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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

Heat-Moon, William Least

Writing BLUE HIGHWAYS: The Story of How a Book Happened

184 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", 26 color illustrations, $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook

May 2014

University of Missouri Press

The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper—the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book....Far from being a technical manual, Writing Blue Highways: The Story of How a Book Happened is an adventure story of its own.

ISBN 9780826220264 (c.), ISBN 9780826273253 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


808

McCabe, Nancy

From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood

288 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook

November 2014

University of Missouri Press

From Little Houses to Little Women is not only a great travel book, but also a memoir about the children's books that have shaped all of our imaginations. McCabe, who grew up in Kansas just a few hours from the Ingalls family's home in Little House on the Prairie, always felt a deep connection with Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House series....Traveling with McCabe as she rediscovers the books that shaped her and ultimately helped her to forge her own path, readers will enjoy revisiting their own childhood favorites as well.

ISBN 9780826220448 (c.), ISBN 9780826273376 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


808.027

Society of Biblical Literature

The SBL Handbook of Style

Second Edition

368 pp., 7" x 10", index, $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

SBL Press

The second edition of the essential style manual for writing and publishing in biblical studies and related fields includes key style changes, updated and expanded abbreviation and spelling-sample lists, a list of archaeological site names, material on qur'anic sources, detailed information on citing electronic sources, and expanded guidelines for the transliteration and transcription of seventeen ancient languages. "Every graduate program should make The SBL Handbook of Style a required text."—Carol A. Newsom, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

LC 2014034989, ISBN 9781589839649 (c.), ISBN 9781589839656 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


808.066

Hayot, Eric

The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities

256 pp., 6" x 9", 9 illustrations, $60.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, $19.99 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Columbia University Press

Eric Hayot does more than explain the techniques of academic writing. He aims to adjust the writer's perspective, encouraging scholars to think of themselves as makers and doers of important work. Combining psychological support with practical suggestions for composing introductions and conclusions, developing a schedule for writing, using notes and citations, and structuring paragraphs and essays, this guide to the elements of academic style does its part to rejuvenate scholarship and writing in the humanities.

LC 2013048155, ISBN 9780231168007 (c.), ISBN 9780231168014 (p.), ISBN 9780231537414 (e.)

RUSA/CODE: S


808.23

Horton, Andrew and Julian Hoxter (Editors)

Screenwriting

192 pp., 6" x 9", 34 photographs, $85.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Rutgers University Press

With contributions from established film scholars and accomplished screenwriters, this collection of original essays gives readers a comprehensive portrait of both the art and business of screenwriting. Examining the films of celebrated writer-directors from Preston Sturges to Alexander Payne, while also revealing the work of journeyman writers and "script doctors" who toil in obscurity, Screenwriting charts the ever-evolving roles that screenwriters have played, from the dawn of Hollywood to the age of YouTube.

LC 2013042857, ISBN 9780813563411 (c.), ISBN 9780813563404 (p.), ISBN 9780813574356 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


808.803

Parascandola, Louis J. and John Parascandola (Editors)

A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

360 pp., 7" x 8 1/2", 25 b&w illustrations, $79.50 cloth, $26.95 paper, $25.99 ebook, CIP included

December 2014

Columbia University Press

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí , Maxim Gorky, Federico Garcí a Lorca, Isaac Bashevis Singer, E. E. Cummings, Djuna Barnes, Colson Whitehead, Robert Olen Butler, and Katie Roiphe—this anthology is the first to focus on the unique history and transporting experience of a beloved fixture of the New York City landscape.

LC 2014022522, ISBN 9780231165723 (c.), ISBN 9780231165730 (p.), ISBN 9780231538190 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


809.3

Schmidt, Michael

The Novel: A Biography

1200 pp., 6 3/8" x 10", $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Encompassing a range of genres, it is geographically and culturally boundless and influenced by great novelists working in other languages. Michael Schmidt, choosing as his travel companions not critics or theorists but other novelists, does full justice to its complexity.

LC 2013026938, ISBN 9780674724730 (c.), ISBN 9780674369061 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


810

Grace, Sherrill

Landscapes of War and Memory: The Two World Wars in Canadian Literature and the Arts 1977-2007

600 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $49.95 paper, CIP included

November 2014

The University of Alberta Press

Since 1977, a new generation of Canadian writers and artists have been mapping the cultural landscapes formed by the memories of war we have inherited, and also the ones we are expected to forget. Challenging, even painful, the art and literature in Grace's magisterial study build causeways into history, connecting us to trials and traumas many Canadians have never known but that haunt society in subtle and compelling ways. A contemporary scholar of the period under examination, Grace exemplifies her role as witness, investing the text with personal, often lyrical, responses as a way of enacting this crucial memory work.

