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- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00
"Characters" are those fictive beings in novels whose coherent patterns of behavior make them credible as people. "Character" is also used to refer to the capacity?or incapacity?of individuals to sustain core principles. When characters are inconsistent, they risk coming across as dangerous or immoral, not to mention unconvincing. But what is behind... more...
- Karnac Books 2014; US$ 10.95
The scent of a woman-'odor di femmina'-that elusive je ne sais quoi that brings out the Don Juan in men, gets Inspector Canal all confused in this new mystery.Is it the tentacular JVMQ Group, the cosmetics giant, that is threatening the life of that roguish Frenchman-turned-Manhattanite (loosely based on the infamous French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan),... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe focuses particularly on the complex literary and scientific systems that influenced Carvers development as a writer as she makes a case... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
Mary Helen Washington recovers the vital role of 1950s leftist politics in the works and lives of contemporary African American writers and artists. While most histories of McCarthyism focus on the devastation of the black list and the intersection of leftist politics and American culture, few include the activities of radical writers and artists... more...
- Emergency Press 2014; US$ 9.99
Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we?ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that center... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 39.95
Henry Dumas (1934-1968) was a writer who did not live to see most of his fiction and poetry in print. A son of Sweet Home, Arkansas, and Harlem, he devoted himself to the creation of a black literary cosmos, one in which black literature and culture were windows into the human condition. While he certainly should be understood in the context of the... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
The collection features essays that examine how authors of the 20th and 21st centuries continue the use of sentimental forms and tropes of 19th century literature. Current literary and cultural critical consensus seems to maintain that Americans engaged in a turn-of-the-century refutation of the sentimental mode; however, the analysis of 20th and 21st... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
A comprehensive guide to all major film adaptations based on the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, this is an essential volume for scholars of American modernism and of film studies. The author takes the approach that all visual and printed literature is born from a cycle of celebrity culture, in which authors continually create new... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95
Throughout his long career, James Applewhite skillfully navigated the world of science through poetry. His new book makes no exception, fearlessly exploring time and consciousness in relation to the universe as described by Big Bang cosmology -- and as experienced by human beings in the everyday world. Applying experiences from his present-day life... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99
Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature challenges readers? understanding of where the mythic Southwest and ecological consciousness meet. The book establishes conceptual connections between literature, ecocriticism, and feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theory to recover the creative imagination in redemptive figurations... more...