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University Press of Mississippi

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  • 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...

  • New Orleans Sketchesby William Faulkner; Carvel Collins

    University Press of Mississippi 2002; US$ 18.00

    In 1925 William Faulkner began his professional writing career in earnest while living in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He had published a volume of poetry ( The Marble Faun ), had written a few book reviews, and had contributed sketches to the University of Mississippi student newspaper. He had served a stint in the Royal Canadian Air Corps and... 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...

  • Shreveport Sounds in Black and Whiteby Kip Lornell; Tracey E W Laird

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 50.00

    To borrow words from Stan \"The Record Man\" Lewis, Shreveport, Louisiana, is one of this nation\'s most important \"regional-sound cities.\" Its musical distinctiveness has been shaped by individuals and ensembles, record label and radio station owners, announcers and disc jockeys, club owners and sound engineers, music journalists... 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...

  • Louisiana Governorsby Walter Greaves Cowan; Jack B McGuire

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 45.00

    Walter Greaves Cowan and Jack B. McGuire, veteran authorities on the Louisiana political scene, trace the history of the state's leaders from the French and Spanish colonial eras to the present day. Using a variety of sources, including personal interviews with the recent governors, they describe unforgettable personalities. Such early figures... 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...