2017 University Press Books

 

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800-899 Literature and Rhetoric


800-819 American Literature

820-829 British Literature

       

830-899 Literature of Other Languages

       
   

800-819 American Literature


808.027

Modern Language Association

MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition

146 pp., 6" x 9", $15.00 paper, $20.00 large print, $12.00 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Modern Language Association of America

"This is the most succinct and sensible revision to MLA documentation style in my long career."—Andrea A. Lunsford, Stanford University. The new MLA Handbook teaches students how to master MLA style. Shorter and redesigned for writers at all levels, this groundbreaking new edition of the MLA Handbook recommends one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source. The Handbook contains visual aids, lots of examples, expert writing tips, guidelines on formatting research papers, and classroom tools. Free teaching resources are available at its free companion site, style.mla.org. No registration or site license is required.

LC 2015040898, ISBN 9781603292627 (p.)Large Print ISBN 9781603292634 (p.), ISBN 9781603292634 (e.)

AASL: G/MS, HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


808.31

Galef, David

Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $75.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

Columbia University Press

In Brevity, David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space. Galef traces the genre back to its varied origins, from the short-short to nanofiction, with examples that include vignettes, prose poems, character sketches, fables, lists, twist stories, surrealism, and metafiction. Galef also shows how flash fiction skills translate to other types of writing.

LC 2016019207, ISBN 9780231179683 (c.), ISBN 9780231179690 (p.), ISBN 9780231543132 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P


809.3

Orthofer, M. A.

The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction

496 pp., 6" x 9", $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $26.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Columbia University Press

Profiling hundreds of titles and authors from 1945 to today, with an emphasis on fiction published in the past two decades, this guide introduces the styles, trends, and genres of the world's literatures, from Scandinavian crime thrillers and cutting-edge Chinese works to Latin American narco-fiction and award-winning French novels. Entries illuminate the fiction of individual nations, cultures, and peoples, while concise biographies sketch the careers of noteworthy authors.

LC 2015034501, ISBN 9780231146746 (c.), ISBN 9780231146753 (p.), ISBN 9780231518505 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


809.911

McHale, Brian and Len Platt (Editors)

The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature

552 pp., 9 1/4" x 6", $185.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2016

Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature offers a comprehensive survey of the field, from its emergence in the mid-twentieth century to the present day. It offers an unparalleled examination of all facets of postmodern writing that helps readers to understand how fiction and poetry, literary criticism, feminist theory, mass media, and the visual and fine arts have characterized the historical development of postmodernism. Covering subjects from the Cold War and countercultures to the Latin American Boom and magic realism, this History traces the genealogy of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in current scholarship. It also presents new critical approaches to postmodern literature that will serve the needs of students and specialists alike.

LC 2015032526, ISBN 9781107140271 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: S


810.935

Rogers, James Silas

Irish-American Autobiography: The Divided Hearts of Athletes, Priests, Pilgrims and More

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

December 2016

The Catholic University of America Press

Irish-American Autobiography opens a new window on the shifting meanings of Irishness over the twentieth century, by looking at a range of works that have never before been considered as a distinct body of literature. Opening with celebrity memoirs from athletes like boxer John L. Sullivan and ballplayer Connie Mack—later chapters trace the many tensions, often unspoken, registered by Irish Americans who've told their life stories. Catholicism, so key to the identity of earlier generations of Irish Americans, has also evolved. Irish-American Autobiography becomes, in the end, a story of a continued search for connection—documenting an "ethnic fade" that never quite happened.

LC 2016036445, ISBN 9780813229188 (p.), ISBN 9780813229195 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


811.4

Pollak, Vivian R.

Our Emily Dickinsons: American Women Poets and the Intimacies of Difference

368 pp., 6" x 9", 31 illustrations, $55.00 cloth, $55.00 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

Our Emily Dickinsons situates Dickinson's life and work within larger debates about gender, sexuality, and literary authority in America. Examining Dickinson's influence on Marianne Moore, Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop and others, Vivian R. Pollak complicates the connection between authorial biography and poetry that endures.

LC 2016026836, ISBN 9780812248449 (c.), ISBN 9780812293227 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


811.5

Barron, Jonathan N.

