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  • 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...

  • Fighting Wordsby Ira Wells

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Fighting Words offers an entirely new understanding of what literary naturalism is and why it matters.   Ira Wells, countering the standard narrative of literary naturalism?s much-touted concern with environmental and philosophical determinism, draws attention to the polemical essence of the genre and demonstrates how literary naturalists... more...

  • Democracy's Literatureby Patrick J. Deneen; Joseph Romance

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 36.99

    American literature is profoundly, almost inescapably political. In this fascinating new anthology of original essays, ten leading scholars explore the ways in which American civic education has been informally advanced through literature. Delving into the works of authors ranging from Mark Twain to William Faulkner to Octavia Butler, these essays... more...

  • The New Romanticismby Eberhard Alsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    The New Romanticism is an overview of the romantic trend taken up by American novelists in the twentieth-century. Includes three classic essays by Saul bellow, Thomas Pyncheon, and Toni Morrison. more...

  • War and Literatureby Laura Ashe; Ian Patterson

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 50.00

    Considerations of writing about war, in war, because of war, and against war, in a wide range of texts from the middle ages onwards. more...

  • Journeys into Darknessby James Goho

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature?particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell?but also examines some of the less well-known names of the genre, including Charles Brockden Brown and Algernon Blackwood. more...

  • Whitman Noirby Ivy Wilson

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Walt Whitman?s now-famous maxim about ?containing the multitudes? has often been understood as a metaphor for the democratizing impulses of the young American nation. But did these impulses extend across the color line? Early in his career, especially in the manuscripts leading up to the first edition of Leaves of Grass , the poet espoused a rather... more...

  • Ibn Tufaylby Taneli Kukkonen

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    Ibn Tufayl (11051185) was an Andalusian courtier, philosopher, Sufi master, and royal physician to the Almohad Caliphs. He inspired the 12th-century Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy and through his sponsorship he was also responsible for the career of the most renowned Aristotelian of medieval times, Abu al-Walid Ibn Rushd (the Latin... more...

  • Epistolary Responsesby Anne Bower

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Epistolary Responses explores the transformative nature of epistolary fiction and criticism in letter form from a largely feminist perspective. While most scholarly work to date has focused on 17th- and 18th-century manifestations of this genre, Bower's study concentrates on epistolary fiction by contemporary American writers published between... more...