2014 University Press Books

 

Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

 

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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



800

Hartman, Geoffrey

The Eighth Day: Poems Old and New

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

November 2013

Texas Tech University Press

Geoffrey Hartman is best known as one of the most eminent literary scholars and theorists of the past half century. That Hartman has also written and published poetry is not so widely known, previously publishing two small volumes, Akiba's Children (1978) and The Bible in Italy (2004). Through his poetry Hartman has been able to express more fully and imaginatively his thoughts about life, religion, and poetry itself. The Eighth Day combines never-before-seen poems with most of those of his previous two volumes.

LC 2013949634, ISBN 9780896728318 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


800

Parkinson, R. B.

A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World

128 pp., 6 1/4" x 7 1/2", 80 color photographs, $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2013

Columbia University Press

"This little gay history is a little terrific book...highly recommended."—Library Journal. When was the first chat line between men established? Who was the first "lesbian"? Were ancient Greek men who had sex with each other necessarily "gay," and what did Shakespeare think about crossdressing? A Little Gay History answers these questions and more through close readings of art objects from the British Museum's far-ranging collection. Consulting ancient Egyptian papyri, the Roman Warren Cup's erotic figures, David Hockney's vivid prints, and dozens of other artifacts, R. B. Parkinson draws attention to a diverse range of same-sex experiences and situates them within specific historical and cultural contexts.

LC 2013930735, ISBN 9780231166638 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


808.042

Cahn, Steven M. and Victor L. Cahn

Polishing Your Prose: How To Turn First Drafts Into Finished Work

104 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $49.50 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

March 2013

Columbia University Press

This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose and enhance its clarity of thought and felicity of style. The authors first present ten principles of effective composition, and then scrutinize three extended paragraphs, suggesting with remarkable specificity how to improve them. The volume also offers challenging practice questions, as well as two finished essays, one serious and one humorous, that demonstrate how attention to sound mechanics need not result in mechanical writing.

LC 2012020433, ISBN 9780231160889 (c.), ISBN 9780231160896 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


808.066

Miller, Lynn C. and Lisa Lenard-Cook

Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir

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

May 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

Every person has a story to tell, but few beginners know how to uncover their story's narrative potential. And despite a growing interest among students and creative writers, few guides to the genre of memoirs and creative nonfiction highlight compelling storytelling strategies. Addressing this gap, authors Lynn C. Miller and Lisa Lenard-Cook provide a compact, accessible guide to memoir writing that shows how an aspiring memoir writer can use storytelling tools and tactics borrowed from fiction to weave personal experiences into the shape of a story.

LC 2012032685, ISBN 9780299293147 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


809.911

Socken, Paul (Editor)

The Edge of the Precipice: Why Read Literature in the Digital Age?

232 pp., 6" x 9", $34.95 cloth (CAD), CIP included

August 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

Paul Socken brings together a thoughtful group of writers, editors, philosophers, librarians, archivists, and literary critics from Canada, the U.S., France, England, South Africa, and Australia to contemplate the state of literature in the twenty-first century.

ISBN 9780773541788 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


809.933

Miller, Jeffrey

The Structures of Law and Literature: Duty, Justice, and Evil in the Cultural Imagination

256 pp., 6" x 9", $100.00 cloth (CAD), $29.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

May 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

A ground-breaking study of the gap between law and justice, establishing-at last-a truly substantive connection between law and literature.

LC 2013433527, ISBN 9780773541627 (c.), ISBN 9780773541634 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


810

Lewis, Naomi K. and Rona Altrows (Editors)

Shy: An Anthology

192 pp., 5 1/4" x 9", $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2013

The University of Alberta Press

The pages of this anthology are filled with personal essays and poems of thoughtful musings, raw memories, and humorous self-examinations by authors and poets who have been labelled by the world—teachers, parents, and peers—as shy. Here, they proudly own up to their shyness, and their message is clear: they don't need to be "cured"! Why should they, when nearly half of North Americans consider themselves shy? Editors Naomi K. Lewis and Rona Altrows have enlisted writers from across the continent and have created a moving anthology that will appeal to all, either because we are shy or because we know someone who is.

