Robert McParland

Bestseller: A Century of America's Favorite Books

Bestseller: A Century of America's Favorite Books

Native Sons to King's Men- The Literary Landscape of 1940s America

Citizen Steinbeck Published

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Beyond Gatsby: How Fitzgerald, Hemingway and the Writers of the 1920s Shaped American Culture. Published April 1, 2015. Now available.

Robert McParland's essay on Quadrophenia "To the Sea and Sand" appears in the recently published The Who and Philosophy, edited by Rocco Gennaro and Casey Harison.

Mark Twain's Audience

Mark Twain's Audience offers a cultural history of late nineteenth century America through the responses of Mark Twain's readers to his writings.

Bestseller: A Century of America's Favorite Books Now Published - December 15, 2018

Popular Music Books Published

September 28, 2012

Tags: popular music

Essays appear in several recently published books on popular music:

"A Generation Lost In Space" in Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?-Essays on Don McLean's 'American Pie'" Published September 2012
"Down to the River: John Fogerty's Imagined Southern Gothic" in Finding Fogerty. Publication December 2012
"Facing the Music: The Poetics of Bruce Springsteen" (more…)

Reviews of Charles Dickens's American Audience

September 6, 2012

Tags: Book Reviews

Charles Dickens's American Audience has been reviewed in the following

Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, Vol.4 (Fall 2012): 29-32.
SHARP News Vol. 21, No. 3 (2012) p.11.
Victorian Studies Vol. 54, No. 2 (Winter 2012) pp. 374-76.
Nineteenth Century Studies Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 402-06.
Dickens Studies Annual (2012)
Choice Reviews (2011)

Selected Works

History; Bestselling Books; Literature
America's favorite books across the past 100 years are discussed in this new book published on December 15, 2018.
Science fiction and mythology have often been present in the imagery, lyrics, and sound of progressive rock music and in other styles of rock music. This book looks at the work of David Bowie, ELO, Alan Parsons, ELP, Pink Floyd, Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, and other bands.
History; Literary Criticism
Cultural History-Literary Criticism-Critical Biography
Citizen Steinbeck covers the career and works of American author John Steinbeck.
Literature and Cultural History
Beyond Gatsby discusses the American writers of the 1920s.
Literature and Cultural History
Reader response, book history, and American cultural history.
This is the first study of Dickensís American readers and audience for his American readings.Bela Kornitzer Award Winner.
Film Studies
Film and Literary Modernism is a collection of essays about the arts, literary modernism, and film making from 1900 through the 1960s.
Explores the connections between music and literature.
This study of Conradís themes, style, and techniques is for those writing on his works.
A collection of short stories.

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