2007 University Press Books

 

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800-899 Literature and Rhetoric


800-819 American Literature

820-829 British Literature

       

890-899 Literature of Other Languages

       
   

800-819 American Literature


808.022

Kooser, Ted and Steve Cox

Writing Brave and Free: Encouraging Words for People Who Want to Start Writing

188 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $27.95 cloth, $12.95 paper, CIP included

March 2006

University of Nebraska Press

Liberating and emboldening the beginning writer are the goals of Ted Kooser and Steve Cox in this spirited book of practical wisdom that brings to bear decades of invaluable experience in writing, teaching, editing, and publishing. Writing Brave and Free is upbeat, accessible, and focuses on the work itself: how to get started and how to keep going. Organized in brief, user-friendly chapters--on everything from sensory details to a work environment, from creating suspense to revising and taking criticism--the book allows aspiring (and practicing) writers to dip in anywhere and find something of value.

LC 2005020673, ISBN 978-0-8032-2780-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8032-7832-5 (p.)

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: G


808.06

Goldbort, Robert

Writing for Science

352 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 12 b&w illus., index, $50.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Yale University Press

This book encompasses the range of writing skills that today's students and scientists need to employ. Detailed chapters offer practical advice and examples of such forms of scientific writing as laboratory notes, abstracts, research reports, journal articles, grant proposals, and more. "Robert Goldbort calls for an even greater change in the practice of science: Write every scientific document so that intelligent outsiders could understand it...His book...attempts to bring together advice on every stage of the process, from laboratory notes, memoranda, and abstracts to dissertations, grant proposals, and journal articles."--Chronicle of Higher Education

LC 2006012742, ISBN 978-0-300-11551-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-300-11793-6 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RS


808.81

Murray, Joan (Editor)

Poems to Live By in Troubling Times

160 pp., 5 1/4" x 7 1/4", $12.00 paper

April 2006

Beacon Press

Poems to Live By in Troubling Times features works carefully selected and deftly organized to help guide us through the complexities of our current situation. Included are poems that speak to our anxiety and terror; rally our hope and courage; warn us of complacency and complicity; stir us to action and compassion; lead us to question our leaders and politicians; move us to meditation and prayer; urge us to confront war and violence; and give us hope for peace and justice.

LC 2006900305, ISBN 978-0-8070-6894-6

PLA: G


810.809

Karim, Persis M. (Editor)

Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora

428 pp., 6" x 9", $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

The University of Arkansas Press

Featuring over one hundred selections (two-thirds of which have never been published before) by more than fifty contributors--including such well-known writers as Gelareh Asayesh, Tara Bahrampour, Firoozeh Dumas, Roya Hakakian and Mimi Khalvati--the collection represents a substantial diversity of voices in this multicultural community. Divided into six sections, the book's themes of exile, family, culture resistance, and love, create a rich and textured view of the Iranian diaspora. This powerful collection is a tribute to the wisdom, insight, and sensitivity of women attempting to invent and articulate a literature of in-betweenness.

LC 2006003032, ISBN 978-1-55728-819-6 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55728-820-2

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


810.9

Flora, Joseph M. and Amber Vogel (Editors)

Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary

504 pp., 7" x 10", $55.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

Louisiana State University Press

This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries--nearly double the earlier edition's--written by 264 scholars. For every figure major, minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century.

LC 2005023668, ISBN 978-0-8071-3123-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RS


810.932

Barillas, William

The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American Heartland

272 pp., 6" x 9", index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2006

Ohio University Press

"While Barillas' new book is regional in scope, his discussion speaks to more universal interests: environmental/conservation studies and literary representations of place. He situates the Midwestern pastoral tradition within a larger national and international framework and history. A landmark in Middle Western Ecocriticism, Barillas' book pays tribute to the poetic value and aesthetic beauty of Midwestern landscapes. The Midwestern Pastoral provides a focused and fresh examination of nature and literature that readers from mid-America will find well rounded, entertaining, and intellectual."--The Ohioana Quarterly

LC 2005026992, ISBN 978-0-8214-1660-0

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


811

Oliver, Mary

Thirst: Poems

88 pp., 6 1/4" x 8 1/2", $22.00 cloth

October 2006

Beacon Press

Thirst, a collection of thirty-eight new poems from Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet's work. Grappling with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over forty years, she strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and not its end. And within these pages, she chronicles for the first time her discovery of faith, without abandoning the love of the physical world that has been a hallmark of her work for four decades.

LC 2006928745, ISBN 978-0-8070-6896-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


811

Williams, Miller

Making a Poem: Some Thoughts about Poetry and the People Who Write It

136 pp., 5" x 8", $18.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

Louisiana State University Press

"We need poetry as we need love and company," according to Miller Williams. Making a Poem speaks to us all--those of us trying to write a first poem, those who have published volumes of poetry, and anyone who cares how the world and language fit together. Distinguished as a poet, a teacher, a scholar, and a publisher, Williams traverses a wealth of topics. Williams draws from experience to describe the importance of teaching poetry to prisoners, the value of the university and the small press in fostering poetry, and the relationship between writer and editor.

LC 2006001333, ISBN 978-0-8071-3132-9

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


811.4

O'Connell, David

Furl that Banner: The Life of Abram J. Ryan, Poet-Priest of the South

252 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, appendix, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Mercer University Press

In 1879, Abram J. Ryan's name was a household name in the South, especially after the publication of his book Father Ryan's Poems. Two of his poems, "The Conquered Banner", and "The Sword of Robert Lee", were committed to memory by generations of school children in the South until the middle of the twentieth century. Ryan was the editor of the Banner of the South, an anti-Reconstruction newspaper, and popularized the term "Lost Cause". When the paper was closed down, he moved to Mobile, Alabama, serving as a parish priest for ten years. Furl that Banner is the first book to place the Ryan story in its proper place.

LC 2006022087, ISBN 978-0-88146-035-3

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


811.422

Finnerty, Páraic

Emily Dickinson's Shakespeare

280 pp., 6" x 9", $39.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"This is an important work and not only for Dickinson scholars concerned with her relation to the construction of cultural capital in her own time. Because the rise of cultural hierarchy in the U.S. is such a fertile topic and Shakespeare of such general interest for it, Emily Dickinson's Shakespeare deserves to find a broad audience among scholars of nineteenth-century American culture."--Mary Loeffelholz, author of From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry

LC 2005004255, ISBN 978-1-55849-517-3

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


811.54

Brandt, Di Edited by Tanis MacDonald

Speaking of Power: The Poetry of Di Brandt

72 pp., 6" x 9", $14.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

This book introduces the reader to the lyric power and political urgency of Di Brandt's poetry, with an overview of her work written during a prolific and revolutionary twenty-year period. In her early poetry, Brandt examines the use and abuse of power as a cultural issue, emphasizing cross-cultural and domestic relationships. Particularly engaged with questions of motherhood, the land, violence and reparation, feminism, and spirituality, Brandt later explores Ecopoetics, an ecology of poetry, as a possible antidote to the cultural despair of the twenty-first century. MacDonald's introduction outlines the major movements of Brandt's work and an afterword by Brandt completes the volume.

