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  • American Women Short Story Writersby Julie Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    This collection of original and classic essays examines the contributions that female authors have made to the short story. The introductory chapter discusses why genre critics have ignored works by women and why feminist scholars have ignored the short story genre. Subsequent chapters discuss early stories by such authors as Lydia Maria Child and... more...

  • Born to Travelby Jan Frazier

    Hellgate Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    Tasha Nelson - romantic, inquisitive, charming and in need of a break from life after her husband dies - asks for a leave of absence from her teaching job. She wants to get away for six months in order to try to put life together again. Little does she realize the extent of what she will discover about her inner-most self during her travels.Tasha visits... more...

  • 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...

  • Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fictionby Judie Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the possibility of terror ? whether state or non-state, external... more...

  • Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fictionby William Vesterman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    How have twentieth-century writers used techniques in fiction to communicate the human experience of time? Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction explores this question by analyzing major narratives of the last century that demonstrate how time becomes variously manifested to reflect and illuminate its operation in our lives. Offering... 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...

  • Hypermasculinities in the Contemporary Novelby Josef Benson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    This book examines exaggerated masculinities in select novels by James Baldwin, Cormac McCarthy, and Toni Morrison. Through this analysis Josef Benson connects the masculinities of frontier figures with black male protagonists in postwar American novels, and how these novels present alternative ideal masculinities. more...

  • The New Orleans of Fictionby James A. Kaser

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    In The New Orleans of Fiction: A Research Guide , James A. Kaser provides detailed synopses for more than 500 works of fiction significantly set in New Orleans and published between 1836 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information... more...

  • The Imaginary Libraryby Alvin B. Kernan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this speculative treatment of literature as a social institution, Alvin B. Kernan explores the inability of contemporary writers and critics to maintain a literary vision in a society that denies their values and methods. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... 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$ 39.07

    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...