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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...

  • 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$ 50.95

    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... 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...

  • The Politics of Panemby Sean P. Connors

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    The Hunger Games trilogy is a popular culture success. Embraced by adults as well as adolescents, Suzanne Collins?s bestselling books have inspired an equally popular film franchise. But what, if anything, can reading the Hunger Games tell us about what it means to be human in the world today? What complex social and political issues does the trilogy... 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...

  • Gestalten und Geschichten der Hebräischen Bibel im Spiegel der Literatur des 20. Jahrhundertsby Hans-Christoph Goßmann; Joachim Liß-Walther

    Traugott Bautz 2015; US$ 32.45

    Zu Geschichten und Gestalten der Bibel haben Menschen im Laufe der Geschichte immer wieder ihren je eigenen Zugang gesucht und auch gefunden. Solche Zugänge begegnen in der bildenden Kunst ebenso wie auch in der Literatur. In diesem Buch sind 14 Vorträge dokumentiert, in denen gezeigt wird, wie Gestalten und Geschichten der Hebräischen Bibel, des... more...