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  • Tomboysby Michelle Ann Abate

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Starting with the figure of the bold, boisterous girl in the mid-19th century and ending with the ?girl power? movement of the 1990?s, Tomboys is the first full-length critical study of this gender-bending code of female conduct. Michelle Abate uncovers the origins, charts the trajectory, and traces the literary and cultural transformations that... more...

  • Troy, Unincorporatedby Francesca Abbate

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    A meditation on the nature of betrayal, the constraints of identity, and the power of narrative, the lyric monologues in Troy, Unincorporated offer a retelling, or refraction, of Chaucer?s tragedy Troilus and Criseyde . The tale?s unrooted characters now find themselves adrift in the industrialized farmlands, strip malls, and half-tenanted ?historic?... more...

  • The Street Was Mineby Megan E. Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 125.00

    This book considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. The descendent of Nineteenth-century frontier and western heroes, the figure re-emerges in 1930-50s America as the 'tough guy'. The Street Was Mine looks to the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler ( The Big... more...

  • Violent Affectby Marco Abel

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    Countering previous studies of violent images based on representational and, consequently, moralistic assumptions, which, the author argues, inevitably reinforce the very violence they critique. He explains how violent images work upon the world. more...

  • Alibisby André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on cities... more...

  • A Mermaid's Taleby Amanda Adams

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.99

    From the seas of antiquity to the city streets of today, A Mermaid's Tale explores the myth and meanings of the mermaid. Beginning with Melusina, the bathing mermaid par excellence, Amanda Adams goes on to describe the seductive sirens and their honeyed songs, the powerful Arctic sea goddess Sedna, and the long-haired rusalki or Russian lore,... more...

  • Alternative Paradigms of Literary Realismby Don Adams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Using the traditional genres of allegory, pastoral, and parable, this book develops alternative paradigms of literary realism with which to reexamine a group of crucial but marginalized 20th century writers who have been misread as conventional mimetic realists. more...

  • Hipster Haikuby Siobhan Adcock

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 9.95

    O, hipster nation: The dive bars, the vintage duds? Great material. more...

  • Stunning and Other Playsby David Adjmi

    Theatre Communications Group 2011; US$ 17.99

    The first collection by a striking new voice in the American theater. more...

  • Fishing for Lightby Marian Aitches

    Wings Press 2010; US$ 9.95

    The fourth title in the Wings Press Whitebird Chapbook Series. Margaret Randall wrote of this book: Marian Aitches fishes for light in rivers, and rivers run through these poems. She fishes back through family history, dream, certitude, and over the south Texas landscape of her childhood. A poet who can write A thousand years away, / I will be the... more...