2013 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

Hemley, Robin

A Field Guide for Immersion Writing: Memoir, Journalism, and Travel

192 pp., 6" x 9", $59.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

University of Georgia Press

Using the work of such authors as Barbara Ehrenreich, Hunter S. Thompson, Ted Conover, A. J. Jacobs, Nellie Bly, Julio Cortazar, and James Agee, this guide offers insights, inspiration, and advice on the three major types of participatory writing: travel writing, immersion memoir, and immersion journalism. Included are helpful exercises, models for immersion writing, and a chapter on one of the most fraught subjects for nonfiction writers—the ethics and legalities of writing about other people.

LC 2011044424, ISBN 9780820338507 (c.), ISBN 9780820342559 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


808.103

Greene, Roland, et al.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics,

Fourth Edition

1680 pp., 7" x 10", bibliographical references, index, $150.00 cloth, $49.50 paper, CIP included

October 2012

Princeton University Press

"Ever since the first edition of this work, in 1965, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has been a comprehensive and authoritative reference work valued by students, teachers, and poets....This edition will be welcomed by all readers of poetry. It provides so many new essays and updates, and, finally, has an index, which is useful as the Encyclopedia does not include entries on individual poets, but rather discusses them in the context of the larger topics to which they are related. Also beneficial is the new page layout that is easier to read and more conducive to browsing. Highly recommended."—Library Journal

LC 2012005602, ISBN 9780691133348 (c.), ISBN 9780691154916 (p.)

AASL: G/HS


809.897

Kolodny, Annette

In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery

448 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illustrations, $99.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

May 2012

Duke University Press

In Search of First Contact is a monumental achievement by the influential literary critic Annette Kolodny. In this book, she offers a radically new interpretation of two medieval Icelandic tales, known as the Vinland sagas. She contends that they are the first known European narratives about contact with North America. After carefully explaining the evidence for that conclusion, Kolodny examines what happened after 1837, when English translations of the two sagas became widely available and enormously popular in the United States.

LC 2012011578, ISBN 9780822352822 (c.), ISBN 9780822352860 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


809.933

Grace, Sherrill, Patrick Imbert, and Tiffany Johnstone (Editors)

Bearing Witness: Perspectives on War and Peace from the Arts and Humanities

292 pp., 6" x 9", photographs, illustrations, $100.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

McGill-Queen's University Press

As the centenary of the Great War approaches, citizens worldwide are reflecting on the history, trauma, and losses of a war-torn twentieth century. It is in remembering past wars that we are at once confronted with the profound horror and suffering of armed conflict and the increasing elusiveness of peace. The contributors to Bearing Witness do not presume to resolve these troubling questions, but provoke new kinds of reflection. They explore literature, the arts, history, language, and popular culture to move beyond the language of rhetoric and commemoration provided by politicians and the military.

LC 2012372310, ISBN 9780773540583 (c.), ISBN 9780773540590 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


810.809

Basso, Matthew L. (Editor)

Men at Work: Rediscovering Depression-era Stories from the Federal Writers' Project

368 pp., 6" x 9", 17 b&w illustrations, $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2012

University of Utah Press

While researching at the Montana Historical Society Research Center more than a decade ago, historian Matthew Basso stumbled upon copies of six stories that had been submitted to the Federal Writers' Project for inclusion in a volume titled 0. They arrived too late to be considered, publication was waylaid by the eruption of World War II, and the manuscript was forgotten. The narratives stem from direct observation of or participation in the work described and offer portraits of Americans from diverse ethnic backgrounds who labored in jobs as varied as logging, mining, fruit packing, and rodeo riding. Basso is now bringing these rediscovered stories to their intended audience—the American people.

LC 2012014663, ISBN 9781607811893 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


810.9

Marcus, Greil and Werner Sollors

A New Literary History of America

1128 pp., 6 1/2" x 10", 27 halftones, $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2012

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

With more than 200 chronologically arranged essays by a diverse group of contributors, this book provides an innovative and illuminating treatment of the literary history of the United States from 1507 to 2008. With the 19th and 20th centuries dominating, A New Literary History of America tells the story of a made-up nation whose literature was not inherited but invented.

LC 2009014255, ISBN 9780674035942 (c.), ISBN 9780674064102 (p.)

