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- Jagiellonian University Press 2012; US$ 40.00
Among many types of life-writing genres that recently have not only become central to contemporary academic discourse, but also attracted wide readership, the biographical novel deserves special attention. Authors on Authors examines biographical-novel-about-a-writer – a sub-genre of biographical novel which takes a real writer and his/her life... more...
- Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95
The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...
- Wiley 1982; US$ 4.95
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems, you explore some 85 poems from one of America's... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
A groundbreaking study of the 'white other' figure in American intermarriage literature and film. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 72.00
Judy offers an alternative interpretation of literacy that challenges traditional Enlightenment discourse?s claim that literacy and reason are the privileged properties of Western culture. Judy argues, on the basis of his readings of autobiographical African-American Arabic slave narratives, that through the production of the Arabic text, the African... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 19.00
At first glance these poems (which read like one long odyssey) seem sweet and peaceful—like taking a walk in the woods. But then, things turn darker: a storm blows in—and with it some Aliens, Ghost and Ghoul, the Hanging Man. Luckily, Carlyle has a few good friends such as Ruth, the Hag, the Boy, who are staunch and true and faithful.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 95.00
A companion title to 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors, this book features another 100 biographical sketches and biographies of popular young adult authors. In addition to authors that did not appear in the first volume, dozens of fresh voices that have emerged in the field of young adult literature have been included. Carefully reviewed by a number... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 65.00
Who doesn't love a good mystery novel? Mystery titles frequently top best-seller lists and appeal to a wide range of readers. For enthusiastic fans of this genre, the backgrounds of the authors of today's best mystery and crime books can be just as engrossing as the stories they tell. more...
- ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 95.00
The book focuses on individuals writing in the '90s, but also includes 12 classic authors (e.g., Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, J.R.R. Tolkien) who are still widely read by teens. It also covers some authors known primarily for adult literature (e.g., Stephen King) and some who write mainly for middle readers but are also popular among young adults... more...
- Agate Publishing 2011; US$ 12.00
A reissue of the first book of short plays from The Neo-Futurists' long-running late night show "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind." more...