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  • The American Short Story Handbookby James Nagel

    Wiley 2014; US$ 50.95 US$ 44.16

    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...

  • Autobiography and Questions of Genderby Shirley Neuman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1991. Addressing the ways in which the ideology of gender and its social construction determine autobiographical self-representations, the essays here consider several women?s works in the light of the social and historical conditions which enabled their production. Some examine diaries as a feminine form and ask about the... more...

  • Northrop Frye and Othersby Robert D. Denham

    University of Ottawa Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Eminent Frye scholar Robert D. Denham explores the connection between Frye and writers who influenced his thinking but about whom he never wrote anything extensive: Aristotle, Longinus, Joachim of Floris, Giordano Bruno, Henry Reynolds, Robert Burton, Kierkegaard, Lewis Carroll, Stéphane Mallarmé, Colin Still, Paul Tillich, and Frances A. Yates. more...

  • Home Planetby Vicki C. Hayes

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2015; US$ 10.95

    Sam was born on the moon. He lives on a moon base with his parents. He's never been to Earth. But there's a school break, and his aunt invites him to stay with her family. Sam is excited. He will get to spend time with his cousin, Linn. She will show him around. His parents know he will love his home planet. Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This... more...

  • The Gatewayby Cerberus Jones

    Hardie Grant Egmont 2015; US$ 7.99

    he Gateway Hotel is open for business, and Amelia and Charlie are awaiting their newest intergalactic arrivals, the fearsome Warriors of Brin-Hask.But the kids soon discover that the Brin-Hask aren't their only new guests. A plague of rats has infested the hotel's kitchen, but these are no ordinary rats... more...

  • Recent American Novelistsby Jack Ludwig

    University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 36.00

    Recent American Novelists - American Writers 22 was first published in 1962. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...