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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing , published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key , The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon , Under the Dome , Joyland , and Dr. Sleep . more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
This book studies the novels of writer Mark Helprin in relation to Dante?s Divine Comedy by demonstrating that Helprin?s novels are both popular works of literature and serious explorations of philosophical and political themes. In the end, Helprin?s novels offer a robust defense of liberal democracy, while advocating for ancient virtue.... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65
Normal people are extremely unusual. Think of all the people you know and ask yourself how many are normal. None of them! In fact you're probably the most normal of the lot and, let's face it, even you're not that normal. All normal people believe they are a little bit different, a little bit unique and a little bit special. On the other... more...
- Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 8.74
Luise has ringlets. Lottie has braids. Apart from that they look exactly the same. But they are sure that they have never set eyes on each other in their lives. When the two girls meet at a summer camp and discover the secret behind their similarity, they decide to switch places. Everyone is fooled (apart from the dog) and, despite a few mistakes... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99
This work underscores the true brilliance and timelessness of colonial metaphors of authorship that extend into the postmodern Age. The emphasis is upon both re-invention and comprehensive scholarship on music and film. more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99
An Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art. The book opens at the birth, which paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after a long labor and an emergency caesarean, the baby?s heart gives out. For the mother, her body flooded with endorphins, euphoria... more...
- Santa Fe Writer's Project 2014; US$ 9.99
A shimmering girl who disappears in daylight. A boy who goes to war and comes back forever broken. New landscapes in which old ghosts appear, telling their bits of stories. Lovers and losses, visions and dreams?such are the people, places, and images who fill Rose Solari?s third collection of poetry, The Last Girl . Moving beyond the often-narrative... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00
Pynchon?s California is the first book to examine Thomas Pynchon?s use of California as a setting in his novels. Throughout his 50-year career, Pynchon has regularly returned to the Golden State in his fiction. With the publication in 2009 of his third novel set there, the significance of California in Pynchon?s evolving fictional project becomes... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 12.00
Mrs. Millwood is beautiful, intelligent, and ambitious, but London gives her no means of support except to seduce men. Love for her leads eighteen-year-old Barnwell to deceit, theft, and murder. "What are your laws," Mrs. Millwood asks, "but the fool?s wisdom and the coward?s valor, the instrument and screen of all your villainies by which you punish... more...