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Whatever happens.

Conley, Tim.
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(2018)  | 9781897178133 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 176pp
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Whatever Happens is a collection of stories for people who feel that reality is not the best deal going. Tim Conley explores the fragility of our perceptions as well as the illusions that we so badly need. Sometimes spare, these sixteen stories move between the obsessive and the disinterested. Influenced...

George oppen : the words in action.

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(2018)  | 9781611487510 | Bucknell University Press | pbk. | book | 232pp
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George Oppen's standing in American poetry has never been greater. Yet despite the mass of critical writing since his death in 1984, the essential basis of the verse--the words on the page and their acoustics--has rarely been the subject of discussion. In this book therefore Richard Swigg breaks away...

Climate Change in Canadian Literature

Hulan, Renee.
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(2018)  | 9783319693286 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 86pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Climate Change and Writing the Canadian Arctic explores the impact of climate change on Canadian literary culture.  Analysis of the changing rhetoric surrounding the discovery of the lost ships of the Franklin expedition serves to highlight the political and economic interests that have historically...

Stephen King in the New Millennium: Gothic Mediations on New Writing Materialities

Feleki, N. Despoina. Feleki, Despoina N.
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(2018)  | 9781527504073 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 265pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This exciting exploration of Stephen King’s digital writing maneuvers and electronic ventures on online platforms and e-readers unravels the author’s latest writing techniques and justifies his unprecedented success in the new millennium. It investigates the latest additions to the Master of Horror’s...

A portrait of the lady in modern american literature : poor little rich girl.

Pozorski, Aimee.
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(2018)  | 9781527505742 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 215pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"A Portrait of the Lady in Modern American Literature is a collection of fifteen original essays, and a reprint of a classic essay, that reconsiders the figure of the woman in distress in canonical American texts. Approached from the method of close reading and the theoretical perspective of gender...

The Spring Visitors

Hayes, Karel.
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(2018)  | 9781608939671 | Down East Books | hbk. | book | 32pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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The continuing adventures of Karel Hayes’ beloved family of bears as they findclever ways to make the most of a summer cottage yet are able to avoid(sometimes narrowly) discovery by the human owners. In this fifth book in KarelHayes’ acclaimed Visitors series, the family of bears awakens in the...

Using Informational Text to Teach The Great Gatsby

Chenelle, Susan. Fisch, Audrey.
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(2018)  | 9781475831016 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Coming in January 2018
The Common Core State Standards initiated major changes for language artsteachers, particularly the emphasis on “informational text.” Language artsteachers were asked to shift attention toward informational texts without takingaway from the teaching of literature. Teachers, however, need to incorporatenonfiction...

Paul Bowles's Literary Engagement with Morocco: Poetic Space, Liminality, and In-Betweenness

Benlemlih, Bouchra.
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(2018)  | 9781498548021 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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This study argues that Paul Bowles is more perceptive than many Americantravelers in Morocco. The book provides us with what are perhaps the mostsustained meditations to date on Bowles’s translation work and hisautobiography, as well as perceptive analyses of key stories such as “ADistant Episode”...

Edgar Allan Poe across Disciplines, Genres and Languages

Amendola, Alfonso. Barone, Linda.
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(2018)  | 9781527503878 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 335pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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This collection of essays, which rediscovers Edgar Allan Poe’s not forgotten lore, comprises a two-headed scholarly body, drawing from communication and linguistics and literature, although it also includes many other academic offshoots which explore Poe’s labyrinthine and variegated imagination.

The...

Writing the Modern American West

Millard, Kenneth.
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(2018)  | 9781527503991 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 195pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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Where does a novel really begin? Does it start on the first page, or is there some earlier point of beginning in the story that is the true point of beginning? How far back in history might we go, looking for where stories begin? What is the real “origin” of narrative? Writing the Modern American West...

Alice mcdermott's fiction : voice, memory, trauma, and lies.

Corso, Gail Shanley.
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(2018)  | 9781433144165 | Peter Lang Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 31/1/2018
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Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore: Essays from a Critical Renaissance

Carson, Hubbard Stacy. Gregory, Elizabeth.
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(2018)  | 9783319651088 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 296pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This collection represents a new range of critical awareness and marks the burgeoning of what is a twenty-first-century Marianne Moore renaissance. The essays explore Moore’s participation in modernist movements and communities, her impact on subsequent generations of artists, and the dynamics of her...

Fatherhood 4.0 : new idad application across cultures.

Higgins, Dalton.
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(2018)  | 9781897178430 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 286pp
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Desperate to right old wrongs, a wealthy client hires Russell Quant to locate her son Matthew, lost to her for twenty years. But can money relieve remorse? Tracking Matthew's life from the drug culture of a pleasant prairie city's underbelly to the stunning vistas, vibrant townships, and wild safaris...

Iced : the new noir anthology of cold hard fiction.

Schooley, Kerry J. Sellers, Peter. , Insomniac Press.
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(2018)  | 9781894663113 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 190pp
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If you are looking for foggy, dimly lit alleys echoing with the click-clack of a woman's high-heeled shoes, where a mook stiffs you for a drink, and where a glance can kill, look no further. This is the best in contemporary Canadian noir fiction. Sixteen stories from both award-winning veteran crime...

