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University of Iowa Press

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  • Melville in His Own Timeby Steven Olsen-Smith

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    Owing to the decline of his contemporary fame and to decades of posthumous neglect, Herman Melville remains enigmatic to readers despite his status as one of America?s most securely canonical authors. Born into patrician wealth but plunged into poverty as a child, in 1840 he signed aboard the whaleship Acushnet in the midst of a nationwide depression... more...

  • Equal Before the Lawby Tom Witosky; Marc Hansen; Michael Gartner

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    ?We?ve been together in sickness and in health, through the death of his mother, through the adoption of our children, through four long years of this legal battle,? Jason Morgan told reporters of himself and his partner, Chuck Swaggerty. ?And if being together through all of that isn?t love and commitment or isn?t family or isn?t marriage, then I... more...

  • A Literary History of Iowaby Clarence A. Andrews

    University of Iowa Press 1972; US$ 29.95

    Originally published in 1972, A Literary History of Iowa, which features writers published in book form between 1856 and the late 1960s, returns to print. One of Iowa's native sons, Ellis Parker Butler, once said that in Iowa 12 dollars were spent for fertilizer each time a dollar was spent for literature. Many readers will be surprised to learn from... more...

  • A Secret To Be Burriedby Judy Nolte Lensink

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 42.95

    The sound of nineteenth-century women, once thought lost to us, is alive because ordinary women like Emily Hawley Gillespie gave voice to their thoughts in diaries. This condensed version of the 2,500-page journals of Emily Gillespie, faithfully written from 1858 to 1888, is a detailed account of rural Iowa life. More than this, it contains the... more...

  • Bachelor Bessby Philip L. Gerber; Paul Corey; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 1990; US$ 44.95

    In July 1909 twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth Corey left her Iowa farm to stake her claim to a South Dakota homestead. Over the next ten years, as she continued her schoolteaching career and carved out a home for herself in this inhospitable territory, she sent a steady stream of letters to her family back in Iowa. From the edge of modern America,... more...

  • Cardinal Pointsby Michael Pettit

    University of Iowa Press 1988; US$ 14.00

    Strung throughout the book are poems based on the Scottish photographer Eadwaerd Muybridge's Animal Locomotion, a historic photographic document. Pettit uses these pioneering images as the basis for his poetic dreaming, and the result is a poignant, integrated sequence of highly moving poems, studded between other vivid lyrics. more...

  • Domestic Architecture, Ethnicity, and Complementarity in the South-Central Andesby Mark S. Aldenderfer

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 47.95

    Domestic Architecture, Ethnicity, and Complementarity in the South-Central Andes is a comprehensive and challenging look at the burgeoning field of Andean domestic architecture. Aldenderfer and fourteen contributors use domestic architecture to explore two major topics in the prehistory of the south-central Andes: the development of different forms... more...

  • Flight Dreamsby Lisa Knopp; Albert E. Stone

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 45.95

    ?When I was eleven the world was filled with birds,?writes Lisa Knopp of her girlhood in Burlington, Iowa. Picking up where she left off in her first book, Field of Vision, Knopp knits together sections of her life story through a pattern of images drawn from nature. The most prevalent of these unifying themes are metaphors of flight?birds, wind,... more...

  • Hewing to Experienceby Sherman Paul

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95

    Hewing to Experience  charts Sherman Paul's course of coming to know William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, and Gary Snyder and the critical scholarship devoted to them as it provides an assessment of recent criticism. The initial section, on criticism and poetry, sets out many of the insistences that give this... more...

  • Invisible Darknessby Charles R. Larson

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 33.95

    Invisible Darkness offers a striking interpretation of the tortured lives of the two major novelists of the Harlem Renaissance: Jean Toomer, author of Cane (1923), and Nella Larsen, author of Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929). Charles R. Larson examines the common belief that both writers "disappeared" after the Harlem Renaissance and... more...