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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

Mifsud, Mari Lee

Rhetoric and the Gift: Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Contemporary Communication

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

August 2015

Duquesne University Press

A historian of ancient Greek rhetorical theory, Mari Lee Mifsud examines questions of significance in contemporary communication by turning first to Aristotle's rhetorical theory and his use of Homer's idea of exchange, or gift-giving. The resulting study provides fresh ways of thinking through our conceptions of relational ethics in communication, including the ways in which these play out in politics, law, and culture.

LC 2015011349, ISBN 9780820704852 (p.)

AASL: G/P


809

Highway, Tomson

A Tale of Monstrous Extravagance: Imagining Multilingualism

56 pp., 5" x 9", $10.95 paper, $8.99 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

The University of Alberta Press

From his legendary birth in a snow bank in northwestern Manitoba, through his metamorphosis to citizen-artist of the world, playwright, pianist, polyglot, storyteller, and irreverent disciple of the Trickster, Tomson Highway rides roughshod through the languages and communities that have shaped him. Cree, Dene, Latin, French, English, Spanish, and the universal language of music have opened windows and widened horizons in Highway's life. Readers who can hang on tight—Highway fans, culture mavens, cunning linguists, and fellow tricksters—will experience the profundity of Highway's humour, for as he says, "In Cree, you will laugh until you weep."

LC 2014501707, ISBN 9781772120417 (p.), ISBN 9781772120714 (e.)

AASL: RS/P


809.793

Lindvall, Terry

God Mocks: A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert

384 pp., 6" x 9", 26 halftones, 11 figures, $35.00 cloth, $29.75 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

New York University Press

In God Mocks, Terry Lindvall ventures into the muddy and dangerous realm of religious satire, chronicling its evolution from the biblical wit and humor of the Hebrew prophets through the Roman Era and the Middle Ages all the way up to the present. To follow the paths of the satirist, writes Lindvall, is to encounter the odd and peculiar treasures who are God's mouthpieces. In doing so, he offers an engaging look at their religious use of humor toward moral ends.

LC 2015019581, ISBN 9781479886739 (c.), ISBN 9781479851911 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


810.9

Fishkin, Shelley Fisher

Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee (A Reader's Companion)

336 pp., 7" x 10", 62 photographs, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Rutgers University Press

"A book that redraws the literary map of the United States."—Junot Díaz. Writing America takes readers on an eclectic tour of historic sites that have been pivotal to the making of American literature, reflecting the true diversity of the nation and its authors. Profusely illustrated, it is the literary gift book for 2015.

LC 2015002728, ISBN 9780813575971 (c.), ISBN 9780813575995 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


811.54

Jackson, Angela

It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time: Poems

144 pp., 6 1/8" x 8 1/2", $18.95 paper, $18.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly

Angela Jackson's latest collection of poetry borrows its title from a lyric in Barbara Lewis's 1963 hit single "Hello Stranger," recorded at Chess Records in Chicago. Like the song, Jackson's poems are a melodic ode to the African American experience, informed by both individual lives and community history, from the arrival of the first African slave in Virginia in 1619 to post-Obama America.

LC 2014033228, ISBN 9780810130517 (p.), ISBN 9780810168176 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


811.54

McGregor, Michael N.

Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax

472 pp., 6" x 9", 14 b&w illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $23.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

Fordham University Press

"Drawing on his friendship with poet Robert Lax (1915-2000) and his close readings of Lax's writings, McGregor eloquently offers the definitive biography of a too often forgotten figure who influenced a number of writers and crafted spirituality out of his deep commitment to love, poverty, and justice."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2015009511, ISBN 9780823268016 (c.), ISBN 9780823268023 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


811.6

Blake, Sarah

Mr. West

132 pp., 6" x 8", $24.95 cloth, $19.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

Wesleyan University Press

Mr. West covers the main events in superstar Kanye West's life while also following the poet on her year spent researching, writing, and pregnant. The book explores how we are drawn to celebrities—to their portrayal in the media—and how we sometimes find great private meaning in another person's public story, even across lines of gender and race. Blake's aesthetics take her work from prose poems to lineated free verse to tightly wound lyrics to improbably successful sestinas. The poems fully engage pop culture as a strange, complicated presence that is revealing of America itself.

