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University Press of Mississippi

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  • The Search for Good Wineby John Hailman

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 29.95

    One hundred amusing, practical essays on how to enjoy and afford good wines by the author of Thomas Jefferson on Wine more...

  • The Glenbuchat Balladsby David Buchan; James Moreira; Robert Scott

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 60.00

    Sometime in the early nineteenth century, most likely in the year 1818, the Reverend Robert Scott, minister of the parish of Glenbuchat in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, compiled a collection of traditional ballads that until now has not been published. Most of the ballad collections produced during the Scottish Romantic Revival were eventually anthologized... more...

  • Faulkners Inheritanceby Joseph R Urgo; Ann J Abadie

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 50.00

    Essays by Susan V. Donaldson, Lael Gold, Adam Gussow, Martin Kreiswirth, Jay Parini, Noel Polk, Judith L. Sensibar, Jon Smith, and Priscilla Wald. William Faulkner once said that the writer "collects his material all his life from everything he reads, from everything he listens to, everything he sees, and he stores that away in sort of a filing... more...

  • Emmett Till and the Mississippi Pressby Davis W Houck; Matthew A Grindy

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 40.00

    Employing never-before-used historical materials, the au-thors of Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press reveal how Mississippi journalists both expressed and shaped public opinion in the aftermath of the 1955 Emmett Till murder. Combing small-circulation weeklies as well as large-circulation dailies, Davis W. Houck and Matthew A. Grindy analyze the... more...

  • Understanding Dental Healthby Francis G. Serio; Charles E. Hawley

    University Press of Mississippi 1998; US$ 14.00

    Looking into your mouth is like looking under the hood of your car. Both are dark and mysterious places. Unfortunately, unlike your car, your mouth did not come with a guide to operation and repair. This book can serve as an "owner's manual," for it was written for those who hope to understand the mouth and how to keep it healthy. It... 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...

  • Finding a Way Homeby Owen E Brady; Derek C Maus

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 50.00

    Essays by Owen E. Brady, Kelly C. Connelly, Juan F. Elices, Keith Hughes, Derek C. Maus, Jerrilyn McGregory, Laura Quinn, Francesca Canadé Sautman, Daniel Stein, Lisa B. Thompson, Terrence Tucker, and Albert U. Turner, Jr. In Finding a Way Home , thirteen essays by scholars from four countries trace Walter Mosley's distinctive approach to... 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...

  • Dictionary of Louisiana Frenchby Albert Valdman; Kevin J Rottet

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 38.00

    The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes the current usage of French-speaking peoples in the five broad regions of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River,... 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...