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- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 27.99
America's post-World War II prosperity created a boom in higher education, expanding the number of university-educated readers and making a new literary politics possible. Writers began to direct their work toward the growing professional class, and the American public in turn became more open to literary culture. This relationship imbued fiction... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 60.00
While some cultural critics are pronouncing the death of the novel, a whole generation of novelists have turned to other media with curiosity rather than fear. These novelists are not simply incorporating references to other media into their work for the sake of verisimilitude, they are also engaging precisely such media as a way of talking about... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 50.00
Experimentation with the speech of characters has been hailed by Gérard Genette as “one of the main paths of emancipation in the modern novel.” Dialogue as a stylistic and narrative device is a key feature in the development of the novel as a genre, yet it is also a phenomenon little acknowledged or explored in the critical literature.... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2003; US$ 125.00
Popular Culture -- Literary Criticism --> In art, myth, and popular culture, romance is connected with the realm of emotions, private thought, and sentimentality. History, its counterpart, is the seemingly objective compendium of public fact. In theory, the two genres are diametrically opposed, offering widely divergent views of human experience.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction. Although some work has been published, none of it is recent. The essays herein explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision very... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 139.00
This book analyses the work of Herman Melville, John Dos Passos and Zora Neale Hurston alongside biographical materials and discourses on the body. more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 29.99
Spanning the period 1853 to 1948, this study explores the nascence of literary activity among American black women and goes on to investigate the cultural climate which led some of the most prominent to use the marriage convention as a means of exploring questions of sexuality and relationships. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00
Cindy Weinstein's book radically revises our understanding of nineteenth-century sentimental literature. Weinstein argues that these novels are far more complex than critics have suggested. Through intensive close readings of a wide range of novels, she demonstrates the aesthetic and political complexities in this important and influential genre. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 125.00
This introduction to the concept of ideology provides an overview of the term and considers its impact on literary theory. It analyses the history of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its contemporary incarnations, providing readers with a useful overview of key terms and issues. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 25.00
A comprehensive introduction to the genre from Edgar Allen Poe to Raymond Carver. more...