LC 2014035803, ISBN 9780819575173 (c.), ISBN 9780819575180 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


811.6

Campos, David

Furious Dusk

88 pp., 6" x 9", $17.00 paper, $17.00 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

University of Notre Dame Press

2014 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize Winner. "David Campos writes tenderly and with compassion about fathers, sons, and the way we become men. He writes with an original voice and fire about race, identity, and nation. He writes lyrics that skirt tightropes of impossible, beautiful contradictions. David is a Fresno poet, an American poet, a Chicano poet, and more. This is an extraordinary book of grace, I cannot recommend it highly enough."—Chris Abani, author of Sanctificum and Hands Washing Water

LC 2014044973, ISBN 9780268023775 (p.), ISBN 9780268077051 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


811.6

Da', Laura

Tributaries

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

April 2015

The University of Arizona Press

Tributaries lyrically surveys Shawnee history alongside personal identity and memory. With the eye of a storyteller, poet Laura Da' creates an arc that flows from the personal to the historical and back again. With narrative content from the period of Indian Removal in the 1830s to the present, the collection is composed of four sections that come together to create an important new telling of Shawnee past and present.

LC 2014030795, ISBN 9780816531554 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


811.6

Moody, Jonathan

Olympic Butter Gold

112 pp., 6 1/8" x 8 1/2", $16.95 paper, $16.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly

Jonathan Moody grew up during the Golden Ages of hip-hop and listened to rap that was as adventurous and diverse as his military upbringing. When rap's Golden Ages expired, the music's innovativeness and variety diminished. Moody's second book, Olympic Butter Gold, winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize, responds to Chuck D's claim that "if there was a HIP-HOP or Rap Olympics, I really don't think the United States would get Gold, Silver or Brass."

LC 2015034106, ISBN 9780810132221 (p.), ISBN 9780810132238 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


811.6

Ott, Martin

Underdays

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

August 2015

University of Notre Dame Press

Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry. "In Martin Ott's new book of poems, Underdays, there's nature, children, desire, war, and Los Angeles, but everything is shrouded with the speaker's experiences as an interrogator in the military—an institution that leaves nothing untouched, even Ott's haunting and dark poetry. But more importantly, Ott's poetry is sonically beautiful and written with such a skilled hand—a hand that was meant to write the poetry of a gifted and haunted soul."—Victoria Chang, author of The Boss

LC 2015016346, ISBN 9780268037390 (p.), ISBN 9780268088699 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


811.6

Shoptaw, John

Times Beach

144 pp., 7" x 9", $24.00 paper, $23.00 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

University of Notre Dame Press

Winner of the Notre Dame Review Book Prize. "John Shoptaw, a poet and professor at Berkeley, has written a book of poems that is as intricate and profound as the Mississippi River with its history, tributaries and deltas. Times Beach is an extremely well-made work that hearkens to Hart Crane and Walt Whitman, rhythm and blues, and the American experience of individual voices."—St. Louis Magazine.com

LC 2014044966, ISBN 9780268017859 (p.), ISBN 9780268092870 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


812.030

Banks, Miranda J.

The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild

336 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 1 table, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

January 2015

Rutgers University Press

The Writers is the only comprehensive qualitative analysis of the history of writers and writing in the film, television, and streaming media industries in America. Featuring in-depth interviews with over fifty writers—including Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, and Frank Pierson—The Writers delivers a compelling, behind-the-scenes look at the role and rights of writers in Hollywood and New York over the past century.

