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  • 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...

  • Crime Writers: A Research Guideby Elizabeth Haynes

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 40.00

    This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. 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...

  • 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...

  • Black Male Fiction and the Legacy of Calibanby James W. Coleman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    With The Tempest 's Caliban, Shakespeare created an archetype in the modern era depicting black men as slaves and savages who threaten civilization. As contemporary black male fiction writers have tried to free their subjects and themselves from this legacy to tell a story of liberation, they often unconsciously retell the story, making their heroes... more...

  • The Social Selfby Joseph Alkana

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    American literary history of the nineteenth-century as a conflict between individualistic writers and a conformist society. In The Social Self, Joseph Alkana argues that such a dichotomy misrepresents the views of many authors. Sudden changes caused by the industrial revolution, urban development, increased immigration, and regional conflicts... more...

  • Naturalism in American Fictionby John J. Conder

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this closely reasoned study, John J. Conder has created a new and more vital understanding of naturalism in American literature. Moving from the Hobbesian dilemma between causation and free will down through Bergson's concept of dual selves, Conder defines a view of determinism so rich in possibilities that it can serve as the inspiration of literary... 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...

  • Protest and the Body in Melville, Dos Passos, and Hurstonby Thomas McGlamery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book analyzes the work of Herman Melville, John Dos Passos, and Zora Neale Hurston alongside biographical materials and discourses on the body. Thomas McGlamery views each of these authors' literary output as an effort to "work through" the political meanings associated with the body, examining how they negotiate identities of class, gender, race,... more...

  • The Coupling Conventionby Ann duCille

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 29.99

    Spanning the period 1853 to 1948, this study explores the nascence of literary activity among American black women and goes on to investigate the cultural climate which led some of the most prominent to use the marriage convention as a means of exploring questions of sexuality and relationships. more...