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University of Iowa Press

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  • (some of) The Adventures of Carlyle, My Imaginary Friendby Dainis Hazners

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 19.00

    At first glance these poems (which read like one long odyssey) seem sweet and peaceful?like taking a walk in the woods. But then, things turn darker: a storm blows in?and with it some Aliens, Ghost and Ghoul, the Hanging Man. Luckily, Carlyle has a few good friends such as Ruth, the Hag, the Boy, who are staunch and true and faithful. A whistling-in-the-dark... more...

  • 101 Tips to Getting the Residency You Wantby John Canady

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    Each year, more than 15,000 U.S. medical students—along with more than 18,000 graduates of foreign medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine—take part in the National Residency Matching Program, vying for a small number of positions in the United States. In this keenly competitive environment, they seek every advantage they can... more...

  • A Home in the Westby M. Emilia Rockwell; Sharon E. Wood

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This is the first novel published in Iowa. Printed in Dubuque in 1858, it was written to recruit emigrants to Iowa; what makes it unique among emigration literature is the fact that it was directed at women, using the form of a domestic novel loaded with gentle mothers and stalwart fathers, flower-gemmed prairies and vine-draped cottages, and lots... more...

  • A Vocabulary of Thinkingby Deborah M. Mix

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Using experimental style as a framework for close readings of writings produced by late twentieth-century North American women, Deborah Mix places Gertrude Stein at the center of a feminist and multicultural account of twentieth-century innovative writing. Her meticulously argued work maps literary affiliations that connect Stein to the work of Harryette... more...

  • Aggregate of Disturbancesby Michele Glazer

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    In Aggregate of Disturbances , Michele Glazer confronts the slipperiness of language and perception as she probes natural processes?the lives of insects, the uncertainty of love, and the deaths of human beings. Nature?s beauty interests Glazer less than the fact that it is chaotic, amoral, redundant, charming, and indifferent to human concern?qualities... more...

  • Alcott in Her Own Timeby Daniel Shealy

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    By 1888, twenty years after the publication of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was one of the most popular and successful authors America had yet produced. In her pre-Little Women days, she concocted blood-and-thunder tales for low wages; post-Little Women, she specialized in domestic novels and short stories for children. Collected here... more...

  • Behind the Linesby Philip Metres

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    Behind the Lines investigates American war resistance poetry from the Second World War through the Iraq wars. Rather than simply chronicling the genre, Philip Metres argues that this poetry gets to the heart of who is authorized to speak about war and how it can be represented. As such, he explores a largely neglected area of scholarship: the poet’s... more...

  • Cobble Circles and Standing Stonesby Jeffrey Quilter

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 30.00

    In this first-person tale of archaeological adventure in the tropical forest, Jeffrey Quilter tells the story of his excavation of Rivas, a great ceremonial center at the foot of the Talamanca Mountain range, which flourished between A.D. 900 and 1300, and its fabled gold-filled cemetery, the Panteˇn de La Reina. Beginning with the 1992 field season... more...

  • Cosmopolitical Claimsby B. Venkat Mani

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Cosmopolitical Claims is a profoundly original study of the works of Sten Nadonly, Emine Sevgi Ízdamar, Feridun Zaimoglu, and 2006 Nobel prize in literature recipient Orhan Pamuk. Rather than using the proverbial hyphen in ?Turkish-German? to indicate a culture caught between two nations, Venkat Mani is interested in how Turkish-German literature engages... more...

  • Czech Theatre Design in the Twentieth Centuryby Joe Brandesky

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    This compilation of essays and images reveals an essential and valuable component of Czech contributions to the world of modern theatre heretofore largely unseen outside the country itself. Featuring the craft of twenty-seven of the best stage and costume designers of the twentieth century,Brandesky supplies ample evidence of their consistently high... more...