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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the possibility of terror ? whether state or non-state, external... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
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...
- University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 74.00
During and after the Civil War, southern women played a critical role in shaping the South?s evolving collective memory by penning journals and diaries, historical accounts, memoirs, and literary interpretations of the war. While a few of these writings?most notably Mary Chesnut?s diaries and Margaret Mitchell?s novel, Gone with the Wind ?have... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99
In The New Orleans of Fiction: A Research Guide , James A. Kaser provides detailed synopses for more than 500 works of fiction significantly set in New Orleans and published between 1836 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 38.94
Hauptbeschreibung Im zeitgenössischen Ozeanien spielen die Beziehungen zwischen Tradition, Identität und Wandel eine wichtige Rolle, insbesondere in der Rhetorik gegenwärtiger politischer Diskurse. Das dem Begriff Tradition inhärente Verhältnis zur Vergangenheit ist stark vom jeweiligen kolonialen Umgang mit der indigenen Kultur geprägt und schlägt... more...
- Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 36.41
Whether in the street or the microcosm of the home, the life of things conjoins human subjects and inanimate objects. Engaging a great range of American literature?from Harriet Beecher Stowe and Edith Wharton to Vladimir Nabokov and Jonathan Franzen?the book illuminates scenes of animation that disclose the aesthetic, affective, and ethical dimensions... more...