How Robert Frost Made Realism Matter

281 pp., 6" x 9", 5 illustrations, notes, $60.00 cloth, $60.00 ebook

December 2015

University of Missouri Press

Robert Frost stood at the intersection of nineteenth-century romanticism and twentieth-century modernism and made both his own. Frost adapted the genteel values and techniques of nineteenth-century poetry, but Barron argues that it was his commitment to realism that gave him popular as well as scholarly appeal and created his enduring legacy. This highly researched consideration of Frost investigates early innovative poetry that was published in popular magazines from 1894 to 1915 and reveals a voice of dissent that anticipated "The New Poetry"—a voice that would come to dominate American poetry as few others have.

ISBN 9780826220578 (c.), ISBN 9780826273512 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


811.54

Rodríguez, Luis J.

(Foreword by Martín Espada

Borrowed Bones: New Poems from the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

48 pp., 5" x 7", $12.95 paper, CIP included

April 2016

Northwestern University Press

This chapbook collection offers new poems from the prolific career of a community leader, activist, and healer. Luis J. Rodríguez's work asks profound questions of us as readers and fellow humans, such as, "If society cooperates, can we nurture the full / and healthy development of everyone?" With a foreword by Martín Espada, this collection "speaks in the language of protest."

LC 2015045363, ISBN 9780810133648 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P


811.540

Burt, Stephen

The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them

432 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $27.95 cloth, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Harvard University Press

The variety of contemporary American poetry leaves many readers overwhelmed. The critic, scholar, and poet Stephen Burt sets out to help. Beginning in the early 1980s, where critical consensus ends, he presents 60 poems, each with an original essay explaining how the poem works, why it matters, and how it speaks to other parts of art and culture.

LC 2016012435, ISBN 9780674737877 (c.), ISBN 9780674972872 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


811.6

Schieber, Ava Kadishson

Present Past

216 pp., 6" x 9", $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Northwestern University Press

Present Past is a collection of stories, artwork, and poetry by Ava Kadishson Schieber. Like her debut work, Soundless Roar, this multi-genre collection creates rich and varied pathways for readers to approach Schieber as well as the absorbing events and transformations in her life as a Holocaust survivor. The focus of Present Past is her life after the Shoah. Rejecting stereotypes of survivors as traumatized or broken, Schieber is stark yet exuberant, formidable yet nuanced. The woman who emerges in Schieber's Present Past is a multifaceted, heterogeneous figure—poet, artist, and survivor.

LC 2016007595, ISBN 9780810134669 (c.), ISBN 9780810133792 (p.), ISBN 9780810133808 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RS


811.608

Alarcón, Francisco X. and Odilia Galván Rodríguez (Editors)

(Foreword by Juan Felipe Herrera)

Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice

216 pp., 6" x 9", $21.95 paper, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2016

The University of Arizona Press

Poetry of Resistance offers a poetic call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing. Bringing together more than eighty writers, the anthology powerfully articulates the need for change and the primacy of basic human rights.

LC 2015023995, ISBN 9780816502790 (p.), ISBN 9780816533879 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


812

Hinrichs, Alexandra S.D.

(Illustrated by Renée Graef)

Thérèse Makes a Tapestry

40 pp., 9" x 11", 41 color illustrations, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2016

Getty Publications

Step back in time to seventeenth-century Paris with Thérèse, a talented young girl who lives and works at the Gobelins Manufactory, where Europe's greatest artisans make tapestries and luxury objects for King Louis XIV. With gorgeous illustrations and rich historical detail, Thérèse's story reveals the intricate craft of tapestry weaving and surprises await her friends, family, and even the king himself. Ages six and up.

LC 2015024052, ISBN 9781606064733 (c.)

AASL: G/EM

RUSA/CODES: G


813.3

Winthrop, Theodore

(Edited and with an introduction by Christopher Looby)

Cecil Dreeme: A Novel

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

September 2016

University of Pennsylvania Press

In brilliant artist Cecil Dreeme, narrator Robert Byng finds a friend unlike any he has known before. But is Cecil the man he claims to be, and can their friendship survive the dangers they will soon face together? Issued posthumously in 1861, Cecil Dreeme was the first published novel of Theodore Winthrop, who has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the first Union officers killed in the line of duty during the Civil War. Newly edited by Christopher Looby, it is a very queer book indeed.

