2012 University Press Books

 

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800-899 Literature and Rhetoric


800-819 American Literature

820-829 British Literature

       

830-899 Literature of Other Languages

       
   

800-819 American Literature


808

Spanier, Sandra and Robert W. Trogdon (Editors)

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, 1907-1922

516 pp., 9 1/10" x 6 1/5", 32 b&w illustrations, $40.00 cloth

September 2011

Cambridge University Press

"Hemingway admirers, scholars, and students will find the book essential. The letters fill in abundant biographical and intellectual details, and readers will revel in the young man's exuberant wordplay, private language, and slang."—Booklist. This first volume encompasses Ernest Hemingway's youth, experience in World War I, and arrival in Paris. The letters reveal a more complex person than his public persona would suggest: devoted son, affectionate brother, infatuated lover, adoring husband, spirited friend, and disciplined writer. Never intended for publication, the letters record experiences that inspired his art, afford insight into his creative process, and express his candid assessments of his own work and that of his contemporaries.

ISBN 9780521897334 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLR: O


808.02

Haworth, Kevin and Dinty W. Moore

Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing

200 pp., 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2011

Ohio University Press

Lit from Within offers creative writers a window into the minds of some of America's most celebrated contemporary authors. Witty, direct, and thought<0x2013>provoking, these essays offer something to creative writers of all backgrounds and experience. With contributions from fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers, this is a collection of unusual breadth and quality.

LC 2010050844, ISBN 9780821419489 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLR: G, O


808.066

Hart, Jack

Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

280 pp., 6" x 9", 15 line drawings, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2011

The University of Chicago Press

In Storycraft, Jack Hart, a former managing editor of the Oregonian who guided several Pulitzer Prize<0x2013>winning narratives to publication, delivers what will certainly become the definitive guide to the methods and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction.

LC 2010032575, ISBN 9780226318141 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: G, O


808.53

Ericson, Jon M., James J. Murphy, and Raymond Bud Zeuschner

The Debater's Guide

Fourth Edition

136 pp., 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 7 illustrations, $19.95 paper, CIP included

February 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

Tens of thousands of readers have used this guide since it was first published. With straightforward explanations and specific applications geared toward contemporary debate practice, this updated edition begins with a candid explanation of the basic principles of debate then introduces the steps to building a case, from reviewing strategies for refutation and defense to engaging in cross-examination, solid research, and critical thinking. It advises readers on a wide range of important topics, from budgeting time in a debate to speaking in outline form by using a well-organized series of explanations, specific examples, and graphic presentations.

LC 2010029511, ISBN 9780809330348 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: G


810.803

Harrison, Penny (Editor)

Open Spaces: Voices from the Northwest

240 pp., 6" x 9", bibliography, index, $22.50 paper, CIP included

March 2011

University of Washington Press

Open Spaces is a collection of intelligent, provocative essays on the cutting edge of thinking about the Pacific Northwest for thoughtful readers searching for new ways to understand the region, themselves, and the major issues of our time. "The metaphysics of Northwest identity, grounded in a confluence of storytelling and analysis, is a ceaseless quest, and Open Spaces, the magazine and now the book, does it better than most. The anthology's lineup of 30 writers [is] impressive for its range, readability, and depth of knowledge."—Capitol Hill Times

LC 2011004810, ISBN 9780295991078 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLR: RG


810.808

Moraga, Cherr<0x00ED>e L.

A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000<0x2013>2010

280 pp., 6" x 9", 9 illustrations, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

May 2011

Duke University Press

This volume features essays and poems by Cherr<0x00ED>e L. Moraga, one of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship.

LC 2010049740, ISBN 9780822349624 (c.), ISBN 9780822349778 (p.)

PLR: S


810.809

Driskill, Qwo-Li, et al. (Editors)

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature

272 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 paper, CIP included

November 2011

The University of Arizona Press

The first collection of its kind in more than two decades. This timely anthology brings together twenty-eight of the leading voices in Native literature today and demonstrates the complexity of identities within Native, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Two-Spirit communities (GLBTQ2). From fiction and nonfiction to poetry and essay, the work featured in this collection is complex, funny, and heartfelt. It delves into themes of memory, history, sexuality, Indigeneity, friendship, family, love, and loss. Collaboratively, the contributors demonstrate not only the radical diversity among the voices of today's Indigenous GLBTQ2 writers but also the beauty, strength and resilience of Indigenous people.

LC 2011025621, ISBN 9780816502424 (p.)

