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  • Tomboysby Michelle Ann Abate

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    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... 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... more...

  • The End of Everythingby Megan Abbott

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 10.99

    Thirteen-year old Lizzie Hood and her next door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable. They are best friends who swap bathing suits and field-hockey sticks, and share everything that's happened to them. Together they live in the shadow of Evie's glamorous older sister Dusty, who provides a window on the exotic, intoxicating possibilities of their own... more...

  • The Street Was Mineby Megan E. Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 120.00

    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$ 16.99

    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... more...

  • Death and the Running Pattererby Robin Adair

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 15.00

    1828: Sydney is a city built on the backs of exiled convicts. But in a colony of criminals, how do you narrow down the list of suspects when a murderer is on the rampage? Nicodemus Dunne was a London policeman. After being deported on trumped up charges of assault, he now makes his living in New South Wales as a running patterer, spreading the news... more...

  • A Mermaid's Taleby Amanda Adams

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    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$ 100.00

    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 Publishing Group 2006; US$ 9.95

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