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  • Failed Frontiersmenby James J. Donahue

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In Failed Frontiersmen, James Donahue writes that one of the founding and most persistent mythologies of the United States is that of the American frontier. Looking at a selection of twentieth-century American male fiction writers?E. L. Doctorow, John Barth, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed, Gerald Vizenor, and Cormac McCarthy?he shows how they reevaluated... more...

  • Turning the Pageby Jeffrey R. Di Leo

    Texas Review Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    American Book Review is not just a book review?it is also the heart and soul of writerly writing and small press publishing. In 2006, the publication was relocated to Victoria, Texas, where cultural critic and philosopher Jeffrey R. Di Leo became editor and publisher. Turning the Page collects Di Leo?s contributions to American Book Review from... more...

  • Das Nichts und der Schmerzby Sarina Schnatwinkel

    transcript 2014; US$ 41.42

    Die Romane von Bret Easton Ellis erfordern einen starken Magen, lösen Gänsehaut aus - und sind dennoch faszinierend. Nicht umsonst sind sie scharf kritisiert, aber auch umjubelt worden. Was also macht den Reiz der Romane des Skandalautors aus? Sarina Schnatwinkel beantwortet diese Frage, indem sie alle sechs bisher erschienenen Romane von Ellis kritisch... more...

  • Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhoodby Angela Naimou

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Salvage Work examines contemporary literary responses to the law's construction of personhood in the Americas. Tracking the extraordinary afterlives of the legal slave personality from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first, Angela Naimou shows the legal slave to be a fractured but generative figure for contemporary legal personhood across... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languagesby Jeffrey Einboden

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    A transnational study of the American Renaissance which explores the literary circulation of Middle Eastern translations of 19th-century U.S. literature. In a pioneering approach to classic U.S. Literature, Jeffrey Einboden traces the global afterlives of literary icons from Washington Irving to Walt Whitman and analyses 19th-century American authors... more...

  • 9/11 and the Literature of Terrorby Martin Randall

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 33.99

    Works by Don DeLillo, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Simon Armitage and Mohsin Hamid are discussed in relation to the specific problems of writing about such a visually spectacular 'event' that has had enormous global implications. Other chapters analyse initial responses to 9/11, the intriguing tensions between fiction and non-fiction, the challenge... more...

  • Modern North American Criticism and Theory: A Critical Guideby Julian Wolfreys

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 42.99

    Modern North American Criticism and Theory presents the reader with a comprehensive and critical introduction to the development and institutionalization of literary and cultural studies throughout the twentieth century and at the beginning of the twenty-first. Focusing on the growth and expansion of critical trends and methodologies, with particular... more...

  • Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Lawby Mike Feintuck; Mike Varney

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 52.99

    Regulation of the media has traditionally been premised upon claims of 'the public interest', yet the term itself remains contested and generally ill defined. In the context of technological development and convergence, as well as corporate conglomeration, traditional 'public service' values in British broadcasting are challenged by... more...

  • A Power to Translate the Worldby David LaRocca; Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    DAVID LAROCCA is visiting scholar in the Department of English at Cornell University and lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the College at Cortland, State University of New York. RICARDO MIGUEL-ALFONSO is associate professor of American literature in the Department of Modern Philology at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. more...