PLR: S


810.986

Falconer, Blas and Lorraine M. L<0x00F3>pez (Editors)

The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity

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

December 2011

The University of Arizona Press

This diverse collection includes essays by some of the best emerging and established contemporary writers of Latin origin such as Urayo<0x00E1>n Noel, Judith Ort<0x00ED>z Cofer, and Steven Cordova, among others. They help answer the question: How can we treat U.S. Latina and Latino culture as a definable whole while acknowledging the many identities within? By sharing their own stories, these authors illuminate the richness of their cultural backgrounds while adding unique perspectives to the Latina and Latino experience. "Complex and articulate essays....A timely manifesto!"—Rigoberto Gonz<0x00E1>lez

LC 2011034940, ISBN 9780816528677 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: G


810.989

Graham, Maryemma and Jerry W. Ward, Jr. (Editors)

The Cambridge History of African American Literature

860 pp., 9 1/10" x 6 1/5", $165.00 cloth

March 2011

Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge History of African American Literature is a major achievement both as a work of reference and as a compelling narrative and will remain essential reading for scholars and students in years to come. It presents a comprehensive overview of the literary traditions of African-descended peoples in the United States. Expert contributors emphasize the dual nature of each text discussed as a work of art created by an individual and as a response to unfolding events in American cultural, political, and social history. This volume draws together current scholarship in the field and looks ahead to suggest new approaches, areas of study, and as yet undervalued writers and works.

LC 2010005501, ISBN 9780521872171 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: G


811

Major, Alice

Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science

296 pp., 5 1/4" x 9", 3 b&w images, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

The University of Alberta Press

Poet Alice Major was given a book on relativity at the impressionable age of ten, so she never quite understood why science came to be dismissed as reductive or opposite to art. She surveys the sciences of the past half-century—from physical to cognitive to evolutionary—to shed light on why and how human beings create poems, challenging some of the mantras of postmodern thought in the process. Part memoir, part ars poetica, part wonder-journey, Intersecting Sets is a wide-ranging and insightful amalgam.

LC 2012371260, ISBN 9780888645951 (p.)

PLR: G


811

McCaslin, Susan

Demeter Goes Skydiving

136 pp., 5 1/4" x 9", $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

The University of Alberta Press

What if Demeter, the timeless fertility goddess of ancient Greek mythology, slipped through a crack into the twenty-first century, and began a tour of our improbable culture? Award-winning poet Susan McCaslin exercises the mother-daughter trauma forged in the Demeter-Persephone myth with unapologetic modernity. She uses classical Greek mythology to address contemporary issues, like perfectionism, consumerism, and the growing gap between rich and poor globally. McCaslin's lyrics are profound, hilarious, and devastating as she journeys to the heart of a mother's love for her daughter. Her poetry speaks to us all, seeking ties to the past inside the present.

ISBN 9780888645517 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


811.009

Tobin, Daniel

Awake in America: On Irish American Poetry

488 pp., 6" x 9", $38.00 paper, CIP included

November 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"These essays usefully identify a tradition of twentieth-century Atlantic Irish writing in both Irish and American literature. Tobin's commentaries will appeal both to the general reader of poetry and to the academic reader who has an interest in American literature, Irish studies, and the conundra of hyphenate or hybrid subcultures. Tobin has already established the canon of poetry in that literature with The Book of Irish American Poetry. Awake in America promises to be a useful and popular companion to that book."—Thomas Dillon Redshaw, University of St. Thomas

LC 2011025683, ISBN 9780268042370 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


811.1

Carretta, Vincent

Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage

304 pp., 6" x 9", 34 b&w photographs, 1 map, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

University of Georgia Press

In 1773, Phillis Wheatley became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman—of any race or background—to do so in America. Written in Boston while she was just a teenager, and when she was still a slave, Wheatley's poetry volume was an international sensation. Vincent Carretta offers the first full-length biography of a figure whose origins and later life have remained shadowy despite her iconic status. "An engaging new look at a remarkable woman."—Booklist

LC 2011016374, ISBN 9780820333380 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLR: S, RG


811.54

Badia, Janet

Sylvia Plath and the Mythology of Women Readers

216 pp., 6" x 9", index, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2011

University of Massachusetts Press

"I found myself captivated, riveted, convinced and unable to let the book sit closed for too long. The book is so good and so finely written I was happy to lose sleep over it."—Peter K. Steinberg. "Badia's focus on how anxieties about feminism have shaped views of the Plath reader and the Plath reception more generally is sorely needed."—Susan Rosenbaum. "While Plath scholars have been aware for many years of the nasty portrayal of her critics and readers as somehow deluded and/or demented, Badia has pulled together an exhaustive study of how this came to be."—Lynda Bundtzen

LC 2011021552, ISBN 9781558498952 (c.), ISBN 9781558498969 (p.)

PLR: S


811.54

Kaplan, Janet

Dreamlife of a Philanthropist

72 pp., 6" x 9", $18.00 paper, CIP included

February 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"...this collection has sustained richness, an irrepressible energy....The voice is so consistently free of the usual taint of writer-ego that one almost gets the feeling that the poems have written themselves....Kaplan leads us into each strange corner with such sureness that we are willing to go, honored to be there, and satisfied after each one that we have been shown a glimpse of something rare."—The Prose-Poem Project. The prose poems and sonnets in Dreamlife are packed with postmodern language, modern irony and absurdity, and a poet's ageless ear for the pleasures of the lyric and formal experimentation.