ISBN 9780888646705 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


811.54

Blanco, Richard

For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet's Journey

120 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $15.00 paper, CIP included

November 2013

Beacon Press

For All of Us, One Today is a fluid, poetic memoir anchored by Richard Blanco's experiences as the inaugural poet in 2013. In this brief and evocative narrative, he shares his journey as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a unique understanding of what it means to be American. He reveals the inspiration behind the creation of the inaugural poem, "One Today," as well as two others commissioned for the inauguration, published here for the first time, alongside translations of all three into Spanish. Finally, Blanco reflects on his life-changing role as a public voice after the inauguration and his vision for poetry's new place in our nation's consciousness.

LC 2013038547, ISBN 9780807033807 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: O


811.54

Briggs, Ward (Editor)

The Complete Poems of James Dickey

960 pp., 7" x 10", $85.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

The University of South Carolina Press

The Complete Poems of James Dickey is an authoritative edition of all 331 poems published by one of America's most distinguished poets, collected in one volume for the first time. Dickey's most-admired and most-anthologized poems, along with his epic poem The Zodiac, are placed in chronological order of publication, affording a poetic autobiography that reveals the intellectual development and the constant experimentation of an iconic American literary figure. This collection includes 93 poems Dickey did not publish in The Whole Motion (1992), and 238 poems that he collected as an overview of his whole career.

LC 2012020573, ISBN 9781611170979 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


811.54

González-Gerth, Miguel

(Edited by David Colón)

Between Day and Night: New and Selected Poems, 1946-2010

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

July 2013

TCU Press

This selection of González-Gerth's poems demonstrates the range of interests, themes, and styles that span more than a century of a life dedicated to Hispanic literature studies. The poems in this collection are arranged chronologically, exhibiting "the different phases of a poet's life as well as different historical moments and literary traditions." Many of the poems appear with side-by-side translation, exhibiting the dexterity of rethinking the poems' words, allusions, and connotations, and presenting them in a different language and tradition.

LC 2012039697, ISBN 9780875655499 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


811.54

Herrera, Juan Felipe

Senegal Taxi

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

March 2013

The University of Arizona Press

Award-winning poet Juan Felipe Herrera tackles oppression in Africa in [this] genre-leaping new collection. "It's rare that a book of this kind is so moving and immediate. Herrera has the unusual capacity to write convincing political poems that are as personally felt as poems can be."—NPR

LC 2012028950, ISBN 9780816530151 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


811.54

Komunyakaa, Yusef

Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker

With New and Selected Jazz Poems

156 pp., 6" x 9", 7 illustrations, 2 music CDs, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

Wesleyan University Press

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa is well known for his jazz poetry. The centerpiece of this volume is his libretto "Testimony," which pays homage to Charlie Parker, and was commissioned for a radio drama with original music by eminent Australian composer and saxophonist Sandy Evans. Twenty-eight additional poems are included, with interviews and essays featuring Komunyakaa, Evans, radio producer Christopher Williams, jazz critic Miriam Zolin, jazz writer and editor Sascha Feinstein, and musical director, Paul Grabowsky. Sascha Feinstein writes the foreword. The print edition includes two CDs with the entire Australian Broadcast Company recording of "Testimony", ebook contains imbedded audio.

LC 2013026568, ISBN 9780819574299 (c.)

