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  • 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...

  • Unmaking Merlinby Elliot Murphy

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A unique exploration of how anarchist philosophy and practice has inspired some of the English language's most revered, and reviled, authors. 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...

  • Short Callby Joyce Gibson Roach

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 15.96

    "Short Call: Snippets from the Smallest Places in Texas, 1935-2000 "by Joyce Gibson Roach, is TFS Extra Book #24. Joyce Gibson Roach has collected "snippets" of stories, recipes, and traditions of life in Turtle, Texas, which represents many small towns--and the people who inhabit them. more...

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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 30.81

    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...

  • The American Short Story Handbookby James Nagel

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.50

    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...

  • Tradition und Politik - Ethnonationalismus im postkolonialen Fijiby Martin Rode

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 32.94

    Hauptbeschreibung Im zeitgenössischen Ozeanien spielen die Beziehungen zwischen Tradition, Identität und Wandel eine wichtige Rolle, insbesondere in der Rhetorik gegenwärtiger politischer Diskurse. Das dem Begriff Tradition inhärente Verhältnis zur Vergangenheit ist stark vom jeweiligen kolonialen Umgang mit der indigenen Kultur geprägt und schlägt... more...

  • The Literary Life of Thingsby Babette Bärbel Tischleder

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 30.81

    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...

  • Geschichte oder Geschichten? Literarische Historiographie am Beispiel von Adam Scharrers ?Vaterlandslose Gesellen? und Uwe Timms ?Morenga?by Christian Volkmann; Stefan Greif; Günter Helmes

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 28.00

    Wie kann Literatur historisches Wissen fassen und präsentieren? Welche neuen Perspektiven und Lesarten der Geschichte vermag sie als Historiographie mithilfe ihrer erzählerischen Techniken und Innovationen zu eröffnen? In seiner Untersuchung der Romane Vaterlandslose Gesellen von Adam Scharrer (1929) und Morenga von Uwe Timm (1978) spürt Christian... more...