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  • Screenwriting for Neuroticsby Scott Winfield Sublett

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Screenwriting for Neurotics is a quirky and accessible handbook for beginning screenwriters. Whether you are a student in a screenwriting class or just someone who wants to try their hand at writing for film or television, this handy guidebook makes the entire process simple and unintimidating. Scott Winfield Sublett, a veteran screenwriter and... more...

  • When Mystical Creatures Attack!by Kathleen Founds

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    In When Mystical Creatures Attack! , Ms. Freedman?s high school English class writes essays in which mystical creatures resolve the greatest sociopolitical problems of our time. Students include Janice Gibbs, ?a feral child with excessive eyeliner and an anti-authoritarian complex that would be interesting were it not so ill-informed,? and Cody Splunk,... more...

  • The Myth of Emptiness and the New American Literature of Placeby Wendy Harding

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    From the moment the first English-speaking explorers and settlers arrived on the North American continent, many have described its various locations and environments as empty. Indeed, much of American national history and culture is bound up with the idea that parts of the landscape are empty and thus open for colonization, settlement, economic improvement,... more...

  • India's Organic Farming Revolutionby Sapna E. Thottathil

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00

    Should you buy organic food? Is it just a status symbol, or is it really better for us? Is it really better for the environment? What about organic produce grown thousands of miles from our kitchens, or on massive corporately owned farms? Is ?local? or ?small-scale? better, even if it?s not organic? A lot of consumers who would like to do the right... more...

  • The Lovers Set Down Their Spoonsby Heather A. Slomski

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Winner of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award, Heather A. Slomski?s debut story collection takes loss as its primary subject and holds it up to the light. In prose spare and daring, poised yet startling, these stories take shape in reality, but reality, they sometimes show us, is not a separate realm from the fantastic or the surreal. Two couples meet... more...

  • An Infuriating Americanby Hal Crowther

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    As American journalism shape-shifts into multimedia pandemonium and seems to diminish rapidly in influence and integrity, the controversial career of H. L. Mencken, the most powerful individual journalist of the twentieth century, is a critical text for anyone concerned with the balance of power between the free press, the government, and the corporate... more...

  • Whitman among the Bohemiansby Joanna Levin; Edward Whitley

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    For several years just before and just after his 1860 edition of  Leaves of Grass  appeared, Walt Whitman regularly frequented Pfaff?s beer cellar in downtown Manhattan. The basement bar was the very center of mid-nineteenth-century American bohemian activity and was heavily patronized by writers, artists, musicians, actors, intellectuals, and radicals... more...

  • A Country So Full of Gameby James J. Dinsmore; Mark Muller

    University of Iowa Press 1994; US$ 32.95

    Indian agent Joseph Street said it well in 1833 when he described his trip across Iowa: “I had never rode through a country so full of game.” In the early 1800s Iowa's deep soil, free-flowing rivers and streams, and favorable climate had combined to produce the welcoming habitats that supported a surprising variety of animals. In his engaging,... more...

  • A Damned Iowa Greyhoundby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 21.00

    William Henry Harrison Clayton was one of nearly 75,000 soldiers from Iowa to join the Union ranks during the Civil War. Possessing a high school education and superior penmanship, Clayton served as a company clerk in the 19th Infantry, witnessing battles in the Trans-Mississippi theater. His diary and his correspondence with his family in Van... more...

  • A Hero Perishedby Paul Baender

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 29.95

    A Hero Perished tells Nile Kinnick's story. This grandson of an Iowa governor, the son of parents who disciplined him to strive for his measure of greatness, became a Heisman Trophy winner and national celebrity through a combination of talent and circumstance. Following his college successes, Kinnick began legal study to prepare for a political... more...