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Literature, American



link to catalog page SALT, Life of Henry David Thoreau Author: Henry S. Salt
Pub Date: June 2000

A definitive and much-admired biography of Thoreau, now made available (and affordable!) in this first-ever paperback edition of Henry Salt’s final version.   learn more...

link to catalog page BARNUM, The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself Author: Phineas T. Barnum Introduction by Terence Whalen
Pub Date: August 2000

In this first reprinting in paperback of Barnum's “original” biography, it will be easy to understand how he was able to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a show as outrageous and entertaining as Barnum himself   learn more...

link to catalog page VAN VECHTEN, Nigger Heaven Author: Carl Van Vechten
Pub Date: January 2000

A controversial but appealing, amusing, and vivacious celebration of Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s   learn more...

link to catalog page KING, Postcolonial America Author: Edited by C. Richard King
Pub Date: April 2000

Interdisciplinary in approach, this volume debates the role of the United States from various perspectives as seen in a contemporary “postcolonial” light, addressing the idea of postcoloniality itself through American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, history, literary criticism, religious studies, and women’s studies.   learn more...

link to catalog page SHERRILL, Road-Book America

Road-Book America

Contemporary Culture and the New Picaresque

Author: Rowland A. Sherrill
Pub Date: April 2000

In an alienating and ever-changing America, Sherrill demonstrates that the American Road Book is a way for both author and reader to travel together on a journey of self-discovery.   learn more...

link to catalog page THOMAS, Straight with a Twist

Straight with a Twist

Queer Theory and the Subject of Heterosexuality

Author: Edited by Calvin Thomas
Pub Date: 2000

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link to catalog page POE, Tales and Sketches, vol. 1: 1831-1842 Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Pub Date: September 2000

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link to catalog page POE, Tales and Sketches, vol. 2: 1843-1849 Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Pub Date: September 2000

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link to catalog page PHELPS, Three Spiritualist Novels Author: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Pub Date: September 2000

A fascinating trilogy of novels that delineates the afterlife as viewed from the “Spiritualist” perspective--a movement that was very strong in the 19th century and still has adherents today   learn more...

link to catalog page MORRIS, You're Only Young Twice

You're Only Young Twice

Children's Literature and Film

Author: Tim Morris
Pub Date: February 2000

The author uncovers what it is our children look at, in order to decipher how our culture looks at and talks to children–not how it should, but how it does.   learn more...

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