Aloha, candy hearts.

Bidulka, Anthony.
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(2018)  | 9781897178768 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 244pp
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Private detective Russell Quant is perplexed. From the middle of the Pacific to the middle of Canada, he's missing clues and proposing answers that only beg questions. The parking lot murder of a passing acquaintance draws Quant to a poem that just might be a treasure map. But is it treasure or extortion...

Shaw’s Ibsen: A Reappraisal

Templeton, Joan.
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(2018)  | 9781137543417 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xxv, 323pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book argues that Shaw was a masterful reader of Ibsen's plays both as texts and as the cornerstone of the modern theatre. Dismantling the notion that Shaw distorted Ibsen to promote his own view of the world, and establishing Shaw’s initial interest in Ibsen as the poet of Peer Gynt, it chronicles...

Politics and Affect in Black Women's Fiction

GLASS, Kathy.
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(2017)  | 9781498538398 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 134pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Exploring literary possibilities, Politics and Affect reads black women’stexts as richly creative documents saturated with sociopolitical value.Interested in how African American women writers from the nineteenth century tothe present have mined the politics of affect and emotion to document love,shame,...

Voices of Resistance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Chican@ Children's Literature

Alamillo, Laura. Herrera, Cristina. Mercado-Lopez, Larissa M.
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(2017)  | 9781475834031 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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The banning of Mexican-American Studies and censorship of Chican@-authored booksin Arizona were part of a succession of anti-Mexican and anti-Chican@ policiesthat were enacted across the state and in the education system. Thecounterstories offered through these classes and literature not only created...

Paul bowles's literary engagement with morocco : poetic space, liminality, and in-betweenness.

Benlemlih, Bouchra. Hibbard, Allen.
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(2017)  | 9781498548045 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 13/12/2017
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Multilingualism and Modernity: Barbarisms in Spanish and American Literature

Lonsdale, Laura.
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(2017)  | 9783319673271 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 246pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book explores multilingualism as an imaginative articulation of the experience of modernity in twentieth-century Spanish and American literature. It argues that while individual multilingual practices are highly singular, literary multilingualism exceeds the conventional bounds of modernism to...

Reading the Novels of John Williams: A Flaw of Light

Asquith, Mark.
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(2017)  | 9781498545426 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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John Williams, as the New Yorker noted recently, was author of ‘the greatestAmerican novel you’ve have never heard of.’ He died in obscurity, but hasenjoyed a literary renaissance due to the worldwide critical acclaim greetingrecent reissues of his major novel Butcher’s Crossing, Augustus andparticularly...

Alice munro and the anatomy of the short story.

Palusci, Oriana. , Palusci, Oriana.
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(2017)  | 9781527503533 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 205pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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Alice Munro has devoted her entire career to the short story form in her fourteen collections, having won the Nobel Prize in Literature “as master of the contemporary short story”. This edited volume investigates her art as a storyteller, the processes she performs on the contemporary short story genre...

Something Complete and Great: The Centennial Study of My Ántonia

Bernardini, Caterina. Homestead, Melissa J. Prenatt, Diane. Stout, Janis P. , Blackford, Holly.
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(2017)  | 9781683931256 | Fairleigh Dickinson University | hbk. | book | 318pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
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This volume situates My Ántonia as a novel that stands the test of time byincluding in its pages an extraordinarily wide range of historical, cultural,literary, psychological, thematic, perceptual, and stylistic issues. The volumeprovides an analysis and assessment of complexities in the novel as well...

The Poetics of Migration in Contemporary Irish Poetry

McDaid, Ailbhe.
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(2017)  | 9783319638041 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxix, 265pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book offers fresh critical interpretation of two of the central tenets of Irish culture – migration and memory. From its starting point with the ‘New Irish’ generation of poets in the United States during the 1980s and concluding with the technological innovations of 21st-century poetry, this study...

The Redemptioner

PENNYPACKER, Isaac R. Pennypacker, Isaac Rusling.
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(2017)  | 9781493033133 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 190pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
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The sea chest with four hundred pounds sterling cleverly hidden in a secretcompartment rested abandoned on the quay as the square-rigger put out fromEngland in a freshening breeze. Young Richard Holt, the now penniless owner ofthe chest, was headed for Philadelphia in the tumultuous year of 1774, and...

The Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary Literary Response to Trauma

Osborne, Monica.
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(2017)  | 9781498564908 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 218pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Since the end of World War II we have witnessed countless artistic responses tothe Holocaust, yet we remain unable to adequately address the atrocities. WhileTheodor Adorno later rescinded his comments on the barbaric nature of writingpoetry after Auschwitz, The Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary...

Voices of Resistance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Chican@ Children's Literature

Alamillo, Laura. Herrera, Cristina. Mercado-Lopez, Larissa M.
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(2017)  | 9781475834048 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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The banning of Mexican-American Studies and censorship of Chican@-authored booksin Arizona were part of a succession of anti-Mexican and anti-Chican@ policiesthat were enacted across the state and in the education system. Thecounterstories offered through these classes and literature not only created...

 

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