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  • 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...

  • Henry Green at the Limits of Modernismby Marius Hentea

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Providing a theoretically sophisticated and historically nuanced reading of Henry Green?s novels, this work makes the case for his importance in reconsiderations of modernism, late modernism, and postwar realism. An ambitious reassessment of Green?s oeuvre to date, this book argues against the predominant view of Green?s fiction as an autonomous literary... more...

  • Allegories of Violenceby Lidia Yuknavitch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    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 Miscegenationby Carlos Hiraldo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

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

  • Panic Fictionby Mary Templin

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Panic Fiction explores a unique body of antebellum American women’s writing that illuminates women’s relationships to the marketplace and the links between developing ideologies of domesticity and the formation of an American middle class. Between the mid-1830s and the late 1850s, authors such as Hannah Lee, Catharine Sedgwick, Eliza... more...

  • The Detective in Fictionby L. David Allen

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1978; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on The Detective in Fiction, you explore the world of science fiction writing, complete... more...

  • Reading the Text That Isn't Thereby Mike Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 147.00

    Through a careful examination of the work of the canonical nineteenth-century novelists, Mike Davis traces conspiracies and conspiratorial fantasy from one narrative site to another. more...

  • Consumerism and American Girls' Literature, 1860?1940by Peter Stoneley

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 38.00

    Examines how women fictionalised for the girl reader ways of achieving a powerful social and cultural presence. more...