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University of Iowa Press

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  • Music for the Melodramatic Theatre in Nineteenth-Century London and New Yorkby Michael V. Pisani

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Throughout the nineteenth century, people heard more music in the theatre?accompanying popular dramas such as Frankenstein , Oliver Twist , Uncle Tom?s Cabin , Lady Audley?s Secret , The Corsican Brothers , The Three Musketeers , as well as historical romances by Shakespeare and Schiller?than they did in almost any other area of their lives.... more...

  • The Iowa State Fairby Kurt Ullrich

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Every year in early August, a breeze borne by silent messengers from another time blows through Iowa. It carries a whiff of something wonderful, something far off and a bit unclear, yet oddly familiar. It's a reminder that an extraordinary annual event is about to take place, just as it has for more than 150 years: the Iowa State Fair. In 2013,... more...

  • A Prairie Populistby Jane Taylor Nelsen; Albert E. Stone

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 27.95

    Populist singer, Mid-Roader, editor, publisher, wife, mother of eleven, Luna Kellie was a well-informed, fervent member of the Farmers' Alliance movement in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Radicalized by railroad monopolies, corrupt government, recurring drought, heavy mortgages, and a desperate combination of rising costs and falling... more...

  • A Robert Coles Omnibusby Robert Coles

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 25.95

    This new paperback brings together eighteen previously uncollected essays by the distinguished Robert Coles as well as the celebrated literary essays published in That Red Wheelbarrow and Time of Surrender. more...

  • Birds of an Iowa Dooryardby Althea R. Sherman; Marcia Myers Bonta

    University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 26.00

    Now available in paperback with a new foreword by Marcia Myers Bonta,  Birds of an Iowa Dooryard  contains Althea Sherman's often caustic, always careful studies of the phoebes, wrens, cuckoos, rails, catbirds, owls, flickers, and many other species that inhabited her Acre of Birds in northern Iowa.  Birds of an Iowa Dooryard,  first... more...

  • Broken Heartlandby Osha Gray Davidson

    University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 27.95

    Between 1940 and the mid 1980s, farm production expenses in America's Heartland tripled, capital purchases quadrupled, interest payments jumped tenfold, profits fell by 10 percent, the number of farmers decreased by two-thirds, and nearly every farming community lost population, businesses, and economic stability. Growth for these desperate... more...

  • Edge Effectsby Chris Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 23.95

    Buying his dream house several years ago on the forest's edge near Corvallis, Oregon, essayist Chris Anderson hoped to find the joys of rural living. Despite interminable Mr. Blandings experiences, he lived embowered by 12,000 acres of seemingly endless fir trees. But not for long. The McDonald-Dunn Forest was about to become the site of a disturbing... more...

  • Feminist Fabulationby Marleen S. Barr

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 31.95

    The surprising and controversial thesis of Feminist Fabulation is unflinching: the postmodern canon has systematically excluded a wide range of important women's writing by dismissing it as genre fiction. Marleen Barr issues an urgent call for a corrective, for the recognition of a new meta- or supergenre of contemporary writing--feminist fabulation--which... more...

  • Hard Placesby Richard V. Francaviglia; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 1997; US$ 24.00

    Working with the premise that there are much meaning and value in the "repelling beauty" of mining landscapes, Richard Francaviglia identifies the visual clues that indicate an area has been mined and tells us how to read them, showing the interconnections among all of America's major mining districts. With a style as bold as the landscape... 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...