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  • Shadowing the White Man’s Burdenby Gretchen Murphy

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 79.00

    During the height of 19th century imperialism, Rudyard Kipling published his famous poem “The White Man’s Burden.” While some of his American readers argued that the poem served as justification for imperialist practices, others saw Kipling’s satirical talents at work and read it as condemnation. Gretchen Murphy explores this... more...

  • Invalid Womenby Diane Price Herndl

    The University of North Carolina Press 1993; US$ 29.99

    Invalid Women: Figuring Feminine Illness in American Fiction and Culture, 1840-1940 more...

  • Critical Childrenby Richard Locke

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    In Critical Children , Richard Locke follows child characters in classic novels for adults and their use in exploring or evading social, psychological, and moral problems. Moving from Dickens's Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip in Great Expectations to Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; from Henry James's Miles and Flora in The... more...

  • The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Storyby Blanche H. Gelfant

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 39.99

    Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfant's brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories," and part 2 contains more than one hundred... more...

  • Burnin' Down the Houseby Valerie Sweeney Prince

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    -- Cheryl A. Wall, Rutgers University more...

  • Ecocritical Theologyby Joan Anderson Ashford

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    The literary field of ecocriticism appraises texts from the perspective of the natural world, its biosystems, its animals (human and otherwise), and its ecological interconnections. Exploring a range of contemporary American novelists whose narratives resonate with numerous ecological challenges, this work examines humankind's relationship with... more...

  • Sensational Modernismby Joseph B. Entin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Sensational Modernism: Experimental Fiction and Photography in Thirties America more...

  • Hip Figuresby Michael Szalay

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Hip Figures dramatically alters our understanding of the postwar American novel by showing how it mobilized fantasies of black style on behalf of the Democratic Party. Fascinated by jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, novelists such as Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, John Updike, and Joan Didion turned to hip culture to negotiate the voter... more...

  • Boys in Children's Literature and Popular Cultureby Annette Wannamaker

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Boys in Children?s Literature and Popular Culture proposes new theoretical frameworks for understanding the contradictory ways masculinity is represented in popular texts consumed by boys in the United States. The popular texts boys like are often ignored by educators and scholars, or are simply dismissed as garbage that boys should be discouraged... more...

  • The American Novel of Warby McFarland & Co.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    In song, verse, narrative, and dramatic form, war literature has existed for nearly all of recorded history. Accounts of war continue to occupy American bestseller lists and the stacks of American libraries. This innovative work establishes the American Novel of War as its own sub-genre within the greater American Literature of War genre, creating... more...