AASL: S/EM

RUSA/CODES: S


811.6

Guerrero, Laurie Ann

A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying

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

February 2013

University of Notre Dame Press

Winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. "...Guerrero's poems locate the life-giving power of verbal expression in the mouths of disenfranchised speakers....Centered as it is around hard-working women, Guerrero's collection resists definition by class and color, even sex. For when she writes of womanhood, the variables of motherhood and marital status force us to see her speakers in their most vulnerable light. Yet these verses of germination and carrying, of labor and production, deliver us to a place of potent ferocity..."—Booklist Online

LC 2012046210, ISBN 9780268010478 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


811.6

Lindner, April

(Introduction by Robert A. Fink)

Skin

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

February 2013

Texas Tech University Press

"April Lindner's sensuously orchestrated collection of poems conveys the beauty and truth of love, how we know it to be paradoxical, obsessive, fearful, rapacious, holy."—Robert Fink, from the Introduction

LC 2001007153, ISBN 9780896726604 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


811.6

López, Manuel Paul

The Yearning Feed

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

August 2013

University of Notre Dame Press

Winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry. "Manuel Paul López's The Yearning Feed evokes the rich, beautiful, and bizarre geocultural (and psychological) tapestry that is the California Imperial Valley. Like some enchanted reincarnation of Dante Alighieri (or Virgil!), he guides his reader through the hot, sandy expanses right at the heart of the Americas. The frontier dividing and defining the United States and Mexico reaches new heights in the diverse poetic and prose portraits found in this remarkable new collection."—William Anthony Nericcio, author of Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America

LC 2013019500, ISBN 9780268033897 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


811.6

Range, Melissa

(Introduction by Robert A. Fink)

Horse and Rider: Poems

88 pp., 6" x 9", $21.95 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

Feburary 2013

Texas Tech University Press

Horse and Rider takes its title from a passage in the book of Exodus: "Sing unto the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has cast into the sea." Melissa Range's poems explore violence and power, particularly as those concepts relate to religion and to the natural world. Her mixture of free and formal verse is populated with warriors, weapons, animals, and figures from the Bible and mythology. In a galloping triptych of ancient and apocalyptic visions, these vigorous poems probe the recurring image of the horse and its sometimes troubled, sometimes loving relationship with its rider.

LC 2009050053, ISBN 9780896727021 (c.), ISBN 9780896727854 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


811.6

Strong, Sarah Pemberton

(Introduction by Robert A. Fink)

Tour of the Breath Gallery: Poems

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

May 2013

Texas Tech University Press

In her first volume of poetry, novelist Sarah Strong celebrates silence and what can be learned when we wait and listen. In this stillness, she shows us, we may hear answers to questions we have learned not to ask. Exploring how our subtlest gestures speak our most passionate concerns, she maps the intricacies of body—the fingers of a hand, the work of breathing—with the same dexterity she investigates what inspires a mother to demolish a kitchen wall or a lover to change genders. Strong also examines spiritual experience—in Buddhist practice, in re-imagined biblical narratives, and in the details of daily life. Formally alert and often funny, Tour of the Breath Gallery relies on the music of everyday speech as it charts the interplay of the domestic and the sublime with a wise and generous grace.

LC 2013009280, ISBN 9780896727946 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


812

Carlson, Lori Marie

A Stitch in Air: A Novel

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $24.95 paper, CIP included

December 2013

Texas Tech University Press

The Convent of Saint Margaret in Granada is known throughout Spain for its production of the most exquisite laces of the time, the laces that robed dukes and counts, princesses, and even the king and queen of Castile. Set in the sixteenth century, A Stitch in Air is a love story involving Hernán de Vigo, a priest/playwright, and an earnest nun named Adela. The first American novel to treat conventual life in Spain, this is a tribute to The Golden Age, as well as a humorous and inspirational tale of love, hope, and faith.

LC 2013949635, ISBN 9780896728134 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


812

Hirschmann, Ezra

(Foreword by Alan Berger)

A House Too Small: And Other Stories

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2013

Texas Tech University Press

In this collection of short stories, the central link is the profound impact of the Holocaust on the lives of first and subsequent generation survivors. Each story has roots in World War II, but all end in the present. The stories demonstrate that the shards of Holocaust evil are scattered far and wide and that the passage of time may, or may not, bring closure. A House Too Small carries the aftermath of the Shoah forward, deftly unfolding its powerful personal consequences through remembrance, forgiveness, retribution, tragedy, intrigue, devotion, and redemption.

