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  • Faszination Paulo Coelhoby Andrea Herbst

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.70

    Haben Sie schon einmal Werke von Paulo Coelho gelesen? Haben Sie sich dann schon einmal gefragt, was Sie zu diesen Büchern hinzog? Andrea Herbst ergründet die Faszinationskraft ausgewählter Werke des brasilianischen Erfolgsautors. Sie zeichnet dabei ein Bild vom Menschen in der postmodernen Gesellschaft, seinen Wünschen, Sehnsüchten und Nöten und seines... 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...

  • My Generationby William Styron; James L.W. Iii West; Tom Brokaw

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    A vital, illuminating collection of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner?s elegant, passionately engaged nonfiction   My Generation is the definitive gathering of William Styron?s nonfiction, exposing the core of this greatly gifted, highly convivial, and profoundly serious artist from his literary emergence in the 1950s to his death... 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... more...

  • Performatively Speakingby Debra J. Rosenthal

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    In Performatively Speaking, Debra Rosenthal draws on speech act theory to open up the current critical conversation about antebellum American fiction and culture and to explore what happens when writers use words not just to represent action but to constitute action itself. Examining moments of discursive action in a range of canonical... 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$ 43.25

    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...