LC 2010049636, ISBN 9780268033224 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: G


811.54

MacLean, Kath

Kat Among the Tigers

96 pp., 5 1/4" x 9", 1 b&w photograph, $19.95 paper, CIP included

February 2011

The University of Alberta Press

Inspired by the journals and correspondence of Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), Kat Among the Tigers is a sequence of narrative poems that chronicles Mansfield's short, bohemian life against the cultural upheaval of the early twentieth century. MacLean's fugue-like rhythms, authentic voicing, and provocative imagery will seduce admirers of both Mansfield and MacLean as well as scholars of modernist literature and postmodernist play.

LC 2011453952, ISBN 9780888645524 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


811.54

Peters, Margot

Lorine Niedecker: A Poet's Life

334 pp., 6" x 9", 36 b&w photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

Margot Peters brings Lorine Niedecker's life out of the shadows in this first full biography of the poet. She depicts Niedecker's watery world on Blackhawk Island...where she was born and spent most of her life. A brief college career cut short by family obligations and an equally brief marriage were followed in 1931 by the start of a life-changing correspondence and complicated thirty-five-year friendship with modernist poet Louis Zukofsky....Supporting herself by turns as a hospital scrubwoman and proofreader for a dairy journal, Niedecker[<0x2018>s] late marriage to an industrial painter...gave her time to write and publish her work in the final decades of her life.

LC 2011018267, ISBN 9780299285005 (c.)

AASL: S/P


811.6

Barker, Brian

The Black Ocean

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

May 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

In The Black Ocean, Brian Barker attempts to make sense of some of the darkest chapters in history—the Chernobyl disaster, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and genocide against Native Americans—while offering blistering insight into the state of the world today. The ghosts of Lincoln, Poe, and Billie Holiday appear in these hauntingly intense documentary poems. Barker touches upon the power of manipulation and class oppression; the depths of fear and the struggle for social justice; and reveals how failure to act—on the parts of both politicians and everyday citizens—can have the most devastating effects of all.

LC 2010040795, ISBN 9780809330287 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


811.6

Dungy, Camille T.

Smith Blue

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

May 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

The poems in Smith Blue offer a survival guide for the modern heart as they examine the human capability for perseverance in the wake of heartbreak; the loss of beloved heroes and landscapes; and our determination in the face of everyday struggles. Dungy explores the dual nature of our presence on the planet and reveals the countless ways in which we both create and are victims of catastrophe. In the end, Dungy demonstrates how we are all intertwined, regardless of race or species, living and loving as best we are able in the shadows of both man-made and natural follies.

LC 2010041206, ISBN 9780809330317 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: G


811.6

Trelles, Emma

Tropicalia

72 pp., 6" x 9", $15.00 paper, CIP included

February 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"In Tropicalia, Emma Trelles gives us Miami—the flora, the fauna, the languages, the interstate. Her poems are luxurious and scrumptious, socially relevant, with oomph and sizzle. The buoyancy of her images and the poignancy of her direct language make Trelles the most exciting poet to emerge recently from the state with the prettiest name."—Denise Duhamel, author of Ka-Ching!. "True to the musical movement of its namesake, Tropicalia is a unique fusion of sounds, sights, and textures that entrances the reader into a dream-state."—Richard Blanco, author of Directions to the Beach of the Dead

LC 2010049635, ISBN 9780268042363 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLR: G


811.6

Weilbach, S.

Singing from the Darktime: A Childhood Memoir in Poetry and Prose

148 pp., 6" x 6", $18.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

McGill-Queen's University Press

Escaping Germany, Weilbach describes her surreal experience aboard the luxury refugee ship the St. Louis, refused the right to land first by Cuba and then by the US and Canada and finally forced to turn back to Europe, where England and other countries eventually provided some sanctuary. She recalls her experiences in London—loneliness, confusion, and an incomprehensible language but also the healing acceptance of classmates and teachers. With the approach of WW2, the mass evacuation of her school to the countryside brings a return to village life, with surprising happiness and the hint of a better future.

LC 2011453603, ISBN 9780773538641 (p.)

PLR: G, O


811.608

Coke, Allison Adelle Hedge (Editor)

Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas

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

October 2011

The University of Arizona Press

The first-ever multilingual collection of Indigenous American poetry. Gathering more than eighty poets from across the Americas, Sing features familiar names like Sherwin Bitsui and Louise Erdrich alongside international poets—both emerging and acclaimed—from regions underrepresented in anthologies. "Many of the poems in this ambitious collection remind us why we read poetry at all—to be returned to the elemental, to relish the beauty of repetition and variation, and to hear the cries of singular voices, here marginalized because of their native culture but also because of the daring announcement of their individuality."—Billy Collins

LC 2011018310, ISBN 9780816528912 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: G, O


811.608

Menes, Orlando Ricardo (Editor)

The Open Light: Poets from Notre Dame, 1991<0x2013>2008

296 pp., 6" x 9", $30.00 paper, CIP included

March 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

The Open Light: Poets from Notre Dame, 1991<0x2013>2008 celebrates the distinction and diversity of poets associated with the university during these nearly two decades. This anthology is a companion volume to James Walton's earlier collection, The Space Between: Poets from Notre Dame, 1950<0x2013>1990. The twenty-four poets represented in The Open Light range from National Endowment for the Arts Award<0x2013>winner Beth Ann Fennelly, who received her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame, to the Nobel Prize nominee Bei Dao, who taught as a visiting professor at Notre Dame between 2005 and 2007. All have been students at Notre Dame, faculty members, or both. Each has published at least one volume of poetry.

