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- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00
Focusing on key works of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American literary realism, Barrish traces the emergence of new ways of gaining intellectual prestige and some degree of cultural recognition. This book is the first extended treatment of a genre, realism, central to our understanding of American literature. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.00
Reading by Starlight explores the characteristics in the writing, marketing and reception of science fiction which distinguish it as a genre. Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its intricate coded language and discursive `encyclopaedia'. He shows how, for perfect understanding, sci-fi readers must... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95
Introducing Children's Literature is an ideal guide to reading children's literature through the perspective of literary history. Focusing on the major literary movements from Romanticism to Postmodernism, Thacker and Webb examine the concerns of each period and the ways in which these concerns influence and are influenced by the children's literature... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 27.00
This Companion presents new essays covering the one hundred and fifty year history of the African American novel. Experts in the field from the US and Europe address some of the major issues in the genre: passing, the Protest novel, the Blues novel, and womanism among others. more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 49.99
This collection of three short novels about major Afro-American leaders (Frederick Douglass's "The Heroic Slave", Martin Delany's "Blake" and William Wells Brown's "Clotelle"), along with critical essays by the editor, explores the issue of black revolutionary violence in modern America. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 34.00
The frontier novel of white-Indian conflict formed an apt analogy for the problem of slavery. By uncovering the sentimental aspects of this genre, Ezra Tawil reveals the influence of the 'Indian novel' of the 1820s on the sentimental novel of slavery, producing a new way of reading Uncle Tom's Cabin. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.95
There?s been a revolution in American popular fiction. The writers who dominated the bestseller lists a generation ago with blockbuster novels about movie stars and exotic foreign lands have been replaced by a new generation writing a new kind of bestseller, one that hooks readers with crime, suspense, and ever-increasing violence. Patrick Anderson,... more...
- Routledge 2006; US$ 75.00
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50
Kevin Bell surveys fiction by Conrad, Woolf, Faulkner, West, Ellison, and Himes to argue that modernism exposes cultural identities such as blackness as mere strategies of conforming the self into belonging. For while blackness operates as a standard figural expression for disorientation, its presumably ?voided? character is reprojected in this work... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 90.00
In African-American Servitude and Historical Imaginings Margaret Jordan initiates a new way of looking at the African American presence in American literature. Twentieth-century retrospective fiction is the site for this compelling investigation about how African American servants and slaves have enormous utility as cultural artifacts, objects to... more...