ISBN 978-0-88920-506-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


811.54

Bursk, Christopher

The First Inhabitants of Arcadia: Poems

136 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.00 paper, CIP included

March 2006

The University of Arkansas Press

Herman Melville, Matthew Arnold, Sarah Orne Jewett, Dusty Rhodes, and Hoyt Wilhelm skinny-dip and pick up gondoliers and cut figure eights into the ice in Christopher Bursk's new collection. But the main cast of characters for these poems is the alphabet itself, "the first inhabitants of Arcadia, / now homesick, curious exiles from Eden." More than an ABC book, this collection asks questions at the very heart of how we understand the world and shows us the glory and silliness at the heart of human life.

LC 2005029967, ISBN 978-1-55728-813-4

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


811.54

Collins, Billy

The Apple That Astonished Paris: Poems

74 pp., 5" x 8 1/2", $16.00 paper, CIP included

February 2006

The University of Arkansas Press

In 1988 the University of Arkansas Press published Billy Collins's The Apple That Astonished Paris, his "first real book of poems," as he describes it in a new, delightful preface written expressly for this new printing to help celebrate both the Press's twenty-fifth anniversary and this book, one of the Press's all-time best sellers. This collection includes some of Collins's most anthologized poems, including "Introduction to Poetry," "Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House," and "Advice to Writers." Its success over the years is testament to Collins's talent as one of our best poets.

LC 87-24191, ISBN 978-1-55728-823-3

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


811.54

Gernes, Sonia

What You Hear in the Dark: New and Selected Poems

176 pp. 6" x 9", $20.00 paper, CIP included

June 2006

University of Notre Dame Press

"Gernes' love of language is evident in every poem in this collection...This volume begins with 25 new poems that display Gernes' best poetic gifts: thoughtful economy of words, measured reflections, lyrically fluid language, and gently pulsing rhythms. Several of the more heartrending current poems tackle a mother's Alzheimer's, a father's death, and a newfound voice of loneliness that cries but also sings of 'the force that propels / even the lonely soul / to seek and gain the sky.' Gernes is a highly accessible and engaging poet who will surely appeal to many types of readers."--Booklist

LC 2006001547, ISBN 978-0-268-02968-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


811.54

Holmes, Janet

F2F

96 pp., 5 3/4" x 9", $20.00 paper, CIP included

October 2006

University of Notre Dame Press

"Holmes's attention to sound ("write with light / durable words indelible") is familiar poetic territory, but here it takes on new meaning because it so exceeds, or opposes, the text-messaging medium from which the language is drawn. This is like William Carlos Williams's experiments--or Bob Creeley's--in the excerpting and reframing of casual speech; the perception that a general method could be applied to a new, apparently unpromising and impoverished linguistic realm is one of the book's most forward brilliances."--Charles O. Hartman, author of Island:Poems

LC 2006024197, ISBN 978-0-268-03076-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


811.54

McKay, Don
Edited by Méira Cook

Field Marks: The Poetry of Don McKay

84 pp., 6" x 9", $14.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

This volume features 35 of McKay's best poems, selected with a contextualizing introduction by Méira Cook that probes wilderness and representation in McKay, and the canny, quirky, thoughtful, and sometimes comic self-consciousness of the poems. Included is McKay's afterword written especially for this volume in which he reflects on his own writing process and its relationship to the earth and to metamorphosis. Don McKay won the Governor General's Award in 1991 and in 2000, a National Magazine Award (1991), the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry in 1984, and was short listed for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize for Camber.

ISBN 978-0-88920-494-2

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


811.54

Oles, Carole Simmons

Waking Stone: Inventions on the Life of Harriet Hosmer

100 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.00 paper CIP included

October 2006

The University of Arkansas Press

From Carole Simmons Oles comes a new modern poetry biography, this one based on the life of American sculptor Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908). After an exceptional apprenticeship in Rome, Hosmer opened a studio there where she was associated with Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, and the Brownings. Though some of her work survives today, much of it has disappeared. Oles rediscovers Hosmer's life in Waking Stone. This is a dialogue, an exploration of what Oles calls their "parallel universes." In beautiful and affecting lyric and narrative poems, Oles bends time and circumstances to reveal the essential kinship between two women artists.

LC 2006011828, ISBN 978-1-55728-825-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


811.54

Oliver, Mary

At Blackwater Pond: Mary Oliver Reads Mary Oliver

5" x 5 1/2", photos, $19.95 (CD)

April 2006

Beacon Press

Mary Oliver has published fifteen volumes of poetry and five books of prose in the span of four decades, but she rarely performs her poetry in live readings. Now, with the arrival of At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver has given her audience what they've longed to hear: the poet's voice reading her own work. In this beautifully produced compact disc, Mary Oliver has recorded forty of her favorite poems, nearly spanning the length of her career, from Dream Work through her newest volume, New and Selected Poems, Volume Two.

LC 2006577460, ISBN 978-0-8070-0700-6

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: G


811.54

Purdy, Al Edited by Robert Budde

The More Easily Kept Illusions: The Poetry of Al Purdy

96 pp., 6" x 9", $14.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Much-loved, cantankerous, and brilliant, Al Purdy galloped across the Canadian literary landscape for decades, grandly embodying the hard-living image of the 1960s and '70s poet. This book is a selection of thirty-five poems that includes some of his best-loved and unearths lost and ignored treasures. Robert Budde introduces the collection with an overview of Purdy's tumultuous life of letters, his legendary personality, his outrageous antics, his peers, his influences, and the history of his publishing career. Reorganizing Purdy's body of work, this collection also reinterprets the chronological and thematic development of his writing. Includes an Afterword by Russell Morton Brown.