AASL: O/P

CODES/RUSA: O


810.932

Dempsey, Dave and Jack Dempsey

Ink Trails: Michigan's Famous and Forgotten Authors

183 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photographs, notes, references, $19.95 paper, CIP included

August 2012

Michigan State University Press

"A book that belongs on every literate Michigander's shelf—after it has been devoured. I learned a great deal about several authors I'd long admired...and more about fascinating people I have yet to discover. If you are looking for a new literary adventurer, Ink Trails is the path for you."—Jack Lessenberry, Senior Political Analyst, Michigan Radio

LC 2011050533, ISBN 9781611860603 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: S


810.935

Elledge, Jim and David Groff (Editors)

Who's Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners

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

December 2012

Terrace Books, an imprint of The University of Wisconsin Press

In this anthology, thirty-nine gay authors discuss individuals who have influenced them—their inspirational "daddies." They find their artistic ancestry among not only literary icons—Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Andr<0x00E9> Gide, Frank O'Hara, James Baldwin, Edmund White—but also a roster of figures whose creative territories are startlingly wide and vital, from Botticelli to Bette Midler to Captain Kirk.

LC 2012015510, ISBN 9780299289409 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


810.992

Bauer, Dale M. (Editor)

The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature

728 pp., 6" x 9", 9 b&w illustrations, $180.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2012

Cambridge University Press

The field of American women's writing is one characterized by innovation: scholars are discovering new authors and works, as well as new ways of historicizing this literature, rethinking contexts, categories and juxtapositions....Dedicated to this expanding heterogeneity, The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature develops and challenges historical, cultural, theoretical, even polemical methods, all of which will advance the future study of American women writers. This volume immerses readers in a new dialogue about the range and depth of women's literature in the United States and allows them to trace the ever-evolving shape of the field.

LC 2012004206, ISBN 9781107001374 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


811.4

Walsh, John Evangelist

Emily Dickinson in Love: The Case for Otis Lord

216 pp., 6" x 9", 32 illustrations, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2012

Rutgers University Press

The true identity of Emily Dickinson's great love has been eagerly sought for a century or more. In Emily Dickinson in Love, John Evangelist Walsh provides the first full-length work to solve this puzzle based wholly on documented facts and the poet's own writings. He identifies the lover as Otis Lord, a friend of the poet's father, and portrays the broad dimensions of their clandestine thirty-year romance. Supporting evidence is provided in a lengthy section of Notes and Sources.

LC 2011028850, ISBN 9780813552750 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


811.409

Barrett, Faith

To Fight Aloud is Very Brave: American Poetry and the Civil War

328 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

Focusing on literary and popular poets, as well as work by women, African Americans, and soldiers, this book considers how writers used poetry to articulate their relationships to family, community, and nation during the Civil War. Barrett makes the case that Americans on both sides of the struggle believed that poetry had an important role to play in defining national identity. She argues that the Civil War changed the way American poets addressed their audiences and that Civil War poetry changed the way Americans understood their relationship to the nation.

LC 2012030820, ISBN 9781558499621 (c.), ISBN 9781558499638 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


811.54

Finn, Charles

Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters

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

May 2012

Oregon State University Press

In twenty-nine micro-essays that border on prose poems, Charles Finn captures chance encounters with the everyday—and not so everyday—animals, birds, and insects of North America. There are no maulings or fantastic escapes in Finn's narratives—only stillness and attentiveness to beauty. With profundity, humor, grace, and compassion, Finn pays homage to the creatures that share our world—from black bears to bumble bees, mountain lions to muskrats—and, in doing so, touches on what it means to be human.

LC 2011052245, ISBN 9780870716553 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


811.54

Huntington, Cynthia

Heavenly Bodies

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

January 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

In this blistering collection of lyric poems, Cynthia Huntington gives an intimate view of the sexual revolution and rebellion in a time before the rise of feminism. Heavenly Bodies is a testament to the duality of sex, the twin seductiveness and horror of drug addiction, and the social, political, and personal dramas of America in the 1960s. Achingly tender yet brutally honest, Heavenly Bodies is an unflinching reflection on the most personal of physical and emotional journeys.

