2004 University Press Books

 

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800-899 Literature and Rhetoric

800-819 American Literature

830-889 French, Italian, Germanic, and Latin Literature

 

820-829 British Literature

 

890-899 Literature of Other Languages

 

 

   

800-819 American Literature

808

Gutkind, Lee

Forever Fat: Essays by the Godfather

201 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University of Nebraska Press

Dubbed the "godfather behind creative nonfiction" by Vanity Fair, Lee Gutkind takes the opportunity of these essays, and the rich material of his own life, to define, defend, and further expand the genre he has done so much to shape. The result is an explosive and hilarious memoir of Gutkind's colorful life as a motorcyclist, a medical insider, a sailor, a college professor, an insecure father, and a literary whipping boy. "This collection of beautifully crafted personal essays...demonstrates the author's mastery over his chosen genre. Always engrossing, the pieces convey emotional pain leavened with humor and are written with piercing honesty."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2002073292, ISBN 0-8032-2194-0

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808.1

Myers, Jack and Don C. Wukasch

Dictionary of Poetic Terms

456 pp., 6" x 9", 3 appendixes, $22.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

University of North Texas Press

Formerly published by Longman's, this new edition is the definitive reference guide to poetry and poetic terms, with more than 1,600 entries on the devices, techniques, history, theory, and terminology of poetry from the Classical period to the present. The authors have updated the text with new poetry examples, craft exercise examples, and nearly fifty new entries on terms and techniques. "A remarkably useful book for poets, for students (and for their professors too) and for libraries."--James Laughlin, poet and publisher, New Directions

LC 2003011482, ISBN 1-57441-166-7

AASL: O/MS, JHS, HS, P

PLA: G


808.53

Rodin, Judith and Stephen P. Steinberg (Editors)

Public Discourse in America: Conversation and Community in the Twenty-First Century

346 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

"Substantively illuminating, this book casts new light on a range of important issues. Highly recommended."--Cass R. Sunstein. "Every citizen who despairs over the self-serving deals and senseless sound bites that dominate our democracy should read Public Discourse in America. Judith Rodin and Stephen Steinberg have done us all a civic service by assembling a set of essays by eminent scholars that not only issue a powerful warning against secrecy, deception, and incivility but also offer important practical suggestions for how we might develop a more deliberative democracy. These thoroughly accessible essays could not be more timely."--Amy Gutmann, author of Identity in Democracy

LC 2003053741, ISBN 0-8122-3741-2

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808.543

De Vos, Gail, Merle Harris, and Celia Barker Lottridge

Telling Tales: Storytelling in the Family

232 pp., 9" x 6", $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

University of Alberta Press

Storytelling within the family provides quality time; creating bonds, increasing listening skills, and fostering communication. Enrich your family life, connect with your children, and celebrate your ancestors by learning to tell family stories, folktales and nursery rhymes. Telling Tales: Storytelling in the Family is a fascinating guide to the art of gathering and telling stories. Written by three renowned storytellers, Telling Tales includes personal stories, how-to tips and extensive resource lists, building upon the success of the acclaimed first edition.

C2003-911180-6, ISBN 0-88864-402-7

PLA: G


809.1

Harmon, William

Classic Writings on Poetry

560 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", $75.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Columbia University Press

The first major anthology of criticism devoted exclusively to poetry. Spanning thousands of years and including some of the most influential critical essays ever written, this is a collection of influential writings on poetry ranging from Aristotle to Laura (Riding) Jackson.

LC 2003040917, ISBN 0-231-12370-1

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


810

Twain, Mark Edited and with an Introduction by David Ketterer

Tales of Wonder

420 pp., 6" x 9", $16.95 paper, CIP included

March 2003

University of Nebraska Press

Mark Twain's unsettling imagination and passionate curiosity roamed far and wide-racing across microscopic worlds and interstellar voids, leaping ahead to fearful futures, and speculating on dazzling inventions to come. This book features some of the most notable but little-known science fiction available, penned by the famed American humorist and writer. This entertaining and absorbing collection of tales reminds us that the former steamboat pilot dreamed about the stars, anticipated and dreaded the future, and above all was continually surprised and enchanted by the world around him. "Tales of Wonder...gathers the American master's shorter imaginative fiction in a handy scholarly volume."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2002035890, ISBN 0-8032-9452-2

PLA: G


810.8

Miller, Tom (Editor)

Writing on the Edge: A Borderlands Reader

356 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Arizona Press

Artists as disparate as Carlos Fuentes, Maya Angelou, and Allen Ginsberg have found literary inspiration in the U.S.-Mexico borderland, presenting the region through varied viewpoints that give border writing its unusual scope and texture. This wide-ranging anthology-gathering short stories and essays, song lyrics and poems-offers readers a new appreciation of this unruly slice or North America. "The introduction is as good as some of the literature contained in the book-and this is a book that contains some real gems."--San Antonio Express-News

LC 2002154866, ISBN 0-8165-2241-3

PLA: S


810.9

Berman, Ronald

Fitzgerald-Wilson-Hemingway: Language and Experience

168 pp., 6" x 9", index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

The University of Alabama Press

A reinterpretation of the work of three of the most important American writers of the 1920s. In this insightful study, Ronald Berman examines the work of the critic/novelist Edmund Wilson and the art of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway as they wrestled with the problems of language, experience, perception, and reality in the "age of jazz." By focusing specifically on aesthetics-the ways these writers translated everyday reality into language-Berman challenges and redefines many routinely accepted ideas concerning the legacy of these three authors.