ISBN 978-0-88920-490-4

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


811.54

Steele, Timothy

Toward the Winter Solstice: New Poems

61 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

Ohio University Press/Swallow Press

"Steele, who was in the vanguard of the 1980s swing back to regular meter and rhyme in American poetry, is a formalist's formalist, so technically adroit that he could write about anything and produce a poem repeatedly rewarding for music and shapeliness alone, and subject matter be damned. He isn't so cavalier about meaning, however, as that characterization of his exquisite craftsmanship may suggest. Indeed, he writes about most important matters...The importance felt is, first, intimate, personal, deliberately nondazzling; it only gradually comes to seem general and cosmic."--Booklist

LC 2005033881, ISBN 978-0-8040-1090-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8040-1091-7 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


811.54

Walsh, William

Under the Rock Umbrella: Contemporary American Poets from 1951 to 1977

450 pp., 7" x 9", bibliog., $35.00 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Mercer Universty Press

The period between 1951 and 1977 were watershed years for the country and the underlying influence to a monumental degree was popular music. It was exciting, youthful, and electric. Its influence was indelible. Under the Rock Umbrella brings together the best poets influenced by this powerful era in music to allow us to examine the music of each poet's own verse.

LC 2006013608, ISBN 978-0-88146-047-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


811.542

Ridl, Jack

Broken Symmetry

136 pp., 5 3/4" x 7 3/4", $15.95 paper, CIP included

March 2006

Wayne State University Press

Broken Symmetry is a collection drawn from the experiences of daily life and organized through the context of mathematics. Poet Jack Ridl uses remarkably clear and precise language to express a singular awareness of the world around us. Some of the poems in this volume deal with the universal human experience of loss, others discover a fresh perspective on what is easily overlooked, and many seek the goodness and joy that remain in a challenging world.

LC 2005035885, ISBN 978-0-81433-322-8

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


811.542

Rossini, Clare

Lingo: Poems

95 pp., 6" x 9", $14.95 paper CIP included

April 2006

The University of Akron Press

Whether in the Midwest or New England, in elegies or celebrations, Rossini's Lingo takes comfort in the miracle of words, where the homely and exotic can flourish at the same time, like the "thought of flamingoes in Minnesota" ("Rice County Soliloquy"). Rossini treats both the human and the natural world with tenderness and good-hearted humor, her wit and compassion as impressive as the bravura of plainspoken poetry, as endearing as pirouettes in sensible shoes.

LC 2005032843, ISBN 978-1-931968-29-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


811.542

Rutsala, Vern

How We Spent Our Time

84 pp., 6" x 9", $14.95 paper, CIP included

January 2006

The University of Akron Press

"These poems are conversational but endlessly skillful in the ways they keep the language vivid and fresh and surprising...As I read them again, the feeling I get is something like a pang of satisfaction. This is what it's like, I believe, to be a fully living, thinking, feeling human being. This is what Auden meant when he described poetry as 'the clear expression of mixed feelings.' This is why we read. How We Spent Our Time is flush with pangs and satisfactions, abundant with wisdom and delight. Read it and see."--Robert Wrigley, author of Earthly Mediations: New and Selected Poems

LC 2005031553, ISBN 978-1-931968-28-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


811.6

Hadaway, Elizabeth

Fire Baton: Poems

98 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.00 paper, CIP included

September 2006

The University of Arkansas Press

Elizabeth Hadaway doesn't just tell stories in her poems, she aims to delight as much as instruct, and her poems are scores for performance. Sparkling with shout-outs to Beowulf and Keats, varied meters, and surprising rhymes, she lifts centuries of hurt and anger into a contrary music. Her reach is vast, including everything from T. S. Eliot to the swans on her vinyl lace shower curtains. She warns us off from stereotypes and misconceptions about Appalachia and the South.

LC 2006017523, ISBN 978-1-55728-824-0

PLA: G


811.6

Nutter, Jude

The Curator of Silence

80 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $18.00 paper, CIP included

November 2006

University of Notre Dame Press

"From the very first page, Jude Nutter asks the reader to join with her in an exploration that curates not only silence but the many varieties of human experience that enliven, threaten, and sometimes deepen that silence. Her poems are imaginative, and their music always feels authentic, as if born from far inside the poem. The voice of the poems speaks from intimacy and demands intimacy from the reader in return. If those poems are sometimes harrowing, they are also redeeming, and leave us strangely renewed. I envy those who have the pleasure of reading her book for the first time."--Jim Moore, author of Lightning at Dinner: Poems

LC 2006023894, ISBN 978-0-268-03661-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


811.622

Capps, Ashley

Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields

69 pp., 6" x 9", $14.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

The University of Akron Press

Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields is Capps's first book in which she sounds like the voice of a fresh generation of poets. The familiar turns suddenly elliptical, straight talk goes engagingly crooked, and the lyric negotiates with the matter-of-fact. Her poems swim freely in the vast waters of human insecurity: mistrust of authority, disenchantment with God, family tragedy, and the sticky realm of intimacy and eros. But no matter how adrift Capps may feel, poetry itself remains her anchor and her lifeline.

LC 2006024313, ISBN 978-1-931968-37-9

PLA: G


811.622

Francis, Vievee

Blue-Tail Fly

88 pp., 6" x 9", $15.95 paper, CIP included

March 2006

Wayne State University Press

The title of Blue-Tail Fly comes from an antebellum song commonly known as "Jimmy Crack Corn." The blue-tail fly is a supposedly insignificant creature that bites the horse that bucks and kills the master. In this collection, poet Vievee Francis gives voice to "outsiders"--from soldiers and common folk to leading political figures--who play the role of the blue-tail fly in the period of American history between the Mexican American War and the Civil War.

LC 2005035890, ISBN 978-0-8143-3323-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


812

O'Neill, Eugene Introduction by Stephen A. Black

A Moon for the Misbegotten

176 pp. 5" x 7 3/4", $12.95 paper

August 2006

Yale University Press

Eugene O'Neill's last completed play, A Moon for the Misbegotten, is a sequel to his autobiographical Long Day's Journey into Night. Taking up the story eleven years later, O'Neill focuses on Jim Tyrone (based on the playwright's own late brother Jamie), who grasps for a last chance at love under the full moonlight. "It is not excessive to write that O'Neill created serious American drama."--Tony Kushner

LC 2006903366, ISBN 978-0-300-11815-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


812.52

O'Neill, Eugene Foreword by Harold Bloom

The Iceman Cometh

240 pp., 5" x 7 3/4", $12.95 paper

September 2006

Yale University Press

Though it received mixed reviews when first performed in 1946, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh has continued to grow in stature over the ensuing sixty years. Jason Robards' starring role in the Broadway revival brought new attention to O'Neill's darkest play, and many critics now consider it one of the greatest works in all of American drama. "We live and die, in the spirit, in solitude, and the true strength of Iceman is its intense dramatic exemplification of that somber reality... Life, in Iceman, is what it is in Schopenhauer: illusion."--from the foreword by Harold Bloom

LC 2006903367, ISBN 978-0-300-11743-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


813

Dobie, Ann Brewster (Editor)

Wide Awake in the Pelican State: Stories by Contemporary Louisiana Writers

352 pp., 6" x 9", $22.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Louisiana State University Press

Wide Awake in the Pelican State--which mimics the title of Dinty W. Moore's contribution to the collection--brings together twenty-one of the finest modern writers who claim Louisiana as home, having lived all or some of their lives in the Pelican State. Contributors to Wide Awake in the Pelican State: John Biguenet, James Lee Burke, Robert Olen Butler, Kelly Cherry, Moira Crone, Albert Belisle Davis, Charles deGravelles, John Dufresne, Richard Ford, Ernest J. Gaines, Louis Gallo, Tim Gautreaux, Norman German, Ellen Gilchrist, Joan Arbour Grant, Shirley Ann Grau, Dinty W. Moore, Tim Parrish, Tom Piazza, Nancy Richard, James Wilcox.

