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  • Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fictionby Peter Ferry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction is an interdisciplinary study that presents masculinity as a key thematic concern in contemporary New York fiction. This study argues that New York authors do not simply depict masculinity as a social and historical construction but seek to challenge the archetypal ideals of masculinity by writing counter-hegemonic... more...

  • The Times Great Women's Livesby Sue Corbett; Lucy Worsley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    With entries dating from 1872 to 2013, Great Women's Lives - the latest in The Times' series of anthologies of its obituaries - focuses attention on almost two centuries of ground-breaking achievements by more than 100 women, not just from Britian but around the world. Mary Somerville (d. 1872), the pioneering mathematician and scientist with whose... 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...

  • 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographiesby Bernard Drew

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 65.00

    Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. 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...

  • Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction, 1997-2001: Books of Recognized Meritby Agnes Perkins

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 82.95

    Young adult readers have special needs and concerns, and librarians have become increasingly interested in selecting books suitable for them. This reference provides information about 290 books for young adults. These books received major awards between 1997 and 2001, reflect the voices of 242 different authors, and range from new to familiar themes.... more...

  • The Twilight Symbolsby Julie-Anne Sykley

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Discover the symbolic magic of the Twilight Saga. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Literatureby Paul Varner

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 94.99

    The story of the western is told in the Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Literature through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors such as Owen Wister, Zane Grey, Max Brand, Clarence Mulford, Ernest Haycox, Luke Short, Dorothy Johnson, Louis L'Amour, and Cormac McCarthy. more...

  • Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuthsby Carolyn Carpan

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 44.99

    Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths provides a social history of girls' series fiction in America from the mid-19th century through the early 21st century. Carpan examines popular series, sub-genres, themes, and characters found in approximately 100 popular series, noting how such books reflect or subvert the culture of the era in which they were produced. more...