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- Wiley 2010; US$ 39.95
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 literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other... more...
- Cybereditions 2001; US$ 17.95
Brian Boyd's classic study explores the relationship between the obvious dazzle of Nabokov's style and the unsuspected depths of his thought before focusing on his richest and most surprising novel. This 'stunning', 'magnificent' first book by 'the great man of Nabokov studies', which 'provides not only the best commentary on Ada , but also a... more...
- Cybereditions 2000; US$ 15.95
This book gives the study of literature a powerful psychoanalytic model for the literary process. The first edition of Poems in Persons established American-style reader-response criticism and showed how this new understanding applies to all kinds of human psychological processes. This second revised edition adds important new developments to... more...
- Cybereditions 2000; US$ 12.95
An updated and revised edition of a classic study, this widely cited book presents a lucid review of all of Jewett's work, which includes nearly 200 stories and novels. In a new preface Donovan discusses the 'culture war' that has recently erupted over Jewett. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
Between 1800 and the First World War, white middle-class men were depicted various forms of literature as weak and nervous. This book explores cultural writings dedicated to the physical and mental health of the male subject, showing that men have mobilized gender constructions repeatedly and self-consciously to position themselves within the culture.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.95
One of the few available books of criticism on the topic, this monograph presents the fullest account to date of Don DeLillo's writing, situating his oeuvre within a wider analysis of the condition of contemporary fiction, and dealing with his entire work in relation to contemporary political and economic concerns for the fist time. Providing a... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 139.00
Examines how key nineteenth-century American writers attempted to combat, understand, and incorporate the advent of photography in their fiction and analyzes the impact of photography on narrative histories of the nineteenth century. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 34.99
When and why do groups target each other for extermination? How do seemingly normal people become participants in genocide? Why do some individuals come to the rescue of members of targeted groups, while others just passively observe their victimization? And how do perpetrators and bystanders later come to terms with the choices that they made? These... more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 55.00
In Writing After War, John Limon develops a theory of the relationship of war in general to literature in general, in order to make sense of American literary history in particular. Applying the work of war theorists Carl von Clausewitz and Elaine Scarry, John Limon argues that The Iliad inaugurates Western literature on the failure of war to be duel-like,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 109.99
This book focuses on the intense intimacy between author and first-person narrator in the fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and James in order to defend the beleaguered "I" in these works against the depersonalizing tendencies of postructuralism. In reaffirming the importance of the human subject for the study of narrative, Auerbach shows how the first person... more...