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Imaginary Homelands of Writers in Exile:

Salman Rushdie, Bharati Mukherjee, and V.S. Naipaul
Cristina Emanuela Dascalu
ISBN: 9781934043738

An eloquently argued book with meticulous theoretical groundwork, Imaginary Homelands of Writers in Exile presents a most lucid and concise examination of exile. Read More..

Postcolonial Literary History and Indian English Fiction

Paul Sharrad
ISBN: 9781604975604

This innovative book is the successful outcome of a difficult feat––it represents an interesting new approach to a well-trodden field of study. This book will contribute significantly to postcolonial studies and advances the ever more richly complicated discourse that has emerged in the field. Read More..

What Is Eating Latin American Women Writers:

Food, Weight, and Eating Disorders
Renée S. Scott
ISBN: 9781604976403

This book fills a theoretical void because it speaks to an ever-growing interest in Latin American literature about women, food, and the body. This study not only traces for the first time the historical development of the topics of food, eating consumption, and body image but also features well-known authors and others who are yet to be discovered in United States. Read More..

Cinematic Portraits of Evil:

Christian de Chalonge’s Docteur Petiot and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen
Esther Rowlands
ISBN: 9781604976441

This book seeks to establish a new way of examining not only history but contemporary manners of historical representation on film, as well as their cultural and philosophical implications. It aims to advance new ways of investigating the past with films that are, on the surface, only tangentially related to traditional manners of historical representation. Read More..

Pat Barker and the Mediation of Social Reality

David Waterman
ISBN: 9781604976496

In this critical study, David Waterman examines questions of social representation in all of Pat Barker’s novels, published over the last twenty-five years, from Union Street (1982) to the recent Life Class (2007). This is an important book for scholars interested in contemporary British fiction, women’s writing, and social-psychological approaches to literature. Read More..

The Trouble with Dreiser:

Harper and the Editing of Jennie Gerhardt
Annemarie Koning Whaley
ISBN: 9781604976434

This book is the first extensive study of the damaging effects of the editorial process on a significant work of American literature. This study carefully compares the restored edition to the 1911 edition, revealing clear and precise patterns to the Harper editing. It is an important work for collections of American literature, Theodore Dreiser, textual studies, early twentieth-century cultural studies (especially those interested in ethnicity), and early twentieth-century historical studies. Read More..

Tolstoy’s Pacifism

Colm McKeogh
ISBN: 9781604976342

Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was the most influential, challenging, and provocative pacifist of his generation. In this first study of Tolstoy’s pacifism, Colm McKeogh unravels the complexities of Tolstoy’s writings on Christianity and political violence. This work serves scholars of political science by bringing together relevant extracts from Tolstoy’s writings and providing a succinct treatment of the core political issues. Read More..

Reading Blindly:

Literature, Otherness, and the Possibility of an Ethical Reading
Jeremy Fernando
ISBN: 9781604976335

This book attempts to conceive of the possibility of an ethics of reading––“reading” being understood as the relation to an other that occurs prior to any semantic or formal identification, and therefore prior to any attempt at assimilating what is being read to the one who reads. Read More..

Travel Narratives from New Mexico:

Reconstructing Identity and Truth
John Dean
ISBN: 9781604976311

Through a postcolonial lens, this study negotiates travel and encounter narratives that imagine and re-imagine New Mexico during one of its most dynamic shifts in identity: from the mid-19th century (when the United States conquered Mexico and made New Mexico a U.S. territory) to the mid-20th century when the Native American literary renaissance began). Issues of identity (transformed by the New Mexico landscape) and race, religion and culture (through the lens of colonialism) are illuminated and clearly explained . Read More..

William Dean Howells and the American Memory Crisis

Lance Rubin
ISBN: 9781604975444

"Lance Rubin‘s William Dean Howells and the American Memory Crisis is a valuable addition to the field. Rubin not only addresses Howells‘s late short fiction, he does so in a novel way, simultaneously introducing the work to a new group of readers—memory is a popular field of inquiry in the humanities and social sciences—and putting it in a fresh interpretive light for Howellsians and others interested in the period." — The Howellsian Read More..

 

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