LC 2010049967, ISBN 9780268035211 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLR: G, S, O


812

Brown, Irene Bennett

(Foreword by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg)

Before the Lark

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

September 2011

Texas Tech University Press

In 1888 Kansas City, Missouri, twelve-year-old Jocey Royal, who has a cleft lip, no longer goes to school. Jocey believes that she will never have a friend....Since her mother died and her father became a drifter, Jocey has lived with her grandmother, a washerwoman....[S]he fills her lonely life with books and dreams. Mostly she dreams of Kansas and the farm her father abandoned there....Eventually she persuades [her grandmother] to go with her to Kansas....Jocey wonders if she made a terrible mistake, until she discovers that any girl can have friends, if she will open herself to others. And maybe even her cleft lip can be helped.

LC 2011020886, ISBN 9780896727274 (p.)

PLR: G


812.540

Lee, Josephine, Don Eitel, and R.A. Shiomi

Asian American Plays for a New Generation

336 pp., 6" x 9", $84.50 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2011

Temple University Press

Asian American Plays for a New Generation showcases seven exciting new plays that dramatize timely themes that are familiar to Asian Americans. The works variously address immigration, racism, stereotyping, identity, generational tensions, assimilation, and upward mobility as well as post-9/11 paranoia, racial isolation, and adoptee experiences. Each of these works engages directly and actively with Asian American themes through performance to provide an important starting point for building relationships, raising political awareness, and creating active communities that can foster a sense of connection or even rally individuals to collective action.

LC 2010042421, ISBN 9781439905159 (c.), ISBN 9781439905166 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: O


813.009

Cassuto, Leonard, Clare Virginia Eby, and Benjamin Reiss (Editors)

The Cambridge History of the American Novel

1272 pp., 9 1/10" x 6 1/5", 8 b&w illustrations, $185.00 cloth

April 2011

Cambridge University Press

This ambitious literary history traces the American novel from its emergence in the late eighteenth century to its diverse incarnations in the multi-ethnic, multi-media culture of the present day. In a set of original essays by renowned scholars from all over the world, the volume extends important critical debates and frames new ones. Offering new views of American classics, it also breaks new ground to show the role of popular genres—such as science fiction and mystery novels—in the creation of the literary tradition.

LC 2010030376, ISBN 9780521899079 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: G


813.010

Martin, Wendy and Cecelia Tichi (Editors)

Best of Times, Worst of Times: Contemporary American Short Stories from the New Gilded Age

368 pp., 6" x 9", $75.00 cloth, $24.00 paper, CIP included

April 2011

New York University Press

A powerful collection of fiction, through which we can hope to comprehend our turbulent times. Commenting on and making sense of what is going on in America today, fractured as it is by two ongoing wars, the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, these stories speak to some of the most germane issues confronting America today, from race relations, immigration, and social class to gender issues, Iraq, and imperialism. These expertly culled, emotionally powerful stories provide the perfect mirror with which to examine the real state of the union.

LC 2010033746, ISBN 9780814796276 (c.), ISBN 9780814796283 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLR: O


813.52

O'Donnell, Patrick and Lynda Zwinger (Editors)

Approaches to Teaching Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

218 pp., 6" x 9", index, $37.50 cloth, $19.75 paper, CIP included

August 2011

Modern Language Association

"This volume of essays on As I Lay Dying will fill a longtime need for teachers and students of Faulkner. The editors have provided us with an aid that should help both new teachers and veterans to teach it more fully and effectively."—Gail L. Mortimer, University of Texas, El Paso

LC 2011001924, ISBN 9781603290845 (c.), ISBN 9781603290852 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: G


813.54

Anaya, Rudolfo

Randy Lopez Goes Home: A Novel

168 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2011

University of Oklahoma Press

When he was a young man, Randy Lopez left his village in northern New Mexico to seek his fortune. Since then, he has learned some of the secrets of success in the Anglo world—and even written a book called Life Among the Gringos. But something has been missing. Now he returns to Agua Bendita to reconnect with his past and to find the wisdom the Anglo world has not provided. In this allegorical account of Randy's final journey, master storyteller Rudolfo Anaya tackles life's big questions with a light touch.

LC 2010051723, ISBN 9780806141893 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLR: G


813.54

Broer, Lawrence R.

