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  • Done for a Dimeby David Corbett

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 13.11

    Before becoming a novelist, David Corbett (b. 1953) spent fifteen years as an investigator for the San Francisco private detective agency Palladino & Sutherland, working on several high-profile cases. In 1995, he left to help his wife set up her own law firm, and in 2000 he sold his first novel, The Devil's Redhead , a thriller about a reformed... more...

  • Fictions in Autobiography: Studies in the Art of Self-Inventionby Paul John Eakin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    Investigating autobiographical writing of Mary McCarthy, Henry James, Jean-Paul Sartre, Saul Friedlander, and Maxine Hong Kingston, this book argues that autobiographical truth is not a fixed but an evolving content in a process of self-creation. Further, Paul John Eakin contends, the self at the center of all autobiography is necessarily fictive.... more...

  • Bury Thisby Andrea Portes

    Soft Skull Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    If twenty-five years can discover the internet, the cell phone, this thing called the iPod, can twenty-five years discover the secret of a girl murdered, abandoned, by the side of the road? That is the haunting premise of Bury This , an impressionistic literary thriller about the murder of a young girl in small-town Michigan in 1979. Beth Krause... more...

  • Prelude to Bruiseby Saeed Jones

    Coffee House Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Saeed Jones is the author of the chapbook When the Only Light is Fire (2011, Sibling Rivalry Press). His work has appeared in Best Gay Stories 2013 , Guernica , Ebony Magazine , The Rumpus , Hayden's Ferry Review and West Branch among other publications. Jones received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University – Newark and... more...

  • Ibn Tufaylby Taneli Kukkonen

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    Ibn Tufayl (1105–1185) was an Andalusian courtier, philosopher, Sufi master, and royal physician to the Almohad Caliphs. He inspired the 12th-century Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy and through his sponsorship he was also responsible for the career of the most renowned Aristotelian of medieval times, Abu al-Walid Ibn Rushd (the Latin... more...

  • Epistolary Responsesby Anne Bower

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Epistolary Responses explores the transformative nature of epistolary fiction and criticism in letter form from a largely feminist perspective. While most scholarly work to date has focused on 17th- and 18th-century manifestations of this genre, Bower's study concentrates on epistolary fiction by contemporary American writers published between... more...

  • The Orphan Skyby Ella Leya

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 14.99

    Set at the crossroads of Turkish, Persian and Russian cultures under the red flag of Communism in the late 1970s, The Orphan Sky reveals one woman's struggle to reconcile her ideals with the corrupt world around her, and to decide whether to betray her country or her heart. Leila is a young classical pianist who dreams of winning international competitions... more...

  • Geschichte oder Geschichten? Literarische Historiographie am Beispiel von Adam Scharrers ?Vaterlandslose Gesellen? und Uwe Timms ?Morenga?by Christian Volkmann; Stefan Greif; Günter Helmes

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 27.18

    Wie kann Literatur historisches Wissen fassen und präsentieren? Welche neuen Perspektiven und Lesarten der Geschichte vermag sie als Historiographie mithilfe ihrer erzählerischen Techniken und Innovationen zu eröffnen? In seiner Untersuchung der Romane Vaterlandslose Gesellen von Adam Scharrer (1929) und Morenga von Uwe Timm (1978) spürt Christian... more...

  • Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realistsby Robert Rebein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Robert Rebein argues that much literary fiction of the 1980s and 90s represents a triumphant, if tortured, return to questions about place and the individual that inspired the works of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Faulkner, and other giants of American literature. Concentrating on the realist bent and regional orientation in contemporary fiction, he... more...

  • New Strangers in Paradiseby Gilbert H. Muller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    New Strangers in Paradise offers the first in-depth account of the ways in which contemporary American fiction has been shaped by the successive generations of immigrants to reach U.S. shores. Gilbert Muller reveals how the intersections of peoples, regions, and competing cultural histories have remade the American cultural landscape in the aftermath... more...