ISBN 9781772120004 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


810.803

Levine, Carol (Editor)

Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry About Family Caregiving

296 pp., 7" x 10", $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Vanderbilt University Press

Living in the Land of Limbo is the first anthology of short stories and poems about family caregivers. These men and women find themselves in "limbo," as they struggle to take care of a family member or friend in the uncertain world of chronic illness. The authors explore caregivers' experiences as they deal with family conflicts, the complexities of the health care system, and the impact of their choices on their lives and the lives of others....A final section is devoted to paid caregivers and their clients. Among the conditions that form the background of the selections are dementia, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, and pediatric cancer....These stories and poems paint profoundly moving and revealing portraits of family caregivers.

LC 2013034803, ISBN 9780826519696 (c.), ISBN 9780826519702 (p.), ISBN 9780826519719 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: O, S


810.900

Tytell, John

Writing Beat and Other Occasions of Literary Mayhem

248 pp., 6" x 9", $59.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

Vanderbilt University Press

The story and history of the Beats couldn't be found in the traditional libraries or archives of academic research. For preeminent historian of Beat culture John Tytell, it had to be found in the bars, towns, roads, and hangouts of these writers and figures. And as the essays in Writing Beat demonstrate, the same techniques apply to new and future writers. Approaching the history of postwar twentieth-century American literature, and in particular the Beat literary movement of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, and others, Tytell finds himself uniquely positioned as an eyewitness to many of these stories....Writing Beat offers lessons learned and hazards encountered for those aspiring to become writers themselves.

LC 2014008056, ISBN 9780826520142 (c.), ISBN 9780826520159 (p.), ISBN 9780826520166 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


810.935

Weingarten, Karen

Abortion in the American Imagination: Before Life and Choice, 1880-1940

204 pp., 6" x 9", 7 photographs, $75.00 cloth, $25.95 paper, $25.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2014

Rutgers University Press

Abortion in the American Imagination takes us back to the early twentieth century, when American writers first dared to broach the controversial subject of abortion. Putting authors like Wharton and Faulkner into conversation with the era's films and non-fiction, Karen Weingarten uncovers a vigorous public debate decades before Roe v. Wade. Along the way, she discovers not only how discourses on abortion have changed dramatically, but also how they've shaped our very sense of what it means to be an American.

LC 2013040900, ISBN 9780813565309 (c.), ISBN 9780813565293 (p.), ISBN 9780813572130 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


810.989

Wilburn, Reginald A.

Preaching the Gospel of Black Revolt: Appropriating Milton in Early African American Literature

340 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", $58.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2014

Duquesne University Press

In this comparative and hybrid study, Wilburn examines the presence and influence of John Milton in a diverse array of early African American writing. Explaining that these early authors were attracted to Milton because of his preeminent status in literary tradition, strong Christian convictions, and poetic use of the English language, Wilburn explores their "completing and complicating" of Milton, especially in their rhetorical affiliations with the poet's "satanic epic" for their own messianic purposes of freedom and racial uplift.

LC 2013039610, ISBN 9780820704715 (c.)

AASL: S/HS


810.997

Miller, Stephen

Walking New York: Reflections of American Writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole

272 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $23.00 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

Fordham University Press

"In Walking New York, essayist Stephen Miller takes a look at the city's literary perambulators, examining the writing of Stephen Crane, Alfred Kazin and Teju Cole, among others, and offering an evolving portrait of New York through the centuries. "Each Writer' Mr. Miller says in the book's preface, "wanders a different city.'"—The New York Observer

LC 2014013002, ISBN 9780823263158 (c.), ISBN 9780823263165 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


811

Zeltserman, Ella

small things left behind

88 pp., 5" x 8 1/2", $15.99 paper, $15.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2014

The University of Alberta Press

Zeltserman's poetry cuts both ways. The story of her flight from the USSR in 1979—of the family she brought to Edmonton and the older one she left behind—does "explain freedom to the ones born bent," but it also explains oppression to the ones born free. Deftly modulating language, imagery, and events of past and present, comfort and tyranny, home and war, she touches readers emotionally, drawing them into the journey. This authentic account of Russian-Jewish immigration to Canada during the Cold War will speak to all who have left their country or who moved far away from home.