LC 2011022095, ISBN 9780809330638 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


811.540

Coleman, Jeffrey Lamar

Words of Protest, Words of Freedom: Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era

384 pp., 6" x 9", $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2012

Duke University Press

Words of Protest, Words of Freedom is the first comprehensive collection of poems written during and in response to the American civil rights struggle of 1955-75. Featuring some of the most celebrated writers of the twentieth century—including Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Lowell, and Derek Walcott—alongside lesser-known poets, activists, and ordinary citizens, this anthology presents a varied and vibrant set of voices, highlighting the tremendous symbolic reach of the civil rights movement within and beyond the United States.

LC 2011030939, ISBN 9780822350927 (c.), ISBN 9780822351030 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


811.6

Butler, Jenna

Wells

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

February 2012

The University of Alberta Press

Butler draws on her own experiences of her grandmother's disappearance into senile dementia to reassemble a sensual world in longpoem form that positively crackles with imagery and rhythm. Identities and memories flow and flicker as she strings together fragments of narrative into stories that comprise one woman's life. It entwines her disappearing life with that of the persona of the woman's granddaughter through a choreographed confusion of identities: of she's and I's. Few poets could execute this with convincing solemnity, while simultaneously recovering the dignity of the sufferer and her loved ones....Poetry lovers, critics and scholars, and readers who crave a deft style charged with honest emotion should read Wells.

LC 2012376439, ISBN 9780888646064 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


811.6

Flenniken, Kathleen

Plume: Poems

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

February 2012

University of Washington Press

The poems in Plume are nuclear-age songs of innocence and experience set in the "empty" desert West. Washington State's Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken grew up near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and worked there as a civil engineer. The book's personal story and its historical one converge with enriching interplay and wide technical variety. "Many of the poems wrestle with the bomb factory's legacy of environmental contamination, illness, and even death from exposure to radiation. But she also wrote them to honor the people she grew up with."—Seattle Times

LC 2011030371, ISBN 9780295991535 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


811.6

Smith, Michelle

dear Hermes...

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

February 2012

The University of Alberta Press

By turns joyous and adventurous, melancholy and nostalgic, Michelle Smith's debut collection of poems showcases a wide-ranging fascination with places, people, and story. Smith's limpid and humane handling of an array of themes, emotions, and styles—her Norwegian ancestry, her Canadian Prairie heritage, the significance of family, the fragility of memory, world travel, ekphrasis, myth, and more—exemplifies the lyric self on a poetic grand tour, or pilgrimage, to meet the world. Framed by imaginative travelogues addressed to Greek gods, dear Hermes...offers readers an escape and an entrance—out of time and into the poet's luminous experience. Readers who appreciate clear lyric and fleet voicing will relish Smith's poetry.

LC 2012429182, ISBN 9780888645975 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


811.6

Uchida, Kyoko

Elsewhere: Poems

96 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $21.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2012

Texas Tech University Press

In Elsewhere, Kyoko Uchida unravels the landscapes of childhood migrations and later passages across oceans and continents, seasons and languages—spoken or otherwise—mapping the geographies of longing, loss, grief, and conflict. These poems are preoccupied with itineraries and distance, while at the same time negotiating space at the intersection of shared fragilities and efforts to communicate. Imbued with an outsider's need for precise definitions, they attempt to pare down to the essential core each place, each yearning and absence.

LC 2011051819, ISBN 9780896727366 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: O


812

Casanova, Mary

Frozen

264 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

University of Minnesota Press

Set during the roaring 1920s in the beautiful, wild area on Rainy Lake where Minnesota meets Canada, Frozen tells the intriguing story of Sadie Rose, whose mother died under strange circumstances the same night that Sadie Rose was found, unable to speak, in a snowbank. One day, Sadie Rose stumbles on a half-dozen faded, scandalous photographs...of her mother....and Sadie Rose's search for her personal truth is laid against a swirling historical drama....Frozen is a suspenseful, moving testimonial to the haves and the have-nots, to the power of family and memory, and to the extraordinary strength of a young woman who has lost her voice in nearly every way—but is utterly determined to find it again.

LC 2012019376, ISBN 9780816680566 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: G


812

Platt, Randall

Liberty's Christmas

200 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

Texas Tech University Press

In the midst of the Great Depression, 15-year old Liberty Justice Jones searches for a way to go to college—and to help her mother save their ailing Texas farm, where they're trying out a new crop: Christmas trees. She jumps at the chance to win a $500 prize for the best tree for the state capitol.

