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.
Robert McParland's newest book is Cultural Memory, Consciousness, and the Modernist Novel. Also available 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 Rock Music Imagination explores creativity in rock music.
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.
Beyond Gatsby is now in more than 800 libraries.
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.
"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.