LC 2002015041, ISBN 0-8173-1278-1

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


810.9

Johnson, Sarah Anne

Conversations with American Women Writers

256 pp., 6" x 9", $55.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

December 2003

University Press of New England

Sena Jeter Naslund describes the origins of Ahab's Wife in "a vision and a voice." Ann Patchett mourns the ways in which the reality of a novel may fail to live up to her conception of it. A writer herself, Sarah Anne Johnson "interviews 17 female scribes to create 17 miniature instruction books on craft...the questions she poses provoke thoughtful responses from her subjects, who have plenty of insight into the work they do...their enthusiasm for language and faith in the awesome power of revision will be encouraging to any writer."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2003020646, ISBN 1-58465-300-0 (c.), ISBN 1-58465-348-5 (p.)

PLA: S


811

Daniel, Jack L. and Omari C. Daniel

We Fish: The Journey to Fatherhood

216 pp., 5 2/5" x 9", $25.00 cloth

March 2003

University of Pittsburgh Press

In this heartwarming memoir, written as a dialogue in poetry and prose, a father and son reflect on the joys, struggles, and sometimes wildly comic moments of parenthood, while fishing on the Juniata River.

LC 2004296487, ISBN 0-8229-4198-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


811

Ferguson, Suzanne

Jarrell, Bishop, Lowell, & Co.: Middle-Generation Poets in Context

368 pp., 6" x 9", $38.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

University of Tennessee Press

This collection of essays considers the so-called "Middle Generation" of modern poets in the context of their friendship and poetic aesthetic with contributions from such well-known scholars as Steven Gould Axelrod, Edward Hirsch, and Thomas Travisano, as well as up-and-coming scholars.

LC 2003004105, ISBN 1-57233-229-8

PLA: S


811.3

Aspiz, Harold

So Long! Walt Whitman's Poetry of Death

368 pp., 6" x 9", $42.50 cloth, CIP included

December 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Explores Whitman's intimate and lifelong concern with mortality and his troubled speculations about the afterlife. As demonstrated in this study, concerns with death and dying define Whitman's career as a thinker, poet, and person. Until now no one has studied as systematically the degree to which mortality informs Whitman's entire enterprise as a poet. So Long! devotes particular attention to Whitman's language and artistry in the context of the poet's social and intellectual milieus. By exploring Whitman's faith in death as a meaningful experience, we may understand better how the poet lived so completely on the edge of life.

LC 2004010210, ISBN 0-8173-1377-X

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


811.54

Anderson, Daniel (Editor)

The Selected Poems of Howard Nemerov

154 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $24.95 cloth, $16.95 paper

June 2003

Ohio University Press

Howard Nemerov-Poet Laureate of the United States, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets-was one of the most prolific and significant American poets of the twentieth century. By the time of his death in 1991, he had published fourteen collections of poetry. This book represents the spectrum of Nemerov's virtues as a poet: his intelligence, his wit, his compassion, and his irreverence and stands as the retrospective collection of the best of what Nemerov left behind.

LC 2003042380, ISBN 0-8040-1059-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8040-1060-9 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


811.54

Delp, Michael

The Last Good Water: Prose and Poetry, 1988-2003

112 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 paper, CIP included

December 2003

Wayne State University Press

"Michael Delp must be proclaimed the King of moving water. I have long been an ardent fan of both his poetry and prose and in The Last Good Water we have a marvelous collection of his work."--Jim Harrison

LC 2003010724, ISBN 0-8143-3171-8

PLA: S


811.54

Starbuck, George

The Works: Poems Selected from Five Decades

216 pp., 5" x 8", $40.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Eighty-one poems spanning the career of the late George Starbuck, widely praised luminary of modern American verse. He was known in his lifetime and is remembered today as a practitioner of verse remarkable for its pathos, intelligence, and wit. Sensitive to the rhythms of everyday speech, Starbuck was also a brilliant lyricist. He addressed some of the most profound issues of his day with a playful ingenuity and a virtuosity of talent.

LC 2003008342, ISBN 0-8173-1378-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5053-5 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


811.54

Williams, Norman

One Unblinking Eye

48 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $14.95 paper

June 2003

Ohio University Press

These poems cast a steady and serious gaze at life outside the beltways. Whether testifying at a prayer meeting in Indiana, tramping the backwoods of northern New England, or working on an oil derrick in the Gulf, the inhabitants of these poems live on the margins of society. The poems are built on a supple metrical foundation, filled with glancing rhymes, and animated by striking images. Describing the woods of central Maine, Williams speaks of "lives...scraped from the sides/Of deer and garden plots; where double-wides/On concrete pads abut a hard-pan road."

LC 2003042381, ISBN 0-8040-1057-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8040-1058-7 (p.)

AASL: O/JHS, HS

PLA: S


811.6

Jackson, Murray E. Edited with a postscript by Ted Pearson and Kathryne V. Lindberg

Bobweaving Detroit: The Selected Poems of Murray Jackson

104 pp., 6" x 9", $16.95 paper, CIP included

December 2003

Wayne State University Press

"These resonant poems bob and weave in graceful, dedicated rhythms of black public life and dark communal wisdom, to execute the most remarkable ballet of the inner passions, lyrical evocations of natural and peopled worlds where the soul eternally discovers wonder, desire, elegant beauty and love. This is a rare gift from a man of generosity and genius."--Houston A. Baker Jr., Duke University

LC 2003015787, ISBN 0-8143-3194-7

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


811.6

Jeffers, Honoreé Fanonne

Outlandish Blues

72 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", notes, $26.00 cloth, $12.95 paper, CIP included

April 2003

Wesleyan University Press

Root-wise, soulful poems reinvent the domestic and spiritual spheres. "I am struck by the boldness of this poetry, the musicality and the sense of historical and spiritual matters. This is a powerful new voice."--Cynthia Hogue, author of The Never Wife. "Outlandish Blues is a book as wide open armed and as terrifying as the blues themselves. What violence and grief, and sweetness too! These poems will bring you to your knees with their tough, wild beauty."--Maggie Anderson, author of Windfall: New and Selected Poems

LC 2002154353, ISBN 0-8195-6583-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8195-6584-9 (p.)

