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Product Description: Socially, politically, and artistically, the 1950s make up an odd interlude between the first half of the twentieth century―still tied to the problems and orders of the Victorian era and Gilded Age―and the pervasive transformations of the later sixties...read more

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9781421420875 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Socially, politically, and artistically, the 1950s make up an odd interlude between the first half of the twentieth century―still tied to the problems and orders of the Victorian era and Gilded Age―and the pervasive transformations of the later sixties.

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Product Description: Examining the development of gay American fiction and providing an essential reading list, this literary survey covers 257 works--novels, novellas, a graphic story cycle and a narrative poem--in which gay and bisexual male characters play a major role...read more

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9780786499052, titled "Gay American Novels, 1870–1970: A Reader’s Guide" | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, January 21, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Examining the development of gay American fiction and providing an essential reading list, this literary survey covers 257 works--novels, novellas, a graphic story cycle and a narrative poem--in which gay and bisexual male characters play a major role.

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Product Description: The rise of the Christian Right took many writers and literary critics by surprise, trained as we were to think that religions waned as societies became modern. In If God Meant to Interfere, Christopher Douglas shows that American writers struggled to understand and respond to this new social and political force...read more

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9781501702112 | Cornell Univ Pr, May 17, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The rise of the Christian Right took many writers and literary critics by surprise, trained as we were to think that religions waned as societies became modern.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780691642185 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: In this speculative treatment of literature as a social institution, Alvin B.
9780691065045 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 1, 1982, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: In this speculative treatment of literature as a social institution, Alvin B.

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9780691614564 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In this speculative treatment of literature as a social institution, Alvin B.

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Product Description: During the twentieth century, the rise of the concept of Americanization―shedding ethnic origins and signs of "otherness" to embrace a constructed American identity―was accompanied by a rhetoric of personal transformation that would ultimately characterize the American Dream...read more

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9780813938615 | Univ of Virginia Pr, April 6, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: During the twentieth century, the rise of the concept of Americanization―shedding ethnic origins and signs of "otherness" to embrace a constructed American identity―was accompanied by a rhetoric of personal transformation that would ultimately characterize the American Dream.

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9780813938622 | Univ of Virginia Pr, April 6, 2016, cover price $29.50 | About this edition: During the twentieth century, the rise of the concept of Americanization―shedding ethnic origins and signs of "otherness" to embrace a constructed American identity―was accompanied by a rhetoric of personal transformation that would ultimately characterize the American Dream.

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Product Description: The first book in many years to take in the full sweep of national fiction, The Dream of the Great American Novel explains why this supposedly antiquated idea continues to thrive. It shows that four G.A.N. "scripts" are keys to the dynamics of American literature and identity--and to the myth of a nation perpetually under construction...read more

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9780674051157 | Belknap Pr, February 10, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The idea of "the great American novel" continues to thrive almost as vigorously as in its nineteenth-century heyday, defying 150 years of attempts to dismiss it as amateurish or obsolete.

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9780674659896 | Reprint edition (Belknap Pr, May 9, 2016), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The first book in many years to take in the full sweep of national fiction, The Dream of the Great American Novel explains why this supposedly antiquated idea continues to thrive.

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Product Description: Typically, studies of early cinema’s relation to literature have focused on the interactions between film and modernism. When film first emerged, however, it was naturalism, not modernism, competing for the American public’s attention...read more

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9781138183483 | Routledge, March 21, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Typically, studies of early cinema’s relation to literature have focused on the interactions between film and modernism.

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Product Description: Invisible Subjects broadens the archive of Asian American studies, using advances in Asian American history and historiography to reinterpret the politics of the major figures of post-World War II American literature and criticism...read more

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9780190456252 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 2016, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: Invisible Subjects broadens the archive of Asian American studies, using advances in Asian American history and historiography to reinterpret the politics of the major figures of post-World War II American literature and criticism.

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Product Description: If game theory, the mathematical simulation of rational decision-making first axiomatically established by the Hungarian-born American mathematician John von Neumann, is to prove worthy of literary hermeneutics, then critics must be able to apply its models to texts written without a working knowledge of von Neumann's discipline in mind...read more

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9781137590541 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 6, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: If game theory, the mathematical simulation of rational decision-making first axiomatically established by the Hungarian-born American mathematician John von Neumann, is to prove worthy of literary hermeneutics, then critics must be able to apply its models to texts written without a working knowledge of von Neumann's discipline in mind.

