The Earliest African American Literatures

Zachary Hutchins

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  • ISBN: 9781469665603
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Frodo's Wound

Krishnan Venkatesh

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  • ISBN: 9780881468014
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Paper Electronic Literature

Richard Hughes Gibson

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  • ISBN: 9781625346001
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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fretwork

Michele Glazer

Fretwork hazards a response to its dilemma by turning, skeptically and resiliently, toward the materials of lyric poetry and empathetic action, however fragmented and fragile. Glazer’s poems are sculpted word by word, their forms evoking both organic process and machined exactness. Their voice blends command and humility, openness and terseness, generosity and rigor, gravity and mordant humor.  

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  • ISBN: 9781609387945
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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The Resurrectionists

Michael Collins

PNBA Novel of the YearNew York Times Notable Book of the YearHaunted by the deaths of his parents and uncle, Frank Cassidy journeys north to dispute a cousin's claim to the family farm, where he meets a stranger who might resolve mysteries about Frank's past.

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  • ISBN: 9781609388003
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The Death of a Writer

Michael Collins

For Robert Pendleton, a professor clinging to tenure and living in the shambles of his once-bright literary career, death seems to be the only remaining option. But his suicide attempt fails, halted at the last moment by the intervention of Adi Wiltshire, a graduate student battling her own demons of failure and thwarted ambition. During Pendleton's long convalescence, Adi discovers a novel hidden in his basement: a brilliant, semi-autobiographical story with a gruesome child-murder at its core. The publication of Scream causes a storm of publicity: a whirlwind into which Adi, Horowitz and the still-incapacitated Pendleton are thrust. The novel is treated as an existential masterpiece and looks set to bring its author the success he's always sought – when, ironically, he is no longer in a condition to appreciate it – until questions begin to be asked about its content: in particular about the uncanny resemblance between Pendleton's fictional crime and a real-life, unresolved local murder. Enter Jon Ryder, a world-weary detective who could have walked off the pages of a police thriller, and the hunt for the murderer is on.

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  • ISBN: 9781609388027
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The Boundaries of Their Dwelling

Blake Sanz

Moving between the American South and Mexico, these stories explore how immigrant and native characters are shaped by absent family and geography. A Chilanga teen wins a trip to Miami to film a reality show about family while pining for the American brother she’s never met. A Louisiana carpenter tends to his drug-addicted son while rebuilding his house after a slew of hurricanes. A New Orleans ne’er-do-well opens a Catholic-themed bar in the wake of his devout mother’s death. A village girl from Chiapas baptizes her infant on a trek toward the U.S. border. In the collection’s second half, we follow a Veracruzan-born drifter, Manuel, and his estranged American son, Tommy. Over decades, they negotiate separate nations and personal tragicomedies on their journeys from innocence to experience. Years later, as Manuel nears death and Tommy reaches middle age, they reconnect, embarking on a mission to jointly interview a former riot policeman about his military days; in the process, father and son discover what it has meant to carry each other’s stories and memories from afar.  

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  • ISBN: 9781609388072
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Nothing To See

Pip Adam

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  • ISBN: 9781776563159
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Résistance

Édith Thomas

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  • ISBN: 9781603294997
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Tracing the (Post)Apartheid Novel Beyond 2000

Danyel Dimakatso Demir

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  • ISBN: 9781869144609
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England's Asian Renaissance

Su Fang Ng

England’s Asian Renaissance examines the often-subtle ways in which Asian cultures inflected the literature of early modern England, with an eye toward patterns of cross-cultural fertilization, mediation, and convergence. The collection moves away from hegemonic narratives of English cultural and political sovereignty to underscore the radically mobile nature of early modern culture.

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  • ISBN: 9781644532409
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 5: The Victorian Era

Joseph Black

This is a new edition of the fifth volume of an anthology that has been called the “new standard.”

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  • ISBN: 9781554814916
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Postcolonial Paris

Laila Amine

Expanding the narrow script of what it means to be Parisian, Laila Amine explores the novels, films, and street art made by Maghrebis, Franco-Arabs, and African Americans, including fiction by Charef, Chraïbi, Sebbar, Baldwin, Smith, and Wright, and such films as La haine, Made in France, Chouchou, and A Son.

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  • ISBN: 9780299315849
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Desire and Infinity in W. S. Merwin's Poetry

Feng Dong

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  • ISBN: 9780807176115
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DisPlace

Nduka Otiono

A selection of poetry from Otiono's previous collections that engage with multiple poetic traidtions and engage with Afripolitan life in the diaspora.

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  • ISBN: 9781771125383
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Encountering the Sovereign Other

Miriam C. Brown Spiers

Science fiction often operates as either an extended metaphor for human relationships or as a genuine attempt to encounter the alien Other. Both types of stories tend to rehearse the processes of colonialism, in which a sympathetic protagonist encounters and tames the unknown. Despite this logic, Native American writers have claimed the genre as a productive space in which they can critique historical colonialism and reassert the value of Indigenous worldviews. Encountering the Sovereign Other proposes a new theoretical framework for understanding Indigenous science fiction, placing Native theorists like Vine Deloria Jr. and Gregory Cajete in conversation with science fiction theorists like Darko Suvin, David Higgins, and Michael Pinsky. In response to older colonial discourses, many contemporary Indigenous authors insist that readers acknowledge their humanity while recognizing them as distinct peoples who maintain their own cultures, beliefs, and nationhood. Here author Miriam C. Brown Spiers analyzes four novels by such authors, demonstrating how Indigenous science fiction expands the boundaries of the genre while reinforcing the relevance of Indigenous knowledge.  

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  • ISBN: 9781611864052
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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita

Ruth Y. Hsu

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  • ISBN: 9781603295406
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Edna O'Brien and the Art of Fiction

Maureen O'Connor

Edna O’Brien and the Art of Fiction provides an urgent retrospective consideration of one of the English-speaking world’s best-selling and most prolific contemporary authors. This study considers the pioneering ways O’Brien represents women’s experience, family relationships, the natural world, sex, creativity, and death, and her work’s long anticipation of movements such as #metoo.

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  • ISBN: 9781684483365
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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The Unexpected Dante

Lucia Alma Wolf

The Unexpected Dante brings together five leading scholars who offer fresh perspectives on the interpretation and reception of The Divine Comedy. Some explore the poem’s esoteric allusions to topics ranging from musical instruments to Roman law, while others illustrate the depth and variety of this literary masterpiece’s global influence over the past seven centuries. Published by Bucknell University Press in association with the Library of Congress. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

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  • ISBN: 9781684483556
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A Critical Collection on Alejandro Morales

Marc García-Martínez

The fourteen essays included in this compendium examine Morales' novels and short stories.

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  • ISBN: 9780826363091
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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