PLA: S


812.4

Twain, Mark Edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Is He Dead? A Comedy in Three Acts

270 pp., 6" x 8", 3 wood carvings, 12 b&w photos, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of California Press

"Another gold nugget in the treasure house of Mark Twain...I learned things I never knew while racing through this book."--Hal Holbrook. "Sparked by enough over-the-top humor, it is laugh-aloud funny to read."--Booklist. "Worthy of Twain's legacy as America's greatest humorist."--Ledger

LC 2003050703, ISBN 0-520-23973-2

PLA: G


812.54

Welty, Eudora

On William Faulkner

96 pp., 8" x 8", 6 b&w photos, 1 drawing, foreword, afterword, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University Press of Mississippi

"An appealing little collection of Welty's writings on the master of Southern storytelling. The compilation includes photographs, essays, speeches, and letters, providing lucid evaluations of the man as well as his work. A must-have for fans of Southern literature, the book represents a rare confluence of two very different authors, both of whom called Mississippi home. Welty and Faulkner--it doesn't get much better than this."--BookPage

LC 2003007718, ISBN 1-57806-570-4

PLA: RS


813

Flynt, Candace

Mother Love

342 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $17.95 paper, CIP included

April 2003

Louisiana State University Press

"Mother Love is the story of Katherine, Jude, and Louise, daughters of a woman recently deceased, a mother they view at best with mixed emotions...But between mothers and daughters and sisters there is a tie that binds. Candace Flynt shows us a special absolving kind of love."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "An exhilarating, psychologically penetrating work...Flynt is a first-rate novelist who creates characters and situations we can understand and identify with from coast to coast."--The New York Times Book Review

LC 2002042860, ISBN 0-8071-2697-7

PLA: RS


813

Grau, Shirley Ann and Robert Phillips

Selected Stories

274 pp., 6" x 9", foreword, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Louisiana State University Press

A magnificent summation of this Pulitzer Prize winner's short stories, Selected Stories gathers together eighteen gems ranking with the finest of Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. "These stories, published between 1955 and 1985, showcase Grau's mastery of the form and her penchant for making loud points-about the nature of race, coming of age, aging-with quiet, incisive descriptions of individuals going about their business...Each is a glimpse of landscapes both interior and exterior that ends too soon."--The New York Times Book Review (November 9, 2003)

LC 2003040141, ISBN 0-8071-2883-X

PLA: RS


813

Martin, Lee

Turning Bones

204 pp., 5 3/4" x 9", family tree, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University of Nebraska Press

"A lyrical, imaginative work...This ambitious work weaves together many strong, intriguing people, brought together by a skillful writer for a family reunion across time."--Publishers Weekly. "Like the celebrants in Madagascar who practice the 'turning of bones' ritual-dancing with their ancestors' corpses-Lee Martin unearths his ancestors' stories and places them alongside his own, creating a dance of power and grace. Turning Bones is a skillful blending of lyrical prose, painstaking research, and well-wrought fiction that calls up the dead and wakes us, the living, into a freshly imagined world."--Rebecca McClanahan

LC 2002035890, ISBN 0-8032-3231-4

PLA: RS


813

Spencer, Elizabeth

Landscapes of the Heart: A Memoir

346 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 27 halftones, index, $19.95 paper

September 2003

Louisiana State University Press

With charm and vivid detail, Spencer acquaints readers with the places and people, the pleasures and heartaches, she has known in her life. "The acclaimed novelist and short-story writer recalls her coming-of-age among the genteel merchant class in the Mississippi Delta, and how the Eden of her childhood gave way to a more mature understanding of what the polite white South really was. In 1998 in these pages, Mark Childress found this 'an elegant, endlessly affectionate evocation of a vanished way of life.' "--Scott Veale, The New York Times Book Review (September 21, 2003)

LC 97009580, ISBN 0-8071-2916-X

PLA: RS


813.01

McNally, John (Editor)

Bottom of the Ninth: Great Contemporary Baseball Stories

256 pp., 6" x 9", $50.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

March 2003

Southern Illinois University Press

A collection of nineteen contemporary baseball short stories characterized by the same dramatic elements that draw people to the sport itself-the mythologizing of players, the obsessions and romance of the game, the bonds between players and fans, parents and children. "Baseball is...designed to induce and embrace narrative. It's not slow, as its critics charge, just leisurely; its plots and subplots unfold richly, like a good novel, which is why baseball has found a place in our literature that's unparalleled by any other sport."--Richard Russo, from the Foreword

LC 2002010548, ISBN 0-8093-2504-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8093-2505-5 (p.)

PLA: G


813.4

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

The Crux

184 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $49.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

Duke University Press

Long out of print, The Crux is an important early feminist work that brings to the fore complicated issues of gender, citizenship, eugenics, and frontier nationalism. Dana Seitler's introduction provides historical context, revealing The Crux as an allegory for social and political anxieties in the U.S. at the beginning of the twentieth century.

LC 2002155864, ISBN 0-8223-3179-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3167-5 (p.)

PLA: G


813.4

Green, Anna Katharine

That Affair Next Door and Lost Man's Lane

456 pp., 6" x 9", 2 illus., $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

Duke University Press

Anna Katharine Green was the most famous and prolific writer of detective fiction in the U.S. prior to Dashiell Hammett. She created the first female detectives in American fiction. Her amateur spinster sleuth, Amelia Butterworth, became the prototype for numerous women detectives to follow--including Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. This volume presents two of Green's Amelia Butterworth tales.

LC 2003004910, ISBN 0-8223-3153-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3190-X (p.)

PLA: G


813.4

Victor, Metta Fuller

The Dead Letter and The Figure Eight

400 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illus., $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

Duke University Press

Before Raymond Chandler, Dorothy Sayers, or Agatha Christie, there was Metta Fuller Victor, the first American author--man or woman--of a full-length detective novel. These two novels, written under the name Seeley Regester, show how Victor pioneered the domestic detective story and paved the way for generations of writers to follow.