LC 2005020317, ISBN 978-0-8071-3034-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


813

Vande Brake, Katherine

How They Shine: Melungeon Characters in the Fiction of Appalachia

298 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., appendix, index, $39.95 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

February 2006

Mercer University Press

In this first critical study of Melungeon characters in fiction, Vande Brake argues that writers choose to create Melungeon characters, incorporate Melungeon lore, and replicate the Melungeon experience because Melungeon is such a powerful metaphor. Their use of Melungeons is not intended as an insult, but instead as a way to say more with less. Melungeon means mystery, unpredicatbility, isolation, prejudice, passion, volatility, superstition, pride. It also means moonshine "likker," beautiful dark-skinned women, and handsome, reckless men. How They Shine's clear, readable presentation invites scholarly attention from a variety of disciplines, lay readers, residents of Appalachia, and readers who love good books.

LC 2001034524, ISBN 978-0-86554-721-6 (c.), ISBN 978-0-86554-983-8 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: R, S


813

Whitt, Margaret Earley (Editor)

Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

University of Georgia Press

From bloody melees at public lunch counters to anxious musings at the family dinner table, the diverse experiences depicted in this anthology make the civil rights movement as real and immediate as the best histories and memoirs. These twenty-three stories give a voice to the nameless, ordinary citizens without whom the movement would have failed. Each story focuses on a particular, sometimes private, moment in the historic struggle for social justice in America. Includes stories by James Baldwin, Lerone Bennett, Jr., Rosellen Brown, Anthony Grooms, John Updike, Alice Walker and Eudora Welty.

LC 2006012104, ISBN 978-0-8203-2799-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8203-2851-5 (p.)

AASL: O, G/HS, P

PLA: O


813.3

Evelev, John

Tolerable Entertainment: Herman Melville and Professionalism in Antebellum New York

248 pp., 6" x 9", $34.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"This is a very thoughtful and well-researched work of scholarship. It will add to the field in a number of different ways, shedding light on both Melville's emergence and the whole idea of what it meant to be a 'professional' writer in the seminal years of the American Renaissance. Evelev's merger of history and literature is highly welcome, and will illuminate our understanding of the volatile environment that produced our most challenging author."--Edward L. Widmer, author of Young America: The Flowering of Democracy in New York City

LC 2005018490, ISBN 978-1-55849-516-6

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: RS


813.4

Chopin, Kate Edited by Per Seyersted

The Complete Works of Kate Chopin

1032 pp., 6" x 9", 1 halftone, $39.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Louisiana State University Press

In 1969, Per Seyersted gave the world the first collected works of Kate Chopin. Seyersted's presentation of Chopin's writings and biographical and bibliographical information led to rediscovery and celebration of this turn-of-the-century author. For the first time, Seyersted's Complete Works is available in a single-volume paperback. It is the first and only paperback edition of Chopin's total oeuvre. Containing twenty poems, ninety-six stories, two novels, and thirteen essays--everything Chopin wrote except several additional poems and three unfinished children's stories--as well as Seyersted's original introduction and Edmund Wilson's foreword, this anthology is both a historical and a literary achievement.

LC 73080043, ISBN 978-0-8071-3151-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


813.422

Dunbar, Paul Laurence Edited by Gene Andrew Jarrett and Thomas Lewis Morgan

The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar

588 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $59.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2006

Ohio University Press

"This collection of 103 of Dunbar's short stories written between 1890 and 1905, including well-known pieces and many that have gone out of print, allows the reader to see how the first African American writer to enjoy huge success evolved as a writer...This collection also includes powerful stories of lynching, politics, religion, and social and interracial issues--the broad spectrum of black life in America...This is a valuable collection for readers interested in Dunbar and his place in African American and American literature."--Booklist

LC 2005025267, ISBN 978-0-8214-1644-0

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


813.5

Dreiser, Theodore Edited by James L. W. West

Jennie Gerhardt

448 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press/Pine Street Books

Regarded as one of Dreiser's best novels, Jennie Gerhardt is here recaptured as it was originally written, restoring it to its complete, unexpurgated form. "For Dreiser, Jennie Gerhardt was a good career move. Now, with this Pennsylvania edition, we know that it is also a great novel."--The New York Times

LC 2006040602, ISBN 978-0-8122-1955-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


813.52

Bruce, Brian

Thomas Boyd: Lost Author of the "Lost Generation"

188 pp., 6" x 9", $42.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

The University of Akron Press

Mentored by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Boyd attained only modest success as a novelist and biographer. He is known most widely for his World War I novel Through the Wheat, which critics, praising its realistic depiction of war and battle, compared to The Red Badge of Courage. How does a writer like Boyd, with his prominent literary friends, political ideals, professional aspirations, complicated personal life, and early death, fall so easily into obscurity? In this first full biography of Thomas Boyd, Brian Bruce explores the events of Boyd's life and rescues him from the realm of insignificance.

LC 2006002058, ISBN 978-1-931968-33-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: R, G


813.52

Lamb, Harold Edited by Howard Andrew Jones

Warriors of the Steppes: The Complete Cossack Adventures, Volume 2

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

July 2006

University of Nebraska Press

Warriors of the Steppes is the second in a four-volume set that collects the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb. This second volume collects all five tales of Khlit the Cossack's greatest friend, the valorous Abdul Dost, and Dost's comrade Sir Ralph Weyand. Life across the Roof of the World is more dangerous than ever as Khlit teams up with Abdul to thwart a gang of kidnappers, stamp out a cult of stranglers, save the dazzling Retha, and reluctantly lead an Afghani rebellion against the forces of the Mogul. Contained herein are the three never-before-collected stories, including the short novel The Curved Sword.

