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  • Chicano Detective Fictionby Susan Baker Sotelo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 35.00

    In his 1985 novel Partners in Crime, writer Rolando Hinojosa introduced homicide investigator Rafe Buenrostro, the first Chicano protagonist in one of the most enduring genres of modern literature. Since that time, Chicano writers have embraced the detective novel, successfully diversifying and refining a traditional Anglo American and British genre.... more...

  • Classical Traditions in Science Fictionby Brett M. Rogers; Benjamin Eldon Stevens

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of... more...

  • The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Storyby Blanche H. Gelfant

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 44.99

    Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfant's brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories," and part 2 contains more than one hundred... more...

  • A Companion to the American Novelby Alfred Bendixen

    Wiley 2012; US$ 221.95

    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...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 41.95

    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... more...

  • Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Litby Caroline J. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit focuses on the literary phenomenon popularly known as chick lit, and the way in which this genre interfaces with magazines, self-help books, romantic comedies, and domestic-advice publications. This recent trend in women?s popular fiction, which began in 1996 with the publication of British author... more...

  • The Coupling Conventionby Ann duCille

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 59.99

    Spanning the period 1853 to 1948, this study explores the nascence of literary activity among American black women and goes on to investigate the cultural climate which led some of the most prominent to use the marriage convention as a means of exploring questions of sexuality and relationships. more...

  • Critical Childrenby Richard Locke

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • Cult Fictionby Clive Bloom

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 37.00

    Here is an exploration of pulp literature and pulp mentalities: an investigation into the nature and theory of the contemporary mind in art and in life. Here too, the violent, the sensational and the erotic signify different facets of the modern experience played out in the gaudy pages of kitsch literature. Clive Bloom offers the reader a chance to... more...

  • Deleuze and American Literatureby Alan Bourassa

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    Bourassa demonstrates what happens when the set of concepts developed by Deleuze come into contact with the complex and philosophically problematic worlds of William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Edith Wharton and Ralph Ellison. more...