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Product Description: After World War II and well beyond the Black Arts Movement, African American novelists struggled with white literary expectations imposed upon them. Aesthetics as varied as New Criticism and Deconstruction fueled these struggles, and black writers—facing these struggles— experienced an ethical crisis...read more

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9780814293157 | Cdr edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, March 28, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: After World War II and well beyond the Black Arts Movement, African American novelists struggled with white literary expectations imposed upon them.
9780814212141 | Ohio State Univ Pr, March 28, 2013, cover price $51.95 | About this edition: After World War II and well beyond the Black Arts Movement, African American novelists struggled with white literary expectations imposed upon them.

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9780814253793 | Reprint edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, March 18, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: After World War II and well beyond the Black Arts Movement, African American novelists struggled with white literary expectations imposed upon them.
9780300022926, titled "Mingled Yarn: Chronicle of a Troubled Family" | Yale Univ Pr, September 10, 1978, cover price $17.00 | also contains Mingled Yarn: Chronicle of a Troubled Family
9780300022896, titled "The Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835" | Yale Univ Pr, August 1, 1978, cover price $15.00 | also contains The Bonds of Womanhood: ""Woman''s Sphere"" in New England, 1780-1835 | About this edition: Relies upon private and public documents of the time to investigate the circumstances and consciousness of middle-class women and to examine concepts of 'woman's place.

The Forsaken Son engages the provocative coincidence of the vocabularies of infanticide and Christianity, specifically atonement theology, in six modern American novels: Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away, the first two installments of John Updike’s Rabbit tetralogy, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Joyce Carol Oates’s My Sister, My Love, and Cormac McCarthy’s Outer Dark.Christian atonement theology explains why God lets His son be crucified. Yet in recent years, as an increasing number of scholars have come to reject that explanation, the cross reverts from saving grace to trauma—or even crime. More bluntly, without atonement, the cross may be a filicide, in which God forces his son to die for no apparent reason. Pederson argues that the novels about child murder mentioned above likewise give voice to modern skepticism about traditional atonement theology.

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9780810132283 | Northwestern Univ Pr, April 20, 2016, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: The Forsaken Son engages the provocative coincidence of the vocabularies of infanticide and Christianity, specifically atonement theology, in six modern American novels: Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away, the first two installments of John Updike’s Rabbit tetralogy, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Joyce Carol Oates’s My Sister, My Love, and Cormac McCarthy’s Outer Dark.

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9780810132276 | Northwestern Univ Pr, April 20, 2016, cover price $34.95

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9781623560041 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 31, 2014, cover price $110.00

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9781501317651 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 28, 2016), cover price $39.95

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Product Description: Beyond Borders compiles essays from various authors who explore the queerness of young adult literature that contains lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning characters, some written by LGBTQ identified authors, while presenting lessons for secondary English classrooms...read more
By David Lee Carlson (editor) and Darla Linville (editor)

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9781433129544 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, November 23, 2015, cover price $159.95 | About this edition: Beyond Borders compiles essays from various authors who explore the queerness of young adult literature that contains lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning characters, some written by LGBTQ identified authors, while presenting lessons for secondary English classrooms.

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9781433129537 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, November 10, 2015, cover price $40.95 | About this edition: Beyond Borders compiles essays from various authors who explore the queerness of young adult literature that contains lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning characters, some written by LGBTQ identified authors, while presenting lessons for secondary English classrooms.

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Product Description: Race and utopia have been fundamental features of US American culture since the origins of the country. However, racial ideology has often contradicted the ideals of social and political equality in the United States. This book surveys reimaginings of race in major late twentieth-century US American utopian novels from the 1970s to the 1990s...read more

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9783034319164 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, November 18, 2015, cover price $62.95 | About this edition: Race and utopia have been fundamental features of US American culture since the origins of the country.

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Product Description: The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel offers a comprehensive analysis of U.S. modernism as part of a wider, global literature. Both modernist and American literary studies have been reshaped by waves of scholarship that unsettled prior consensuses regarding America's relation to transnational, diasporic, and indigenous identities and aesthetics; the role of visual and musical arts in narrative experimentation; science and technology studies; and allegiances across racial, ethnic, gendered, and sexual social groups...read more
By Joshua L. Miller (editor)

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9781107083950 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 26, 2015, cover price $89.99 | About this edition: The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel offers a comprehensive analysis of U.

