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  • Saving Graceby Ryan Phillips

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 15.99

    As the only daughter of a successful businesswoman, Grace grew up with nothing but the best. Sheltered by her single mother and educated in an exclusive private school in Detroit, Grace was not ready for the harsh realities of an unforgiving world.   Grace's naivete coupled with her desire to experience life on her own terms leads her down... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Crime Writers: A Research Guideby Elizabeth Haynes

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 40.00

    This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. more...

  • Big Appleby Carsten Knop

    Frankfurter Societäts-Medien 2011; US$ 11.80

    Steve Jobs hat eine Marke erschaffen, die Massen anspricht und trotzdem cool geblieben ist. Dabei hat er in den vergangenen zwölf Jahren aber nicht nur unseren Konsum gefördert, sondern auch unsere Kreativität herausgefordert. Und durch seinen überbordenden Erfolg mit iPhone, iPad und iPod hat er Macht erlangt: über technische Entwicklungen in der... 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...

  • 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

    Daniel Punday is a professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at Purdue University?Calumet. His most recent books are Five Strands of Fictionality: The Institutional Construction of Contemporary American Fiction and Narrative Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Narratology . more...