Robert McParland

Bestseller: A Century of America's Favorite Books

Citizen Steinbeck

Charles Dickens's American Audience


Bestseller: A Century of America's Favorite Books
America's Favorite Bestselling Books across the past 100 years are discussed in this new book published on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Science Fiction in Classic Rock
The uses of science fiction in rock music are explored in this book.

Native Sons to King's Men: The Literary Landscape of the 1940s
Native Sons to King's Men: The Literary Landscape of the 1940s considers American culture in the 1940s and the key authors who contributed to the literary imagination of the period.

Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People
This book emphasizes the relevance of John Steinbeck's fiction and non-fiction for giving voice to the people in our contemporary society.

Beyond Gatsby: How Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Other Writers Shaped the 1920s
Beyond Gatsby is a cultural history of America through American authors of the 1920s.

Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People will appear in October before the U.S. Presidential election.

Mark Twain's Audience
The international readers and lecture audiences of Mark Twain are examined in this book published in September 2014,

Film and Literary Modernism
This collection of essays on the intersection of modernist film and literature is available in libraries worldwide.

Charles Dickens’s American Audience
Through several sources including statistics, literary biography, newspapers, memoirs, diaries, letters, and interviews this book examines a historical time and an emerging national consciousness that defined the American identity before and after the Civil War. American voices present their views, tastes, emotional reactions and identifications, and deep attachment for Dickens’s characters, stories, themes, and sensibilities as well as for the author himself. Available in more than 200 U.S. and Canada university and college library collections.

Music and Literary Modernism
This book investigateds how music played a role in the work of many modernist writers from James Joyce and T.S. Eliot to Virginia Woolf and James Weldon Johnson. Composers works are also examined.

In the Nick of Time
In the Nick of Time is a collection of stories that flow with humor, mystery, and the dangerous possibilities of imagination. With traces of empathy and irony, these stories explore human connections in a space between wakefulness and sleep, today and yesterday, that is reminiscent of The Twilight Zone.” [From the back cover]

Bloom's How to Write About Joseph Conrad
This book offers a critical consideration of Joseph Conrad’s works: Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, The Secret Agent, Nostromo, “Youth,” “The Secret Sharer,” Under Western Skies, Victory. The author discusses Conrad’s works in sections on Themes, Characters, Philosophy, History and Context, Form and Genre. This book is intended for the general reader and for students working on writing about Conrad’s fiction. See Bloom’s Writing About series. Infobase/Chelsea House.

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 Dickens’s 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 Conrad’s themes, style, and techniques is for those writing on his works.
A collection of short stories.

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