LC 2005035140, ISBN 978-0-8032-8049-6

AASL: G/MS


813.52

Lamb, Harold Edited by Howard Andrew Jones

Wolf of the Steppes: The Complete Cossack Adventures, Volume 1

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

July 2006

University of Nebraska Press

Wolf of the Steppes is the first of a four-volume set that collects the complete Cossack stories of pulp fiction writer Harold Lamb. This book presents every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never before appeared between book covers. In this first volume, Khlit infiltrates a hidden fortress of assassins, tracks down the tomb of Genghis Khan, flees the vengeance of a dead emperor, leads the Mongol horde against impossible odds, accompanies the stunning Mogul queen safely through the land of her enemies, and much more.

LC 2005035138, ISBN 978-0-8032-8048-9

AASL: O/MS


813.52

Rideout, Walter B.

Sherwood Anderson: A Writer in America, Volume 1

852 pp., 6" x 9", 11 b&w photos, index, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

The definitive biography of a major American writer of novels and short stories whose work includes the modern classic Winesburg, Ohio. The first volume of this monumental work chronicles the life of Anderson from his birth and early business career through his beginnings as a writer. The second volume (c. 2007) covers Anderson's political involvement in labor struggles and finally his unexpected death in 1941. "Rideout's interviews and research go back 50 years. . . . It is a testament--even a throwback--to the sort of dedicated, painstaking literary scholarship that is rarely seen anymore in our technophilic age."--Chicago Sun-Times

LC 2005011164, ISBN 978-0-299-21530-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


813.54

González, Rigerberto

Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa

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

September 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

Heartbreaking, poetic, and intensely personal, Butterfly Boy is a unique coming out and coming-of-age story of a first-generation Chicano who trades one life for another, only to discover that history and memory are not exchangeable or forgettable. "This moving memoir of a young Chicano boy's maturing into a self-accepting gay adult is a beautifully executed portrait of the experience of being gay, Chicano and poor in the United States."--Publishers Weekly. "Poignant, heartfelt memoir of a gay Latino immigrant's coming-of-age, played out against a relentless backdrop of abuse and neglect."--Kirkus Reviews

LC 2006006990, ISBN 978-0-299-21900-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


813.54

Harwell, David Horace

Walker Percy Remembered: A Portrait in the Words of Those Who Knew Him

200 pp., 5 1/4" x 8 1/2", bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

The University of North Carolina Press

In the spirit of traditional southern storytelling, this biography of Walker Percy (1916-1990) takes its shape from candid interviews with his family, close friends, and acquaintances. We get to know Percy through his lifelong friend Shelby Foote, Percy's brothers LeRoy and Phin, his former priest, his housekeeper, and former teachers. Readers learn intimate details of Percy's writing process; his interaction with community members of different ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and his commitment to civil rights issues. What emerges is a multidimensional portrait of Percy as a man, a friend, and a family member.

LC 2006005169, ISBN 978-080-783039-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: R, G


813.54

Komunyakaa, Yusef and Chad Gracia

Gilgamesh: A Verse Play (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

128 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $22.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

Wesleyan University Press

The first dramatic adaptation of Gilgamesh. "In spare, stark language, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Komunyakaa and dramatist Gracia create a 21st-century version of the ancient Middle Eastern tale, Gilgamesh. Repetition, occasionally almost to the point of chanting, moves the story forward. The stage directions match the spareness and directness of the text's language and show Gracia's experience as a theatrical producer and writer of six other verse plays. On the whole, these two writers have brought vigorous life to this ancient tale. Recommended for most collections."--Library Journal

LC 2006014045, ISBN 978-0-8195-6824-3

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: O, G


813.54

McInerny, Ralph

I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You: My Life and Pastimes

192 pp., 6" x 9", photos, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

University of Notre Dame Press

"What makes Mr. McInerny's autobiography worth reading...are all his other careers. A professor at Notre Dame for 50 years, he has published academic works from his 1961 Logic of Analogy to his 1990 Handbook for Peeping Thomists, making him the nation's most prominent scholar of medieval philosophy. Along the way, Mr. McInerny was a leader in the movement that turned Catholics into vital intellectual figures for modern conservatism."--The Wall Street Journal. "This is a charming, bittersweet, witty, evocative, even romantic reminiscence of a wonderful life, teeming with children, penury, wild trips to Europe, sudden (and immense) success in writing (after many, many rejections)..."--Michael Novak

LC 2006000840, ISBN 978-0-268-03492-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


813.54

Meissner, Bill

The Road to Cosmos: The Faces of An American Town

208 pp., 6" x 9", $22.00 paper, CIP included

November 2006

University of Notre Dame Press

In this short-story collection, Bill Meissner explores the consciousness of Cosmos, U.S.A., a small Midwestern town that is anything but ordinary. Though it has its share of residents intent on keeping the world on an even keel, Cosmos is blessed with a number of eccentrics who are chasing their idiosyncratic dreams, or struggling to distinguish themselves as individuals. Cosmos contains universal characters, each of them attempting to find order, love, and identity amid the chaos of their lives. "Meissner's stories are expressions of the complex connections between ourselves and parents. They say what we all should say but usually can't. In that way they serve literature's best purpose."--Richard Ford

LC 2006024964, ISBN 978-0-268-03501-3

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


813.54

Morgan, David T.

The New Brothers Grimm and Their Left Behind Fairy Tales

222 pp., 6" x 9", $20.00 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Mercer University Press

This book is an examination of the popular Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye (co-authored by Jerry B. Jenkins and Greg Dinallo). Author David T. Morgan examines the twelve volumes in the original series and one book each from the two spin-off series (Left Behind: The Kids Series, and Babylon Rising), relating the story and the theological arguments of each book and then challenging those arguments. Ultimately, he suggests that the theological premises set forth in the series are at best dubious and at the worst theological snakeoil.

LC 2006024369, ISBN 978-0-88146-036-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


813.54

Smith, R. T.

Uke Rivers Delivers: Stories

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

Louisiana State University Press

In the best tradition of southern storytelling, Uke Rivers Delivers features raconteurs as beguiling as the tales they tell. These lyrical, darkly humorous monologues portray a range of denizens of the American South desperately trying to come to grips with their inherited pasts. One of Jeff Davis's fellow cross-dressers; the killer of John Wilkes Booth; a Rebel deserter whose superior exacts his pound of flesh--all these characters and more, through their twisted and torn vernaculars, seek understanding and revival in R. T. Smith's superb collection.