LC 2013935173, ISBN 9780896727953 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


812

Vermillion, Patricia

(Illustrations by Kuleigh Smith)

Texas Chili? Oh My!

40 pp., 10" x 7 1/2", 36 color illustrations, $21.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

TCU Press

Texas Chili? Oh My! is a retelling of the beloved fairy tale The Three Little Pigs—Texas style! Meet Bluebonnet, Mockingbird, and Sweet-Olive, three little armadillos, as they leave Mamadillo's home and build their own dens out of native Texan materials. Aided by adorable and colorful illustrations that depict Texas characters, settings, plants, and natural resources, author Patricia Vermillion gets the Texas vernacular just right! Texas Chili? Oh My! also includes a glossary and learning objectives to aid elementary teachers in making Texas history a fun, engaging experience for students.

LC 2013013640, ISBN 9780875655680 (c.)

AASL: RG/EM

RUSA/CODES: RS


812.54

Shepard, Sam and Johnny Dark

(Edited by Chad Hammett)

Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark

399 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 46 color photographs, 31 facsimiles of letters, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

University of Texas Press

A compelling portrait of a complex, decades-long friendship, these deeply honest letters and candid family photographs offer the most intimate glimpse we may ever get into the life, personal philosophy, and creative process of America's leading dramatist.

LC 2013027664, ISBN 9780292735828 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


813

Blodgett, Astrid

You Haven't Changed a Bit: Stories

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

April 2013

The University of Alberta Press

Through mesmerizing forays into characterization, voicing, and narrative technique, and with a clean economy of style rare even in short fiction, Astrid Blodgett conjures the moral and existential freight of her fully fledged characters in the throes of realistic moments. From the fascinatingly unhinged hero of "Getting the Cat," to the dreamy survey of prairie landscape and childhood experience of "New Summer Dresses," to the fatal irony of "Ice Break," readers will be hooked from [the] first sentences and carried along on crisp prose. You Haven't Changed a Bit shimmers with the energy of a first book while affording readers the subtlety, complexity, and range of an accomplished master of the genre.

LC 2013363977, ISBN 9780888646446 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.4

Alcott, Louisa May

(Edited by Daniel Shealy)

Little Women: An Annotated Edition

640 pp., 9" x 9 1/2", 100 color illustrations, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2013

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

More than a delightful girls' book, this richly annotated and illustrated edition of Little Women will instruct new and returning readers, young and old. Alcott scholar Daniel Shealy illuminates the novel's engagement with social equality, reform movements, the Civil War, friendship, love, loss, and the central question: How does one grow up well?

LC 2012036745, ISBN 9780674059719 (c.)

AASL: O/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.52

Hemingway, Ernest

(Edited by Sandra Spanier, Albert J. DeFazio III, and Robert W. Trogdon)

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway

Volume 2: 1923-1925

604 pp., 5" x 8", 43 b&w illustrations, 6 maps, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

Cambridge University Press

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway documents the life and creative development of a gifted artist and outsized personality whose work would both reflect and transform his times. Volume 2 (1923-1925) illuminates Hemingway's literary apprenticeship in the legendary milieu of expatriate Paris in the 1920s. We witness the development of his friendships with the likes of Sylvia Beach, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Dos Passos. In this period, Hemingway publishes his first three books, including In Our Time (1925), and discovers a lifelong passion for Spain and the bullfight, quickly transforming his experiences into fiction as The Sun Also Rises (1926). The volume features many previously unpublished letters and a humorous sketch that was rejected by Vanity Fair.

