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  • The Social Selfby Joseph Alkana

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    American literary history of the nineteenth-century as a conflict between individualistic writers and a conformist society. In The Social Self, Joseph Alkana argues that such a dichotomy misrepresents the views of many authors. Sudden changes caused by the industrial revolution, urban development, increased immigration, and regional conflicts... more...

  • Naturalism in American Fictionby John J. Conder

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this closely reasoned study, John J. Conder has created a new and more vital understanding of naturalism in American literature. Moving from the Hobbesian dilemma between causation and free will down through Bergson's concept of dual selves, Conder defines a view of determinism so rich in possibilities that it can serve as the inspiration of literary... more...

  • What Is Fiction For?by Bernard Harrison

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    How can literature, which consists of nothing more than the description of imaginary events and situations, offer any insight into the workings of "human reality" or "the human condition"? Can mere words illuminate something that we call "reality"? Bernard Harrison answers these questions in this profoundly original work that seeks to re-enfranchise... more...

  • Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Bluesby R.P. Clair

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Professor Delta Quinn teams with investigative reporter Caleb Barthes to unravel the mystery of the zombie seed, the genetically-modified follow-up to the "terminator seed." This fact-based fiction is an academic novel that relies on fast-paced action as well as theoretical insights. Using the cultural icon of the zombie to address work alienation... more...

  • Texts Of Desireby USA. Linda K. Christian-Smith University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Dialectic of Self and Storyby Robert Durante

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 147.00

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • "Das Gepräge des Außerordentlichen"by Hartmut Steinecke

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2015; US$ 37.46

    Der 18-jährige Harry Heine schenkte seiner Cousine Fanny 1816 E.T.A. Hoffmanns Roman ?Die Elixiere des Teufels?. Der Fund dieses Dedikationsexemplars im Jahr 1979 blieb in der Forschung fast unbeachtet, die sich mit Heines Hoffmann-Lektüren und deren Bedeutung für sein Romantikverständnis ohnehin nur peripher befasste. Dabei bekannte Heine, dass er... more...

  • Altered Egosby G. Thomas Couser

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 124.99

    This book is concerned with the "authority" of autobiography, seeing it as a shifting ground on which writers struggle for literary control over their lives against the constraints of genre, language, and society. more...

  • The Coupling Conventionby Ann duCille

    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...

  • Walking Pointby Thomas Myers

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 99.99

    An assessment of the most important novels and memoirs written by Americans about Vietnam, considered under the headings of realism, the classical memoir, black humour, revised romanticism. and mnemonic narrative. more...