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University of Iowa Press

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  • After the End of Historyby Samuel Cohen

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 33.00

    In this bold book, Samuel Cohen asserts the literary and historical importance of the period between the fall of the Berlin wall and that of the Twin Towers in New York. With refreshing clarity, he examines six 1990s novels and two post-9/11 novels that explore the impact of the end of the Cold War: Pynchon's Mason & Dixon, Roth's American Pastoral,... 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...

  • Ambiguity and Gender in the New Novel of Brazil and Spanish Americaby Judith A. Payne; Earl E. Fitz

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 29.95

    In this first book-length study to compare the "new novels" of both Spanish America and Brazil, the authors deftly examine the differing perceptions of ambiguity as they apply to questions of gender and the participation of females and males in the establishment of Latin American narrative models. Their daring thesis: the Brazilian new novel developed... more...

  • Ancient Nasca Settlementby Helaine Silverman

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 60.00

    Nasca society arose on the south coast of Peru two thousand years ago and evolved over the course of the next seven hundred years. Helaine Silverman's long-term, multistage work on the south coast of Peru has established her as one of the world's preeminent authorities on this brilliant and enigmatic civilization.  Ancient Nasca Settlement and... more...

  • Andean Expressionsby George F. Lau

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Flourishing from A.D. 1 to 700, the Recuay inhabited lands in northern Peru just below the imposing glaciers of the highest mountain chain in the tropics. Thriving on an economy of high-altitude crops and camelid herding, they left behind finely made artworks and grand palatial buildings with an unprecedented aesthetic and a high degree of technical... more...

  • August Wilsonby Alan Nadel

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Just prior to his death in 2005, August Wilson, arguably the most important American playwright of the last quarter-century, completed an ambitious cycle of ten plays, each set in a different decade of the twentieth century. Known as the Twentieth-Century Cycle or the Pittsburgh Cycle, the plays, which portrayed the struggles of African-Americans,... more...

  • Bodies on the Lineby Raphael Allison

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Bodies on the Line offers the first sustained study of the poetry reading in its most formative period: the 1960s. Raphael Allison closely examines a vast archive of audio recordings of several key postwar American poets to explore the social and literary context of the sixties poetry reading, which is characterized by contrasting differing styles... more...

  • Botanical Companionsby Frieda Knobloch; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    In her luminous inquiry into the intricate connections among work, place, and people, Frieda Knobloch explores the lives of two Rocky Mountain botanists, Aven Nelson (1859-1952) and Ruth Ashton Nelson (1896-1987). Aven was a professor of botany at the University of Wyoming for many years; Ruth compiled field guides to Rocky Mountain plants and wrote... more...

  • Callachacaby Susan A. Niles

    University of Iowa Press 1987; US$ 29.95

    Inca constructions, designed to conform to a state aesthetic, reveal the worldview of these masters of social and architectural engineering. In her meticulous analysis of Callachaca?the fifteenth-century estate of the royal Amaro Topa Inca and his retainers near the ancient capital of Cuzco?Susan Niles shows us that the physical order seen in this... 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...