ISBN 9781772120028 (p.), ISBN 9781772120127 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


811.54

Baldwin, James

(Introduction by Nikky Finney)

Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems

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

April 2014

Beacon Press

During his lifetime, James Baldwin authored seven novels, as well as several plays and essay collections, many of which were published to widespread praise. Baldwin's novels and essays brought him respect as a public intellectual and admiration as a writer. However, Baldwin's earliest writing was in poetic form, and some argue that even Baldwin considered himself a poet first and foremost. One can see this inclination in the poetic rhythms of his prose. Nonetheless, his single book of poetry, Jimmy's Blues, published only a few short years before his death in 1987, never attracted as much of the spotlight as his novels and nonfiction did and has been unavailable for many years.

LC 2013041958, ISBN 9780807084861 (p.), ISBN 9780807084878 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


811.54

Vizenor, Gerald

Favor of Crows: Collected Haiku

172 pp., 5" x 8", 4 illustrations, $24.95 cloth, $19.99 ebook, CIP included

February 2014

Wesleyan University Press

In this collection of new and previously published haiku poems, author Gerald Vizenor draws from the imagistic poise of haiku and the early dream songs of the Anishinaabe, or Chippewa, and by intuition creates a union of vision, perception, and motion in his original and concise poems. "Joining the traditions of Japanese haiku and Chippewa dream songs, Vizenor has created a memorable book of intuitive, visionary, one-breath nature poetry in which ordinary moments come to shimmering life on the page."—David G. Lanoue, president of the Haiku Society of America. A beautiful little book.

LC 2013037645, ISBN 9780819574329 (c.), ISBN 9780819574336 (e.)

AASL: RG/MS

RUSA/CODES: S


811.6

Kooser, Ted

The Wheeling Year: A Poet's Field Book

96 pp., 6" x 8", $14.95 cloth, $14.95 ebook

CIP included

September 2014

University of Nebraska Press

A short, accessible set of prose observations about nature, place, and time, arranged (like Local Wonders) according to the calendar year. Written by one of America's most beloved poets, this book is published in the year in which Kooser turns seventy-five, with sixty years of workbooks stretching behind him.

LC 2014007299, ISBN 9780803249707 (c.), ISBN 9780803256736 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


811.6

Martinez, J. Michael

In the Garden of the Bridehouse

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

September 2014

The University of Arizona Press

Scrutinizing myth, culture, identity, and sexuality, J. Michael Martinez, in his brave new collection, weds the innovative with the narrative tradition, cultivating a collection that is unlike any other, simultaneously drawing together and pulling apart the familiar and the foreign, the self and the other, the known and the unknowable, the recoverable and irrecoverable past, the historical record and all that is given up for lost. Martinez interrogates the restrictions chosen to constrain imagination's boundlessness.

LC 2013047275, ISBN 9780816530892 (p.), ISBN 9780816598670 (e.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: S


813.3

Lippard, George

(Edited by Matt Cohen and Edlie L. Wong)

The Killers: A Narrative of Real Life in Philadelphia

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 11 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, $45.00 ebook, CIP included

July 2014

University of Pennsylvania Press

The Killers is a tale of gang violence, revenge, kidnapping, racial and ethnic conflict, international intrigue, and working-class triumph. Based on the real-life events of a Philadelphia race riot, this long-out-of-print sensational novella showcases the political and literary interests of its author, bestselling novelist George Lippard.

LC 2013047982, ISBN 9780812246247 (c.), ISBN 9780812209969 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Cherry, Kelly

A Kind of Dream: Stories

176 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $26.95 cloth, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

Interconnected stories span a five-generation journey through life, death, love, and loss, told in Kelly Cherry's masterful and transcendent prose. "Kelly Cherry has a charged intellect that enlivens whatever it lights on. In A Kind of Dream she achieves a moment of transcendence that is rare in American fiction. I have a suspicion it may be a great book."—David R. Slavitt, author of The Duke's Man

LC 2013037616, ISBN 9780299297602 (c.), ISBN 9780299297633 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

