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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pioneers Passionate Ladies and Private Eyesby Larry E Sullivan; Lydia C Schurman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    Despite efforts of contemporary reformers to curb the availability of dime novels, series books, and paperbacks, Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes reveals how many readers used them as means of resistance and how fictional characters became models for self-empowerment. These literary genres, whose value has long been underestimated, provide... more...