LC 2003003999, ISBN 0-8223-3177-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3165-9 (p.)

PLA: G


813.4-dc21

Smith, Robert McClure and Ellen Weinauer

American Culture, Canons, and the Case of Elizabeth Stoddard

384 pp., 6" x 9", index, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Reconsiders the centrality of a remarkable American writer of the ante- and postbellum periods while probing the complicated nature of canon formation in contemporary literary studies. The editors argue that the neglect of Elizabeth Stoddard's contribution to American literature is a compelling example of the contingency of critical values and the instability of literary history. This study asks the question, "Will Stoddard endure?" Will she continue to drift into oblivion or will a new generation of readers and critics secure her tenuous legacy?

LC 2002155303, ISBN 0-8173-1313-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


813.52

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Tales of the Jazz Age

328 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $14.95 paper, CIP included

March 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

"Amusing, interesting and well done...Each piece is polished."--New York Times. This new edition reproduces in full the original collection; stories that represent a clear movement in theme and character development toward what would become The Great Gatsby. In introducing each story, Fitzgerald offers accounts of its textual history, revealing decisions about which stories to include.

LC 2002193114, ISBN 0-8122-1855-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


813.52-dc21

Gleeson-White, Sarah

Strange Bodies: Gender and Identity in the Novels of Carson McCullers

168 pp., 6" x 9", index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Adapts Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of the grotesque, as well as the latest in gender and psychoanalytic theory, to the major works of acclaimed southern writer Carson McCullers. Because the characters and themes of McCullers's fiction were created in the 1940s and 1950s, a time of tension between the changing status of women and the southern ideal of womanhood, they are particularly fertile ground for a modern reexamination of this nature.

LC 2002012921, ISBN 0-8173-1267-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


813.54

Alexander, Robert

Five Forks: Waterloo of a Confederacy

178 pp., 6" x 9", photos, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Michigan State University Press

"Robert Alexander's Five Forks is a splendid and intriguing study of the South's Waterloo. I can't recommend too highly this book that so clearly belongs in anyone's permanent Civil War collection. The prose is improbably lucid and lovely."--Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall

LC 2002153206, ISBN 0-87013-671-2

PLA: O


813.54

Begiebing, Robert J.

Rebecca Wentworth's Distraction

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University Press of New England

Hailed by Annie Proulx in the New York Times as "a gifted writer with an extraordinary feeling for the past," Robert J. Begiebing now completes his trilogy of American historical novels that also includes The Strange Death of Mistress Coffin and The Adventures of Allegra Fullerton. Newly established portraitist Daniel Sanborn is commissioned to paint twelve-year-old Rebecca Wentworth, who reveals herself to be an artistic prodigy of incandescent genius, and the victim of bizarre, disturbing visions. "...It's arresting enough to carry you through to the end. A truly creepy tale."--Kirkus Review

LC 2003007372, ISBN 1-58465-284-5

PLA: G


813.54

Connor, Joan

History Lessons: Stories

184 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth

November 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

Winner of the AWP Award for Short Fiction. "This collection demonstrates an enormous linguistic gift, and a passion for the possibilities of language...Sometimes the characters are presented realistically, sometimes as aspects of American prose, often as expressions of historical events and even linguistic behavior; but the people on these pages are never mere reflections of the writer's cleverness or (remarkable) knowledge. Every story is different, every story is a voice."--Frederick Busch. "...This is an exciting book by a deeply talented writer for whom language and image are sheer delight."--Alyce Miller, author of Stopping for Green Lights

LC 2003009137, ISBN 1-55849-418-9

PLA: S


813.54

Duffy, Charles F.

A Family of His Own: A Life of Edwin O'Connor

xvii + 376 pp., 6" x 9", 14 b&w photos, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2003

The Catholic University of America Press

Duffy presents the first full-length, scholarly biography of Edwin O'Connor (1918-1968); the famous author of the runaway bestseller The Last Hurrah and the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Edge of Sadness. In this engaging biography, Duffy diligently researches and chronicles O'Connor's life from his early years in Rhode Island to his adult career in his much beloved Boston. The book includes numerous interviews with family, friends, and associates, bringing to life this witty and affable man. "An unusually rich, faithful, and readable account of a devoted writer...."--Peter Davison, The Atlantic Monthly

LC 2002014871, ISBN 0-8132-1337-1

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


813.54

Gambone, Philip

Beijing: A Novel

320 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

Escaping his ghosts, AIDS widower David Masiello accepts a one-year position at a Western medical clinic in Beijing. Lonely but excited, he sets out to explore the city-both its bustling street life and its clandestine gay subculture. David chronicles his adventures in China as he wrestles with cultural dislocation, loneliness, and sexual and spiritual longing. "This debut novel is thoughtful and complex and often exquisite. It told me a great, great deal about fascinating people and places and, most important, human emotion. Beijing moves seamlessly between the funny and the utterly heartbreaking."--Scott Heim

LC 2002153736, ISBN 0-299-18490-0

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


813.54

Gaus, Paul

Cast a Blue Shadow: An Ohio Amish Mystery

225 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $12.95 paper

October 2003

Ohio University Press

In Cast a Blue Shadow, Gaus continues to explore the thresholds of culture and faith among Amish sects and their English neighbors of northern Ohio. Through interwoven plots, he portrays these ways of life at odds with one another despite their seeming harmony. Coupling those clashes with the petty and desperate scufflings of academic politics, Gaus spins a suspenseful tale of power, pride, and tested faith. The New York Times writes, "Gaus is a sensitive storyteller who matches his cadences to the measured pace of Amish life, catching the tensions among the village's religious factions."