LC 2012014648, ISBN 9780896727663 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


812

Rosenbaum, Thane

The Stranger Within Sarah Stein

160 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

Texas Tech University Press

Twelve-year-old Sarah Stein loves life in New York until the day her parents tell her they're divorcing. Forced to shuttle between her parents' separate residences on either side of the Brooklyn Bridge, Sarah Stein becomes a stranger to herself—one day she's the daughter of the social-climbing chocolatier, the next the streetwise child of the downtown abstract painter. Through her friendship with the homeless Clarence Wind, a disgraced fireman missing since 9/11, and the love of her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor with her own hidden past, Sarah discovers the strangeness that she shares with Clarence. Her adventures prove both heartbreaking and heartwarming.

LC 2011046511, ISBN 9780896727472 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


812.608

Lee, Esther Kim (Editor)

Seven Contemporary Plays from the Korean Diaspora in the Americas

360 pp., 6" x 9", 13 illustrations, $94.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

Duke University Press

Showcasing the dynamism of contemporary Korean diasporic theater, this anthology features seven plays by second-generation Korean diasporic writers from the United States, Canada, and Chile. By bringing the plays together in this collection, Esther Kim Lee highlights the themes and styles that have enlivened Korean diasporic theater in the Americas since the 1990s.

LC 2011041907, ISBN 9780822352532 (c.), ISBN 9780822352747 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: S


813.009

Ziff, Larzer

All-American Boy

154 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", 10 b&w illustrations, $20.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

University of Texas Press

From his appearance in Weems's Life of Washington to Tarkington's Penrod, the all-American boy was an iconic figure in American literature. Sometimes he was a "good boy," whose dutiful behavior provided a model for real boys to emulate. Other times, he was a "bad boy," whose escapades could be excused either as youthful exuberance foreshadowing adult industriousness or as deserved attacks on undemocratic pomp and pretension. Whether good or bad, the all-American boy was a product of the historical moment in which he appeared in print, and to trace his evolution is to take a fresh view of America's cultural history, which is precisely what Ziff accomplishes in All-American Boy.

LC 2012017373, ISBN 9780292738928 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


813.010

Corey, Stephen (Editor)

(With Douglas Carlson, David Ingle, and Mindy Wilson)

(Foreword by Barry Lopez)

Stories Wanting Only to Be Heard: Selected Fiction from Six Decades of The Georgia Review

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

March 2012

University of Georgia Press

The year 2012 marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of The Georgia Review. The remarkable variety of short fiction published in The Georgia Review across the decades is represented in this gathering of twenty-eight stories by such writers as Mary Hood, Harry Crews, Pam Durban, T.C. Boyle, Jesse Stuart, Ernest J. Gaines, John Edgar Wideman, and Jack Driscoll.

LC 2011037561, ISBN 9780820342542 (p.)

AASL: R/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


813.087

Dillon, Grace L. (Editor)

Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction

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

March 2012

The University of Arizona Press

"Dillon's superb anthology, the first devoted to indigenous SF, highlights long-overlooked authors alongside better-known figures such as Nalo Hopkinson and Leslie Marmon Silko. Every piece is a perspective twister and a thought inducer built on solid storytelling from ancient and newer traditions, and the anthology will encourage readers to further investigate indigenous speculative works."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2011033427, ISBN 9780816529827 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


813.4

Smith, Robert V.

(Illustrations by Dusty Higgins)

The Way of Oz: A Guide to Wisdom, Heart, and Courage

288 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 1/4", 37 b&w illustrations, 13 linked videos, $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2012

Texas Tech University Press

Veteran educator Robert V. Smith adopts the virtues of the beloved and familiar characters from the Wizard of Oz stories, along with the trials and triumphs of their creator, L. Frank Baum, as a road map for personal and professional growth.

