Literary Criticism

Native Women and Land

Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence
By Stephanie J. Fitzgerald

“What roles do literary and community texts and social media play in the memory, politics, and lived experience of those dispossessed?” Fitzgerald asks this question in her introduction and sets out to answer it in her study of literature and social media by (primarily) Native women who are writing about and often actively protesting against displacement caused both by forced relocation and environmental disaster.

Abbey in America

A Philosopher's Legacy in a New Century
Edited by John A. Murray

Abbey in America, published forty years after Abbey’s popular novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, features an all-star list of contributors, including journalists, authors, scholars, and two of Abbey’s best friends, as they explore Abbey’s ideas and legacy through their unique literary, personal, and scholarly perspectives.

The Wild That Attracts Us

New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers
Edited by ShaunAnne Tangney

The first collection in twenty years of essays on Robinson Jeffers, one of the great American poets of the twentieth century, this work signals the sea change in Jeffers scholarship, as well as the increasing breadth and depth of criticism of the literature of the American West.

Cormac McCarthy

New Directions
Edited by James D. Lilley

Critics have been quick to address Cormac McCarthy’s indebtedness to southern literature, Christianity, and existential thought, but the essays in this collection are among the first to tackle such issues as gender and race in McCarthy’s work.

Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn

The Collected Letters
Edited by Claudia Moreno Pisano

The letters of Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn offer a vivid picture of American lives connecting around poetry during a tumultuous time of change and immense creativity.

The Riddle of Cantinflas

Essays on Hispanic Popular Culture
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans’s collection of essays on kitsch and high art in the Americas makes a return with twenty-one colorful essays and conversations that deliver Stavans’s trademark wit and provocative analysis.

Gerald Vizenor

Texts and Contexts
By Deborah L. MadsenA. Robert Lee

This essay collection offers an overview of Vizenor scholarship through close reading of his texts and exploration of the intellectual contexts in which they are situated.

Simon J. Ortiz

A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous Continuance
Edited by Susan Brill de RamírezEvelina Lucero

This volume reveals the insights and aesthetics of Ortiz's indigenous lens.

Explorations in Navajo Poetry and Poetics

By Anthony K. Webster

"This book is about the ways that the how of the story and the what of the story are intertwined."--from the Introduction

Speak Like Singing

Classics of Native American Literature
By Kenneth Lincoln

Speak Like Singing honors talk-song visions for all relatives and seeks to plumb, if not to reconcile, Native and American poetics, tribal chorus, and solitary vision.

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