LC 2014014280, ISBN 9780813571386 (c.), ISBN 9780813575469 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


812.6

Mac, Taylor

Hir: A Play

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

October 2015

Northwestern University Press

Discharged from the Marines under suspicious circumstances, Isaac comes home from the wars, only to find the life he remembers upended. Isaac's father, who once ruled the family with an iron fist, has had a debilitating stroke; his younger sister, Maxine, is now his brother, Max; and their mother, Paige, is committed to revolution at any cost. Determined to be free of any responsibility toward her formerly abusive husband—or the home he created—Paige fervently believes she can lead the way to a "new world order."

LC 2015034122, ISBN 9780810133587 (p.), ISBN 9780810133594 (e.)

AASL: S/P


813.4

Frederic, Harold

(Compiled and Edited by Jack Morgan)

The Martyrdom of Maev and Other Irish Stories

200 pp., 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 1 b&w illustration, $22.50 paper, $22.50 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

The Catholic University of America Press

The Martyrdom of Maev and Other Irish Stories gathers for the first time all of the Irish work Harold Frederic completed in his lifetime. The stories track the ramifications of the Elizabethan invasions as they extend to the famine, evictions, and humiliations still plaguing the country. This collection brings together the four sixteenth-century stories that Frederic finished and published in 1895-96, and two of his stories set in the west of Ireland in the second-half of the nineteenth century. For those who like Harold Frederic's fiction, or who love dramatic tales set in Ireland, this collection makes for compelling reading.

LC 2015016883, ISBN 9780813227818 (p.), ISBN 9780813227825 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Hood, Mary

A Clear View of the Southern Sky: Stories

256 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", $26.95 cloth, $18.99 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

The University of South Carolina Press

A Clear View of the Southern Sky reveals women in the twenty-first century doing what women have always done in pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. In each of the ten tales from Southern storyteller Mary Hood, women have come—by circumstances and choice—to the very edge of their known worlds. Some find courage to winnow and move on; others seek the patience to risk and to stay. Along the way hearts, bonds, speed limits, fingernails, and the Ten Commandments get broken. Dust settles, but these women do not.

LC 2015022466, ISBN 9781611175004 (c.), ISBN 9781611175011 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Mathews, John Joseph

(Edited and with an Afterword by Susan Kalter)

Old Three Toes and Other Tales of Survival and Extinction

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

January 2015

University of Oklahoma Press

Nine nature short stories by distinguished Osage author John Joseph Mathews transcend boundaries of age, gender, and geography. Susan Kalter's afterword provides a poignant portrait of Mathews and traces the inspirations for this collection.

LC 2014021368, ISBN 9780806151205 (p.), ISBN 9780806149820 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Merlis, Mark

JD: A Novel

272 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $26.95 cloth, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

Thirty years after Jonathan Ascher's death, Martha finally opens her husband's journals and discovers his secret affairs with men as well as his all-absorbing passion for their deceased son, Mickey. Mark Merlis shows readers a vivid picture of a family who cannot find a way to speak their love for one another.

LC 2014030801, ISBN 9780299303501 (c.), ISBN 9780299303532 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

DeVita, James

A Winsome Murder

196 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $26.95 cloth, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

A serial killer brings bloody murder to the pastoral Wisconsin town of Winsome Bay, requiring the expertise of detective James Mangan, a hard-bitten Chicago cop with an unexpected knowledge of Shakespeare.

LC 2014042916, ISBN 9780299304409 (c.), ISBN 9780299304430 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Lagasse, Mary Helen

Navel of the Moon

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

June 2015

Northwestern University Press/Curbstone

In Navel of the Moon, the follow-up to her acclaimed debut The Fifth Sun, Mary Helen Lagasse turns to the 1960s, where a young Vicky learns that the complicated people that we become as adults and the complicated world that adults create are shaped by events in childhood. The adults around her, beginning with her Mexican grandmother, Mimy, the family storyteller—who says she is from the "navel of the moon"—often confound and sometimes trouble Vicky. Yet Vicky's strength of character is profoundly affected by the complexity of life, and in particular that of her troubled childhood friend Lonnie.