LC 2012429205, ISBN 9780521897341 (c.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: O


813.54

Dodgson, Rick

It's All a Kind of Magic: The Young Ken Kesey

256 pp., 6" x 9", 19 b&w illustrations, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

This is the first biography of Kesey (author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), revealing a youthful life of brilliance and eccentricity that encompassed wrestling, writing, magic and ventriloquism, CIA-funded drug experiments, psychedelic happenings, and fearless trippy spectacle. Based on meticulous research and many interviews with friends and family, Rick Dodgson's biography documents Kesey's early life, from his time growing up in Oregon through his college years, his first drug experiences, and the writing of his most famous books.

LC 2013010411, ISBN 9780299295103 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Neugeboren, Jay

The American Sun & Wind Moving Picture Company

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

March 2013

Texas Tech University Press

The American Sun & Wind Moving Picture Company is an enchanting tale set in the silent film era. Beginning in 1915, in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where a Jewish family makes one- and two-reel silent films, the novel is composed of six chapters, each a discrete silent film in itself. Joey, the too-beautiful-to-be-a-boy son of moviemaker, Simon, and his actress wife, Hannah, imagines stories that his uncle's camera turns into scenes for their movies. Joey is cast in both male and female roles, onstage and off. When the woman Joey loves murders her husband and sends Joey away disguised as the mother of her own children, he embarks on a cross-country journey of adventure and hardship.

LC 2013003744, ISBN 9780896727793 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Reed, Kit

The Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of Stories

468 pp., 6" x 9 1/2", $35.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

Wesleyan University Press

Called "one of our brightest cultural commentators" by Publishers Weekly, Kit Reed draws from life—with a difference. This new collection includes thirty-four of her strong, original stories. An early favorite, "Automatic Tiger," is the first in a series of Reed's stories about animals. There's a monkey who grinds out bestsellers with the help of a "creative writing" app, and an uncanny black dog that can enter a crowded room and sit down at the feet of the next man to die.

LC 2012026804, ISBN 9780819573490 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Chappell, Henry

Silent We Stood

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

November 2013

Texas Tech University Press

On July 8, 1860, Dallas, Texas burned. Three slaves were accused of arson and hanged without a trial. Today, most historians attribute the fire to carelessness. Silent We Stood weaves the tale of a small band of abolitionists working in secrecy within Dallas's close-knit society.

LC 2013028361, ISBN 9780896728325 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

De La Pava, Sergio

Personae: A Novel

216 pp., 6" x 9", 1 figure, $17.00 paper, CIP included

September 2013

The University of Chicago Press

Personae is the second novel from highly acclaimed writer Sergio De La Pava. His first book, A Naked Singularity won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Best Debut Novel of 2012. "Personae emphasizes the puzzle above any expectation of resolution. Yet in this willfully cryptic book, Mr. De La Pava's sense of moral urgency is ever-present. In only his early 40s, he is already a writer of mercurial brilliance, and even his strangest detours are worth following."—Wall Street Journal

LC 2013016557, ISBN 9780226078991 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Hernandez, Tim Z.

Mañana Means Heaven

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

August 2013

The University of Arizona Press

In this love story of impossible odds, award-winning writer Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a rich and visionary portrait of Bea Franco, the real woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouac's "The Mexican Girl." Set against an ominous backdrop of California in the 1940s, deep in the agricultural heartland of the Great Center Valley, Mañana Means Heaven reveals the desperate circumstances that led a married woman to an illicit affair with an aspiring, young writer. "A beautifully realized portrait of Bea Franco."—The Los Angeles Times

LC 2013000966, ISBN 9780816530359 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Hollars, B.J.

Sightings: Stories

180 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", $16.00 paper, CIP included

March 2013

Indiana University Press

Ten thematically linked tales push the limits of realism while featuring an assemblage of Bigfoot believers, Civil War reenactors, misidentified Eskimos, and grief-stricken clowns, among other outcasts incapable of finding a place in their worlds.

