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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 Place for Humilityby Christine Gerhardt

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are widely acknowledged as two of America?s foremost nature poets, primarily due to their explorations of natural phenomena as evocative symbols for cultural developments, individual experiences, and poetry itself. Yet for all their metaphorical suggestiveness, Dickinson?s and Whitman?s poems about the natural world... more...

  • Campaign Inc.by Henry F. Jr. De Sio.

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00

    It takes more than an excellent candidate to win elections; it takes an outstanding campaign organization, too. Campaign Inc. is the story of how leadership and organization propelled Barack Obama to the White House. As the chief operating officer of Obama?s 2008 presidential campaign, Henry F. De Sio, Jr., was positioned to view this historic campaign... more...

  • Leaving the Pink Houseby Ladette Randolph

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 18.00

    Ladette Randolph understands her life best through the houses she has inhabited. From the isolated farmhouse of her childhood, to the series of houses her family occupied in small towns across Nebraska as her father pursued his dream of becoming a minister, to the equally small houses she lived in as a single mother and graduate student, houses have... more...

  • Tricksterby Randall Potts

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 18.50

    Trickster opens with a crank call to the reader: ?How was I to know / You were thin, your garden / Was covered in smoke / That you sat in your house / Coughing?? Over the course of these beautiful and eerily accomplished poems, Potts's reader is taken on a journey that is at once time-scarred and resolutely contemporary, earthy and haunted, moving... more...

  • Up in Hereby Mark Dostert

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00

    Raised in a comfortable Dallas suburb, Mark Dostert crossed cultural and socioeconomic boundaries as a college student by volunteering as a counselor at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, Chicago?s infamous 500-cell juvenile jail, known locally as the Audy Home. Inmates there had been indicted on first-degree murder, rape, and carjacking... more...

  • Congotronicby Shane Book

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 18.50

    At once original, strange, funny, and unnerving, Shane Book?s Congotronic takes the reader into unstable territory, where multiple layers of voice, diction, and music collide. Some of these poems have the sparse directness of a kind of bleak prayer; others mingle the earthbound rhythms of hip-hop with the will-to-transcendence of high Romanticism.... 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 Place Of Senseby Michael Martone

    University of Iowa Press 1988; US$ 25.95

    Collected here are essays by Louise Erdrich, Michael Rosen, Gary Comstock, Mary Swander and Jane Staw, David Hamilton, Janet Kauffman, Douglas Bauer, and Michael Martone. Sixteen black-and-white photographs by David Plowden illustrate the sweeping territory covered in the essays. Together they bring a new understanding of the moods, emotions, people,... more...