Vonnegut and Hemingway: Writers at War

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

September 2011

The University of South Carolina Press

In this original comparative study of Kurt Vonnegut and Ernest Hemingway, Lawrence R. Broer maps the striking intersections of biography and artistry in works by both writers, and he compares the ways in which they blend life and art. Broer views Hemingway as the "secret sharer" of Vonnegut's literary imagination and argues that the two writers—while traditionally considered as adversaries because of Vonnegut's rejection of Hemingway's emblematic hypermasculinism—inevitably address similar deterministic wounds in their fiction: childhood traumas, family insanity, deforming wartime experiences, and depression...Broer sees Vonnegut and Hemingway as fundamentally at war—with themselves, with one another's artistic visions, and with the idea of war itself.

LC 2011012508, ISBN 9781611170351 (c.)

PLR: G


813.54

Robinson, Eden

The Sasquatch at Home: Traditional Protocols & Modern Storytelling

64 pp., 5 1/4" x 9", $10.95 paper, CIP included

May 2011

The University of Alberta Press

Eden Robinson shares an intimate look into the intricacies of family, culture, and place in The Sasquatch at Home. Robinson's disarming honesty and wry irony shine through her depictions of her and her mother's trip to Graceland, the potlatch where she and her sister received their Indian names, how her parents first met in Bella Bella (Waglisla, British Columbia) and a wilderness outing where she and her father try to get a look at b'gwus, the Sasquatch.

LC 2011456746, ISBN 9780888645593 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLR: G


813.54

Troncoso, Sergio

From This Wicked Patch of Dust

320 pp., 6" x 9", $17.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

The University of Arizona Press

In this novel by award-winning author Sergio Troncoso, a Mexican American family struggles with religion, politics, and identity over four decades. "In a media market where cultural stereotypes abound, it's refreshing to read a novel featuring Latino characters who are nuanced and authentic. Sergio Troncoso's latest follows a family from humble beginnings in a Texas border town through several decades as its members move beyond their Mexican Catholic culture to inhabit Jewish, Muslim and Ivy League spaces."—Dallas Morning News

LC 2011014819, ISBN 9780816530045 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLR: G


813.6

Draine, Betsy and Michael Hinden

Murder in Lascaux

284 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

The cave of Lascaux may be closed to the public, but five scholars a day are allowed inside, and Nora Barnes has finagled an appointment. True, she may have fudged a bit in her letter to the authorities, but she...isn't about to miss her chance to see the world's most famous prehistoric paintings. Nora and her...husband...are visiting the Dordogne, in the southern French region of the Aquitaine. Aware that the Dordogne's renown for cave art is matched only by its reputation for delicious cuisine, the couple has also signed up for a cooking class at a nearby ch<0x00E2>teau, but they soon find that more than food is on their minds.

LC 2011015989, ISBN 9780299284206 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: G


813.6

Hoklotubbe, Sara Sue

The American Caf<0x00E9>

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

April 2011

The University of Arizona Press

Mystery readers young and old were enchanted by amateur sleuth Sadie Walela in Hoklotubbe's debut mystery, Deception on All Accounts. Now, in this second volume, Hoklotubbe continues to delight and entertain with a page-turning story reminiscent of the late, great Tony Hillerman. "The American Caf<0x00E9> is a pleasing and satisfying novel with plenty of suspense and tension layered with ambience and soul, which Hoklotubbe then populates with characters both warm and wicked. This engaging adventure leaves readers looking forward to Sadie's next adventure."—Durango Herald

LC 2010046946, ISBN 9780816529223 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLR: G


813.6

Smith, Bob

Remembrance of Things I Forgot: A Novel

272 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

In 2006 comic book dealer John Sherkston decides to break up with his physicist boyfriend, Taylor Esgard, on the very day Taylor announces he's finally perfected a time machine for the U.S. government. John travels back to 1986, where he encounters "Junior," his younger, more innocent self. When Junior starts to flirt, John wonders how to reveal his identity: "I'm you, only with less hair and problems you can't imagine." He also meets up with the younger Taylor, and this unlikely trio teams up to plot a course around their future relationship woes, prevent John's sister from making a tragic decision, and stop George W. Bush from becoming president.

LC 2010046335, ISBN 9780299283407 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: G


813.6

Ya<0x00F1>ez, Richard

Cross Over Water

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

February 2011

University of Nevada Press

Raul Luis "Ruly" Cruz is a young Mexican American who lives in El Paso, just across the Rio Grande from Mexico, home of his ancestors and some of his current relatives. As he grows from awkward adolescent to manhood, he negotiates the precarious borders of family, tradition, and identity trying to find his own place in the Chicano community and in the larger world. This is an engaging and moving story of growing up in a borderland that is not only geographical but cultural as well.

