Robert McParland

Bestseller: America's Favorite Books will be published in time for the holidays in December 2018.

Quarternotes Newsletter: A Quarterly News Update

New Book Arriving in December.

Bestseller: A Century of America's Favorite Books

Popular Music Books Published in 2018:
Finding God in the Devil's Music: Critical Essays on Rock and Religion
Myth and Magic in Heavy Metal Music

Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People
Citizen Steinbeck

Beyond Gatsby was featured in book displays at the American Popular Culture Conference in New Orleans and at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston. In April, Robert McParland spoke at the American Popular Culture Conference in New Orleans and lectured on the book for seniors in Bergen County, New Jersey. A paper on Soren Kierkegaard was presented at an ethics conference and an essay on Charles Dickens and George Orwell was published in The Apollonian.

Beyond Gatsby Now Available

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Selected Works

History; Bestselling Books
America's favorite books across the past 100 years are discussed in this new book to be published in December 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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