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  • Gay Fiction Speaksby Richard Canning

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 27.99

    A collection of in-depth analytical interviews with twelve of the best-known gay novelists writing in English today, including Armistead Maupin, David Leavitt, Alan Garganus, and others. more...

  • Corridorby Kate Marshall

    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...

  • The Literary Life of Thingsby Babette Bärbel Tischleder

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 31.29

    Whether in the street or the microcosm of the home, the life of things conjoins human subjects and inanimate objects. Engaging a great range of American literature?from Harriet Beecher Stowe and Edith Wharton to Vladimir Nabokov and Jonathan Franzen?the book illuminates scenes of animation that disclose the aesthetic, affective, and ethical dimensions... more...

  • Fake Identity?by Laura Browder; Ramin Djahazi; Maryann Henck; Martin Holtz; Christian Knirsch; Yulia Kozyrakis; Jan D. Kucharzewski; Stefan Löchle; Stefanie Mueller; Caroline Rosenthal; Stefanie Schäfer; Wieland Schwanebeck; Drew Hayden Taylor; Caroline Rosenthal; Stefanie Schäfer

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 33.19

    Hochstapler geben vor, jemand zu sein, der sie nicht sind. Sie konstruieren eine Lebensgeschichte, die sich bestimmter kultureller Vorannahmen und Stereotype bedient, um für andere glaubhaft zu sein. Doch ist Identität nicht stets auch Produkt eines erzählerischen Selbstentwurfs? Am Beispiel von wahren und imaginierten Fällen von Betrügern in Nordamerika... more...

  • Southern Women Novelists and the Civil Warby Sharon Talley

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 74.00

    During and after the Civil War, southern women played a critical role in shaping the South?s evolving collective memory by penning journals and diaries, historical accounts, memoirs, and literary interpretations of the war. While a few of these writings?most notably Mary Chesnut?s diaries and Margaret Mitchell?s novel, Gone with the Wind ?have... more...

  • Von Menschen, die glauben, schreiben und wissenby Kaspar Greyerz; Kim Siebenhüner; Roberto Zaugg

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 31.29

    Kaspar von Greyerz hat mit seinen Arbeiten zur Selbstzeugnisforschung und zur Religions- und Wissensgeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit die historiografischen Debatten maßgeblich mitgeprägt. Dieser Band versammelt seine wichtigsten Texte aus fünf Jahrzehnten, die zentrale Fragen der Frühneuzeitforschung berühren: Wie sehr war die Reformation von Brüchen... more...

  • Fictions Inc.by Ralph Clare

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Fictions Inc. explores how depictions of the corporation in American literature, film, and popular culture have changed over time. Beginning with perhaps the most famous depiction of a corporation?Frank Norris?s The Octopus ?Ralph Clare traces this figure as it shifts from monster to man, from force to ?individual,? and from American industry to... more...

  • Small Towns in Recent American Crime Fictionby David Geherin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Small towns have long been a commonplace setting in crime and mystery fiction, but usually only in cozy mysteries. The crimes in these novels typically are solved by amateur sleuths like Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, whose efforts restore tranquility to a quiet community. But in recent years writers of realistic crime fiction have discovered fresh... more...

  • New York and the Literary Imaginationby Edward Margolies

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    This work reveals the myths of New York and the various, often paradoxical ways that authors have portrayed New York City. Part One examines New York from the perspectives of a New York aristocracy (e.g. Henry James), immigrants (e.g. Mario Puzo), African Americans (e.g. Ralph Ellison), and Jews (e.g. Daniel Fuchs). Part Two studies variations and... more...

  • The Ideology of Conduct (Routledge Revivals)by Nancy Armstrong; Leonard Tennenhouse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    In The Ideology of Conduct , first published in 1987, scholars from various fields, from the medieval period to the present day, discuss literature in which the sole purpose is to instruct women in how to make themselves desirable. This collection investigates how middle-class writers who had long emulated the behaviour of the aristocracy began... more...