LaSalle, Peter

What I Found Out About Her: Stories of Dreaming Americans

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

September 2014

University of Notre Dame Press

"A beautiful collection of eleven stories focusing on love, loss and—as the subtitle suggests—dreams. LaSalle tends to focus on small events that paradoxically give life meaning—or at least cause his characters to question life's meaning....LaSalle's stories are subtle, evocative, haunting—and brilliantly written."—Kirkus Reviews starred review

LC 2014020882, ISBN 9780268033927 (p.), ISBN 9780268085858 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Nava, Michael

The City of Palaces: A Novel

368 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $26.95 cloth, $16.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

A sweeping novel of Mexico set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, The City of Palaces is a story of faith and reason, cathedrals and hovels, barefoot street vendors and frock-coated businessmen, grand opera and silent film, presidents and peasants, the living and the dead.

LC 2013033799, ISBN 9780299299101 (c.), ISBN 9780299299132 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


813.54

Okada, John

No-No Boy

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

August 2014

University of Washington Press

No-No Boy tells the story of Ichiro Yamada, a fictional version of the real-life "no-no boys." Yamada answered "no" twice in a compulsory government questionnaire as to whether he would serve in the armed forces and swear loyalty to the United States. Ichiro earns two years in prison and the hostility of his family and community when he returns home to Seattle. "No-No Boy has the honor of being the very first Japanese American novel," writes novelist Ruth Ozeki in her new foreword to this classic of Asian American literature.

LC 2014009214, ISBN 9780295994048 (p.), ISBN 9780295806006 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Sheehan, Aurelie

Demigods on Speedway

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

November 2014

The University of Arizona Press

Demigods on Speedway is dramatic and poetic, a work of linked stories that together paint a gritty portrait of the Southwest. Well-drawn characters, sprung from Greek mythology into the realities of modern life, face the dilemma of struggling to survive under siege while passionately seeking to make something immortal in their lives.

LC 2014000132, ISBN 9780816531103 (p.), ISBN 9780816598625 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


813.54

Wilhelm, Randall (Editor)

The Ron Rash Reader

416 pp., 6" x 9", $54.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2014

The University of South Carolina Press

The Ron Rash Reader is a collection of essential works that covers the full range of Rash's career to date, from his first published collection of stories, The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth: And Other Stories from Cliffside, North Carolina (1994), to Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories (2012) and includes previously unpublished material as well. Edited by Randall Wilhelm, this collection of more than sixty of Rash's writings demonstrates his remarkable breadth and vitality—from short stories and verse to novel excerpts and nonfiction—comprising a best-of volume for new readers and established aficionados alike.

LC 2014011486, ISBN 9781611174137 (c.), ISBN 9781611174144 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Davis, Ed

The Psalms of Israel Jones

218 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.99 paper, $16.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

West Virginia University Press

The Psalms of Israel Jones is the story of a father and son's journey towards spiritual redemption. This novel tells the tale of a famous father trapped inside the suffocating world of rock and roll, and his son who is stranded within the bounds of conventional religion. When Reverend Thomas Johnson receives an anonymous phone call, he learns his Dylanesque rock star father is acting deranged on stage, where he's being worshipped by a cult of young people who slash their faces during performances....They no longer want to watch the show—they want to be the show....The Psalms of Israel Jones is the 2010 Hackney Literary Award winner for the novel.

LC 2014020732, ISBN 9781940425139 (p.), ISBN 978194025146 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Edugyan, Esi

Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home

68 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $10.95 paper, $8.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

The University of Alberta Press

Writing about belonging is not a simple task. Esi Edugyan chooses to intertwine fact and fiction, objective and subjective in an effort to find out if one can belong to more than one place, if home is just a place or if it can be an idea, a person, a memory, or a dream. How "home" changes, and how it changes us. Readers of Canadian literature, armchair travellers, and all citizens of the global village will enjoy her explorations and reflections, as we follow her from Ghana to Germany, from Toronto to Budapest, from Paris to New York.

LC 2013497363, ISBN 9780888648211 (p.), ISBN 9780888648365 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


813.6

Long, Laura

Out of Peel Tree

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.99 paper, $16.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

West Virginia University Press

Moving through time and space, Out of Peel Tree unfolds the patterns of an Appalachian sensibility that reverberate everywhere: a fatalism balanced by humor and flinty, hard-won hope, an appreciation for the surprises of the everyday, and a search for love and home amid strange and familiar places and people. This innovative debut novel reveals the lives of a far-flung contemporary Appalachian family through a web of delicate turning points....As a novel in stories, Out of Peel Tree brings a new lyricism to the page and a new voice to American and Appalachian literature—a voice deeply inflected by the beauty of the natural world and by working-class grit.

