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- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00
In the beginning there was . . . the beginning. And with the beginning came the power to tell a story. Few book-length studies of narrative beginnings exist, and not one takes a feminist perspective. Opening Acts reveals the important role of beginnings as moments of discursive authority with power and agency that have been appropriated by writers... more...
- Saddleback Educational Publishing 2015; US$ 10.95
Sam was born on the moon. He lives on a moon base with his parents. He?s never been to Earth. But there?s a school break, and his aunt invites him to stay with her family. Sam is excited. He will get to spend time with his cousin, Linn. She will show him around. His parents know he will love his home planet. Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2015; US$ 22.99
Eminent Frye scholar Robert D. Denham explores the connection between Frye and writers who influenced his thinking but about whom he never wrote anything extensive: Aristotle, Longinus, Joachim of Floris, Giordano Bruno, Henry Reynolds, Robert Burton, Kierkegaard, Lewis Carroll, Stéphane Mallarmé, Colin Still, Paul Tillich, and Frances A. Yates. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95
Business and the businessman have had a fundamental place in American society since the inception of the nation. This tenet, the ?gospel of wealth?, is a central concern in the novels of Theodore Dreiser and his contemporaries. First published in 1987, this study sets this group of writers in their historical context and shows how they elaborated... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
Even well-meaning fiction writers of the late Jim Crow era (1900-1955) perpetuated racial stereotypes in their depiction of black characters. From 1918 to 1952, Octavus Roy Cohen turned out a remarkable 360 short stories featuring Florian Slappey and the schemers, romancers and ditzes of Birmingham's Darktown for The Saturday Evening Post and other... more...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 30.99
Postcolonial Life Narrative traces the long and vibrant tradition of autobiographical writing in colonial and postcolonial literatures. Drawing together a selection of topics and texts from Africa, the Caribbean, Africa, North America, and India, it encourages readers to take a more expansive and innovative approach to this emerging field. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00
Small towns have long been a commonplace setting in crime and mystery fiction, but usually only in cozy mysteries. The crimes in these novels typically are solved by amateur sleuths like Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, whose efforts restore tranquility to a quiet community. But in recent years writers of realistic crime fiction have discovered fresh... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 48.95 US$ 44.54
Drawing on modern studies of rhetoric and the concept of the Trickster, the author examines Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Nathanael West as creators of a fictive experience centered in deceptive or problematic transactions of confidence. The model of a confidence game , suggested by the writers' own thematic preoccupations, permits an analysis... more...