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University Press of Mississippi

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  • Fish and Wildlife Managementby Adam T. Rohnke; James L. Cummins

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 50.00

    Featuring over five hundred illustrations and forty tables, this book is a collection of in-depth discussions by a tremendous range of experts on topics related to wildlife and fisheries management in Mississippi. Beginning with foundational chapters on natural resource history and conservation planning, the authors discuss the delicate balance between... more...

  • Toni Morrisonby Adrienne Lanier Seward; Justine Tally

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning boasts essays by well-known international scholars focusing on the author's literary production and including her very latest works--the theatrical production Desdemona and her tenth and latest novel, Home . These original contributions are among the first scholarly analyses of these latest additions to her oeuvre... more...

  • Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissanceby Amy Helene Kirschke

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken seriously as working artists. They also encountered prevailing sexism, often an even more serious barrier. Including seventy-two black and... more...

  • Global Faulknerby Melanie R Benson; Manuel Broncano; Keith Cartwright; Leigh Anne Duck; Annette Trefzer; Ann J Abadie

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 55.00

    Today, debates about globalization raise both hopes and fears. But what about during William Faulkner?s time? Was he aware of worldwide cultural, historical, and economic developments? Just how interested was Faulkner in the global scheme of things?. The contributors to Global Faulkner suggest that a global context is helpful for recognizing the broader... more...

  • Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnuttby Susan Prothro Wright; Ernestine Pickens Glass

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt is a collection that reevaluates Chesnutt's deft manipulation of the "passing" theme to expand understanding of the author's fiction and nonfiction. Nine contributors apply a variety of theories---including intertextual, signifying/discourse analysis, narratological, formal, psychoanalytical,... more...

  • Iwao Takamotoby Iwao Takamoto; Michael Mallory

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 22.00

    Iwao Takamoto (1925?2007) spent a lifetime in the animation industry and was influential in the creation of some of the most beloved characters in the medium?s history, including Scooby-Doo, Atom Ant, The Jetsons? Astro, The Flintstones? Great Gazoo, and The Wacky Races? Penelope Pittstop and Muttley, all of whom he designed. Iwao Takamoto: My Life... more...

  • Reading Faulknerby Joseph R. Urgo; Noel Polk

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00

    Absalom, Absalom! has long been regarded as one of William Faulkner's most difficult, dense, and multilayered novels. It is, on one level, the story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who... more...

  • Stories of Oprahby Trystan Cotten; Kimberly Springer

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 50.00

    Stories of Oprah is a collection of essays that explores Oprah Winfrey's broad reach as an industry and media brand. Contributors analyze a number of topics touching on the ways in which her cultural output shapes contemporary America. The volume examines how Oprah has fashioned a persona?which emphasizes her rural, poverty-stricken roots over... more...

  • Writings of Frank Marshall Davisby Frank Marshall Davis; John Edgar Tidwell

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 45.00

    Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987) was a central figure in the black press, working as reporter and editor for the Atlanta World , the Associated Negro Press , the Chicago Star , and the Honolulu Record . Writings of Frank Marshall Davis presents a selection of Davis's nonfiction, providing an unprecedented insight into one journalist's ability... more...

  • Understanding Depressionby Patricia Ainsworth

    University Press of Mississippi 2000; US$ 14.00

    Depression has been a scourge of mankind since the dawn of ages. Vivid images from historical and religious texts describe sufferers of the illness we now know as depression. An "equal opportunity" illness, it exempts no one based on race, sex, creed, religion, social status, or nation of origin. It affects one in five of us and its potentially... more...