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  • Robert Pierpointby Tony Silvia

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This is the first biography of journalist Robert Pierpoint, a contemporary of Edward R. Murrow, hired by him to cover the Korean War for CBS. He went on to cover the White House, through six presidents. In more than 40 years with the network, he covered the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Nixon's resignation, and the State Department, culminating... more...

  • 1914-Goodbye to All Thatby Lavinia Greenlaw; Ali Smith; Ales Steger; Jeanette Winterson; Elif Shafak; NoViolet Bulawayo; Colm Toibin; Xiaolu Guo; Erwin Mortier; Kamila Shamsie; Daniel Kehlmann

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    A wide-ranging collection of reflective essays, to mark the centenary of the conflict that changed the world. In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914-Goodbye to All That borrows its title from Robert Graves's "bitter leave-taking of England"... more...

  • The Renaissance Utopiaby Chloë Houston

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    A study of European utopias in context from the early years of Henry VIII’s reign to the Restoration, this book assesses the societies projected by utopian literature from Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) to the political idealism and millenarianism of the mid-seventeenth century. Renaissance Utopia complements recent scholarly work on early modern... more...

  • Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Eraby John Watkins; Kathryn L. Reyerson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Defining the Mediterranean as a coherent region with distinct patterns of social, political, and cultural exchange, this interdisciplinary collection explores the production, modification, and circulation of identities based on religion, ethnicity, profession, gender, within three distinctive Mediterranean geographies. Contributors address such topics... more...

  • Advanced Reportingby Miles Maguire

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the opposite approach, focusing on reporting as a process of triangulation based on three essential activities: analyzing documents, making observations... more...

  • The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media Worldby S. L. Alexander; Frank D. Durham; Alfred Lawrence Lorenz; Vicki Mayer; C. W. Anderson

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book is a study of the 2012-2013 transition of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans from a daily newspaper to a three-day-a-week publication with emphasis on its online presence (?Digital First?). It is instructive for all concerned with what the transformation might signify for the news profession and the role of the press in the digital age.... more...

  • Disorders of Magnitudeby Jason V. Brock

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book illuminates the impact, lasting influence, and personalities involved with the creation and development of dark fantasy works of the 20 th and 21 st century?classics of literature, cinema, and television. This collection of new and reprinted material will focus on recognized trailblazers?Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Hugh Hefner,... more...

  • Konstruktionen literarischer Authentizität in autobiographischen Erzähltextenby Nadine Schmidt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 44.76

    Zwei Schwerpunkte verbindet diese Studie: Zum einen setzt sie sich mit dem komplexen Gegenstand der »Konstruktion literarischer Authentizität« auseinander ? also mit einem noch offenen, rezenten Forschungsthema ? und problematisiert den neuerdings in der Forschungsliteratur zur Autobiographik gern benutzten Begriff der »Autofiktion«. Zum anderen wird... more...

  • Mapping Literary Modernismby Ricardo J. Quinones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Professor Quinones describes significant stages in the development of literary Modernism, redefining the period as extending from about 1900 to 1940, and beyond, and not as an entity centered on the 1920s. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • Rethinking Empathy through Literatureby Meghan Marie Hammond; Sue J. Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In recent years, a growing field of empathy studies has started to emerge from several academic disciplines, including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. Because literature plays a central role in discussions of empathy across disciplines, reconsidering how literature relates to "feeling with" others is key to rethinking empathy conceptually.... more...