LC 2014049542, ISBN 9780810131040 (p.), ISBN 9780810131057 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Morales, Jennifer

Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories

202 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $19.95 paper, $14.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

When an African American teen suffers a serious accident in the home of his white neighbor, his community must find ways to bridge divisions between black and white, gay and straight, old and young.

LC 2014030802, ISBN 9780299303648 (p.), ISBN 9780299303631 (e.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


813.6

Trujillo, Carla

Faith and Fat Chances: A Novel

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

September 2015

Northwestern University Press/Curbstone

Carla Trujillo brings to life another side of the fabled city of Santa Fe in this rollicking novel set in Dogtown....Home to a hardscrabble community of working people struggling to make a living on meager means, Dogtown is worlds apart from the tourists, artists, and upscale eateries just a stone's throw away. The close-knit neighborhood thrives in its own way, until an entrepreneur arrives with a plan to cast out its occupants and construct a winery in its place. With an unforgettable cast of characters, Faith and Fat Chances illuminates the ingenuity and resilience of people fighting to preserve their way of life. Finalist, 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.

LC 2015017331, ISBN 9780810131644 (p.), ISBN 9780810131651 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


818.309

Poe, Edgar Allen

(Edited by Kevin J. Hayes)

(Foreword by William Giraldi)

The Annotated Poe

440 pp., 8" x 9 1/2", 100 color illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2015

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps America's most famous writer. Yet he remains misunderstood, his works easily confused with the legend of a troubled genius. In this annotated edition of tales and poems, Kevin J. Hayes debunks the Poe myth, enables a larger appreciation of Poe's career and varied achievements, and investigates his weird afterlives.

LC 2015019303, ISBN 9780674055292 (c.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: O


818.409

Morris, Jr., Roy

American Vandal: Mark Twain Abroad

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $27.95 cloth, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

Unintimidated by Old World sophistication or travel to undeveloped parts of the globe, Mark Twain spent a surprising amount of time outside the continental United States. Roy Morris, Jr. focuses on the dozen years he lived overseas and the books he wrote encouraging middle-class Americans to follow him around the world, at the dawn of mass tourism.

LC 2014033055, ISBN 9780674416697 (c.), ISBN 9780674425347 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


818.520

Auden, W. H.

(Edited by Edward Mendelson)

The Complete Works of W. H. Auden: Prose: Volume V, 1963-1968

608 pp., 6" x 9", $65.00 cloth

May 2015

Princeton University Press

This fifth volume of W. H. Auden's prose displays a great writer's mind in its full maturity of wisdom, learning, and emotional and moral intelligence. It contains his most personally revealing essays, the ones in which he wrote for the first time about the full history of his family life, his sexuality, and the development of his moral and religious beliefs. "Mendelson's editions of Auden's works are among the great achievements of modern literary scholarship and his introduction here is a masterpiece of the editor's tactful art, guiding readers through the heaped documents to those where the poet writes most significantly...about himself and his work."—Literary Review

LC 2007920515, ISBN 9780691151717 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: S


818.520

Miller, W. Jason

Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

260 pp., 6" x 9", 3 b&w illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

University Press of Florida

Origins of the Dream reveals the connection between Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and Langston Hughes's poetry. Drawing on archival materials, including notes, correspondence, and marginalia, W. Jason Miller provides a completely original and compelling argument that Hughes's influence on King's rhetoric was, in fact, evident in more than just the one famous speech. During his research for this book, Miller discovered a long-forgotten reel-to-reel tape of King's first "I Have a Dream" speech, which was delivered in a high school gymnasium in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

LC 2014031882, ISBN 9780813060446 (c.), ISBN 9780813062006 (p.), ISBN 9780813055183 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G

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820-829 British Literature


820.935

Loftis, Sonya Freeman

Imagining Autism: Fiction and Stereotypes on the Spectrum

208 pp., 6" x 9", $28.00 cloth, $27.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

Indiana University Press

This groundbreaking book looks at fictional characters widely understood as autistic, including Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Harper Lee's Boo Radley to discover their impact on cultural stereotypes, autistic culture, and the identity politics of autism.

