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- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
Look Closer examines contemporary media texts that use American suburbia not just as a setting, but as a central component of narrative and thematic development. It discusses the myth of suburban perfection popularized by postwar sitcoms and advertisements and explores how the directors and producers behind today?s films and television series use... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites, disproportionate numbers of black prisoners, and disparities in health and access to healthcare suggest there is more to the story. David... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99
In Exploring Capitalist Fiction: Business through Literature and Film , Edward W. Younkins proposes that the use of imaginative literature to portray and explain the behavior of individuals in business is a method that is richer and more realistic than what is presented in journal articles, textbooks, and even case studies. Through critical examinations... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
In this volume, Doug Underwood asks whether much of what is now called literary journalism is, in fact, 'literary,' and whether it should rank with the great novels by such journalist-literary figures as Twain, Cather, and Hemingway, who believed that fiction was the better place for a realistic writer to express the important truths of life. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 195.00
A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95
Examining American realist fiction as it was informed and shaped by the music of the period, Sounding Real sheds new light on the profound musical and cultural change at the turn of the twentieth century. Sounding Real by Cristina L. Ruotolo examines landmark changes in American musical standards and tastes in the late-nineteenth and... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 137.50
By examining the novels of critically and commercially successful authors such as Sarah Dessen ( Someone Like You ), Stephenie Meyer (the Twilight series), and Laurie Halse Anderson ( Speak ), Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature explores the use of narrative intimacy as a means of reflecting... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 39.95
Fighting Words offers an entirely new understanding of what literary naturalism is and why it matters. Ira Wells, countering the standard narrative of literary naturalism’s much-touted concern with environmental and philosophical determinism, draws attention to the polemical essence of the genre and demonstrates how literary naturalists... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00
Corridor offers a series of conceptually provocative readings that illuminate a hidden and surprising relationship between architectural space and modern American fiction. By paying close attention to fictional descriptions of some of modernity?s least remarkable structures, Kate Marshall discovers a rich network of connections between corridors... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
This book is an exploration of how the relationship of evangelicals to the arts has been portrayed in fiction for the last century. The author argues that evangelicals are consistently seen as enemies of the arts by non-evangelical writers. The artist (typically represented by a literal artist, occasionally by a scientist or reluctant messiah) typically... more...