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- 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...
- 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...
- 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 and noncanonical... more...
- Walter de Gruyter 2015; US$ 83.00
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Epistolary Responses explores the transformative nature of epistolary fiction and criticism in letter form from a largely feminist perspective. While most scholarly work to date has focused on 17th- and 18th-century manifestations of this genre, Bower's study concentrates on epistolary fiction by contemporary American writers published between... more...
- 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...
- University of Delaware 2014; US$ 89.99
This book is the first collection of essays on the works of William T. Vollmann. It offers a comprehensive overview of his writings through scholarly essays and nonscholarly reflections that assess his oeuvre in terms of four conceptual categories: social, historical, political, and methodological. Taken together, these pieces place Vollmann... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
Phillis Wheatley, the African-born slave poet, is considered by many to be a pioneer of Anglo-American poetics. This study argues how in her 1773 POEMS , Wheatley uses John Milton's poetry to develop an idealistic vision of an emerging Anglo-American republic comprised of Britons, Africans, Native Americans, and women. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 5.99
CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Major Works includes brief analyses of some of Vonnegut's most-read literary works, including Cat's Cradle; Breakfast of Champions; Slaughterhouse-Five; and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater . Also discussed is Piano Player; The Sirens of Titan; Mother Night; and Happy Birthday, Wanda June. In addition to a general... more...