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  • 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...

  • What Is Fiction For?by Bernard Harrison

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    How can literature, which consists of nothing more than the description of imaginary events and situations, offer any insight into the workings of "human reality" or "the human condition"? Can mere words illuminate something that we call "reality"? Bernard Harrison answers these questions in this profoundly original work that seeks to re-enfranchise... more...

  • "Das Gepräge des Außerordentlichen"by Hartmut Steinecke

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2015; US$ 35.47

    Der 18-jährige Harry Heine schenkte seiner Cousine Fanny 1816 E.T.A. Hoffmanns Roman ?Die Elixiere des Teufels?. Der Fund dieses Dedikationsexemplars im Jahr 1979 blieb in der Forschung fast unbeachtet, die sich mit Heines Hoffmann-Lektüren und deren Bedeutung für sein Romantikverständnis ohnehin nur peripher befasste. Dabei bekannte Heine, dass er... more...

  • Thomas Mann und Ivan Olbracht [German-language Edition]by Olga Zitová

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Zitovás literary analysis starts at the interface of Czech and German literature in the first half of the twentieth century. Thomas Mann?s novel Joseph and His Brothers is set in comparative relation to Ivan Olbracht?s prose texts Nikola ?uhaj loupe?ník and Golet v údolí. Olbracht translated three volumes of Mann?s Joseph?s tetralogy parallel to the... more...

  • Besonders normalby Minka Wolters

    Ch. Links Verlag 2015; US$ 8.90

    Inklusion bedeutet, dass jeder Mensch - behindert oder nicht behindert - selbstbestimmt am gesellschaftlichen Leben teilhaben kann. Nur welche Strukturen müssen dafür geschaffen werden? Wie viel Kampf, Mut und Unterstützung gehören dazu? Wo muss der Einzelne umdenken? Dazu hat Minka Wolters viele Betroffene, Menschen aus ihrem Umfeld und Fachleute... 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...

  • Family, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Cindy Weinstein

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    A radical new interpretation of nineteenth-century sentimental literature in the United States. more...