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Robert McParland's new book is The People We Meet in Stories: Literary Characters of the 1950s. Discover it at your local library, at Rowman and Littlefield, or on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online booksellers.

The People We Meet in Stories

Characters of the 1950s from Holden Caulfield, Lolita, and Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea to Perry Mason and James Bond appear in The People We Meet in Stories.

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Essays in Cultural Intertexts and Symbiosis Journal of Transatlantic Studies.

New essays by Robert McParland appear in Cultural Intertexts and in Symbiosis Journal of Transatlantic Studies.

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The Rock Music Imagination

The Rock Music Imagination explores creativity in rock music.

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Bestseller: A Century of America's Favorite Books in Libraries

Public libraries (Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Fairfax, Rochester, Onondaga) and university libraries have begun to acquire the first library copies of Bestseller: A Century of America's Favorite Books.

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Bestseller: A Century of America's Favorite Books Published December 2018

Bestseller: A Century of America's Favorite Books is a cultural study of America and American popular culture seen through the bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles from 1900 to 2018. This book is a reference volume that investigates the responses of readers, lists all top bestselling books, discusses publication trends, and provides biographical sketches of bestselling authors.
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Beyond Gatsby Now in More Than 800 Libraries

Beyond Gatsby is now in more than 800 libraries.

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Beyond Gatsby

Beyond Gatsby has been published (April 2015). It will be featured in the book display at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston later this month. The book is about American culture and writers of the 1920s.

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Mark Twain's Audience

"Mark Twain's Audience" has been published.

"This is more than a study of literary influence. Robert McParland has driven a core sample deep into the history of American culture, revealing the responses that Mark Twain evoked in readers of all social and ethnic backgrounds." - Jonathan Rose, Author of The Literary Churchill.
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Short Story "My True Love Sent to Me" in Pomona Valley Review May 2014 Issue

It's Christmas in May as the short story "My True Love Sent to Me" appears this month in the Pomona Valley Review.
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"Dickens and Opera" Appears in "The Human"

"The Human" has published "Dickens and Opera" on sound in Dickens's writing, his visit to Italy, and his interest in Itaian opera.
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