LC 2016026512, ISBN 9780812223651 (p.), ISBN 9780812293142 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


813.52

Bryant, Earle V. (Editor)

Byline, Richard Wright: Articles from the DAILY WORKER and NEW MASSES

304 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $60.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, $60.00 ebook

March 2015

University of Missouri Press

A writer perhaps best known for the revolutionary works Black Boy and Native Son, Richard Wright also worked as a journalist during one of the most explosive periods of the 20th century. From 1937 to 1938, Wright turned out more than two hundred articles for the Daily Worker, the newspaper that served as the voice of the American Communist Party. Byline, Richard Wright assembles more than one hundred of those articles plus two of Wright's essays from New Masses, revealing to readers the early work of an American icon.

ISBN 9780826220202 (c.), ISBN 9780826220929 (p.), ISBN 9780826273178 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.52

Leader, Pauline

(Edited by Mara Mills and Rebecca Sanchez)

And No Birds Sing

280 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 8 photographs, $34.95 paper, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Gallaudet University Press

Originally published in 1931, this memoir offers an unflinching look at the life of a deaf woman struggling with poverty and isolation. In harrowing yet lyrical prose, the author recounts her childhood as the daughter of Jewish immigrants in a small New England mill town. She later ran away to New York City, where she worked in sweatshops, sought community among the bohemians of Greenwich Village, and spent time in a home for "wayward girls." This edition is accompanied by a new introduction and afterword that provide a scholarly framework for understanding Leader and her times.

LC 2016023954, ISBN 9781563686689 (p.), ISBN 9781563686696 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Becker, Paula

Looking for Betty MacDonald: The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I

304 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 40 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

University of Washington Press

Betty MacDonald, the best-selling author of The Egg and I and the classic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children's books, burst onto the literary scene shortly after the end of World War II. Readers embraced her memoir of her years as a young bride operating a chicken ranch on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and The Egg and I sold its first million copies in less than a year. Author Paula Becker was granted full access to MacDonald's archives, including materials never before seen by any researcher. Looking for Betty MacDonald, the first biography of this endearing Northwest storyteller, reveals the story behind the memoirs and the difference between the real Betty MacDonald and her literary persona.

LC 2016007016, ISBN 9780295999364 (c.), ISBN 9780295999371 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Bledsoe, Lucy Jane

A Thin Bright Line: A Novel

336 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

The University of Wisconsin Press

Based on a true story, this is a novel of Cold War intrigue, the origins of climate science, the joyful pangs of love, and the impossible compromises of queer life in the 1950s. Above all, it is the story of an extraordinary woman determined to rise above the restraints of her time.

LC 2016013572, ISBN 9780299309305 (c.), ISBN 9780299309381 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

Dykeman, Wilma

(Foreword by Robert Morgan)

Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 6 halftones, $75.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, $17.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

The University of North Carolina Press

Discovered as a typewritten manuscript only after her death in 2006, Family of Earth allows us to see into the young mind of author and Appalachian native Wilma Dykeman (1920-2006), who would become one of the American South's most prolific and storied writers. Featuring a new foreword by fellow North Carolinian Robert Morgan, Family of Earth stands as the first major literary work by a groundbreaking author.

LC 2015049261, ISBN 9781469630540 (c.), ISBN 9781469629148 (p.), ISBN 9781469629155 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

McGonigle, Thomas

St. Patrick's Day: another day in Dublin, A Novel

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

August 2016

University of Notre Dame Press

On Saint Patrick's Day, an Irish American writer visiting Dublin takes a day trip around the city and muses on death, sex, lost love, Irish immigrant history, and his younger days as a student in Europe. Like James Joyce's Ulysses, Thomas McGonigle's award-winning novel St. Patrick's Day takes place on a single day, combining a stream-of-consciousness narrative with masterful old-fashioned storytelling....St. Patrick's Day relies on an interior monologue to portray the narrator's often dark perceptions and fantasies; his memories of his family in Patchogue, New York, and of the women in his life; and his encounters throughout the day, as well as many years ago, with revelers, poets, African students, and working-class Dubliners.

