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  • Tomboysby Michelle Ann Abate

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    Starting with the figure of the bold, boisterous girl in the mid-19th century and ending with the “girl power” movement of the 1990’s, Tomboys is the first full-length critical study of this gender-bending code of female conduct. Michelle Abate uncovers the origins, charts the trajectory, and traces the literary and cultural transformations... more...

  • The Street Was Mineby Megan E. Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 120.00

    This book considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. The descendent of Nineteenth-century frontier and western heroes, the figure re-emerges in 1930-50s America as the 'tough guy'. The Street Was Mine looks to the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler ( The Big... more...

  • Violent Affectby Marco Abel

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    Countering previous studies of violent images based on representational and, consequently, moralistic assumptions, which, the author argues, inevitably reinforce the very violence they critique. He explains how violent images work upon the world. more...

  • Alternative Paradigms of Literary Realismby Don Adams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Using the traditional genres of allegory, pastoral, and parable, this book develops alternative paradigms of literary realism with which to reexamine a group of crucial but marginalized 20th century writers who have been misread as conventional mimetic realists. more...

  • The Dangerous Potential of Readingby Ana-Isabel Aliaga-Buchenau

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 162.00

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Afterimages of Slaveryby Marlene D. Allen; Seretha D. Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Since the election of President Barack Obama, many pundits have declared that we are living in a "post-racial America," a culture where the legacy of slavery has been erased. The new essays in this collection, however, point to a resurgence of the theme of slavery in American cultural artifacts from the late twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.... more...

  • The New Romanticismby Eberhard Alsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Rethinking Postmodernism(s)by Katrin Amian

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 70.00

    Rethinking Postmodernism(s) revisits three historical sites of American literary postmodernism: the early postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon’s V. (1961), the emancipatory postmodernism of Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), and the late or post-postmodernism of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated (2002). For the first time, it... more...

  • Conflicting Storiesby Elizabeth Ammons

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 36.00

    This study examines the work of a wide range of American women writers at the turn of the 20th century, and looks at issues of race and gender in a firm historical context. more...