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  • Pynchon's Californiaby Scott McClintock; John Miller

    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...

  • The Cambridge History of American Poetryby Alfred Bendixen; Stephen Burt

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 132.00

    Essential reading on the writing and development of American poetry from its beginnings to the end of the twentieth century. more...

  • Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalismby Aparajita Nanda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    As new comparative perspectives on race and ethnicity open up, scholars are identifying and exploring fresh topics and questions in an effort to reconceptualize ethnic studies and draw attention to nation?based approaches that may have previously been ignored. This volume, by recognizing the complexity of cultural production in both its diasporic... 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...

  • Emergent U.S. Literaturesby Cyrus Patell

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.00

    Emergent U.S. Literatures  introduces readers to the foundational writers and texts produced by four literary traditions associated with late-twentieth-century US multiculturalism. Examining writing by Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and gay and lesbian Americans after 1968, Cyrus R. K. Patell compares and historicizes what... more...

  • Unbought and Unbossedby Trimiko Melancon

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Unbought and Unbossed critically examines the ways black women writers in the 1970s and early 1980s deploy black female characters that transgress racial, gender, and especially sexual boundaries. Trimiko Melancon analyzes literary and cultural texts, including Toni Morrison?s Sula and Gloria Naylor?s The Women of Brewster Place , in the socio-cultural... more...

  • Reforming the Worldby Maria Carla Sanchez

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Reforming the World considers the intricate relationship between social reform and spiritual elevation and the development of fiction in the antebellum United States. Arguing that novels of the era engaged with questions about the proper role of fiction taking place at the time, Maria Carla Sánchez illuminates the politically and socially motivated... more...

  • Reading Contemporary African American Literatureby Beauty Bragg

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book covers several distinctive moments of the post-civil rights era; the black power period, the affirmative action period, and the neoliberal period. It inspects representative texts and critical approaches associated with each period, covering a variety of authors and genres from Toni Morrison?s mythic fiction to Wahida Clark?s street lit.... more...

  • American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religionby A. David Lewis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious interpretations of popular comic book superheroes such as the Green Lantern and the Hulk. This superhero subgenre offers a hermeneutic for those interested in integrating mutiplicity into religious practices and considerations of the afterlife. more...

  • American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religionby A. David Lewis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious interpretations of popular comic book superheroes such as the Green Lantern and the Hulk. This superhero subgenre offers a hermeneutic for those interested in integrating mutiplicity into religious practices and considerations of the afterlife. more...