LC 2015011624, ISBN 9780253018007 (c.), ISBN 9780253018137 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


821.3

Kneidel, Gregory

John Donne & Early Modern Legal Culture: The End of Equity in the Satyres

252 pp., 6" x 9", $59.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2015

Duquesne University Press

Though law and satire share essential elements—both aim to correct individual vice, to promote justice, and to claim authority amid competing perspectives—their commonality has gone largely unexplored by both legal theorists and literary critics. Gregory Kneidel, taking John Donne's mid-1590s Satyres as his test case, finds that just such an exploration leads to fascinating new insights for both fields of study.

LC 2015022041, ISBN 9780820704814 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: S


821.4

Brown, Eric C.

Milton on Film

428 pp., 6" x 9", 35 illustrations, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2015

Duquesne University Press

While John Milton's major epic, Paradise Lost, has never yet made it to the big screen, Milton's place in the popular imagination—and his extensive influence upon the cinema, in particular—has been both pervasive and persistent. As Eric C. Brown demonstrates in this seminal and comprehensive work, the history of Milton on film has been full of both ambitious visions and dazzling failures, from the earliest proto-cinematic inventions to the contemporary age of sprawling digital cinematography and Hollywood blockbusters.

LC 2014034973, ISBN 9780820704760 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: S


821.8

Carroll, Lewis

(Illustrated by Salvador Dalí)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

150th Anniversary Edition

136 pp., 7" x 10", 19 color illustrations, 5 halftones, $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

Princeton University Press

This beautiful new edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland features rarely seen illustrations by Salvador Dalí that illuminate the surreal yet curiously logical and mathematical realm into which Alice famously falls. "[This] is the copy of Alice's Adventures you keep after having given all the other celebratory variants away...it comes with two very astute and well-illustrated introductions....It is, as the introductions state, as both creators would like to see it—two weird and/or wonderful minds with much in common, harmonizing across the centuries to result in this very handsome modern edition."—The Bookbag

LC 2015011702, ISBN 9780691170022 (c.), ISBN 9781400874262 (e.)

AASL: O/MS, HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


821.914

Hart, Kevin

Wild Track: New and Selected Poems

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

February 2015

University of Notre Dame Press

"The point of Hart's poetry, it seems, is to speak from the heart about the objects of his contemplation: poetic myth, philosophic ideas, loved ones both living and deceased and love of the Father....What is most striking about Hart's world is the chaos of angels, nature, people, ghosts and home-made rats all jostling for attention in Hart's gaze or heart which is otherwise turned to God."—The Lake

LC 2014044971, ISBN 9780268011215 (p.), ISBN 9780268081805 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


822.8

Wilde, Oscar

(Edited by Nicholas Frankel)

The Annotated Importance of Being Earnest

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 14 halftones, $18.95 paper, CIP included

February 2015

Harvard University Press

The Annotated Importance of Being Earnest provides facing-page commentary on Oscar Wilde's greatest play. Editor Nicholas Frankel highlights the play's relation to the author's homosexuality and to the climate of sexual repression that led to Wilde's imprisonment just months after the play's London opening in 1895. This newly edited text is accompanied by numerous illustrations.

LC 2014034673, ISBN 9780674048980 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G

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830-899 Literature of Other Languages


838.914

Kuczynski, Rita

(Translated by Anthony J. Steinhoff)

Wall Flower: A Life on the German Border

200 pp., 6" x 9", $60.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

University of Toronto Press

Caught in East Berlin by the rise of the Berlin Wall while on a summer visit, Rita Kuczynski found herself trapped behind the Iron Curtain for the next twenty-eight years. Wall Flower provides a rare and critical look at life among the East German elite. Told with wry wit and considerable candor, Kuczynski's story presents a fascinating perspective on the rise and fall of East Germany.