LC 2012013928, ISBN 9780896727397 (c.), ISBN 9780896727403 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


813.54

Brazaitis, Mark

The Incurables: Stories

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

August 2012

University of Notre Dame Press

"In the first story of this collection, the wife of a newly elected sheriff, who is suddenly thrust into a rash of suicides, says, It's like a plague of irrationality.' That phrase describes many of the incidents in this series of stories, set in the community of Sherman, Ohio. Subjects and themes are dark...the tone and style are not. The author's bizarre humor and the outrageous plot elements and attitudes about the vagaries of human nature lighten the mood considerably....A fine addition to large short story collections."—Booklist Online. "The Incurables deserves a lasting place among regional story cycles; it brings small-town Ohio palpably alive."—Times Literary Supplement

LC 2012018053, ISBN 9780268022310 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


813.54

Cobb, Thomas

With Blood in Their Eyes

224 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

The University of Arizona Press

"In this gripping 20th-century western, Cobb presents a fictionalized account of the bloodiest shootout in Arizona history, and the desperate manhunt that ensued in the rugged mountains and arid deserts of Arizona in 1918. Cobb masterfully creates a tale of crooked lawmen, whiskey smugglers, cowboys, and gold miners, while also illuminating the very real tension between Mormons and gentiles in a lawless region where a man who had caught the desire for blood and had blended it with righteousness was a man to fear.'"—Publishers Weekly

LC 2012000988, ISBN 9780816521104 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


813.54

Cowgill, Kent

Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs: Stories of Fly Fishing in America

170 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

Terrace Books, an imprint of The University of Wisconsin Press

Sixteen stories for anglers portray: coming of age as a fly fisherman in the Black Hills, angler rage on the redfish flats of the Gulf, an epic quest for bullish rainbows in Montana's Bighorn, the mystique of Wisconsin's Brule River, and the intensity of combat fishing in the Pacific Northwest, these are just a few of the fascinating tales of fly fishing offered in Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs. Rendered in sparkling prose that will resonate with every angler, this collection will also delight any reader who enjoys outdoor pastimes.

LC 2012012024, ISBN 9780299289102 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


813.54

LaSalle, Peter

Mariposa's Song

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Texas Tech University Press

LaSalle's intense, haunting novel beckons readers into the shadowy lives of undocumented workers in the U.S. and the difficult choices they must face. Written as a single book-length sentence, Mariposa's Song is also a truly innovative achievement in the novel form itself, as it continually startles and satisfies with stylistic daring and sheer lyrical radiance.

LC 2012033484, ISBN 9780896727434 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P


813.54

Leviant, Curt

Zix Zexy Ztories

152 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

Texas Tech University Press

In Curt Leviant's wry, funny tales of love and desire set in various locales—the deep South, Boston, New York, Italy, Israel—the protagonists are men, women, guys and gals of various backgrounds and ages. What unites all these disparate people is the universal desire for love and affection—some claw, some snag, others just wait. And some even succeed.

LC 2012041958, ISBN 9780896727724 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


813.54

Lowenthal, Michael

The Paternity Test: A Novel

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

September 2012

Terrace Books, an imprint of The University of Wisconsin Press

In one of the first novels to explore the experience of gay men seeking a child through surrogacy, Michael Lowenthal writes passionately about marriages and mistakes, loyalty and betrayal, and about how our drive to create families can complicate the ones we already have.

LC 2012009962, ISBN 9780299290009 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


813.54

Martinez, Demetria

The Block Captain's Daughter

104 pp., 5" x 8", $14.95 paper, CIP included

August 2012

University of Oklahoma Press

This imaginative work of fiction weaves together six characters whose lives intertwine through activism to create a better world and find meaning in their lives. Lupe is at the center of this circle of friends and her heartfelt letters to her unborn child punctuate the narrative. Rescued by strangers after she crossed the border alone and without papers, Lupe has made a family for herself among kindhearted friends. Alternating between first-person and second-person narratives, conscious states and dream states, it deals with universal themes of desire and risk, death and birth, and the powerful ties that bind us all together.

LC 2011052844, ISBN 9780806142913 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: O


813.6

Hernandez, Tim Z.

Breathing, In Dust

192 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

January 2012

Texas Tech University Press

Deep within California's golden agricultural heartland lies a rotten core: the fictional farming community of Catela, where the desperate realities of poverty, drug abuse, violence, and bigotry play out in the lives of cucarachas and coyotes, tweekers and strippers, wetbacks and white trash. In this land of pain and plenty seventeen-year-old Tlaloc dares to dream, sensing that somewhere within the cruel beauty that surrounds him he may find his own redemption.

LC 2009050558, ISBN 9780896726727 (c.), ISBN 9780896727427 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


813.6

Jones, Kevin T.

