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  • The New Romanticismby Eberhard Alsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    The New Romanticism is an overview of the romantic trend taken up by American novelists in the twentieth-century. Includes three classic essays by Saul bellow, Thomas Pyncheon, and Toni Morrison. more...

  • War and Literatureby Laura Ashe; Ian Patterson

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 50.00

    Considerations of writing about war, in war, because of war, and against war, in a wide range of texts from the middle ages onwards. more...

  • Journeys into Darknessby James Goho

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 89.99

    This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature?particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell?but also examines some of the less well-known names of the genre, including Charles Brockden Brown and Algernon Blackwood. more...

  • Whitman Noirby Ivy Wilson

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Walt Whitman?s now-famous maxim about ?containing the multitudes? has often been understood as a metaphor for the democratizing impulses of the young American nation. But did these impulses extend across the color line? Early in his career, especially in the manuscripts leading up to the first edition of Leaves of Grass , the poet espoused a rather... more...

  • Fictions in Autobiographyby Paul John Eakin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95 US$ 33.56

    Investigating autobiographical writing of Mary McCarthy, Henry James, Jean-Paul Sartre, Saul Friedlander, and Maxine Hong Kingston, this book argues that autobiographical truth is not a fixed but an evolving content in a process of self-creation. Further, Paul John Eakin contends, the self at the center of all autobiography is necessarily fictive.... more...

  • Ibn Tufaylby Taneli Kukkonen

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 39.99

    Ibn Tufayl (11051185) was an Andalusian courtier, philosopher, Sufi master, and royal physician to the Almohad Caliphs. He inspired the 12th-century Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy and through his sponsorship he was also responsible for the career of the most renowned Aristotelian of medieval times, Abu al-Walid Ibn Rushd (the Latin... more...

  • Epistolary Responsesby Anne Bower

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Epistolary Responses explores the transformative nature of epistolary fiction and criticism in letter form from a largely feminist perspective. While most scholarly work to date has focused on 17th- and 18th-century manifestations of this genre, Bower's study concentrates on epistolary fiction by contemporary American writers published between... more...

  • The Cunning Houseby Richard Marggraf Turley

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19

    London, 1810. In Vere Street is a house where men assemble to indulge passions for which the age will hang them. A raid on this notorious tavern sees the city gripped with hatred of Mollies, coupled with suspicion of their political sympathies. A few miles away in St James's Palace, the Duke of Cumberland's valet suffers a violent death, which the... more...

  • Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realistsby Robert Rebein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Robert Rebein argues that much literary fiction of the 1980s and 90s represents a triumphant, if tortured, return to questions about place and the individual that inspired the works of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Faulkner, and other giants of American literature. Concentrating on the realist bent and regional orientation in contemporary fiction, he... more...

  • New Strangers in Paradiseby Gilbert H. Muller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    New Strangers in Paradise offers the first in-depth account of the ways in which contemporary American fiction has been shaped by the successive generations of immigrants to reach U.S. shores. Gilbert Muller reveals how the intersections of peoples, regions, and competing cultural histories have remade the American cultural landscape in the aftermath... more...