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  • 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...

  • Araratby Frank Westerman

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 8.89

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Ararat, mit über 5000 Metern höchster Berg an der Grenze der Türkei zu Armenien, ist Ort eines in vielen Religionen verbreiteten Glaubens: Hier soll nach dem Ende der gottgewollten Sintflut die Arche Noah gestrandet sein. Dieser Mythos hat den niederländischen Autor Frank Westerman seit seiner Kindheit begleitet. Er ergründet... more...

  • Ausonius an Paulinus von Nolaby Nils Rücker

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 57.42

    Zwischen den Jahren 389 und 395 n. Chr. schrieb der Rhetor Ausonius mehrere poetische Briefe an seinen ehemaligen Schüler Meropius Pontius Paulinus, den späteren Bischof von Nola. Im Zentrum dieser Briefgedichte steht die Klage über das lange Schweigen des Freundes und über dessen Entschluss, das Leben als reicher Grundbesitzer gegen ein christlich-asketisches... 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 These original, unpublished essays are adapted from the group?s monthly events, which fuse page, stage, and sound to deliver a unique, live literary and theatrical...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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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 the dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market, Contemporary... more...

  • Fighting Wordsby Ira Wells

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Fighting Words offers an entirely new understanding of what literary naturalism is and why it matters.   Ira Wells, countering the standard narrative of literary naturalism?s much-touted concern with environmental and philosophical determinism, draws attention to the polemical essence of the genre and demonstrates how literary naturalists... more...

  • The Broken Rules of Tenby Gay Hendricks; Tinker Lindsay

    Hay House 2013; US$ 2.99

    In this prequel to the popular Tenzing Norbu Mystery series, we meet Ten as a confused 13-year-old boy—before his life as an ex-Buddhist-monk, ex-LAPD-officer, turned private eye. The Broken Rules of Ten invites readers to join Ten as he navigates his first brush with mysticism, mystery, and maybe even murder. Like most teenagers, Ten’s life... more...

  • In the Twilight of Patriarchal Culture: The Struggle for Female Identity in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Sagaby Astrid Ernst

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 35.33

    Hauptbeschreibung The book investigates Meyer's popular Twilight saga from a feminist point of view, focusing on the development of Bella's character and her quest for identity in a rigidly patriarchal world. Bella's life is entirely determined by the two central male characters who form a polarized axis which slowly tears her apart. Bella's low... more...