LC 2012044757, ISBN 9780253008381 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Redwood, James D.

Love beneath the Napalm: Stories

200 pp., 6" x 9", $24.00 paper, CIP included

August 2013

University of Notre Dame Press

Winner of the Notre Dame Review Book Prize, Love beneath the Napalm is James D. Redwood's collection of deeply affecting stories about the enduring effects of colonialism and the Vietnamese War over the course of a century on the Vietnamese and the American and French foreigners who became inextricably connected with their fate. These finely etched, powerful tales span a wide array of settings, from the former imperial capital of Hue at the end of the Nguyen Dynasty, to Hanoi after the American pullout from Vietnam, the Chinese invasion of Vietnam in 1979, contemporary San Francisco, and Schenectady, New York.

LC 2013022752, ISBN 9780268040345 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Thornton, Carol

Tails on the Hill: Stories about a Family and Its Dogs

80 pp., 6" x 9", 18 illustrations, $18.50 paper, CIP included

August 2013

TCU Press

Told through the eyes of an adolescent female narrator, Carol Thornton's Tails on the Hill depicts the happenings of the Hill Gang, an eclectic collection of dogs that wander in and out of her life. A refuge for all abandoned dogs, the narrator's home shelters all types of personalities. Told in brief tales, each dog's character seems more human and lovable than the next. Yet equally engaging and lovable are the glimpses the narrator offers of her family, especially her father. This is a book about love and loyalty.

LC 2013014542, ISBN 9780875655734 (p.)

AASL: G/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: G


814.54

González, Rigoberto

Red-Inked Retablos

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

March 2013

The University of Arizona Press

Noted Gay Chicano writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic offers innovative essays exploring ethnicity, nationality, and sexuality. "Throughout, even when wading through territory rife with tough emotions, he maintains his grace, humor, and powers of wide observation."—Los Angeles Review of Books

LC 2012031238, ISBN 9780816521357 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S

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820-829 British Literature


821.4

Woods, Susanne

Milton and the Poetics of Freedom

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

October 2013

Duquesne University Press

In this important new study, Susanne Woods reveals Milton's central place in the evolution both of ideas of freedom in English-speaking culture and in creating a poetics that invites readers to enact the freedom Milton defines.

LC 2013021238, ISBN 9780820704661 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


821.8

Kipling, Rudyard

(Edited by Thomas Pinney)

The Cambridge Edition of the Poems of Rudyard Kipling

3 Volume Hardback Set

2480 pp., 5" x 8", 3 b&w illustrations, $325.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

Cambridge University Press

The great expansion of knowledge in recent years about the work of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) from new sources of information has made it possible, for the first time, to produce a genuinely complete edition of his poems. To the poems collected by Kipling himself, this edition adds more than 550 uncollected poems, some of them unpublished. Every authorized text of the collected poems, from original periodical publication to the final edition in the author's lifetime, has been collated to produce a full record of the author's additions, deletions, and alterations. A note to each poem provides a record of publication and, where possible, information about its occasion and context.

LC 2012027125, ISBN 9781107019171 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


823.7

Austen, Jane

(Edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks)

Sense and Sensibility: An Annotated Edition

448 pp., 9" x 9 1/2", 93 color illustrations, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

Patricia Meyer Spacks guides readers to a deeper appreciation of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as they experience love, romance, and heartbreak. Sense and Sensibility: An Annotated Edition includes numerous color reproductions that vividly recreate Jane Austen's world. This will be an especially welcome addition to the library of any Janeite.