LC 2016025045, ISBN 9780268035389 (p.), ISBN 9780268087036 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


813.54

O'Dell, Scott

(Edited by Sara L. Schwebel)

Island of the Blue Dolphins: The Complete Reader's Edition

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

October 2016

University of California Press

Winner of the 1961 Newbery Medal, Island of the Blue Dolphins tells the story of a girl left alone for eighteen years in the aftermath of violent encounters with Europeans on her home island off the coast of Southern California. Sara L. Schwebel explores what ensured the success of Scott O'Dell's book during a time when second-wave feminism, the civil rights movement, and multicultural education increasingly influenced which books were taught. Featuring two excised chapters and a critical introduction and essays, this edition also considers modern approaches in light of new archaeological evidence on the "Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island," and Native people's ongoing struggles.

LC 2016022328, ISBN 9780520289376 (c.), ISBN 9780520964068 (e.)

AASL: G/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: O


813.54

Skloot, Floyd

The Phantom of Thomas Hardy

184 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $24.95 cloth, $11.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

The University of Wisconsin Press

This witty novel is a literary romp through Dorsetshire and Thomas Hardy's tangled love life.

LC 2016013570, ISBN 9780299310400 (c.), ISBN 9780299310486 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


813.6

Roley, Brian Ascalon

The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal: Stories

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

April 2016

Northwestern University Press

The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal is a collection of stories that focuses on multigenerational tales of intertwined Filipino families. Set in the huge yet relatively overlooked and misunderstood Filipino diaspora in the United States, this book follows characters who live in the shadow of the histories of the United States and its former colony in Asia, the Philippines.

LC 2015044031, ISBN 9780810133228 (p.), ISBN 9780810133235 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


814.54

Espada, Martín

Zapata's Disciple: Essays

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $17.95 paper, $17.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Northwestern University Press

The ferocious acumen with which the award-winning author Martín Espada attacks issues of social injustice in Zapata's Disciple makes it no surprise that the book has been the subject of bans in both Arizona and Texas, targeted for its presence in the Mexican American Studies curriculum of Tucson's schools and for its potential to incite a riot among Texas prison populations. Essays, poems, and creative nonfiction come together with a new introduction to this updated edition to rise up with revolutionary zeal.

LC 2016018536, ISBN 9780810133853 (p.), ISBN 9780810133860 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G

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820-829 British Literature


822.33

Goldstein, David B. and Amy Tigner (Editors)

Culinary Shakespeare: Staging Food and Drink in Early Modern England

350 pp., 6" x 9", $70.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2016

Duquesne University Press

The first collection devoted solely to the study of food and drink in Shakespeare's plays, Culinary Shakespeare reframes questions about cuisine, eating, and meals in early modern drama. As a result, Shakespearean scenes that have long been identified as important and influential by scholars can now be considered in terms of another revealing cultural marker—that of culinary dynamics.

LC 2016005243, ISBN 9780820704951 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: S


822.33

Smith, Bruce R. (Editor)

The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare

2 Volume Hardback Set

2248 pp., 11 1/2" x 9, 332 b&w illustrations, $650 cloth, CIP included

January 2016

Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare aims to replicate the expansive reach of Shakespeare's global reputation. In pursuit of that vision, this work is transhistorical, international, and interdisciplinary. "Shakespeare's World," volume one of the two volume set, maps out the physical, social, and imaginative world that Shakespeare and his contemporaries inhabited. Fourteen sections cover such fields as varied as the theatre business, science and technology, popular culture, and medicine. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred images, this book brings the world, life, and afterlife of Shakespeare to readers, from nonacademic Shakespeare fans and students to theater professionals and Shakespeare scholars.

LC 2014028559, ISBN 9781107057258 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: O


823.7

Austen, Jane

(Edited by Deidre Shauna Lynch)

Mansfield Park: An Annotated Edition

544 pp., 9" x 9 1/2", 120 color illustrations, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2016

Harvard University Press

In her notes and introduction to this final volume in Harvard's annotated Austen series, Deidre Shauna Lynch outlines the critical disagreements Mansfield Park has sparked and suggests that Austen's design in writing the novel was to highlight, not downplay, the conflicted feelings its plot and heroine can inspire.

LC 2016018027, ISBN 9780674058101 (c.)

AASL: S/P


823.7

Friedman, Lester D. and Allison B. Kavey

Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives

256 pp., 6" x 9", 37 photographs, $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

Rutgers University Press

Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein is itself a monster, a mythos that will not die, a corpus that keeps getting harvested for parts to animate new artistic creations. Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the novel's literary and intellectual roots, analyzing the evolution of the Frankenstein figures and themes, and examining the tale's continued relevance to modern debates about bioethics, artificial intelligence, and the limits of scientific progress.