LC 2006018761, ISBN 978-0-8071-3187-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: R, G


813.54

Working, Russell

The Irish Martyr

176 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", $18.00 paper, CIP included

February 2006

University of Notre Dame Press

"Reading The Irish Martyr, the new collection of stories by Tribune staff reporter Russell Working, is a little like watching CNN's Anderson Cooper: human trafficking, terrorism, prison abuse--the stories on the nightly news make their appearance in these ten works."--Chicago Tribune. "In these powerful, haunting stories, he explores the private lives of Egyptian adolescent girls, a North Korean woman sold to a Chinese farmer, a Russian doctor whose child has been stolen--victims of every time and place, always with singular compassion. Outrage for the world's lost and needy fuels The Irish Martyr, and intelligence and deep love imbue every sentence."--Erin McGraw, author of The Good Life

LC 2005035137, ISBN 978-0-268-04408-4

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: G


813.662

Torvik, Solveig

Nikolai's Fortune

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

March 2006

University of Washington Press

"A brooding, often beautiful tale of life in the Far North and the immigrant experience."--Kirkus Reviews. "An intriguing cross between a heartbreaking memoir and expertly researched historical fiction, Nikolai's Fortune immerses the reader in a beautifully drawn world of poverty and female struggle--from the hardscrabble farms of 19th-century Finland, to Norway under the German occupation, to family revelations after immigration to Idaho. It is the most classic of American stories...."--William Dietrich, author of The Scourge of God

LC 2005016962, ISBN 978-0-295-98563-3

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


814

Thoreau, Henry D. Edited and with an Afterword by Jeffrey S. Cramer Introduction by Denis Donoghue

Walden

464 pp., 5" x 7 3/4", 2 b&w illus., index, $9.95 paper

May 2006

Yale University Press

The most authoritative version of Thoreau's masterpiece to date. Also included here are notes on the text, an afterword by the editor, and a helpful selected bibliography. "Jeffrey Cramer's Walden is the most accurate and readable text of Thoreau's masterpiece. Cramer's version now replaces all other available editions of Walden as the most attractive and reliable way to approach this great American book."--Joel Porte, author of Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

LC 2005930648, ISBN 978-0-300-11008-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O, G


814.54

Williams, Philip Lee

In the Morning: Reflections from First Light

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $23.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Mercer University Press

Morning is a part of everyone's life. But relatively little has been written directly about morning itself because it is a background rather than a major theme. In his new book of creative nature non-fiction, author Philip Lee Williams takes us on a journey that is scientific, artistic, and very personal. A self-proclaimed "morning person," Williams looks at morning from a number of angles, including those of science, art, religion, and sociology. But mostly he shows us, in deeply personal essays, how morning has operated in his own life.

LC 2006013980, ISBN 978-0-88146-022-3

AASL: G/P

PLA: R, G


818

Barolini, Helen

Their Other Side: Six American Women and the Lure of Italy

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

November 2006

Fordham University Press

Helen Barolini profiles six gifted women transformed by Italy's mythic appeal. Unlike Barolini herself, they were not daughters of the great Italian diaspora. Rather, they were drawn to an idea of "Italy" and its gifts--in whose welcome a new self could be created, or discovered. "Anyone who has felt Italy's special magnetism will treasure Helen Barolini's portraits of six American women whose lives it changed. In telling their stories, she includes her own experiences working and living in Italy over half a century, all in fascinating detail."--Betty Boyd Caroli, author of The Roosevelt Women

LC 2006029458, ISBN 978-0-8232-2629-0

PLA: G


818.3

Petrulionis, Sandra Harbert and Laura Dassow Walls (Editors)

More Day to Dawn: Thoreau's Walden for the Twenty-First Century

264 pp., 6" x 9", $28.95 paper, CIP included

December 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"This sesquicentennial collection of essays shows that Walden is as fresh and provocative as it has ever been...The essays do not aim to shock with contrived arguments, but individually and collectively they challenge our understanding of familiar concepts...and they bode well for continuing vitality within the perennially growing community of readers and scholars of Walden."--Wesley T. Mott, editor of The Spirit of Thoreau series

LC 2006028847, ISBN 978-1-55849-576-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


818.509

Barolini, Helen

A Circular Journey

200 pp., 6" x 9", $22.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

Fordham University Press

"In this beautiful collection of essays, Helen Barolini weaves a powerful tale of the illusive nature of memory, the struggle for identity, and the yearning for balance and belonging in our lives. With intelligence and grace, Barolini shows how we all carry pieces of the Old World in the New, and proves again to be a leading and inspiring voice for generations of Italian-American women."--Maria Laurino, author of Were You Always an Italian? Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America

LC 2006007964, ISBN 978-0-8232-2615-3

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


818.54

Rankine, Patrice

Ulysses in Black: Ralph Ellison, Classicism, and African American Literature

272 pp., 6" x 9", index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

Rankine asserts that the classical tradition can be part of a self-conscious, prideful approach to African American culture, esthetics, and identity. African American authors have long been students of classical languages, literature, and mythologies by such writers as Homer, Euripides, and Seneca. As reflected in the works of Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Countee Cullen, and others, merging a black esthetic with the classics has often radically addressed concerns including violence against blacks, racism, and oppression. "A powerful and pioneering study that creatively links the rich traditions of classical antiquity to contemporary black thought. I highly recommend it."--Cornel West

LC 2006008598, ISBN 978-0-299-22000-6

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


818.54

Wright, John S.

Shadowing Ralph Ellison

224 pp., 6" x 9", chronology, bibliog., index, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2006

University Press of Mississippi

A fascinating critical study of the writings and thought of the American literary genius and his blues and jazz derived "vernacular" aesthetic. John S. Wright traces Ellison's intellectual and aesthetic development and the evolution of his cultural philosophy throughout his long career. Shadowing Ralph Ellison explores Ellison's published fiction, his criticism and correspondence, and his passionate exchanges with--and impact on--other literary intellectuals during the Cold War 1950s and during the culture wars of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

LC 2006003519, ISBN 978-1-57806-850-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S

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820-829 British Literature


820

Eliot, T.S. Edited by Lawrence Rainey

The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose Second Edition

304 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 13 b&w illus., index, $17.00 paper

August 2006

Yale University Press

Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title, 2006. "[A] superb edition...Like the poem, all of the prose is exhaustively annotated. Equally important is Rainey's lucid introduction to the volume...The new standard study text of Eliot's monumental poem, this volume is indispensable for every library. Essential."--Choice. "[A] terrific edition...of a foundational modernist work, this is the best available edition."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2006926386, ISBN 978-0-300-11994-7

AASL: O, S/HS

PLA: G


820.722

Baker, Nancy L. and Nancy Huling

A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students (Sixth Edition)

96 pp., 6" x 9", index, $12.00 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Modern Language Association

For nearly twenty-five years, A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students has helped students avoid the pitfalls of conducting library research for term papers and theses. Updated and revised, the sixth edition shows undergraduates how to use their research time efficiently and how to locate and evaluate material available from electronic databases and the Internet. Nancy L. Baker and Nancy Huling bring their experience as librarians to a concise tour of the typical college library and provide easy-to-understand summaries of the print and electronic research tools available to students. Nearly fifty reference works and research aids are described.

