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  • Home Planetby Vicki C. Hayes

    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...

  • Opening Actsby Catherine Romagnolo

    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...

  • Northrop Frye and Othersby Robert D. Denham

    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...

  • The Gospel of Wealth in the American Novel (Routledge Revivals)by Arun Mukherjee

    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...

  • Representing 9/11by Paul Petrovic

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This diverse collection of essays analyzes popular culture texts?including novel, films, and television shows?that demonstrate a variety of attitudes in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. more...

  • Black Stereotypes in Popular Series Fiction, 1851-1955by Bernard A. Drew

    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...

  • Postcolonial Life Narrativesby Gillian Whitlock

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    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...

  • 9/11 Fiction, Empathy, and Othernessby Tim Gauthier

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    9/11 Fiction, Empathy, and Otherness analyzes recent works of fiction whose principal subject is the attacks of September 11, 2001. more...

  • Small Towns in Recent American Crime Fictionby David Geherin

    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...

  • The Confidence Game in American Literatureby Warwick Wadlington

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 48.95 US$ 39.16

    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...