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- 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...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00
American Unexceptionalism examines a constellation of post-9/11 novels that revolve around white middle-class male suburbanites, thus following a tradition established by writers such as John Updike and John Cheever. Focusing closely on recent works by Richard Ford, Chang-Rae Lee, Jonathan Franzen, Philip Roth, Anne Tyler, Gish Jen, A. M. Homes,... more...
- Medallion Media Group 2010; US$ 4.99
When Dub Walker?s close friend Sheriff Mike Savage becomes the victim of a gruesome murder, the forensic expert is called upon to track down the serial killer who's been terrorizing the county. Having been involved in more than 100 cases of foul play and witnessed the bloody remains of rape, torture, and unthinkable mutilation, Dub thought he had... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2013; US$ 15.95
If twenty-five years can discover the internet, the cell phone, this thing called the iPod, can twenty-five years discover the secret of a girl murdered, abandoned, by the side of the road? That is the haunting premise of Bury This , an impressionistic literary thriller about the murder of a young girl in small-town Michigan in 1979. Beth Krause... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2010; US$ 16.00
In Fancy Beasts, the author of Hallelujah Blackout and Mosquito takes on California, the 2008 election, plastic surgery, Larry Craig, wildfires, Wal-Mart, and rampant commercialism — in short, the modern American media culture, which provides obscene foil for his personal legacies of violence and violation. This pivotal book captures the turning... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.41
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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 29.99
This provocative and unique work reveals the remarkably influential role of futuristic literature on contemporary political power in America. Tracing this phenomenon from its roots in Victorian Britain, Gannon convincingly demonstrates that military fiction anticipated and even influenced the evolution of the tank, the development of the airplane,... more...