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  • Horror and the Holyby Kirk Schneider

    Open Court 2013; US$ 21.95

    Dr. Schneider draws upon a detailed and telling analysis of eleven well-known horror stories: Dracula , Frankenstein , The Phantom of the Opera , The Fall of the House of Usher , The Invisible Man , The Incredible Shrinking Man , Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , The Birds , Forbidden Planet , Vertigo , and Alien . He finds that a spiritual understanding... more...

  • Science Fiction and Speculative Fictionby

    SensePublishers 2013; US$ 49.99

    Why did Kurt Vonnegut shun being labeled a writer of science fiction (SF)? How did Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin find themselves in a public argument about the nature of SF? This volume explores the broad category of SF as a genre, as one that challenges readers, viewers, teachers, and scholars, and then as one that is often itself challenged... more...

  • Bridget and Joan's Diaryby Bridget Golightly; Joan Hardcastle

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 12.99

    Meet Bridget and Joan: Thelma and Louise on mobility scooters, reluctant residents of the Second Best Magnolia Retirement Home, and lifelong friends joined at the artificial hip. It?s been a wild year for the two rebellious wrinkletons: sherry and shoplifting, Sanatogen and sexting, and a mysterious toy boy who threatens their lifelong friendship... more...

  • Stadt - Mord - Ordnungby Matteo Colombi

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.76

    Auch für den Krimi gilt: Der Westen Europas kennt den Osten selten gut - dennoch ist er von ihm fasziniert. Neben westlichen Krimis werden immer mehr Geschichten aus dem Osten gelesen, die 'dort' oder 'hier' geschrieben werden. Breslau, Budapest, Kiew, Moskau, Prag, Triest und Zagreb werden zu Krimi-Schauplätzen. Für jede dieser Städte wird eine spezifische... more...

  • Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Cultureby Justin D. Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume, a collection with contributions from some of the major scholars of the Gothic in literature and culture, reflects on how recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with Gothic literary and cultural production. The engaging essays look into the links between technologies and the proliferation of the Gothic... more...

  • 'A New Type of History'by Beverley Southgate

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Linking fiction with history and historical theory, 'A New Type of History': Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past focuses on a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century novelists ? Tolstoy, Proust, John Cowper Powys, Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Penelope Lively, and James Hamilton-Paterson ? who have criticized scientifically based... more...

  • Stream of Consciousness: Poetics of the Universalby Wuteh Vakunta

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 18.00

    On perusing Stream of Consciousness: Poetics of the Universal by Peter Wuteh Vakunta, one is struck by the eclectic and englobing nature of themes broached. Vakunta?s poetry is both a transversal and longitudinal dissection of our world. The poet assumes the posture of a divinity casting interrogative glances at the deeds of humans. Not a single terrestrial... more...

  • Science Fictionby Adam Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    Science Fiction is a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to one of the most popular areas of modern culture. This second edition reflects how the field is rapidly changing in both its practice and its critical reception. With an entirely new conclusion and all other chapters fully reworked and updated, this volume includes: a concise... more...

  • The A to Z of Fantasy Literatureby Brian Stableford

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in... more...

  • Global Crusoeby Dr Ann Marie Fallon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95

    Global Crusoe travels across the twentieth-century globe to explore the huge variety of contemporary incarnations of Daniel Defoe's intrepid character. Reading texts by authors such as Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Derek Walcott and J.M. Coetzee, Fallon argues that the twentieth-century Crusoe is not a lone, struggling survivor, but a cosmopolitan... more...