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  • George V. Higginsby Erwin H. Ford II

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

    Best known for his popular crime fiction, Boston novelist George V. Higgins (1939-1999) should stand among the top ranks of the American literary canon. In his 26 novels and dozens of short stories, Higgins chronicled the lives of Boston's Irish with his trademark hard-boiled dialog, exploring the criminal underworld, American democracy, Boston... more...

  • Edgar Allan Poeby Running Press

    Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95

    This entertaining anthology includes four of Edgar Allan Poe?s most popular tales of terror ( The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado , and The Black Cat ) and a selection of his haunting poetry reprinted in full, along with an introduction and biography on the Master of the Macabre. more...

  • Subway to Californiaby Joseph Di Prisco

    Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    In 1960, the Di Prisco family fled Brooklyn—and the FBI. The father was a compulsive gambler and small-time member of a crew that specialized in bookmaking. He knew too much about police corruption to stick around and break bread with federal agents who on Sunday afternoon tracked him into the woods of Long Island. He escaped at age thirty-five and... more...

  • Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fictionby Judie Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the possibility of terror ? whether state or non-state, external... more...

  • Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fictionby William Vesterman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    How have twentieth-century writers used techniques in fiction to communicate the human experience of time? Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction explores this question by analyzing major narratives of the last century that demonstrate how time becomes variously manifested to reflect and illuminate its operation in our lives. Offering... more...

  • Chicano/Latino Homoerotic Identitiesby David W. Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Horton Footeby Gerald C. Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Howard Frank Mosher and the Classicsby James Robert Saunders

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

    Howard Frank Mosher has spent the greater part of his career depicting a relatively isolated section of Vermont known as the Northeast Kingdom. Yet, even as he writes about that particular area in the Green Mountain State, he is simultaneously investigating age-old themes from among the best English and American literary works. His first novel, Disappearances... more...

  • American Drama of the Twentieth Centuryby Gerald M. Berkowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    In this book Professor Berkowitz studies the diversity of American drama from the stylistic, experimental plays of O'Neill, through verse, tragedy and community theatre, to the theatre of the 1990s. The discussions range through dramatists, plays, genres and themes, with full supporting appendix material. It also examines major dramatists such as Eugene... more...

  • Free Verseby Charles O. Hartman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To make sense of free verse" in theory or in practice, the whole study of prosody--the function of rhythm in poetry--must be revised and rethought. Stating this as the issue that poets and critics have faced in the past century, Charles Hartman takes up the challenge and develops a theory of prosody that includes the most characteristic forms of twentieth-century... more...