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Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

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In Search of Asylum: The Later Writings of Eric Walrond

Eric Walrond is one of the great underexamined figures of the Harlem Renaissance and the Caribbean diaspora. Compiling Walrond’s European journalism and later fiction, as well as the pieces he wrote during the 1950s at Roundway Hospital in Wiltshire, England, where he was a voluntary patient, this collection at last fills in the biographical gaps in Walrond’s life. It provides insights into the contours of his later work and the cultural climates in which he functioned between 1928 and his death in 1966.

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Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

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The Cubalogues: Beat Writers in Revolutionary Havana

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Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views

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Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Henry David Thoreau, one of America’s most prominent environmental writers, supported himself as a land surveyor for much of his life, parceling land that would be sold off to loggers. In the only study of its kind, Patrick Chura analyzes this seeming contradiction to show how the best surveyor in Concord combined civil engineering with civil disobedience.

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Who's Afraid of James Joyce?

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Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity

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Modernist Cultural Studies

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The Mystery

A hybrid novel combining modernist stream-of-consciousness and medieval legend, The Mystery completes H.D.'s cycle of romances following The Sword Went Out to Sea and White Rose and the Red. It reveals her feminist theology and writes finis to her obsession with spiritualism. Jane Augustine's introduction and extensive notes provide a significantly enlarged view of H.D.'s religious thinking.