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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...

  • 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 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 Lucky American Childhoodby Paul Engle; Albert E. Stone

    University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 24.95

    More than any other individual, Paul Engle was the spirited force behind the creative writing workshops now so abundant in America. His indomitable nature, enthusiasm, and great persuasive powers, coupled with his distinguished reputation as a poet, loomed large behind the founding of the influential Iowa Writers' Workshop.   A Lucky American... 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...

  • 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 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...

  • After the West Was Wonby Paula M. Nelson

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95

    "In this well-written monograph Paula M. Nelson tells the story of the settlement of 'west river country,' that part of South Dakota west of the Missouri River....Nelson's major contribution is her reconstruction of the social life of this generation of settlers....Nelson is particularly sensitive to the experience of pioneer women, both those who... more...

  • All Contraries Confoundedby Karen Kaivola

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 25.95

    This insightful volume extends feminist critical studies of twentieth-century women writers as it examines the complex ways female subjectivity experiences and is shaped by gender and power in literary texts. Because of the ways ambivalence and contradiction operate in the works of Woolf, Barnes, and Duras, to read them is to able to interrogate and... more...