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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fictionby William Vesterman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Ideology of Conduct (Routledge Revivals)by Nancy Armstrong; Leonard Tennenhouse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In The Ideology of Conduct , first published in 1987, scholars from various fields, from the medieval period to the present day, discuss literature in which the sole purpose is to instruct women in how to make themselves desirable. This collection investigates how middle-class writers who had long emulated the behaviour of the aristocracy began... more...

  • Fake Identity?by Laura Browder; Ramin Djahazi; Maryann Henck; Martin Holtz; Christian Knirsch; Yulia Kozyrakis; Jan D. Kucharzewski; Stefan Löchle; Stefanie Mueller; Caroline Rosenthal; Stefanie Schäfer; Wieland Schwanebeck; Drew Hayden Taylor; Caroline Rosenthal; Stefanie Schäfer

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 38.30

    Hochstapler geben vor, jemand zu sein, der sie nicht sind. Sie konstruieren eine Lebensgeschichte, die sich bestimmter kultureller Vorannahmen und Stereotype bedient, um für andere glaubhaft zu sein. Doch ist Identität nicht stets auch Produkt eines erzählerischen Selbstentwurfs? Am Beispiel von wahren und imaginierten Fällen von Betrügern in Nordamerika... more...

  • Pregnancy in Literature and Filmby Parley Ann Boswell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This exploration of the ways in which pregnancy affects narrative, begins with two canonical American texts, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1848) and Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861), and relying on such diverse works as Frankenstein, Peyton Place, Beloved, and I Love Lucy, the book chronicles how pregnancy... more...

  • American Women Short Story Writersby Julie Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    This collection of original and classic essays examines the contributions that female authors have made to the short story. The introductory chapter discusses why genre critics have ignored works by women and why feminist scholars have ignored the short story genre. Subsequent chapters discuss early stories by such authors as Lydia Maria Child and... more...