LC 2003058094, ISBN 0-8214-1529-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8214-1530-1 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


813.54

Gilyard, Keith

Liberation Memories: The Rhetoric and Poetics of John Oliver Killens

192 pp., 6'' x 9'', $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

Wayne State University Press

"This excellent and long overdue introduction to the work of an important writer and literary activist allows us to carefully reevaluate John Oliver Killens's place in the history of postwar American and African American literature. Keith Gilyard's thoughtful and informed study is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the vibrant, controversial-and often deliberately misinterpreted-Black Arts Movement."--Lorenzo Thomas, University of Houston-Downtown

LC 2002151897, ISBN 0-8143-3057-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


813.54

Hemphill, Paul

Lost in the Lights: Sports, Dreams, and Life

208 pp., 6" x 9", $18.95 paper, CIP included

March 2003

The University of Alabama Press

A veteran journalist's collection of sportswriting on the blue-collar South. These sports stories are often bittersweet, emotional, and mythic: little dramas bearing impact and psychological "size." Some of them are distinctively "Dixie," but they ultimately transcend time and place. Through all the pieces, Hemphill exhibits his passion for the sports he covers and a keen eye for the dramas, details, and hopes that fire the lives of athletes, allowing them to become prototypes of all human existence.

LC 2002151265, ISBN 0-8173-1316-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


813.54

Jones, Madison

Herod's Wife: A Novel

128 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $35.00 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

The University of Alabama Press

A timely new novel-evocative of the Biblical story of the beheading of John the Baptist-by a major American writer. Hugh Helton, a prosperous attorney in a progressive town, has married his brother's ex-wife, Nora. As Hugh negotiates his relationships with his new spouse, her daughter, Jean, and parish priest Father John Riley, Nora's growing hate for the church into which they were all born and from which they have all lapsed drives her to desperate acts of deceit and manipulation.

LC 2002155284, ISBN 0-8173-1298-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5014-4 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


813.54

Kennedy, Raymond

The Romance of Eleanor Gray

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University Press of New England

In his triumphant return to fiction, a critically acclaimed novelist offers a beautifully written coming-of-age story set in rural Massachusetts in 1910. "A haunting tale from an established voice."--Kirkus. "[A]n atmospheric book, evoking a lost world and a powerful, erotic obsession...[the prose is] grave, almost ceremonial...Its restraint both suits the New England it describes and heightens the tension of the furious emotions it never quite names...a haunting book."--Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe

LC 2003010746, ISBN 1-58465-291-8

PLA: G


813.54

Kloefkorn, William

Restoring the Burnt Child: A Primer

179 pp., 5 1/2" x 8", $22.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of Nebraska Press

This memoir of a small-town boy's life in 1940s Kansas continues the story William Kloefkorn began in his much-loved volume This Death by Drowning. With characteristic humor and in prose as lyrical as his best poetry, Kloefkorn describes the unsentimental education he received at the hands of the denizens of Urie's Barber Shop and the Rexall Drugstore and at the knees of the true characters who made up his family. From the "firefly" stunt that nearly burns down his home to the distant firestorms of World War II, fire holds an endless range of subtle and surprising lessons for the boy.

LC 2003042653, ISBN 0-8032-2759-0

PLA: RS


813.54

McDonald, Walt

Climbing the Divide

112 pp., 5 1/2" x 9 1/2", $25.00 cloth, $15.00 paper, CIP included

April 2003

University of Notre Dame Press

The poems in Climbing the Divide celebrate with praise and amazement the wonders and risks of wilderness and family, of friends before and after the war. "Like feathers, [McDonald's] poems have both lightness and strength; he understands the poetic virtue of understatement and the human virtue of humility. These are not experimental poems; they are deeply, originally traditional, and just as deeply accomplished."--ForeWord (Spring 2003)

LC 2002156583, ISBN 0-268-02280-1 (c.), ISBN 0-268-02281-X (p.)

PLA: S


813.54

Michelsen, G. F.

The Art and Practice of Explosion

320 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

University Press of New England

This dazzling new novel from G. F. Michelsen demonstrates the ways in which circumstance, choice, and chance combine to shape our lives while exploring the human desire to impose order retroactively on one's existence. "The story begins ominously with the image of a wrecked train, then shifts to Paris, where a weekend trip to the countryside of Alsace is undertaken by [three] old acquaintances...Michelsen juxtaposes the progress of their (somewhat wary) reunion with detailed flashbacks from each one's point of view...very rewarding indeed."--Kirkus

LC 2003000546, ISBN 1-58465-308-6

PLA: G


813.54

Weston, John

Dining at the Lineman's Shack

210 pp., 6" x 9", $36.00 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

April 2003

The University of Arizona Press

Through a tantalizing smorgasbord of memories, stories, and recipes, John Weston takes readers back to the Depression era to paint a touching and often hilarious portrait of a rural family trying to hold body and soul together during tough times. "Weston's writing is vivid and powerful."--Library Journal. "Weston reproduces many of his mother's best recipes, turning this memoir into a virtual cookbook that proves as welcome in the kitchen as in the armchair."--Booklist. "Just plain gorgeous. Weston does high honor to his calling with his beautifully measured and vivid prose."--Jim Harrison

LC 2002041100, ISBN 0-8165-2282-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8165-2283-9 (p.)

PLA: G


813.54

Wildman, Eugene

The World of Glass

176 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $35.00 cloth, $16.50 paper, CIP included

September 2003

University of Notre Dame Press

Wildman's collection offers a wide-ranging tour of the final decades of the twentieth century. In a series of related stories, The World of Glass touches on the crucial issues and events that came to define and shape this period, including the corrosive impact of the Vietnam War. "... Eugene Wildman, the literary sorcerer of these pages, infuses his characters and their lives and their dialogs and their environs with such realism that the medium seems to disappear, leaving in its place--here's the sorcerer at work--just its terrible and beautiful impact."--Wings Book Review (November 2, 2003)

LC 2003012370, ISBN 0-268-01970-3 (c.), ISBN 0-268-01971-1 (p.)

