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  • 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$ 30.28

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Pain and the Itch (NHB Modern Plays)by Bruce Norris

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    A hilarious social satire about liberal hypocrisy from an American writer whose work has been staged by the world famous Steppenwolf Theatre. A cosy family Thanksgiving dinner for six. But someone - or something - is leaving bite marks in the avocados. Clay and Kelly's daughter Kayla has an itch and Carol can't remember who played Gandhi. The... 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$ 99.95

    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...

  • The World Is on Fireby Joni Tevis

    Milkweed Editions 2015; US$ 18.00

    The sermons of Joni Tevis? youth filled her with dread, a sense “that an even worse story—one you hadn?t read yet—could likewise come true.? In this revelatory collection, she reckons with her childhood fears by exploring the uniquely American fascination with apocalypse. From a haunted widow?s wildly expanding mansion, to atomic test sites in the... more...