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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 31.22

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...