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University of Minnesota Press

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  • Space and Placeby Yi-Fu Tuan

    University of Minnesota Press 1979; US$ 55.50

    Yi-Fu Tuan considers the ways in which people feel and think about space, how they form attachments to home, neighborhood, and nation, and how feelings about space and place are affected by the sense of time. He suggests that place is security and space is freedom: we are attached to the one and long for the other. Whether he is considering sacred... more...

  • Cafe Brenda Cookbookby Brenda Langton; Margaret Stuart

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    This book contains Brenda Langton?s most requested recipes, including Miso and Herb Pâté, Poached Rainbow Trout, and Burgundy Mushroom Stew. Desserts, like Almond-Hazelnut Tart and Chocolate Carrot Cake, feature reduced amounts of dairy products and natural sweeteners. The Cafe Brenda Cookbook brings the tastiest secrets of one of Minneapolis?s best-loved... more...

  • Black Hungerby Doris Witt

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    Black Hunger focuses on debates over soul food since the 1960s to illuminate a complex web of political, economic, religious, sexual, and racial tensions between whites and blacks and within the black community itself. Doris Witt draws on vaudeville, literature, film, visual art, and cookbooks to explore how food has been used both to perpetuate and... more...

  • The Spoonriver Cookbookby Brenda Langton

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    For nearly forty years, Brenda Langton has been one of the most recognizable guiding lights of Twin Cities organic dining, from the earliest days at the Commonplace Cooperative Restaurant to her award-winning establishments Cafe Kardamena and the beloved Cafe Brenda. Always ahead of the curve when it comes to serving local, organic, and vegetarian... more...

  • Proust And Signsby Gilles Deleuze

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 58.50

    In a remarkable instance of literary and philosophical interpretation, the incomparable Gilles Deleuze reads Marcel Proust?s work as a narrative of an apprenticeship?more precisely, the apprenticeship of a man of letters. Considering the search to be one directed by an experience of signs, in which the protagonist learns to interpret and decode the... more...

  • Backwater Bluesby Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    The Mississippi River flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, reshaping the social and cultural landscape as well as the physical environment. Often remembered as an event that altered flood control policy and elevated the stature of powerful politicians, Richard M. Mizelle Jr. examines the place of the flood within African... more...

  • The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakamiby Matthew Carl Strecher

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    In an ?other world? composed of language?it could be a fathomless Martian well, a labyrinthine hotel or forest?a narrative unfolds, and with it the experiences, memories, and dreams that constitute reality for Haruki Murakami?s characters and readers alike. Memories and dreams in turn conjure their magical counterparts?people without names or pasts,... more...

  • At the End of the Roadby Jorge García-Robles; Daniel C. Schechter

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    ?We had finally found the magic land at the end of the road and we never dreamed the extent of the magic.? Mexico, an escape route, inspiration, and ecstatic terminus of the celebrated novel On the Road , was crucial to Jack Kerouac?s creative development. In this dramatic and highly compelling account, Jorge García-Robles, leading authority on... more...

  • Cairo Popby Daniel J. Gilman

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Cairo Pop is the first book to examine the dominant popular music of Egypt, shababiyya . Scorned or ignored by scholars and older Egyptians alike, shababiyya plays incessantly in Cairo, even while Egyptian youth joined in mass protests against their government, which eventually helped oust longtime Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.... more...

  • Civil Rights Childhoodby Katharine Capshaw

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Childhood joy, pleasure, and creativity are not often associated with the civil rights movement. Their ties to the movement may have faded from historical memory, but these qualities received considerable photographic attention in that tumultuous era. Katharine Capshaw?s Civil Rights Childhood reveals how the black child has been?and continues... more...