LC 2010035063, ISBN 9780874178388 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLR: G


813.608

Lima, L<0x00E1>zaro and Felice Picano (Editors)

Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing

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

May 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

Ambientes is a revolutionary collection of fiction featuring stories by established authors as well as emerging voices that presents a collective portrait of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience in America today. With a preface by Picano and an introduction by Lima that sets the stage for understanding Latino literary and cultural history, this is the first anthology to cross cultural and regional borders by offering a wide variety of urban, rural, East Coast, West Coast, and midwestern perspectives on Latina and Latino queers from different walks of life....The stories in this collection reflect a vibrant and creative community and redefine received notions of "gay" and "lesbian."

LC 2010041228, ISBN 9780299282240 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: S


814.54

Hazo, Samuel

The Stroke of a Pen: Essays on Poetry and Other Provocations

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

May 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"Professor Hazo, the first State Poet of Pennsylvania and a distinguished author, combines literature and life across 10 individual essays split into two distinctly contrasting parts....With a balance of literary theory and philosophical allusion, Hazo produces an Ezra Pound-influenced conviction that powerful literature will endure, despite fiscal policy undermining education (essentially committing cultural suicide)....With such penmanship, Hazo is a rare breed: timeless in his approach to poetry and prose, dutifully acknowledging contemporaries and colleagues, and unreserved in his erudite pursuits."—Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews

LC 2010052721, ISBN 9780268030940 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLR: G


818.302

Cramer, Jeffrey S.

The Quotable Thoreau

552 pp., 4 1/2" x 7 3/8", 20 halftones, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2011

Princeton University Press

"Henry David Thoreau is one of the most oft-quoted essayists in the American literary canon, and now his sage aphorisms are gathered together in a beautifully compiled and impressively comprehensive volume. Edited by Cramer, curator of collections at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, this volume draws from well-known works such as Walden and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers as well as Thoreau's journals, letters, and other papers....This volume will appeal to both casual, browsing readers and to researchers needing an authoritative source on the words of Thoreau."—Choice

LC 2010034860, ISBN 9780691139975 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: O


818.52

Debo, Annette and Lara Vetter (Editors)

Approaches to Teaching H.D.'s Poetry and Prose

208 pp., 6" x 9", 6 figures, 4 b&w photographs, index, $37.50 cloth, $19.75 paper, CIP included

October 2011

Modern Language Association

The poet Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) came on the literary scene in the 1910s as a young American expatriate living in England. Her early lyric poems, in Sea Garden, helped launch the free verse movement known as imagism. "An impressive volume...I am struck by the richness and variety of approaches to teaching H.D."—Cynthia Hogue, Arizona State University

LC 2011018576, ISBN 9781603291026 (c.), ISBN 9781603291033 (p.)

AASL: S

PLR: S


818.520

Wheatley, Christopher J.

Thornton Wilder and Amos Wilder: Writing Religion in Twentieth-Century America

240 pp., 6" x 9", $29.00 paper, CIP included

November 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"Thornton Wilder and Amos Wilder is a thought-provoking study of Wilder's fiction and drama in relation to one of the great universal themes of human culture—religious belief. The unique thing about this study is that Christopher J. Wheatley reads Thornton Niven Wilder's literary works in relation to Amos Niven Wilder's scholarly and poetic works. The book is impressive for its reading of the Wilders in the context of both pre-modern and modern literature that treats the religious theme, either skeptically or affirmatively."—Lincoln Konkle, College of New Jersey

LC 2011025684, ISBN 9780268044244 (p.)

PLR: S


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820-829 British Literature


820.935

Wall, Eamonn

Writing the Irish West: Ecologies and Traditions

232 pp., 6" x 9", $27.00 paper, CIP included

March 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"Wall...offers an exciting examination of the work of seven contemporary authors and finds correlations between the literature of West Ireland and the literature of the American West....Throughout, Wall opens up new interpretations of contemporary literature."—Choice. Eamonn Wall draws on extensive research on the literature of the American West for a comparative study that places the Irish and American Wests side by side. Underlined by an engagement with the role ecology plays in the study of literature, Writing the Irish West highlights uncanny connections between the works of West-of-Ireland writers and their Western American counterparts.

LC 2010049972, ISBN 9780268044237 (p.)

AASL: S

PLR: RG


821.1

Yeager, R. F. and Brian W. Gastle (Editors)

Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of John Gower

236 pp., 6" x 9", 1 figure, 1 illustration, index, $37.50 cloth, $19.75 paper, CIP included

September 2011

Modern Language Association

A poet who wrote fluently in Middle English, Anglo-French, and Latin, John Gower typifies the English Middle Ages. His economical and sober style, the topics he addressed—marriage, love, chivalry, social class, law, and religious faith—and the depth and breadth of his references to earlier literature, myth, and folktale made his work attractive not only to contemporaries such as Chaucer but also to later poets such as Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton.

LC 2011006671, ISBN 9781603290999 (c.), ISBN 9781603291002 (p.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


821.4

Machacek, Gregory

Milton and Homer: "Written to Aftertimes"

220 pp., 6" x 9", $58.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

Duquesne University Press

Explores the various ways in which Homer's epic poems influenced Milton in his own ambition to compose an enduring, canonical work of literature. Machacek's study of this major interpoetic relationship is methodologically responsive to the historicist critical enterprise dominant within literary study for the past three decades.