PLA: S


813.6

Engelhardt, Tom

The Last Days of Publishing: A Novel

200 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

"A fiction that, uniquely, brings us into the mind of an editor-a master editor at that-and wittily shows us how much more is at stake in publishing than money and glamour. I found it moving and revelatory."--Todd Gitlin. "Engelhardt has written the rarest of books: a truly intellectual novel. This faux memoir uses the decline of quality book publishing both as landscape and metaphor to explore in ways that are often heartbreaking the failure of the sixties to drastically change the world and the devastating moral and cultural consequences of that failure."--Ariel Dorfman

LC 2002155563, ISBN 1-55849-402-2

PLA: G


813.6

Fender, J. E.

Audacity, Privateer Out of Portsmouth

316 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

University Press of New England

Book two of the Frost Saga continues the exciting nautical adventures launched in The Private Revolution of Geoffrey Frost. Mariner, merchant, and reluctant warrior, Frost has entered the American Revolution on behalf of the colony of New Hampshire, commanding a captured British sloop o' war. As Audacity opens, he is returning from Canada following a rescue of American prisoners held at Louisburg when he sails into a fog bank-and straight into a British convoy. "A seafaring yarn of the American Revolution, Audacity plunges into action and claps on sail."--The Historical Novels Review

LC 2003002729, ISBN 1-58465-315-7

PLA: RG


813.6

Hoklotubbe, Sara Sue

Deception on All Accounts

210 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $14.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Arizona Press

A murder mystery set in Oklahoma's Cherokee country. "Evenly paced prose, increasingly suspenseful plotting, and the emergence of a strong heroine characterize this promising first mystery."--Library Journal. "A rich and multi-layered suspense thriller..."--Indian Country Today. "...a well plotted story with excellent characters and pacing, making for a very enjoyable read. An auspicious debut."--I Love a Mystery Newsletter. "One of the best mysteries I have read in a long time...The plotting is rich, the main characters interesting and mostly sympathetic, the story gripping, the writing straightforward...."--Mystery News

LC 2003005023, ISBN 0-8165-2311-8

PLA: G


813.6

Kalu, Anthonia C.

Broken Lives and Other Stories

183 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", glossary, $19.95 paper

August 2003

Ohio University Press

Kalu creates composite stories of women, men, and children as they struggle to make sense of a broken world. Her memorable characters are caught up in what has been called the bloodiest civil war of the twentieth century, set in Nigeria. She focuses in particular on women and children, rather than on the exploits of soldiers, exploring the impact of war on ordinary people-who often do not understand why their nations have taken up arms. Kalu highlights the everyday condition of the local people and how their personal situations become entangled in national crises.

LC 2003043362, ISBN 0-89680-229-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RS


813.6

Menary, David

Terrier Town: Summer of '49

417 pp., 6" x 9", 62 b&w photos, $25.95 paper, CIP included

November 2003

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

For Charlie Hodge, the fictional narrator of this otherwise true story, the summer of 1949 begins with great excitement. He has made the Galt Terriers' baseball team and will be riding the bench with a star-studded team, many of whom once played with the major leagues. When the seasoned pros arrive in town, big things are expected, and they don't disappoint. It all comes down to Game 7 of the semi-final series, when a convicted gambler makes one of the most controversial plays ever seen at Dickson Park.

ISBN 0-88920-427-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: not reviewed


814

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

The Spiritual Emerson

266 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $25.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Beacon Press

Known best in the twenty-first century as a literary innovator and early architect of American intellectual culture, Emerson's writings still offer spiritual sustenance to the thoughtful reader. The Spiritual Emerson brings together the essays and lectures that best articulate Emerson's spiritual vision, and promise the greatest relevance to today's reader. Compiled and introduced by David M. Robinson, one of the leading authorities on Emerson, The Spiritual Emerson will be both a portrait of Emerson as a spiritual teacher and a sourcebook for al those who find his ideas and convictions useful in their own efforts to live in the spirit.

LC 2003000379, ISBN 0-8070-7718-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


815.54

Chapman, C. Stuart

Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life

317 pp., 6" x 9", 14 b&w photos, index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

University Press of Mississippi

"C. Stuart Chapman's brisk, colorful biography gives a frank, full-bodied portrait of the man and an agile examination of Foote's development as a writer."--The New York Times Book Review (April 27, 2003). "Given its unrestricted access to the author and his papers, as well as its evenhanded insight, this is bound to become the definitive biography."--Library Journal (February 15, 2003). "Shelby Foote is an American treasure and this wonderful biography captures the complexities and struggles of the novelist who gave up most of his adult life to creating one of our greatest works of nonfiction. Bravo."--Ken Burns

LC 2002006901, ISBN 1-57806-359-0

PLA: O


817

Venable, Sam

You Gotta Laugh to Keep from Cryin': A Baby Boomer Contemplates Life beyond Fifty

250 pp., 6" x 9", 1 photo, 9 line art, $17.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

University of Tennessee Press

East Tennessee's favorite humorist tackles life as a CIT--Codger In Training--in this hilarious collection of essays. By turns luddite, pundit, curmudgeon, and outdoorsman, Sam Venable wonders why computers are like mules, whether bib overalls really need a cell-phone pocket, and whether generic peanut butter ought to be a leading economic indicator. Whichever side of fifty you're on, You Gotta Laugh to Keep from Cryin' will keep you grinning like a geezer!

