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  • 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...

  • Hear Us Outby Richard Canning

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    The author of the acclaimed Gay Fiction Speaks brings us new interviews with twelve prominent gay writers who have emerged in the last decade. Hear Us Out demonstrates how in recent decades the canon of gay fiction has developed, diversified, and expanded its audience into the mainstream. Readers will recognize names like Michael Cunningham, whose... more...

  • Fantasies of the New Classby Stephen Schryer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    America's post-World War II prosperity created a boom in higher education, expanding the number of university-educated readers and making a new literary politics possible. Writers began to direct their work toward the growing professional class, and the American public in turn became more open to literary culture. This relationship imbued fiction... 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...

  • War over Lemuriaby Richard Toronto

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    Life magazine described the Shaver Mystery as "the most celebrated rumpus that rocked the science fiction world." Its creators said it was a "new wave in science fiction." Critics called it "dangerous nonsense" and labeled its fans the lunatic fringe. Whatever else the Shaver Mystery was, it became a worldwide sensation... more...

  • Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adultsby Carrie Hintz; Balaka Basu; Katherine R. Broad

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's? Feed ?to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins? The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market, Contemporary... more...