radicalism represented by Blake some two hundred years earlier. Contents of book: 1. Works or faith?; 2. Antinomianisms; 3. The 'Ranting' impulse; 4. The polite witness; 5. Radical dissent; 6. A peculiar people; 7. Anti-hegemony; Appendix 1. The Muggletonian archive; Appendix 2. William Blake's mother; Part II. Human Images: Introduction; 8. The new Jerusalem Church; 9. 'The Divine Image'; 10. From innocence to experience; 11. 'London'; 12. 'The Human Abstract'; 13. Conclusion. Includes an Index. "Everything characteristic of the late E. P. Thompson - his clarity, humanity, and breadth of learning - is present in this book." Financial Times "The book stands as a tribute by an outstanding historian to an idiosyncratic genius. - Literary Review "Thompson speaks to us once more in his highly individual voice through the pages of this vital and challenging work.'" Tribune "This book should go onto every undergraduate's reading list." - Evening Standard "A stunning, undoubtedly major work." - Anarchist Studies 
Price: 114.00 USD
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359 THOMPSON, E. P.; HILL, CHRISTOPHER (FOREWORD) Witness Against The Beast: William Blake And The Moral Law.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1994. 0521469775 / 9780521469777 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
E. P. Thompson's long-awaited book on William Blake was published shortly after the historian's death in August 1993. Written with a vivid passion, and bearing the marks of Thompson's lifelong struggle against authoritarian and anti-humanitarian politics both at the level of the individual and of the state, Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law is a profound enquiry into the structure of Blake's thought and the character of his sensibility. Its qualities are among those which place Thompson himself in the same tradition of dissenting values and non-conforming radicalism represented by Blake some two hundred years earlier. Contents of book: 1. Works or faith?; 2. Antinomianisms; 3. The 'Ranting' impulse; 4. The polite witness; 5. Radical dissent; 6. A peculiar people; 7. Anti-hegemony; Appendix 1. The Muggletonian archive; Appendix 2. William Blake's mother; Part II. Human Images: Introduction; 8. The new Jerusalem Church; 9. 'The Divine Image'; 10. From innocence to experience; 11. 'London'; 12. 'The Human Abstract'; 13. Conclusion. Includes an Index. "Everything characteristic of the late E. P. Thompson - his clarity, humanity, and breadth of learning - is present in this book." Financial Times "The book stands as a tribute by an outstanding historian to an idiosyncratic genius. - Literary Review "Thompson speaks to us once more in his highly individual voice through the pages of this vital and challenging work.'" Tribune "This book should go onto every undergraduate's reading list." - Evening Standard "A stunning, undoubtedly major work." - Anarchist Studies 
Price: 47.50 USD
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360 THRALL, WILLIAM FLINT; HIBBARD, ADDISON. A Handbook To Literature With An Outline Of Literary History English And American.
The Odyssey Press, New York: 1936. Seventh Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. 
Alphabetized glossary of literary terms and movements, accompanied by a historical outline of American and English literature. 
Price: 6.41 USD
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