LC 2013042728, ISBN 9781940425009 (p.), ISBN 9781940425016 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Washburn, Frances

The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band

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

February 2014

The University of Arizona Press

Opening July 4, 1969, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band follows a country western band through a summer of gigs in this novel that is equal parts mystery and community chronicle. At its core is the band's sassy lead singer and guitarist, Sissy Roberts, who must unravel a mysterious death as well as her own future in this story set in Indian Country on the verge of historic changes.

LC 2013034407, ISBN 9780816530823 (p.), ISBN 9780816598823 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


814

Metcalf, Jeff

Requiem for the Living: A Memoir

248 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $21.95 paper, $18.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

University of Utah Press

After nine years of keeping his prostate cancer at bay, the doctors told Jeff Metcalf his time was nearly up. Metcalf used the diagnosis of prostate cancer as motivation to dive deeper into writing, composing one essay each week for a year. The essays form a memoir of sorts, recounting good times and critical moments. He writes to discover what his life has been, who he has become, and what he has learned along the way. Ron Carlson, author of A Kind of Flying, says, "It is a dear and personal book that increases the supply of affection in the world and adds mightily to our shared kindness."

LC 2014948365, ISBN 9781607813866 (p.), ISBN 9781607813873 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


818.409

Scharnhorst, Gary (Editor)

Mark Twain on Potholes & Politics: Letters to the Editor

224 pp., 6" x 9", 1 illustration, index, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

University of Missouri Press

Whether he was taking us along for a journey down the Mississippi with a couple of runaways or delivering speeches on the importance of careful lying, Mark Twain had an innate ability to captivate readers and listeners alike with his trademark humor and sarcasm....A frequent outlet for Twain's wit was in letters to the editors of various newspapers and periodicals....Twain never hesitated to speak his mind. And now thanks to Gary Scharnhorst, more than a hundred of these letters are available in one place for us to enjoy....Mark Twain on Potholes and Politics gives readers a chance to delve further than ever before into the musings of the most recognizable voice in American literature.

ISBN 9780826220462 (c.), ISBN 9780826273390 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


818.520

Bulosan, Carlos

America Is in the Heart: A Personal History

368 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $18.95 paper, $18.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

University of Washington Press

First published in 1943, this classic memoir by well-known Filipino poet Carlos Bulosan describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West. "...For Carlos Bulosan no lifetime could be long enough in which to explain to America that no man could destroy his faith in it again. He wanted to contribute something toward the final fulfillment of America. So he wrote this book that holds the bitterness of his own blood."—New York Times

LC 2013044470, ISBN 9780295993539 (p.), ISBN 9780295805016 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


818.54

Skloot, Floyd

Revertigo: An Off-Kilter Memoir

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $26.95 cloth, $16.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

Acclaimed writer Floyd Skloot offers an intimate, faceted memoir of debilitating vertigo and other experiences that knocked him awry from childhood to late middle age. "A beautifully written, moving account. Who would have imagined that a memoir exploring months of extreme vertigo and decades of neurological turbulence would be filled with so much joy and optimism? This gentle, wise, and perceptive memoir never fails to surprise."—Dinty W. Moore, author of Between Panic & Desire

LC 2013028359, ISBN 9780299299507 (c.), ISBN 9780299299538 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G

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820-829 British Literature


821.914

Russell, Richard Rankin

Seamus Heaney's Regions

512 pp., 6" x 9", $55.00 paper, $38.50 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

University of Notre Dame Press

"In this study of Heaney's Northern Irish regionalism, Baylor University English professor Russell (Poetry and Peace) neatly traces the impact of the author's Ulster roots across his poetry, politics, culture, and spirituality. Russell delves into the political and cultural implications of a divided Ireland, noting that Heaney was an optimist—always imagining "a new region of Northern Ireland,' healed and undivided....A substantial and magisterial work of literary criticism, Russell's volume stands as a valuable companion to Heaney's writing."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2014002684, ISBN 9780268040369 (p.), ISBN 9780268091811 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


822.309

Mardock, James D. and Kathryn R. McPherson (Editors)

Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England

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

September 2014

Duquesne University Press

From the early Elizabethan touring companies' role in disseminating reformed doctrine to the representation of Wolsey and Cranmer in London's playhouses, English stages were potential sites of encounter—officially sanctioned or not—with mainstream ideology. As Stages of Engagement demonstrates, early modern drama both conveyed and shaped Protestant beliefs and practices, and drama was itself shaped by the religion of its producers and its audiences.