LC 2006007360, ISBN 978-0-87352-924-2

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: G, S


821.4

Lieb, Michael

Theological Milton: Deity, Discourse and Heresy in the Miltonic Canon

348 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", index, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

Duquesne University Press

Michael Lieb has written an illuminating study of the figure of God as a literary character in the writings of John Milton. Milton's God has always been a provocative and controversial figure, and Lieb offers a fresh way to look at the relationship between the language of theology and the language of poetry in Milton's works. "Accessible, richly documented, and clearly and cogently argued, this book will become a landmark in the study of Milton, of 17th-century religious orthodoxy and unorthodoxy, and of the interplay of literature and theology."--Choice

LC 2005030737, ISBN 978-0-8207-0374-9

PLA: S


821.8

Doggett, Rob

Deep-Rooted Things: Empire and Nation in the Poetry and Drama of William Butler Yeats

200 pp., 6" x 9", $25.00 paper, CIP included

March 2006

University of Notre Dame Press

"According to Doggett, Yeats' nationalism reflects an imagined nation in which all 'accept a common design' without demanding a specific vision. Focusing on the first decade of the 20th century and on 1919-28, Doggett reads drama and poetry as dialectical, moving between unity and disunity, reinventing the present in light of the past...Doggett shows Yeats' movement from imagined exile to poems of engagement to poems informed by his visionary system. This cycle provides a space where the Irish nation can be contemplated and imagined anew."--Choice

LC 2006000838, ISBN 978-0-268-02583-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


821.994

Kelleher, Margaret and Philip O'Leary (Editors)

The Cambridge History of Irish Literature (2 volume set)

1286 pp., 9 1/4" x 6 1/2", 3 maps, $275.00, CIP included

March 2006

Cambridge University Press

A comprehensive history of Irish literature in both its major languages. The twenty-eight chapters in this two-volume history provide an authoritative chronological survey of the Irish literary tradition, both in Irish and in English. Spanning fifteen centuries of literary achievement, the volumes range from the earliest medieval Latin texts to the late twentieth century. The contributors, drawn from a range of Irish, British and North American universities, are internationally renowned experts in their fields. The Cambridge History of Irish Literature comprises an unprecedented synthesis of research and information, a detailed narrative of one of the world's richest literary traditions, and innovative and challenging new readings.

LC 2005006448, ISBN 978-0-52182-224-4

AASL: O/HS

PLA: not reviewed


822

Cooper, Tarnya

Searching for Shakespeare

239 pp., 9 1/2" x 11", 17 b&w and 165 color illus., index, $60.00 cloth

April 2006

Yale University Press

With numerous portraits, images of costumes, theater models, manuscripts, and maps, this compelling book explores the connections between theatrical performance and Shakespeare's references in the visual arts. Insightful essays by distinguished scholars discuss a range of themes, from Shakespeare's sonnets, fame, and professional connections to his relationships with his actors, dramatists, and courtly and public audiences. "This book is as much about art as it is about Shakespeare, and as such, it provides a significantly different point of view than other texts covering the material culture of Shakespeare's era...Recommended."--Library Journal

LC 2005938031, ISBN 978-0-300-11611-3

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


822.3

Shakespeare, William Annotated, with an introduction by Burton Raffel Essay by Harold Bloom

Henry the Fourth, Part One (The Annotated Shakespeare)

240 pp., 5" x 7 3/4", $6.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

Yale University Press

With an informative introduction, a critical essay by Harold Bloom, and on-page annotations, this new edition of Henry IV, Part One assists twenty-first century readers to appreciate fully the tale of Young Prince Hal, cavorting in London with Falstaff and his band of rogues even as England is threatened by the Earl of Northumberland. "Two of the bard's heavy dramas join Yale's wonderful Annotated Shakespeare series. Along with a heavily annotated text, each volume includes a scholarly introduction plus notes on the annotations. All that for the price of a Happy Meal: how can you go wrong?"--Library Journal

LC 2005029100, ISBN 978-0-300-10815-6

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


822.33

Shakespeare, William Annotated, with an introduction by Burton Raffel Essay by Harold Bloom

Julius Caesar (The Annotated Shakespeare)

192 pp., 5" x 7 3/4", $6.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Yale University Press

The first tragedy to be performed in the new Globe Theatre, Julius Caesar is set at a crucial historical moment--when Republican government is giving way to imperial. Removed in time and place from Shakespeare's Elizabethan England, Rome makes a safe laboratory for the playwright to engage in his political musings. "The latest in Yale's Annotated Shakespeare series are two of the old boy's greatest hits. Besides the scholarly texts, these include lists of suggested further reading, essays, and more. Fab for the price."--Library Journal

LC 2006007378, ISBN 978-0-300-11564-2

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


822.33

Shakespeare, William Annotated, with an introduction by Burton Raffel Essay by Harold Bloom

The Merchant of Venice (The Annotated Shakespeare)

208 pp., 5" x 7 3/4", $6.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Yale University Press

In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio needs funds if he is to impress the wealthy heiress Portia. Soon hopelessly entangled with the Jewish moneylender Shylock, Bassanio and his merchant friend Antonio escape their predicament only through Portia's clever intervention. "The latest in Yale's Annotated Shakespeare series are two of the old boy's greatest hits. Besides the scholarly texts, these include lists of suggested further reading, essays, and more. Fab for the price."--Library Journal

LC 2006005490, ISBN 978-0-300-10798-2

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


822.332

Shakespeare, William Annotated, with an introduction by Burton Raffel Essay by Harold Bloom

The Tempest (The Annotated Shakespeare)

192 pp., 5" x 7 3/4", $6.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

Yale University Press

Shakespeare's valedictory play is one of his most poetical and magical, involving spirits, savages, banishment, a duke-turned-wizard, a shipwreck, and more. This volume, like all volumes in The Annotated Shakespeare series, features helpful information and comprehensive annotations to assist with vocabulary, pronunciation, alternate meanings, and more. "Two of the bard's heavy dramas join Yale's wonderful Annotated Shakespeare series. Along with a heavily annotated text, each volume includes a scholarly introduction plus notes on the annotations. All that for the price of a Happy Meal: how can you go wrong?"--Library Journal

LC 2005029102, ISBN 978-0-300-10816-3

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


823

Foster, John Wilson

The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel

310 pp., 9 1/4" x 6 1/2", index, $80.00 cloth, $29.95 paper

December 2006

Cambridge University Press

The Irish novel has had a distinguished history. It spans such diverse authors as James Joyce, George Moore, Bram Stoker, Samuel Beckett, Lady Morgan, and others. This volume covers three hundred years of Irish achievement in fiction, with essays on key genres, themes, and authors. It provides critiques of individual works, accounts of important novelists, and histories of sub-genres and allied narrative forms, establishing significant social and political contexts for dozens of novels. The varied perspectives and emphases by more than a dozen critics and literary historians ensure that the Irish novel receives due tribute for its color, variety and linguistic verve. Each chapter features recommended further reading.

