Literary Criticism

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.

The Will to Heal

Psychological Recovery in the Novels of Latina Writers
By Felicia Fahey

How six Latina authors, whose works combine autobiography and fiction, use this technique to heal from personal and political trauma.

Conversations with Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Writers

Edited by Hector Torres

Interviews with major Chicana/o authors are the basis for this examination of the commonality of issues in the work of each of them.

American Indian Literary Nationalism

By Jace WeaverRobert WarriorCraig Womack

A study of Native literature from the perspective of national sovereignty and self-determination.

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