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  • Divergent Thinkingby Leah Wilson; Elizabeth Wein; Maria Snyder; Dan Krokos; Debra Driza

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 12.95

    Veronica Roth?s Divergent trilogy ( Divergent , Insurgent , Allegiant ) has captured the hearts and thoughts of millions of readers. In Divergent Thinking , YA authors explore even more of Tris and Tobias? world, including: What Divergent?s factions have in common with one of psychology?s most prominent personality models The biology of fear:... more...

  • The New Romanticismby Eberhard Alsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • American Unexceptionalismby Kathy Knapp

    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...

  • Bury Thisby Andrea Portes

    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...

  • Fancy Beastsby Alex Lemon

    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...

  • Journeys into Darknessby James Goho

    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...

  • Rumors of War and Infernal Machinesby Charles E. Gannon

    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...

  • Democracy's Literatureby Patrick J. Deneen; Joseph Romance

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 36.99

    American literature is profoundly, almost inescapably political. In this fascinating new anthology of original essays, ten leading scholars explore the ways in which American civic education has been informally advanced through literature. Delving into the works of authors ranging from Mark Twain to William Faulkner to Octavia Butler, these essays... more...

  • Done for a Dimeby David Corbett

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 13.11

    A saxophonist's murder is only the first shot fired in a citywide war. All great blues musicians chase something. Raymond 'Strong' Carlisle calls it 'the deep sweet' -- that perfect note that always seems to sit just out of reach. For decades he has made crowds swing, made women smile, and earned the respect of some of the greats. But as long... more...