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  • Bildungby Hermann Bahr

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2010; US$ 18.89

    An thematischer Breite übertrifft der Band "Bildung" frühere Sammlungen - der um 1900 bereits weitgehend als Kulturjournalist etablierte Bahr wagt sich hier noch weiter über das Feld im engeren Sinn künstlerischer Themen hinaus, ohne darüber aber Fragen der Architektur, bildenden Kunst oder Literatur zu vernachlässigen. Der Titel und das... more...

  • Black Male Fiction and the Legacy of Calibanby James W. Coleman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    With The Tempest 's Caliban, Shakespeare created an archetype in the modern era depicting black men as slaves and savages who threaten civilization. As contemporary black male fiction writers have tried to free their subjects and themselves from this legacy to tell a story of liberation, they often unconsciously retell the story, making their heroes... 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...

  • A Companion to American Gothicby Charles L. Crow

    Wiley 2013; US$ 200.95

    A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition.  The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world  The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture... more...

  • The Confidence Game in American Literatureby Warwick Wadlington

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 43.00

    Drawing on modern studies of rhetoric and the concept of the Trickster, the author examines Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Nathanael West as creators of a fictive experience centered in deceptive or problematic transactions of confidence. The model of a confidence game , suggested by the writers' own thematic preoccupations, permits an analysis... more...

  • Contemporary American Women Writersby Catherine Rainwater; Willliam J. Scheick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Ann Beattie, Annie Dillard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Anne Redmon, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker all seem to be especially concerned with narrative management. The ten essays in this book raise new and intriguing questions about the ways these leading women writers appropriate and transform generic... more...

  • Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adultsby Balaka Basu; Katherine R. Broad; Carrie Hintz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Winner of the Children?s Literature Association Edited Book Award From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's Feed to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins? The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As... 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...

  • 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...

  • DREILÄRCHENby W.E. Scurheim

    tredition 2014; US$ 5.58

    DREILÄRCHEN erzählt die Geschichten von Bissula und Thea. Beide Frauen sind im "Land der Quellen" geboren und verlassen auf der Suche nach dem Lebensglück ihre Heimat. Bissula geht um 400 nach Christus zu den Hochzeiten Roms nach Süden. Thea hingegen verlässt Dreilärchen 1500 Jahre später und wendet sich nach Norden. Zwei sich spiegelnde... more...