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  • Fictions Inc.by Ralph Clare

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Fictions Inc. explores how depictions of the corporation in American literature, film, and popular culture have changed over time. Beginning with perhaps the most famous depiction of a corporation?Frank Norris?s The Octopus ?Ralph Clare traces this figure as it shifts from monster to man, from force to ?individual,? and from American industry to... more...

  • Small Towns in Recent American Crime Fictionby David Geherin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Small towns have long been a commonplace setting in crime and mystery fiction, but usually only in cozy mysteries. The crimes in these novels typically are solved by amateur sleuths like Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, whose efforts restore tranquility to a quiet community. But in recent years writers of realistic crime fiction have discovered fresh... more...

  • New York and the Literary Imaginationby Edward Margolies

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    This work reveals the myths of New York and the various, often paradoxical ways that authors have portrayed New York City. Part One examines New York from the perspectives of a New York aristocracy (e.g. Henry James), immigrants (e.g. Mario Puzo), African Americans (e.g. Ralph Ellison), and Jews (e.g. Daniel Fuchs). Part Two studies variations and... more...

  • The American Short Story Handbookby James Nagel

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.50

    This is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of the American short story that includes an historical overview of the topic as well as discussion of notable American authors and individual stories, from Benjamin Franklin’s “The Speech of Miss Polly Baker” in 1747 to “The Joy Luck Club”. Includes a selection of writers... more...

  • Plain and Ugly Janesby Charlotte M. Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Lolita in Peyton Placeby Ruth Pirsig Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 143.00

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Modern Primitivesby Susanna Pavloska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Dissenting Fictionsby Cathy Moses

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 147.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • American Fiction Since 1940by Tony Hilfer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    In this remarkable book, Tony Hilfer provides a major survey of the wealth of post-war American fiction. He analyses the major modes and genres of writing, from realist to postmodernist metafiction and black humour, the fiction of social protest, women's writing, and the traditions of African-American, Southern and Jewish-American fiction. Key writers... more...

  • The Clubwomen's Daughtersby Gwen Tarbox

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 143.00

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...