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  • By the Bookby Pamela Paul; Scott Turow

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    Sixty-five of the world?s leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature. These wide-ranging interviews are... more...

  • The Republic of Imaginationby Azar Nafisi

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people?s lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran , which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught... more...

  • American Pulpby Paula Rabinowitz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    ?There is real hope for a culture that makes it as easy to buy a book as it does a pack of cigarettes.??a civic leader quoted in a New American Library ad (1951) American Pulp tells the story of the midcentury golden age of pulp paperbacks and how they brought modernism to Main Street, democratized literature and ideas, spurred social mobility,... more...

  • Picturebooksby Evelyn Arizpe; Maureen Farrell; Julie McAdam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    The picturebook is now recognized as a sophisticated art form that has provided a space for some of the most exciting innovations in the field of children?s literature. This book brings together the work of expert scholars from the UK, the USA and Europe to present original theoretical perspectives and new research on picturebooks and their readers.... more...

  • John Barth (Routledge Revivals)by Heide Ziegler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    John Barth represents most completely what has been termed postmodernism, not because his work comprises more postmodernist features than other contemporary writers but because, for Barth, "life" and "art" are two sides of the same coin. In this brief study, first published in 1987, Heide Ziegler examines all Barth?s novels. She argues that each... more...

  • Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britainby Seth Rudy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain tells the story of long-term aspirations to comprehend, record, and disseminate complete knowledge of the world. It draws on a wide range of literary and non-literary works from the early modern era and British Enlightenment. more...

  • "Unsuitable" Booksby Caren J. Town

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Focusing on the attempted and successful banning of young adult fiction from media centers and classrooms, this book treats the legal and experiential history of censorship in libraries and public schools. It also looks closely at young adult novels from the early 1970s until today that have been the subject of book challenges. The authors discussed... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Bookby Jessica DeSpain

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Jessica DeSpain examines reprints by Charles Dickens, Susan Warner, Fanny Kemble and Walt Whitman to theorize the ongoing transatlantic transformation of texts that took place before adoption of the Chace Act of 1891. As authors, readers, and publishers struggled with the unpredictability of the textual body, the physical book and the physical body... more...

  • Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of Fascismby Anne Geddes Bailey

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 15.95

    Investigates the troubling relationship between narrative meaning and representations of violence within Timothy Findley?s novels. more...

  • The New Literary Middlebrowby Beth Driscoll

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The middlebrow is a dominant cultural force in the twenty-first century. This book defines the new literary middlebrow through eight key features: middle class, feminized, reverential, commercial, emotional, recreational, earnest and mediated. Case studies include Oprah's Book Club, the Man Booker Prize and the Harry Potter phenomenon. more...