Richard Gray

  • A History of American Poetry presents a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their pre-Columbian origins to the present day. Offers a detailed and accessible account of the entire range of American poetry Situates the story of American poetry within crucial social and historical contexts, and places individual poets and poems in the relevant intertextual contexts Explores and interprets American poetry in terms of the international positioning and multicultural character of the United States Provides readers with a means to understand the individual works and personalities that helped to shape one of the most significant bodies of literature of the past few centuries

  • A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day.Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literatureCovers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fictionConsiders how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty yearsOffers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey textProvides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States
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  • Updated throughout and with much new material, A History of American Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of American Literature from pre-Columbian times to the present. The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of American literature available todayCovers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as other forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller, and science fictionExplores the plural character of American literature, including the contributions made by African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American writersConsiders how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past?thirty yearsSituates American literature in the contexts of American history, politics and societyOffers an invaluable introduction to American literature for students at all levels, academic and general readers

  • After the Fall

    Richard Gray

    After the Fall presents a timely and provocative examination of the impact and implications of 9/11 and the war on terror on American culture and literature. Presents the first detailed interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of crisis Develops a timely and provocative arguement about literature and trauma Relates U.S. writing since 9/11 to crucial social and historical changes in the U.S. and elsewhere Places U.S. writing in the context of the transformed position of the U.S. in a world characterized by political, economic, and military crisis; transnational drift; the resurgence of religious fundamentalism; and the apparent triumph of global capitalism

  • Medicines are the most common form of treatment for those with mental health problems worldwide. Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is the first detailed evidence-based medicines management text for mental health practitioners in the UK.
    Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is divided into two parts. Part one provides mental health nurses and other mental health workers with a detailed understanding of the evidence-base for medicines management covering subjects including psychotropic medication and co-morbidity. Part two addresses the practical implications for clinical practice and provides vital guidance on prescribing and medicines management, working with service users, treatment adherence, evaluation skills and problem solving as well as specific advice relating to the realities of practice.
    Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is an essential resource for mental health nurses and mental health practitioners.
    o Discusses evidence-based interventions
    o Outlines the main types of medicines offered
    o Discusses co-morbidity
    o Outlines a model of medicines management
    o Discusses good prescribing practice

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