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  • American Short Storyby Danforth Ross

    University of Minnesota Press 1961; US$ 36.00

    The American Short Story - American Writers 14 was first published in 1961. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • The Generation Starship in Science Fictionby Simone Caroti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    This critical history explores the concept of the multi-generational interstellar space voyage in science fiction between 1934, the year of its appearance, into the 21st century. It defines and analyzes what became known as the "generation starship" idea and examines the science and technology behind it, also charting the ways in which generation... more...

  • The Millennial Detectiveby Malcah Effron

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    International in scope and varied in its theoretical approaches, this collection of ten critical essays examines the prevailing trends in recent crime fiction. Of particular interest are shifting, and increasingly globalized, conceptions of crime, as well as the genre's response to technological, legal, and social changes at the end of the twentieth... more...

  • Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marloweby John Paul Athanasourelis

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Since their inception, detective novels have been a wildly successful genre of American fiction, featuring a uniquely American belief in rugged individualism. This book focuses on Raymond Chandler's creation of Philip Marlowe, a detective whose feeling for community and willingness to compromise radically changed the genre's vigilantism and... more...

  • Troublemakersby William Scott

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    William Scott’s Troublemakers explores how a major change in the nature and forms of working-class power affected novels about U.S. industrial workers in the first half of the twentieth century. Analyzing portrayals of workers in such novels as Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle , Ruth McKenney’s Industrial Valley , and Jack London’s... more...

  • Crime Writersby Elizabeth Haynes

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 40.00

    David Baldacci. Agatha Christie. James Lee Burke. Their works have legions of devoted fans, but what do readers really know about them? Do her fans know Christie once disappeared for 11 days? Do his readers know Burke got 93 rejection slips for his first novel? Where can one find the most up-to-date information about favorite crime writers and their... more...

  • Lovers and Belovedsby Gary Richards

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 17.95

    A challenge to traditional criticism, this engaging study demonstrates that issues of sexuality-and same-sex desire in particular-were of central importance in the literary production of the Southern Renaissance. Especially during the end of that period-approximately the 1940s and 1950s-the national literary establishment tacitly designated the South... more...

  • Writing at the Limitby Daniel Punday

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 60.00

    While some cultural critics are pronouncing the death of the novel, a whole generation of novelists have turned to other media with curiosity rather than fear. These novelists are not simply incorporating references to other media into their work for the sake of verisimilitude, they are also engaging precisely such media as a way of talking about... more...

  • Fictional Dialogueby Bronwen Thomas

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 50.00

    Experimentation with the speech of characters has been hailed by Gérard Genette as “one of the main paths of emancipation in the modern novel.” Dialogue as a stylistic and narrative device is a key feature in the development of the novel as a genre, yet it is also a phenomenon little acknowledged or explored in the critical literature.... more...

  • The Sex Is Out of This Worldby Sherry Ginn; Michael G Cornelius; Donald E Palumbo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction. Although some work has been published, none of it is recent. The essays herein explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision very... more...