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- LSU Press 2013; US$ 29.95
This volume is the first of a planned series of casebooks to be published by the Cormac McCarthy Society. It is an expanded and updated version of the fourth volume of The Cormac McCarthy Journal, originally released in 2006 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the novel. The original edition consisted of papers and lectures given at the conference,... more...
- LSU Press 2013; US$ 9.99
Praise for David Kirby "Kirby is exuberant, irrepressible, maniacal and remarkably entertaining.... Okay, let me just say it: he is a wonderful poet." -- Steve Kowit, San Diego Union-Tribune "Kirby's voice and matter (teaching, literature, traveling, rock 'n' roll, everyday bozohood) are utterly personal and, despite all the laughter, ultimately... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 7.26
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION In 2007 Rebecca Goss's newborn daughter Ella was diagnosed with Severe Ebstein's Anomaly, a rare and incurable heart condition. She lived for sixteen months.Her Birth is a book-length sequence of poems beginning with Ella's birth, her short life and her death, and ending with the joys and complexities... more...
- Seren 2013; US$ 13.11
Shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, She Inserts the Key is a startlingly good debut by Marianne Burton. Often dark, but with a sharply concise and compelling style, these poems draw you in with a 'look at this!' urgency. This is a collection of voices: dodos and wallpaper chant obsessively, a cheese weeps for the calf... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 12.99
Born in the small, eastern Kentucky coal-mining town of Harlan, George Ella Lyon began her career with Mountain , a chapbook of poems. She has since published many more books in multiple genres and for readers of all ages, but poetry remains at the heart of her work. Many-Storied House is her fifth collection. While teaching aspiring writers,... more...
- 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...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 22.99
At a time in her life when she once thought a person should have been well settled in for the long haul, Sandor and her new beloved set out to being a new life together. They buy an old house on the border between the large university, which employs them both, and a small urban/student ?wilderness.? Sandor?s young daughter, Hannah, divides her time... 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...
- 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...
- 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...