LC 2014001013, ISBN 9780820704739 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


822.33

Lesser, Zachary

"Hamlet" After Q1: An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text

304 pp., 6" x 9", 27 illustrations, $59.95 cloth, $59.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

University of Pennsylvania Press

In 1823, Sir Henry Bunbury discovered an early edition of Hamlet that radically differs from the known and celebrated version of the play. Zachary Lesser examines how this improbable discovery forced readers to reexamine accepted truths about Shakespeare as an author and the nature of Shakespeare's texts.

LC 2014025092, ISBN 9780812246612 (c.), ISBN 9780812290394 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


822.33

Tartamella, Suzanne M.

Rethinking Shakespeare's Skepticism: The Aesthetics of Doubt in the Sonnets and Plays

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

January 2014

Duquesne University Press

Tartamella casts new light on seemingly quite familiar material—Shakespeare's Sonnets and a number of his plays, including Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Antony and Cleopatra. By placing the Sonnets within the context of the literary history of praise poetry, and exploring the underlying influence of early modern skepticism on Shakespeare's writing, this book truly enhances our understanding of the subtleties and complexities in all of Shakespeare's work.

LC 2013038504, ISBN 9780820704678 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P


823.010

Ortiz, Jina and Rochelle Spencer (Editors)

All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color

316 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $24.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

A short fiction anthology of work by award-winning, multicultural, women writers, All about Skin captures the reality of harsh media pressures, difficult family relationships, racial prejudices, and other problems that face women of color around the world.

LC 2014007452, ISBN 9780299301941 (p.), ISBN 9780299301934 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


823.7

Austen, Jane

(Edited by Susan J. Wolfson)

Northanger Abbey: An Annotated Edition

384 pp., 9" x 9 1/2", 105 color illustrations, 1 map, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2014

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

In her introduction to Northanger Abbey—part of Harvard's celebrated annotated Austen series—Susan Wolfson proposes that Austen's most underappreciated, most playful novel is about fiction itself and how it can take possession of everyday understandings. Wolfson's running commentary will engage new readers and delight scholars.

LC 2013038020, ISBN 9780674725676 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


823.8

Brontë , Emily

(Edited by Janet Gezari)

The Annotated Wuthering Heights

464 pp., 9" x 9 1/2", 110 color illustrations, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2014

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Illustrated with many color images, The Annotated Wuthering Heights provides those encountering the novel for the first time, as well as those returning to it, with a wide array of contexts in which to read Emily Brontë 's romantic masterpiece, which has been called "the most beautiful, most profoundly violent love story of all time."

LC 2014019429, ISBN 9780674724693 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


823.914

Hosmer Jr., Robert E. (Editor)

Hidden Possibilities: Essays in Honor of Muriel Spark

304 pp., 6" x 9", $35.00 paper, CIP included

May 2014

University of Notre Dame Press

"Hosmer has assembled a distinguished mix of academics and notable popular authors (e.g., John Updike and Doris Lessing) to address various aspects of Spark's vast bibliography and how her life informed her work...the contributors present a fairly well-rounded and informed perspective on Spark's oeuvre. Perhaps the strongest points of the volume are the interviews with Spark, in which her passion for writing and her remarkable wit are center stage."—Library Journal

LC 2013044542, ISBN 9780268030995 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S

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843.8

Verne, Jules

(Edited by Arthur B. Evans)

The Begum's Millions

(Reprint Edition)

304 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 43 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, $23.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

Wesleyan University Press

[This book is] Jules Verne's first cautionary tale about the dangers of science. Two scientists each unexpectedly inherit a fortune and build an experimental city. One is a harmonious urban community, the other is a fortress-like factory town—built by Verne's first truly evil scientist. In his quest for world domination, the evil scientist decides to destroy the other city. Prescient and cautionary, The Begum's Millions is a masterpiece of scientific and political speculation and constitutes one of the earliest technological utopia/dystopias in Western literature. This first modern and corrected English translation features a critical introduction and illustrations from the original French edition.