ISBN 978-0-521-86191-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-521-67996-1 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: not reviewed

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830-899 Literature of Other Languages


831.212

Raffel, Burton

Das Nibelungenlied: Song of the Nibelungs

384 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $40.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Yale University Press

Burton Raffel brings to English-language readers the epic poem that inspired The Lord of the Rings. Written 800 years ago, it tells the story of the downfall of the Burgundians at the hands of the Huns. "The challenges for a translator are great...Raffel has solved the problems well...He varies rhyme and rhythm when he feels the need, often with great subtlety but without betraying the senses or the spirit of the Middle High German text...Raffel catches the natural urgency and excitement of the original poem."--The Wall Street Journal

LC 2006005495, ISBN 978-0-300-11320-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


831.912

Carter, William

Proust in Love

280 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 15 b&w illus. in 8-page gallery insert, index, $26.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

Yale University Press

This vivid biography focuses on Proust's troubled love life. With a gallery of photographs and many new details about the author's lovers, flirtations, affairs, and fear of exposure as a homosexual, the book provides insights into his writings and an unprecedented view of Proust's gay Paris. "Acclaimed Proust biographer Carter skillfully paints a picture of Proust's romantic history from his adolescence to his final years."--Library Journal. "Carter moves easily between biographical details and scenes from Proust's novel; connections linking biography and fiction are delicate and never heavy-handed...Recommended."--Choice

LC 2005025261, ISBN 978-0-300-10812-5

PLA: G


833.914

Zweig, Stefanie Translated by Marlies Comjean

Somewhere in Germany: An Autobiographical Novel

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

September 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

The sequel to the acclaimed Nowhere in Africa, which was turned into the Oscar-winning film of the same name. This autobiographical novel traces the return of the Redlich family to Germany after their nine-year exile in Kenya during World War II. In Africa, Walter had longed for his homeland and dreamed of rebuilding his life as a lawyer, yet ultimately he and his family--wife Jettel, daughter Regina, and baby Max--realize that Germany amidst the ruins seems as exotic and unwelcoming to them in 1947 as Kenya had seemed in 1938.

LC 2006006963, ISBN 978-0-299-21010-6

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


839.134

Rosenfarb, Chava

The Tree of Life: A Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto: Book Three: The Cattle Cars Are Waiting, 1942-1944

388 pp., 6" x 9", map, glossary, $21.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

The third volume in this powerful trilogy, The Cattle Cars Are Waiting follows the tragic fate of the inhabitants of the ghetto. Chava Rosenfarb, herself a survivor of the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen, draws on her own history to create characters who struggle daily to retain a sense of humanity and dignity despite the physical and psychological effects of ghetto life. "Defiant, she [Rosenfarb] insists on finding humanity in privation, and keeping alive a creative spark, no matter how many tears are shed on it...Meticulous in her rendering of daily life."--Montreal Gazette

LC 2004053592, ISBN 978-0-299-22124-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


841.422

Christofides, Koren

Fables of La Fontaine, Illustrated

172 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 68 color illus., $50.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, CIP included

July 2006

University of Washington Press

Sophisticated translations of sixty-five of La Fontaine's fables are illustrated by original works by contemporary artists from across the United States, Europe, and Asia. The illustrations--by painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramists, sculptors, conceptual artists, fiber artists, and art historians--celebrate an extraordinary intersection of contemporary art with the fabulist tradition. Included here are familiar tales, such as The Hare and the Tortoise, that have delighted generations of children and adults, as well as a treasure trove of lesser-known satiric fables.

LC 2005031067, ISBN 978-0-295-98614-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-295-98599-2 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


843.7

Balzac, Honoré de. Translated and annotated by Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser

The Centenarian: Or, The Two Beringhelds

372 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2006

Wesleyan University Press

The original mad scientist discovers the secret of eternal life in this first English translation of a classic gothic novel. Written for serial publication in 1822 under the pseudonym Horace de Saint-Aubin, this Faustian tale by Balzac has never before been available in English. More than a long-lost curiosity by an important writer, The Centenarian is also a seminal work of early science fiction, crucial to understanding both the development of the genre and the craft of this great author. It is crucial to an understanding of Balzac's oeuvre.

LC 2005056364, ISBN 978-0-8195-6797-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


843.912

Weiss, Jonathan

Iréne Némirovsky: Her Life and Works

224 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth

September 2006

Stanford University Press

On July 13, 1942, French gendarmes arrested Iréne Némirovsky in southern Burgundy. She was deported to Auschwitz where she died on August 19. Who was this woman, author of more than a dozen popular novels and more than thirty short stories, whose posthumous novel, Suite Française, won France's prestigious Renaudot prize in 2004? Born in Russia to wealthy parents, Iréne Némirovsky immigrated to Paris in 1919. Although she was Jewish, she frequented authors and politicians on the extreme right, some of whom were openly anti-Semitic. In this fascinating biography, Jonathan Weiss analyzes the discrepancy between Némirovsky's real and imagined identities.

LC 2005542000, ISBN 978-0-8047-5481-1

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


851.122

Barolini, Teodolinda

Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

496 pp., 6" x 9", index, $80.00 cloth, $28.00 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Fordham University Press

In this book, Teodolinda Barolini explores the sources of Italian literary culture in the figures of its lyric poets and its "three crowns": Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. "A magisterial work, written by one of the foremost Italianists of North America, and one of the best volumes devoted to the birth and development of Italian literary culture on either side of the Atlantic."--Piero Boitani, University of Rome

LC 200602944, ISBN 978-0-8232-2703-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8232-2704-4 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


863.64

Díaz, Jesús Translated by Kathleen Ross

The Initials of the Earth

456 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 1 illus., notes, glossary, bibliog., filmography, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Duke University Press

Many critics consider The Initials of the Earth to be the quintessential novel of the Cuban Revolution and the finest work by the Cuban writer and filmmaker Jesús Díaz. Born in Havana in 1941, Díaz was a witness to the Revolution and ardent supporter of it until the last decade ofhis life. This is the first of his books to be translated into English. Originally written in the 1970s, then rewritten and published simultaneously in Havana and Madrid in 1987, this book spans the tumultuous years from the 1950s until the 1970s, encompassing the Revolution and its immediate aftermath.

LC 2006010434, ISBN 978-0-8223-3829-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3844-4 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


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