The Shrinking Jungle: A Novel

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

October 2012

University of Utah Press

Anthropologist Kevin Jones takes the reader on a journey into the world of the Ach<0x00E9>, hunter-gatherers of the deep jungles of Paraguay. The Ach<0x00E9> were among the last tribal peoples to come into peaceful contact with the outside world; some bands left the forest only in the late 1970s. Jones was fortunate to live among them while conducting ethnoarchaeological fieldwork as part of his graduate studies. Their stories were so compelling and the insights into their lives so profound that he wove them into this fictional account, seeking to share the uniqueness of the culture while illustrating the universal nature of the Ach<0x00E9>s' concerns.

LC 2012022702, ISBN 9781607811961 (p.)

CODES/RUSA: G


813.6

Miller, Susan Cummins

Detachment Fault

(Second in the Frankie MacFarlane Mysteries)

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

February 2012

Texas Tech University Press

After the murderous rigors of her Ph.D. field research, Frankie MacFarlane is happy to be settling down in her native Tucson, house-sitting the family home and teaching geology at Foothills Community College. Little does she imagine that a brief fishing trip to Mexico with her brother Jamie and his girlfriend, Carla, could entangle her in a string of murder, mythology, and international intrigue. Nonetheless, Frankie responds in true form. Noticing every nuance of her surroundings, both natural and manmade, Frankie skids through a heart-stopping and unforgettable chase from the Sea of Cortez to Tucson's Sabino Canyon.

LC 2003021378, ISBN 9780896725201 (c.), ISBN 9780896726864 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


818.520

DeVoto, Mark (Editor)

The Selected Letters of Bernard DeVoto and Katharine Sterne

528 pp., 6" x 9", 24 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

University of Utah Press

Bernard DeVoto was a historian, critic, editor, professor, political commentator, and conservationist, and above all a writer of comprehensive skill. A busy man with a busy life, DeVoto found time to write and answer letters in abundance. In 1933 he received a fan letter from Katharine Sterne, a young woman hospitalized with tuberculosis; his reply touched off an extraordinary eleven-year correspondence. This collection includes 140 of their letters along with detailed notes. Filled with wit and literary flair, the letters offer insight into the cultural and historical crosscurrents of the 1930s and 40s while providing an intimate and engaging look at a friendship forged entirely through words.

LC 2012021499, ISBN 9781607811886 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: S


818.540

Frank, Joan

Because You Have To: A Writing Life

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

September 2012

University of Notre Dame Press

"Reading this book made me feel good about being a writer. There is no glorification of the art here; there is good sense and a talent for describing the paradoxes inherent in the writing life. Frank's book is an unsentimental, refreshing tribute to the trials and to the happy satisfaction of making sentences that come out right, one after another, until by golly you have written a book. Because you had to."—San Francisco Chronicle

LC 2012019016, ISBN 9780268028930 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


818.6

Grandbois, Daniel

(Illustrations by Fidel Sclavo)

Unlucky Lucky Tales

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", 36 color illustrations, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Texas Tech University Press

Like Zen koans, these stories playfully short-circuit the brain to bypass normal thought and open the mind to undiscovered worlds of perception. As the human organism responds inexplicably to music, to particular combinations of notes of varying pitches and durations and the intervals of silence between them, so too it responds in profound yet ultimately incomprehensible ways to the absurd, twisted language of Grandbois's poetic prose.

LC 2012021876, ISBN 9780896727700 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: G


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820-829 British Literature


821.008

Collins, Billy (Editor)

(Paintings by David Allen Sibley)

Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 7 1/4", 58 color illustrations, $22.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

Columbia University Press

"Rarely has poetry and art been so deftly partnered....A truly impressive anthology."—The Midwest Book Review. In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America's foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centuries. From Catullus and Chaucer to Robert Browning and James Wright, poets have long treated birds as powerful metaphors for beauty, escape, transcendence, and divine expression.

LC 2009019318, ISBN 9780231150842 (c.), ISBN 9780231150873 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

CODES/RUSA: O


821.4

St. Hilaire, Danielle A.

