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Latina/os and WWII: Mobility, Agency, and Ideology
Olguín, Ben

The first book-length study of Latina/o experiences in World War II over a...

The Signifying Eye:  Seeing Faulkner's Art by Candace Waid
The Signifying Eye: Seeing Faulkner’s Art
Waid, Candace

A bold book, built of close readings,...

A Forward Glance: New Essays on Edith Wharton
Waid, Candace

This collection focuses on questions of biography, autobiography and aesthetics in...

Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence, Norton Critical Edition
Waid, Candace

The text of Wharton’s richly allusive Pulitzer Prize–winning...

La Pinta: Chicana/o History, Culture, and Politics
Olguín, Ben

In this groundbreaking study based on archival research about Chicana and...

Red Leather Gloves
Olguín, Ben

2015 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas Foco Award for Poetry
IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Poetry Award...

Whitman Possessed: Poetry, Sexuality, and Popular Authority
Maslan, Mark

Whitman has long been more than a celebrated American author...

At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous: Poems from Cuba Libre
Olguín, Ben

In the tradition of testimonial poets raúlrsalinas, Carolyn Forché, Luís...