LC 2015047575, ISBN 9780813564241 (c.), ISBN 9780813564234 (p.), ISBN 9780813573700 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


823.914

Richardson, Scott

Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles: The Enigma of Francis Crawford

268 pp., 6" x 9", $50.00 cloth, $50.00 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

University of Missouri Press

Since the first installment of Dunnett's series was published in 1961, Francis Crawford of Lymond, the swashbuckling protagonist of the stories, has been captivating his fellow characters and readers alike. Instead of approaching the books primarily as historical fiction, Richardson, an enthusiastic admirer of the series, unravels the complexities of the main character by exploring his psychology, positioning the books within the genre of espionage, and examining Dunnett's strategy of using games in her writing. Richardson's insight and passion for his subject will inspire fans to revisit Dunnett's series.

LC 2016937225, ISBN 9780826220813 (c.), ISBN 9780826273581 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S

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830-899 Literature of Other Languages


833.912

Stach, Reiner

(Translated by Shelley Frisch)

Kafka: The Early Years

584 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 64 halftones, $35.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Princeton University Press

"Stach's book crowns a definitive biographical trilogy 18 years in the making....[I]mpeccably translated from the German by Shelley Frisch."—Wall Street Journal. How did Kafka become Kafka? This eagerly anticipated third and final volume of Reiner Stach's definitive biography of the writer answers that question with more facts and insight than ever before.....The book....draws on numerous sources, some still unpublished, including family letters, schoolmates' memoirs, and early diaries of his close friend Max Brod.

LC 2016021490, ISBN 9780691151984 (c.), ISBN 9780691178189 (p.), ISBN 9781400884476 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


843.91

Van der Meersch, Maxence

(Edited and Translated by W. Brian Newsome)

Invasion 14: A Novel

504 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper (CAD), $24.95 ebook (CAD)

June 2016

McGill-Queen's University Press

Based on personal experience, survivor testimony, and documentary research, Invasion 14 portrays the German occupation of northern France during World War I. Regarded by critics as Maxence Van der Meersch's finest work, the novel is set in Lille, Roubaix, and nearby villages along the Belgian border, with the front lines just miles away and the shelling routinely audible. An antiwar novel that goes beyond the trenches, this book is not about combat but its consequences, providing remarkable insights on the plight of French civilians and German soldiers as each group struggles to survive.

ISBN 9780773547544 (p.), ISBN 9780773599345 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


843.914

Jelloun, Tahar Ben

(Translated from the French and with an introduction by Rita S. Nezami)

By Fire: Writings on the Arab Spring

120 pp., 5" x 8", $16.95 paper, $16.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

Northwestern University Press

Tahar Ben Jelloun's By Fire, the first fictional account published on the Arab Spring, reimagines the true-life self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, an event that has been credited with setting off the Tunisian revolt. The novella depicts the days leading up to Bouazizi's self-immolation. Ben Jelloun's deliberate ambiguity about the location of the story, set in an unnamed Islamic country, allows the reader to imagine the experiences and frustrations of other young men who have endured physical violence and persecution in places beyond Tunisia. Also included is The Spark, Ben Jelloun's nonfiction writings on the Tunisian events that provide insight into the despotic regimes that drove Bouazizi to such despair.

LC 2016001924, ISBN 9780810133396 (p.), ISBN 9780810133402 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


843.92

N'Sondé, Wilfried

(Translated by Karen Lindo)

(Foreword by Dominic Thomas)

The Heart of the Leopard Children

100 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $20.00 paper, $19.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2016

Indiana University Press

A nameless young man in Paris finds himself being interrogated and beaten in jail after a drunken night out. N'Sondé's first novel captures the sounds, rhythms and pleas of a young man who pulls on the alarm from his prison cell to warn against the multiple barriers of confinement that risk the future of certain sectors of French youth today.

LC 2015047348, ISBN 9780253021908 (p.), ISBN 9780253021922 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


861

Randall, Margaret (Editor and Translator)

Only the Road/Solo el Camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry

528 pp., 6" x 9", $109.95 cloth, $28.95 paper, $28.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Duke University Press

Featuring the work of more than fifty poets writing across the last eight decades, Only the Road/Solo el Camino is the most complete bilingual anthology of Cuban poetry available to an English readership. It is distinguished by its stylistic breadth and the diversity of its contributors, who come from throughout Cuba and its diaspora and include luminaries, lesser-known voices, and several Afro-Cuban and LGBTQ poets. Nearly half of the poets in the collection are women. Poet Margaret Randall, who translated each poem, contributes extensive biographical notes for each poet and a historical introduction to twentieth-century Cuban poetry.