Satan's Poetry: Fallenness and Poetic Tradition in Paradise Lost

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

October 2012

Duquesne University Press

Readers of Paradise Lost have long been struck by two prominent—and seemingly unrelated—aspects of the poem: its compelling depiction of Satan and its deep engagement with its literary tradition. Satan's Poetry brings these two issues together to provide a bold, fresh reading of the poem, responding to the resurgent interest in Milton's Satan by examining the origins of conflict and ambiguity in Paradise Lost.

LC 2012022081, ISBN 9780820704562 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


822.33

Lawrence, Sean

Forgiving the Gift: The Philosophy of Generosity in Shakespeare and Marlowe

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

April 2012

Duquesne University Press

Forgiving the Gift challenges the tendency to reflexively understand gifts as exchanges, negotiations, and circulations. Lawrence reads plays by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare as informed by an early modern belief in the possibility and even necessity of radical generosity, of gifts that break the cycle of economy and self-interest.

LC 2011050540, ISBN 9780820704487 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


823.7

Austen, Jane

(Edited by Bharat Tandon)

Emma: An Annotated Edition

576 pp., 9" x 9 1/2", 119 color illustrations, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Perhaps the most accomplished of Austen's novels, Emma is also, after Pride and Prejudice, her most popular. Film and television adaptations testify to the world's enduring affection for headstrong, often misguided Emma Woodhouse and her romantic schemes. Emma: An Annotated Edition is an illuminating gift edition that will be treasured by readers.

LC 2012011215, ISBN 9780674048843 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: O


823.7

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

(Edited by Susan J. Wolfson and Ronald Levao)

The Annotated Frankenstein

400 pp., 9" x 9 1/2", 98 color illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Published in 1818, Frankenstein has spellbound readers for generations and has inspired numerous retellings and sequels in every medium, making the myth familiar even to those who have never read a word of Mary Shelley's novel. This freshly annotated, illustrated edition illuminates the novel and its electrifying afterlife.

LC 2012024171, ISBN 9780674055520 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: O


823.914

King, Roger

Love and Fatigue in America: A Novel

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

March 2012

Terrace Books, an imprint of The University of Wisconsin Press

By turns insightful, comic, affecting, and profound, Roger King's Love and Fatigue in America briskly compresses an illness, a nation, and an era through masterly blending of literary forms.

LC 2011042648, ISBN 9780299287207 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


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830-899 Literature of Other Languages


851.1

Slavitt, David R. (Translator)

The Metabolism of Desire: The Poetry of Guido Cavalcanti

149 pp., 6" x 8", $16.95 paper, CIP included

March 2012

Athabasca University Press

It is chiefly through the translations of Rossetti and Pound that English-speaking readers have encountered Cavalcanti's work. Pound's famous translation, now viewed by some as antiquated, is remarkably different from the translation provided here in the graceful voice of poet David Slavitt. Working under the significant restraints of Cavalcanti's elaborate formal structures, Slavitt renders an English translation faithful to the original poetry in both rhyme and rhythm.

LC 2012397910, ISBN 9781926836843 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


863.5

Gaspar, Enrique

(Translated by Yolanda Molina-Gavil<0x00E1>n and Andrea L. Bell)

The Time Ship: A Chrononautical Journey

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 52 illustrations, $70.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

Wesleyan University Press

Globe-trotting scientists pursue immortality and love in the world's first time machine. H. G. Wells wasn't the only nineteenth-century writer to dream of a time machine. The Spanish playwright Enrique Gaspar published El anacron<0x00F3>pete—"He who flies against time"—eight years before Wells's influential work appeared. A classic tale of obsession, high adventure, and star-crossed love, The Time Ship includes intricately drawn illustrations from the original 1887 edition, and a critical introduction that argues persuasively for The Time Ship's historical importance to science fiction and world literature.

LC 2011041423, ISBN 9780819572387 (c.), ISBN 9780819572936 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


863.64

de Li<0x00F3>n, Luis

(Translated by Nathan C. Henne)

(Afterword by Arturo Arias)

Time Commences in Xibalb<0x00E1>

152 pp., 6" x 9", 1 b&w photo, $22.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

The University of Arizona Press

The first English translation of El Tiempo Principia en Xibalb<0x00E1>, which was written in 1972 and published posthumously in Guatemala in 2003. This powerful saga tells the story of a violent village crisis sparked by the return of Pascual, a disillusioned villager returning from military service. The author, Luis de Li<0x00F3>n was a poet and indigenous activist with Mayan roots who was kidnapped and killed by intelligence forces of the Guatemalan government in 1984.

