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  • The Art of Sympathy in Fictionby Howard Sklar

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    By taking an interdisciplinary approach ? with methods drawn from narratology, aesthetics, social psychology, education, and the empirical study of literature ? The Art of Sympathy in Fiction will interest scholars in a variety of fields. Its focus is the sympathetic effects of stories, and the possible ways these feelings can contribute to what... more...

  • Evangelicals and the Arts in Fictionby John Weaver

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

    This book is an exploration of how the relationship of evangelicals to the arts has been portrayed in fiction for the last century. The author argues that evangelicals are consistently seen as enemies of the arts by non-evangelical writers. The artist (typically represented by a literal artist, occasionally by a scientist or reluctant messiah) typically... more...

  • Jazz in the Time of the Novelby Bruce Evan Barnhart

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 49.95

    Jazz in the Time of the Novel argues that a culture’s understanding of the concept of time plays a central role in its economic, social, and aesthetic affairs and that a culture arrives at its conception of time through its artistic practices.   Bruce Barnhart, in Jazz in the Time of the Novel, shows that American culture of the... more...

  • The Undeclared War between Journalism and Fictionby Doug Underwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    In this volume, Doug Underwood asks whether much of what is now called literary journalism is, in fact, 'literary,' and whether it should rank with the great novels by such journalist-literary figures as Twain, Cather, and Hemingway, who believed that fiction was the better place for a realistic writer to express the important truths of life. more...

  • Look Closerby David R. Coon

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    Look Closer examines contemporary media texts that use American suburbia not just as a setting, but as a central component of narrative and thematic development. It discusses the myth of suburban perfection popularized by postwar sitcoms and advertisements and explores how the directors and producers behind today?s films and television series use... more...

  • Allegories of Violenceby Lidia Yuknavitch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Allegories of Violence demilitarizes the concept of war and asks what would happen if we understood war as discursive via late 20th Century novels of war. more...

  • The Fabric of American Literary Realismby Babak Elahi

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    This critical study traces the connections between the rising economic importance of the garment industry and the advent of a powerful movement towards literary realism in American fiction. Examining the works of Henry James, Theodor Dreiser, Abraham Cahan, Anzia Yezierska, and Willa Cather and the shifting of the American ideal from the "homespun"... more...

  • Segregated Miscegenation: On the Treatment of Racial Hybridity in the North American and Latin American Literary Traditionsby Carlos Hiraldo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Seventeen Coffinsby Philip Caveney

    Fledgling Press 2014; US$ 5.82

    After his nightmarish adventures in Mary King's Close in Crow Boy, Tom Afflick is drawn back to Edinburgh. At the National Museum of Scotland, he sees the eight tiny coffins that were discovered on Arthur's Seat in 1836 - one of the city's most intriguing mysteries. After a violent confrontation with his stepfather, Tom finds himself spinning back... more...

  • Dramatizing Time in Twentieth Century Fictionby William Vesterman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    How have twentieth-century writers used techniques in fiction to communicate the human experience of time? Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction explores this question by analyzing major narratives of the last century that demonstrate how time becomes variously manifested to reflect and illuminate its operation in our lives. Offering... more...