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  • Sounding Realby Cristina L. Ruotolo

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Examining American realist fiction as it was informed and shaped by the music of the period, Sounding Real sheds new light on the profound musical and cultural change at the turn of the twentieth century.   Sounding Real by Cristina L. Ruotolo examines landmark changes in American musical standards and tastes in the late-nineteenth and... more...

  • Hip Figuresby Michael Szalay

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Hip Figures dramatically alters our understanding of the postwar American novel by showing how it mobilized fantasies of black style on behalf of the Democratic Party. Fascinated by jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, novelists such as Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, John Updike, and Joan Didion turned to hip culture to negotiate the voter... more...

  • Henry Green at the Limits of Modernismby Marius Hentea

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Providing a theoretically sophisticated and historically nuanced reading of Henry Green?s novels, this work makes the case for his importance in reconsiderations of modernism, late modernism, and postwar realism. An ambitious reassessment of Green?s oeuvre to date, this book argues against the predominant view of Green?s fiction as an autonomous literary... more...

  • Critical Childrenby Richard Locke

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    In Critical Children , Richard Locke follows child characters in classic novels for adults and their use in exploring or evading social, psychological, and moral problems. Moving from Dickens's Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip in Great Expectations to Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; from Henry James's Miles and Flora in The... more...

  • Blinded by the Whitesby David H. Ikard

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites, disproportionate numbers of black prisoners, and disparities in health and access to healthcare suggest there is more to the story. David... more...

  • Murder 101by Edward J. Rielly

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This collection of essays examines how college professors teach the genre of detective fiction and provides insight into how the reader may apply such strategies to his or her own courses. Multi-disciplinary in scope, the essays cover teaching in the areas of literature, law, history, sociology, anthropology, architecture, gender studies, cultural... more...

  • Hypermasculinities in the Contemporary Novelby Josef Benson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    This book examines exaggerated masculinities in select novels by James Baldwin, Cormac McCarthy, and Toni Morrison. Through this analysis Josef Benson connects the masculinities of frontier figures with black male protagonists in postwar American novels, and how these novels present alternative ideal masculinities. more...

  • A Concise Companion to American Fiction by Cindy Weinstein; Peter Stoneley

    Wiley 2008; US$ 39.95

    An authoritative guide to American literature, this Companion examines the experimental forms, socio-cultural changes, literary movements, and major authors of the early 20th century. This Companion provides authoritative and wide-ranging guidance on early twentieth-century American fiction. Considers commonly studied authors such as Faulkner,... more...

  • A Companion to the American Novelby Alfred Bendixen

    Wiley 2012; US$ 199.95

    Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available... more...

  • The Plight of Feelingby Julia A. Stern

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    American novels written in the wake of the Revolution overflow with self-conscious theatricality and impassioned excess. In The Plight of Feeling , Julia A. Stern shows that these sentimental, melodramatic, and gothic works can be read as an emotional history of the early republic, reflecting the hate, anger, fear, and grief that tormented the Federalist... more...