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9781107445895 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 17, 2015, cover price $27.99

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Product Description: Shell Shock, Memory, and the Novel in the Wake of World War I explores the narrative traces, subaltern faces, and commemorative spaces of shell shock in wartime and postwar novels by Mulk Raj Anand, Ford Madox Ford, Mary A. Ward, George Washington Lee, Ernest Hemingway, F...read more

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9781107114203 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 9, 2015, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Shell Shock, Memory, and the Novel in the Wake of World War I explores the narrative traces, subaltern faces, and commemorative spaces of shell shock in wartime and postwar novels by Mulk Raj Anand, Ford Madox Ford, Mary A.

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Product Description: As part of the contemporary reassessment of trauma that goes beyond Freudian psychoanalysis, Laurie Vickroy theorizes trauma in the context of psychological, literary, and cultural criticism. Focusing on novels by Margaret Atwood, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Jeanette Winterson, and Chuck Palahniuk, she shows how these writers try to enlarge our understanding of the relationship between individual traumas and the social forces of injustice, oppression, and objectification...read more

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9780813937373, titled "Reading Trauma Narratives: The Contemporary Novel & the Psychology of Oppression" | Univ of Virginia Pr, October 30, 2015, cover price $59.50 | About this edition: As part of the contemporary reassessment of trauma that goes beyond Freudian psychoanalysis, Laurie Vickroy theorizes trauma in the context of psychological, literary, and cultural criticism.

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9780813937380 | Univ of Virginia Pr, October 30, 2015, cover price $24.50 | About this edition: As part of the contemporary reassessment of trauma that goes beyond Freudian psychoanalysis, Laurie Vickroy theorizes trauma in the context of psychological, literary, and cultural criticism.
9780534922740, titled "International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior" | South-Western Pub, July 1, 1991, cover price $96.95 | also contains International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior | About this edition: This book should be of interest to professional courses in personnel/human resource management.

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Product Description: 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 from historically marginalized groups...read more

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9780803269637 | 1 edition (Univ of Nebraska Pr, October 1, 2015), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In the beginning there was .

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9780533136179, titled "200 Suggestions to Help Your Child Excel in School" | Vantage Pr, July 1, 2001, cover price $21.95 | also contains 200 Suggestions to Help Your Child Excel in School

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Product Description: Following scholarship on gender in science fiction, this book explores the limits of considering age as a social construction, positing that an acknowledgement of aged bodies necessarily changes the way we read both age and science fiction...read more

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9781138842571 | Routledge, October 27, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Following scholarship on gender in science fiction, this book explores the limits of considering age as a social construction, positing that an acknowledgement of aged bodies necessarily changes the way we read both age and science fiction.

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Product Description: During the Cold War, many popular American novels were labelled "middlebrow," leading to a general belief that these texts held less intellectual merit. Perrin debunks these unfair assumptions through works by James Michener, Harper Lee, and Leon Uris, arguing that such writers made a major contribution to the tradition of American literature...read more

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9781137541307, titled "The Aesthetics of Middlebrow Fiction: Popular US Novels, Modernism, and Form 1945–75" | Palgrave Macmillan, August 4, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: During the Cold War, many popular American novels were labelled "middlebrow," leading to a general belief that these texts held less intellectual merit.

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Product Description: "Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound . . . It's Superman!" Bending Steel examines the historical origins and cultural significance of Superman and his fellow American crusaders...read more

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9781628462210 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, July 16, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: "Faster than a speeding bullet.

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A guide to complementary medicine discusses a variety of conventional and alternative remedies for such conditions as back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, gout, arthritis, and Lyme disease. Original.

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9780425156940, titled "Treating Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Joint Conditions" | Berkley Pub Group, May 1, 1997, cover price $5.99 | also contains Treating Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Joint Conditions | About this edition: A guide to complementary medicine discusses a variety of conventional and alternative remedies for such conditions as back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, gout, arthritis, and Lyme disease.
9780425156889, titled "Lifeline" | Berkley Pub Group, March 1, 1997, cover price $5.99 | also contains Lifeline | About this edition: Sensing a good story in Donna Marchant, an abused woman, reporter Jack McMorrow is horrified when Donna is murdered after his article is published and the suspicion falls on her boyfriend and him.

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