LC 2013017843, ISBN 9780674724556 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


823.914

Fallowell, Duncan

How to Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits

248 pp., 5 1/4" x 7 1/2", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

A haunted memoir on the nature of belonging and the lure of escape. Winner of the 2012 PEN/Ackerley Prize for Memoir. "A strange and wonderful book. An eccentric admixture of travel writing, reportage, journalistic sleuthing, celebrity profile, and dizzy meditations on physical and architectural decay, nostalgia, memory, art, the British Empire, the incoherence of modern existence, and most of all, the impenetrable, marvelous mysteries contained in every lived life. Fallowell is a marvelous raconteur who seems incapable of writing a dull sentence."—James Magruder, author of Sugarless

LC 2012040153, ISBN 9780299292409 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


828.409

Dodds, Lara

The Literary Invention of Margaret Cavendish

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

July 2013

Duquesne University Press

Reassesses the literary invention of Margaret Cavendish—the use she makes of other writers, her own various forms of writing, and the ways in which she creates her own literary persona—to transform our understanding of Cavendish's considerable accomplishments and influence, including her revival of an expansive model of literary invention.

LC 2013012334, ISBN 9780820704654 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: S

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830-899 Literature of Other Languages


843.8

Verne, Jules

(Translated by Teri J. Hernández)

(Edited by Arthur B. Evans)

Travel Scholarships

452 pp., 6" x 9", 75 illustrations, bibliography, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2013

Wesleyan University Press

Nine students from London's Antillean School receive travel scholarships to visit their island homelands in the Caribbean. Accompanied by their eccentric Latin professor, they set sail on what they expect to be a thrilling educational voyage. But prior to their arrival on board, their ship had been hijacked by escaped convicts who murdered its original captain and crew. This is the only novel by Jules Verne that has never been available in English until now. Although ostensibly written for an adolescent audience, its suspense-filled plot, sophisticated narrative, and critique of European colonialism make it an engrossing read for all ages.

LC 2012044386, ISBN 9780819565129 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


843.912

Thiher, Allen

Understanding Marcel Proust

328 pp., 6" x 9". $59.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2013

The University of South Carolina Press

Understanding Marcel Proust includes an overview of Marcel Proust's development as a writer, addressing works both published and unpublished in his lifetime, and then offers an in-depth interpretation of Proust's major novel, In Search of Lost Time, relating it to the Western literary tradition while also demonstrating its radical newness as a narrative.

LC 2013005008, ISBN 9781611172553 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


843.914

Dagtekin, Seyhmus

To the Spring, by Night

200 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $19.95 paper (CAD), CIP included

February 2013

McGill-Queen's University Press

To the Spring, by Night is the magical evocation of a childhood spent in a small Kurdish mountain village in Turkey, with no electricity and little literacy, but with a rich tradition of tale-telling and legend that infuses every living thing, every rock, stream, and spring with its own spirit and inner life.

ISBN 9780773541559 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


882.01

Sophocles

(A Verse Translation by David Mulroy, with Introduction and Notes)

Antigone

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

January 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press

With its joyously lyrical language, David Mulroy's translation of Sophocles' Antigone offers, for the first time, an accurate English version that truly reads like poetry and captures the linguistic virtuosity so apparent in the Greek text.

LC 2012015581, ISBN 9780299290849 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


892.710

Snir, Reuven (Editor and Translator)

Baghdad: The City in Verse

384 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

Harvard University Press

Baghdad: The City in Verse captures the essence of life lived in one of the world's enduring metropolises. This unusual anthology offers original translations of 170 Arabic poems from Bedouin, Muslim, Christian, Kurdish, and Jewish poets—most for the first time in English—from Baghdad's founding in the eighth century to the present day.

LC 2013015281, ISBN 9780674725218 (c.)

AASL: G

RUSA/CODES: G


895.814

thett, ko ko and James Byrne (Editors)

Bones Will Crow: An Anthology of Burmese Poetry

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

May 2013

Northern Illinois University Press

This is the first bilingual anthology of contemporary Burmese poetry published in the United States. It includes the work of Burmese poets who have been in exile and in prison. It will make Western readers aware of the vitality and importance of Burmese poetry to world literature.

LC 2013009416, ISBN 9780875806914 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G, S


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