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  • 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...

  • Vom Klassizismus bis zum 20. Jahrhundertby

    De Gruyter 1983; US$ 133.00

    Die »Geschichte der amerikanischen Literatur« von Walter F. Schirmer, die zuerst 1937 veröffentlicht wurde und 1954 in einer durch den Einschluß des amerikanischen Schrifttums erweiterten Umarbeitung erschien, liegt hier in einer Neuauflage aus dem Jahr 1983 vor. Diese Neubearbeitung wurde einem Kreis von Schülern und Freunden Schirmers übertragen,... more...

  • Von der altenglischen Zeit bis zum Barockby

    De Gruyter 1983; US$ 133.00

    Die »Geschichte der amerikanischen Literatur« von Walter F. Schirmer, die zuerst 1937 veröffentlicht wurde und 1954 in einer durch den Einschluß des amerikanischen Schrifttums erweiterten Umarbeitung erschien, liegt hier in einer Neuauflage aus dem Jahr 1983 vor. Diese Neubearbeitung wurde einem Kreis von Schülern und Freunden Schirmers übertragen,... more...

  • Faulkner and Material Cultureby Ann J Abadie; Joseph R Urgo

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 50.00

    Essays by Charles S. Aiken, Katherine R. Henninger, T. J. Jackson Lears, Miles Orvell, Kevin Railey, D. Matthew Ramsey, Joseph R. Urgo, Jay Watson, and Patricia Yaeger. Photographs, lumber, airplanes, hand-hewn coffins--in every William Faulkner novel and short story worldly material abounds. The essays in Faulkner and Material Culture provide a fresh... 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$ 31.95

    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... more...

  • The Vital Lieby Anthony S. Abbott

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 37.50

      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$ 100.00

    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$ 120.00

    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...