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- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 99.99
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...
- Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95
Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys. more...
- NYU Press 2010; US$ 22.95
During the height of 19th century imperialism, Rudyard Kipling published his famous poem ?The White Man?s Burden.? While some of his American readers argued that the poem served as justification for imperialist practices, others saw Kipling?s satirical talents at work and read it as condemnation. Gretchen Murphy explores this tension embedded in the... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 54.95
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...
- 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...
- Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 39.99
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...
- Da Capo Press 1999; US$ 17.50
The Great Good Place argues that "third places" - where people can gather, put aside the concerns of work and home, and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and lively conversation - are the heart of a community's social vitality and the grassroots of democracy. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00
The literary field of ecocriticism appraises texts from the perspective of the natural world, its biosystems, its animals (human and otherwise), and its ecological interconnections. Exploring a range of contemporary American novelists whose narratives resonate with numerous ecological challenges, this work examines humankind's relationship with... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 52.48
Don DeLillos Werke bringen kulturpolitische Befindlichkeiten seismographisch auf den Punkt und geben komplexe Einblicke in die amerikanische Kultur. Julia Apitzsch untersucht am Romanwerk DeLillos die visuelle Repräsentation von Geschichte und kultureller Wirklichkeit in ihrer thematischen und ästhetischen Funktion. DeLillo präsentiert die Schlüsselmomente... more...