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  • Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novelby Percy G. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although much has been written about how the novel relates to the epic, the drama, or autobiography, no one has clearly analyzed the complex connections between prose fiction as it evolved before 1800 and the literature of travel, which by that date had a long and colorful history. Percy Adams skilfully portrays the emergence of the novel in the... more...

  • The Spirit of Carnivalby David Danow

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The world of literature responds to the "spirit of carnival" in ways that are both social and cultural, mythological and archetypal. Literature provides a mirror in which carnival is reflected and refracted through the multifarious perspectives of verbal art. In his original, wide-ranging book, David K. Danow catches the various reflections in that... more...

  • Liminality and the Short Storyby Jochen Achilles; Ina Bergmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and... more...

  • Masterclass: Writing Romantic Fiction Teach Yourselfby Barbara Samuel; Jamie Joseph

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 20.00

    Do you want to capture the share of the fastest growing market in fiction?. Do you have a compelling vision for a passionate love story?. Masterclass: Write Romantic Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of popular fiction, whatever their focus. It is the only book available to cover the new and increasingly diverse sub-genres... more...

  • Masterclass: Writing Crime Fictionby Rosemary Rowe; Jamie Joseph

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 20.00

    Do you have an idea for a gripping crime novel?. Would you like to know how to plot your book flawlessly?. Do you want to create beautifully crafted characters and nail biting twists?. This book is designed for anyone who wants to write an unputdownable crime novel. Whatever your subgenre, whether Scandi-crime or detective 'cosies', this book... more...

  • Reading the European Novel to 1900by Daniel R. Schwarz

    Wiley 2014; US$ 104.95

    Offers a close reading of individual texts with attention to their cultural and canonical context Examines the history and evolution of the novel to 1900 and defines each author’s aesthetic, cultural, political, and historical significance Covers essential and frequently taught masterworks up to 1900, including Cervantes’ Don Quixote... more...

  • Women's Fiction and Post-9/11 Contextsby Peter Childs; Claire Colebrook; Sebastian Groes; Roberta Garrett; Ruzy Suliza Hashim; Emily Horton; Kristine Miller; Jago Morrison; Ana-Karina Schneider; Corina Selejan; Karin Sellberg; Heather Yeung; Noraini Md Yusof

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Rather than accept that there is a single body of literature that can be labeled ?women?s writing,? this volume explores the ways in which twenty-first-century crises have problematized identity, literature, and narration. more...

  • Dickens and Modernityby Juliet John

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 39.96

    The scale of the 2012 bicentenary celebrations of Dickens's birth is testimony to his status as one of the most globally popular literary authors the world has ever seen. Yet Dickens has also become associated in the public imagination with a particular version of the Victorian past and with respectability. His continued cultural prominence and the... more...

  • Phallic Critiques (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Schwenger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Phallic Critiques, first published in 1984, is a study of ?masculine? styles of writing in the twentieth century ? an age, according to Virginia Woolf, when ?virility has become self-conscious?. Writers who carry macho values to their extreme often subscribe to the popular feeling that writing is an effeminate activity for a real man to be engaged... more...

  • Writing Great Books for Young Adultsby Regina L. Brooks

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99

    Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary... more...