LC 2015373936, ISBN 9781442648180 (c.), ISBN 9781442616226 (p.), ISBN 9781442616363 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


843.8

Verne, Jules

(Edited by Arthur B. Evans)

(Translated with introduction and notes by Frederick Paul Walter)

Five Weeks in a Balloon: A Journey of Discovery by Three Englishmen in Africa

Critical Edition

396 pp., 6" x 9", 81 b&w illustrations, $35.00 cloth, $27.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

Wesleyan University Press

Initially published in 1863, Five Weeks in a Balloon tells the tale of a 4,000-mile balloon trip over the mysterious continent of Africa, a trip that wouldn't actually take place until well into the next century. Jules Verne (1828-1905) was the first author to popularize the literary genre that has become known as science fiction. This critical edition prepared by two of America's leading Verne scholars, Frederick Paul Walter and Arthur B. Evans, features extensive notes, all the illustrations from the original French edition, and a complete Verne biography and bibliography.

LC 2014045129, ISBN 9780819575470 (c.), ISBN 9780819575487 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


860.989

Branche, Jerome C. (Editor)

Black Writing, Culture, and the State in Latin America

288 pp., 7" x 10", $79.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Vanderbilt University Press

Imagine the tension that existed between the emerging nations and governments of Latin America and the cultural life of former enslaved Africans and their descendants. A world of cultural production, in the form of literature, poetry, art, music, and eventually film, would often simultaneously contravene and cooperate with the newly established order of Latin American nations negotiating independence. All too often, the disciplines of film studies, literary criticism, and art history ignore opportunities to collaborate—but editor Jerome C. Branche and his contributors present a unified approach, suggesting that cultural production should not be viewed narrowly, especially when studying the achievements of the Afro-Latin world.

LC 2014044808, ISBN 9780826520623 (c.), ISBN 9780826520630 (p.), ISBN 9780826520647 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P


860.992

Rodríguez, Ileana and Mónica Szurmuk (Editors)

The Cambridge History of Latin American Women's Literature

682 pp., 6" x 9", $170.00 cloth, $136.00 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge History of Latin American Women's Literature is an essential resource for anyone interested in the development of women's writing in Latin America....Covering subjects from cronistas in Colonial Latin America and nation-building to feminicide and literature of the indigenous elite, this History traces the development of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in contemporary scholarship. The Cambridge History of Latin American Women's Literature will not only engage readers in ongoing debates but also serve as a definitive reference for years to come.

LC 2015014250, ISBN 9781107085329 (c.), ISBN 9781316420027 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


882.01

Euripides

(Verse translations by Francis Blessington, with introductions and notes)

Trojan Women, Helen, Hecuba: Three Plays about Women and the Trojan War

274 pp., 5" x 8", $18.95 paper, $11.99 ebook, CIP included

December 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

"These lively, accurate translations will allow readers and theater audiences to appreciate the power of Euripidean tragedy. Blessington's language is spare and his translation fairly literal, allowing direct—sometimes punchy—delivery while retaining poetic expressions from the Greek."—Francis Dunn, author of Tragedy's End: Closure and Innovation in Euripidean Drama

LC 2015010084, ISBN 9780299305246 (p.), ISBN 9780299305239 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


891.723

Gregory, Serge

Antosha and Levitasha: The Shared Lives and Art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan

264 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illustrations, $39.00 paper, $39.00 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Northern Illinois University Press

Antosha and Levitasha is the first book in English devoted to the complex relationship between Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan, one of Russia's greatest landscape painters. Outside of Russia, a general lack of familiarity with Levitan's life and art has undermined an appreciation of the cultural significance of his friendship with Chekhov. Serge Gregory's highly readable study attempts to fill that gap for Western readers by examining a friendship that may have vacillated between periods of affection and animosity, but always reflected an unwavering shared aesthetic.

LC 2015035459, ISBN 9780875807317 (p.), ISBN 9781609091903 (e.)

AASL: S/P


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