LC 2016004518, ISBN 9780822362081 (c.), ISBN 9780822362296 (p.), ISBN 9780822373858 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


863.64

Feinmann, José Pablo

(Translated by Joshua Price and María Constanza Guzmán)

Heidegger's Shadow

208 pp., 6" x 9", $21.95 paper, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

Texas Tech University Press

Could one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century have provided the theoretical reasoning to justify mass murder? A timid former disciple of Martin Heidegger, Dieter Muller writes a long confessional letter to his son before committing suicide. Muller tells of his early years as a student of Heidegger and of the intellectual transformations and political conflict during the ascent of the Nazis. He muses upon Heidegger's ethically questionable stance as an academic during the war as well as upon Heidegger's love affair with Hannah Arendt. Years later, Muller's son decides to look for Heidegger in order to confront him over his relationship with the Nazis.

LC 2016014305, ISBN 9780896729704 (p.), ISBN 9780896729711 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


883.01

Homer

The Iliad

A New Translation by Peter Green

544 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, $16.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

University of California Press

One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers. Featuring an enticingly personal introduction, a detailed synopsis of each book, a wide-ranging glossary, and explanatory notes for the few puzzling in-text items, the book also includes a select bibliography for those who want to learn more about Homer and the Greek epic.

LC 2014038401, ISBN 9780520281417 (c.), ISBN 9780520281431 (p.), ISBN 9780520961326 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


891.551

Delhi, Hasan Sijzi of

(Translated from the Persian by Rebecca Gould)

After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems

144 pp., 5 1/8" x 7 3/4", $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2016

Northwestern University Press

Hasan Sijzi, also known as Amir Hasan Sijzi Dehlavi, is considered the originator of the Indo-Persian ghazal, a poetic form that endures to this day—from the legacy of Hasan's poetic descendent, Hafez, to contemporary Anglophone poets such as John Hollander, Maxine Kumin, Agha Shahid Ali, and W. S. Merwin. As with other Persian poets, Hasan worked within a highly regulated set of poetic conventions that brought into relief the interpenetration of apparent opposites—metaphysical and material, mysterious and quotidian, death and desire, sacred and profane, fleeting time and eternity.

LC 2015034910, ISBN 9780810132306 (p.), ISBN 9780810132313 (e.)

AASL: G/HS


892.716

Nasser, Amjad

(Translated from the Arabic by Fady Joudah and Khaled Mattawa)

A Map of Signs and Scents: New and Selected Poems, 1979-2014

184 pp., 6 1/8" x 8 1/2", $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

Northwestern University Press/Curbstone

A Map of Signs and Scents is a collection of sixty poems by an acclaimed poet whose life and work span geography, the sweep of history, and the intimacy of love. Born in Jordan in 1955, Amjad Nasser has lived and worked in Beirut, Cyprus, and London. His work reflects a nuanced view of the currents of history along which individual lives play out, putting him in conversation with such poets as C. P. Cavafy, Octavio Paz, and Derek Walcott. Through fresh translations by the award-winning poets Fady Joudah and Khaled Mattawa, readers will experience the fascinating evolution of Nasser's style through his prolific, highly praised career.

LC 2016017484, ISBN 9780810133655 (p.), ISBN 9780810133662 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: RS


895.005

Batt, Herbert J. and Sheldon Zitner (Translators)

The Flowering of Modern Chinese Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from the Republican Period

448 pp., 6" x 9", $110.00 cloth (CAD), $32.95 paper (CAD), $32.95 ebook (CAD)

August 2016

McGill-Queen's University Press

The Flowering of Modern Chinese Poetry presents English translations of over 250 poems by fifty poets, including a rich selection of poetry by women writers, to provide a nuanced picture of the rapid development of vernacular verse in China from its emergence during the May Fourth Movement, through the years of the Japanese invasion, to the Communist victory in the Civil War in 1949.

ISBN 9780773547650 (c.), ISBN 9780773547667 (p.), ISBN 9780773599444 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


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