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  • 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$ 24.95

    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... 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$ 28.99

    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...

  • Writing at the Limitby Daniel Punday

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 60.00

    While some cultural critics are pronouncing the death of the novel, a whole generation of novelists have turned to other media with curiosity rather than fear. These novelists are not simply incorporating references to other media into their work for the sake of verisimilitude, they are also engaging precisely such media as a way of talking about... more...

  • Fictional Dialogueby Bronwen Thomas

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 50.00

    Experimentation with the speech of characters has been hailed by Gérard Genette as ?one of the main paths of emancipation in the modern novel.? Dialogue as a stylistic and narrative device is a key feature in the development of the novel as a genre, yet it is also a phenomenon little acknowledged or explored in the critical literature. Fictional... more...

  • Fantasies of the New Classby Stephen Schryer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duckby Andrew Reilly; Megan Stielstra

    Elephant Rock Productions, Inc. 2012; US$ 12.99

    This anthology of short, personal essays brings a vibrant oral tradition to the page through the work of 2nd Story, a Chicago-based collective working to build community through storytelling. These original, unpublished essays are adapted from the group?s monthly events, which fuse page, stage, and sound to deliver a unique, live literary and theatrical... more...

  • The Sex Is Out of This Worldby Sherry Ginn; Michael G Cornelius; Donald E Palumbo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction. Although some work has been published, none of it is recent. The essays herein explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision very... more...

  • War over Lemuriaby Richard Toronto

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    Life magazine described the Shaver Mystery as "the most celebrated rumpus that rocked the science fiction world." Its creators said it was a "new wave in science fiction." Critics called it "dangerous nonsense" and labeled its fans the lunatic fringe. Whatever else the Shaver Mystery was, it became a worldwide sensation... more...