LC 2002152534, ISBN 1-57233-250-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


818.4

Fanning, Philip Ashley

Mark Twain and Orion Clemens: Brothers, Partners, Strangers

288 pp., 6" x 9", index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2003

The University of Alabama Press

The tumultuous relationship between Samuel Clemens and his older brother Orion redefines our understanding of Mark Twain as a literary and historical figure. In some respects, Samuel defined himself against Orion's formidable background. It was Orion who became the chief financial and spiritual support of the Clemens family following their father's controversial death in 1847. The two siblings had much in common, and they often appeared to be codependent. Fanning's study stands as both a biography of a fractious fraternal relationship and a work of scholarship that highlights for the first time how significantly Orion Clemens influenced Twain's psychic and artistic economy.

LC 2002152212, ISBN 0-8173-1310-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


819.9

O'Connell, Nicholas

On Sacred Ground: The Spirit of Place in Pacific Northwest Literature

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of Washington Press

From Native American myths and the accounts of explorers and settlers to the contemporary explosion of poetry and prose, O'Connell finds a sense of the Northwest as a spiritual homeland to be a common thread. "As a reader, I'm grateful to O'Connell for amassing his material and presenting it in thought-provoking fashion, and as a teacher, I'm happy to have a book such as this as a starting place for discussing Northwest literature with students. On Sacred Ground is of value to anyone interested in the on-going attempt to define and articulate our region's literature."--David Guterson, author of Snow Falling on Cedars

LC 2003010732, ISBN 0-295-98346-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RG

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820-829 British Literature

820.9

Brennan, Gillian E.

Patriotism, Power & Print: National Consciousness in Tudor England

160 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

Duquesne University Press

This study examines English patriotism in the sixteenth century to discern its nature and modes of cultural expression, and to consider its use in political and religious propaganda. Focusing on a time when patriotism had yet to be truly conceptualized, Brennan investigates the sixteenth century while giving voice to the controversy between modernist and revisionist writers concerning the timing of the birth of nationalism. This astute work deals with a broad range of historical and literary texts, many of which are not often explored.

LC 2003005053, 0-8207-0339-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


820.9

Low, Anthony

Aspects of Subjectivity: Society and Individuality from the Middle Ages to Shakespeare and Milton

275 pp., 9 1/2" x 6 1/2", appendix, index, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Duquesne University Press

This work challenges the common contemporary belief that subjectivity is a recent notion that stemmed from the modern period. Anthony Low analyzes the slow growth and revolutionary transformation of subjectivity, individuality, and the sense of an inner self from the early middle ages to the seventeenth century, in works such as The Wanderer, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Everyman, The Faerie Queene, Hamlet, and Paradise Lost. These representative literary works illustrate the turns in the history of individuality and subjectivity and the changes in one's relations with community and society.

LC 2002151237, ISBN 0-8207-0337-0

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


822.3

Crowl, Samuel

Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era

254 pp., 6" x 9", illus., index, $34.95 cloth

April 2003

Ohio University Press

The last decade of the twentieth century proved to be the most prolific and dynamic period in the hundred-year history of Shakespeare on film. Crowl's study is the first comprehensive critical exploration of the fifteen major Shakespeare films released since the surprising success of Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989). The period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, constitutes what Crowl terms "the long decade" in which British and American film directors turned increasingly to the works of classic authors, like Shakespeare, as material for films.

LC 2002193038, ISBN 0-8214-1494-1

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


822.33

Shakespeare, William Introduction by Burton Raffel

Hamlet

288 pp., 5" x 7 3/4", $20.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Yale University Press

This first fully annotated version of Hamlet makes the play totally accessible to today's readers. In addition to generous on-page annotations, it provides an introduction by Burton Raffel that gives background on the origins and previous versions of the Hamlet story and a concluding essay by Harold Bloom that discusses the originality of Shakespeare's achievement. "In a market glutted with editions of Shakespeare, this one stands out. The notes are helpful but not overwhelming, making it a great choice for classroom instructors and independent readers alike."--Kathry Levesque, Choate Rosemary Hall

LC 2003005805, ISBN 0-300-10175-9

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


823.009

Perrin, Noel

A Child's Delight

184 pp., 5" x 8 1/2", $15.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University Press of New England

Now available in paperback, A Child's Delight consists of a "series of short and delightfully readable essays in which [Perrin] discusses minor classics of children's literature that have been neglected or ignored of late...Each essay provides plot summary and insightful commentary, and a bibliography...A wonderful resource for librarians, teachers, and parents as well as for children of all ages; recommended for all libraries."--Library Journal. "[Librarians] will welcome the opportunity to provide this eclectic list to parents eager to acquaint their children with a diverse range of literary gems."--Booklist

LC 97028220, ISBN 1-58465-352-3

AASL: O, G/P

PLA: G


823.085

Regis, Pamela

A Natural History of the Romance Novel

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

"Finally, a true and insightful history of the romance novel. This book establishes the historical legitimacy of an important literary genre."--Jayne Ann Krentz. "Regis sets out to analyze the formal features and literary history of this much-maligned genre...A Natural History of the Romance Novel is a thorough, sensible, and partisan book, arguing for romantic fiction as a genre that celebrates freedom of choice."--Times Literary Supplement

LC 2002045412, ISBN 0-8122-3303-4

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


828.609

Robson, Claire

Love in Good Time: A Memoir

270 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

Michigan State University Press

"Claire Robson has written a warm family saga and an equally moving coming out story. She has shown us how the exceptional can be woven into the ordinary with patience and love. The writing in this book is deft and beautiful. This is a story for everyone."--Edmund White, author of A Boy's Own Story

LC 2003009749, ISBN 0-87013-694-1

PLA: G


828.912

Slater, Ian

Orwell: The Road to Airstrip One Second Edition

312 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

McGill-Queen's University Press

"In Moulmein, in Lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people...." So begins one of Orwell's most famous essays. In Orwell: The Road to Airstrip One Ian Slater explains why Orwell was hated in Moulmein and takes us on a fascinating intellectual journey that traces the development of Orwell's political and social criticism. Using a uniquely thematic approach, Slater also examines Orwell's self-criticism and, finally, the hidden and corrosive dangers of state and self-imposed censorship in a security-obsessed world.

