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  • Prophetic Remembranceby Erica Still

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 24.50

    Using the term "prophetic remembrance" to articulate the expression of a constituent faith in the performative capacity of language, Erica Still shows how black subjectivity is born of and interprets cultural trauma. She brings together African American neo-slave narratives and Black South African postapartheid narratives to reveal the processes... more...

  • A Susan Sontag Readerby Susan Sontag

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 17.99

    Susan Sontag occupies a special place in Modern American letters. She has become our most important critic, while her brilliant novels and short fiction are, at long last, getting the recognition they deserve. Sontag is above all a writer, which is only to say that, though the form may differ, there is an essential unity in all her work. The truth... more...

  • Keep It Fakeby Eric G. Wilson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 25.99

    Shoot straight from the hip. Tell it like it is. Keep it real. We love these commands, especially in America, because they appeal to what we want to believe: that there's an authentic self to which we can be true. But while we mock Tricky Dick and Slick Willie, we're inventing identities on Facebook, paying thousands for plastic surgeries, and... more...

  • Contemporary American Trauma Narrativesby Alan Gibbs

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    This book looks at the way writers present the effects of trauma in their work. It explores narrative devices, such as 'metafiction', as well as events in contemporary America, including 9/11, the Iraq War, and reactions to the Bush administration. Contemporary American authors who are discussed in depth include Carol Shields, Toni Morrison,... more...

  • 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$ 41.95

    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...