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  • A Companion to Herman Melvilleby

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    In a series of 35 original essays, this companion demonstrates the relevance of Melville’s works in the twenty-first century. Presents 35 original essays by scholars from around the world, representing a range of different approaches to Melville Considers Melville in a global context, and looks at the impact of global economies and technologies... more...

  • On the Thresholdby

    Dundurn 1999; US$ 9.99

    A wonderful weave of poetry and prose, this anthology reflects on moments that have formed the crucible for life in the twenty-first century. more...

  • The Unwritten Warby Daniel Aaron

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    In The Unwritten War , Daniel Aaron examines the literary output of American writers?major and minor?who treated the Civil War in their works. He seeks to understand why this devastating and defining military conflict has failed to produce more literature of a notably high and lasting order, why there is still no "masterpiece" of Civil War fiction.... more...

  • The Big Smallnessby Michelle Ann Abate

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first full-length critical study to explore the rapidly growing cadre of amateur-authored, independently-published, and niche-market picture books that have been released during the opening decades of the twenty-first century. Emerging from a powerful combination of the ease and affordability of desktop publishing software; the promotional,... more...

  • Raising Your Kids Rightby Michelle Ann Abate

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Highlighting the works of William Bennett, Lynne Cheney, Bill O’Reilly, and others on the American political right, Michelle Ann Abate brings together such diverse fields as cultural studies, literary criticism, political science, childhood studies, brand marketing, and the cult of celebrity. Raising Your Kids Right dispels lingering societal... more...

  • Tomboysby Michelle Ann Abate

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Starting with the figure of the bold, boisterous girl in the mid-19th century and ending with the ?girl power? movement of the 1990?s, Tomboys is the first full-length critical study of this gender-bending code of female conduct. Michelle Abate uncovers the origins, charts the trajectory, and traces the literary and cultural transformations that... more...

  • The Vital Lieby Anthony S. Abbott

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 36.95

      The Vital Lie is the first book to examine the reality-illusion conflict in modern drama from Ibsen to present-day playwrights. The book questions why vital lies, lies necessary for life itself, are such an obsessive concern for playwrights of the last hundred years. Using the work of fifteen playwrights, Abbott seeks to discover... more...

  • Jane Dolingerby Lawrence Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Jane Dolinger was an anomaly in her time, a dynamic woman with an impressive literary talent who lived and documented an unconventional life. This book analyzes her life and literary contributions, situating her in a historical feminist discourse and highlighting her contribution the emerging genre of modern travel writing. more...

  • The Street Was Mineby Megan E. Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 125.00

    This book considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. The descendent of Nineteenth-century frontier and western heroes, the figure re-emerges in 1930-50s America as the 'tough guy'. The Street Was Mine looks to the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler ( The Big... more...

  • Violent Affectby Marco Abel

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    Countering previous studies of violent images based on representational and, consequently, moralistic assumptions, which, the author argues, inevitably reinforce the very violence they critique. He explains how violent images work upon the world. more...