There are countless books and authors that could be featured in the Rowman & Littlefield book series "Great Authors/Great Books" (www.rowman.com), edited by Bob Batchelor (www.bobbatchelor.com), Miami University.
The first book under contract in the series is Josef Benson's (Wisconsin-Parkside) analysis of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. For a model in understanding the kind of books the series plans to publish, one might consider Gatsby: The Cultural History of the Great American Novel by Bob Batchelor.
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Great Authors/Great Books