LC 2012017907, ISBN 9780816521340 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


863.64

Feinmann, Jos<0x00E9> Pablo

(Translated by David William Foster) (Introduced by Douglas Unger)

Timote: A Novel

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $21.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

Texas Tech University Press

Jos<0x00E9> Pablo Feinmann's brilliant fictionalization of the 1970 abduction and murder of Argentinean former president Aramburu delves deep into the psyches of warring ideological factions. Combining adroit political analysis with true-life characters, Timote illuminates a dark episode of history and a darker side of the human mind.

LC 2012033483, ISBN 9780896728066 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


863.64

Fingueret, Manuela

(Translated and introduced by Darrell B. Lockhart)

Daughter of Silence

168 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2012

Texas Tech University Press

Silence is a tradition among the women of Rita's family, so she must interpret for herself what her mother has left unsaid about the horrors of the Terezin concentration camp. But Rita faces a silence of her own: a Peronist militant in 1980s Argentina, she has been incarcerated in Buenos Aires's Escuela de Mec<0x00E1>nica de la Armada (ESMA) detention center. In an imagined dialogue between mother and daughter, Rita recreates Tinkeleh's unarticulated story. Breaking with the tradition of women as silent observers, Rita speaks not only for the nameless victims who have disappeared under Argentina's military dictatorship but those of the Holocaust.

LC 2011051768, ISBN 9780896727311 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


863.64

Rulfo, Juan

The Plain in Flames

140 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $35.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2012

University of Texas Press

Juan Rulfo is one of the most important writers of twentieth-century Mexico, though he wrote only two books—the novel Pedro P<0x00E1>ramo (1955) and the short story collection El llano en llamas (1953). First translated into English in 1967 as The Burning Plain, these starkly realistic stories create a psychologically acute portrait of poverty and dignity in the countryside at a time when Mexico was undergoing rapid industrialization following the upheavals of revolution. According to Ilan Stavans, the stories' "depth seems almost inexhaustible: with a few strokes, Rulfo creates a complex human landscape defined by desolation. These stories are lessons in morality....They are also astonishing examples of artistic distillation."

LC 2011040198, ISBN 9780292725836 (c.), ISBN 9780292743854 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


869.35

Tavares, Gon<0x00E7>alo M.

(Translated by Roopanjali Roy)

(Illustrated by Rachel Caiano)

(Introduced by Philip Graham)

The Neighborhood

304 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", 122 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Texas Tech University Press

For Portuguese author Gon<0x00E7>alo M. Tavares, six favorite senhores—"Misters" Calvino, Val<0x00E9>ry, Juarroz, Kraus, Walser, and Henri—haunt the sidewalks, cafes, and back alleys of a fictive Lisbon bairro. Readers will appreciate the homages to Italian fabulist Italo Calvino, French poet and critic Paul Val<0x00E9>ry, Argentinean poet Roberto Juarroz, Swiss modernist Robert Walser, Austrian writer and satirist Karl Kraus, and Belgian neosurrealist Henri Michaux, but Tavares's deceptively simple style appeals on many levels.

LC 2012023331, ISBN 9780896727113 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


891.819

Starova, Luan

(Translated by Christina E. Kramer)

My Father's Books

136 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2012

The University of Wisconsin Press

Luan Starova's award-winning novel weaves a story from the threads of his parents' lives from 1926 to 1976 under three turbulent regimes—Ottoman, Fascist, and Stalinist—and offers a child's-eye view of relationships in shifting political landscapes and an elegiac reminder of the enduring power of books.

LC 2011046137, ISBN 9780299287948 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


891.819

Starova, Luan

(Translated by Christina E. Kramer)

The Time of the Goats

162 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

The University of Wisconsin Press

It's the late 1940s in Skopje, Yugoslavia, in the year leading to Tito's break with Stalin. A flood of peasants crowds into Skopje—and with them, all of their goats. The Time of the Goats is the second novel in Luan Starova's acclaimed multi-volume Balkan Saga. It follows the main characters from My Father's Books and the tragicomic events of their lives in Skopje as the narrator's intellectual father and the head goatherd become friends....[and] draws lyrically on Starova's own childhood.

LC 2012013019, ISBN 9780299290948 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


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