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- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00
Ibn Tufayl (1105–1185) was an Andalusian courtier, philosopher, Sufi master, and royal physician to the Almohad Caliphs. He inspired the 12th-century Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy and through his sponsorship he was also responsible for the career of the most renowned Aristotelian of medieval times, Abu al-Walid Ibn Rushd (the Latin... more...
- 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 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00
Insistence of the Material engages with recent theories of materiality and biopolitics to provide a radical reinterpretation of experimental fiction in the second half of the twentieth century. In contrast to readings that emphasize the metafictional qualities of these works, Christopher Breu examines this literature?s focus on the material conditions... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...