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- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
Most of us grow up knowing who we are and where we come from. Lisa Alther?s mother hailed from New York, her father from Virginia. One day a babysitter told Lisa about the Melungeons: six-fingered child-snatchers who hid in caves. Forgetting about these creepy kidnappers until she had a daughter of her own, Lisa learned they were actually an isolated... more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 39.99
In Travels with Ernest: Crossing the Literary/Sociological Divide, Laurel Richardson and Ernest Lockridge_accomplished sociologist and published novelist_explore the fascinating interplay between literary and ethnographic writing. The exciting result is an intriguing experimental text that simultaneously delves into, reveals, simplifies, and complicates... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
The powerful yet touching memoir of a Chinese-American woman and her grandmother by an extraordinarily talented author who has been compared to Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston. Leslie Li belongs to the illustrious Li family of Guilin, China. Her paternal grandfather, Li Zongren, was China's first elected vice president, to whom Chiang Kai-shek left... more...
- Wings Press 2013; US$ 9.99
In this first major collection in nearly a decade from a revered American poet, William Pitt Root concerns himself with those extremes?spiritual, physical, or both?at which social and cultural forms disintegrate, leaving the individual as an unshielded witness to transitioning miracles that induce a state of awe that cannot be diminished, diverted,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 41.00
La publication des Bienveillantes de Jonathan Littell (2006) a projeté sur l?avant-plan la figure inquiétante du « salaud » (ou du « monstre », ou du « bourreau ») prenant la parole. Cette figure n?est pas inédite. Au début des années cinquante, Robert Merle avait déjà octroyé le monopole narratif au monstre par excellence que fut Rudolf Höss, le commandant... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 15.99
InDark Sparring, Selina Tusitala Marsh combats family loss with all the techniques of poetry, ritual and Thai kickboxing at her disposal. The book brims with fluid, humming list poems, literary shoutouts and personal elegies, as Marsh takes us through her mother's diagnosis with cancer and the long journey out the other side of her illness. Along the... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 19.99
Michael Harlow's poetry has always embodied a dialogue with European literary traditions and his abiding theme, here as in his earlier books, is the search for language to express and convey the strangeness and mystery of the everyday. His use of word, image and rhythm is sophisticated and inventive and though there is a dark strain in this collection,... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99
Pennsylvania-born poet and journalist Irving Sidney Dix published a number of collections over the course of his literary career. The volume The Comet and Other Verses highlights Dix's ability to plumb the depths of everyday experiences and find profound meaning. Fans of traditional verse will appreciate these well-wrought poems. more...
- LSU Press 2013; US$ 9.95
Winner of the 2013 L. E. Phillabaum Poetry Award In her ninth collection of poetry, Kelly Cherry explores the domain of language. Clear and accessible, the poems in The Life and Death of Poetry examine the intricacies and limitations of communication and its ability to help us transcend our world and lives. The poet begins with silence and animal... more...
- LSU Press 2013; US$ 9.95
From the Mediterranean to the American West, the poems in Ron Smith's new collection move across time and place to find reliable truths through personal observation. Beyond his own experiences Smith draws from the lives of notable and diverse figures -- Edward Teller, Edgar Allan Poe, Mickey Mantle, Ezra Pound, Robert Penn Warren, Jesse Owens, Leni... more...