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  • American Fiction Since 1940by Tony Hilfer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    In this remarkable book, Tony Hilfer provides a major survey of the wealth of post-war American fiction. He analyses the major modes and genres of writing, from realist to postmodernist metafiction and black humour, the fiction of social protest, women's writing, and the traditions of African-American, Southern and Jewish-American fiction. Key writers... 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...

  • Infinite Fictionsby David Winters

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    Selected writings by one of today's leading young literary critics. more...

  • The American Short Story Handbookby James Nagel

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.95

    This is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of the American short story that includes an historical overview of the topic as well as discussion of notable American authors and individual stories, from Benjamin Franklin?s ?The Speech of Miss Polly Baker? in 1747 to ?The Joy Luck Club?. Includes a selection of writers chosen not only for their... more...

  • The Cunning Houseby Richard Marggraf Turley

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19

    London, 1810. In Vere Street is a house where men assemble to indulge passions for which the age will hang them. A raid on this notorious tavern sees the city gripped with hatred of Mollies, coupled with suspicion of their political sympathies. A few miles away in St James?s Palace, the Duke of Cumberland?s valet suffers a violent death, which the... 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...

  • It Didn't Mean Anythingby Alexander N. Howe

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This critical study of American detective fiction examines the history and development of the detective genre through the lens of psychoanalysis. Applying the ideas of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, the author identifies and categorizes popular works according to the fictional protagonist's hysteria, obsessive neurosis, perversion or psychosis.... more...

  • Family Stories, Poetry and Women's Workby Sandra L. Faulkner

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    "This book is a memoir in poetry about family stories, mother-daughter relationships, women?s work, mothering, writing, family secrets, and patterns of communication in close relationships. Faulkner knits connections between a DIY (do-it-yourself) value, economics, and family culture through the use of poems and images, which present four generations... more...

  • Wiener Moderne: Diskurse und Rezeption in Russlandby Gennady Vasilyev

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 66.80

    Die Kultur der Moderne markiert die Wende vom 19. zum 20. Jahrhundert. Sie äußert sich vor allem in der Empfindung des Geistes, in politischen Weltanschauungen, in der Persönlichkeitsentwicklung und in den Sprachbeziehungen. Sichtbar wird das in den neuen Diskursen um Schöpfung, Judentum, Spiel, Liebe und Tod. Diese manifestieren sich in der Literatur... more...