LC 2011028585, ISBN 9780820704470 (c.)

AASL: S

PLR: G


821.7

Gigante, Denise

The Keats Brothers: The Life of John and George

552 pp., 6 3/8" x 9 1/4", 65 halftones, index, bibliography, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

John and George Keats—Man of Genius and Man of Power—embodied sibling forms of Romanticism. George's emigration to the U.S. frontier created an abysm of loneliness and alienation in John that would inspire his most plangent and sublime poetry. Gigante's account places John's life in a transatlantic context that has eluded his previous biographers.

LC 2011014487, ISBN 9780674048560 (c.)

AASL: S

PLR: G


821.914

Hart, Kevin

Morning Knowledge

104 pp., 6" x 9", $18.00 paper, CIP included

February 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"Spiritual yet visceral, learned yet passionate, Australian poet Kevin Hart's work occupies a special place in the libraries of poetry readers throughout the world....Shrouded in hope, Morning Knowledge sees Hart mourning his father's death while carrying on a decades-long project of distilling matters of the spirit and heart into rich and contemplative poetry....Morning Knowledge is Kevin Hart at his peak, alive with deeply lived experience and persistent joy."—Readings Monthly

LC 2010049948, ISBN 9780268030933 (p.)

AASL: S

PLR: G


823.7

Austen, Jane

(Edited by Robert Morrison)

Persuasion: An Annotated Edition

360 pp., 9" x 9 1/2", 102 color illustrations, bibliography, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

This richly illustrated annotated edition brings unmatched vitality to Austen's most passionate and introspective love story. Commentary alongside the text explains difficult allusions, while the Introduction explicates the novel's central conflicts as well as its relationship to Austen's other works and to those of her contemporaries.

LC 2011013150, ISBN 9780674049741 (c.)

AASL: S

PLR: G


823.8

Dirda, Michael

On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling

224 pp., 4 3/8" x 7 1/4", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

Princeton University Press

"Dirda makes a strong case for investigating Doyle's extensive bibliography, which includes adventure stories (The Lost World), historical novels (Micah Clarke), supernatural stories (The Horror of the Heights), and books on spiritualism. But Holmes is still the main attraction, and the fascinating dynamics of the Irregulars are as rich as any of Conan Doyle's fictions."—Publishers Weekly. "Dirda has written a rollicking, erudite, and terrifically beguiling little book called On Conan Doyle, which is part of Princeton University Press' <0x2018>Writers on Writers' series....Reading experiences don't get much more captivating than this; nor does literary criticism."—Maureen Corrigan, NPR

LC 2011020674, ISBN 9780691151359 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: G


823.8

Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert

Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist

400 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 28 halftones, index, bibliography, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

This provocative biography tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England's greatest novelist. Focused on the 1830s, it portrays a restless, uncertain Dickens who could not decide on a career path. Through twists and turns, the author traces a double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel.

LC 2011004219, ISBN 9780674050037 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


823.8

Wilde, Oscar

(Edited by Nicholas Frankel)

The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition

304 pp., 9" x 9 1/2", 78 color illustrations, 1 color map, bibliography, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

The Picture of Dorian Gray altered the way Victorians understood the world they inhabited, heralding the end of a repressive era. Now, more than 120 years after Wilde handed it over to his publisher, Wilde's uncensored typescript is published here for the first time, in an annotated, extensively illustrated edition.

LC 2010049134, ISBN 9780674057920 (c.)

AASL: S

PLR: O


823.912

Dellamora, Richard

Radclyffe Hall: A Life in the Writing

344 pp., 6" x 9", 23 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

In Radclyffe Hall: A Life in the Writing Richard Dellamora offers the first full look at the entire range of Hall's published and unpublished works of fiction, poetry, and autobiography and reads through them to demonstrate how she continually played with the details of her own life to help fashion her own identity as well as to bring into existence a public lesbian culture. Along the way, Dellamora revises many of the truisms about Hall that had their origins in the memoirs of her long-term partner, Una Troubridge, and that have found an afterlife in the writings of Hall's biographers.

LC 2011010285, ISBN 9780812243468 (c.)

PLR: G


829.3

Williamson, Craig (Editor and Translator)

Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

288 pp., 6" x 9", 2 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

The best-known literary achievement of Anglo-Saxon England, Beowulf is a poem concerned with monsters and heroes, treasure and transience, feuds and fidelity. Composed sometime between 500 and 1000 C.E. and surviving in a single manuscript, it is at once immediately accessible and forever mysterious. And in Craig Williamson's splendid new version, this often translated work may well have found its most compelling modern English interpreter.

LC 2011025961, ISBN 9780812243451 (c.)

