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Literature, American



link to catalog page JOSLIN, Jane Addams, a Writer's Life Author: Katherine Joslin
Pub Date: January 2009

The story of the literary woman behind the public figure   learn more...

link to catalog page DOWLING, Slumming in New York

Slumming in New York

From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem

Author: Robert M. Dowling
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2009

A penetrating study of the literary writings that transformed New York City's moral threats into cultural treasures   learn more...

link to catalog page CARTER, Southern Single Blessedness

Southern Single Blessedness

Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800-1865

Author: Christine Jacobson Carter
Pub Date: January 2009

The engaging lives that single women led in spite of (or perhaps because of) their "spinsterhood"   learn more...

link to catalog page, American Naturalism and the Jews

American Naturalism and the Jews

Garland, Norris, Dreiser, Wharton, and Cather

Author: Donald Pizer
Pub Date: July 2008

A penetrating study of the anti-Semitic attitudes held by major American naturalist authors   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beyond the Gibson Girl

Beyond the Gibson Girl

Reimagining the American New Woman, 1895-1915

Author: Martha H. Patterson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

The social, ethnic, literary, and iconographic history of the contested American New Woman   learn more...

link to catalog page, Complete Poems Author: Claude McKay
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2008

The complete poetry--published and unpublished--of a pioneer of black modernism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Critical Theory

Critical Theory

The Major Documents

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Pub Date: December 2008

Understanding the impact of context on Poe’s literary criticism   learn more...

link to catalog page KORITZ, Culture Makers

Culture Makers

Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s

Author: Amy Koritz
Pub Date: December 2008

A wide-ranging study of the cultural, social, and technological developments of the 1920s and their effect on the performing arts and literature   learn more...

link to catalog page FARRELL, The Face of Time Author: James T. Farrell
Pub Date: July 2008

A sprawling tale of immigrant families' struggles with harsh urban realities   learn more...

link to catalog page FARRELL, Father and Son Author: James T. Farrell
Pub Date: May 2008

The continuing saga of Danny O'Neill's struggles with harsh urban realities in early twentieth-century Chicago   learn more...

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