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  • Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiorsby Gary Totten; Emily J. Orlando; Jamie Barlowe; Jacqueline Wilson-Jordan; Karin Roffman; J. Michael Duvall; Linda S. Watts; Deborah Zak; Lyn Bennett; Jennifer Shepherd; Carol Sapora

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In Edith Wharton?s works, references to architecture, interior decoration, painting, sculpture, and fashion abound. As these essays demonstrate, art and objects are for Wharton evidence of cultural belief and reflect the values, assumptions, and customs of the burgeoning consumer culture in which she lived and about which she wrote. Furthermore,... more...

  • Ultimatum from Paradiseby Jacqueline Osherow

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    In this collection, Jacqueline Osherow gives us perfectly formed, musical poems that glide between the worlds of art, architecture, literature, and religion. Traveling through Europe, Tel Aviv, and New York, Osherow observes with a keen eye the details of objects -- beautiful buildings and ancient artifacts -- and of the conversations and interactions... more...

  • The Devil in Musicby Kate Ross

    Felony & Mayhem Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Julian Kestrel, gentleman sleuth and dandy, becomes fascinated with the unsolved case of the murder of a Milanese aristocrat and the disappearance of his protégé, a brilliant young English opera singer. What has become of the singer?s fiancée and the aristocrat?s notoriously surly manservant? Could the murder be tied to Italy?s tumultuous politics?... more...

  • Author Under Sailby James (Jay) W. Williams

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 90.00

    In Author Under Sail , Jay Williams offers the first complete literary biography of Jack London as a professional writer engaged in the labor of writing. It examines the authorial imagination in London?s work, the use of imagination in both his fiction and nonfiction, and the ways he defined imagination in the creative process in his business dealings... more...

  • Children Are Diamondsby Edward Hoagland

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 23.95

    This is not the Africa of Isak Dinesen, nor the Africa of Joy Adamson. This is the Africa of civil wars and tribal massacres, where the Lord?s Resistance Army recruits child-soldiers after forcing them to kill their parents and eat their hearts. The aid workers who voluntarily subject themselves to life here are a breed of their own. Meet Hickey,... more...

  • Stephen King's Contemporary Classicsby Philip L. Simpson; Patrick McAleer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing , published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key , The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon , Under the Dome , Joyland , and Dr. Sleep . more...

  • Recollecting Dante's Divine Comedy in the Novels of Mark Helprinby Sara MacDonald; Barry Craig

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book studies the novels of writer Mark Helprin in relation to Dante?s Divine Comedy by demonstrating that Helprin?s novels are both popular works of literature and serious explorations of philosophical and political themes. In the end, Helprin?s novels offer a robust defense of liberal democracy, while advocating for ancient virtue.... more...

  • Die Kunst des Ehebruchsby Wolfgang Matz

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 20.74

    Überraschend neue Blicke auf drei Meisterwerke der Moderne - Wolfgang Matz bietet eine atemlose Lektüre. Liebe und Betrug sind die ewigen Themen der Literatur, von Tristan und Isolde bis Don Giovanni - mitten im 19. Jahrhundert taucht aber plötzlich im Gesellschaftsroman eine neue Variante der alten Geschichte auf: der Ehebruch in der bürgerlichen... more...

  • Gertrude Stein and the Reinvention of Rhetoricby Sharon J. Kirsch

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Gertrude Stein is recognized as an iconic and canonical literary modernist. In Gertrude Stein and the Reinvention of Rhetoric , Sharon J. Kirsch broadens our understanding of Stein?s influence to include her impact on the field of rhetoric.   For humanities scholars as well as popular audiences, the relationship between rhetoric and literature remains... more...

  • Autobiographie aus Eisby Choi Seung-Ho; Kyunghee Park; Kurt Drawert

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 16.51

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Koreaner Choi Seung-Ho wird oft als Zivilisationskritiker bezeichnet, der den Zerstörungen des industriellen Zeitalters nachfragt. Seine Gedichte berufen sich auf die Schönheit des Alltäglichen und suchen nach einer Einheit des Menschen mit der Natur. Während er in den frühen Büchern die Erkundung der realen Welt durch das Individuum... more...