Literary Criticism

An Open Map

The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson
Edited by Robert J. BertholfDale M. Smith

The 130 letters collected in this volume begin in 1947 just after Robert Duncan and Charles Olson first meet in Berkeley, California, and continue to Olson’s death in January 1970.

Sovereign Stories and Blood Memories

Sovereign Stories and Blood Memories

Native American Women's Autobiography
By Annette Angela Portillo

Portillo analyzes traditional autobiographies and memoirs alongside interviews and social media to explore the intricacies of Native American women’s voices and the stories that they share.

The Collected Letters of Charles Olson and J. H. Prynne

Edited by Ryan Dobran

Edited by poet and scholar Ryan Dobran, this volume of correspondence between the American poet Charles Olson (1910–1970) and the English poet J. H. Prynne (b. 1936) sheds light on a little-known but incredibly influential aspect of twentieth-century transatlantic literary culture.

The Olson Codex

Projective Verse and the Problem of Mayan Glyphs
By Dennis Tedlock

In The Olson Codex, Tedlock describes and examines Olson’s efforts to decipher Mayan hieroglyphics, giving Olson’s work in Mexico the place it deserves within twentieth-century poetry and poetics.

Masquerade and Social Justice in Contemporary Latin American Fiction

By Helene Carol Weldt-Basson

Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines philosophy, history, psychology, literature, and social justice theory, this study delineates the synergistic connection between masquerade and social justice in Latin American fiction.

With a Book in Their Hands

Chicano/a Readers and Readerships across the Centuries
Edited by Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez

In this collection, Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez gathers diverse and passionate accounts of reading drawn from several research projects aimed at documenting Chicana and Chicano reading practices and experiences.

The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones

A Critical Companion
Edited by Billy J. Stratton

The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones offers the first collection of scholarship on Jones’s ever-expanding oeuvre.

The Birth of the Imagination

William Carlos Williams on Form
By Bruce Holsapple

While focusing primarily on Williams’s experimental works, including the novellas, this innovative study charts how significant features in Williams’s poetry result from specific imaginative practices.

America Unbound

Encyclopedic Literature and Hemispheric Studies
By Antonio Barrenechea

This original contribution to hemispheric American literary studies comprises readings of three important novels from Mexico, Canada, and the United States: Carlos Fuentes’s Terra Nostra, Quebecois writer Jacques Poulin’s Volkswagen Blues, and Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead.

Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller

New Perspectives
Edited by Catherine Rainwater

The essays collected in this book, addressing both the original edition of Storyteller and the 2012 revision, use the growth in understanding of Native American literature in general and of Silko’s work in particular to unpack this fascinating work and its critical reception over the years.

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