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- 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...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50
Investigating autobiographical writing of Mary McCarthy, Henry James, Jean-Paul Sartre, Saul Friedlander, and Maxine Hong Kingston, this book argues that autobiographical truth is not a fixed but an evolving content in a process of self-creation. Further, Paul John Eakin contends, the self at the center of all autobiography is necessarily fictive.... more...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00
This critical history explores the concept of the multi-generational interstellar space voyage in science fiction between 1934, the year of its appearance, into the 21st century. It defines and analyzes what became known as the "generation starship" idea and examines the science and technology behind it, also charting the ways in which generation... more...
Geschichte oder Geschichten? Literarische Historiographie am Beispiel von Adam Scharrers ?Vaterlandslose Gesellen? und Uwe Timms ?Morenga?Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 27.77
Wie kann Literatur historisches Wissen fassen und präsentieren? Welche neuen Perspektiven und Lesarten der Geschichte vermag sie als Historiographie mithilfe ihrer erzählerischen Techniken und Innovationen zu eröffnen? In seiner Untersuchung der Romane Vaterlandslose Gesellen von Adam Scharrer (1929) und Morenga von Uwe Timm (1978) spürt Christian... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95
Business and the businessman have had a fundamental place in American society since the inception of the nation. This tenet, the ?gospel of wealth?, is a central concern in the novels of Theodore Dreiser and his contemporaries. First published in 1987, this study sets this group of writers in their historical context and shows how they elaborated... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
The half-blood -- half Indian, half white -- is a frequent figure in the popular fiction of nineteenth-century America, for he (or sometimes she) served to symbolize many of the conflicting cultural values with which American society was then wrestling. In literature, as in real life the half-blood was a product of the frontier, embodying the conflict... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
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...