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  • War and Literatureby Laura Ashe; Ian Patterson

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 50.00

    Considerations of writing about war, in war, because of war, and against war, in a wide range of texts from the middle ages onwards. more...

  • American Fiction Since 1940by Tony Hilfer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    In this remarkable book, Tony Hilfer provides a major survey of the wealth of post-war American fiction. He analyses the major modes and genres of writing, from realist to postmodernist metafiction and black humour, the fiction of social protest, women's writing, and the traditions of African-American, Southern and Jewish-American fiction. Key writers... more...

  • The Times Great Women's Livesby Sue Corbett; Lucy Worsley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    With entries dating from 1872 to 2013, Great Women's Lives - the latest in The Times' series of anthologies of its obituaries - focuses attention on almost two centuries of ground-breaking achievements by more than 100 women, not just from Britian but around the world. Mary Somerville (d. 1872), the pioneering mathematician and scientist with whose... more...

  • Fictions Inc.by Ralph Clare

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Fictions Inc. explores how depictions of the corporation in American literature, film, and popular culture have changed over time. Beginning with perhaps the most famous depiction of a corporation?Frank Norris?s The Octopus ?Ralph Clare traces this figure as it shifts from monster to man, from force to ?individual,? and from American industry to... more...

  • Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fictionby Peter Ferry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction is an interdisciplinary study that presents masculinity as a key thematic concern in contemporary New York fiction. This study argues that New York authors do not simply depict masculinity as a social and historical construction but seek to challenge the archetypal ideals of masculinity by writing counter-hegemonic... more...

  • The New Orleans of Fictionby James A. Kaser

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    In The New Orleans of Fiction: A Research Guide , James A. Kaser provides detailed synopses for more than 500 works of fiction significantly set in New Orleans and published between 1836 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information... 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...

  • Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fictionby Judie Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the possibility of terror ? whether state or non-state, external... more...

  • Hypermasculinities in the Contemporary Novelby Josef Benson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    This book examines exaggerated masculinities in select novels by James Baldwin, Cormac McCarthy, and Toni Morrison. Through this analysis Josef Benson connects the masculinities of frontier figures with black male protagonists in postwar American novels, and how these novels present alternative ideal masculinities. more...

  • The Imaginary Libraryby Alvin B. Kernan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this speculative treatment of literature as a social institution, Alvin B. Kernan explores the inability of contemporary writers and critics to maintain a literary vision in a society that denies their values and methods. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...