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  • A History of California Literatureby Blake Allmendinger

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This History explores the historical periods, literary genres, and cultural movements of California. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Alfred Hitchcockby Jonathan Freedman

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This Companion provides a set of new perspectives on a much-loved and hugely influential director. more...

  • A History of Virginia Literatureby Kevin J. Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This History explores the development of literary culture in Virginia from the founding of Jamestown to the twenty-first century. more...

  • Mark Twain in Chinaby Selina Lai-Henderson

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835?1910) has had an intriguing relationship with China that is not as widely known as it should be. Although he never visited the country, he played a significant role in speaking for the Chinese people both at home and abroad. After his death, his Chinese adventures did not come to an end, for his body of works... more...

  • Performatively Speakingby Debra J. Rosenthal

    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...

  • The Daemon Knowsby Harold Bloom

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hailed as ?the indispensable critic? by The New York Review of Books, Harold Bloom? New York Times bestselling writer and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University?has for decades been sharing with readers and students his genius and passion for understanding literature and explaining why it matters. Now he turns at long last to his beloved... more...

  • Transnational Na(rra)tionby John Dolis

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book examines American literary texts whose portrayal of "American" identity involves the incorporation of a "foreign body"?specifically, a foreign culture or nation?as the precondition for a comprehensive understanding of itself. more...

  • Colson Whiteheadby Kimberly Fain

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    In this volume, Fain discusses how Whitehead?s novels reconstruct the American identity to be inclusive rather than exclusive, thus broadening the scope of who is considered an American. more...

  • An Act of Godby

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    *** An Act of God (previously published as The Last Testament: A Memoir ) is now a major Broadway show starring Jim Parsons ( The Big Bang Theory ) and directed by Joe Mantello ( Wicked )*** Over the course of his long and distinguished career, God has literally seen it all. And not just seen. In fact, the multitalented deity has played a pivotal... more...

  • Keep It Fakeby Eric G. Wilson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 25.99

    Shoot straight from the hip. Tell it like it is. Keep it real. We love these commands, especially in America, because they appeal to what we want to believe: that there's an authentic self to which we can be true. But while we mock Tricky Dick and Slick Willie, we're inventing identities on Facebook, paying thousands for plastic surgeries, and... more...