C2003-903574-3, ISBN 0-7735-2622-6

AASL: G/P

PLA: G

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830-889 French, Italian, Germanic, and Latin Literature

831

Keithley, George

The Starry Messenger: Poems

80 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $12.95 paper

April 2003

University of Pittsburgh Press

Providing a personal and powerful portrait of Galileo, The Starry Messenger chronicles the life and times of the famous astronomer. Through a sequence of thirty poems, George Keithley uncovers the sensuous world of an independent thinker striving for humanity and freedom in a repressed society.

LC 2003273296, ISBN 0-8229-5816-3

PLA: S


833.8

May, Karl Friedrich

The Oil Prince

368 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 28 line illus., 1 map, $18.95 paper, CIP included

February 2003

Washington State University Press

"Because of his books, Germans are wild about the West, and many never lose their love for Winnetou, a brave Apache chief, and Old Shatterhand, a German-born frontiersman, who are the fictional heroes of his novels."--Cecile Rohwedder, Wall Street Journal. This English translation is suitable for pre-teens to adults. Set in 1860's Arizona, the action-packed tale features May's famous daring duo which rescue a gullible banker and a fortune from the villainous "Oil Prince."

LC 2002155412, ISBN 0-87422-262-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


853.914

Grimaldi, Laura

Suspicion

250 pp., 5" x 8 3/4", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

In the shadow of the "Monster of Florence," a serial murderer who has terrorized Italy for seventeen years, Laura Grimaldi sets her tense psychological thriller Suspicion-a noir mystery of a city transformed by fear, and of friendships and family ties twisted by uncertainty and dark speculation. Grimaldi, whose hardboiled mysteries of the 1950s earned her the title "Italy's queen of crime," turns here to the deeper, more elusive and disturbing questions that haunt human affairs. Newly translated into English by Robin Pickering-Iazzi, readers gain an introduction to a writer of international renown.

LC 200300561, ISBN 0-299-18860-4

PLA: G


861.62

Agosín, Marjorie

Gabriela Mistral: The Audacious Traveler

308 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $26.95 paper

September 2003

Ohio University Press

Gabriela Mistral is the only Latin American woman writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Even so, her extraordinary achievements in poetry, narrative, and political essays remain largely untold. Gabriela Mistral: The Audacious Traveler thoughtfully explores the complex legacy of Mistral and the ways in which her work continues to define the Americas and is an insightful collection dedicated to the life and work of an inspiring and original artist. Throughout, she is depicted as a courageous social activist whose writings reveal a passionate voice for freedom and justice.

LC 2003054714, ISBN 0-89680-230-2

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


861.640

Hofer, Jen

Sin Puertas Visibles

256 pp., 6" x 8 1/4", $22.50 paper, CIP included

April 2003

University of Pittsburgh Press

Mexico possesses one of Latin America's most important poetic traditions, but its depth and range are virtually unknown to readers north of the border. Sin Puertas Visibles is a fully bilingual anthology, featuring emerging women poets whose work reflects the diversity and complexity of contemporary Mexican poetry. All eleven poets represented here have had at least one book published in Mexico, yet none of their work has been translated into English until now.

LC 2002014516, ISBN 0-8229-5798-1

AASL: S/MS, JHS, HS

PLA: S


863.08

Bell, Andrea L. and Yolanda Molina-Gavilan

Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and Spain

338 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliog., $70.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

Wesleyan University Press

The first-ever collection of Latin American science fiction in English. "The stories are exceptionally good reading. They are highly original, fast-paced, and keep the reader entranced till the end."--Norma Nelida Dangla, Professor of English, University of Moron, Buenos Aires. "Cosmos Latinos is the first anthology of its kind to offer a critical and scholarly approach to Latin American science fiction to the English-speaking audience. An unusually important book."--Aaron Dziubinskyj, Assistant Professor of Spanish, DePauw University

LC 2003041182, ISBN 0-8195-6633-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8195-6634-9 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: S

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890-899 Literature of Other Languages

890

Simpson, William Kelly (Editor)

The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, and Poetry

354 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 11 illus., $20.00 paper, CIP included

July 2003

Yale University Press

The latest edition of this highly praised anthology of ancient Egyptian literature offers fresh translations of all the texts as well as some twenty-five new entries, including writings from the late literature of the Demotic period at the end of classical Egyptian history. "An elegant, easily readable, and most serviceable volume."--K. A. Kitchen, Journal of Near Eastern Studies. "A reliable rendering of the Egyptian text that can be useful to students of Egyptology and provide the layman with delightful reading material."--Mordechai Gilula, Cultura

LC 73077814, ISBN 0-300-09920-7

AASL: O, S/HS

PLA: S


895.21

Mostow, Joshua

The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature

700 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", index, $95.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

Columbia University Press

With more than one hundred articles that show how a host of authors and literary movements have contributed to the general literary development of their respective countries, this companion is an essential starting point for the study of East Asian literatures.

LC 2002035141, ISBN 0-231-11314-5

AASL: O, S/HS

PLA: G


895.6

Ishikawa Tatsuzo

Soldiers Alive

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $42.00 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

University of Hawai'i Press

When the editors of Japan's leading liberal magazine sent the prizewinning young novelist Ishikawa Tatsuzo to war-ravaged China in early 1938, they could not predict that Ishikawa would write an unsettling novella so grimly realistic it would promptly be banned. Decades later, Soldiers Alive remains a deeply disturbing and eye-opening account of the Japanese march on Nanking and its aftermath. In its unforgettable depiction of an ostensibly altruistic war's devastating effects on the soldiers who fought it and the civilians they presumed to "liberate," Ishikawa's work retains its power to shock, inform, and provoke.

LC 2003048401, ISBN 0-8248-2696-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8248-2754-6 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


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