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  • Fancy Beastsby Alex Lemon

    Milkweed Editions 2010; US$ 15.99

    In Fancy Beasts, the author of Hallelujah Blackout and Mosquito takes on California, the 2008 election, plastic surgery, Larry Craig, wildfires, Wal-Mart, and rampant commercialism in short, the modern American media culture, which provides obscene foil for his personal legacies of violence and violation. This pivotal book captures the turning... more...

  • The Generation Starship in Science Fictionby Simone Caroti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    This critical history explores the concept of the multi-generational interstellar space voyage in science fiction between 1934, the year of its appearance, into the 21st century. It defines and analyzes what became known as the "generation starship" idea and examines the science and technology behind it, also charting the ways in which generation... more...

  • Chasing the Avatarby Jovan Jones

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 15.99

    Maya is a young woman with extraordinary prospects drowning in intense discontent. In the midst of this discontent, she meets Cha Ma, a guru. Immediately, she comes to believe that Cha Ma is an avatara human incarnationof the goddess Kali, the most malevolent, destructive of all Hindu deities. Spellbound, Maya runs off to India to live in Cha... more...

  • The Millennial Detectiveby Malcah Effron

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    International in scope and varied in its theoretical approaches, this collection of ten critical essays examines the prevailing trends in recent crime fiction. Of particular interest are shifting, and increasingly globalized, conceptions of crime, as well as the genre's response to technological, legal, and social changes at the end of the twentieth... more...

  • Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marloweby John Paul Athanasourelis

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Since their inception, detective novels have been a wildly successful genre of American fiction, featuring a uniquely American belief in rugged individualism. This book focuses on Raymond Chandler's creation of Philip Marlowe, a detective whose feeling for community and willingness to compromise radically changed the genre's vigilantism and... more...

  • Troublemakersby William Scott

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    William Scott?s Troublemakers explores how a major change in the nature and forms of working-class power affected novels about U.S. industrial workers in the first half of the twentieth century. Analyzing portrayals of workers in such novels as Upton Sinclair?s The Jungle , Ruth McKenney?s Industrial Valley , and Jack London?s The Iron Heel,... more...

  • Crime Writers: A Research Guideby Elizabeth Haynes

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 40.00

    Crime Writers: A Research Guide is an easy-to-use launch pad for learning more about crime fiction authors, including those who write traditional mystery novels, suspense novels, and thrillers with crime elements. Emphasizing the best and most popular writers, the book covers approximately 50 contemporary authors, plus a few classics like Agatha... more...

  • Lovers and Belovedsby Gary Richards

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 17.95

    A challenge to traditional criticism, this engaging study demonstrates that issues of sexuality-and same-sex desire in particular-were of central importance in the literary production of the Southern Renaissance. Especially during the end of that period-approximately the 1940s and 1950s-the national literary establishment tacitly designated the South... more...

  • Hear Us Outby Richard Canning

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The author of the acclaimed Gay Fiction Speaks brings us new interviews with twelve prominent gay writers who have emerged in the last decade. Hear Us Out demonstrates how in recent decades the canon of gay fiction has developed, diversified, and expanded its audience into the mainstream. Readers will recognize names like Michael Cunningham, whose... more...

  • Fantasies of the New Classby Stephen Schryer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    America's post-World War II prosperity created a boom in higher education, expanding the number of university-educated readers and making a new literary politics possible. Writers began to direct their work toward the growing professional class, and the American public in turn became more open to literary culture. This relationship imbued fiction... more...