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Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston

In 1976 Maxine Hong Kingston burst into American literature with the publication of The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. Since then her subsequent works--China Men (1980) and Tripmaster ...

Children of the Dark House

By Noel Polk
Categories: Literature

This book by a major scholar of William Faulkner's writings collects choice selections of his Faulkner criticism from the past fifteen years. Its publication underscores the significance of his indispensable ...

The Jim Dilemma

Especially in academia, controversy rages over the merits or evils of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in particular its portrayal of Jim, the runaway slave. Opponents disrupt classes and ...

American Exceptionalism

By Deborah L. Madsen
Categories: History

Exceptionalism, the notion that Americans have a distinct and special destiny different from that of other nations, permeates every period of American history. It is the single most powerful force in ...

Inventing Southern Literature

By Michael Kreyling
Categories: Literature

"I take. ..an outward route, arguing that the Agrarian project was and must be seen as a willed campaign on the part of one elite to establish and control 'the South' in a period of intense cultural maneuvering. ...

Seal of Approval

For the past forty years the content of comic books has been governed by an industry self-regulatory code adopted by publishers in 1954 in response to public and governmental pressure.

This book examines ...

Conversations with Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe's books are being read throughout the English-speaking world. They have been translated into more than fifty languages. His publishers estimate that more than eight million copies of his ...

Minty Alley

By C. L. R. James
Categories: Literature

First published in London in 1939, Minty Alley is now available to American readers. In the pages of this work, C. L. R. James is both an imaginative political theorist and a sensitive commentator on the ...

Louisiana

By Erna Brodber
Categories: Literature

This is the first American publication of Brodber's eagerly awaited third novel. In Louisiana: A Novel she explores her continuing fascination with the power of the past to live in the present.

Here, ...

A Place Called Mississippi

Edited by Marion Garrard Barnwell
Categories: Mississippi

Filled with serendipitous connections and contrasts, this volume of Mississippiana covers four hundred years. It begins with a selection from “A Gentleman from Elvas,” written in 1541, and ends with ...