LC 2005046203, ISBN 9780819567963 (c.), ISBN 9780819574695 (p.), ISBN 9780819574596 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


843.914

Dalembert, Louis-Philippe

(Translated by Robert H. McCormick, Jr.)

The Other Side of the Sea: A Novel

136 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $55.00 cloth, $22.50 paper, $22.50 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

The University of Virginia Press

The first novel by this major Haitian author to be translated into English, is riveted on the other shore—whether it is the ancestral Africa that still haunts Haitians, the America to which so many have emigrated, or even that final shore, the uncertain afterlife awaiting us all. With a grandmother and her grandson sharing the narration, this rich and concise tale covers an impressive span of Haitian history and emotion....Her story is juxtaposed with that of her grandson...as he suffers the abandonment of friends....Perhaps most striking is the addition of a third voice....This voice from long ago provides a powerful depiction of the sights, sounds, and smells of the Middle Passage.

LC 2014024530, ISBN 9780813936468 (c.), ISBN 9780813936475 (p.), ISBN 9780813936482 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


850.997

Durante, Francesco, et al. (Editors)

Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943

1032 pp., 7" x 9", $125.00 cloth, $40.00 paper, $27.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Fordham University Press

"A sophisticated, critical look at the writings of Italian immigrants to America across all genres....This volume is a major work and forms an invaluable testament to a forgotten era of Italian literary history in the new world....A massive work of extraordinary power, that while scholarly and comprehensive, will have wide appeal."—Publishers Weekly starred review

LC 2014931287, ISBN 9780823260614 (c.), ISBN 9780823260621 (p.), ISBN 9780823260638 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RS


860

Brodber, Erna

Nothing's Mat: A Novel

128 pp., 6" x 9", $22.00 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

University of the West Indies Press

Nothing's Mat is told by a black British teenager—"every black girl"—for she has no name until the very last chapters when she is teasingly called "Princess" by her husband. Somewhere in the 1950s...Princess is allowed to complete her sixthform final exams by writing a long paper on the West Indian family....She thinks this a godsend and that all she has to do is to interview her parents....Princess meets and spends time with her obscure cousin Nothing, called Conut....Conut tells her the family history so that their creation becomes for her a mat of anthropological template....This work is at once a fictional family history and a comment on anthropological methodology and African systems of thought.

LC 2014507856, ISBN 9789766404949 (p.), ISBN 9789766405007 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS


860

Lalla, Barbara

Uncle Brother: A Novel

160 pp., 6" x 9", $35.00 paper, $9.99 ebook

April 2014

University of the West Indies Press

Uncle Brother unfolds a tale of unflinching devotion against a tapestry of neglect and exploitation. Under the curious eyes of a succession of children glimmer fragments of stories that interlock to produce the saga of Nathan Deoraj—brother, uncle and teacher....Uncle Brother speaks to audiences of all ages in and beyond the Caribbean by exploring bonds between children and other family members, and uniquely, between a girl growing to awareness in the light and shade of a powerful male relative. Then, threading the tale of the living legend are cries for help from a child who enters the story late in Nathan's life, when nothing more should have been required of him.

ISBN 9789766404604 (p.), ISBN 9789766404666 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RS


860

Mandell, Gail Porter

Angel Creek: Where the River Meets the Sea

396 pp., 6" x 9", 19 b&w photographs, 2 maps, $35.00 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

University of the West Indies Press

A promise to return to a place that has changed you, where you've lived and loved with intensity and passion of youth, is often made but rarely kept. Angel Creek begins with such a promise, made in 1962 by three young American women—the author among them—on a windy mountaintop overlooking the Caribbean sea....Years later, a surprise-filled return journey affirms that human relationships can transcend racial and cultural differences—and even time.

LC 2014507851, ISBN 9789766404611 (p.), ISBN 9789766404673 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


880.803

Bing, Peter and Regina Hö schele (Introduction, Translation, Annotation)

Aristaenetus, Erotic Letters

184 pp., 6" x 9", bibliographical references, $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

SBL Press

Full of erotic spice and charm, this late-antique collection of fictitious letters was the work of a gifted litterateur of circa 500 C.E. who drew on a wealth of classical and postclassical models. Long known only to specialists of ancient literature, Aristaenetus's beguiling epistles are now available to a broader readership in the first complete English translation in nearly three centuries. The Greek text appears on facing pages.

LC 2013024429, ISBN 9781589838826 (c.), ISBN 9781589837416 (p.), ISBN 9781589837423 (e.)


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