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  • 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...

  • Allegories of Violenceby Lidia Yuknavitch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Allegories of Violence demilitarizes the concept of war and asks what would happen if we understood war as discursive via late 20th Century novels of war. more...

  • The Fabric of American Literary Realismby Babak Elahi

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    This critical study traces the connections between the rising economic importance of the garment industry and the advent of a powerful movement towards literary realism in American fiction. Examining the works of Henry James, Theodor Dreiser, Abraham Cahan, Anzia Yezierska, and Willa Cather and the shifting of the American ideal from the "homespun"... more...

  • Segregated Miscegenation: On the Treatment of Racial Hybridity in the North American and Latin American Literary Traditionsby Carlos Hiraldo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Panic Fictionby Mary Templin

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Panic Fiction explores a unique body of antebellum American women’s writing that illuminates women’s relationships to the marketplace and the links between developing ideologies of domesticity and the formation of an American middle class. Between the mid-1830s and the late 1850s, authors such as Hannah Lee, Catharine Sedgwick, Eliza... more...

  • Seventeen Coffinsby Philip Caveney

    Fledgling Press 2014; US$ 5.82

    After his nightmarish adventures in Mary King's Close in Crow Boy, Tom Afflick is drawn back to Edinburgh. At the National Museum of Scotland, he sees the eight tiny coffins that were discovered on Arthur's Seat in 1836 - one of the city's most intriguing mysteries. After a violent confrontation with his stepfather, Tom finds himself spinning back... more...

  • American Unexceptionalismby Kathy Knapp

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    American Unexceptionalism examines a constellation of post-9/11 novels that revolve around white middle-class male suburbanites, thus following a tradition established by writers such as John Updike and John Cheever. Focusing closely on recent works by Richard Ford, Chang-Rae Lee, Jonathan Franzen, Philip Roth, Anne Tyler, Gish Jen, A. M. Homes,... more...

  • The Imaginary Libraryby Alvin B. Kernan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this speculative treatment of literature as a social institution, Alvin B. Kernan explores the inability of contemporary writers and critics to maintain a literary vision in a society that denies their values and methods. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • Dramatizing Time in Twentieth Century Fictionby William Vesterman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    How have twentieth-century writers used techniques in fiction to communicate the human experience of time? Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction explores this question by analyzing major narratives of the last century that demonstrate how time becomes variously manifested to reflect and illuminate its operation in our lives. Offering... 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...