PLR: G


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830-899 Literature of Other Languages


842.108

Enders, Jody (Editor and Translator)

The Farce of the Fart and Other Ribaldries: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English

496 pp., 6" x 9", $49.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

Those who have never heard the one about the Cobbler, the Monk, the Wife, and the Gatekeeper should prepare to be shocked and entertained. The Farce of the Fart and Other Ribaldries is populated by hilarious characters high and low. For medievalists, theater practitioners, and classic comedy lovers alike, Enders provides a wealth of information about the plays and their history. Helpful details abound for each play about plot, character development, sets, staging, costumes, and props. This performance-friendly collection offers in-depth guidance to actors, directors, dramaturges, teachers, and their students.

LC 2011011187, ISBN 9780812243239 (c.)

PLR: S


843.4

Gethner, Perry and Allison Stedman (Editors and Translators)

A Trip to the Country: by Henriette-Julie de Castelnau, Comtesse de Murat

152 pp., 6" x 9", 1 illustration, $21.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

Wayne State University Press

Translates an important example of late seventeenth-century French hybrid experimental fiction that provided the primary literary backdrop for the first French fairy tales. Gethner and Stedman offer an accessible and informative translation of A Trip to the Country that will appeal to students and teachers of fairy-tale studies and those interested in the history of French literature.

LC 2010048022, ISBN 9780814335031 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


843.914

Dib, Mohammed

(Translated by C. Dickson)

At the Caf<0x00E9> and The Talisman

192 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $59.50 cloth, $22.50 paper, CIP included

May 2011

The University of Virginia Press

Reflecting distinct and important stages in the career of the preeminent Algerian writer Mohammed Dib, At the Caf<0x00E9> and The Talisman brings together two collections that embroider on themes relating to the Algerian War for Independence (1954-1962). At the Caf<0x00E9>, published in 1955, is mostly realistic in style and illustrates particularly well Dib's uncanny talent for storytelling. The Talisman, published eleven years later, reflects Dib's growing penchant for relating his perception of the magical or mystical qualities underlying everyday reality. The under-lying themes in this collection take up, among other things, an obsession with the experience of death, a fascination with madness...and the possibilities of spiritual transcendence.

LC 2010045464, ISBN 9780813931197 (c.), ISBN 9780813931203 (p.)

PLR: RG


860

Romero-Anderson, Emerita

(with illustrations by Randall Pijoan)

Milagro of the Spanish Bean Pot

128 pp., 6" x 8", 15 color illustrations, $18.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2011

Texas Tech University Press

In the 1790s, in a tiny Spanish Colonial village in the Kingdom of New Mexico, pottery is...crucial to starving villagers....But Native potters are sending their wares south to markets in Chihuahua. When his widowed mother's only bean pot cracks, eleven-year-old Raymundo knows his family's last hope lies with Clay Woman, a Gen<0x00ED>zaro outcast and quite possibly a powerful witch. In addition to drought and famine, Raymundo faces the return of Comanche raiders and his mother's failing health as he risks all to learn Clay Woman's secrets. Even as he prays for a miracle, he knows he must summon the wherewithal to save his family—and his people.

LC 2010046490, ISBN 9780896726819 (c.)

PLR: G


863.087

Haywood Ferreira, Rachel

The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction

320 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index, $80.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

Wesleyan University Press

In this groundbreaking exploration of the science fiction written in Latin America prior to 1920, Haywood Ferreira argues that science fiction has always been a global genre. She traces how and why the genre quickly reached Latin America and analyzes how writers in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico adapted science fiction to reflect their own realities. Among the texts discussed are one of the first defenses of Darwinism in Latin America, a tale of a time-traveling history book, and a Latin American Frankenstein. Includes a chronological bibliography of science fiction published from 1775 to 1920 in all Latin American countries.

LC 2010034595, ISBN 9780819570819 (c.), ISBN 9780819570826 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: S


882.01

Sophocles

David Mulroy (Translator)

Oedipus Rex

154 pp., 5" x 8", $9.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

David Mulroy's brilliant verse translation of Oedipus Rex recaptures the aesthetic power of Sophocles' masterpiece while also achieving a highly accurate translation in clear, contemporary English. Speeches are rendered with the same kind of regular iambic rhythm that gave the Sophoclean originals their drive. The choral parts are translated as fluid rhymed songs. Mulroy also supplies an introduction, notes, and appendixes to provide helpful context for general readers and students.

LC 2010041229, ISBN 9780299282547 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P


891.448

Tagore, Rabindranath

(Edited by Fakrul Alam and Radha Chakravarty)

The Essential Tagore

864 pp., 6 3/8" x 9 1/4", 12 halftones, index, bibliography, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

India's Rabindranath Tagore was the first Asian Nobel Laureate and possibly the most prolific and diverse serious writer ever known. The largest single volume of his work available in English, this collection includes poetry, songs, autobiographical works, letters, travel writings, prose, novels, short stories, humorous pieces, and plays.

LC 2010051635, ISBN 9780674057906 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G, O


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