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  • Sex Theories and the Shaping of Two Modernsby Deirdre Anne McVicker Pettipiece

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the impact of scientific and sexologic theories on the creation of character in the prose of two moderns, Hemingway and H.D. more...

  • Pynchon and Historyby Shawn Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalismby Keith Newlin

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism offers twenty-eight original essays about an important genre that typically depicts human beings as the product of biological and environmental forces. Drawing upon recent scholarship as well as innovations in cultural studies, contributors offer an authoritative and in-depth reassessment of a genre... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Detective Marloweby Mircea Mihaies

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 82.99

    Raymond Chandler?s role in the reshaping of hard-boiled literature can hardly be exaggerated. He shattered the dogmas of a genre content to be popular, and paved the way for a noble, complex and aristocratic destiny. He implemented his revolutionary vision by radical changes in style, manner, and character construction. Like his hero, Philip Marlowe,... more...

  • Canons and Contextsby Paul Lauter

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07

    This collection of essays places issues central to literary study, particularly the question of the canon, in the context of institutional practices in American colleges and universities. Lauter addresses such crucial concerns as what students should read and study, how standards of "quality" are defined and changed, the limits of theoretical discourse,... more...

  • Postmodern Tales of Slavery in the Americasby Timothy J. Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Haverford Discussionsby Michael Lackey

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    In the late sixties and early seventies, black separatist movements were sweeping across the United States. This was the era of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael's and Charles Hamilton's Black Power, and Eldridge Cleaver's Soul on Ice. In 1969 a group of distinguished African American intellectuals met at Haverford College... more...

  • Close Kin and Distant Relativesby Susana M. Morris

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    The "black family" in the United States and the Caribbean often holds contradictory and competing meanings in public discourse: on the one hand, it is a site of love, strength, and support; on the other hand, it is a site of pathology, brokenness, and dysfunction that has frequently called forth an emphasis on conventional respectability if stability... more...

  • Activism and the American Novelby Channette Romero

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Since the 1980s, many activists and writers have turned from identity politics toward ethnic religious traditions to rediscover and reinvigorate their historic role in resistance to colonialism and oppression. In her examination of contemporary fiction by women of color?including Toni Morrison, Ana Castillo, Toni Cade Bambara, Louise Erdrich, and... more...

  • Quirks of the Quantumby Samuel Chase Coale

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    Episodic and disconnected, much of postmodern fiction mirrors the world as quantum theorists describe it, according to Samuel Chase Coale. In Quirks of the Quantum, Coale shows how the doubts, misgivings, and ambiguities reflected in the postmodern American novel have been influenced by the metaphors and models of quantum theory. Coale explains... more...