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- Emergency Press 2014; US$ 9.99
Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we?ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that center... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 22.00
This collection of essays pays tribute to Philip Levine as teacher and mentor. Throughout his fifty-year teaching career, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Levine taught scores of younger poets, many of whom went on to become famous in their own right. These forty essays honor and celebrate one of our most vivid and gifted poets. ... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; Not Available
Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays and exclusive book extras! Volume includes: ?Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us? ? David Brin From Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern , edited by Todd McCaffrey Exclusive Extra : "Painting the Dragonwriter Cover" - Michael Whelan Excerpts... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 18.00
The two thought-provoking, extended essays that make up Stories We Tell Ourselves draw from the author’s richly diverse experiences and history, taking the reader on a deeply pleasurable walk to several unexpectedly profound destinations. A steady accumulation of fascinating science, psychoanalytic theory, and cultural history—ranging... more...
- F+W Media 2013; US$ 3.99
This collection of semi-automatic shotgun stories, published in the past 10 years in the Double Gun Journal and other publications, features articles ranging from detailed, historical information about particular guns and gun makers, to more person accounts of favorite and unusual shotguns. If you have even a passing interest in popular shotguns,... more...
- Jagiellonian University Press 2012; US$ 40.00
Among many types of life-writing genres that recently have not only become central to contemporary academic discourse, but also attracted wide readership, the biographical novel deserves special attention. Authors on Authors examines biographical-novel-about-a-writer – a sub-genre of biographical novel which takes a real writer and his/her life... more...
- Nordic Academic Press 2012; US$ 41.99
Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf , this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of the age of chivalry. The rhyming verses are accompanied by prose renditions and commentary, making the work enjoyable reading for anyone with... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
Hard is his heart that loveth naught in May. Geoffrey Chaucer12 June: Male glow-worms, attracted by the light of the candles, come into the parlour. The distant hills look very blue. Gilbert White, 1791Join some of Englands best-loved writers in this day-by-day celebration of an English year, from the frosty mornings of... more...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 15.95
The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F. Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas. “It seemed to me,? Horenbein wrote, “that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land, as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants.? Wendell Berry?s second collection of essays, A Continuous Harmony was first published in... more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00
Shuttling between cultural comedies and political tragedies, Lawrence Weschler?s articles have throughout his long career intrigued readers with his unique insight into everything he examines, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Uncanny Valley continues the page-turning conversation as Weschler collects the best of his narrative nonfiction... more...