Description : This leading, two-volume anthology represents America's literary heritage from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Alice Walker. Volume II begins with Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson and moves through Toni Morrison. It reflects a continued emphasis on cultural plurality, and multiple selections by authors that enables readers to compare and contrast different works. Numerous editions in their entirety include Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Crane's The Red Badge of Courage; William's The Glass Menagerie; Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; and Miller's Death of a Salesman. Also featured are shorter works—such as “How to Tell a Story,” by Mark Twain; Poems by Rita Dove; short stories by Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, and Toni Morrison. For modern scholars of America's literary history, and readers who simply love to read—especially the classics.
Description : Representing the largest expansion between editions, this updated volume of Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections is the standard location tool for full-length plays published in collections and anthologies in England and the United States throughout the 20th century and beyond. This new volume lists more than 3,500 new plays and 2,000 new authors, as well as birth and/or death information for hundreds of authors.
Description : This dynamic process mirrored the nation-building and national disintegration experienced in the U.S. between the Revolution and the Civil War. The story of these Upland Southerners is also unique, shedding light on the meaning of the South for those who left it, on the new republic's ability to overcome sectional loyalties, and on the creation of a new region, the Midwest.
Description : This volume is the third in a three-part series which contains a collection of African-American slave narratives of the 19th century. Each narrative is accompanied by a preface, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading. Many of the narratives were influential when first published.
Description : An excellent collection of essays about colonial Lain America that help us to rethink and reconfigure the traditional canon and issues of representation. The essays range from a consideration Amerindian codes of map-making to the career of a transvestie nun. Contributors include Walter Mignolo, Maureen Ahern, Abel Aives, Rolena Adorno, Lucia Helena Santiago Costigan, Pedro Lasarte, Raquel Chang-Rodrigez, Regina Harrison. Asuncion Lavrin, Stephanie Merrim, Nina M. Scott, Antonio Carreno, Julie Greer Johnson, Karen Stolley, and Antonia Benitez-Rojo