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  • The Wife I Wonby A-No. 1

    Garrett County Press 2013; US$ 0.99

    The Wife I Won is No. 10 in a self-published nonfiction series by hobo writer A No. 1. Contains stories, observations and illustrations of life on the road. The Author has carefully avoided the least mention of anything that would be unfit reading for ladies or children. First published circa 1920. 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...

  • 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...

  • Troy, Unincorporatedby Francesca Abbate

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    A meditation on the nature of betrayal, the constraints of identity, and the power of narrative, the lyric monologues in Troy, Unincorporated offer a retelling, or refraction, of Chaucer?s tragedy Troilus and Criseyde . The tale?s unrooted characters now find themselves adrift in the industrialized farmlands, strip malls, and half-tenanted ?historic?... more...

  • Masterpieces of 20th-Century American Dramaby Susan Abbotson

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 57.00

    American playwrights have made enormous contributions to world drama during the last century, and their works are widely read and performed. This reference conveniently introduces 10 of the most important modern American plays read by students. An introductory essay concisely overviews modern American drama, and each of the chapters that follow examines... more...

  • Islandby Charles Abbott

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 6.99

    A portrait of Fred Fay follows an outwardly successful but selfish man's descent into alcoholism and failure and his slow, difficult recovery into a wholly new and meaningful life. 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...

  • William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realismby Paul Abeln

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    Despite efforts at revival by John Updike and others, William Dean Howells still remains in the shadows of his close friends Mark Twain and Henry James. This book works against decades of unfavorable comparisons with these literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism helps us to see him as a writer very much aware of his limitations... more...